06th December 2016
The Osmania University Inter College Table Tennis Tournament for Men 2016- 17 was organized and conducted by Dr. K. Sridhar Reddy Organizing Secretary at St. Joseph’s Degree & P.G. college on 6th December 2016. The program started with the presidential address of Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas, Principal, St. Joseph’s Degree & P.G. College. The Chief Guest, Prof. Rajesh kumar, Secretary, Inter University Tournaments, Department of Physical Education, Osmania University, emphasized on the importance of being fit in life. The Guest of Honor, Dr. R. Deepla, Secretary, Inter College Tournaments, Department of Physical Education, Osmania University, spoke about the importance of sports in our daily life.
Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokia Das, Principal, Chief Guest Prof. V. Satyanarayana, Head Dept. of Physical Education, OU, Guest of Honor Dr.R.Deepla, Secretary, ICT-OU, and Organizing Secretary Dr. K. Sridhar Reddy, Physical Director, St. Joseph’s College, distributed the prizes to the winners. Winners: St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, Runners: A.V. College, Third Place: Badruka College of Commerce & Arts and Fourth.
Place: Bhavan’s Vivekananda College
St. Joseph’s Degree & P.G. College were the consistent winners for fifth time in this tournament
1st Semi Final Match:
|st. joseph’s||bt||badruka college||2-1|
|singles: p. harish kumar||bt||shashidhar .a||3-0|
|syed fayazuddin||lst||m. anurag||3-0|
|doubles: p. harish kumar &||bt||m. anurag||3-0|
|syed fayazuddin||shashidhar .a|
2nd Semi Final Match:
|A.V. COLLEGE||bt||BHAVANS VIVEKANAND||2-1|
|singles:Aravind Kumar||bt||Amit Sharma||3-0|
|syed fayazuddin||lst||Vikrant Pal||3-1|
|doubles: Aravind Kumar &||bt||Amit Sharma||3-1|
|R Hari Singh||Vikrant Pal|
3rd and 4th Place Match:
|BADRUKA COLLEGE||bt||BHAVANS VIVEKANAND||2-1|
|singles:M. Anurag||bt||Amit Sharma||3-0|
|Shashidhar .A||lst||Vikrant Pal||3-0|
|doubles: M. Anurag &||bt||Amit Sharma||3-2|
|Shashidhar .A||Vikrant Pal|
|ST. JOSEPH’S||bt||A.V. COLLEGE||2-1|
|singles: p. harish kumar||bt||R Hari Singh||3-0|
|syed fayazuddin||lst||Aravind Kumar||3-0|
|doubles: p. harish kumar &||bt||R Hari Singh||3-2|
|syed fayazuddin||Aravind Kumar|
WINNERS: ST. Joseph’s Degree & PG College
RUNNERS: A.V. College of Arts,Science & Commerce
THIRD PLACE: Badruka College Of Commerce & Arts
FOURTH PLACE: Bhavans Vivekananda College (Sainkpuri)
Tournament Best Player :
Puppala Harish Kumar: St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College
WINNERS : ST. JOSEPH’S DEGREE & PG COLLEGE
01st December 2016
- Youth Red Cross wing of our college conducted blood donation camp in josephs hall on 1st December2016.
- The camp was conducted with the help of Red Cross Blood Bank. The camp was inaugurated by the Principal, Commerce HOD, Mrs. Srilatha YRC Dr.Komal& YRC coordinator Mrs. O.S.Sugana Sheela
- The camp was Declared open by Principal after lighting of the lamp. Principal, HOD, students lighted the lamp. The camp was very successful with 95 students donating blood.
29th November 2016
A One day National Conference on "Revolutionalizing Business Practices in Digital Era" was organised by Departments of Management and Computer science, St.Joseph's Degree & PG College on 29th Nov 2016. More than 50 participants participated in the conference. 60 research papers were received from various states of Telangana, Karnataka, Chennai, Maharashtra, Bihar, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh. The participants included professional and corporate executives from Bharti Airtel, Hucon solutions, Sathya Multi Solutions Pvt Ltd and academicians, Research Scholars & Students from Karnataka State University, IBRI College of Technology, Patna University, Badruka College, Gitam, Anurag Institutions, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Vanitha Mahavidhyalay, St. Francis, Emmanuel Business School etc. The Conference was organized with the main objective to bring together academicians, corporate persons, research Scholars, students and practitioners in the field of IT & Management to a common forum and explore the transformations in Management Practices and Technology in Information age.
The session commenced with a prayer song and the dais was marked by the presence of esteemed Chief Guest along with Principal, Convenor and Co-Convenor. The conference was inaugurated by lighting the lamp, by the Chief Guest J. Raymond Peter, Principal, Convenor and C0-Convenor. Mrs. A. Mary Francina, Convenor of the Conference warmly welcomed the Chief Guest, dignitaries and participants for the conference. Presidential address was delivered by Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas, Principal, St. Joseph's Degree & PG College. The inaugural session was followed by key note address by the Chief Guest J. Raymond Peter. He shared his knowledge on current digitalization and its effects on various sectors of economy. He spoke in detail the effects of digitization from kindle/e-books in Amazon to Robotics, big data analytics, cloud computing etc…from T-hub (innovations/startups) to transformation of Music, banking system, paytm, RTGS etc… He also stressed that Disruption has become Buzz word and how companies are embracing digitization with various real time applications. The conference proceedings book was released by the J. Raymond Peter, the Chief Guest, Principal, Convenor and Co-Convenor during the inaugural session.
Conference proceedings book released by the J. Raymond Peter, the Chief Guest, Principal, Convenor and Co-Convenor
Mr. Subramanian, Vice President, OTS Advertising delivering his address
Session Chair, Prof Venugopal, Dean ICFAI Business School and Prof. Showry, Faculty, ICFAI Business School with the HR & IT paper presenters
Chief Guest Dr. Mamta Suri Senior Joint Director (F & A), IRDA, Mr. T. Muralidharan, Chairman, TMI Group, Mr. Hari Thalapalli, CEO, Call Health, Dr. Bharathi Kandukuri, Former Director, St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College and Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas, Principal with the organizing committee members, faculty and participants
18th October 2016
The Second year students of BA, B. Sc, B.Com and BBA of St. Joseph's played the dual role of teachers and environmental activists as they inculcated environmental awareness among the students of St. Philips High School by hosting an Environmental awareness programme at their college premises on 18th October 2016. The program began on an inspirational note as the students took a pledge to be committed to the protection of the Environment. The pledge read:
will do my part to protect the Earth
I will take care of and clean up the environment
I will be kind to and respect all life forms
I will never litter I will always recycle
I will reduce the waste I create
I will reuse what I can I will conserve energy & water
I will encourage others to conserve our natural resources
At the very outset the welcome banner spelt out the theme of the day through the slogan: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and in the welcome address Dr.Sangeetha, HoD, Department of English, reiterated the urgent need for environmental awareness, lest we should be struck by a catastrophe, with no air to breathe, no water to drink and no earth to live on leading to the extinction of human existence.
Josephites enthusiastically spread Environmental awareness among the school students through presentations, videos, charts and models that not only educated them on environmental concerns like Global Warming, E-waste, Nuclear Hazards, Pollution, etc, but also highlighted special topics like Twin cities pollution, Hussain Sagar Pollution, Central and State Government Environmental policies and Environmental ethics.
The civic engagement program undertaken by Josephites to educate the neighbourhood on environmental concerns was very effective and beneficial as the student participants posted positive feedback stating that they gained many useful insights into environmental issues and also learnt of ways to protect environment for future prosperity of mankind.
01st October 2016
Name of the Activity : Certificate Course in Numerical Ability
Date: 1st October, 2016
Venue : College Premises
On 1st October ‘Gemini Music’, one of the leading Telugu music channels shot a program under their banner “UVA”, a youth based show where the young generation can showcase their talents like singing, dancing, play musical instruments, debates on social issues.
Being the first day of the auspicious ‘Navaratri’ it was only apt to shoot and later telecast a special program titled “Campus Dussera.”
