Mangaluru, Nov 10, 2019: St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) held it’s 14th graduation ceremony on November 9, Saturday. The graduation certificates were given to the Class of 2019 comprising 562 Undergraduates (BE) and 95 Postgraduates (MBA, MCA and MTech).
Bishop of Mangalore, Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha the President of the College said the graduates are the pride and joy of the college and asked them to learn the skills to be interdependent and productive at their workplaces. Humans are more important than machines, he said and called upon the graduates to inculcate human values with integrity and simplicity.
Thomas Mathew, senior manager, Body Engineering-Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt Ltd, delivering the convocation address, urged the graduates to respect the profession they get into and learn to adapt to changes.
Thomas Mathew mentioned the ’5S’ - smart, safe, sustainable, smooth and serviceable - are very important in the automotive industry.
Mathew urged the graduates to inculcate these 5S in their life and practise them rigorously. “Each individual has to dream big and strive hard to realise them. One has to be humble, follow ethics and have a never give up attitude,” he added.
Principal Dr Rio D’Souza administered the graduation oath. Scholastic achievers and sports achievers felicitated. 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.
Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa & Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Assistant Directors of SJEC and Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager of the college were also present. Dr Vincent Crasta, Head of the Department of Physics, and Evita Coelho, Chairperson of SJEC Alumni Association, felicitated the Graduates.