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JDV Day 2019

On November 22, 2019 JDV celebrated the JDV-Day’ in collaboration with the student’s council. The Eucharist was in Syro-Malabar rite,... Read More

TEACHER’S DAY & FAREWELL TO DEACONS

September 05, 2019 The Cultural Wing of the JDV Student Council celebrated the Teachers’ day cum Farewell Program for the... Read More

WOMEN’S FORUM – WORKSHOP

CULTIVATING EMPOWERING SKILLS FOR SOLIDARITY AND SERVICE On August 30th evening, 2019 JDV Women’s Forum hosted three hours workshop entitled... 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

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