Professor Dr. A. John De Britto
M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA
Dr.A.John De Britto obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and M.Phil.,in Botany from St.Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy. Degree of Doctor of Philosophy - Ph.D., was awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He also obtained M.A. Degree in Psychology from Annamalai University, Chidambaram and PGDCA from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.
He has completed 34 years of teaching and 28 years of research in St.Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai and he has taught Foundation Courses (Personality Development, Value Education and Social Awareness) for 26 years. He has completed 14 Major Projects and 7 Minor projects funded by TNSCST, UGC, DST, CSIR, ICMR, MOEF, PWD, Tamil Nadu and ICSSR which include both scientific and socially relevant projects. He has published six books on Environmental Science, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Personality Development. He also published 220 research articles in National and International Journals. Under his able guidance, 32 research scholars were awarded Ph.D., Degree and 24 were awarded M.Phil., Degree.
He has participated in various International Exchange Programmes, Seminars and Conferences and presented papers in countries like Japan (1992, 2000), China (1997, 2005), United Kingdom (1995), USA (1999,2009,2014,2016) Finland (2003), Thailand (2003), Australia (2007, 2011), Czech Republic (2005), Jordan (2012), Portugal (2005), Austria (2005) and Denmark (2016).
He is the recipient of awards such as Best NSS Programme Officer Award by Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Best Researcher Award – 2006, 2008, 2012 by St.Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, Best Teacher Award – 2008 by Tamil Nadu Institute for Educational Research and Development and Fr. T.A. Mathias Memorial Award for Innovative College Teachers of India 2010-11 by All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), New Delhi.
He held many positions such as NSS Programme Officer (1994-1999), NSS Programme Coordinator (2000-2002), Dean of Science (2007-2010), Dean of Research (2012-2013), Member in Academic Council, Board of Studies, Governing Body, IQAC, NAAC, CPE, Registrar of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, (2014-2017), Controller of Examinations in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (2018-2022) and Special Officer at Loyola College, Chennai (2022-2023).
He is a motivational speaker and trainer and he has trained students and staff of various schools, colleges and other institutions.