Jesuits Conference Of South Asia - Higher Education
The ‘Jesuit Educational Association of India’ [JEA] was constituted in 1961 by the
Conference of Major Superiors in October 1961 at Bombay and registered it as a society.
However when the Conference of Major Superiors itself became a registered society,
[Jesuit Conference of India] the JEA merged into the JCI as its ‘Education Section’.
The JEA had the responsibility to promote Jesuit education in Jesuit Educational
Institutions. Naturally, this covered primary, secondary and tertiary education.
In order to do justice to these components a full time Secretary was appointed to
look after education in Jesuit schools, and a part time Joint Secretary for Higher
Education was designated to take care of tertiary institutions.
With the advent of changes in the educational sectors vis-à-vis a globalizing world,
a spurt in new higher educational institutions was seen in the current decade. With
this the need to establish an autonomous association for Higher Education was expressed,
and hence Jesuit Higher Education Association South Asia (JHEASA) was mooted and
the JCSA approved the setting up of a New Secretariat for Higher Education in their
meeting in October 2008 at Patna. The JCSA deliberated on the Constitution in their
Meeting in March 2009 at Pune.
Intellectual Apostolate influenced and enhanced our capability to serve the Church
and secular culture. Serious intellectual work and reflection will impact on our
global capacity to give the level of excellence that evangelization needs today.
Hence JHEASA will comprise all the Institutions beyond Higher Secondary Education.
That will include the Graduate, Post Graduate Colleges and Research Centers; Colleges
of Education, Management and Business Administration, Engineering, Law and other
Professional Institutions; and Theologates and Philosophates. The JEA Secretary
and National Adviser of AICUF are permanent invitees to this meeting.
Fr. A. Albert Muthumalai SJ (MDU)
St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli – 620 002
Cell no: 9444074877
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