Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Qualification : MSc (Physics); MPhil (Phil); Phd (Phil); Phd (Theology)

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Functional Area : General Management

Languages Known : Hindi, German, Malayalam, Santhali, French

Hobbies : Writing, Novels, Travel

Brief Profile  

Prof Dr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ (born 1957-), Chair Professor of JRD Tata Foundation on Business Ethics at XLRI, Jamshedpur and was Professor of Physics, Philosophy and Religion at Jnana Deepa , Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune, India, since 1996. He has three Masters’ Degrees in Physics and Philosophy and two Doctorates in Philosophy and Theology to his credit. He has been actively involved in science-religion dialogue; transhumanism; viable human life-style and philosophical anthropology. Author/Editor of more than 45 books and 210 academic articles, Pandikattu is a Jesuit priest belonging to Dumka-Raiganj Province, India.

He has been involved in organizing more than 35 national and international conferences on science-religion dialogue. He has visited more than 15 countries and attended more than 140 conferences on Philosophy, Theology and Science-Religion Dialogue. He has been on the editorial board of five philosophical/religious journals. His main topics of research are: Business Ethics, Artificial Intelligence, Anthropology, Eschatology and Transhumanism.

Contact details: (personal) or (professional).  Phone: +91-657-665 3121/3359/3210 | Site: GND: 124567274 | ORCID: 0000-0001-9815-3707.

Total Experience (in months)
 27 years (as on 20-APR-23)

Experience Detail  

  • Professor of Philosophy, Physics and Intersection betweeen Science and Religion (27 years)
  • Editor of three academic journals (23 years)
  • Conferences, Workshops and Symposia

Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ

Achievements and Research Interest/Area of Research Interests

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)

  • Hindi Scholarships
  • ICPR Fellowship
  • Templeton Course Prize

Adminstrative Distinction

  • Coordinator of Master`s Programme, Jnana Deepa, Pune
  • Head of Department
  • Dean, Faculty of Philosophy

Other Achievements

  • Author of IGNOU text books in philosophy
  • Author of more than 25 books
  • Editor of more than 32 books


  • Business Ethics
  • Transhumanism (Human Destiny)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Life Management
  • Anthropology, Philosophical


Faculty Development Programs Attended

  • University of Oxford (Wycliffe Hall), UK
  • Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Creighton University, Omaha, USA
  • University of Innsbruck, Austria

Courses Taught

  • Ethics
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Science and Religion
  • Transhumanism
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • History of Ideas
  • Homo Deus (Y. N. Harari)

Consultancy Undertaken

In-Company Programs


Journal Articles-Refereed

"The Mission and Message of Pope Francis: The Moral Imperative for Equity and Fraternity." Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies, Volume 27/1 January – April 2023, 92-125.

“Creating a Culture of Moral Discernment: The Ethical and Pastoral Challenges of Amoris Laetitia.” Ignis: A Magazine for Ignatian Spirituality in South Asia LII/IV, 2022, 31-50.

Published Research Monographs

Scholarly Books

  • Ethics, Artificial Intelligence and Human Destiny: Our Collective Search. ISBN 978-93-95457-42-2 Christian World Imprints.  Delhi.  2022. pp. xviii+306.
  • (Ed) Ethics, Sustainability and Fratelli Tutti: Towards a Just and Viable World Order Inspired by Pope Francis. London: Ethics International Press, Inc. 2022.  ISBN 978-18-0441-038-7

Chapters in Scholarly books

Conference Proceedings-Refereed

"Food for Thought: Ethics, Emancipation and Exploitation of Food Culture." De Smeth-de Marneffe Annual Conference on “Food Politics in India” Jan 6-7, 2023, Jnana Deepa, Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune.

“Hubris and Nemesis: Fostering All-Inclusive and Sustainable Ethics for AI.”  National Symposium on Contemporary Developments in Artificial Intelligence: interdisciplinary Interactions And Implications. Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, November 25-26, 2022.  Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram

"Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices and Indian Situation: Empathy in Practice." At  National Conference on Empathy: A New Metaphor for Ethics by Little Flower Institute of Philosophy and Religion,  Nov 16, 2022. Aluva - 683 101, Kerala

Paper Presentations-Refereed

Text Books

Research Report

Working paper

Key note presentation

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

Cases developed for Teaching purpose