The Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Tarbes was founded in the year 1843 in Tarbes, in France by six young peasant girls, who had a special experience of God which urged them to live ‘only for God and for others’. They became sensitive to the needs of the people around responded enthusiastically to the call to educate children, to care for the sick, poor and the needy and other forms of service according to the needs of the people without any discrimination. Under the leadership of Mother Marie Des Anges, the first Superior General who herself was an experienced, energetic, competent and exemplary educator, who started many schools.After establishing itself in European countries the institute spread out its wings to India and South America. The Indian province was started in the year 1882, in Bangalore. It is in 1900, St. Joseph’s Convent European school was started in Coonoor, Nilgiris. Providence college is an off-spring of St. Joseph’s Convent School, established in the year 1966 by Mother Marie Theresa, the then superior of St. Joseph’s Convent School, Coonoor for the continuity of the girls education in and around the Nilgiris, irrespective of caste and creed.



“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but make our life in harmony with all existence” Rabindranath Tagore. Living in harmony with people and nature is a value for us in the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes. Based on our vision and motto we here at Providence aim at achieving academic excellence and holistic education, to equip our students to face the realities of life and challenges that come on their way in their career and family situations. Imparting holistic education is inherent in our system in order to promote a society based on love, justice, equality, truth and compassion. While our dedicated faculty groom students to achieve the highest intellectual standard possible, they are also motivated to be creative and critical thinkers. Our curriculum prepares the students to be leaders with moral depth, spiritual and intellectual capacity to meet the demands of the fast-changing-society. I am extremely proud of the rich tradition of providing a family atmosphere to our staff and students who come to us from various parts of the country and abroad. On our website you can see more about our college programs offered, faculty and alumni who form the strength of the college. Our college is recognised for its credibility in serving the poor and the marginalized through extension work and outreach programs. You are welcome to visit our spectacular campus, which is surrounded by greenery, fresh air and serenity.

Rev.Sr.Anne Pamplani




I wish peace, prosperity, good health and happiness to all who enter the portals of Providence through this website. Providence is the abode of knowledge, enshrined in the scenic beauty of the Nilgiris, radiating faith, wisdom and service to humanity. Providencians believe in the expression, " walk the talk" and like the fragrant blossoms that bloom in silence, strength is gained when others are oblivious to the "growth which takes place in silence". 'Providence' defies verbal definition and is an 'experience' where one's progress is experienced by the individual which cannot be explained. Therefore I choose not to be verbose but simply invite the 'thirsty' for knowledge to experience Providence within its campus to quench your thirst. Welcome and God bless.

Rev.Sr.Dr.Sheela V.J.


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