In 2018, the Old Boys' Association of St. Joseph’s Boys' High School, fondly referred to as the ‘OBA’, completed 100 years of its existence. From a humble beginning in 1918, the OBA has grown into a mammoth organization with representation all over the world. Over the years, chapters have existed at places as varied as Rangoon, Kenya, Dar-es-Salaam, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Chennai. Currently, chapters are alive in the Middle East, North America, UK and closer home at Coorg, Goa, Kerala, Mangalore and North India.

Mighty Mighty Josephites

Abraham, Sunil

Aldrin, Anil

Anklesaria, Jimmy

Aranha, Gerard

Babu Khan, Basheeruddin

Baliga, Ragavendra R.

Banerjee, Dipankar

Bharat, Krishna

Bhatia, Sabeer

Castelino, Rohan

Chandran, Clarence

Chinapa, Nikhil

Chinnappa, Trishul

Corner, Robin

Da Costa, SJ, Fr. Hedwig

de Miranda, Mario

De Sousa, Walter

Dikshit, Sandeep

Dravid, Rahul

Fernandes, Paul

Fownes, Caspar

Fownes, Lawrence

Furtado, SJ, Fr. Simon

Gomes, Ben

Gowda, Rajeev

Habibulla, Hakimuddin

Hayde, Brigadier Desmond

Jansen, Patrick

Jerome, Jayakar

Kamath, Nandan

Kasi, Vijay

Khaleel, Fazal

Khanna, Tarun

KK, Raghava

Kurian, George

Kurian, Thomas

Kuttanna, Belliappa

Liang, Lawrence

Lobo, Neil

Lobo, Ryan

Maini, Chetan

Mani, Arvind

Martin, Gerard

Mascarenhas, Mark

Melwani, Ravi

Menon, Brigadier Venu

Miranda, Luis

Nambiar, Ajit

Nayak, Anand

Nayak, Ashok

Paes, Vece

Pai, Arun

Pillay, Joe

Poncha, Rehan

Punjabi, Vijay

Rajan, Clement

Ratnam, Maj. Sylvester Rajesh

Razak, Irfan

Rego, Lt. Col. Christopher

Sachdev, Subir

Santosh, CS

Sarpeshkar, Rahul

Sathe, R. D.

Shetty, Nitesh

Somesh, Sandeep

Sridhar, Anup

Stracey, Eric

Stracey, Patrick

Sunawala, Darius

Tarapore, Shavir

Uthappa, Robin

Vaidyanathan, Siddhartha

Vardhan, Venkat

Vedantam, Shankar

Vincent, Lloyd

Vishwanath, Ashwin

Vishwanath, Sadanand

Wilson, Eustace


OBA Award For Significant Achievement, Presented To
Dr. Anand Vinekar
By The Old Boys' Association, St. Joseph's Boys' High School
For The Year 2019

To give somebody the gift of sight is a most noble act. To have prevented blindness in over 2500 premature infants and counting is thus exponentially more blessed. More+

OBA Award For Significant Achievement, Presented To
Rahul Tadimalla
By The Old Boys' Association, St. Joseph's Boys' High School
For The Year 2019

Rahul Tadimalla, 'Toddy', as you are affectionately called, you are one of those blessed human beings who are remembered for the positive influences they have had on so many different More+

Oba Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To
Cecil Noronha
By The Old Boys' Association, St. Joseph's Boys' High School
For The Year 2019

What started as a young handsome lad entering St. Anthony's Boys School in 1943 and had a long and rewarding career through St. Joseph's, culminated More+

OBA Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented To
Air Marshal Trevor R J Osman, PVSM AVSM
By The Old Boys' Association, St. Joseph's Boys' High School
For The Year 2019

There are old boys beyond number who have exemplified the Josephite spirit as they excelled in their chosen fields and did their alma mater proud. More+

OBA Lifetime Achievement Award Presented To
Stan Thekaekara
By The Old Boys' Association, St. Joseph's Boys' High School
For The Year 2019

Stan Thekackara, activist, thinker and social entrepreneur, has worked for over 40 years in the field of human rights and development. More+

