Before assigning as Provincial & Manager of Sacred Heart Province, he was the Faculty of Theology at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore. He served there as the Registrar and was the Director of the Centre for Study and Research on St Chavara. He was also a member of Academic Council of Christ, deemed to be University and a member of the Permanent Advisory Council of Dharmaram College since 2011. Besides the Ecclesiastical degrees in Philosophy and Theology, Fr Benny is a graduate in English Literature. He had his higher studies in Sacred Theology from Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome with Specialization in Biblical Studies. Apart from teaching, Fr Benny is engaged in the formation of the students to the priesthood as their animator and master in Dharmaram College. Fr Benny has got language proficiencies in a number of languages including Greek, Hebrew, Italian and German languages. He has authored a good number of articles in scholarly journals both in English and Malayalam. As a columnist, poet and lyricist, he regularly contributes to writing and publications. His areas of specialization include Pauline Literature and Theology.
Saju. M.D, Ph.D. is the Principal and Associate professor, at the Department of Social Work of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Cochin, Kerala, and an approved research guide in social work under Mahatma Gandhi University. He is the Director of the International Centre for consortium research in social care (ICRS), which focuses on psychosocial intervention and epidemiological research in various health domains to improve outcomes for patients. He holds honorary fellow positions at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland since 2022 and 2023, respectively. He has extensive experience in running funded projects in principal investigator and co-investigator roles. He was the Principal Investigator (PI) of the UKIERI partnership project in collaboration with York University, UK, funded by the British Council and University Grants Commission (UGC), Co-PI of IMPRESS- ICSSR Project, funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, on public health. His other roles include President of Rajagiri Chapter National Association of Palliative Care for Ayush & Integrative Medicine, Consultant – Sea Wise - Workplace Mental Health Initiative, Cochin Shipyard, Kerala, India, and Director, LIFE - Happiness and Wellbeing Centre, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences. He was also the head of the project team that won the State e-Governance Special Jury Award for project Resiliency Engagement and Care in Health (REaCH) under Innovations in COVID Pandemic Management issued by the Government of Kerala in 2022. He has more than 16 years of teaching and is an active researcher with more than 20 publications in high-impact journals. His research interests include Public Health and Mental Health, Disability, Suicide, and Dementia.
Dr. Binoy Joseph has extensive expertise in the areas of Employee Resourcing, Performance Management, Reward Management and HR Accounting and Auditing and his core research interest lies in HRM Innovations. He has had professional experience in the hospitality industry. He has been a Visiting International Scholar at Western Michigan University, USA, and was also engaged in research on Employee Stock Option Plan and Corporate Performance. He has received his doctoral degree from Cochin University of Science and Technology in the topic "Innovative Human Resource Practices and HR Outcomes in Software Firms. He has received the prestigious AUDI Professorship 2013 Fellowship. He made a presentation in Audi Company in Ingolstadt Germany on 'People Management Challenges for German Managers in India'. He also took a course ' International Human Resource Management' for the students in Catholic University, Ingolstadt, Germany.
