The university is a unit of internationally renowned DMI – St.Joseph Group of Institutions founded by Very. Rev. Fr. Dr. Jesuadimai Emmanuel Arulraj from India. Having their head office in India, the group had spread into many countries in Africa and Latin America. The group is well-known for their contribution to Capacity Building of Women, Children, Minority and Marginalized. As a natural growth the work of sisters had grown and seen the developments like Schools, Colleges and Universities. Today DMI – ST. Joseph Group owns and run Universities in various African countries and India.

The history of St. Joseph University In Tanzania dates back to the launch of St. Joseph College of Engineering and Technology at Dar-es-Salaam in 2004 and St. Joseph Institute of Information Technology at Songea in 2005. Both the colleges were accredited with National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and in the year 2011, they were elevated to the status of the University under Tanzania Commission of Universities (TCU). What was a group of Colleges in the yester years had matured and grown to be a University and is proud to remain here to serve the people. While others were starting Colleges and Universities in simple Arts and humanities, DMI decided to contribute their mite in Science, engineering and ICT. DMI did this answering the call of the Catholic Church in capacity building and Tanzanians.

St. Joseph University owes its origin and existence to the patronage and support of His Eminence Polycarp Cardinal Pengo, Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam and His Grace Norbert Wendalin Mtega, Archbishop of Songea. They found the need in higher education scenario in the country and invited DMI to fill the gap with the expertise in the education field. DMI embarked on its mission with a clear mission and vision which detailed and spelt out its very purpose of existence.


Capacity Building of Children of AFRICA

To meet the Emerging Challenges happening in the World

By imparting Quality Employable Education with Discipline

Which leads to Self Enlightenment and Development of the Nation

Having started from a modest base, today the University has four campus colleges across the country. The colleges serve the aspiring youth who want to pursue a definite future. Who dream and want the dream to be nurtured and realized. Thus SJUIT is a destination, “WHERE YOUR DREAMS ARE NURTURED”