The Library is situated near the main entrance of the campus in the Main Block and caters to the information needs of the students and staff. The Library offers excellent reference services, facilities and atmosphere most conducive to scholarly pursuit. It can accommodate one hundred and eighty users at a time. The library has a team of nine staff members to provide library service to the students.
- Total Area – 6820 Sq. Ft.
- Total No. of Books – 64,460
- Working Hours
- Regular days: Open on all working days
- Book Issue Time for UG Students: 8.30AM – 4.30 P.M.
- Open Access Time for PG Students: 8.30AM – 4.30 P.M.
St. John’s College has a beautiful and spacious Chapel. It can accommodate about 400 persons. Its serene atmosphere contributes to the spiritual needs of the students. Morning worship is held in the College Chapel from 8.10 - 8.25 a.m. and is attended by Staff and students of different faiths.
Staff and Students Co - Operative Stores
St. John’s College Staff and students Co-operative Stores Ltd., a registered co-operative society (T.T.119) has been functioning in the College premises. It renders useful service to the students and staff members with regard to the purchase of essential commodities and other stationary items. The society is service oriented and generates only a very bare minimum of profit. All the students studying at St. John’s College are made members of the stores and they have to abide by the obligation of membership, subject to the provisions of By-laws.
A branch of the fully computerised Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank is housed in a spacious building inside the College premises. The bank takes on itself the task of collecting the university examination fees, admission fees, tuition fees, disbursing scholarships and so on. Salary for the teaching and non-teaching staff is also disbursed through this bank. All transactions related to our College are done through this bank. The Bank provides loans to the teaching and non-teaching staff of our College. The presence of the Bank in the College Campus is very useful to the students, staff and management of our College and also to the people living in this area.
A Canteen is functioning in the College Campus. Many students and a few members of the staff regularly have their lunch in the Canteen. The Canteen also serves refreshments, coffee, tea and cool drinks. The Canteen does the catering work whenever there is a function in the College.
Information and Communication
Internet facility is available in St. John’s College Library. Internet services are available to students and members of the staff. The Photo copier is a boon to administrative and academic work in the College. Intercom facility connecting different departments makes the functioning of the Departments more efficient. There is a PA system for making common announcements.
The College has two spacious hostels for boys. For the benefit and convenience of the students of St. John’s College single room facilities for about 120 students and double room facilities for about 180 students are made available at St. Paul’s Hostel and Bishop Selwyn Hostel respectively for men. There are 100 rooms (including 4 sub-warden rooms) and 129 rooms (including 2 sub-warden, 1 warden, 1 Guest room) in Bishop Selwyn Hostel and St. Paul’s Hall respectively. The campus area of Bp. Selwyn Hostel is 1288.82 Sq.m. and of St. Paul’s Hall is 1829.61 Sq.m
The Women’s hostel run by the management of St. John’s College is called Sharon Hostel. The Sharon hostel comprises the buildings of Sharon, the main hostel, Dammer’s Bungalow and three other buildings 2C, 2D and 2F. Sharon hostel accommodates around 300 students.
St. John’s Botanical Garden, which was established in our Campus in 2002, with the sponsorship of the Department of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India, is unique of its kind. Under the ex situ conservation programmes, a few rarest of the rare and ecologically significant plant species are preserved and grown .
This garden abounds in medicinal plants. More than 100 species of medicinal plants cater to the needs of the College, School students and even to the public. It must be recorded here that the sick and the weak are cured and strengthened with these plants, without any side-effect.
Our vision and mission in establishing St. John’s Garden is to preserve, grow and maintain a wild gene bank. In the near future, we believe that this garden will be the source and resource for many farmers who come forward to cultivate medicinal plants. Those days are not far away from now!
An animal house has been constructed, specially, to rear bats in the Zoology research centre. This is used to study minimum requirements for keeping tropical fruit bats in captivity. This will help to care the orphan bats or injured bats, to keep these animals in zoo to get scientific information on growth studies, energetics, physiological and behavioural components.
Many research works have been carried out using this animal house and projects were completed using this facilities. More than 10 M.Phil projects were accomplished and 5 PhD programmes were completed using this rearing chamber.
Sericulture Research Centre
Indian silk industry has been making a steady and sustained growth for the past four decades only by applying improved technologies in mulberry cultivation and silkworm rearing. This has also become a lucrative and remunerative enterprise. This is achieved by establishing research network. Sericulture is also an environmental friendly enterprise enabling regular income at short intervals. The main focus in particular areas is to give hands-on training to youth.
The Sericulture laboratory was constructed with this objective utilising the financial assistance received from UGC for vocational sericulture course between the years 1997 and 2002. Since then, much effort has been taken to maintain a mulberry garden of V1 variety, a recently evolved plant. Our farm has now become the nodal point to supply V1 cuttings to farmers in Tirunelveli District.
The centre has enough infrastructure to rear layings at a time and is also designed to grow bivoltine races too. The lab is also suitable for egg production. The centre has produced 2 Ph.Ds - more than 25 MPhil scholars. Most of the research work is focused on evolving region specific varieties both silk worm races as well as mulberry variety. The equipments and appliances available in the centre have been profitably utilized till date by students of BSc Zoology who get practical training in rearing silkworms of many varieties.
Bishop Stphen Neill Study and Research Centre
This Centre was founded in 1992. It is located at St John’s College Hostel Campus. Its primary purpose was and continues to be to collect and preserve books, documents, and manuscripts relating to the history of the Diocese of Tirunelveli, Church of South India , and encourage research in it. Today the Centre operates on four fronts.
Audio Visual Room
Two spacious audio visual rooms have been established with audio visual facilities to benefit students/researchers. One of them is air conditioned. The main aim is to avail the benefits of recent technology in the process of learning & teaching students with modern audio visual aids. An LCD projector, a Computer with latest configuration, a Public Address system , an OHP, a T.V., and a VCP are the major audio visual equipments available in this room. Researchers/ students from all departments of our College are making use of this facility. A good, and a rare collection of Video Cassettes and CDs are available in the Audio Visual Library. Recent releases are added periodically every month.