Around 10 girl students from the BSc stream participated. The program was shot in and around the college. It was marked with pomp and gaiety, with all the girls looking resplendent in their traditional & ethnic wear.
27th & 28th September 2016
B.Com First, Second and Final Year students 40 in number visited National Police Academy on 27th and 28th September 2016. The main objective of the visit is to motivate students to go for All India Services as NPA is one of the training institution to train the IPS officers.
The students were briefed about the vision and mission of the Police Academy. Later power point presentation was given showing all the ranks and statuses of the police force, and also explained the procedure to get entry into the academy. They were taken to the model police station and bank where the trainees are given a crime scene and how they have to investigate on it. Then the students walked through all the guest houses of different states like Rajasthan Bhavan, MP bhavan , ITBP cottage.
At the forensic science building , the students were taught - how to investigate a crime scene. The students were taken to see the places where the trainees are trained to be IPS officers, gymnasium, badminton ground, tennis court, and swimming pool, Dhyan Kendra for yoga and meditation, rock climbing, urban shooting range. The students were greeted by trainees. The trainee officers motivated the students for taking up IPS training. They shared their experiences on the campus and how they were really focused.
The students thank the Principal Rev.Fr .Vincent Arokiadas for providing a wonderful opportunity to them for visiting the academy.
27th September 2016
The presentation began with the display of few eminent personalities of Hyderabad and Mrs.Nair encouraged the students to emerge as one of them. She shared interesting aspects of her visit to Pullela Gopichand academy.
Later, students were given a brief description regarding the path for achieving the ACCA degree with three E's, i.e. , Exams, Experience and Ethics. They were also given a clear understanding of the 14 exams and what they deal with. After that, they were made aware of the flexibility of ACCA, i.e. it conducts 4 times a year and no need to write a paper again once we pass the exam. Mrs.Nair also advised them to give the exams on computer as it will make them easily employable.
BCom IF&A wholeheartedly thank Mrs. Aasha Nair for sharing her knowledge regarding the exams and making the students aware of the membership criteria and importance of this degree through out the world. It was a motivation for the students.
Mrs. Aasha, CA IFA Programme Director addressing students
26th September 2016
Mr. Srinivas Reddy, an eminent Journalist in the field of Telugu Journalism, had delivered wonderful lecture to the students on the method of writing and reporting to the Newspaper. He stressed on three important topics which are (1) Information collection. (2) Writing and (3) Desk. He told the students to collect the information from people who’s suffering and told them to be sympathetic to them when you approach them to get the information. One must be very careful while covering issues on communal clashes. ‘The method of collecting information while covering the Naxalite related issues must be dealt in a very subtle manner’- he says. Tackling the people during crisis is a very important point one must remember as a journalist. Questions must be asked in a very precise and must be very sharp.
Regarding the writing part, he says to stick to deadline. He is one of those journalists who is very particular about deadlines. He says the students to be very clear on what they write and emphasizes the need to deal with stress. He asked the students to do a magic with the verbs and words. Relating to the Desk work, he told the students to finish a news item with 250 words of attraction with a crispy headline. Sub-heading is a very important point that must be placed. The need of right color, font size, design must be kept in mind while designing the news item. He also spoke about the newsroom structure and organizational structure.
7th & 8th September 2016
The Science Academies Lecture Series Workshop on “Role of Mathematical Sciences in digitalization” convened by Prof. V. Kannan, HCU was organized by the Department of Science, St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College King Koti, Hyderabad on 7th & 8th of September 2016. The Lecture Workshop was supported fully by the three National Science Academies: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India.
|Date||:||01th September, 2016|
|Time||:||9:00AM - 03:00PM|
|Organized by||:||Department of Computer Science|
|Target Group||:||I Year UG Students of B.Com (Gen), B.Com (Comp),
B.Com (Hons),B.Com(Prof), B.B.A(IT), B.B.A,
About the Activity
Department of Computer Science Conducted the 5th Informatique Exhib with new innovative ideas for all the UG-Ist year students, About 28 teams registered for the event and exhibited different devices related to Hardware, Software applications and Networking concepts.
The Exhibit started with Inaugural session chaired by Principal Rev.Fr.VincentArokiadas, Dean - Mrs. Esther Ratna, HoD Mrs. Kiran Jyothi at 09:30AM in Joseph’s hall. Students from different courses of 1st year visited the Exhibition and collected feedback from few of the students of each class for the “best team presentation”.
We made the 5th Informatique Exhib to be “Better, Newer and Faster” with the better participants, newer concepts and faster technology. School students of 9th and 10th standard of Geenthanjali High School,Hymayatnagar has visited the Informatique Exhib and encouraged the Event.
Teams were judged by,
1. Mrs.Teressa, Head, Department of Computer Science, Loyola academy
2. Mr.Suraj prakash , Head, Department of Computer Science, Aurora College
Three teams won in the event. Additionally, one of the teams got the best feedback from the students and won a Consolation prize. The program ended by the valedictory session.
19th & 20th August 2016
- Prabhu Kumar, Manish kumar Jha presented a paper titled “ Future of Artificial Intelligence” in a two day National Conference on “ Information and Communication Technologies Research- Challenges and Opportunities “ On 19th and 20th of August 2016 organized by Aurora’s Degree & PG College
- K. Keerthi, T. Vikas presented a paper titled “ Improvement and Achievements in Medical Field through ICT” in a two day National Conference on “ Information and Communication Technologies Research- Challenges and Opportunities” On 19th and 20th of August 2016 organized by Aurora’s Degree & PG College
- Prashanth Manna, G.Himakar, D. Sachin Shalome presented a paper titled on “Uses and improvements on e-governance” in a two day National Conference on “ Information and Communication Technologies Research- Challenges and Opportunities “ On 19th and 20th of August 2016 organized by Aurora’s Degree & PG College
19th August 2016
On 12th and 19th August 2016 students of B.Com III Hons and Commerce club members of B.Com I st year along with Mrs srilatha, Head Department of commerce, Y.Geethanjali and commerce club coordinators Mrs. Sumitra Pujari and Mrs. Sarika Verma were taken to SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board Of India) situated at Banjara Hills Road No: 10. A workshop was held on “Financial Literacy on Capital Markets and The Role of SEBI” The session was only restricted to 45 students. Before starting, Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas addressed the students and offered the Prayer.
The students were given a warm welcome by the officials of SEBI. The Ist Session was presided by Mr. Muralidharan, Deputy General Manager, where he spoke about the Importance of savings in Investments , facing future commitments and uncertainties - as ideal savings will not fetch any appreciation for money.
The II session started at 12.00 o clock by Mr. Srinivas Where he discussed in detail about various avenues of Investment and he explained the role of Primary market and Secondary market in the economy, Time Value of Money with illustration of Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Functions of SEBI and It’s Growth.
The III session was taken up by Mr. Vinayaka, Member of National Stock Exchange where he illustrated about online trading of Securities.
After the main sessions a question and answer session was also held. Both of the sessions were interactive and lively. At the end Mr. Pulkit Baid, delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the Principal and the faculty.
11th August 2016
On 11th August 2016 a team of Five members visited the college to know about the Certificate courses. The team interacted with Principal, Rev.Fr.Vicent Arokiadas, he discussed about the strengths of the college. The following are the points discussed with the Head, Department of Commerce and Convenor of Certification courses.
- Minimum duration of the courses and max duration
- Minimum fees and maximum fees.
- Is MOU compulsory.
