H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius
H. G. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, present President of the institution, was born on 15th June, 1956 as the son of Mr. T. V. Mathai and Mrs. Aleyamma Mathai of Thekkil Kandathil family in Valanjavattom, Thiruvalla, Kerala. He is a member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Valanjavattom in Niranam Diocese. He became a member of Mount Thabor Ashram on 15th July, 1971. He obtained his Master's Degree from Madras University and won the “Chithanass" award and the gold medal in 1981. Later he obtained M. Phil and Ph. D. Degrees from the University of Kerala. He was awarded B.D. degree from the University of Serampore and was ordained deacon in July 1980. He was ordained as a priest on 4th December, 1985. He has undergone special training in Christian leadership from the Haggai International Institute, Singapore in 2005.
His Grace had been teaching in the Dept. of Zoology at St. Stephen's College, Pathanapuram and had been the Director of the Research Department of Zoology since 2000. His Grace won the “Man of the Year" award from American Biographical Institute in 2003 and St. Berchman's award for the Best University Teacher in 2008. His Grace had ever been active as a guide and mentor in meditation, preaching , research and ecological theology. He was ordained as a Ramban at Parumala on 4th December 2008 and later consecrated as a Bishop on 19th February, 2009 and deputed as the Metropolitan of the Diocese of Calcutta. Ever since his appointment as metropolitan and manager of all the Schools of Calcutta Diocese he is effectively leading the institutions with all devotion and distinction.