Jesuit Higher Education Association of South Asia (JHEASA) is composed of all the Institutions of Higher Education in South Asia. These include Universities (4), Autonomous Colleges (12),Affiliated Colleges (26), Business Schools (10), Colleges of Education(8), Engineering Colleges (4), Law College (1), and National Centers – theologates, philosophate, research centres – (10), totally 75 higher education institutions.

This year the annual JHEASA conference ’23 was held in St Aloysius College, Mangaluru, from 26th January evening to 28th Januarynoon,2023.The theme of the Conference was: “National Education Policy 2020 and Jesuit Higher Education: Challenges We Face, and Opportunities We have. Eighty-Nine participants from Jesuits from higher education institutions (Rectors, Vice Chancellors, Principals, Directors of all the Affiliated Colleges, Universities, Autonomous Colleges, B-Schools and research/social centres) attended this Conference. 

In the conference, we evolved plans and strategies for implementation of the plans by collaboration and networking within JHEASA and with International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) institutions


CSHE/JHEASA functions and organizes different activities in coordination with the four Zones of the JCSA: North Zone: (Provinces:Kolkata, Darjeeling, Delhi, Kohima, Nepal, Patna) South Zone:(Provinces: Andhra, Chennai, Karnataka,

Kerala, Madurai, Sri Lanka) Central Zone: (Provinces: Dumka-Raiganj, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Madhya Pradesh, Ranchi) and West Zone:(Provinces: Bombay, Goa, Gujarat, Pune). From each province we have a Province Coordinator of Higher Education (PCHE) who plan,coordinates activities higher education institutions in his province in consultation with his Provincial, and all the PCHEs represent theirprovinces in all the meetings and events of JHEASA. The

President/Secretary of JHEASA, who is the Secretary of Higher Education (CSHE), has a council of Zonal Coordinators who are the points of contact in the zones, and they function as JHEASA Consult. In a year, we organise four zonal conferences in which we review mainly the implementation of the zonal plans of collaboration and networking, and plan for further collaboration. That leads later to annual conference in which all the Vice Chancellors, Principals, Directors, and Deans participate.