Principal’s Message

Principal’s Profile


Name Rev. Fr. Dr. Sebastian Ousepparampil
Qualification M.A, M.P.H, Ph.D.
Motto To care and share in Christ.
Area of Specialization Developmental perspective in the modern world .Integrated Approach to Health, Challenges of Higher Education in the globalized World.
  • Three years as Rector, Good shepherd seminary, Dimapur. (1976- 1991)
  • Director for social work 15 years (1976 – 1991)
  • Director North East Forum (1985 – 1991)
  • Secretary and Chancellor diocese of Kohima (1979 – 1991)
  • Administrator, St. Johns Medical College (1991-1995)
  • Associate Director St. Johns, National academy of Health Sciences (1997 -2001)
  • Director General For Catholic Health Association (2001 -2011)
  • Director for Development Association of Nagaland 2011 -2015)
  • Principal St. Josephs College, Jakhama (2015 –
  • As the rector of Good Shepherded seminary tried to introduce a participatory formation system in the seminary.
  • As the director of Social Work expanded the scope and deepened the reach of the organization to the marginalized and the poor. Formulated the a new vision and mission for social work and registered a new society called The development Association of Nagaland and also got a new FCRA for the organization. Divided the entire diocese into different region and elected regional animators, who together decided and selected projects and programs. Made the organization transparent in every way possible.
  • Developed the regional forum and established its head office in Karguli – Guwahati with a training center.
  • In St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences the hospital that was running at a loss was transformed into a hospital with a financial gain of 7.53 cores in one year. Upgraded the hospital from 750 beds to 1200 beds. Restructured the OPD and made it patient friendly by making it almost zero waiting time for the patient.
Publications Article / Book ISBN/ISSN Year of Pub.
The Integration Paradigm in Health Care 978-81-907272-2-8 2011
Over 50 articles on health and development
Managing editor for Health Action Magazine and published over 50 editorials.

Principal’s Message

A telescopic view through the historic troubles and trials of mankind will clearly tells us that mankind has traveled through ups and downs right through history up to our own time. As we entered the 21st Century with the IT revolution cutting through the ridge of the century we could really understand that globalization is unstoppable and is going to impact the higher education as never before in its history. In fact the IT revolution in the 21st century has drastically changed the communication and information technology throwing up challenges to the existing order. The higher education in India has to remain competitive by implementing international standard and aim for excellence with appropriate strategies. Globalization with its different facets has touched almost all aspects of human life. And every country in the world has faced a multitude of challenges in their developmental perspective. For globalization has deeply cut through national boarders opening new vistas for investments, production, innovations and even touching the family and human relationships and is becoming much more compressed views of space and time. Higher education has become much more central to the youth of today in bringing up cohesiveness and enabling them to cop up with the challenges of globalization, privatization and liberalization and technological challenges.

For the last three centuries we have concentrated on graduation as the main goal of higher education and looking at the contemporary world we know that it has only largely created unemployment, unrest and socially and economically misfit graduate in our mist. We certainly need to change this perspective in our educational system. Education must deepen students’ linkage with society and develop a scientific temper in the students. Knowledge is individual. We must follow a multi-disciplinary approach that allows students to learn and seek knowledge holistically, academic institutions were an important stakeholder for the socio-economic development of the nation. It is necessary to develop in our students a scientific temper, which allows the flight of imagination beyond the realm of grades and classrooms. Promotion of research at the undergraduate level would assist such an objective.

Development of a society depends on the development of youth. So it become critical for any country to target the youth. In the age of rapid change and globalization it is the youth who can bring change to our society. They can look beyond the frontiers of national boarder and culture and imbibe values that are universal. The youth of India can build a dynamic India. Higher education is the most globalized sector and higher education has a pivotal function in the global knowledge system and it is important in developmental, cultural and communication segments. All of us certainly know that we need to move out from the fossilized cultural milieu and create a world where we can have a level playing ground for all and it is only the youth growing up in the globalized world can bring that change. We need to consider youth from the generational perspective as the stage of youth, in the life a person’s existence, is a period of transition, maturation, change and growth. It is also true that the youth want to abandon the old customs and manners of the society and want to develop new standard, cultural models, and enter into new society which is built by them.

With all these factors in View St. Joseph’s College is re-positioning itself into an international campus by aligning itself with International Institute of Education and developing links with National and International Educational institutions in line with its Vision and Mission.

Welcoming you to the portals of St. Joseph,
Rev.Dr.Sebastian Ousepparampil, M.A., M.P.H., PhD.
St. Joseph’s College,
P.B.No.39, Jakhama, Nagaland. 797112.