SJEC hosts inauguration of first-year BE classes for the batch of 2023–24.
Mangaluru: St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, hosted the inauguration of first-year BE classes for the batch of 2023–24 on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in the Kalam Auditorium. The inaugural ceremony was attended by all the first-year students. Prior to the inaugural program, Principal Dr. Rio D’Souza addressed the parents gathered in the auditorium. He spoke about monitoring their ward and the behaviour pattern, method of studying, and addiction to technology and social media, and also mentioned the importance of having a good connection with teachers. Having a good bond with the child will make sure that the child shares everything with their parents with ease.
Rev. Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC, addressed the parents and spoke about the role of teachers and the responsibility of each one of us in shaping the child’s future, understanding the mindset of children, involvement in academics, monitoring where they spend their valuable time and money, etc.
Rev. Fr. Kenneth R. Crasta, Assistant Director, spoke in his speech about the importance of trust, the growth of the institution, and the changes that the institute has seen over the course of 22 long years. The variety of activities, including curricular, extracurricular, and sports, gives students a wide range of opportunities for growth.
Dr. Purushothama Chippar, Vice Principal, SJEC, spoke about the various opportunities at the SJEC AICTE IDEA Lab, one of the best facilities available only in a few institutions in the country where innovative ideas are converted into reality with the support of faculties and tech gurus of the institution.
During the inaugural function, the principal welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest. In his address, he thanked the students for selecting this college, followed by lighting the lamp. The department flags were unveiled by the HODs of various departments along with student representatives of the respective departments. Toppers were honoured with a flower by the chief guest. Rev. Fr. Kenneth R. Crasta spoke about his days at SJEC as a student and the changes observed today.
Mr. P. A Jose, Retired General Manager, MRPL, Chief guest of the program inspired the students, reminding them of the dedication and commitment of Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Thomas Alva Edison. He told the students not just to believe in luck but to do their best in the coming days. He advised that if your efforts are enough, no one can stop you from achieving the goal.
Rev. Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza advised students not to deviate from studies by falling into bad practices and instead focus on studies and other college activities. Dr. K. Jyothi delivered the vote of thanks. Mr Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager, Conveners Olivia, and Harsha were present on the occasion.