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Dr. Chittilappilly Anto Amarnad,CMI

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Director, Vinayasadhana 


Surname and Name


Anto Amarnad

Date and Place of Birth

January 19, 1956

Trichur, Kerala

Permanent Address

CMI Provincial House, 59- Govind Garden, Govindpura P.O., Bhopal- 462 023, MP. India

Present Address

Dharmaram College, Bangalore – 560 029, Karnataka, India


First Appointment

February 10, 1999

Present Status


Director, Vinayasadhana







Salesian University




Salesian University


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Systematic Theology

DVK, Bangalore




DVK, Bangalore




University of Saugar, Sagar




DPI, Bangalore






Samanvaya Theology College, Bhopal


Vice Rector

Samanvaya Theology College, Bhopal



Samanvaya Theology College, Bhopal



Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore


Master of Students

Dharmaram College, Bangalore


  1. Catechesis and Contexts: A Psycho-Socio-Theological Analysis.Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, Bengaluru, 2019.
  2. Divine Office (Liturgical Book).Bhopal: Department of Evangelization, 2011.
  3. Office for the Dead (Liturgical Book). Bhopal: Department of Evangelization, 2011.
  4. Creative Catechesis: A Creative and Psychosocial Approach to Faith Formation: A Source Book for Today’s Catechesis. Bangalore:  Dharmaram Publication, 2000.
  5. Mrthkom Keliye Laghu Prathna. Sagar: Jyothi Bhavan, 1985.
  6. Pratha Upasana (Liturgical Book). Sagar: Diocese of Sagar, 1979.

  1. “Fr. Raymond, The Robust Monk,” in Naiju Jose Kalambukattu (ed.), Raymond: A Carmelite Patriarch of Gangakshetra, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2019, 180-184.
  2. “Vision of Swami Sadanand: Interreligious Living the Way of Jesus,” in Shepherd Thelappilly and Jacob Peenickaparambil (eds.), Prophet of Peace and Reconciliation, Bhopal: CMI St. Paul Province, 2018, 33-46.
  3. “Biblical Understanding of Person and Creativity,” in Francis Thonippara, Joy Philip Kakkanattu & Geo Pallikunnel (eds.), Ascend to Holiness: Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Thomas Kalayil, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2018, 103-138.
  4. “A Golden Folio of Remembrance: Bishop Clemens Thottungal,” in Divya, Jisa, and Prasanna (eds.), A Mirror of Gospel Joy, Sagar: SJ Generalate, 2016, 140-145.
  5. “Gospelling In The Contexts,” in Paulachan Kochappilly, Geo Pallikunnel, Joseph Varghese Kureethara (eds.), The Way of Life: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Varghese Pathikulangara, Mannanam, Kottayam, Denha Services, 2011, 354-363.
  6. “Knowing the boarding children: The psychological insights for forming the boarders” in Johnson Vadakumchery & Jacob Peenickaparambil (ed.), Paradigm Shift in Boarding House Management, Bhopal: Centre for Development and Harmony, 2010, 99-116.
  7. “Music, the Fragrance of Eternity on Earth,” in Saju Chackalackal (ed.), New Horizons of Indian Christian Living: A Festschrift in Honour of Vadakethala Francis Vineeth, Bangalore: Vidyavanam Publications, 2009, 485-502.
  8.  “Fr. Alex- the Alchemist” in Jacob Peenickaparambil (ed), Alex without Wax, Bhopal: St. Paul Province, 2008, 182-185.
  9.  “Catechesis in Context,” in Davis Varayilan (ed.), Rishikesh and Beyond, Bhopal: Samanvaya Publications, 2007, 100-106.
  10. “The Eucharistic Catechesis,” in Sebastian Athappilly and Paulachan Kochappilly (ed.) The Mystery of the Eucharist: Essays on the occasion of the Eucharistic Year, Dharmaram Publications, 2006, 227-246.
  11. “Poornodaya: The Abode of Fullness,” in Johnson Vadakumchery (ed.), Icons of the Unseen: Asian Theology Through the Eyes of Artist Joy Elamkunnapuzha CMI, Trivandrum: Carmel International Publishing House, 2002, 135-144.
  12. “The Cross and Shepherding” in Paulachan Kochappilly (ed.), Folly of the Cross, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2000, 150-162.
  13. An Inculturated Catechesis for India, in Benny Thettayil (ed.), Fragmented Cross Expendable Theological Visions, Dharmaram Publications, 2020, 212-230.