- Allotment of credits for the certificate course
- Allotment of seats for each course
- If seats are filled then what is the further procedure
FDP attended by Shanthi Kiran
|Title||:||Club Activity – “ IT Quiz ”|
|Time||:||1.30 PM – 04.30 PM|
Department of Computer Science
About the Activity
All the Students from I, II and II years of different courses participated in the Quiz. About 62 teams registered for this event with a team of three participants each. The “IT Quiz” went on with 3 rounds namely Round 1-Entry test, Round 2- pictures identification and the Round 3-Rapid Fire. Three teams were the winners in the Quiz.
|Venue||:||Seminar Hall, Extended campus, St.Joseph’s Degree & PG College|
|Time||:||10:00AM -1:00 PM|
|Resource Person||:||Mr.D.Sathish, Associate Professor,ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad|
|Topic||:||Case study analysis & writing|
|Workshop took place in two phases||:||
Session I : - How to use Case methodology for teaching- Case Analysis.
|Feedback||:||Majority (More than 85%) of the respondents preferred session as an informative and excellent session.|
Department of Business management conducted Faculty Development Program on “Case Study Analysis & Writing” and resource person was Mr.D.Satish, Associate Professor,ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad .He disseminate the finer distinction and nuances of which would have otherwise been unobserved by most of the faculty members, enlightened the faculty members on not only the superficial aspects, but also the core facet of Case study analysis . Faculty interacted with Dr.Sathish and clarified doubts on different aspects.
Principal & Guest Speaker interacting with the faculty members.
First meeting of Youth Red Cross Wing was conducted by Red Cross Coordinator Mrs.O.S.Suguna Sheela and Committee member Mr.T Krishna on 23rd June 2016. Shaik Ahmed of B.Com IIIB, Dilip of B.Sc III year and Chinmayee of BBA III year were elected as student representatives. The Programs for the academic year 2016-17 were discussed in the meeting.
Department of Commerce organised one day Faculty Development Program “ Train the Trainer” in collaboration with ISDC on 13th June 2016 from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm as part of introduction of new course B.Com (IF&A) from the academic year 2016-17.The objective of the Program was to provide training to the faculty in the subject Accountant in Business.The resource person was Mr.Santhosh M.John from Kochi. The program commenced with Prayer by Mrs.O.S.Suguna Sheela followed by welcoming of the Guest by Mrs.Shanti Kiran. Mrs.Sumitra Pujari introduced the speaker to the faculty members.
Mr.Santhosh M.John is a teacher in management subjects, corporate trainer and a consultant. He is a faculty for ISDC, involved in ACCA training for centres all over India and in charge of material development. He is accredited with highest pass percentage and maximum number of rank holders for ACCA papers such as Accountant in Business, Corporate and Business Law, Governance, Risk and Ethics, Business Analysis and Advanced Performance Management. He is amongst the first few faculties for ACCA in India and an expert in CIMA Enterprise pillar. He is also visiting faculty for various universities, colleges and institutes such as Indian School of Commerce, Bengaluru, Symbiosis, Pune, Christ College, Pune, St.Joseph’s College, Bengaluru, GRD College, Coimbatore, St. Agnes College, Mangalore, Indian School of Commerce, Kochi etc. He is also UGC-NET coaching expert.
Mr.Santhosh M.John gave an insight on ACCA and a complete overview of ACCA programme.He mentioned about the ten key competencies of the programme and said that it entails the students completing the entire ACCA qualification along side their B.Com(IF&A) course.He said that it is a 360 degree undergraduate program embedded with worlds best business qualification.He quoted that people are not useless but are used less, so the faculty must motivate the students to learn on their own. He said that the objective of the subject Accountant in Business is to introduce knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the role of accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organization and its people and systems. He spoke on various topics such as business organization, its stakeholders and the external environment, Business organization structure, functions and governance, Accounting and reporting systems, controls and compliance, Leading and managing individuals and teams, Personal effectiveness and communication, Professional ethics in accounting and business. He concluded the session by giving various sources of information to the faculty and also tips to clear NET exam. The program ended with vote of thanks by Mrs.Aarati Samala and felicitation of the guest with a Momento by Principal, Rev.Fr.Vinvent Arokiadas.The Program was a huge success.
Department of Commerce organised one day Faculty Development Program “ Train the Trainer” in collaboration with ISDC on 9th June 2016 from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm as part of introduction of new course B.Com (IF&A) from the academic year 2016-17.The Program was aimed at giving training to the faculty in the subject Financial Accounting.The resource person was CA.Deepak Agarwal from Pune.The program commenced with prayer by Miss.M.Debora followed by welcoming of the guest by Mrs.Shanti Kiran.Mrs.Ritika Waghray introduced the speaker to the faculty members.
Mr.Deepak Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, holds Diploma in IFRS and Certificate in IFRS from ACCA.He is passionate about training and works as a freelance trainer for various institutes.He conducts training for ACCA,CIMA,ICAI and ICWAI courses at various reputed institutes.He is a regular visiting faculty for reputed organisations such as Indian School of Commerce, Bengaluru,IMS Pro Business school,Get Through Guides Private Ltd, Pune etc.His prime areas of teaching are IFRS, Reporting, Accounting and Finance.He also manages his own consultancy and Tax Practice.
Mr.Deepak Agarwal said that the subject Financial Accounting introduces the students to the fundamentals of the regulatory framework relating to accounts preparation and to the qualitative characteristics of useful information. He spoke about Relational diagram of main capabilities of the subject. He explained on various topics such as context and purpose of financial reporting, qualitative characteristics of financial information, use of double entry and accounting systems, Recording transactions and events, Preparation of trial balance including identifying and correcting errors, Preparation of basic financial statements, Preparation of simple consolidated financial statements and Interpretation of financial statements with examples. He also clarified the queries of the faculty members. The program concluded with vote of thanks by Mrs.Mary Vinaya Sheela and felicitation of the guest with a Momento by Principal, Rev.Fr.Vinvent Arokiadas.The Program was a great success.
The Department of English played host to the Soft Skills Workshop titled Power of Interaction which was held on 14th June 2016 as part of the Faculty Development programs aimed at orienting the Faculty towards effective teaching-learning process for the academic year ahead.
The resource person for the day, Dr.Joel, an eminent Soft Skills and BEC trainer held an activity-based interactive session which enthused the participants and set their focus on Assertive Skills which pave way for one's personal and professional enrichment.
The Principal in his address reinforced the need for an integrated approach for teachers which has a shared focus on Knowledge, values and Propriety. Dr.Sangeetha, HoD, English, underlined the critical need for bridging the gap between Knowledge and Behaviour to make Teaching -learning more wholesome and relevant for the needs of the society.
Department of Computer Science has organized on 10th June 2016 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, a Faculty Development Programme on “ICT in Teaching & Learning” whose objective was to enlighten all thefaculty members of the college to get ready with the effective tools of teaching and learning along with digital toolkit which is a need of the hour skill to know in order to teach the 21st generation students.
The FDP session included the effective tools of teaching and learning like animoto – a video slideshow maker, popplet – An idea generator and mind map, prezi – A the presentation software, Collage maker – A photo collage and youtube downloader. The session also included a practical demonstration on video conferencing and fundamental features of MS-Excel to make sure that a faculty of any department is known to today’s technology trends well equipped to facilitate the student needs well in advance.
The team of Computer Science faculty were the resource persons for the FDP and carried themselves professionally to reach the audience’s expectations to possible extent. The Head of Computer Science Department Mrs. M. KiranJyothifirst engraved the essence of ICT into everyone’s mind & heart, then followed by the effective tools of teaching & learning taken by Mrs. P. Madhuri Paul, continued by Mrs. T. Esther Ratna&Mr. S. Srikanth on demonstrating the video conferencing and Prezi and finally by Mrs. K. HariPriya enlightened few basics and shortcuts in MS-Excel. FDP concluded with formal Vote of Thanks by Mrs. M. KiranJyothi, Head- CS and feedback collected by Mrs. V. Shailaja.
As part of the Faculty Development Programme, the college invited Prof. V. Viswanadham on June 7, 2016. A retired Professor from the Osmania University, Prof. V. Vishwanadham has 35 years of teaching experience and is presently Guest Faculty at Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad. A very inspiring and absorbing powerpoint presentation was used by Professor to motivate the teachers to teach with utmost commitment and dedication.He reiterated the role of a teacher in helping our country regain its position of eminence and emphasised the need for creating curious, value- and achievement-oriented minds. He finallyentreated the teacher community to seek divinity in oneself in the pursuit of excellence. At the end of the sessionthe principal Rev. Father Vincent Arokiadas and directorDr.VishweshwarRao felicitated Prof. V. Vishwanadhan with a memento as a token of appreciation.
