OP is a professor of Philosophy and Media. He has taught these
subjects in many academic institutions and places of Religious
formation. He was also a formator, spiritual director, writer,
preacher, editor, parish priest, superior and director of
Institute of Philosophy.
1. PhD in Social Sciences (specializing in Print Media) from
the Gregorian and St. Thomas Universities in Rome in 2008.
2. Dip.J (Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism) from Griffith
College, Dublin in 1995. 3. Ph L (Licentiate in Philosophy)
from St. Thomas’ University, Rome in 1994. 4. M.A in Philosophy
from Nagpur University in 1990. 5. BTh (Bachelor of Theology)
from St. Thomas’ University, Rome in 1988.
Courses attended on
Media:1. Certificate Course in
Journalism conducted by Gokhale Institute of Communications & Media
Studies and Research.2. Two credits course on Media Ethics from
Gregorian University, Rome.3. A certificate course on Videography
from Ishvani Kendra, Pune 4. Media Education course in Audio-visual
and Film language organized by Xavier Institute of Communications,
Mumbai. 5. Seminar-Workshop on Audio-Visual Communications conducted
by Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Commission ( KCBC) for Mass Media.
Chairperson of the Department of Communications Media &
Publications, St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur. 2. Professor
of Media Studies at St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur.
3. Founder & Director of Catholic Media Forum (CMF),
Nagpur. As Director of CMF conducted a Certificate Course
in Journalism and Public Relations (three batches). 4.
A month’s work experience in the Editing and Layout sections
of an Irish Newspaper The Irish Catholic. 5. Went to
Lisbon (Portugal) as a correspondent for The Irish Catholic.
6. Director Gyanadhara Institute of Philosophy, Candelem,
Orlim, Salcette, Goa.
articles in periodicals such as The New Leader, The
Catholic Times (London); in newspapers such as The
Hitavada, Nagpur Times, Lokmat Times, The
Indian Express, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent
and The Irish Catholic. 7. Editor, The Christian
Times, The Delhi Dominican, ICPA News, Managing
Editor and consultant to Dominican Ashram and Carolian
Sharing. 8. Joint Secretary, Indian Catholic Press Association
(ICPA). Editor, ICPA Newsletter.9. Member, SIGNIS INDIA (The
Media body under the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India).
10. Visiting Lecturer at the National Institute
of Social Communications Research and Training (NISCORT),
New Delhi. 11. Director Gyandhara Institute of Philosophy.
Malayalam, Hindi and Italian
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Organizations Founded: Dominican
Council of Youth (DCY) in India in July 1996. It is a Council of
young people trying to live the Spirituality –Community, Prayer,
Study and Mission - of the Dominican Order along with the other
branches of the Order. It had six groups in Nagpur, Bangalore,
Vaduthala, Dalmadi, New Delhi and Mumbai till 2004.
Catholic Media Forum
(CMF) in Nagpur in July 1997. It is an umbrella organization for all
those lay people who are interested in the Media and works in the
Periodicals Founded: DCY
Voice in 1997, Christian Times in 1998 and The
Delhi Dominican in 1999.
Rendered: Vocation Promoter for Kerala: 1988-1992
Chaplain to Dominican Lay Association: 1988-1992
Moderator for Seminarians: 1988-1992, 1995-1999
Chairperson of Carolian Communication
Chairperson of Cultural Activities:1995-1999
of Communications: 1996- 2004; 2008-
National Co-ordinator, DCY: 1996-2002
Professor of Philosophy St.Charles’:1988-1992,
Visiting professor of
Parish Priest, St. Dominic’s Delhi: 1999-2002
Superior, St. Dominic’s Delhi: 1999-2002
Thoughts for the Upper Room
the Upper Room to the Altar of the World
Indian Media: How Credible?