School of Social Sciences of the Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU),
closely situated and in many ways related to the Theology Centre
has of its own accord, accredited the latter to it. This is clearly
both a recognition and an acknowledgment of its worth and achievements.
Subsequently the Mahatma Gandhi University has formally recognised
Jeevadhara Department of the Theology Centre as a "Socio-Religious
Research Centre". The Centre was recognized by the University
as a 'University Centre for Socio-Religious Research' on 24th November
2001. Proper facilities and required staff are now available for
the Ph.D Programmes. Hence, it will start admitting candidates for
Ph.D from June 2002.
The centre was formally inaugurated, on June 3, 2002, by the internationally known
scholar Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy, at the meeting presided over by
Dr. Cyriac Thomas, the present Vice Chancellor of M G University.