Educational Institutions

The idea of starting a college utilizing infrastructure of St. Paul school for the time being, surfaced in the provincial get together in June 2001. After the approval of the planning commission the proposal was put up with the archbishop of Bhopal, who not only encouraged the idea of starting a science college but also granted permission after consulting with the archdiocesan council. Even after much persuasive efforts we could attract only few admissions. Hence we discontinued the degree college, and we succeeded to open a B.Ed college with 100 seats from the academic year 2005-2006. 

St. Paul’s School, Bhopal

St Pauls, Anand nagarThe present st. Paul house was inaugurated only in July 1997 after I was elevated to the status of a house though the st. Paul school started functioning in 1988. His grace Eugene D’Souza the then Archbishop of Bhopal, blessed the foundation stone of the school in the presence of Bp. Pastor Neelankavil and several other dignitaries including ministers on April 8, 1988. This is the first institute of the province outside the diocese of Sagar in M.P. The school had a very humble beginning with 14 students and three sisters in the staff. Today, it has become a full-fledged English Medium Senior Secondary School affiliated to CBSE Delhi, with 2300 students on the roll and 75 members in the staff. At present the province manages the school since the JMJ sisters discontinued in 1996 after the expiry of their agreement. The province places on record the invaluable contribution generously extended by the JMJ Sisters in making St. Paul what it is today. The specific objectives of the school include detecting the stream of potentialities in the students and training them to play a noble role in the building of the nation. Ample opportunities are provided to the students to learn and practice the message of love and brotherhood.

Christ School, Guna

Christ School, GunaIn 1979 we bought a plot of land in Guna and at the request of the people, started an English medium school in 1980, which is now a full-fledged senior secondary school affiliated to CBSE, Delhi. Later a monastery was constructed and it was formally declared a canonical house in 1983. Even before our arrival in Guna, we were taking care of the pastoral needs of the catholic community there by coming from either Bina or Ashoknagar. Until recently we had been looking after the parishes of Christ Catholic Church, Guna and St. Mary’s Church, Vijaypur. We were also taking care of the spiritual need of Vandana convent, Guna. A beautiful chapel was also constructed in the Christ complex and was blessed in 1993 and our school got composite CBSE affiliation to all the classes in 1994 at the instance of Shri. Digvijay Singh the then chief minister of M P. The school celebrated silver jubilee in the year 2004. 

Carmel School, Kareli

Carmel, KareliA plot of 10 acres of land was bought in March 1999 in view of starting evangelization in the area. It is a beautiful place by NH 26, encompassed by neat and rustic surroundings. In 2001 Carmel school got started by the strenuous effort of Fr. Nereparambil Paul CMI who was also appointed by the bishop of Jabalpur as priest in-charge of Kareli mission centre. A full-fledged primary school is in the making under supervision of Fr. Parambath Raphael CMI. The Franciscan sisters (OSF), from Bilaspur (Dillingen, Germany) were managing the primary section of our school. Now, the management of the school has been taken over by our province but rev. Sisters continue to assist in the school as well as in our parish activities.

Chavara Vidyapeeth, Kheri

Chavara, KheriIn response to the pressing request of the local people for an educational institute, we bought a plot of land on the Narsinghpur-Sagar National Highway. It is 3kms away from Narsinghpur town. Late Rev. Fr. Kallan John, Provincial laid the foundation stone for Chavara educational institute on January 2, 1995 in the presence of local people, sisters and fathers from the different institutions. Later in the year 2005 the school got affiliated to CBSE.
Chavara Vidhyapeeth strives for academic excellence and all round development of students, being fully rooted in the Indian spiritual and cultural ethos. This endeavours to inculcate in the students the values of equality and sensitivity to the less privileged sections of the society. In our school we have the presence of CMC sisters who are collaborating with us in teaching and supporting us in all our apostolate works. 

Sanjeevani Vidyapeeth, Usri

Sanjeevani, UsriA new initiation of providing quality educations to the poor villagers in the year2008 the province has started an English medium school under the able leadership of Fr. Paulson Muthipedika. Now it is serving as the source of wisdom to the villegers of Usri, whose children are comming up with bright and brilliant results in their exams to compete with the students in the cities.

Sant Chavara Academy

Sant Chavara Academy, Parasia In order to provide quality education for local public, under the leadership of Fr. Anto Karokaran, our province began an English Medium school in a suitable and attractive place at Chandametta. The plot is nearly 25 acres which lies in the lap of surrounding hills. The newly constructed Sant Chavara Academy Marg was inaugurated by Mr. Tharachand Bavaria MLA of Parasia on 13th November 2007. This road which is 600ft long and 20ft wide connects our school campus to the state Highway. The foundation stone of Sant Chavara academy was blessed by Fr. George Thanchan, the then provincial and laid by Mr. Tarachand Bavaria MLA on 1st July 2007. At a stretch we have started classes from nursery to class two. The core staffs consist of three JMJ sisters from Hyderabad. 

Bp. Clemens School of Excellence

BCSE, BhamoriWith a great dream of providing quality education to the rural children, our province purchased around 7.5 acres of land in the Kundali village at Bamohri. Rev.Fr. Joseph Kannanaickal was the one who found out this beautiful plot of land. On 17th November, 2007 Rev. Fr. George Thanchan, the Provincial laid the foundation stone for the school building in the presence of many priests and nuns and boarding students of Silwani Zone. At present Rev. Fr. Varghese Manikkathan, is the director of this centre and he supervises the construction work and management of the school. On July first 2008 our school, Bishop Clemens School of Excellence got started. As it is entitled this institution is dedicated in the fond memory of our Late Bp. Clemens Thottungal CMI, in the centenary year of his birth.