Our college is named after St. Joseph Vaz, the first Goan Saint who was canonized by Pope Francis on 14th January 2015, at Galle face in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
St. Joseph Vaz himself was an educator par excellence, who from 1655-1711 inspired many as an exemplary teacher. The apostolate of education that he undertook more than three hundred years ago is still relevant even today. His foresight of opening schools and using education for enlightening citizens as well as for proclamation of the Good News is praiseworthy. He believed that through education he could achieve the transformation and progress of individuals as well as of society.
St. Joseph Vaz Educational Society is a sister concern of the Diocesan Society of Education, the largest Educational Society running over 100 educational institutions in the State of Goa and providing quality education to the students enrolled in its institutions. Diocesan Society of Education, established in the year 1974, has been continuously striving to provide spiritual, humanizing, liberating and quality education which has become a gateway to moral, socio-cultural and economic development of persons and thereby of the nation.
St. Joseph Vaz Educational Society, having realized the need of opening an Institution of Higher Education, decided to establish a College of Science named St. Joseph Vaz College to perpetuate the memory of the first Goan Saint for posterity. The College, located in Cortalim, is running an undergraduate course in Science faculty. New job oriented programmes will be introduced in the years to come to cater to the needs of industries and companies. It aims at providing to the stakeholders value and skilled based education.
The College is affiliated to Goa University and recognized by Government of Goa. St. Joseph Vaz College will always attempt to provide a platform for young minds to enhance their knowledge and skills and thereby contribute to the growth of education in the State and Country.