|Notes||School of Social Sciences of the Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), closely situated and in many ways related to the Theology Centre has of its own accord, accredited the latter to it. This is clearly both a recognition and an acknowledgment of its worth and achievements.
Subsequently the Mahatma Gandhi University has formally recognised Jeevadhara Department of the Theology Centre as a "Socio-Religious Research Centre". The Centre was recognized by the University as a 'University Centre for Socio-Religious Research' on 24th November 2001. Proper facilities and required staff are now available for the Ph.D. Programmes. Hence, it will start admitting candidates for Ph.D. from June 2002.
The centre was formally inaugurated, on June 3, 2002, by the internationally known scholar Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy, at the meeting presided over by Dr. Cyriac Thomas, the present Vice Chancellor of M G University.