Helm of Affairs

He was Professor of Sociology at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, from 1980 to 2000, and retired as the Principal of the college. He has a doctoral degree in Sociology, and did post-doctoral research in Sociology at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, from 1990 to 1992. He was a visiting fellow at Fordham University, New York, in 1992. After retirement, he served as the Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Toronto, for more than seven years. From 2008 to 2014 he was the General Councillor for Education and Communication Media in the CMI Congregation.

From 2014, he served as the Prior of S. H. Monastery and the Manager of Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) and other educational institutions of the congregation in Thevara, Kochi. He has presented papers at several national and international conferences and has published seven books and many scientific articles on Sociology of Religion.


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He served as the Director of AMLED SChool, Dubai, an undertaking of the Sacred Heart CMI province Rajagiri, Kochi in collaboration with AMLED Facilities Management LLC Dubai, UAE. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Louvain, Belgium. He served as the Provincial of Sacred Heart Province, Kochi and as Director of Rajagiri Institutions from 2002-2005. He also served as the Principal of Rajagiri School, Kochi for six years.

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A post graduate in Social Work (specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work) from Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai and M. Phil in Social Work from University of Madras, his PhD is in the area of Child Development and is currently pursuing his post-doctoral program in York University, UK. He is a partner in International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR), York University, UK and was a visiting International Scholar to Western Washington, Columbus University, Western Michigan University, Nazareth University and University of Maryland, USA. He is an international faculty in the University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland and Vives University, Belgium and received the UK India Education and Research Initiative award (UKIERI) from British Council, UK, for a period of three years (2017 – 2020).



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Dr. Joseph I. Injodey is a Post Graduate (Loyola College, Chennai) and Ph.D (M.G University, Kottayam). With 25 years of teaching experience at Post Graduate level in Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Loyola College, Chennai, he is widely travelled and has been a visiting international scholar at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan State, USA. An accomplished trainer, he has offered various training programmes both in India and abroad, including "Skills for Counseling for Managers", for the Senior Managers, Bank Muscat, Oman. His areas of interest are mentoring, employee resourcing and counseling. He is counselor and part of the expert panel for employee selection in many companies and educational institutions. With his wide experience in teaching and administration, he sets very high standards for the Centre and supports the progress of faculty and students through regular training programs and academic inputs.

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The Board of Members

The RBS has to its credit, eminent professionals from the corporate circle and distinguished social leaders, on its Advisory Council. The Council guides and ensures progress of the institute in achieving highest standards. The governance at Rajagiri encourages a creative and flexible atmosphere where everyone is respected and valued as individuals within a community. The corporate-academia partnership ensures that the content for the programmes is relevant, well-timed and global in its perspectives.

Mr. Roy Joseph

Vice President Human Resources & Services at MRF Limited

Dr. Susan Thomas

Director HR, Sundaram Fasteners.

Mr. Vittaldas Leeladhar

Advisor, Tata Group, Former Deputy Governor, RBI

Mr. R. Santhanam

Founder & CEO of MetaDrsti Advisory Pvt. Ltd. Chennai

Mr. Venugopal C. Govind

Senior Managing Partner, Varma & Varma Chartered Accountants

Mr. V A George

President & CEO, Thejo Engineering Ltd

Mr. A. Satish Kumar

Managing Director Henkel India Ltd.

Rev. Dr. N. Casimir Raj S.J.

Former Director, XLRI & Founder Director LIBA

Mr. T.T. Srinivasa Raghavan

Managing Director Sundaram Finance Ltd

Mr. Ninan Thariyan

CEO, Daily Thanti, Chennai