Bro E L Miranda was born in Bandra, Mumbai in 1960.
Bro Miranda studied initially at the Jesuit School : St. Stanislaus, in Bandra (1964 to 1968), he then followed his brothers to St Mary’s School, Mt Abu (run by the Christian Brothers) where he studied from 1969 to 1973. Wanting to learn more about the Christian Brothers, whose life he found interesting, he continued his studies at Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong, Darjeeling District, where he passed the ISC (Senior Cambridge) with a 1st Class in 1975.
He then joined the Novitiate of the Christian Brothers (in 1975) and was professed as a Christian Brother in 1976. He made his life commitment as a Christian Brother in 1985.
Bro. Miranda graduated with a B.A. English (Hons) from St Edmund’s College, (Shillong) in 1982. He secured his professional teaching degree (B.Ed.) from Mumbai University, with a 1st Class (1st place in the Univ) in 1984. He was awarded a Master’s Degree in English from Goa University in 1989 (1st Class, 1st).
As a Christian Brother, Bro Miranda, ministered in the following schools : St Edmund’s School, Shillong (1977); St. Augustine’s School, Vasai, Maharashtra (1978); Our Lady of Salvation School, Dadar, Mumbai (1982 to 1984); Regina Mundi School, Chicalim, Goa (1984 - 1989); St. Vincent’s High & Technical School, Asansol (1989-1990), St. Edmund’s College (University Section - Vice Principal (1992 - 1996)
A passionate educationist, Bro Miranda served as Principal in the following educational institutions : St Joseph’s College (1990-1992); St. Edmund’s College (University Section - which he later took up to Master Degree level) from 1996 to 2011 (with a gap of three years 2002 - 2005 when he was appointed as Headmaster AneMoriam School, Sangram, Arunachal Pradesh); Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong (2012 to 2016) and presently at St.Columba’s School, New Delhi.
Bro Miranda played a role in the formation of young men considering to join the Congregation of Christian Brothers as Superior of the Juvenate from 1996 to 1999. He was later (from 2009 to 2011) a formator of young Brothers in the Scholasticate, Shillong.
Bro Miranda was a member of the Leadership Team of the Congregation of Christian Brothers in India from 2008 to 2011.