The Department of Business Management played host the Workshop titled Social Media Influence on Education which was held on 6th June 2016 by Mr. K. Suresh. The session commenced with a Power Point Presentation. Emphasizing on the restricted use of media he cited how the youngsters are misusing it, which in turn is affecting their health. He talked about keeping a tab on children so that they may not fall a prey to antisocial elements.
Mr. K. Suresh explained about media being so potential as to lead people to take unimaginable drastic measures. Speaking about cyber bullying, he warned us about the dangers of accepting and responding to unpleasant e-mails. Parents were cautioned to take care of their children’s performance and attend PTM’s. They should also be mindful of the movies they watch.
Mr. K. Suresh explained about digital footprint, as to how it we can track the user through his or her system‘s address. Trolling: It propagates hatred deliberately, racism, misogynist etc.
The facilitator concluded that social media has brought about an easy way of learning, but also brought harmful effects on humanity as a whole. We ought to use our discretion in using social media in a wise manner.
The Women's Empowerment Cell of St.Josephs under the aegis of the Convener Dr.Sangeetha, organized a wholesome and a unique kind of Women's Day Celebrations on 8 March ,wherein the boys too zestfully lent their voices in support of the woman's cause, to mark The International Women's Day,The Day's program began with Pledge -taking by the boys of both UG and PG classes to uphold the dignity and respect of all women. After that the celebrations started at 11:10 where the boys formed a human chain in the ground and dedicated a skitHeForShe in support of stopping violence against women.As the campus reverberated with male voices shouting slogans on Right to speech,opportunities and freedom for women, it certainly brought smiles on the faces of the girls.The sequel to this came in the form of a flash mob by the girls of our college, highlighting the life transitions of a girl.
The formal program was inaugurated with the auspicious lighting of the lamp,followed by the student coordinator of the cell,Ms.Anusha Francis 's presentation of the Women Empowerment Cell's objectives,past activities and future plans.
Seeking true empowerment for the girls ,a health awareness session was organized in collaboration with The Gynaec and Obstetrics society of Hyderabad,wherein Dr.Krupa Patalay equipped the girls with A to Z awareness about health issues faced by girls,including tips on healthy diet,weight management and hygiene.The talk also included alerts on sexual abuse,Aids awareness and unhealthy relationships.Also a Q&A segment was arranged where the girls wrote their queries on chits and Dr Patalay addressed their concern.
This was followed by an activity conducted by the counselor Dr.Suman Roy on empowerment of the mind.Next was the ‘I am Malala’ segment where Malala Yousufzai’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was highlighted to laud her bravery and resolve.
The program ended on a powerful note as, a video on Women achievers was played as a tribute to all women. The pledge- taking for girls to take a stand against violence on women filled them with a sense of empowerment.
Department of Psychology, along with the women empowerment cell conducted a beautiful program to celebrate International Women’s Day.
A small talk on women empowerment was done by Dr. Suman Roy to motivate women to take the initiative of taking up the self responsibility to protect themselves and to stand for themselves and also as would b mothers to become, to take the first step at their homes to avoid distinguishing between sons and daughters. The talk was highlighted with the activity she planed where students actively participated in it.
The workshop was held on 20.2.2014 @ St. Joseph’s college for the parents of our students organized by Department of Psychology.
Objective: Is to help parents with an insight to handle various issues which they come across with their children, their personal life, job stress, responsibilities etc. and to help them overcome their hurdles through counseling.
Resource Person: Dr. M. Suman Roy
But the overall program for parents went a very well even thought the participants were very few. The feedback given at the end of the program by the parents was very good and all the parents who have participated in the program were satisfied by the program and wished many such type of programs to be conducted in the college.
- Date : 19th September 2015
- Venue : Joseph’s Hall
- Coordinator : Mr. M. Joseph Raja Kumar
“Alumni Association Meet – 2015” was held on 19th September 2015 at Joseph’s Hall for the Degree & PG Courses. There were twenty-five alumni members attended the meet and shared their views to the students and staff. The program was started with prayer by Rev. Fr. Richard, Vice-principal, followed by prayer song sung by college choir. Mrs. Aparna Sathe, MC of the program gave an introductory talk of the significance of Alumni Association Meet.
Rev. Fr. Richard, for President of alumni meet, appreciated the alumni members of their immense support in framing syllabus, technical inputs for students and staff, providing placement opportunities to our students, active participation and valuable suggestions during BoS meetings, admissions into various courses, suggestions on improving quality education and help rendered for preparing industry-ready curriculum design. He thanked them for their continue support and service towards the growth of this institution. Mr. Michael, Vice-president gave a motivational speech about the alumni association and their functioning. He also appreciated the management for giving him opportunity to purse the right course at right time which helped him to achieve his career growth.
The students of B.Sc and B.Com performed cultural programmee and entertained the alumni members. The alumni interaction was meticulously planned and executed by Mrs. R. Anitha and alumni members expressed their intension for attending the alumni association meet. Finally the formal vote of thanks proposed by Mr. M. Joseph Rajakumar, Convener, Alumni Association committee. The program was concluded with group photograph and high tea.
Josephites Showcase Creativity and Innovation to 'Think India Transform India'
The Department of English hosted the WE IDEA CONTEST -THINK INDIA TRANSFORM INDIA in collaboration with Welingkar Institute on 5th October 2015, wherein 28 Josephites contributed brilliant innovative ideas through their powerful speeches and presentations ,advising the Modi Government on strategies for effective implementation of its initiatives,namely - Smart India, Swachh Bharat, Start up India and Incredible India.
The program offered a platform for students to ideate innovative solutions to translate the Government's vision "to drive technology revolution, foster innovation, facilitate investment" into reality to build a progressive India. The eminent jury member, Prof Deepak Shyam of The WE School recorded in his feedback that he was overwhelmed by the students' innovative ideas, excellent presentation skills/communication Skills and above all their adorable discipline. He announced Mr.Zaki from B.Com II Honors as the I Prize Winner and Mr.Ritesh Benedict from B.Com III Regulars as the II Prize winner. Their advised ideas would be represented to Mr.Modi and they would also be competing at the national level. Along with a cash prize for the winners,6 other students received special mementoes for their exceptional contributions and powerful oratory skills. The program concluded with Prize Distribution which was presided over by the Principal, Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas and Dr.Sangeetha, HOD, Department of English.
The program aligns itself with the vision and mission of St. Joseph's college which aims to promote National consciousness, social awareness and leadership skills among its students through providing them opportunities to address important social issues and be proactive citizens in building a progressive India.
It was a Faculty Enrichment program of a unique kind when Rev.Dr. Valsan Thampu ,the esteemed Principal of the Ivy League institutions. Stephens, Delhi, enlightened the faculty of St.Josephs on their divine calling as agents of social transformation, in a motivational talk delivered to them on 17 October,2015.The speaker exuded pragmatic wisdom as he elaborated on the dynamics of teaching students in the context of a consumer-centric world which is caught in the trappings of a superficial culture of glamour and power. Emphasizing the importance of Teacher as a transmitter of Culture and values, he pointed out how the identity of teacher as an individual, cannot be separated from the content of what he teaches. He reiterated the supreme purpose of a teacher by stating the objective to be "not to cover the syllabus but to discover a child and a whole new universe in them". The inspirational talk certainly educated the faculty on the need to embrace their profession with a deeper philosophical understanding of its social, ethical and spiritual responsibilities. The program came to an end with a befitting Vote of Thanks delivered by the Principal Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas who thanked the resource person on behalf of all the beneficiaries for a thought provoking session on Self Realization.
The auditorium of St. Mary’s College, Secunderabad, gushed with the feelings of pride and gaiety as about 320 students of the St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College received their certificates of graduation, awards and medals during the 2nd Convocation Ceremony conducted by the college on the evening of October 17th, 2015.
