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Cletus Babu

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Dr. S. Cletus Babu
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Cletus Babu
Born (1952-10-09) October 9, 1952 (age 68)
Thiruvattar, Puthenkadai, Kanyakumari District
🏡 ResidenceTirunelveli
🏳️ NationalityIndian
🏳️ CitizenshipINDIAN
💼 Occupation
🏢 OrganizationSocial Change and Development (SCAD)
🏡 Home townKanyakumari
❤️ Partner(s)Dr. Amali Cletus
👶 Children2
👴 👵 Parents
  • Soosiyan (father)
  • Savariammal (mother)
🌐 Websitescad.org.in

Cletus Babu Soosiyan[1] is a social entrepreneur and educationist. He was born on 9 October 1952 to parents from fishermen community in a village called Thiruvattar - Puthenkadai of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. He possesses a doctoral degree in Community Development, the field of his chosen service. Dr. Cletus Babu started the organization SCAD (Social Change And Development) in 1985 which is a social work organization with a human face serving the underprivileged and downtrodden in Tamil Nadu.

Educational Qualifications[edit]

Having graduated in Philosophy, Theology and Sociology, he successfully completed his doctoral degree in Community Development, the field of his chosen service.

Course Studied Year of Pass Name of the Institute Grade / Class
Ph.D (Community Colleges) 2006 Gandhigram Deemed University Gandhigram Highly commended
Ph.D 2008 International Tamil University, Maryland, USA Honorary Causa
M.A. Sociology 1993 Annamalai University, Chidambaram Ist Class
B.Th 1979 Sacred Heart College, Poonamallee, Chennai Ist Class
B.Ph. (UG) 1974 Sacred Heart College, Poonamallee, Chennai Ist Class
P.U.C. 1975 Arulanandar College, Karumathur Madurai. University Rank

Rewards and Recognition[edit]

  • Recipient of the ‘Education and Social Work National Award 2016[2]’ by Capital Foundation of India, New Delhi, presented by Prof. O. P. Kohli, Hon. Governor of Gujarat and Prof. Dr. Veda Prakash, Chairman, UGC, New Delhi, in August 2016.
  • Recipient of the “Abdul Kalam Award - 2015” in recognition of outstanding contribution towards reviving traditional water bodies by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Chennai in Nov., 2015.
  • Recipient of the “Government of Tamil Nadu Award for the Best Organization (NGO) in recognition of exemplary service for Social Work and Disability Care 2015” presented at the 69th Independence Day Function by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Selvi J. Jayalalithaa in August 2015.

Membership in Professional Bodies[edit]

Membership in Non-Professional Bodies[edit]

  • Former President, Tamil Nadu Football Association[9]
  • Vice President, Tamil Nadu Olympic Association[10]
  • President, Tirunelveli District Foot Ball Association[11]
  • President of Tirunelveli Fencing Association
  • Member of District Peace Committee
  • Member of All India Sarva Samaya Council

Books Authored[edit]

  1. “Let My Country Awake” released by the Hon’ble Former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalamji.
  2. “Let My Country Awake” Volume-II Empowering the Differently-Abled.
  3. “Empowering the Disadvantaged” Silver Jubilee Souvenir released by His Excellency Shri. Surjith Singh Barnala, the former Governor of Tamil Nadu on his visit to SCAD on 10 January 2010.
  4. “Towards the Comprehensive Framework of Training the Youth: An analytical study of Community College"


  1. "SCAD is a not for profit working to reach the unreached | SCAD". www.scad.org.in. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  2. "zoutmijnkinderen". zoutmijnkinderen. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  3. "Syndicate Member" (PDF).
  4. "Member of Senate in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University".
  5. "Member in National HRD network".
  6. "Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association".
  7. "Member in AIMA".
  8. "Secretary in Anna University Self Financed Engineering Colleges Management Association".
  9. "Dr. Cletus Babu elected as President of Tamil Nadu Football association".
  10. "TNOA". www.tnoa.in. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  11. "Tirunelveli District Football ... vs The President on 8 October, 2015". indiankanoon.org. Retrieved 2016-10-13.

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