The 'Jesuit Educational Association of India' [JEA] was constituted in 1961 by the Conference of Major Superiors in October 1961 at Bombay and registered it as a society. However when the Conference of Major Superiors itself became a registered society, [Jesuit Conference of India] the JEA merged into the JCI as its ‘Education Section’. The JEA had the responsibility to promote Jesuit education in Jesuit Educational Institutions. Naturally, this covered primary, secondary and tertiary education. In order to do justice to these components a full time Secretary was appointed to look after education in Jesuit schools, and a part time Joint Secretary for Higher Education was designated to take care of tertiary institutions.