Nov 9 : The Fourteenth Graduation Ceremony at St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, was held on 9 November 2019 in the Open Air Stage of the college.
The ceremony witnessed the awarding of Graduation Certificates by the institution to the Class of 2019 comprising of 562 Undergraduates (BE) and 95 Postgraduates (MBA, MCA and MTech).
Mr Thomas Mathew, Senior Manager, Body Engineering-Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India Pvt Ltd, Chennai, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and presented the degree certificates to the graduands. Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and President of SJEC, presided over the ceremony.
Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, welcomed the graduands from the Class of 2019, dignitaries and parents to the Graduation Ceremony. Dr Binu KG, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering introduced the Chief Guest.
Mr Thomas Mathew, in his address called upon the graduands to respect the profession they get into and learn to adapt to changes. He mentioned the 5S’s in Automotive Industry, which are Smart, Safe, Sustainable, Smooth and Serviceable. He urged the graduands to bring these 5S’s into their life and practice them rigorously. Mr Thomas Mathew remarked that each individual has to dream big and strive hard to achieve them. He concluded by saying one has to be humble, follow ethics and have a never give up attitude.
Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, administered the graduation oath. Mr Royden Rego, graduand from the Computer Science & Engineering Department and Ms Reena Sequeira, graduand from the Department of Business Administration were the Valedictorians from the Class of 2019 and delivered the Valedictorian addresses.
Scholastic achievers and Sports achievers were recognized and awarded by Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and President of SJEC. Delivering the Presidential Address, the Bishop remarked that the graduands are the pride and joy of the college. He congratulated the graduates and asked them to learn the skills to be interdependent at their workplaces. He said humans are more important than machines and called upon the graduands to inculcate human values.
Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa & Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Assistant Directors of SJEC and Mr Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager of the college were also present. Dr Vincent Crasta, Head of the Department of Physics, and Ms Evita Coelho, Chairperson of SJEC Alumni Association, felicitated the Graduates.
Mr Vinish P, Convener of the program offered the vote of thanks. Ms Anusha MM, Assistant Professor-CSE and Mr Ajeeth B, Assistant Professor-Civil Engineering, compered the event.
SJEC wishes the Graduates from the Class of 2019 all success in their future endeavours.