A postgraduate in Social Work from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, Rev. Fr. Jose Alex Oruthayappilly has been an active presence in the educational and social work fields of Kerala. He was the Principal of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, for 13 years, from 1984 to 1997. He was a member of Mahatma Gandhi University Syndicate; he also served as a member of the Academic Council of the University during his tenure in the Syndicate. A farsighted visionary, his major contributions include the beginning of Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies (Departments of MBA and MHRM of RCSS) and Rajagiri Business School (PGDM) and the commencement of Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology in the Rajagiri Valley Campus. Fr. Oruthayappilly was the Director of RSET from 2002 to 2011 and from 2014 to 2017. He was the Provincial Superior of the CMI Sacred Heart Province, Kochi, during 1996 – 2002 and 2011 - 2014.
Archbishop Mar Antony Kariyil CMI
2011 - 2014
Archbishop Mar Antony Kariyil CMI is an eminent scholar and academician with many laurels to his credit. A PhD holder in Sociology from the University of Pune, from where he completed his postgraduation with first rank, Kariyil also holds Licentiate in Philosophy and Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He started his career as a lecturer in Sacred Heart College, Thevara, in 1974; from 1975 he became a lecturer in Christ College, Bengaluru, where he served as the Professor & Head, Dept of Sociology, for close to two decades, and later the Principal of the college from 1989 to 1997. He then assumed the mantle of the Principal at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, from 1997 to 2002. As a distinguished academician, he served as a member of various academic bodies, viz., Academic Council of the Bangalore University, Board of Studies in Sociology of Bangalore University and of Calicut University, Board of Studies in Social Work of Calicut University, Senate of Cochin University of Science & Technology, and Syndicate of M.G. University, Kottayam. An avid researcher, he has several publications to his credit, including a research study, 'Church and Society in Kerala: A Sociological Study'. Mar Antony Kariyil CMI was the Prior General of the CMI Congregation from 2002 to 2008, and the Provincial Superior of the Sacred Heart Province, Kochi, of the Congregation and the Manager of Rajagiri Educational Institutions from 2008 to 2011. His untiring efforts and hard work had been instrumental in the establishment of RSET; he guided, supported and shouldered a crucial role in the growth of RSET from the early days and continued to nurture the institution while he was the Prior General and Provincial. From 2011 to 2014, he served the Rajagiri Institutions as their Director. In 2015 he was ordained bishop for the Diocese of Mandya, and later served as the Metropolitan Vicar of the Major Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly from 2019 to 2022.
Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Mathew Vattathara CMI
2017 - 2020
Rev. Dr. Mathew Vattathara CMI was ordained priest in 1980 and holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has been a renowned teacher of Mathematics at Rajagiri School, Kalamassery, for more than 16 years, and has imprinted his name in the minds of his students through his knowledge and affection for them. He was also the Principal of school for six years. Later, he served as the Director of AMLED School, Dubai. He was the Provincial of CMI Sacred Heart Province, Kochi, and the Manager of Rajagiri Institutions from 2002 to 2005. Dr. Vattathara has presented papers of Theology in National and International Seminars, and has also served as a professor of Theology at the Dharmaram Vidhyakshetram, Bengaluru. He was the Director of Rajagiri Institutions from 2017 to 2020.