The year 1969 marked the Golden Jubilee year. Day scholars from Society of St. Paul, the Indian Missionary Society and the Norbertine Order came to the Seminary as they had their study houses in the vicinity.
In 1973, under the Chairmanship of Bishop Alfred Fernandes, St. Joseph's Seminary was raised to the status of the Regional Seminary and new statutes were drawn up by the Bishops of the Region. Since then the Seminary has been governed by the Board of Bishops of the Agra Ecclesiastical Province and administered by the diocesan clergy. Msgr. Vincent Castellino, Fr. Dhiranand Bhatt, Fr. Henry Patrao, Fr. Joe Castellino, Fr. Joseph Kaithathara (Bishop Emeritus of Gwalior), Fr. RoqueD'Costa, Fr. RaphyManjaly (former Bishop of Varanasi and present Bishop of Allahabad), Fr. V. Sebastian and Fr. Francis D'Souza were the diocesan priest-rectors the Seminary has had so far. Presently Fr. Ronald Tellis is heading the institution.
It was Fr. Joe Castelino who was instrumental in getting the Seminary affiliated in April 1989 to the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. Therefore, the students of this Seminary have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Theology. The Seminary is fully committed to the Church's mission of dialogue and proclamation. For the past 100 years it has been the endeavour of this Seminary to make the prophetic words of Pope Leo XIII: “Filiitui, India, administri tibi salutis”, a reality.
The year 2019 is the centenary year of St Joseph’s Regional Seminary. Hundred glorious years have passed by since the time it had begun in the year 1919. Our seminary admission register indicates 1770 enrolments and of them, 910 were ordained priests for the Church in India during the past 100 years. The centenary celebration is scheduled for February 20th and 24th, 2019.