Fr. Johnson X. Palackappillil, Ph. D. (Fr. Prasant CMI)
Former Principal



Ordained priest on Dec. 28, 1994 after ecclesiastical studies (Philosophy & Theology) from Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore.  Completed post-graduation in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Served as faculty, hostel warden, chief financial controller, coordinator of extension services, Head – School of Social Work, Director – Childline Nodal Centre, Ernakulam District, Served as Member BoS in Social Work – Central University Kasaragode, Bharathiar University Coimbatore, Alagappa University Karaikudy, St. Joseph’s College Kozhikode (Chairman), Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Assumption College Changanachery;  Chairman – KRIPA, Member – Board of Governors Rajagiri Hospital, Academic Council – Rajagiri College; Initiated Youth Empowerment programme Yuvanirmiti of CMI SH Province, Youth club for youth development FYRE Rajagiri, played pivotal role in establishing Rajagiri outREACH,  founding general secretary of Association of Schools of Social Work (ASSK) from 2007 to 2009; ICSW national joint secretary and general secretary Kerala State (2008-12); served as President of Kerala Association of Professional Social Work (KAPS) 2016-19; Member of Professional bodies – ISPSW, KAPS, NAPSWI, IAASSW, ICSW, serving as Executive Board Member of AIACHE and Xavier Board, Member Board of Governors of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) from 2018 representing India. Serving as Chairman of Organic Kerala Charitable Trust since 2012, Chairman Ethics Committee, Ayurveda Medical College, Thripunithura.

Areas of Interest – Natural Resource Management, Environment Education, Waste Management, Bio-diversity, Organisational Development, Yoga, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Decentralised Governance