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SVD Dean for JDV Faculty of Theology
The SVD flag is flying high at JDV with the appointment of Fr. Mohan Doss as the Dean of the Faculty of Theology. The Jesuit Provincial of South Asia (POSA), in his capacity as the Vice Chancellor of JDV, has appointed him Dean for a term of three years starting from October this year. Fr. Mohan who is currently on a sabbatical leave, will assume office on the 28th of October.
Fr. Mohan has been a regular Faculty member at JDV since 1999, when he returned to India after completing his doctoral studies in Germany. In the meantime he has occupied such positions as the Head of the Department of Systematic Theology, Chairperson of the Doctoral Committee in the Faculty of Theology, member of the JDV Senate and member of the Faculty Executive Committee. The present appointment has come as the icing on the cake of his long years of meritorious teaching career at the prestigious academy!
A new doctorate will soon be added to his already substantial academic credentials, when Fr. Mohan will in the coming months defend his thesis at the University of Pondicherry. During his sabbatical break he had been working overtime to complete the dissertation which is now submitted to the University. He has three post-graduate degrees in addition to his doctorate in theology from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg in Germany.
Mohan Doss is the second SVD to occupy the chair of the Theology Faculty’s Dean. His illustrious predecessor in that position is Fr. Scaria Kuthirakkattel , who held that job from 1994 to 1997.