29 students from various Under-graduate streams received awards and medals for their academic excellence from Most. Rev. Thumma Bala, Archbishop of Hyderabad. Most. Rev. Bala asked the students to be great contributors to the community, the society and to the world by their virtue and knowledge.
Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu, Principal of the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, was the chief guest of the ceremony. Speaking at the event, Rev. Dr. Valson said “In these times when some of the youngest, brightest and most extremely talented minds are getting disenchanted, disillusioned and coming to grief so quickly, I urge you to please take care of yourself and find your happiness by committing yourself to the task of achieving the fullness of life.”
Prof. G. Bhikshamaiah, CoE, OU who was the Guest of Honour, asked the students not to stop with Under-Graduation but to keep pursuing higher education for enlightenment and empowerment.
The event ended in fervor as the students tossed their caps in air bidding adieu to one the most memorable part of their lives.
The Department of English in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science conducted a literacy workshop for the support staff of the college on 9 September to coincide with the World Literacy Day.
The Department of English conducted a session on Communication Skills and Soft Skills which dealt with effective English usage in day to day situations. Dr.Sangeetha HOD, English enumerated the importance of learning English for quality living and enhanced social image. The Role play enacted by Mrs.Rupa & Mrs.Pauline brought in awareness of soft skills & etiquette for enhancing their professionalism.
Under the guidance of Mrs. Esther Ratna, Dean Administration & Mrs. T. Radhika, Assistant professor, Department of Computer science, the B.Sc students- Mr.Surya B.Sc II & Miss. Prashanthi B.sc final year, conducted a session on the Basics of Computer usage in day to day functioning. The topics dealt included creation of Gmail account, online ticket booking etc.
The programme concluded with a positive feedback from the participants who recorded appreciation for the inputs received and requested for more such programmes to be conducted in future.
Vibrant display of patriotism marked the 69 th Independence Day celebrations at St.Josephs college. While the NSS guard of honour lent pomp and glory to the ceremony, the patriotic songs and dances,followed by a thought provoking one act play and zealous speeches made by the students in Telugu ,Hindi and English stirred the patriotic feeling of the gathering. Major Siddharth,the chief guest for the day, hoisted the National Flag and delivered an inspirational speech wherein he entreated the students to be responsible citizens as he said that we are born of two mothers,i.e. biological mother and mother land and we need to take care and protect her just the way we take care of our biological mother.The Department of English organised several competitions as a forerunner to August 15th celebration on the campus by conducting National Integration week which included essay writing,debate and elocution on topics related to the nation.The highlight of the competitions was the poster -making competition on the topic "India through our eyes",wherein all the classes echoed the spirit of National integration as they displayed a team spirit ,with each class enthusiastically participating .Making a poster,they paid a creative tribute to the mother land.The faculty and students along with the chief guest visited the portrait gallery as the celebrations came to a grand end.
The Fifth Academic Council Meet of St.Joseph’s Degree & PG College commenced with the welcome address by Prof P L Vishweehwer Rao and the reading of the previous minutes of the Academic Council by Dr S Brinda Academic Secretary after a short prayer by Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas Principal.
The Chairman of the Academic Council & Principal Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas welcomed all the members of the Academic Council and in his presentation, highlighted the College, its genesis, milestones and academic activities of the college.
The resolutions, content and syllabi of the following Departments were presented by the respective Heads of the Department:-
The various Departments of the College viz. Science – Mathematics & Statistics Physics, Electronics, Computer Science, Mass Communication, Business Management and English, and Commerce, presented their respective syllabi, ratified their Boards of Studies resolutions and got the same approved and passed by the Academic Council.
The council approved the decision to introduce CBCS system in the college from Academic Year 2015-16.
The Department of Mass Communication & Journalism in St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College has organized a national level film festival “CinEvolution” on January 31, 2015 at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public Gardens, Nampally. CinEvolution 2015 powered by Panache a much awaited event for all the aspirants of Media served as a platform to showcase their creativity and innovation in film making, reflecting the social issues to create the awareness towards social change and transformation.
Sri Allam Narayana, Chairman, Telangana Press Academy was the chief guest of CinEvolution 2015. Sri Shailesh Reddy, Chief-editor 6TV, was the Guest of Honour, Sainma short film team Rohit Reddy, Tarun Bhaskar and Famous Lyric Writer Sri. Kandikonda and Ms. Manga Reddy, Member of Censor board were the special invitees for the occasion.
CinEvolution 2015 received 19 entries from across nation in three different categories (short films, documentaries and entertainment movies). All the entries were screened for the Jury members on January 30, 2015 and the prize winning movies were screened on CinEvolution Day. In all the categories First, Second and Third prizes were given Cash award, Certificates and Mementos. Certificates and mementos were given for Special Jury Award, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress as well. Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas appreciated all the winners and participant while distributing the awards. CinEvolution 2015 turned a huge success with the major sponsorship of Andhra Bank and NTPC along with Kukreja (Group of Hotels) & Oriflame along with the ardent support of students of twin cities, academicians and practitioners of Mass Communication and Journalism.
St Josephs Degree & PG College celebrated its 18th Annual Day “Varshikotsavam” on March 19th 2015, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at 10.30 a.m. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr.Swaranjit Sen ,former DGP of Andhra Pradesh and the Guest of Honour was Dr. Philomena, Principal, Villa Marie Degree College.
Academic and Non-Academic prizes from various departments were distributed. Suzanna from B.Com IIIP , Rohan from B.Com IIIH were given the Best Outgoing Students. Students who had participated in other extension activities like JSS,JGG, Red Cross, NSS, Women Empowerment Cell, SQAC were also recognized and appreciated for their contribution.
It was a memorable day for the prize winners as the audience had participated enthusiastically and applauded the winners.
St Joseph Degree & PG College celebrated the feast of its Patron Saint St.Joseph on 19 March, 2015. A High Mass was celebrated by Rev.Fr.Charles and other co-celebrants for the teaching and non-teaching and non-teaching staff at the chapel at 9.00 a.m. Fr.Charles in his homily had expressed that the humility and sacrifice made by St.Joseph should be imbibed by one and all. Later everyone participated in the fellowship meal organised by the management.
The inaugural ceremony was hosted by the MBA students and Mrs.Danam Tressa Faculty, Department of Business Management .The Introduction of the Event “Cura Festo” 2015 was done by the MBA students .they spoke about the importance of the event.
It was followed by a prayer song by the MBA students which is the traditional practice of St.Joseph’s. The audience were given the warm welcome through the gesture of classical Dance.
The programme was hosted by Faculty Mrs.A.Danam Tressa. The programme began with the formal Inaugural Programme.The august gathering was welcomed by the Vice-Pricnipal Fr.Amal Raj.
Fr.Amal was ordained as a priest in the year 2012 ,he worked as Asst.Parish priest at Sacred Heart Church ,Lalaguda and in the year he joined St.Joseph’s College as Asst.Principal in 2014. Fr. Amal welcomed the audience and highlighted that it is very important for the students who are participating to take this platform as an opportunity to learn and showcase all the talents.
Mrs. Anita Associate professor Department of Business Management introduced the principal Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas. Principal gave his insights into the importance of the event he encouraged the students for the success of this event .he was always the source of motivation and motivated the students to use their inbuilt capabilities to come up to the expectations which will definitely help them to be perfect in whatever endeavors they take up.
Mrs. Molly Chaturvedi introduced the Chief Guest Colonel Ashwin Nagpal, Deputy Commander 54 Artillery Brigade. The chief guest in speech enlightened the practical experience he has undergone .he said that it very important for the management students to establish their personality and that it is not only important to have classroom learning but also practical application and experiences .he definitely motivated the students to get to the highest growth in their endeavors. Mr. Srinivas introduced the guest of honor Mr.Shekar Sanwaria, Audit Director, Delliotte. Mr. Shekar in his speech said that there is a lot of expectation of the corporate from the college students so the students should have the right attitude, aptitude and skills to come up to the expectations of the corporate.
