- Beginning in 1972, Dr. Gomes held numerous
positions as an I.A.S. official. In 1985, he obtained his Ph.D.
in Sociology from the University of Goa. Subsequently in 1987,
he voluntarily relinquished his career as an I.A.S. official
in order to pursue the cause of Konkani. He joined Goa University
in that year and is presently the Head of its Konkani Department.
Through his initiatives, courses became available for graduate
and post-graduate degrees in Konkani, including faculties for
- He has conducted and published extensive
material based on his research of Konkani literature, as well
as of Goa's history and sociology. One of his major research
projects (approved by the University Grants Commission) is the
"Reconstruction of Old Konkani Literature". He is also
an accomplished poet, writer and broadcaster. In addition, Dr.
Gomes is a learned translator, having to his credit numerous
works translated from French, Portuguese and Konkani.