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Kundapur: Golden Moment - Bhandarkars' College Turns 50

Kundapur: Golden Moment - Bhandarkars' College Turns 50

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore

Kundapur, Jul 14: The golden jubilee celebrations of Bhandarkars' College of Arts and Science were held at the R N Shetty Hall here on Saturday July 14 at 11.30 am.

The event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Dr Ramdas M Pai, chancellor, Manipal University. In his speech Dr Pai appreciated the principal and the staff of Bhandarkars' College and called it one of the premier institutions in the state.

On the occasion, a special logo designed to mark the jubilee year was unveiled by Dr H S Ballal, pro-chancellor, Manipal University who was introduced by Meenakshi.

Dr Ballal englightened the audience on the importance of imparting education to the girl child in particular, as in turn she would be able to educate a family, while educating a boy would mean passing on the knowledge to only one person. He also congratulated the instituition on achieving the 50-year milestone.

Dr H Shantaram, administrative office, academy of general education, Manipal, presided over the function. Delivering the presidential address, he wished all the students the very best in life and said that they were fortunate to attend such a jubilous celebration.

Trustees Padmakar Nayak, Shantaram Prabhu and Rajendra Tholar attended the function.
Chandrashekar Doma, principal of Bhandarkars' College of Arts and Science and G M Gonda, principal Bhandakars PU College, Kundapur among others were present.
While professor Doma Chandrashekar welcomed the gathering, K Shantaram delivered the vote of thanks.

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  • roopa shetty, kokkarne/mangalore

    Tue, Dec 3 2013


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  • roopa shetty, kokkarne/mangalore

    Tue, Dec 3 2013


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    Mon, Aug 19 2013

    Looking back half a century ago, we never expected that we will get the college education or not, aswe are in the village.It is only with Dr Bhndarkar and Academy of college eduction Manipal,Coondapoor got the College.I was one of the luckiest to get the chance to join and completed the Degree in was that timeunder the dynamic stewardship Prof.A.Krishna Rao , with highly motivative team of Professors and lecturers, the College achived good name.Istill remember the those 4 years.I being BZC student was lucky to have Professor R.S.Madhava Rao, K.L.upadhya, Dr.(Late) K.N.shenoy.M.K.Maiya, K.M.Pai,Mrs.Indira.I had the opprtunity to have the giudance of Chandrasekar Aithal, Shantaram Bhat, PPR Upadhya, Raguram Bhat, Hayavadana Acharya, Krishna Aithal,Prabhakar Shetty,hambu shankar, U.Madhava Acharya and many others.
    unluckily I donot have any contacts with my batchmates except Mr.M.srinivasa Urala.I hope with this mail, I could contact some of my dear batch mates..A.balakrishna Shetty, Dinakara Shetty, R Raghurama Shetty, Rajagopal Shetty,
    Seetharam somayaji, Narayana Prabhu, Seshgiri Chatra, Ramkrishna Rai,and ms.A.Kusuma Devi, Latha Upadhya,Saraswathi Shetty,Kalyani, Umavathi hegde, Chandravathi.

    I wish the college will continue to impart the good education and achive good name and number one position in the University.
    My sincere thanks and all good wishes to all the faculty members and other administrative staff.
    Dy General Manager (F&A)
    ETA Constructions(I) Ltd.,
    4Th Floor, Chennai Citi Centre,
    10& 11 Dr.Radhakrishnan salai,
    Mylapore, Chennai-600004
    Mobile : 9500033335/9444070001

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  • Pavan Kumar Shetty, Kundapura

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    Congratulations on completing 50years. I miss College big time!!!

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  • suman, guddengadi padukone

    Tue, Dec 18 2012

    College is always teach students to go in right way... college gives many talented persons to the society....

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  • Mohamed Mira, Shiruru/United States

    Sun, Oct 14 2012

    Prakash and Sadashiv, thanks for reminding of our great teachers. I went back in days. Mr. Navda, I always remember you for saving me the first page in our magazine "Darshana"

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  • Prakash Hande, Manoor/Singapore

    Tue, Aug 14 2012

    Most of our institutions do not recognise their own alumni. Every college and school should have a database on their alumni - like where they are and what position they are etc. We could help the college grow further. I don't think anyone from the management (such as MAHE)reads these responses. At the moment, we don't have any link with the college as our teachers have retired now and we don't know anyone in the college. This is very sad - if college is interested to grow further they should contact their alumni.

    Prakash HANDE, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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  • Dr M R Udupa , Chennai

    Tue, Jul 17 2012

    The College should go for autonomous status from Mangalore University and commence a full-fledged Post Graduate Centre in Science and Arts streams in addition to the Commerce, which has been just started, to the benefit of rural and girl students of the region. The management should be very active in this direction. Though, five years back the College has been granted Autonomy, it has been rejected, hope it will be reconsidered again.

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  • Pradeep , Kundapur

    Sun, Jul 15 2012

    congratulations! to the management, faculty members & students of Bhandarkars' college on the occasion of celebrating Golden jubilee of the college. Also, Wishing you best luck for many more milestones in the coming years.

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  • Sadashiv, kundapur

    Sun, Jul 15 2012

    I agree with you Prakash........
    Late Dr K N Shenoy (Botany), Prof. Navada (Kannada) The Aithals (Chemistry) Upadhya (Zoolology) just a few of them I remember as I was in PCMB, hence I am a bit biased towards science. Prof. Acharya was a phenomenal teacher too. As you mentioned Tholpady, Shumbhu Shanker, Thunga were excellent too.
    On administration side, Vittal in office had given his soul to this great institution.

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  • Koni Prakash Naik, Kundapur, Muscat

    Sun, Jul 15 2012

    Mr. Sadashiv, Kundapur
    I agree with you. Mr. Narayana Acharya was the real hero in 1970s. The strike concerning donation unexpectedly went for a long time which had affected my studies.

    Anyhow, my hearty congragulations to Bhandarkars' College on its golden jubilee feat. During my college days, we had very dedicated Lecturers like Mr. Navda, Mr. Raghavendra Bhat, Mr. Shambhu Shankar, Mr. Thunga etc... I can't now remember the other names. I feel proud being Bhandarkars' ex-student.

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  • sadashiv, kundapur

    Sun, Jul 15 2012

    It was sad not to see Prof. Narayana Acharya being felicitated in the function. Most of the developments in the college happened under his guidance. Under his leadership as vice principal the college survived its rough times (strikes of 70-80s) when the principal was never at the scene!(I am sure citizens of Kundapur know who it is!)

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