SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE
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.