Vidhyanikethan Junior College
Tel: (0091 08331824528
Director & Principal
Fr. Felix Kandathinkkara
Fr. John Paul Vengackal
Fr. Geo Thanaparambil
Vidyaniketan Junior College and St. Augustine’s Hostel at Karunapuram, Peddapendial, in Warangal District Telangana State is in the Diocese of
Warangal given to the Franciscan Conventuals on 09 May 2014 by Most. Rev. Udumala Bala Bishop of Warangal. Also St. Augustine’s Hostel for
boys was handed over to the Conventuals together with the College. It consists of 18 Acres of land including two buildings, furniture, laboratories and other household items. Fr. Felix Kandathinkkara OFMConv was appointed as the First Principal and Director of the Hostel for the same year. Fr. Joe Palukunnel OFMConv, the Delegate of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana took initiative to take over this College and was approved by the Provincial and his Definitory. The Agreement between Diocese of Warangal and the Province of St. Maximilian Kolbe were made by the
competent authority in the same year for trial basis and finally taken over this college and hostel for 15 years from 2014 to 2029. This Agreement was force on 09 May 2014. At present this Junior College strength is 120 students and in hostel 18 students.
The School is having 1040 students, 37 Teachers and 9 non-teaching staff. The local people of this area are illiterate and many of them work
in coalmines. Even though they are illiterate they have good concern about their children’s future. By taking up this school, it is our mission
and vision to provide better education to the children who are coming from backward area. Students from 14 villages are coming to our
School. Most of them live in small quarters where life situation is very poor and children do not have good atmosphere to study at home. The
students remain in the School campus late in the evening and the staffs direct and look after them.
At present, Fr. Joe Palukunnel is the administrator of the School and Fr. Jobin Eenthumkal assists him. We are not yet having a Friary and
the Friars live in the house attached to the School. It is the filial house of St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram, Christianpet, Andhra Pradesh.