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Welcome to Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth

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 "formation house", which was already in existence in Ramwadi. The then Jesuit Superior of Pune supervised the transfer and relocation to Pune. Thereafter, the Pontifical Athenaeum, which until then catered almost exclusively ...Read More

Latest News

JDV Student’s organized Teacher’s Day and Outgoing Student’s Farewell

The Teacher’s Day and Outgoing Student’s Farewell was organised by the JDV Student’s Council Literary Wing along with support from... Read More

Election of the Office Bearers of Women’s Forum

On the 21st June 2018, in the presence of Fr. Stephan Jayard, animator of women’s forum and Sr. Surekha Lobo... Read More

Installation of the New Office Bearers of JDV SC 2018-19

The installation of the newly elected office bearers of the JDV Students’ Council 2018-2019, took place on June 28, 2018... Read More

President's Message

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... Read More

Upcoming Events

    16 Nov

    Teaching Staff Seminar II: 6.30 pm

    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.

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