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17th Graduation Ceremony at St Joseph Engineering College

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Mangaluru: The Seventeenth Graduation Ceremony of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, was held on 13 January 2023 in the Open-Air Stage of the college. The ceremony witnessed the awarding of Graduation Certificates by the institution to the Class of 2022, comprising 492 Undergraduates (BE) and 176 Postgraduates (MBA, MCA
and Ph.D.).
Dr. Gopalkrishna, Executive Director, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and presented the degree certificates to the graduands. Mr. Ajay Nath, Senior Deputy Director, Chennai Port, was the Guest of Honour. Most
Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and President of SJEC, presided over the
Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, welcomed the graduands from the Class of 2022 and dignitaries to the Graduation Ceremony. Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, introduced the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. Mr. Ajay Nath spoke about his experiences and recalled his days as a student. He called upon the students to be flexible and ready to face challenges. He said that life is all about connecting dots from the front but looking behind, trusting in God, and having faith that the dots can connect. He insisted on being connected to the Alma mater.
Dr. Gopalkrishna, in his address, mentioned that the institution is a place to redefine the purpose of teaching and learning. He spoke about the changes witnessed due to technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network based systems dominating humans. We can use the technology that makes us advanced. He highlighted the importance of becoming a lifelong learner, setting goals and pursuing interests, practicing critical thinking, embracing failure, and seeking mentorship and guidance to succeed.
Dr. Rio D’Souza administered the graduation oath. Ms. Vinutha, a graduand of the Department of Computer Applications, and Mr. Ovin, a graduand of the Department of Civil Engineering, were the Valedictorians from the Class of 2022 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 said, don’t be afraid of failure. Still, fear about the chance you missed, as you have completed one challenge, and there are more to come. He also spoke about developing a skill wherever you are, the soft skills of building a
relationship and being innovative, which is the soul of all education.
Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Assistant Director of SJEC, Dr. Purushothama Chippar, Vice Principal, SJEC, Mr. Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager of SJEC, and Mr. Manjunath B, Co-convenor of the event were also present on this occasion.
Ms. Renuka Tantry, Convener of the program, offered a vote of thanks. Ms. Himani and Mr. Rohith compered the program.
SJEC wishes the Graduates from the Class of 2022 all success in their future endeavors.

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