Most Rev Dr. K. A. William
Bishop of Mysore Diocese
Rev. Fr. Vijay Kumar
Secretary & Correspondent MDES
Dr. Niveditha V


Mysore Diocesan Educational Society (MDES) is a Registered Society, constituted to administer, manage and co-ordinate effective, efficient and smooth functioning of institutions started in the Catholic Diocese of Mysore. It is one of the best known Catholic Educational Socities promoting the cause of Educational Ministry even in the remote village of  Karnataka. Even prior to 1966 and the registration of the Mysore Diocesan Educational Society, many institutions were started and administered by our diocese directly.

Presently MDES administers 130 institutions from Nursery to Post – Graduation levels in the four districts of Karnataka namely Mysore, Mandya, Kodagu and Chamarajanagara. (list of schools below). This year being the golden jubilee year, we celebrate and commemorate what MDES has accomplished in the field of education through its yeoman service which has borne rich dividend touching the lives of more than a lakh students and transforming them and bringing about visible progress, not just in cities but also in remote rural areas. Our alumni have crossed boundaries and borders and have left their indelible mark in different sectors.

It is with great pride and a sense of satisfaction that we have the newly opened institutions during the year 2016, they are St. Joseph’s College for women at Sathagalli (Commerce and Arts), St. Joseph’s Evening College at Jayalakshmipuram (Commerce and Arts), St. Joseph’s Nursery and class XI at Yelwal and St. Joseph’s at Rajivnagar, Mysore.

Rev. Fr. Vijaykumar

Secretary and Correspondent 

MDES, Mysuru-12.  



It is my passionate perception as an educational leader to promote the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation and implementation of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the teaching community of St.Joseph’s First Grade College, Mysore.

We are committed to adding value to each student through the provision of programmes that are designed to support, nurture and enrich their lives. St.Joesph’s College strives to open new doors for each child by acknowledging and encouraging personal interests, talents and needs.

At St.Joseph’s First Grade College, we endeavour to offer an educational programme that is innovative, reflecting best practice and catering for a broad academic range. We aim to empower students to exercise their talents responsibly by leading a fulfilling life and making an active contribution towards social justice and the common good.

St.Joseph’s College strives to provide students with a stimulating and safe environment in order for a meaningful learning to take place. Most importantly we insist on selecting and appointing quality, committed, enthusiastic and talented teachers who are passionate about educating youths. We value our staff and are committed in selecting educators who will engage each child in a learning path that is exciting, authentic and importantly, relevant to his or her own interests.

I warmly welcome you to visit our Campus and meet with me. I am sure that you will appreciate the dynamic and caring culture that is so much a part of our wonderful college.

Dr. Niveditha V


St. Joseph’s First Grade College

Jayalakshmipuram, Mysuru-12.