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Archdiocese of Ranchi

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    1
  • Centers, hostels for youth:
    24 (for girls: 15; for boys: 9)
  • Elderly homes:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    3
  • Hospitals:
    9 (30,695 people were assisted in the year 2008)
  • linics and dispensaries:
    19 (28,500 people were assisted in the year 2008)
  • Orphanages:
    2

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF):
    Convenor: Father Walter Beck, S.J.
  • Apex Cluster Development Services (ACDS):
    Convenor: Beni A. Ekka, S.J.
  • Catholic Sabha:
    President: Mr. Christopher Kkispotta
  • Christian Living Community (CLC):
    Convenor: Father Joachim Dungdung, S.J.
  • Crus Vir (Eucharistic Crusade):
    In-Charge: Father Sudhir Kerketta
  • Mahila Sangh:
    President: Mrs. Bernadette Dungdung
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
    piritual Adviser: Father Hubertus Beck

Social Communications

  • Diocesan website:
    ranchiarchdiocese.org
  • hurch-run cultural centers -1:
    Address: Satya Bharti, P.B. 2, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi- 834 001, India
  • Magazines:
    9 (Ave, In Christo, Nishkalanka, Rahi, Yug Chetna, Sevartham, Khristiya, Jeevan aur Upasna)
  • Media organizations:
    2
  • Media organizations:
    Address: Satya Bharti, P.B. 2, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi- 834 001, India
  • Newspapers:
    1 weekly (Trang Bharati)
  • Newspapers:
    1 (Rannews)
  • Publications:
    7 (Xavier Publication, Catholic Press, Claretian Publication, Don Bosco Publication, Gram Guru
    Education Center [School books publication], St. Albert College, Tarang Bharati Publication]
  • Vatican Radio:
    Address: Regional Office, P.B. 2, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi- 834 001, India

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Grihini Training Schools (for girls):
    4
  • Grihini Training Schools (for girls) -Students:
    127
  • Secondary Schools (Hindi medium):
    72
  • Vocational Training Center:
    1
  • Vocational Training Center - Students:
    300
  • Colleges:
    4
  • Colleges - Students:
    5,225
  • Middle Schools:
    47
  • Middle Schools- Students:
    13,481
  • Post-Secondary Schools (Inter-colleges English medium):
    4
  • Post-Secondary Schools (Inter-colleges English medium)- Students:
    2,109
  • Post-Secondary Schools (Inter-colleges Hindi medium):
    8
  • Post-Secondary Schools (Inter-colleges Hindi medium) - Students:
    4,761
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    3
  • Pre-Primary Schools -Students:
    190
  • Primary Schools:
    73
  • Primary Schools- Students:
    5,143
  • Secondary Schools (English medium from primary to high school):
    20
  • Secondary Schools (English medium from primary to high school)- Students:
    25,303
  • Secondary Schools (Hindi medium) -Students:
    27,811
  • Technical Training Schools:
    2
  • Technical Training Schools - Students:
    239
  • Training Schools: (3 nurse and 1 teacher training school):
    4
  • Training Schools: (3 nurse and 1 teacher training school) - Students:
    110

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Biblical Commission:
    Convenor: Father Ignace Tete, S.J.
  • Catechetical Commission:
    Convenor: Father Theodore Toppo
  • Comission for drug de-addiction:
    In-Charge: Sr. Anna Verki, SCMM
  • Commission for Charismatic Renewal:
    In-Charge: Father Ignatius Tete, S.J.
  • Commission for Construction:
    In-Charge: Father David Bara, Father Jaiman Xalxo
  • Commission for Education:
    Convenor: Father Ignace Topno
  • Commission for Formation of Seminarians:
    In-Charge: Father Pradeep Minj
  • Commission for Land and Legal Matters:
    In-Charge: Ignace Topno
  • Commission for Liturgy:
    Convenor: Father Linus Kujur, S.J.
  • Commission for Mother Child Health Care:
    In-Charge: Sr. Jacinta, DSA
  • Commission for Pontifical Mission Organizations
  • Commission for Social Communication:
    In-Charge: vacant
  • Commission for vocations:
    In-Charge: Father Pradeep Minj
  • Commission for Youth Apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father Sudhir Kerketta
  • Diocesan Office - BIJHAN Social Service Center:
    Address: Namkum, Ranchi, India
    Phone: +91 651-2461451
  • Diocesan Office - Caritas India:
    Address: Regional Office, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi - 834 001, India
  • Diocesan Office - Catholic Co-operative Credit Society:
    Address: Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi- 834 001, India
    Director: Father Emmanuel Baxla, S.J.
    Phone: +91 651-2313939
  • Diocesan Office - Catholic Relief Services:
    Address: Zonal Office, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi, India
    Phone: +91 651-2241189
  • Diocesan Office - CHABI:
    Address: Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi- 834001, India
    In-Charge: Sr. Prabha, S.C.S.C.
    Phone: +91 651-2201409
  • Diocesan Office - Children"s Sponsership:
    Address: Fratelli Dimenticati Office, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi-834001, India
    Director: Father Pradeep Kishore Minj
    Phone: +91 651-2213697
  • Diocesan Office - Gram Guru Education Centre:
    Address: Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi-834001, India
    Director: Father Ignace Topno
    Phone: +91 651-2219989
  • Diocesan Office - Social Development Center:
    Address: Pastoral Center, Ranchi-834001, India
    Director: Father Pradeep Minj
    Phone: +91 651-2201201/2313320
  • Diocesan Offices-Catholic Charities:
    Address: Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi- 834 001, India
    Director: Father Jaiman Xalxo
    Phone: +91 651-2204944/2314311
  • Diocesan Priest"s Forum:
    In-Charge: Father Lucas Tirkey
  • Ecumenism:
    Convenor: Father Jos De Cuyper, S.J.
  • Family Comission:
    In-Charge: Father Vincent Toppo, S.J.
  • Holy Childhood:
    In-Charge: Father Thomas Pawathil
  • Legal Aid Bureau:
    In-Charge: Father Sabri Muthu, S.J.
  • Propagation of Faith:
    Convenor: Father Theodore Toppo
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