Training / Research Projects / Consultancy / MDP conducted
Research Work Undertaken
Publication ( Book / Article / Case ) / Paper Presentations
Chapters Contributed in Edited International Books
"Assessment and Impact Evaluation of Skill Development Programmes: Special Reference to Rajagiri DDU-GKY" Co authored with Shaju K.K and Jomy George; Research Perspectives in Human Capital Development Insights in Learning, Development and Entrepreneurship; Edited by Renjini. D, Zakkariya K. A and Smarty P. Mukundan., Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2019, pp 13-32; ISBN: 978-93-88237-50-5
“Labour Welfare in India” Co authored with Injodey, J.I and Varghese, R;Union Contributions to Labour Welfare Policy and Practice; Edited by Kurzman, P.A. & Maiden. R.P., Routledge Publishers London., 2010, pp 225-246 ; ISBN:978-0415-55508-1
“ Emotional labour among the frontline employees of the hotel industry in India” Co authored with Augustine, S.K.; Global Cases on Hospitality Industry; Edited by Vinnie Jauhari Haworth Press, New York, 2008, ISBN:978-0789-03415-1
Contributions in Edited International Conference Proceedings
Joseph, Binoy (2012) “Innovative HR Practices and Employee Outcomes” published in the 2012 conference proceedings of 13th International Labor and Employment Relations Conference (ILERA), University of, Pennsylvania, USA, available at http://ilera2012.wharton.upenn.edu/refereedpapers /josephbinoy.pdf
“Knowledge Sharing Intentions among IT Professionals in India” Co authored with Jacob .M, 5th International Conference on Information Intelligence, Systems, Technology and Management ( ICISTM ) 2011 Proceedings, Edited by Dua.S, Sahni.S. & Goyal .D.P.; Springer Heidelberg, 2011 pp 23-31; ISBN 978-3642-19423-8 / ISSN 1865-0929
“A study on the effect of extrinsic motivators, social-psychological forces and organizational climate on the intention for knowledge sharing among knowledge workers” Co authored with Jacob .M, International conference on Managing Services in Knowledge Economy 2009 proceedings, Edited by Silva.R.S.& Tome.D.E., CLEGI, Portugal 2009 pp 418-430; ISBN 978-9896-40046-0
“Sipping the storm in the tea cup”- Case study of Employee Buyout in KDHP Co Ltd” Proceedings of the 15th International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney 2009 ISBN 978-0980-67551-1
Papers in National Conferences
“Performance Management for Competitive Advantage”: paper jointly presented with Prof. Binoy Joseph, Institute of Public Enterprise, Sept 2003
“Strategic Intersections” paper presented at 'Intersections- Strategy across traditional boundaries" the international seminar at Rajagiri Jan 10th 2011
Training Attended / Seminar / Workshop / Refresher
Visiting International Scholar in Business Studies at the Western Michigan University, USA 2003
Faculty Development Program (FDP) in Management Studies at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 2002-03
International Faculty Development Programme on International HRM by at PSG Institute of Management 2007
Attended one week Faculty Development Programme on Corporate Governance and responsibility, organised by Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, May 25-30, 2009.
Strategic Management Teacher’s Foundation Course at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 24-29 Dec, 2006
Strategic Management Teacher’s Course Nuances of Strategy Implementation at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode 18-23, Feb 2009
UGC Refresher Course on Research Methodology at Viswa Bharati University, Santhiniketan, 2001
UGC Refresher Course on Management at SMBS, Mahatma Gandhi 2003 University,Kottayam.
UGC Refresher Course on Management at UGC ASC Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, 2008.
UGC Orientation Course at UGC ASC Calicut, 2010.
Attended a one day workshop on ‘Publishing in International Journals’ by Dr Om Prakash Gupta, organised by Saintgits Institute of Management, on 3rd January 2009
UGC Sponsored workshop on ‘Research Methodology - Application of Contemporary Statistical techniques for research in Business Management’ conducted by Rajagiri School of Management on 13 Oct – 17 Oct 2008.
Legal update: Annual workshop on Labour Laws.
Participated in a one-day workshop on “Teaching CSR in Management Schools” organized by IIM-B Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship in association with SCMS-Cochin on 24th July, 2009 at SCMS Campus.
Participated in a one day International Conference on “Human Resource Management in 21st Century: The Strategic Focus” organized by Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies on January 22, 2010.
Professional Membership / Certification
National HRD Network
An engineering graduate with an MBA, he completed FDP from IIM-A, and ESP from Catholic University Lille, France and completed his doctoral research in Neuromarketing. With more than twenty years of experience in value-based marketing and youth ministry, he has been a visiting international scholar at Padua Italy; Vives University, Belgium; Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany; Western Michigan University, USA; Nazareth College, Maryland, USA; and Pontifical Catholic University, Quito, Ecuador.
A post graduate in Social Work with specialization in medical and psychiatric social work, he holds MPhil in Social Work. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research in the area of psycho-social development of children. He has two years of pastoral work experience in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada. He has been a visiting scholar in Vives University, Belgium, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany and Lille University, France. He has more than nine years of experience in professional social work, academics and administration.
He holds Two Master degrees in philosophy and MBA HR. He has M.Phil in Human resource management from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He cleared UGC -NET exam.