SJBHS OBA Connect - North America 2018
Months of meticulous planning culminated in a high energy North America Connect - in attendance were 120+ Josephites and their families, batches ranging from 1963 to 2014 - all the way from India, United Kingdom, Canada, and across the United States. The banquet on Sat, May 26 was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dulles More+

SJBHS OBA Connect - Kerala 2018
A blog post by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)

Our school St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore is celebrating 160 years of providing a well-rounded education to students of all sections of society, while our alumni association - known as the Old Boys' Association - is celebrating a 100 years of camaraderie, networking and giving back to our Alma Mater. More+

Dr Ragaven Baliga (1975)
Ragavendra R Baliga, MBBS, DNB (New Delhi), MD, MBA, FRCP (Edin), FACP, FACC has excelled as an educator on three continents including Asia, Europe and North America and is passionate about educating the lay public, medical students, internal medicine residents, cardiology fellows and CME for cardiologists. More+

OBA Day 2016 and Back to School 2016
A blog post by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)

The OBA Day celebrations began with the Holy Mass in the School Chapel at 7AM on Sunday, September 4, 2016 followed by paying solemn tributes to Old Boy martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for the country in the great wars. The WW memorial in School is one of the few in Bangalore. More+

OBA Calling
Continuing from the success of the “Back to School” event held in Sept 2015, the OBA will host the 2016 event in the Concert Hall in School on Friday, 2 Sept, at 7PM. Looking way back, the Batch of 1956 will celebrate 60 years of being Old Boys. Similarly, other batches will celebrate 50 years of passing out of School, 40 years and so on. More+

The recently concluded Kerala OBA Connect at Marari Beach Resort on 21 st of May 2016 was well attended with 37 old boys with their family members.
Mr. Sashi Lewis and our Chapter President, Thommen Karimpanal presided over the meeting which commenced with the school song lead by Tommy Vallikappen. More+

SJBHS OBA Connect - Kerala 2016, a blog by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)
The much awaited event when Old Boys from far and near- some old, some not so old and some young - get together to reminisce about old times at SJBHS has finally arrived, the first of the calendar year 2016.

Prestige SJBHS OBA Golf Tournament - results:
Individual Open Category:
Winner - David D'Souza (1981)
Runner-up - Amitabh Poddar (1986)

The Coorg OBA Connect was held on 10th October 2015 at Capitol Village Resort, Madikeri, Coorg.
The program was:
4.00 To 6.00pm: Football. Inter House Shuttle Relay. Coffee, Snacks, Beer!!!

Dr. Gerard Aranha (1960) - magnifico of medicine
Dr. Gerard Aranha of Loyola University has earned yet another round of plaudits for his professional achievements. A surgical oncologist at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, Gerard was counted among the magnificos of medicine when he was named in August to Newsweek’s very exclusive List of Top Cancer Doctors 2015. More+

OBA Day - 2015, a blog by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)
The celebration of the Old Boys' Association (OBA) Day is a highly anticipated event every year at St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore. While the OBA itself is close to a 100 years old, the School is 107 years and going strong. The OBA is a pillar of strength within the school's fabric, driving and supporting several initiatives to benefit students More+

Citation for Ragavendra R. Baliga
Recipient of the OBA Lifetime Achievement Award - 2015

Dr. Ragavendra R Baliga, MD, DNB, MBA, FACC, FACP, FRCP (Edin), is Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University and Associate Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. More+

The Presidential Address at the AGM held on September 6, 2015
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen:
I love to say this “I said this last year, and I shall say it agaayn”
I like to have a little drink before I speak, to dull the pain
In my throat, so I can be heard at the back, now that you are so many
Since you have made me an instrument of all your….money! More+

An Ode to Our Alma Mater
Proud are we to be alumni of St Joseph’s,
And for this we are all thankful to the founding father St. Ignatius,
It is because of the Brothers and Fathers Jesuit,
Every alumnus is an outstanding graduate.

