The theme of the inaugural mass for the academic year 2015-16 was “Called to be Merciful as the Father”. Archbishop Anil JD Couto, as the main celebrant, preached during the occasion. He expressed concern over our indifference to poverty and several other problems that prevail in this world. He gave us a clarion call to be merciful. Forgiving and receiving forgiveness should become the rhythm of one’s life.
Fr. Michael Thanaraj, Rector, VJ commended VJ on the following aspects
o Highly capable students
o Institute Recognised all over the world.
o Faculty has vibrant team spirit.
o Resourceful, creative, enormous, intellectual potential.
o Engaged in pastoral activities & context based Theology.
o Centre of research.
Fr. Leonard Fernando, the Principal introduced and welcomed all the new staff members and expressed gratitude to the outgoing faculty members. He also made us aware of two important events taking place this year.
 Jubilee Year of Mercy and
 Closing of the Year of Consecrated Life & 50 years of the completion of Vatican II.
Mr. Ravi Nair, in his keynote address, spoke about “Communal Polarization and Corporate Colonization: Challenge to Indian Democracy”.