What do Christian universities contribute to India?

The Catholic university in India offers a large, valuable contribution to peace building, guaranteeing a quality formation to young people of all religions, cultures and ethnicities.

This is what came out of the national meeting for “The Future of Christian Higher Education and Contemporary Transitions in India,” which took place the last few days in Kolkata. “The Catholic Church in India is universally recognized for its academic institutions and its technical training,” says Salesian C.M. Paul, professor at Assam Don Bosco University and the event’s organizer.

The conference involved five Catholic Indian universities: Assam Don Bosco University (Guwahatti), Christ University (Banglore), St. Xavier University (Bhubaneswar), St. Xavier University (Kolkata) and St. Joseph University (Kohima). There are 16,000 students in total from the five Catholic universities. The country has 789 universities, both public and private.

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