Parent –Teacher Meeting was held for all students of B.Com, B.Sc , B.B.A. and B.A on 7 February 2015 from 11.30 to 1.00 in their respective class-rooms. Parents were apprised of their wards performance in their semester examinations, certificate courses available as well as their attendance and discipline issues. Parents came forward to discuss the issues and learnt about their wards progress and other activities.
Farewell program was organised for the final year students by various departments in the month of March.
BBA final years were given farewell on 11 March, for B.Sc students it was on 14 February, for B.A. students it was on 18 March and the B.Com farewell was given on 23 March 2015. The final year students were given a Heart-warming farewell by their juniors. Cultural programs & Ramp Walk were the main events along with participation from the staff who had bid farewell to their outgoing students.
A Prayer service was held for the B.Com final year students. It was a memorable day for them as they would embark on a new journey and a new path towards life.
28 February was chosen as the JSS day for all Commerce, Science and Mass.Com Students. Students along with their class- in-charges had visited Orphanages, Home for the aged, Home for the dying and destitute and many other organizations which needed monetary help. It was a day meant for service as the students had come face to face with people who were in need of love & attention. Students contributed both in cash and kind and spent their valuable time with the under privileged.
Teachers Day Celebrations at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College on 5 Sept, 2014 was a grand event, with the Chairman, Most Rev. Thumma Bala, gracing the occasion to bless and congratulate the teaching and the non-teaching staff and their families for their dedication and extraordinary contribution towards the successful completion of the NAAC Re-Accreditation process. Bishop’s blessing of the St. Joseph’s statue, which is going to adorn the college building, marked the holy beginning of the program. The unveiling of St. Joseph’s statue on Teachers day has a special significance for teachers as St. Joseph’s is an apostle of hard work and dedication. As the vibrant young Principal Rev Fr. Vincent Arokiadas welcomed and cheerfully mingled with the staff and their families, the beautifully lit campus came alive with a high tide of excitement when the elders and children; teaching and non-teaching staff participated in a wide array of games arranged for them over a sumptuous dinner. The staff was acknowledged with Mementos and Certificates of Appreciation, making the event most memorable for all the members of Joseph’s family.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team comprising Chairman Prof. SP Singh, former Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University Punjab, Prof. Jagadeesha, Director, School of Commerce and Management, Karnataka State University, Mysore and Prof. RL Mathur, former Principal and Adviser of Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, visited St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College on 21, 22 & 23 Aug, 2014 for the second cycle of NAAC Re-Accreditation.
The proactive team inspected all the academic and administrative units of the college, including various cells, committees and bodies. They also interacted with the Parents, Alumni and the Students to assess the academic and administrative standards of the college.
The visit culminated in the Exit meet on the third day where the peer team read the salient points of the report which was submitted to the Principal. The team gave valuable observations about the team spirit and dedicated efforts of the management and the staff in promoting quality enhancement and sustenance for the integrated development of the students and the community.
The freshers at St. Joseph's Degree & PG College celebrated the Freshers' Day with all enthusiasm and fervor on Thursday. The seniors welcomed the freshers who exhibited their extracurricular talents in multiple colors in the day long fashion show and dance performances
The festivity was so feverish that the principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiyadas joined the students to shake a leg and walk the ramp along with the judges of the event Mr. Jikky Jayesh and Ms Dafni Rose and the participants. The assistant principal Fr. Amal Raj, administrator Ms. Esther, ex-dean of OU, Prof. PL Visweshwara Rao and others participated.
The Department of Commerce of St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College Organised a National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Commerce-An Edge” on 19th December 2013. The Inaugural Session began with prayer song by the College Choir invoking god’s blessing, followed by lighting of the lamp. The Welcome Address was given by the Seminar Director Dr. Brinda, Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokia Das, Principal of St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College conveyed his greetings, blessings & prayers to the department through his mail, as he was out of the country. Rev. Fr. Sleeva Reddy, Assistant principal encouraged and congratulated the Commerce department for organising National Seminar. Mrs. Mary Vinaya Sheela, HOD of commerce introduced the chief guest for the Day Prof. L. Venugopal Reddy, APSCHE Chairman in which Sir enlightened us on phase-wise development of Commerce Education.
Technical session- I – Address by the Resource Persons on the Main Tracks began at Seminar Hall – II
Technical session II– Paper Presentations began at their respective Venues on the First Floor i.e.
Finance & Accounting, General Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing.
150 participants attended the National Seminar. 111 papers have been received from all over India. 21 papers were out of Andhra Pradesh.
The department of business management organized one day national seminar on “RECENT TRENDS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL SERVICES”-
deliberate the issue and challenges that India faces today.
The journey of the seminar on 4th January, 2014, began with a formal inaugural session at 10:00 am in morning with a prayer song and VANDEMATARAM song by our college choir – ANNO DOMINI and with a positive note to invoke Gods presence by the lighting of the lamp by all the diginitaries.The key note address was given by the seminar DirectorProf.Dr.K.Malla Reddy who highlighted about the seminar importance of banks to realize trends in financial sector to reach the market. The inaugural address was given by Prof. Dr.R.K.Mishra, Director, and IPE, Hyderabad.He opined on three important issues- integration, globalization and innovations of the financial sector to develop and contribute inturn to the country’s growth. The Guest of Honour, VG & Msgr.Swarna Bernard, Vice chairman ,HAES, said -Enthusiasm and the rest is perseverance through research and indepth study on financial management and financial services, which would faster the enhancement of basic amenities of people. Rev.Fr.Vincent Arokiadas, Principal, St. Joseph’s Degree and PG College in his presidential address quoted that the world would stand still if there are no financial management and financial services and it is to keep positive cash in hand and at the same time investment in the innovative financial products and services.
The total number of abstracts paper were 65 and with two technical sessions.
The seminar ended with a valedictory session Formally began with introduction of Prof. B Krishna Reddy, the chief guest the Dean, Dept of Business Management .In his address he highlighted on the importance of finance and new avenues in finance.
St Joseph’s College celebrated its first National Education Day on 11th November 2013 in the memory of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, our first Education Minister. It was organized by the Department of Business Management. The event started with the Chief Guests Principal, Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas and Director Prof. K. Malla Reddy giving their opinion on the importance of education. The principal spoke about how education shapes a person and the director focused on the propagation of Urdu education that was earlier neglected but has been given equal importance today. Various events like elocution, paper presentations, Power Point Presentations, Group Discussions were conducted.
The students spoke of every sphere of education including children and women’s education. It was a delight to watch many creative presentations and also to see students enthusiastically voicing their opinions to make a change in the nation through education. It was very apt to celebrate the National Education Day along with Voice 4 Girls. It was fun, interactive, refreshing and a new learning experience for the students of St. Joseph's!
A Fresher's Party was organized by the II year students for the I year in Main & Extended Campus to help students to interact with each other. Senior students and newcomers mingled with each other at the fresher’s welcome party held on 3rd & 4th October 2013. The students conducted many games and events for it. They also had a ‘Ramp Walk’ and Mr. & Ms. Fresher were selected.
The Teacher’s Day was celebrated with great fun and joy on 5 September 2013. The students felicitated their teachers by offering flowers and chocolates. Various games and interesting activities were conducted for faculty members. The Principal distributed gifts as a token of appreciation to the faculty members. Students gave speeches on Teacher’s role in their life and remembered the great Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.
An Orientation programme was organized for faculty members on“ NAAC Preparation for Re- accreditation” on 24 August 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4: 15 pm. Rev.Sr. Alphonsa, Principal, St.Francis College for Women, Begumpet. She enlightened the faculty from her 23 years of experience about the benefits of autonomous system and she elucidated in detail the different criteria’s which has to be highlighted and focused while preparing the self-study report for re-accreditation.
St Joseph’s Degree and PG College Alumni Association Meeting was held on 17 August 2013 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Joseph’s Hall. Rev. Fr. Sagayaraja, Vice- Principal welcomed the alumni and Rev.Fr. Vincent Arokia Das, Principal St Joseph’s Degree and PG College addressed the alumni and he shared his own reminiscences in the college. Mr. Briraj, Secretary Alumni Association read the alumni report. It was a day of fun and enthusiasm sharing their happy days in this college.
