Secretary & Correspondence - Fr. Bala

Reverend Father Bala is the founder Secretary and Correspondent of the College. Entrusted with the establishment of the college in 2007. Fr. Bala unfolded the dream project of his mentor and chairman, Bishop John Mulagada. Ordained a priest on 29 October 1987 in the Roman Catholic Church, Father Bala served the diocese of Eluru in various capacities.

His twenty long years of association with the Bishop of Eluru made him dear to the Bishop as well as hundreds and thousands of people who came into contact with him. He was Secretary to the Bishop till 1990 and took over the charge of Secretary and Treasurer of Roman Catholic Diocese of Eluru, where he served till March, 200. He also served as the Director of Diocesan Jyothirmai commission, during which he met thousands of youth involved in various stages of education. The development of this dental college is certainly a jewel in the crown of the Bishop and diocese. Fr. Bala will have a great place in the records of history as far as this project is concerned.

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St.Joseph College of Nursing is run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Eluru under V.D.M Charitable Trust at Bishop’s House, Xavier Nagar, Eluru – 534003, W.G.Dt, A.P, India.

Present Correspondent :
Fr. Pingula Jacob

About Fr.Pingula Jacob:-
Born on                           : 28.07.1964
Ordined on                     : 04.01.1996
Seminary                         : Nidavolu & Janampet studied.
Total services                  : 25 years
Qualification                  : MA. English
                                          : M.A Sociology
                                         : MSW (Master of Social Worker), BL

Professional Summary:-

A spirit- filled believer in the salvation of Jesus Christ who pursues on ongoing relationship with God, with several years of experience in church ministry. Experienced in both campus and youth ministry, with a love for all God’s children.


Empathetic and Compassionate, readily connecting with staff/employee in their sorrows and concerns-strong biblical background – Experienced and effective public speaker who can communicate clearly verbally as well as in writing. An engaging teacher with a strong emphasis on following the promises of the old idea and linking them with their fulfillment of the New thought. Self motivated and able to manage work task independently-Readily able to relate and connect with all categories of the college members.

Work Experience:-

  • Worked as an assistant pastor in vatluru, Eluru managed targeted ministries in Polavaram, West Godavari, for recruited, trained and supported teens and college-aged young people into the ongoing ministries of the church.
  • Led and supervised the St. Joseph Dental College to built up and develop in all the aspects in the year 2000.
  • Worked as a parish priest in distinguished areas like Raguwada and T. Narsapuram.

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    Andhra Pradesh