Leadership Team


Most Rev Or M. Devadass Ambrose, the Chairman, is the current and third Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Thanjavur. He is also the President of the Diocese of Tanjore Society, which owns and runs the school. A Bible scholar and former professor, Bishop Ambrose did his licentiate at the Biblical Institute, Rome, and received his doctorate summa cum laude from the Catholic University, Paris - in Sacred Scripture. He was serving as the Vice Rector and Registrar of St Peter's Pontifical Seminary & Institute, Bengaluru, when he was made the bishop of Thanjavur in 1997. In the last twenty plus years of his stewardship, the diocese has grown enormously, and its missions have multiplied. Bishop Ambrose has a special passion for educating the young, which has resulted in the creation of many institutes of higher learning in the diocese in recent years. This school, founded in his honor and named after him, is a tribute not only to Bishop Ambrose's leadership but also to the nearly 70-year old diocese's legacy and commitment to educating the masses in this region.


Rev Fr S Vincent, the second and current Correspondent of Bishop Devadass Ambrose Vidyalaya (CBSE), is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Thanjavur. Ordained in the year 1998, in the last twenty-five years or so of his priestly ministry, Fr Vincent has held various key positions in the diocese both in pastoral and administrative domains. He has a bachelor’s degree in Education, besides an M.Phil and two Masters, one of which he did at the renowned Jesuit-run Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA. A large chunk of Fr Vincent’s priestly ministry has been spent in the educational field, having already been the Correspondent of two premier schools in the diocese: St Antony’s Matriculation School, Vedaranyam (2010-2014) and Punitha Arockia Annai Higher Secondary School, Punalvasal (2014-2020). Fr Vincent brings to Bishop’s School a wealth of experience, a clear understanding of the educational system, and a fresh perspective, gained through international exposure. A seasoned administrator with a pastor’s heart, Fr Vincent toils hard to build cordial interpersonal relationships with the staff, students and parents, which he considers as the key to success. His avowed aim is to make Bishop Devadass Ambrose Vidyalaya one of the top CBSE schools in the State.


Rev.Fr. T Casmir Raj., the second and current Administrator of Bishop Devadass Ambrose Vidyalaya (CBSE), is a very bold priest with a great ideology and vision. He has completed his M.A., B.Ed., and worked as an assistant Parish priest in 4 parishes.

“A room without a book is like a body without the soul.” - father is very interested in reading books and writing Tamil poems, and playing games.

God called Adam to build a better world. He called Noa to build an arc. Today God has called you, dear father, for a special purpose and placed you in the special place to be an icon of God's Love and compassion.

May you experience God's Love and guidance in everything that you Undertake. Let every Ray of light that you radiate make you shine in the wide world.

We hope that our Institute achieves greater excellence with your energy, enthusiasm, and focus on education and learning. We are sure you would find our school a good place to work.

Congratulations and welcome, your father. We are happy to take shelter in the family of Bishop School under your administration.


Rev.Sr.Premilashantha Mary is our second and current principal of Bishop Devadass Ambrose Vidyalaya (CBSE). She was born at Wellington, Nilgiris. She had the primary and secondary education at St. Ann’s girls Higher secondary school, Aruvankadu. After finishing that she did her B.Sc (Maths, Physics, Chemistry) at St. Theresa’s college, Eluru, AP followed by B.Ed. Mathematics at St. Mary’s college of education, Chengalpattu. At present she is doing her M.Sc. in Mathematics at Annamalai university.

Along with these qualifications, she has also qualified in B.Sc Religious Science (Theology, Phylosophy & Psycology) at Angelicum university, Rome, Diploma in Canon law in Formation at Urbanianum university, Rome, Diploma in Spirituality at Angelicum, Rome, Diploma in Formators course at Auxilium, Rome, Basic counselling at Gregonianum, Rome and Counselling (3 levels) at Anugraha. Dindigul.

Coming to the part of academic experience, she had 3years of teaching experience in St. Ann’s High school, Teganare, Mangalapalam and Nidudavole, A.P and 2 years of teaching experience in St. Ann’s higher Secondary School, Chengalpattu.

As a religious experience, she had totally 5 years of teaching experience at Novitiate, Juniorate and Seminaries in Eluru, AP; Varanasi, UP; Mangadu, Chennai.

Along with all the above experience, she had the skills and proficiency in computer, documentary, software such as movavi, viva.. etc.,

She also counsels the youth & married couple and guide them in right path. She had conducted Seminars and Retreats for the youth, children, Priests, Sisters, Formees and Seminarians.

She had much fluency in Tamil, English, Telugu and Italian and little bit in Hindi and Malayalam.

The hobbies and passion in her life is Playing Casio, Singing, Painting, Voice recording both for C.Ds and private use, Composing hymns, writing articles and poems for magazines and Province bulletine, dancing, animating the children and the youth.

Her moto is "Communicate God, Celebrate Life, Radiate Joy, Instill Hope."

She is always very punctual in completing all her work and humble throughout her life with the students, all the members of club and faculties.

With all these introduction of beloved sister, I whole heartedly welcome you sister to Bishop’s school on behalf of entire administration, faculty & student body. We hope that with your leadership and guidance, we will surely reach the next levels of glory.

We are most delighted to have such an energetic, enthusiastic, experienced and eligible person to monitor, control and to lead the school.