Dr Francis AV has been training the graduates and post graduates to become effective and efficient school teachers for the last two decades in the Himalayan state of Sikkim. He has six publications to his credit and has presented research papers at National and International conferences. His Ph.D thesis was on the Socio-economic and educational Development in Darjeeling – Sikkim Himalayas. He conducts refresher courses for the in-service teachers in Sikkim and neighbouring states. He is currently the Principal of Loyola College of Education, Namchi, S. Sikkim which offers Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), M.A in Education and Ph.D in Education programmes.