St. Joseph's College for Women,Alappuzha, is a preeminent institution of higher education in the historic town of Alappuzha. It has rendered yeoman service in the upliftment of the backward and downtrodden masses, by prioritizing and promoting women's education and welfare in the coastal belt. Managed by the Canossian Educational Society, it is the flagship institution of Canossian Daughters of Charity, the international order of missionary nuns founded by St. Magdalene of Canossa, in Italy. Established on 1 July, 1954, the college has registered remarkable progress the past 56 years. Endorsing value based education, the college upholds the motto "virtue and knowledge" providing young women opportunities for their intellectual, moral and spiritual growth as well as career development.
Library: College library acts as a pillar strongly supporting and catering to the wide and challenging requirements of the students and faculty members. The library is well equipped with more than 42,000 books and 60 periodicals. Library is fully automated using full-featured open-source ILS KOHA. The library catalogue (WEBOPAC) is accessible allover the campus through intranet..
Canteen: The canteen is meant only for the bonafide students of this college.Our college canteen is blessed with family atmosphere, with a variety of delicacies, touched by a home made flavour, cooked to perfection and served with a great courtesy.
Computer Lab: There are two well equipped computer labs for academic activities as well as conducting course and training programs .It is a Cyber centre also. Teachers and students of this college can avail themselves of the internet and e-mail facilities here.Computer literacy programmes for staff and students and various IT courses are offered. It is glared in such a manner that it can meet the new developments in the information world.
Laboratories: College departments have well equipped and modern technology labs for, post graduation and for degree courses.
Chapel :There is a Chapel in the Campus.
The college hostel provides accommodation to about 150 students. Those seeking admission to the college hostel shall submit the application in the prescribed application form available at the hostel office to the warden at the time of admission. Admission to the hostel is made only after admission to the college. Only on the remittance of fees and deposits prescribed, will a student be considered and admitted to the hostel. Enrolled as a member of the hostel, the student is placed under the care of the warden and shall be bound by the rules of the hostel. Students not living with their parents are required to stay in the college hostel or in the hostels approved by the Principal. Change of residence of the students should be duly reported to the Principal.