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John Parankimalil, popularly known as Fr. P.D. Johny, is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Guwahati Province. He completed his graduation in English Honours and B.Ed from North-eastern Hill University.  He holds a Masters in English and Masters in Education (M.Ed) from Madurai Kamraj University and his Ph.D in Education from Gauhati University. Presently, he is the Director of Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM) and Executive Director of Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Guwahati, Assam. Prior to his appointment in Guwahati, he was Principal and Rector of Don Bosco College and Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura, Meghalaya.

He received Computer Excellence Award for Schools from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India in 2002 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, when he was the Principal of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong. He was presented the Best Teacher award by Shri Kapil Sibal, Union HRD Minister in 2009 at Taj Palace, New Delhi. He was awarded the title, ‘Pioneer of Education’ by Dr Mukul Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya in 2014 and ‘Green Mission Champion Award’ on Republic Day in 2015 at Tura by the Chief Minister himself. and He was awarded ‘Global Education Excellence Award’ by Prime Time, India and ‘Best Principal of a Teacher Training Institute in Meghalaya’ award by Friendship Forum.