Mangaluru: 14th Graduation Day held at St Joseph Engineering College

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Nov 9: St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) held its 14th graduation day with a colourful ceremony at the college premises at Vamanjoor here on Saturday, November 9.

Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangaluru and President of SJEC presided over the graduation ceremony. Thomas Mathew, Senior Manager, Body Engineering, Renault Nissan Technology and Business Center India Pvt Ltd, Chennai graced the event chief guest.

Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, Fr Rohith D’Costa, Fr Alwyn R D’Souza, assistant directors, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, principal, SJEC, Rakesh Lobo, HR manager, and HODs of various departments were present on the dais.

In his presidential speech, the bishop said, "Graduation is a huge milestone in every student’s life. For parents it is the day of joy on which their son or daughter achieved something precious. It is a proud moment for them. I believe you all have participated in various academic formats and today you got the result for it. The result of the day includes you and your teachers’ hard work along with sacrifice of your parents. This is the time for say thanks to your parents.

“You should maintain the attitude of gratitude throughout your life. We human beings are much better than computer, machine and dictionary. The humanity which is built inside us makes us differ from machines and other artificial things. So we need to humanize our education system. After completion of academic education, we should carry the human values wherever we go. We can grow only doing great things and taking challenges. Along with your growth you must remember the sacrifice of your parents. Today onwards you are their present and future.

“Remembering the institution where you completed your graduation is also equally important because the teachers are also one of the major part of your victory and result. At this time I congratulate you all graduates. Carry forward the legacy of this institution wherever you go and whatever you become. Now you are considered as an educated person. Educated person should always be filled with humanity. So going out from this institution you should take the slogan ‘I will become an instrument of love and culture of dialogues’ with you,” he said.

Congratulating the graduates Thomas Mathew said "College life and industry are two different things. In college life you are getting guides and sporting materials. But once you come out from your college, the situation and circumstances change. Today's industry is completely dominated by technology. Without technology we cannot survive. So engineers have lot of opportunities after their graduation. But opportunities will not come to you easily. Need challenge and hard work to achieve something in the Industry. Do not limit your beliefs and the passion of learning new things. Set a mentality of hard working and facing the challenges. The attitude of never give up will give you result and help you achieve what you dreamt. It will help sustain your presence in the industry. Today this graduation day I wish you all
success in your life.”

Addressing the gathering, Fr Wilfred said, "This is the day to rejoice and celebrate for completing the graduation and your success. I congratulate all students of our college who are entering a new world by their completion of graduation. I think this is the most memorable day in your life. You, the graduates have made us proud. At the same time I also appreciate our faculty. They played a vital role in making you graduates. They transformed you as a men and women of ethics. A new day has begun in your life. So keep learning, keep growing and keep celebrating.”

Dr Rio D’Souza, principal, SJEC, administered the oath taking ceremony for the graduates.

Roydon Rego, graduate in Computer Science and Engineering and Reena Sequira, graduate in Business Administration shared their experiences as students of SJEC.

On behalf of management, the bishop felicitated James Mathew and students who secured top marks in academics.

Anusha MM and Ajeeth B compered the event. Vinish P, convenor, Graduation Day ceremony, rendered the vote of thanks.


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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 9 2019

    With all the engineering degrees, we have not been able to produce a High end car but we have owned it, we have not able to produce a high end mobile but we have owned it, we have not been able to produce a high end bike like Harley Davidson etc but we own it, we have not been able to create a high quality roads and infrastructure, we failed in it. Mark my words sad to say we will get 75% useless good for nothing engineers who are book worms but believe in marks.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 9 2019

    Yes, Time for our educators to view "Three Idiots" Movie many times.

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sat, Nov 9 2019

    Make in India is the need of the hour. So many many jobs to be created all over India.

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