Mangaluru: St Aloysius College (Autonomous) holds virtual get-together of Physics faculty

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Mangaluru, Sep 16: The department of Physics at St Aloysius College (Autonomous), here, recently organized a Virtual Get Together (VGT) of the faculty of the department of Physics both past and present with the representatives of their families along with distinguished alumni.

The meeting was attended by Professor Stephen Joseph Cheriyil from Kerala and Anto Simon from USA representing Professor V J Joseph who served in the Physics department from 1917-1947, Dr M Ravindranath Nayak, former head of Aerospace Electronics & Systems division, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bengaluru, M Narendranath Nayak, former head of Indian Subsidiary Synchronoss Technologies Inc, Mahendra Nayak M who retired as the associate professor of PES University representing Professor Sadananda Nayak who served in the department of Physics from 1941 to 1976, Denzil Castelino, owner of Romantic stores, Mangaluru representing Professor Alban Castelino (1949-1980), S Govindaraja Bhat, BTech, Retd GM of KIOCL Ltd representing Mahalinga Bhat former faculty members, K V Rao, Prof FJM Crasta, Dr Sudhakar Rao and JWF Saldana were present at the meeting while Professor I V Rao was represented by his son Shivaprakash Rao, consulting professional.

The virtual gathering began with a prayer song sung by Ganapraveena Yogeesha Sharma Ballapadavu. Dr Prakash Kamath, dean of Physical Sciences welcomed the gathering and Dr Chandrashekar Shetty T, head of the PG department of Physics proposed the vote of thanks.

The formal function began with opening remarks by Fr Leo D'Souza, SJ, the former principal and rector of St Aloysius Institutions and a message by Fr Praveen Martis, SJ, principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous). The prominent alumni of the college, Professor Raghuram, (director of BITS Pilani, Goa campus) and S R Bhat (former group general manager, MRPL) shared their experiences in the college while Professor Lawrence J M Pinto, Dr Chandrashekar Shetty T, Dr Sarfraz Hasim, Dr Nilakanthan, Shawn D’Souza and Harshith spoke about their teachers.

The programme which was attended by many more faculty members and students was compered by Sonali Noronha.



Title : Mangaluru: St Aloysius College (Autonomous) holds virtual get-together of Physics faculty


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