Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ is the new Principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru.
Rev Dr Praveen Martis S Jis appointed as the Principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru and he assumed the office of the Principal on April 17, 2017. The incumbent Principal Rev FrSwebertD’SilvaSJ who has attained superannuation, handed over the office to the new Principal in a Programme arranged in the college in the presence of Rev Fr. Dionysius Vas SJ, the Rector of St Aloysius Institutions.
Rev Dr Praveen Martis hails from Shankerpura, Udupi District. After finishing his early education from St. John’s Educational Institutions, Shankerpura and Pre-University from St. Mary’s College, Shirva, he was graduated from St Aloysius College, Mangaluru and completed post-graduate degree in Chemistry from St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru. He did his doctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Surfaces, University of Namur, Belgium and obtained his Ph D degree for his thesis on “Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: Decorated with metal nanocrystals and incorporated into metal matrices.” in 2011 .A well-known research scholar in Chemistry he has several research paper presentations and publications. To his credit he has more than 15 international publications in peer reviewed reputed journals.
Rev Dr Praveen has rich experience in teaching and administration. During his religious studies he wasentrusted withthe responsibility of Assistant Director of Loyola Pre-novitiate, Mangalore. After his ordination in 2005, He wasappointed as the Correspondent and Student counsellor at St. Joseph’s Evening College, Bangalore. He began teaching career in the year 2007 at St. Joseph’s Institutions, Bangalore as lecturer in chemistry. During the same period he also held the offices of Assistant Director of Ashirvad, Bangalore.Known for his leadership qualities and intellectual expertise he has been shouldering various administrative posts in the Karnataka Jesuit province. To name a few in 2011, he was promoted to the post of Director of Post Graduate and Research Centre in St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru. Healso served as the Rector of St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru from2012 – 2014. In 2013 in addition to this responsibility he was appointed as the Principal of St Joseph’s College(Autonomous), Bengaluru.In 2015 he was transferred to St Aloysius College(Autonomous) Mangaluru as Vice Principal, Campus Ministerand the Director of DDU Kaushal Kendra. He is instrumental in initiating the skill based BVocdegree programmes. He also serves as the consultant to the Provincial of Karnataka Province and Secretary of Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society.