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President's Message

Dear Staff and Students,
Our country celebrates Children’s Day today on Nov. 14. It is celebrated as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru who was born on November 14, 1889. His love for children is well recognized and appreciated in even years after his death. Nehru was fond of children and would meet young kids with affection. It was for his special love towards children that he came to be known as the uncle for the children of the country. Schools organize events like debates, quiz competitions, and music performances to entertain the students and also distribute clothes, chocolates and books to orphans and underprivileged children.However, before Nehru’s death, Children’s Day was celebrated on November 20, the day observed by the United Nations as universal Children’s Day. The date 20 November also marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. The Convention, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard. After Nehru’s death in 1964, it was unanimously decided in India to celebrate Children's Day on the birthday of this first Prime Minister as a tribute to his love for children.Read More

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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

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

    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

    06 Dec

    BPh Credit IX: 06 Dec - 21 Dec [12 Days]

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