A Leadership and Governance Summit was held by JD Academy of Excellence in the Indoor Stadium of Santhome Higher Secondary School on the 7th of August.2022. The event was presided over by the Most Rev Dr. George Antonysamy, Archbishop of Madras- Mylapore and began with a prayer to invoke God’s blessings.
The Academy provides training to students for civil services exams like UPSC, TNPSC,SSC,Banking and other competitive exams. They also offer coaching for CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final exams. They have both on campus as well as online courses.
Rev Dr. Anthony Sebastian, Director of the Academy gave a welcome address and explained about the vision behind the project. Many dignitaries and parents of the students attended the event.
The Academy based on Santhome High Road has been named after Sir John De Monte, a great philanthropist of the 19th century. He is said to have donated his wealth and property to provide education for the poor and the needy.
Rev Dr. A.L. Anthony Sebastian, Director of the Academy said that priority is given to Catholic aspirants and that the fee structure is much lower than other academies. However poor Catholic students who cannot afford the fees are given scholarships based on merit.