St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, celebrated its Annual College Day on 15th March, 2019. The celebrations commenced at 5:30 PM in the Open Air Stage of the College. Mr Ronald Mascarenhas, Senior General Manager, Human Resources and Admin, Syngene International Limited graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and President, SJEC presided over the programme.
Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal, SJEC presented the annual report of the college to the house in an innovative way, leveraging technology. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, welcomed the gathering to the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Mr Ronald Mascarenhas, said, “SJEC enjoys an eco-friendly ambience and student friendly campus. The college has best faculty and is known for quality education in the region. Achievements are very important in each one’s life. No one should take academics lightly. It is the base for everyone's life. The knowledge one receives in college facilitates one to become a responsible citizen. Inspiration and sincere efforts are the main pillars of success. When success becomes part of our journey, our life will be filled with happiness. The motivation and enthusiasm to learn new things encourages the students to chase success”. He advised the students to make a right use of all digital equipment and media and at the same time to keep in mind self love and nature. He urged the students to not only become men and women of intelligence, but also become people of good character.
The event also witnessed the felicitations of all Student achievers in sports and academics. The Guests, along with the President, distributed various Excellence awards. Ms Prarthana K, who secured the 6th rank in the University examinations conducted by VTU was awarded during the event. Faculty achievements were also honoured.
In his presidential address, His Excellency, the Bishop of Mangalore said, “I congratulate all the winners and participants of various events and academics. I appreciate all the students and the entire faculty for their contribution on making this institution a premier one in this region. Every institute is equal to a human body. Like a human body needs each of its parts perfect, same way an institution wants its every department to be perfect and active. Past seventeen years, SJEC has been rendering its service to the society without any remark and quality filled academic assessments. The credit goes to each student and faculty of the college. By their academic success and value based character, they become our ambassadors.”
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