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President's Message

Dear JDV Staff, Campus Superiors and Major Superiors,
Before I share with you JDV's official communication, I appreciate each of you for your contribution towards the growth of JDV. I congratulate you all for reaching out to the unreached, especially the migrant workers.
As you know, the entire world is suffering from the pandemic Covid-19. Our country is no exception to it. Pune is among the hotspot cities in India. Given this fact, upon the advice of my council, I would like to inform you that JDV remains closed till further directives are issued by the State and Central Governments. However, JDV will be offering some online modules in Philosophy and Theology to engage our students intellectually. So, we may have to follow courses online at least for one semester, i.e., till the end of October, 2020. Details of the online courses are given below.
I request all the Campus Superiors to instruct the JDV students under your care about the online courses. Please also communicate the same to their respective Major Superiors / (Arch) Bishops. This implies that each student registered in JDV should be provided with an internet enabled laptop/desktop or smartphone by their respective Rectors / Major Superiors / (Arch) Bishops. Please request them to assign their students to a convenient place, so that they can attend the JDV online courses fruitfully. Please note that the last date for receiving the application form (which may be filled online from www.jdv.edu.in) is Saturday, May 23, 2020. On being admitted, the fees should be paid by Saturday, May 30, 2020. Fee-structure........ Read More

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JDV Day 2019

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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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