Pioneer

THE GREAT MEN WHO BUILT ST. JOHN’S AND HAVE MADE IT WHAT IT IS TODAY

Rev. H.J. SCHAFFTER M.A., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Rev. H.J. SCHAFFTER M.A.,

(1878 – 1920)

Founder Principal of the college – Pioneer who brought Higher Education to South India – Steered the college through the difficult World War I period, and kept the flag flying.

Rev. H.P. YOUNG M.A., B.Litt., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Rev. H.P. YOUNG M.A., B.Litt.,

(1920 – 1936)

Had the foresight to shift CMS College at the congested area in Tirunelveli Town to its present vast campus in Palayamkottai. He also steered the college through the difficult times related to World War II.

Rev. C.W.F. BENNETT M.A., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Rev. C.W.F. BENNETT M.A.,

(1936 – 1937)

Principal & Chaplain-Christ Church and Great Speaker

Rev. G.T. SELWYN M.A., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Rev. G.T. SELWYN M.A.,

(1937 – 1945)

The Bishop & Principal who spent himself in service to God and man.

MR.J. VEDASIRONMANI M.A., B.L., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

MR.J. VEDASIRONMANI M.A., B.L.,

(1946 – 1969)

The architect of the modern-day St. John’s.

Mr. D.A. THANGASAMY M.A., L.T., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Mr. D.A. THANGASAMY M.A., L.T.,

(1969 – 1973)

An erudite Scholar – Principal and Lay theologian

Mr. E.D. PONNUDURAI M.A., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Mr. E.D. PONNUDURAI M.A.,

(1973 – 1985)

Gentleman – Principal who steadied the finance of the college

Prof. P. PANDIAN THANASINGH M.O.L., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Prof. P. PANDIAN THANASINGH M.O.L.,

(1985 – 1993)

Great Humanitarian

Dr. J. BALASINGH M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., St.John's College, Tirunelveli

Dr. J. BALASINGH M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

(1993 – 2004)

Has put up many solid buildings, especially the beautiful chapel, where one feels like kneeling and praying.