Name  : Chamakala Lucose CMI

Email   : jiji dot chamakala at gmai dot com

Phone  : 08041116251

About Me

Institute/Faculty Others
SpecializationMoral Theology
AddressDharmaram College,
Bangalore, 560029

Academic Qualification

Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies

1998-2002: Doctorate in Moral Theology, Alphonsianum, Doctoral Dissertation: The Sanctity of Life vs The Quality of Life: A Critical Study of the Writings of Germain Grisez, Helga Kuhse, and Richard McCormick
1996-1998: Licentiate in Moral Theology, Alphonsianum, Rome

Undergraduate Studies:

1992-1995: Bachelor of Theology DVK, Bangalore

1989-1992: Bachelor of Science(Physics) M.G. University, Kottayam

1986-1988: Bachelor of Philosophy DVK, Bangalore

Teaching Experienc

1998: Guest Lecturer of Bio-Medical Ethics, DVK, Bangalore
2002-2004: Lecturer of Moral Theology, DVK, Bangalore
2004-2007: Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, DVK, Bangalore
2007-: Associate Professor of Moral Theology, DVK, Bangalore

Samanvaya Theological College, Kolchoor, Chattisgargh
St. Ephrem’s Theological College, Satna
Vidya Deep College, CRI Brothers’ Institute of Theology, Bangalore
St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh
St. Alphonsa Institute of Franciscan Spirituality, Bangalore

Courses Taught

1. Undergraduate Level

Bio-Medical Ethics

Theology of Sexuality and Marriage

Fundamental Moral Theology

Foundations of Christian Ethics

Theology of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing the Sick

2. Licentiate and Post-Graduate Levels

Consecrated Life: Sexuality, Celibacy and Integration

Sanctity of Life as the Foundation of Bio-Medical Ethics

Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Consecrated Life and the Commandments

Religious Formation and Sacredness of Life

The Problem of Evil, Sin and Salvation


Academic Responsibilities

2012-Director, Centre for Biblical and Theological Studies (CBTS), DVK

2009-2012 Controller of Examinations, DVK

2008-2012Associate Director, Centre for Biblical and Theological Studies, DVK

2006-2008Director, Licentiate Programme in Theology, DVK

2005-2008Head of the Department of Moral Theology, DVK

2004-2008Director, Centre for Biblical and Theological Studies (CBTS), DVK



1. Book

[2005] The Sanctity of Life vs The Quality of Life, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2005.

2. Research Articles

[2010] “Public Health and Redeeming Human Dignity,” Journal of Dharma Vol. 35, No. 4 (October-December 2010), 393-404.

[2010] “Bio-Medical Ethics in India: Challenges Ahead.” Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology Vol. 4, No.1 (June 2010), 79-85.

[2007] “Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Catholic Perspective,” In Catholic Contributions to Bioethics, eds. B. Julian and H. Mynatty, 246-264. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2007.

[2006] “John Paul II, the Promoter of Human Life.” Indian Journal of Family Studies (April 2006), 37-56.

Participation in Conference

1.Paper Presentation

[2012] “Health Care in India: A Few Contemporary Challenges,” in the National Workshop of Moral Theology in India Today, July 12-15, 2012, DVK Bangalore
[2010] “Public Health and Human Dignity: A Study with A Special Reference to the Indian Scenario,” in the World Conference on “In the Currents of History: From Trent to the Future,” July 23-July 27 in Tento, Italy
[2008] “Christian Perspectives on Ethical Conduct of Physicians” at St. John’s Medical College, organised by ICMR
[2007] “Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Context of Natural Law,” for the National Sympossium on “Natural Moral Law,” organized by DVK, Bangalore
[2005] Key-note Address in UTC National Seminar on “Technological Advancement and the Quality of Life,” Bangalore
“Infertility & Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Catholic Perspectives,” for the National Seminar on “Challenges to Life in the New Millennium,” by CRS&IRISH at Kunnoth, Kerala
“Pope John Paul II & the Culture of Life,” for the International Seminar on Pope John Paul II and Theological Contributions,” organized by CANA, Changanacherry, Kerala


2.Conferences Attended

[2012] National Workshop of “Moral Theology in India Today,” July12-15, 2012, DVK Bangalore

[2011] International Conference, “Mysticism without Bounds,” January05-08, 2012, Bangalore

Indian Moral Theologians’ Association Annual Confernce, October, 2011, Bangalore.

[2010] International Conference on “In the Currents of History: From Trent to the Future,” July 23-July 27 in Tento, Italy

[2009] Indian Moral Theologians’ Annual Conference

[2008] International Whitehead Conference in Bangalore

[2007] National Symposium on Natural Moral Law, DVK, Bangalore

[2006] Indian Moral Theologians’ Conference in Chennai

[2005] International Seminar on God-Talk: Contemporary Trends and Trials by Faculty of Philosophy, DVK and Centre for Academic Excellence, Christ College, Bangalore

“Challenges to Life in the New Millennium,” National Seminar by CRS&IRISH at Kunnoth,Kerala

[2005] International Seminar on Pope John Pal II & His Theological Contributions,” by CANA, Changanacerry, Kerala

Works In Progress

Theology of the Gospel of Life: A Textbook on Bio-Medical Ethics

Current Research Interests

Environmental Ethics
Theology of the Gospel of Life
Public Health and Human Dignity
Theology of Sin and Salvation
Stem Cell Research and Cloning
Cosmetic Surgeries and Treatments
Natural Law and Global Ethics
Narco Analysis and Human Rights
Ethics in the World Religions
Health Care in India: Contemporary Challenges