The Principal: Dr Raju George: (Member, NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) Peer Team, Recipient of Bolt Award for Excellence 2008, Dr Tharsis Joseph Foundation Award for the Best Principal 2013, Runner-up in the Edulight Award for the Best Principal 2014). MA, (English), Ph D (Mythical Elements in the Novels of Raja Rao), Post Doctoral Research (Realism in the Post Independence African Novel), Executive MBA (Management of Human Resources), PGDHE (Management of Higher Education), PGDDE & MA (Management of Distance Education), PGJMC (Journalism, Mass Communication & Public Relations) of IGNOU.Mob: 0783261430 / 09747360020 (Roaming)e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Fax:0832 2423177.
Having taken M.A. Degree in English Language & Literature from St. Joseph’s College, Thiruchirappally (Tamil Nadu), affiliated to the Bharathidasan University with First Class, First Rank, and an Outstanding (O) Grade in 1984, Raju George began his teaching career @ St Xavier’s College, Thumba. He did his research @ the Kerala University Institute of English, Thiruvananthapuram, and was awarded Ph D in 1993 by the University of Kerala for his thesis, Mythical Elements in the Novels of Raja Rao. He joined the Marian College, Kuttikanam in 1995 and became Reader and Head of the Faculty in English. He has been approved Research Guide @ the Kerala University since 1994, at the Mahatma Gandhi University Centre for Research in English @ the Baselius College, Kottayam since1996, and at the IGNOU (Indhira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi) Centre for Research @ Nirmalagiri College, Kuthuparamba since 2009.
In 1998 he went to assist the UNDP (the United Nations’ Development Program) as Assistant Prof. of English in the Debub University of Ethiopia (East Africa) for four years. Returning from Ethiopia in order to continue Post Doctoral Research in African Literature, he took up a Teaching assignment in the Al Tahadi University of Libya (in the Sahara Desert) as Associate Professor of English in 2003. He was appointed Principal of Mary Matha Arts & Science College, Mananthavady (Wayanad) in April 2006. He won the ‘Prathibha Puraskar’ Bolt Award for Excellence for Educational Administrators in 2007 instituted by the Air India in association with the Malayala Manorama and the Hindu. In 2008 he took Executive MBA from the National Institute of Business Administration, Chennai. Principal Raju has been the State Liaison Officer of the Council of Principals of Colleges in Kerala since 2011.
He has successfully implemented the Lyndo Commission Recommendations in holding Parliamentary Mode of Elections to the Students’ Union in both Marian College, Kuttikanam as the Staff Advisor and in Mary Matha Arts & Science College, Mananthavady as the Principal, and have paved the way for violence-free campus atmosphere. In recognition of the same, he has been selected for the Dr Tharsis Joseph Foundation Award for the Best Principal of Colleges in Kerala in 2013 and has been Runner-up in the Edulight Award for the Best Principal in Kerala, 2014. The Patron and the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady nominated him to the Pastoral Council. During 28 – 30 October 2013, he led Mary Matha Arts & Science College, Mananthavady into the Second Cycle of Reaccreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and has been invited to be a Member of the NAAC Peer Team to assess & accredit HEIs across the nation. Currently, he is Principal of the Don Bosco College of Post Graduate Studies & Research, Panjim, Goa.
Dr Raju has presented papers in National and International Seminars, prominent among them is the English Language Teaching Workshop conducted by the Debub University & Addis Ababa University of Ethiopia in association with the US Embassy for Cultural Affairs in Addis Ababa in 2002, and has published articles on African Literature and Orature (Oral Literature) in scholarly Journals. He has brought out four books in succession: Once Upon a Time (2012) The Black Rhapsody (2010), Realism in the Post Independence African Novel (2005) and Mythical Elements in the Novels of Raja Rao (1997) in addition to editing the Proceedings of the NAAC-sponsored State Level Workshop on Sustenance and Enhancement of Internal Quality: Tasks, Programs and their Relevance (2006).