The Jeppiaar Educational Trust aims at imparting technical education to the aspiring youth of India. St. Josephs College of Engineering under the aegis of Jeppiaar educational trust was instituted in the year 1994 in accordance with the general policy of government of Tamilnadu. It gives high priority to Technical Education in order to meet the growing demands of trained engineers to various industrial and development projects in Tamil nadu and the rest of India. The Institution has been declared as a Christian Minority Institution by appropriate authorities. The Jeppiaar Educational Trust is headed by Dr.Jeppiaar, Ph.D., M.A., B.L.