The ‘Jesuit Educational Association of India’ [JEA] was constituted in 1961 by the conference of Major Superiors (Bombay, October 1961) and registered 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. Over the years the higher education component covered about 23 Institutions. With the advent of changes in the educational sectors vis-à-vis a globalizing world a spurt in new higher educational institutions has been seen in the current decade. With this the need to establish an autonomous association for higher education was expressed, and hence Jesuit Higher Education Association South Asian Assistancy (JHEASAA) was mooted, and work on its constitution has been initiated since September 2008.