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Mangaluru, Feb 10: Commemorating the 23rd anniversary of laying the foundation stone of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), the college hosted its annual Foundation Day Lecture on Saturady February 10 in the Kalam Auditorium of the college. Dr N Jayasankaran, former vice chancellor, Kanchi University Advisor – VIT University/Rajagiri, Kochi delivered the Foundation Day Lecture on the topic ‘Building an effective Learning environment to bridge the gap between learner and teacher’.
The session started with video presentation about SJEC showcasing the excellent infrastructure, quality and the premium education provided in the institution. Dr Rio D’Souza, principal, SJEC started the programme by welcoming the gathering and introducing Dr N Jayasankaran, the chief guest of the Foundation Day programme.
Dr N Jayasankaran, started his lecture by quoting that the teaching profession is the noblest among all the professions. In his lecture, he spoke about the five dimensions of effective professional development of teachers and the importance of strong bonding with students. He also stressed about the importance of effective communication in Indian context & relationship between teachers and learners. He enlightened the audience with the concept of Horace Mann’s research on types of students and also importance of Guru Shishya Parampara in the digital era.
Dr N Jayasankaran also highlighted about the idea of holistic development, personalised learning, character building, experiental learning etc., in understanding the Guru Shishya Parampara in the digital age. He addressed the importance of mentorship program and its positive effect on the learning methodologies.
Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, Fr Kenneth Ryner Crasta, assistant director, Dr Purushottham chippar, vice principal, Rakesh Lobo, HR manager, various deans and HODs were present during the occasion. Dr Rolvin S D’Silva, associate professor, department of mechanical engineering, moderated the lecture. The talk ended with a felicitaton ceremony to the chief guest for the day, Dr N Jayasankaran by the SJEC management as a token of gratitude and respect.
Dr Felcy D’Souza, librarian, SJEC presented the compendium of research publications and Dr Purushottham chippar presented the list of research awards to the faculties. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, professor & head, department of mechanical engineering bestowed with distinguished research/innovation award, Dr Vincent Crasta, professor, department of physics, awarded with research publication award, Dr K Jyothi, professor & head, department of chemistry, awarded with research impact award, Dr ESTR Chandrashekar, associate professor, department of civil engineering, awarded with early career research award and Glenson Tony, assistant professor, department of electronics & communication engineering awarded with research/innovation mentorship award.
The programme was attended by all teaching, non teaching staffs and post graduate students of SJEC. Aswathi T, assistant professor, department of electronics & communication engineering, was the convener of the event delivered the vote of thanks. Florence Nishmitha, assistant professor, department of electronics & communication engineering compered the programme.