Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy , Theology and Canon Law


ईश्भक्तिः परं ज्ञानम्

Devotion to the Lord is the supreme wisdom


A living temple of wisdom and the dharma of Jesus Christ for the well-being of all and the glory of God.

About Us

Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK) is a Pontifical Athenaeum for higher learning and formation, established by the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican, as an independent institute, empowered to grant degrees, including Licentiate and Doctorate in Philosophy and Theology, Licentiate in Oriental Canon Law, Licentiate and Master’s in Formative Spirituality and Counselling.
Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram is a Registered Society under the Karnataka Societies of Registration Act 1960 (Karnataka Act No.17 of 1960) as S. No.13/84-85 of Bangalore City Corporation.

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Our Inspiration

Kuriakose (Cyriac) Chavara was born in 1805, of pious and devout Catholic parents of Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, Kerala, India. After his early schooling in the native village and priestly studies under Fr. Thomas Palackal at Pallippuram, he was ordained priest in 1829.

In co-operation with Palackal Thoma Malpan and Thoma Porukara, Kuriakose Elias Chavara founded an Indian religious congregation for men, now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. He believed that intellectual development and the education of women was the first step towards overall social welfare. Hence he founded, the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, the first religious congregation for women in 1866.

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    Prof. Dr. Paulachan Kochappilly CMI

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    Prof. Dr. Joy Philip Kakkanattu CMI

    Dean, Faculty of Theology
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    Prof. Dr. Jose Nandhikkara CMI

    Dean, Faculty of Philosophy
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    Prof. Dr. Varghese Koluthara CMI

    Director, IOCL
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    Prof. Dr. Francis Thonippara, CMI

    Director, Vinayasadhana
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    Rev. Dr. Jose Kizhakekuttu CMI

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    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Mullooparampil CMI

    Controller of Examinations
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    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Alackappilly CMI

    Finance Officer
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    Rev. Fr. John Neelankavil CMI


Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram,
Dharmaram College P. O
Bangalore-560 029,

Tel : 080-41116300/41116302
Fax : 080-41116000

E-mail : registrar@dvk.in
Website : www.dvk.in