Principal's Biodata


Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras, fmm took office as the eighth Principal of Stella Maris College on May 1, 2008, after serving as Vice-Principal of the college for over three years. She holds an M.Phil Degree and a Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Madras. Her area of specialisation is Graph Theory and her research was titled 'Embeddings and Interconnection Networks'. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Stella Maris College and an MS Degree in Computer Science from Marquette University, USA. She joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics in 1996, and held the additional post of Director, Department of Computer Science from 1996 to 2000. During this time, she conceptualized and set up one of the earliest state-of-the-art computer labs in the college and helped design the syllabus for the newly introduced BCA degree programme in 1998. She has presented research papers at numerous seminars, and participated in workshops, conferences and training programmes in a wide range of areas including leadership training, capacity building, networking and quality sustenance in educational institutions.

Dr. Quadras holds several expert and advisory positions in various academic bodies in the country. She has been the Member-Coordinator of several NAAC Peer Teams which has assessed and accredited several colleges across the country. She has also been a Member of the UGC Expert Committees to evaluate the UGC XI Plan requirements to consider proposals for grant of financial assistance to colleges, for minor research projects, and evaluating proposals for autonomous status of higher education institutions. She is on the Board of Research Studies of the University of Madras, a member of the University Senate and of Governing Bodies of several institutions of higher education.

Dr. Quadras was the only Indian academician and administrator of a college to be selected for a three-tier leadership programme titled "Leading Catholic Universities in the 21st Century" organised by the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), France, during the period 2012-2013. In 2015 she was elected Vice President (Asia) of IFCU at the 25th IFCU General Assembly held in Melbourne, Australia.

She has received several awards for her services in the field of education. To name a few: The "Best Principal Award"-"Sigaram Thotta Penmani" and was the recipient of an award jointly given by Deakin University and Education Matters for her "on-going commitment and dedicated service to education." In 2016 she was conferred the status of "Honorary Citizen of the Great State of Nebraska," USA, by the Nebraska Secretary of State in the course of an exchange programme-"South Asia Women in College Administration" -at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras is also an active researcher. She was the Principal Investigator for a UGC Major Research Project, the first of its kind in Stella Maris College. She has published a book titled, Embeddings and Interconnection Networks, and more than 30 research articles in peer reviewed international journals. She has guided both M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars and convened international conferences, seminars and workshops.