Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ appointed as RECTOR of St Aloysius Institutions, Mangaluru, will take over from Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, the present Rector at st Aloysius Institutions
Mangaluru: It is announced by the Provincial of Karnataka Jesuit Congregation that Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ will take over from Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, the current Rector Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, as the New RECTOR of this prestigious Institution.
Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto SJ born on 31 December 1963 in Bendore/Kadri area in Mangaluru had his Schooling & College education at St Aloysius Mangaluru- and later he joined the Society of Jesus (SJ) congregation on 20 June 1981. His education credits are- MA (Eng), M.Ed. Diploma in Psychology and Counseling; Diploma in School Administration. Ordained as a Jesuit priest on 14 April 1997, Fr Melwyn worked as- Headmaster, St Joseph’s Primary School, Hassan, 1996-97; Headmaster, St Joseph’s High School, Hassan, 1998 – 99; Principal, St Joseph’s Indian Composite PU College, B’lore, 1999 – 2007 (Founder Principal of St Joseph’s Indian PU College); Headmaster, St Aloysius High School, Mangalore 2007 – 2011; Principal, St Joseph’s PU College, Hassan 2011-12 and Section Head, English Desk for Asia and Indian languages, at Vatican Communications & Radio, Rome. February 2012 – April 2017
Until recently Fr Melwyn was the Superior and Director, Fatima Retreat House, Valencia- Mangaluru, from May 2017 – May 2019. He served as Superior, of South Indian Common Jesuit Juniorate, Trivandrum, May 2019; Superior, of South Indian Common Jesuit Juniorate, Trivandrum, May 2019 till 2019, until recently appointed as Superior, Vidyaniketan, Jesuit Study Home, Dharwad, before this new in Mangaluru was offered to Him. Fr Melwyn’s hobbies are Counseling, Spiritual Direction, Directing Ignatian Retreats, Seminars on Education, Leadership, Self Esteem, Soft Skills, among others. Presently being the Superior of Vidyaniketan, Jesuit Study Home, Dharwad, Fr Melwyn will take over as RECTOR of St Aloysius Institutions, Mangaluru within a few days.
Team Mangalorean extends Congratulations to Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ all success in his new post as Rector of St Aloysius Institutions, Mangaluru