Fr. Bhausaheb Sansare SJ

Rev Fr Bhausabheb Sansare, a Jesuit belonging to Pune Province, has been appointed 23rd Rector of Papal Seminary on December 3, 2017. He had his studies  at Sayanilayam, Chennai, University of Innsbruck and Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune. He had been the Provincial of Pune Jesuit Province for the last six years.

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Fr Vincent Crasta SJ

Fr Vincent Crasta SJ is a Jesuit belonging to Karnataka Province.  He is social activist and counsellor, who was also the financial officer of the Jesuit province.  He came to Papal Seminary as spiritual guide, then became the PRO of JDV and later the Registrar of JDV.  He was also the Manager


Fr. V.M. Jose SJ

Rev. Fr. Vadappuram Mathew Jose SJ belongs to Dumka-Raiganj Jesuit Province, and since 2012 he has been in Papal Seminary. He is a staff member of JDV and teaches Pastoral Theology. He teaches liturgy in Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth and is the liturgist of the Papal community. He directs the Certificate Course


Fr Alex G SJ

Rev. Fr. Alex Gnanapragasam SJ, is a Jesuit belonging to the Province of Jamshedpur, India. He has been the treasurer/administrator/manager of various Jesuit houses in Delhi, Lonavla and Pune. Currently, he is the administrator of the Post-Graduate Block of  Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, besides being the treasurer of Papal Seminary.

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Fr. George Karuvellil SJ

Rev. Fr. George Karuvelil is a Jesuit priest belonging to Patna Province, working as formator at Papal Seminary since 1999, and Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV), Pune. An accomplished scholar who has published in prestigious national and international journals such as Journal of Indian


Fr. S. Stephen Jayard

Fr. S. Stephen Jayard, a Papalite (Philosophy 1991 & Theology 1997), belonging to the Diocese of Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, is now a formator at Papal Seminary and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, JDV. Having a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy of Science, he lectures at several Institutes,


Fr. George Cordeiro SJ

Apart from having a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, as well as Law, Fr. George Cordeiro SJ holds a Masters degree in Theology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Has about twenty years of experience in Meditation, Retreats and Spiritual Direction, Individual and Group Counseling. Has conducted several NLP, Gestalt, Family


Fr. M. Paul Raj

Fr. Mariapushpam Paul Raj is a priest from the diocese of Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu. He did his doctoral studies in Innsbruck, Austria and is at present lecturer in the department of Biblical Studies at JDV. His area of specialization is Epistles of St. Paul.

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Fr. Francis Gonsalves SJ

Rev. Fr. Francis Gonsalves, SJ, Gujarat Jesuit, has taught at Vidyajyoti College, Delhi, for 18 years, being Principal for 4 years. He has lectured at the Sogang University, South Korea, the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, and other faculties. He has authored 5 books, edited 6, and publishes regularly in


Fr. Jomin Joseph

Fr Jomin Joseph is a priest belonging to the diocese or Kanjirapally and a Papalite, having completed his theology studies  in 2007. After his licentiate in Biblicum, he has done his PhD in Sacred Scripture from the Gregorian University, Rome.  Currently he is both teaching at JDV and accompanies Papal students


Fr. Biju Joseph SJ

Fr. Biju Joseph, SJ, entered the Society of Jesus in 1998 for the Province of Kerala. He has Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Library and Information Science (MLISC) and worked as librarian at St. Xavier’s College, Trivandrum, Kerala, for three years. He joined Papal Seminary in June 2016 and works


Fr. Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Reverend Kuruvilla Pandikattu, born 28 November 1957, is an Indian Jesuit Priest and Professor of Philosophy, Science and Religion at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth: Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune, Maharashtra, India. He is also Director of JDV Centre for Science-Religion Studies (JCSR) and Association of Science, Society and Religion (ASSR), Pune.


Fr. Prasad Lankapalli SJ

Rev. Fr. Prasad Lankapalli SJ is a Jesuit priest belonging to the Andhra Province and is teaching systematic Theology at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth. He obtained his PhD in Theology from Leuven Catholic University, Belgium. His academic publications include Hindutva Challenge – Christian Response as a Call to Community, ISPCK/JDV, 2014, “From


Fr. Dinesh Braganza SJ

Fr. Dinesh Braganza SJ is a Jesuit belonging to Gujarat Province. He  is a counsellor and psychologist, with Master’s Degrees from Sadhana Institute, Lonavla and Loyola University, Maryland.  His PhD is also from Maryland University, USA. He has published various articles and books at popular and academic levels.


Fr. Nishant Alphonse Irudayadason

Teaches moral and political philosophy at JDV. On sabbatical from October 2017 onwards for one year.

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(Joe) Francis Manickam

Fr.  (Joe) S. Francis Manickam belongs to the diocese of Aizawl, Mizoram. He did his Master’s degree at JDV and Doctoral Studies in the University of Madras. Currently, he is a resident staff in Papal Seminary and teaching staff in the Faculty of Philosophy, JDV. Before joining JDV, he was


Fr. Patras Kujur SJ

Rev Fr Patras Kujur is a Jesuit priest belonging to the province of Madhya Pradesh, India. After more than seven years of spiritual direction at our sister institute, De Nobili College, Father Patras has moved over to Papal Seminary as spiritual director.

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Fr Sebastian Vazhappilly SJ

Fr Sebastian Vazhappilly SJ is a Gujarath Jesuit, who has specialised in Brahmabandhav Upadhya from Mysore University.  He has been a professor of Systematic Theology at Gujarat for more than 22 years.  Author of numerous articles and books, he is a renowned scholar, specialisin in contemporary social and political situation

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Fr. Thomas Karimundackal SJ

Fr. Thomas Karimundackal, SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 1993 and was ordained a priest for the Province of Kerala in 2004. After his ordination he served the Diocese of Calicut in various capacities as Parish Priest of Christ the King Parish Malapramba, Diocesan animator of Vincent de Paul