  1. Paper on “Personality Development and Counselling Techniques,” in the Teachers’ Seminar, at St. Paul English Medium School, Bhopal, MP, India, (18 April), 2018.
  2. Paper on “Martin Luther and the Reformative Image of the Church,” in the Inter-Faculty Seminar at St. Peter’s Institute, Bangalore, October (27 November), 2016.
  3. Paper on “Churches Sui Iuris and Catechesis,” in the Catechetical Congress at St. Thomas Mount, Kakkanad, Kerala, November 25-27, 2015.
  4. Paper “Does God Have A Future,” in “Dharma: Interface between Secular and Sacred,” at DVK, Bangalore, January 04-07, 2015.
  5. Paper on “St. Alphonsa and Third Millennium Challenges for Religious of India,” in the Assembly of CRI, Bhopal, MP, India, October 18, 2008.
  6. Paper on “Challenges of Catechesis,” at the Diocesan Catechetical Seminar, Diocese of Sagar, MP, India, (24 May), 2008.
  7. Paper on “Education for Liberation,” in the Seminar for the English Medium Schools’ Teachers of Maharashtra, Chandrapur, India, February 17), 2008.
  8. Paper on “Indigenisation of Liturgical Music” in the National Seminar (Theme of Seminar), at NBCLC, Bangalore, July October 27-28, 2007.
  9. Paper on “Thrusts of Catechesis,” at the Diocesan Catechetical Seminar, Diocese of Indore, MP, India, (14 September), 2006.
  10. Paper on “Creative Catechesis,” at the Seminar Whole Kerala Principals of Catechism Schools, POC, Kochi, (August 12, 2004.
  11. Paper on “Forming the Catechists,” at the Diocesan Catechetical Seminar, at Udaipur, India, (3, October), 2001.
  12. Paper on “Inculturation and Catechesis,” in the National Seminar “Inculturation,” at Poornodaya, Bhopal, September 07-08, 2000.

  1. In the CMI Philosophers and Theologians Forum Meet, at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, July 26-28, 2019.
  2. In the National Seminar on “Paradigms of Formation,” at Dharmaram College, Bangalore, December 16-18, 2016.
  3. In the National Seminar on “Amoris Laetitia,” at NBCLC, Bangalore, (18 August 2016).
  4. In the National Seminar on “Intellectual Formation, “at Dharmaram College, Bangalore, 30 June, 2018.
  5. In the National Seminar on “Human Formation in Major Seminaries,” at Dharmaram College, Bangalore, February 10-13, 2017.
  6. In the Catechetical Congress of Syro-Malabar Church on “ Catholic Eastern Churches And Their Faith Formation,” at St. Thomas Mount, Kakkanattu, November 25-27, 2015.
  7. In the International Conference on “Library Space and Content Management for Networked Society,” at DVK, Bangalore, October 18-20, 2014.
  8. In the 7th International Whitehead Conference on “Process, Religion and Society” at Christ University, Bangalore, January 05-09, 2009.
  9. In the Christian Music Composers’ Meet, at Manila, the Philippines, (21-23 February, 1986.



Catechetics; Sacraments of Initiation;  Theology of Sacraments; Ordained Ministry; Pastoral Theology; Sacrament of Reconciliation; Angels and Satan; Pastoral Problems and their Remedies; Sacraments and their Rituals (Latin Rite); Philosophy of Happiness.



Post Modern Enquiry of Pastoral Theology; New Horizons of Sacraments; Catechetics and the Church; Catechesis and Evangelization.

  1. Sunny Punnoliparambil CMI, “Blessed Chavara, A Prophet for Our Times,” Doctoral Dissertation, DVK, 2014.
  2. Jos Rajesh,“Liturgical Formation of Young Adults,” Doctoral Dissertation, 2016.
  3. Josmy Jose, “The Formation for the Inter-Religious Dialogue:Strategy to Create a Culture of Dialogue in Rural Schools of NorthBangalore,” Doctoral Dissertation, 2018.
  4. Francis Xavier J, “Catechesis on Preaching the Word of God,” Doctoral Dissertation, 2019.
  5. Aby O. Abraham, “Sanyasa and Mission,” Licentiate Thesis, 2017.
  6. George Cherian, “Missiology of LesslieNewbegin,” Licentiate Thesis, 2017.
  7. Robin Babu Manakalathu, “On Kenotic Theology of Church according to Pope Francis,: Licentiate Thesis, 2019.
  8. Emil Abraham MCBS, “Catholic Youth Movements,” Licentiate Thesis: (2018).
  9. Shinto Antony CMI, “Licentiate thesis on Vocation Promotion,” Licentiate Thesis, 2019.
  10. Thomas K. P., “Towards a Transformative Formation: A Gestatlian Approach, Licentiate Thesis, 2020.
  11. Mridula Toppo, Psycho-Spiritual Approaches in the Formation of DSA: An Analysis on wholeness in the Religious formation, Licentiate Thesis, 2020.

  1. Catechetics
  2. Youth Formation
  3. Pastoral Theology
  4. Dialogue, Ecumenism
  5. Indian Theology


Music Composition

  1. Solemn High Mass of Latin Rite in Malayalam, 2018.
  2. Solemn High Mass of Syro-Malabar Rite in Marathi, 2008.
  3. Solemn High Mass of Syro-Malabar Rite in English, 2006.
  4. Solemn High Mass of Syro-Malabar Rite in Hindi, 1986.
  5. Hymns for Benediction in Syro-Malabar Rite

Music Composition

Over 765 tunes and produced 70 Music Albums, Cassettes and CDs.


Conducted several Youth/Students’ Seminars in the Parishes and Higher Secondary Schools.


ClemensThottungal Media Award of Navchetana Communication Centre, 2018.

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