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Mangaluru: Young engineers graduate from SJEC in grand ceremony

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Mangaluru, Nov 11: The twelfth graduation ceremony at St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Vamanjoor was held on Saturday, November 11 at the SJEC open air stage.

The ceremony witnessed the awarding of graduation certificates by the institution to the class of 2017 comprising 575 undergraduates (BE), 118 postgraduates (MBA, MCA, and MTech) and five doctoral degrees.

Dr Karisiddappa, vice-chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University – Belgaum, graced the occasion as chief guest and presented the degree certificates to the graduands. Richard Lobo, senior vice-president, head HR of Infosys Limited was the guest of honour. Fr Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, bishop of Mangaluru and president – SJEC, presided over the ceremony.

Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director of SJEC, welcomed the graduands from the class of 2017, dignitaries, and parents to the graduation ceremony.

Dr Karisiddappa congratulated the graduands on their successful graduation which marks the culmination of years of hard work, perseverance, and diligence. In his address, he appreciated the academic excellence and high standards of teaching and learning environment at SJEC. Wishing the graduates, a bright future ahead, Dr Karisiddappa spoke about the excellent technical education prevailing in Karnataka and invited the graduates to stay involved with SJEC and Visvesvaraya Technological University and contribute to the society and the Country.

Richard Lobo, in his address shared with the graduates three important facts. Firstly, even though the graduates have achieved education, the process of learning will continue. He further asked them to be ready to receive learning from unexpected quarters as they move on in life. Secondly, he asked the graduates to put in the hard work and not refusing to get their hands dirty will help them succeed in their chosen career. Thirdly, he asked the graduates to be updated on evolving technologies and to keep pace with the profession. Finally, he requested the graduates to be happy in life irrespective of career and other considerations.

Dr Rio D’Souza, vice-principal, SJEC, administered the graduation oath. Rithika Bekal, graduand from the Electrical and Electronics Department and Rahul D’Souza, graduand from the Electronics and Communication Engineering were the valedictorians from the class of 2017 and delivered the valedictorian addresses.

Scholastic achievers and sports achievers were recognized and awarded by Bishop Fr Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza. Delivering the presidential address, the bishop congratulated the graduates and thanked the parents for their trust in choosing SJEC. The bishop thanked the management of SJEC and expressed his happiness in SJEC being awarded the ‘Best Performing College in the State’ (Projects) by the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology – Bengaluru. He stated that, education is the key that opens many doors in life and asked the graduates to be focused and committed in achieving their dreams. He asked the graduates to imbibe good values, etiquettes, manners, commitment, and conviction in their life. He motivated them to be service minded people and the finest ‘Josephites’. The bishop concluded his address by appreciating the chief guest and the guest of honour for their presence and message to the graduates.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, SJEC, and Fr Rohith D’Costa, assistant director, SJEC, were also present for the ceremony. Dr Ramananda H S, head of the department of Mathematics, and Evita Coelho, chairperson of SJEC Alumni Association, also felicitated the graduates.

Dr Kavitha K Mahesh, associate professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering and convener of the Graduation Ceremony 2017 offered the vote of thanks.



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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, texas

    Sun, Nov 12 2017

    This is the unique occasion that we were hoping to attend and witness the pride of dozens of young Engineers receiving their Graduating credentials from the St. Joseph Engineering College at Vamanjoor. Our own grand=nephew Earl Serrao was one of the Candidate receiving his Engineering Degree. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were just not able to take part in the Graduating ceremony for which we regret.

    Our first visit to SJEC Campus goes back to nearly 15 years when we visited the SJEC campus that was under construction. We were proud of the work rendered by late Mnsgr. Fred Pereira as well as by Rev. Fr. Valerian D'Souza under the leadership of Rt.Rev. Dr. Aloysius D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore.

    SJEC at Vamanjoor as well as the Medical College of Fr. Mullers' are the "Crown Jewel " projects of the Mangalore Diocese. Congratulations to Rev. Fr.Prakash D'Souza and Fr. Gonsalves for their dynamic work at SJEC. The Graduating students will find their way for their successful career, and we wish them well.

    May the Diocese of Mangalore be the main contributor for the success of Mangalore as a "Smart City" of India. God bless/

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore/UAE

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Finding a suitable job is the biggest challenge for young engineers now.
    Girls get jobs easily but the boys find it very difficult. Too many engineers passing out from India.

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    -Hearty congratulations to the graduates. All the best in your future.

    -Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza-newly appointed vibrant and dynamic Director of SJEC is doing extremely well along with his experienced team. All the best. Long live SJEC.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    It is good to see that something which was started in a modest way has indeed gained momentum. Monsignor Fred Pereira had shown keen interest in the project and I am sure he is watching the progress from above. Bishop Aloysius despite his preoccupations finds time to devote his attention to the project.

    The new director of the College, Father Valerian D'Souza seems to put his heart and soul to to the progress of the institution and one can foresee all round betterment during his regime.

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