PROF. JOHN VARGHESE
PROF. JOHN VARGHESE
Principal, St Stephen’s College, Delhi. As Principal I am responsible for the day-to-day academic and administrative aspects of the College, including overall financial responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities occupy much of my time, however despite the tight schedule, I have been teaching one course in Media & Communication since 2016. I have also lectured on aspects of International Relations, Educational Policy, English Literature and Educational Administration in general.
Head, Department of Communication, EFL University. I teach courses on Media, Communication, Radio Broadcasting and Literature at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFL University) for undergraduates (BA), post-graduates (MA) and specialized teacher-training programmes. (1996 to 2006 and from 2009 to February 2016).
Currently Principal, St Stephen's College, Delhi. 110007. 2016 onwards. The responsibilities involved with this position are comprehensive and cover all aspects of the College with regard to academics, administration and financial. The Principal represents the College at University and Ministry- level meetings. The position also entails discussions with agencies at national and international levels with partnering institutions. Since 2016 the College has been aggressively promoting a digital transformation in College. An IT department was established and an in-house communication system (Academic Management Portal) was developed for the exclusive use of the College academic community. The Principal is also involved in launching new programmes of study, one of which is the slew of courses in Public Policy, Administration and International Relations. Several other courses have also been planned under the proposal for autonomy for the College. The Principal is Patron for the Alumni Association of St Stephen’s College and since 2017 has been very pro-active on promoting a healthy relationship between alumni and the College. This has led to the establishment of several alumni chapters including a few a Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Despite the 24x7 engagement with such matters I have been able to engage, in a limited manner with academic teaching as well.
One of the responsibilities of the Principal is to ensure the continued legacy of the College which is excellence and service. To this end the Principal is called on several occasions by numerous institutions and agencies to deliver lectures, talks and addresses. Over the past five years there have been several such invitations too numerous to list here.
The Principal also serves on the Governing Bodies and the EC of two state Universities and a central University.