On completion of 15 years of its functioning by the Centre for Social Action, the management is pleased to announce the new form that CSA would take henceforth. It has been observed that CSA has had remarkable achievements and contributions in community development and student volunteerism. CSA has grown large in terms of programmes and consequently the expectations of the stakeholders also has increased manifold. Christ University seeks to ensure that the functions, processes, procedures, practices and finances of CSA are aligned to the context of University’s vision, mission and strategic goals.
Considering the complex nature of activities at CSA and the increasing responsibilities of Prof. Johny Joseph as the COE in view of growth of the University made it necessary to redesign the structure of the CSA and the management has deputed a new team to monitor CSA activities across major areas like-Student Programmes, Community Development, Child Sponsorship and Waste Management Programme. This is also to thank Prof. Johny Joseph the outgoing Director of CSA for his dedication and devotion in shaping the CSA into a world of wonderful opportunities for all Christites and the community at large.
The new team at CSA will include Fr Jobi Xavier, CMI CFO, continuing to be in charge of all Finance related matters.
Professor Phinu Jose is an MBA from Gulbarga University and has previously been the Lady Associate NCC Officer at Christ University from 2008 to 2014. Presently associated with the Department of Management Studies, she has keen interest in studying Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in addition to this she is also interested in facilitating Learner-Centred Teaching along with Communication and Marketing. She is active and enthusiastic about sport, art and any value-addition activities that enhance the student-community.
Prof. Phinu Jose in her capacity as the Director of CSA, will be overall in charge of General Administration of CSA, Urban Projects and most importantly Student-Volunteer Programmes.
Dr. Victor Paul is an excellent blend of Development and Education. He has worked as the Country Director of Education Development Centre (EDC) and Chief of Party for USAID supported T4 project in India, a technology based project supporting state governments in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi to increase equity, access and quality in over 350,000 Government schools and reaching over 42 million children.
Dr. Victor Paul’s 28 years of experience in areas like NGO Management, Project Planning and Management, Teacher Development, Curriculum Development, Developing ICT tools for Teaching & Learning, Emergency Management and Response, Leading and managing cross-cultural teams in multiple locations and humanitarian and development issues especially those related to children, gave him an opportunity to learn and develop innovative programmes in the development sector.
Currently, working with Christ University Bangalore coordinating the Departments of Sociology and Social Work. Prior to this assignment, he has worked with national and international organizations like EDC, CARE and UNICEF, leading Educational / developmental projects in various sectors like Education, Community Development, Labour Welfare & Personnel management, networking, capacity building of NGOs, Training, Disaster Relief & Reconstruction. Dr. Victor Paul has been associated with the CSA in different capacities, and will continue to support the team in every aspect but primarily be in charge of International Relations of CSA.
At this juncture, we request all support and sincere wishes to the new team for a fruitful journey ahead.