Saju Chackalackal is Professor of Philosophy at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology, Canon Law, and Spirituality and Counselling, Bangalore, India and the General Counsellor for Evangelization and Pastoral Ministry of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI).
He is a Catholic religious priest belonging to the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate; he lectures on different disciplines under philosophy, with a special emphasis on ethics and epistemology. He holds a Licentiate in Philosophy (LPh) from Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, and a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) from the University of St. Thomas, Rome, Italy.
He served the Pontifical Athenaeum as its President (2012-2015) as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Head of the Department of Philosophy at Christ University, Bangalore (2009-2012, 2015-2016). He was also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Dharma, an international quarterly journal of religions and philosophies, published by Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram. Simultaneously, he was the founder director of the Centre for Environmental Studies, established within the Faculty of Philosophy at DVK and was also the Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of World Religions (CSWR). He also served as the first Director of Globethics.net India, with its headquarters in Geneva (http://www.globethics.net).
His publications include over a dozen books and around one hundred articles in the areas of philosophy, religion, and Indian social reality. Some of the major works are Unity of Knowing and Acting in Kant (2002), Ramayana and the Indian Ideal (1992), and Igniting Minds to Transform the Society (2013).