The TWELFTH GRADUATION CEREMONY of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru was held on Saturday, 11th June 2022 at 2.30 pm in Loyola Hall, St. Aloysius PU College Campus, and Mangaluru.
It was a time of celebration where students were lauded for the efforts they put in to obtain their degrees. 80 Rank holders and 6 special prize winners were awarded. 1032 UG, 475 PG and 1 Post graduation Diploma holder, total of 1594 graduates received their degree certificates.
Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz, SJ, President, Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society (MJES) and Provincial, Karnataka Jesuit Province declared the Twelfth Graduation Ceremony open. Rev. Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto, SJ, Rector, St Aloysius Institutions led the graduates pledge.
Professor P. Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya ,Vice chancellor of Mangalore University was the chief guest for the graduation day ceremony. Quoting Swami Vivekananda, Professor Yadapadithaya in his graduation address said “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in a man and that unleashes potential of every person.” NEP 2020 basically provides outcome based education. He also spoke that in India there isn’t lack of employability but the focus should be more on being entrepreneurs, the job creators rather than job seekers. NEP focuses on outcome based education that points out student learning experience, student learning feedback and student learning outcome limited not only to the four walls but beyond it.
Dr. Dionysius Vaz in his presidential address highlighted that everyone holds a fortune in his own hand. We are the sculptures of our future and the skill to mould it should be cultivated. Addressing the students, he told that as students they must promote unity and social fabric of our country. Inorder to stand out we should read what nobody is reading, think what nobody is thinking and do what nobody is doing.
Rector Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto SJ said that graduation is a concept. You are going to graduate everyday in your life until the last breath. We have to improve everyday and everyday is a graduation day. Only when we have that perception we can make a difference in this world. Success is not measured with how lucrative a job is but how much one contributes to the society. To show nationalism we shouldn’t hate another country. There should always be love in our heart. He wishes that one day students to come back with their success stories to the institution.
Members of the Governing Body, Academic Council, Directors, Deans, Staff and the SACAA members were present. Principal, Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ, welcomed the gathering; Registrar, Dr. Alwyn D’Sa read the list of Rank holders and special awardees Dr Santhosh G Goveas, Convener of the Twelfth Graduation Day programme proposed the vote of thanks; Mr. Manoj Fernandes, from the department of BBA compeered the programme.