The View from down the Road
I am a “dyed-in-the wool” Josephite; and so is Christopher Rego – Chris, from the batch of 1976 of St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, is senior to me by 14 years. Both of us unabashedly acknowledge that we owe all of what we are today to that hallowed institution, a foundational and inspirational rock on which several young men

Giving back to school...
Memories of school always evoke sweet nostalgia for me - as it does with all our Josephites. Today I had come to school along with Dr Rajalaxmi and the team from Srishtilife. I had the good fortune of spending time with my juniors and it was nice to see hundreds

Saturday 23rd May 2015
With 45 Josephites in attendance, along with their family members, the total strength at this meet stood at 100. The meeting was called to order and commenced with the school song led by OBA President Josephite Gopal Bengeri. More+

Event Report from OBA - USA
Event: OBA - USA held its Reunion on August 31, 2014 at the Fairfax Lake Park in Reston, Virginia.
Attendees: There were 33 attendees including Old Boys (from Batches 1977 through 2007) and some of their family members.

SJBHS OBA Connect Goa 2014, a blog by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)
The first weekend in August is slotted for the Goa chapter of the Old Boys' Association of St Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore.

Citation for Robin Uthappa
Recipient of the OBA Young Achiever of the Year Award – 2014

The Old Boys’ Association would like to recognize the achievements of Robin Uthappa. While better known facts are freely available on the internet, we wish to celebrate not just Robin the cricketer but also Robin the person. More+

Citation for Rahul Sarpeshkar
Recipient of the OBA Lifetime Achievement Award - 2014

Rahul Sarpeshkar is a professor and scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he heads a research group on Analog Circuits and Biological Systems. His bioengineering group creates novel wet DNA-protein circuits in living cells and also advanced dry nano-electronic circuits on silicon chips. More+

Inspiration of a lifetime
Old students fondly remember their favourite teacher, 95-year-old Alec Alvarez, who taught them at St Joseph’s Boys High School
School life at St Joseph’s Boys High School was typically reminiscent of wild pranks, homework, detention and our relationship with our teachers. While some inspired us, others brought out our mischievous side. More+

'SJBHS OBA CONNECT - Goa 2014' was held on August 2 and 3 at the Chalston Beach Resort, Calangute. The event was attended by over 30 Old Boys and their families from different parts of the country.
The programme for the evening of the 2nd commenced with Registration and was followed up with live music and dinner. More+

Dear Josephite,
The fifth edition of the Kerala OBA Connect was held on 24th of May 2014 at the Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom.


SJBHS OBA CONNECT - Coorg 2013 was held on November 9, 2013 at the Bamboo Club, Pollibetta. The event was attended by as many as 55 Old Boys and their families, taking the attendance at the event to cross the 100 mark.
Registration for the event commenced at 5 p.m. and was followed by the AGM of the Coorg Chapter. More+

A Eulogy to Mr. Alec Alvarez
So here lies Mr. Alec Alvarez, suddenly quiet, all peaceful, leaving behind thousands who loved him, wondering why.
We were all looking forward to celebrating Sir Alec's hundredth Birthday later this year. Old boys and their OBA were making plans. The enthusiasm was palpable. After all he was the OBA's longest serving Secretary - for 17 years... More+

A Eulogy to Fr. Simon Furtado, SJ
16th of January this year was Tu B'Shevat the Jewish "New Year of the Trees" which falls on the 15th of Shevat of the Hebrew Calendar. The "Tu" is the hebrew equivalent of 15 namely ?? a combination of the hebrew letters tav and vav. It is the time when most fruit bearing trees in Israel are richly laden with its produce. More+

Subir Sachdev's OBA Lifetime Achievement Award
Subir Sachdev's OBA Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech (at the AGM on OBA Day, September 8, 2013).


Raghava KK's video, accepting the OBA Young Achiever of the Year Award - 2013
Raghava KK's video, accepting the OBA Young Achiever of the Year Award - 2013


Hundred years of the Glorious Past BY MR. F. X. PAUL, M.A., L.T.
THE saga of "The Sun never sets on the British Empire", may very truly on tbe applied to the fame of our College which its alumni have carried to every nook and corner of the World ; and if there is a sceptic, let him persue the Annuals published, which are full of letters, messages, and reminiscences of Old students. More+

Visitors to the OBA Office

16 - 08 - 2019
Benedict Gomes (1985)
11 - 07 - 2019
Roshan Alan Leyland (1999)
13 - 06 - 2019
Rajaram Krishnan (1978)

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