This is the Eymadian scholasticate at Pune, a city three hours’ drive from Mumbai. There are 18 students here. There are 5 Philosophy students and 13, theology students. All together there are 18 students with 2 priests. They are studying in the seminary run by the Jesuits called Janna Deepa Vediyapeeth. It is a pontifical institute with close to 900 seminarians belonging to most of the dioceses in India and many religious congregations.
Total number of our students presently in formation is 18.
Educational fees for philosophy and theology for a year per student for two semesters is US $ 307 (RS 20000). US $154 per semester.
The cost of caring for a student’s food, clothing, travel expenses, and personal needs for a month is US $75 (Rs: 4875).
This is the Lamure Novitiate house at Goa. There are 6 novices at the moment. It is a two year program consisting of spiritual and religious formation. Here they are basically trained on the life and the mission of the Congregation. They are here for the full two years, and all their expenses are fully met by the Congregation. Since it is formation program specifically for those interested in joining the Congregation, the Congregation assumes the expenses for education, boarding and lodging met the congregation. An expected 12 would join in May of 2018, and 5 from this group will join the seminary for further studies in September.
The Average cost of education would be US $154 (Rs 10000) per year.
The cost of caring for a student’s food, clothing, travel expenses, and personal needs for a month is US $60 (Rs:4000).