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President's Message

JDV’s Stepping into 2020-2021

Today, we enter into June 2020. I would like to give you the following information as we prepare ourselves for engaging our students with Comprehensive Exam and online modules.

  • No JDV Inaugural function:

Please note that there will be NO Inaugural function of any sort on June 08, 2020 as we are not physically re-opening JDV which may take place either in November 2020 or even later depending upon the pandemic situation and the directives from the state and the central government. However, may I request you to invoke the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon us in your respective communities on June 08, 2020.

  • Online Modules:

However, we will engage our students through online modules from June 09, 2020 and no formal classes will be held on the JDV campus as almost all our students are locked up in their own respective places in different parts of India and even abroad. Special thanks to Fr. Nishant Irudayadason who is the chief organizer of this programme and to Frs. Dinesh Braganza, Konrad Noronha, Jayaraju and Shiju Joseph who have agreed to assist those of us who are in need of help in carrying forward this programme in different houses and on the JDV premises.

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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

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