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Deans

Dr. G. Gnanaraj
Dean of Academics - Arts

Dr.Gnanaraj is an alumnus of the college doing his B.A. in Corporate Secretaryship during 1981-84. He did his schooling from the Sainik School, Amaravathi nagar, and his post graduation in Commerce from the PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. He did his Ph.D. in Commerce as a Junior Research Fellow of the UGC from the Madurai Kamaraj University.

He joined Bishop Heber in 2000 January, prior to which he was working in Bishop Thorp College, Dharapuram. He has published and presented papers in conferences and seminars and has coauthored a book on 'Financial Services'. His area of specialization is Organisational Behavior and his Ph.D. was on Job Stress.




Dr (Mrs.)Violet Dhayabaran. V
Dean of Academics - Sciences

Dr. A. Umesh Samuel Jebaseelan
Dean Of Research And Development

Dr. A. Umesh Samuel Jebaseelan holds currently the post of Dean of Research & Associate Professor in Social Work, in Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli. Dr.Umesh Samuel was a University Rank holder in MSW and has the credit of having received the first PhD degree awarded from Bharathidasan University in Social Work Discipline in 1995. He has over 29 years of teaching experience in MSW and 23 years in MBA, 18 years in M.Phil and 20 years in PhD. He is a recognized guide for guiding MBA programme in 7 Universities. He has published 84 research articles in the refereed and peer reviewed national and international journals.

He is a recipient of many awards like Tamilnadu State Award for Best NSS officer (1998), Bharathidasan University Best NSS officer Award (2000) and Best Researcher Award four times (2009 , 2013 , 2014 & 2016) .He has also received “Best Faculty Award in Humanities – 2013” and also received a cash award of Rs 10,000/= from Nehru group of Institutions ,Coimbatore. Recently, he has received 2 awards one from Venus International Foundation for Best Faculty Award in June 2015 and Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award for his "Outstanding Individual Achievement and Distinguished Service in Research and Social Work" in August 2015. He also recently received Bharat Ratna Jawaharlal Nehru Gold Medal Award for his Outstanding Individual Achievement in Social Work in August 2016

As a Research Advisor/Guide for guiding research work leading to the award of PhD degree, he has to his credit of 25 candidates awarded PhD degree in Social Work (one in Management) and more than 64 candidates awarded for M.Phil Degree. He has the credit of producing highestPhD in Social Work discipline in India which is noteworthy to mention.

He had been to Liverpool Hope University, UK twice to deliver lectures to the students of Social Work discipline. He served as a Project Lead , DelPHE Project, Sponsored by British Council – a collaborative research Project between Bishop Heber College, Stella Maris college, Chennai ,Madras Christian College, Chennai and Liverpool Hope University, UK.

He served as Honorary Project Director for Institute for Applied Social Sciences (IASS) - a UK based research Institute from 2008 - 2011

He also served as Hon. Project Director for the GFATM round 7 –An International funded Project to train HIV Counsellors in Tamilnadu, Pondicherry and Kerala and received a grant of more than 4 Croes from the Global Fund and recently he received a grant of 13,500 US dollars from United Board, Asia for training the research scholars in social science disciplines on the theme “Recent Trends in Social Science Research”

He had the credit of being the NAAC Steering Committee Co-ordinator twice ( Re-accreditation 2nd Cycle and 3rd cycle where Bishop Heber College was graded A + in the 2nd d cycle and A (3.58 CGP) in the 3rd cycle. He also served as Dean IQAC) for 11 years.

He had been to Liverpool Hope University, UK twice to deliver lectures to the students of Social Work discipline. He served as a Project Lead , DelPHE Project, Sponsored by British Council –a collaborative research Project between Bishop Heber College, Stella Maris college, Chennai ,Madras Christian College, Chennai and Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is the Honorary Project Director for Institute for Applied Social Sciences - a UK based research Institute since 2008.

He is also Serving as Faculty In charge for the Global Fund to fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria round 7 –An International funded Project to train HIV Counsellors in Tamilnadu, Pondicherry and Kerala and received a grant of Rs 1. 2 Croes from the Global Fund.



Associate Dean: Dr.T.Kanna, Assistant Professor of Physics

Dr. Suresh Frederick
Dean Of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Dr. Suresh Frederick, Associate Professor and UG Head in the Department of English,Bishop Heber College, Trichy, India, has 25 years of teaching experience at the college level. He has presented 78 papers in International and National conferences and published 76 papers in reputed books and journals. He has published 6 books to his credit. He holds a PhD in English from Bharathidasan University, India. He has been conferred with an Hon. DLitt by IICM, Florida, USA. He has visited many foreign countries like Ireland, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is the Vice President of OSLE(Organization for Study of Literature and Environment), a Life Member of IASA (Indian Association for the Study of Australia), a Fellow of Eco­Ethics International Union, Germany, a Member of The Andrew Marvell Society and an Associate Member of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington, D.C.

The areas of his specialization are Ecocriticism, Mass Communication, ELT, Australian Literature, American Literature and British Drama.

Dr. Suresh Frederick has been awarded Editor's Choice Award 2010 for his Critical Writing by The Home of Letters (India) and the Best research paper award in 2015.