The 67th Independence Day was celebrated with all fun and songs of patriotism in St Joseph’s Degree and PG College at 9:00 AM on 15 August 2013. Mr. Ranbeer Singh Gandhi, Secretary, Gurunanak Missionary Trust hoisted the National Flag. He inspired the students to “Arise, Awake and Create an India on our own”. The College Choir sang Patriotic songs and Jeethesh Pandey from B.Com I (Honors) gave a vigorous patriotic speech in Hindi. The students gave different cultural s to invoke the patriotic spirit among the students.
Most. Rev.Thumma Bala, Bishop, Archdiocese of Hyderabad and Chairman of St Joseph’s Degree and PG College visited the college on 14 August 2013. The Archbishop blessed and inaugurated the new IV floor in the extended campus and he visited all departments and interacted with the faculty members. A general Staff meeting was organized where the Archbishop addressed the staff in general about his expectations from the institution.
The First Parent Teacher Interface was compered by Dr. Deepika Gardner, Head department of English. It was conducted for all streams on 24th and 31st August 2013 at Joseph’s Hall. Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokiadas and Director Prof. K. Malla Reddy addressed the parents. It was held after the I Internal examination so that the parents could see the progress of their wards. Parents Mr. Subramaniyam Rao and Mrs. Surekha Sridhar spoke on “Expectations of the Institution from the Parents” and “Expectations of Parents from the Institution” respectively. One of the grandparents also spoke on the occasion. The parents were informed about their ward‘s performance and feedback was taken from the parents regarding the curriculum, discipline etc.
A Guest lecture on “Teaching and Mentoring” was conducted for the faculty members on 4 July 2013. The resource person was Rev.Fr. Julian Studdon , an eloquent orator in the Archdiocese of Hyderabad stressed upon the fact that it is high time rise to the vocation of being a mentor. He emphasized on the moral responsibility they hold in moulding the young minds. He defined that mentoring is an act of support and encouragement to the mentee to maximize his/her potential and to become the person they want to be.
A two day Orientation Programme was organized for all first year students on 28th June and 29th June 2013 at Joseph`s Hall and Seminar Hall 2 simultaneously. The programme started with an inter-faith prayer. Aparna Sathe, Department of Sanskrit read the Upanishads, Mr. Irfanuddin, Department of Arabic read the Quran and Mrs. Angela read the Bible. It was followed by the prayer which emphasized as the quality of relation between teacher and the student. The college choir “Anno Domini” sang the prayer song. Mr. Praveen, Academic Secretary and Mrs. Angela Christina faculty of English were the masters of the ceremony for Joseph`s Hall and Seminar Hall 2.
A one day Faculty Orientation Programme was organized on 5th June, 2013 on “Building Truly Engaged Teachers“for the academic year 2013-14.
Mr. Praveen, Academic Secretary introduced the new Principal Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokia Das and Vice-Principal Rev. Fr. Sagayaraja. The programme started with a prayer by Rev. Fr. Sagayaraja. The Chief resourse person was Prof. Abirama Krishna, Director, South State Business School, Hyderabad. He focused on the fact that the human minds are conditioned and those conditions have to be examined and changed to create an atmospnere of working with co-operation and collaboration. He cautioned the faculty by saying that “Good is the enemy of great” and asked them not to be satisfied of being good.
Rev. Fr. Dr. V.K. Swamy, former Principal and eminent academician, St. Joseph`s Degree and PG College briefed about the NAAC re-accreditation for the year 2013-14.
Rev. Fr. Vincent Arokia Dass felicitated Rev. Fr. Dr. V.K. Swamy, former Principal and Dr. Vidyasagar, Placement Officer for rendering their dedicated services to the development of the college
The faculty of St. Josephs attended the valedictory of the 24th AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools) at 3.00 P.M. held on the Mahindra Satyam premises on the 27th of August, 2012. The citation of Dr. Sekhar Chowdary was read by our Principal Rev. Fr. Dr. V.K. Swamy.
A two day seminar on "Enhancing Quality Education in Autonomous Colleges" for the teaching faculty of St. Joseph's degree & P.G. College was held on the 6th and 7th of June, 2012. As St. Joseph's degree & P.G. College is in its second year of autonomy, the seminar educated and enlightened the teaching faculty on the various aspects of autonomy.
The workshop started at 9.00 a.m. with the lighting of the lamp followed by a prayer service led by Rev. Fr. Gova Showry (Head of the Psychology Department). The Principal welcomed the resource persons - Dr. Bernard D.Sami, IQAC Coordinator, Loyola, Chennai and Dr.Vincent, Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai.
Josephiesta 2011, the two day (12th -13th Dec.) fest at college broke new grounds with an overwhelming participation of over 3000 students from 80 colleges in 37 events of every kind. The fest struck a high-note of infotainment ( information & entertainment ) that was best described by the Hindu Newspaper, which states, "Josephiesta 2011 - the fest of St. Joseph's Degree & PG College was a felicitous mix of fun and entertaiment and it showcased the students' manegerial skills too". The great success of the programme is due to our student volunteers' tireless efforts. The continuous encouragement of the Principal Rev. Fr. Dr. V. K. Swamy, Rev. Fr. Sunder Reddy, Vice Principal and the teamwork of the faculty helped the students to realize their dream.The Eclectic range of competitions in the fest ranged from robotics to rock, folk dance to rap, commerce antakshari ti Kazz Up Your English, Mr. & Ms. Elite to Hyderabad Tadka, Ad-mad to Pen Your Thoughts and the list goes on. It was truly a variety fair, which combined movie screenings, art exhibition, food & enetrtainment stalls and a handicrafts stall set up by an old age home. The audience got their money's worth as there was no dull moment, with the stage providing non-stop entertainment., which surely touched a crescendo when the youth of the twin cities rocked to the DJ's sensational music.Msgr. Swarna Bernard in his speech while declaring the meet open, reiterated the need for encouraging talents, apart from promoting academic success. Msgr. Bala Showry at the valedictory function said that thses programmes boost the creativity of the students. The events concluded with the prize distribution, gifted by IOB and other sponsors.
Re-live your dreams, Re-live your hopes, Prepare for life cause there is only one thing that will take you to the heights ‘TALENT’ That’s SAGGRAHA, the CELEBRATION of talents!
Saggraha in Sanskrit means to gather or collect. Saggraha – 2011 was indeed a gathering of intellectuals with loads of talent waiting to be unleashed. This IT & Management meet was organized to bring an amalgamation of future managers and software professionals under one roof. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayana, MLA (IAS), who spoke about the use of technology in today’s world and its applications in all walks of life. On the other hand he also emphasized on the importance of commitment.Rev. Fr. Dr. V. K. Swamy, Pricipal of the college gave the opening remarks. Since the day was dedicated to celebrate the talents, various IT & Management events were organized in an open forum irrespective of the student platform, and there was an applaud able participation. The students were given a choice of registering online or on the spot. Over 700+ students from about 60 colleges got registered for the event. Over 250 students participated in Management events and 150 took part in IT events.And the day was concluded with a corporate fashion show sponsored by Big Bazaar.
The highlight of the day was the DJ from PANACHE who kept the crowd on its toes throughout the day and in the evening the college campus did resemble not less than a dance floor.
The patriotic zeal of the Josephites was vibratly expressed through a colorful dance and song programme by the students to celebrate India's 65th Independance Day. Rev.Fr. Sagaya Raj Chief Guest of the function, with his natural humour struck a cord with the young audience, reminding them of their responsibilities towards the country. This message was well complimented by one of our students who exemplified the glory of ancient Indian wisdom, which supersedes 64 years of free India's achievements.
‘Creating Excellence’ was an inspirational seminar conducted by Ms. Shailaja Lakshmi of the ‘One World academy. It was designed as a programme with three stages involving the students, staff and the parents. The members of the faculty participated in this seminar on 29 July 2011.
