Prof. S.T. Janetius is a multidisciplinary researcher who has written and edited books on Culture, Higher Education, Religion and, Traditional Healing Practices.
After completing his graduate studies in Liberal Arts with Majors in Philosophy, Psychology and Indian Culture, he opted for psychology rather than pursuing his career in Philosophy & Religion. He completed his Masters in Psychology from Annamalai University and a Certificate in Psychological Counselling from Vellore Christian Counselling Centre.
By German scholarship, he completed his Masters in Guidance & Counselling and Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the reputed De La Salle University, Philippines, studying the health concepts and traditional healing practices of the indigenous Cordillera people in the Philipines, popularly known as Igorots. He also had a summer internship experience in multicultural psychology in Rockhampton, QL, Australia.
His academic acumen, drive for research in understanding human behaviour impelled him to establish his mission in life in the educational sector. He took up teaching in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila, Philippines, University of Gondar, Ethiopia and in India that spans over two decades now, with some remarkable research in the field of indigenous psychology.
He is a multi-talented personality.
He did his PG Diploma in Journalism at Thaninayagam Adigal Institute of Journalism Thiruchirapalli. His love for music enabled him to do a certificate program in Carnatic music. He can play different musical instruments, has composed many songs and has published a music album in 1999. A good photographer, has organised three photo exhibitions and a photo-shooting expedition in the last five years. He is a computer wizard, who holds a certificate in visual basic from Systems Technology Institute, Manila.
With his unique thinking and understanding, he has established himself as a cultural and educational psychologist with a fine amalgamation of philosophy, psychology, culture, religion and indigenous studies.