Thou art light, fill me with thy light

Thou art Light, fill me with Thy Light


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

Prof. Sandra Joseph is the first lay person to be appointed as the Principal of Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi and is currently a member of the Academic Council, University of Delhi. Prior to joining Jesus and Mary College, she was the Vice Principal of Stella Maris College (Autonomous), Chennai and previously held responsibilities as Internal Quality Assurance Cell Coordinator as well as the Head of the Postgraduate Department of Social Work.

She has more than 30 years’ of work experience of nurturing and developing young women leaders in academia. She has guided several research studies at the MA, M. Phil and PhD levels. She has to her credit a number of publications both International and National and is an editorial member for international refereed journals. She has to her credit several accolades and awards as a distinguished academician.

In collaboration with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) since 1998, she has completed four major cross cultural research studies. Prof Sandra has served as a member on several Boards of Studies in the University of Madras. She also serves as an advisor to several NGO’s and is on the national board of Church’s Auxiliary of Social Action (CASA), New Delhi and Indo Global Social Service Society, (IGSSS) New Delhi and served on the regional governing body of CARITAS India.

Her contribution over the years as an educator, practitioner and researcherhas been in domains of gender, education, health and development practice. Her over 30 years of teaching experience both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels has made her a recognizable name and an expert in teaching, learning and research in the field of Higher Education.