Inauguration of 'St Aloysius Prakashana' A Publication Unit of SAC
The inauguration of ‘St Aloysius Prakashana’, the publication unit of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru was held on 07 October, 2021at Joseph Willy Hall, Maffei Block of the College.
Dr Udaya Kumar, MA, Iruvathur, HOD- Commerce, University College was the Chief Guest and addressed the gathering. Rev Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions presided over the programme and gave the presidential remarks. Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ Principal, Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar, Dr Vidya Vinutha DSouza, Director of St Aloysius Prakashana, Dr Norbert Lobo, Director of Admin Block, Dr Sylvia Rego, Department of English, Rev. Fr Prashanth Madtha, SJ and Rev. Dr Rony Serrao, were on the dais.
The College has been contemplating initiating a Publication Centre of its own for the last few years. After the status of Autonomous College, the institute has gradually and steadily moved from a teaching intensive to a research-intensive institution. Though the College has research publications it realised there is a need to enhance the number and quality of research publications. Now, St Aloysius Prakashana is the official unit of the College publishing works related to literature, academics, recreational, and research concentration henceforth. The Centre is envisaged to publish not only articles and creative endeavours of the staff and students but also the research and literary works of individuals from the general public.
Scholarly articles, biographies, text books apart from novels, anthologies of literary works and works of research on the coastal region will be given preference. Publication centre is open for original works in any language that inform and offer insights on the issues and concerns of the region.
During the programme, St Aloysius Prakashana was formally released four books authored by Rev. Fr Prashanth Madtha, Rev Fr Rony Serrao, Dr Sylvia Rego and Dr Norbert Lobo respectively. St Aloysius PODCAST covering the original work of authors was also inaugurated on the same venue by the dignitaries.
Manoj Dyson Fernandes, Department of BBA compered the programme. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, welcomed the gathering. Dr Alwyn D’Sa gave the insights about the publishing unit, St Aloysius Prakashana. Dr Vidya Vinutha D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks.