Vidyaniketan, ‘an abode of knowledge’ is a study house for Jesuit Scholastics in formation of Karnataka Province since 1987. This house is located in Dharwad for a special purpose. The formation given here embraces not only the academics but also the other areas of spiritual and social life, particularly in introducing the scholastics to the life and culture of north Karnataka region. Extending this openness further we involve ourselves in other activities such as Inter-Religious Dialogue, pastoral ministry, social outreach programmes, slum living, youth ministry, weekly ministry to old age home and Remand home,thus, practicing the Ignatian Charism of Greater Glory of God through the ‘Service of Faith and Promotion of Justice’. Presently we are 18 enthusiastic scholastics guided by Fr Balaraju A and FrJohn Gomes.