During this seminar, the staff members were gently introduced to the various aspects of ‘awareness’. The onus of the seminar was to explain how we can be in touch with our own thought process. Instead of blaming other persons, the circumstance, the system or God, we need to look within ourselves to find the source of our emotions in our thoughts. She then proceeded to explain how this affects our role as a teacher. Within the classroom, we ought to remind ourselves of thoughts that hinder effective teaching. It also helps to understand that our students and colleagues are the victims of similar negative thoughts. Rather than blaming them, we must strive to empathise with this human weakness. In today’s world where knowledge is omnipresent on the internet and in self-help books, the role of the teacher lies in providing a practical role-model for the students. Only if we can learn to manage our emotions, can we add value to the knowledge we impart. Ms. Lakshmi was informative, persuasive and helpful in her talk. The faculty members felt rejuvenated and were appreciative of this opportunity provided by the management. All the students were also given the opportunity of attending the seminar. Most of the students were very happy.
It was truly the biggest day at St. Joseph’s Degree & PG Collegewhen the Archbishop made his auspicious maiden visit to bless the new Mass Communication Studio and to conduct the proceedings as Chairman of the reconstituted Governing Body of the College as per UGC guidelines owing to Autonomy. Soon after his arrival the blessing of the state of the art ultra modern Studio took place followed by an exhilarating cultural program which showcased the talents of first year students of new courses BBA(Bachelor of Business Administration) and BA (Mass Communication & Journalism) in the College.
There was huge appreciation by the dignitaries and the Archbishop gave his message of Values and Ethics to the students by quoting“99% perspiration and 1% inspiration”. First Governing Body Meeting of St Joseph’s Degree & PG College was scheduled on 20th July 2011 at 5.30.P.M. It is a confluence of academia, industry captains, clergy and the teaching fraternity who architect the direction of the institution. Our Archbishop Most Rev.Thumma Bala chaired the session. His expression of sincere gratitude to all the dignitaries and staff alike by quoting each one by name portrayed his respect for knowledge, people and hard work. All this reinforced our belief that the only source of knowledge is experience.
He lauded the Founder Principal Rev.Fr.Dr.V.K.Swamy for his consistent endeavor to improve the Quality of Education at St. Joseph’s College. He vowed to put the College on a very high pedestal by pledging all the support to preserve quality, excellence and value based Education. His visit truly enriched the institution set all of us in the thought mode.
A workshop on 'Teaching Techniques - Case Methods and Management Game' was organized on 9th & 10th June 2011 for the Management and Commerce faculty. 40 faculty participated from various colleges. The objective of the workshop was to make the faculty aware of the use of the case study method and management games as effective teaching techniques.
The resource persons were Dr. Ramesh G Tagat, former Dean IIM, Bangalore and academic mentor at International School of Mangement and Excellence at Bangalore and Dr. P. Narayan Reddy, Prof. and Head School of Management Studies, CBIT, made a deep impression on the faculty.
The College has a rich academic tradition of conducting a faculty orientation programme at the beginning of every academic year for all HAES faculty, serving in their colleges. This year's orientation, was on the theme "The dignity and role of lecturers" . It was conducted on 7th & 8th June 2011 and was attended by 90 faculty members. Msgr. Swarna Bernard, V.G. & Vice Chairman, HAES and Msgr. Y. Showreddy inaugurated the session.
Rev. Fr. Dr. V. K. Swamy, Rev. Fr. Sunder Reddy and Prof. K. Malla Reddy shared their views. The programme aimed at creating the right attitude towars the noble profession of teaching.
Rev. Fr. Balanandam, the chief resource person in his session dwelt on the equation between good pareting and good teaching. He also made an observation - " A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his/her own image but to develop students who can create their own image.
14th Vaarshiktsav of the college was celebrated from 25-26 February,2011. On 25th Feb, the chief guest was Rev. Fr. Sagairaj, Principal, St. Mary's Centenary Jr. College, Secunderabad. The 2nd & 3rd winners in academic, literary, cultural and sports events were given prizes.
The main celebration was held on 26th Feb, 2011. Mr. V. Kishan Rao, Registrar, OU was the chief guest. Other guests of Honor were Msgr. Fr. Swarna Bernard, Administrator and Mr. Thomas Jonathan Mangan, Manager, Deloitte, Hyderabad.
Despite the rains being a damper, the spirit of St. Joseph's was not deterred. The chief guest appreciated the nuances of the quality and the significance of various activities of the college. Rev. Fr. Swarna Bernard applauded the college's achievements in its pursuit of excellence. Special guest of honour, Mr. Thomas Jonathan Mangan shared the industry's expectations from the students graduating into the world of career.
Rev. Fr. V.K. Swamy presented the Annual report for the year 2010 - 11 and presented mementos and shawls to the guests.
Twenty five teaching and non-teaching staff were honored for their dedication and competence.First placed winners in academic, literary, cultural and sports events were given away prizes by the guests of honor.
The event was followed by a spirited and thunderous cultural performance by the students. The enjoyous spirit of celebration reverberated the atmosphere with hilarious, spontaneous and spirited applause and active listening by the audience.
The inspection for conferment of autonomy was conducted on the 4th-5th Feb’11. The College is looking forward for a new milestone with great eagerness. It is the first self-financed institution in the city which has applied for autonomy. The visiting team comprised:
Prof. M.M.Salunkhe - Chairman
Vice- Chancellor, Central University, Rajasthan.
Dr. S.S.Vernekar - Member
Director, Bharathi Vidyapeeth Institute of Management, New Delhi.
Dr.Mehertaj Begum - Member
Associate Professor, Centre for Federal Studies, Jamia Humdard.
Dr. A.Vijaya Kumar - State Government Nominee
AGO, Directorate of Collegiate Education.
|Prof.Yadgiri Swamy - University Nominee||
Dean, Centre for Distance Education.
|Mr. V.S. Karsija - Member Secretary||Deputy Secretary, UGC, New Delhi.|
The College organized Alumni meet on 5th February, 2011. The meet started with a prayer, invoking God's blessings. The programme included an interactive session where the alumni expressed their gratitude to the management and staff for their valuable guidance, which helped them to be placed in reputed companies. The management was happy to inform about the progress of the college and its new endeavor to go for Autonomy. In this regard, the alumni suggested few activities and programmes that can be incorporated in the curriculum to elevate the quality and growth of the academic performance of the Josephites.
Christmas was celebrated on 23rd December, 2010 with high spirits of festivity and joy. Rev. Fr. K. Sleeva spread the message of love, tolerance and sharing.Nativity play was performed with soulful zest by our Josephites. Carol singing and the Christmas Cake added joy to the celebration.
To amplify this seasons’ true meaning, Department of Computer Science also celebrated Christmas at Integrated Welfare Society, a home for mentally challenged and abandoned people on 21st December, 2010 . Lunch, fruits & snacks were sponsored. As a mark of Christmas celebration, cake was cut and the joy of the festival was shared with them.
A 5k Run was conducted on 20th November, 2010 by the College in collaboration with Divya Disha, a reputed NGO at 7 A.M. on the Necklace Road. 20th November being the International Child Rights Day and 2010 being the International Year of Youth, gave added significance to the timing of the event. The objective of this event was to spread the awareness about Child Rights / Child HelpLine 1098. Child Line is a 24 hour telephone helpline – a service that reaches out to every child in distress. The College hosted the Run, while there was a huge turnout from the various colleges of the twin cities as participants. The Run was flagged off by Sri. Anjan Kumar Yadav, M.P., Secunderabad, admist a huge wave of youthful excitement. The Guests of Honour included Christine Lazarus, MLA, Ms. Della Godfrey, Ex. MLA and Tarun Kumar Bose, Chief Regional Manager, IOB. The Run culminated in a short programme at Sanjeeviah Park where the dignitaries addressed the gathering.
To amplify this seasons’ true meaning, Department of Computer Science also celebrated Christmas at Integrated Welfare Society, a home for mentally challenged and abandoned people on 21st December, 2010 . Lunch, fruits & snacks were sponsored. As a mark of Christmas celebration, cake was cut and the joy of the festival was shared with them.