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President's Message

Dear Staff and Students,
This evening we bid farewell to Fr. Stephen Thadam, SJ in the gathering of the Staff Community.  He was born on July 28, 1953 and became emeritus in JDV on July 27, 2018. Since he was at Rishikesh at that time on his research and Sabbatical we missed the farewell function with the student body. I would like to share about Fr. Stephen under Four C-As. (1) Commitment and Accountability Fr. Stephen was committed to the work that was entrusted to him. He taught at JDV from 2007 till 2018 without any break except a short break from October 2018 till his retirement for few months at Rishikesh spending time in research, meditation and updating his Yogic expertise. The personal record of Stephen shows that at each stage of his stay and work here he was very transparent and meticulously accountable in every one of his undertakings. This, perhaps, shows not only his Jesuit credentials but also his background in Economics both at the Baccalaureate and the Master’s levels. Thank you, Stephen for your integrity which is a source of inspiration to all of us. In 2009 Fr. Stephen started teaching Yoga and Karate to the students in the evenings. Until the present it attracts great number of our students.Read More

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History of JDV

JNANA-DEEPA VIDYAPEETH (JDV) is the name given to the Pontifical Athenaeum in Pune in its Revised Statutes of 1972. The Pontifical Athenaeum has a history going back to 1893 when Pope Leo XIII founded the Papal Seminary in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and entrusted its direction and administration to the Society of Jesus. The charter of 27 July 1926, issued by the Holy See, elevated the Papal Seminary to the status of a Pontifical College with the rights and privilege of conferring the Baccalaureate, Licentiate and Doctorate in both Philosophy and Theology. In the Statutes of 1940, approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Pontifical Athenaeum, comprising the Faculties of Philosophy and Theology, was given an autonomous status with its own academic and administrative setup. In 1955 the Papal Seminary-and, with it, the Papal Athenaeum-was transferred from Sri Lanka to Pune, in close proximity to De Nobili College, the Jesuit Read More

Upcoming Events

    17 Nov

    Meeting of the House Animators for Apostolate

    21 Nov

    Credit VII: 21 Nov - 14 Dec

    23 Nov

    JDV Day: Non-Instructional Day

    29 Nov

    JDV Journal Board Meeting / Extension Lecture

    30 Nov

    Theology Faculty Staff-Student Seminar. Compulsory Attendance for Theology Staff & Students.

    03 Dec

    St. Francis Xavier, Patron of India- Non-Instructional Day

    04 Dec

    Registration for Second Session Examinations

    05 Dec

    Philosophy Faculty Council Meeting III

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