Kolkata — Former Vice-Principal of Salesian College Siliguri Fr. (Dr.) Nirmol Vincent Gomes took charge as the 16th Provincial of St. John Bosco Province, Kolkata since May 31, 2014.
Native of Ranaghat (Nadia dist), Fr. Gomes, aged 55, became a Salesian on 24th May, 1979, and was ordained a priest on 22nd July 1989. He has a Doctorate degree in Pedagogical Sciences from Salesian Pontifical University, Rome in 2000.
Dr Gomes has worked several years at Salesian College Sonada Darjeeling as lecturer, Head of the Department of Music, and Rector of the college.
Besides English, Dr Gomes is fluent in several European languages including Italian and German as well as Indian languages Bengali, Hindi and Nepali.