Associate Dean: Dr.J.Princy Merlin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Associate Dean: Dr.B.Arunkumar,Dept of Social Work

Dr. Jesudoss Manalan
Dean Of International Relations

Dr. Jesudoss Manalan has been working as college Librarian since 1990. His specialisation is Library Management and Library Liaison. He has been instrumental in modernizing the college library. He is a subject expert on different panels of national institutes like IIM, NIT and NCERT and Department of Public Libraries, Tamil Nadu. He is also a subject expert in peer-reviewing the articles for many journals. Three research scholars are working under him for their Ph.D. programme. He has attended 60 seminars/conferences and training programmes at the State and National levels.

He is an associate editor for the SALIS journal of library and information science. He is an active member in professional activities and a life member of

  • ILA (Indian Library Association)
  • IASLIC (Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres)
  • IATLIS (Indian Association for Teachers in Library and Information Science)
  • SALIS (Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science)

Dr. JesudossManalan is one of the two Librarians from India selected for the 5 weeks short term training programme for the librarians of SAARC nations in the year 2002. Dr. Manalan received the Dr.Harish Chandra-Sushila Chandra National Best Librarian Award instituted by Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS) for the year 2012 for his outstanding contributions, services and achievements in the Library and Information Science Profession.

He is an alumnus of Bishop Heber College and a beneficiary of Kindernothilfe (KNH), Germany. He has visited countries like Germany, Luxemburg, Ireland and France.



Associate Dean:Dr.K.RajKumar, Assoicate Professor of Computer Science

Associate Dean: Dr.Michael David Premkumar, Head,Dept of Management Studies

Associate Dean:Dr.V.Anand Gideon, Assoicate Professor of Botany

Dr. S. Ally Sornam
Dean Of Staff & Student Welfare (SSW)

Dr. S. Ally Sornam, M.A., MLIS., Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Head of the PG and Research Department of Library Information Science. She has 33 years of teaching and 15 years of research experience. Her specializations are Library Management, Information Marketing and Knowledge Management.

She has guided 6 Ph.Ds. and another 8 Ph.Ds are under guidance. She has published 60 articles in reputed National and International Journals and 85 papers in National and International Conference Proceedings. She has edited 6 books authored 2 and completed one UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project. She has organized 7 National Conferences. She has been the recipient of Best Research Paper and Best Researcher Awards. She is a regular resource person for UGC, ICSSR, State and Central Government sponsored orientation and refresher courses. She is a Life member of ILA, IATLIS, MALA and SALIS.

She has prepared course materials for distance education programme for BLIS and MLIS for Bharathidasan University, Periyar University, Pondicherry University, Sri Venakateswara University. She has been a Board of Study member for the Universities in Tamil Nadu which impart LIS Education. She has been a member of manpower assessment committees for LIS.

She is a free lance writer for Christian Magazines. She was in Hawai, USA for a month to attend a Leadership Training Programme organized by Haggai Institute, USA.



Associate Dean: Dr.C.Ravi Dhas, Head,Dept of Physics

Dr. J. G. R. Sathiaseelan
Dean Of Training And Placement

Dr. J. G. R. Sathiaseelan is the Head, Department of Computer Science in Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli. He is also the coordinator for Computer Applications, Computer Science & IT Departments. He is currently appointed as Dean for the Training and Placement Division in this college. Dr. Sathiaseelan has completed B. Sc. Computer Science in 1987 and M. Sc. Computer Science in 1989. He joined as a lecturer in the same year. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience in the same college.

In 2013, Dr. Sathiaseelan was awarded Ph. D. degree in Computer Science. He has presented several research papers in the International conferences which are published in the proceedings of ACM, IEEE and reputed journals. He is presently guiding 5 M. Phil and 8 Ph. D. Research scholars in both part time and full time basis. His research areas include Web Services security, big data analytics, Data mining and Image Processing. He has visited several countries around the world such as Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Germany and South Korea for the educational purpose.

Dr.Sathiaseelan has authored a book titled, “Programming In C#.Net”, which was published by PHI, New Delhi, in 2009. He is the chairman for both Department Research Committee and the Board of Studies in Bishop Heber College. He has been frequently invited as chief guest for seminars and conferences both national and international level organised by various colleges in and around Tamilnadu. Dr Sathiaseelan is a versatile musician who can play a variety of music instruments like violin, guitar, piano etc.



Associate Dean: Dr.S.Angeline Vedha, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr.C.Dhanabal
Dean Of Extension Activities

Dr.C.Dhanabal, Dr.C.Dhanabal, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator, UG English (SF), Bishop Heber College, Trichy, did his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., PGDCA., from Bishop Heber College and Ph.D., from Bharathidasan University, Trichy. He started his career in Bishop Heber College itself as the second Coordinator of Students Services Centre in the year 1990. He went to Gujarat to work as Lecturer in English in Rofel Arts and Commerce College, Vapi, Gujarat. He joined Bishop Heber as Assistant Professor in 2000 March.He has more than 25 years of teaching experience both in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. He speaks Tamil, English, Hindi, Guajarati and Malayalam to some extent.He is a recognized Ph.D. guide for Bharathidasan University, currently guiding seven candidates. He has presented papers in International and National conferences and published papers in various books and journals.

Associate Dean: Dr.M.Gabriel,Associate Professory,Dept of Social Work