Physics: Inauguration of Physics Association - EPSILON
The Department of Physics at St Joseph
Engineering College - Vamanjoor, Mangaluru, formally inaugurated its Students’
Association – ‘Epsilon’ on 5th May 2017 at 2:15 pm in Spoorthi
Rev. Fr Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro,
Chairperson of PG Studies in Physics at St Philomena College – Puttur, was the
Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director
- SJEC presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director
- SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC, and Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice
Principal – SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Dr Vincent Crasta, Professor / Head
of the Department of Physics, was also present on the dais.
Dr Vincent Crasta threw light on the
activities of the association planned for the year, welcomed the dignitaries and
introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. The student association was inaugurated
by traditional lamp lighting ceremony by the dignitaries.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief
Guest Rev. Fr Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro emphasized on the importance of having
basic knowledge in various disciplines in addition to engineering subjects. He
also motivated the students to gain basic skills in communication through the
Dr Joseph Gonsalvis urged the students
to join the association and actively involve themselves in the association
In his presidential remarks, Fr Joseph
Lobo appreciated the work carried out by the Department of Physics and encouraged
the students to develop interest to get ideas and take initiatives to implement
those ideas through the association.
The inaugural function concluded with a vote
of thanks by Dr Rajesh Kumar PC, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and
Staff Coordinator of the association. Mr Akash Lobo compered the programme and
Ms Aniceta led the prayer.
Following the inauguration, the keynote
address was delivered by Rev. Fr Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro on 'Climate Change’.