Mangaluru: St Aloysius conducts national level chemistry fest 'ANALYST – 2024'

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Mangaluru, Apr 17: The department of postgraduate studies and research in chemistry, St Aloysius (Deemed to be University), organised a day-long national level intercollegiate fest ANALYST-2024 for the undergraduate and postgraduate students on April 16 in Fr L F Rasquinha auditorium, LCRI block. As many as 300 participants from various undergraduate and postgraduate colleges took part in the event.

The Dr Harish Kumar S, director of corporate relations, MAHE, Manipal was the chief guest. Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto SJ, rector of St Aloysius Institutions presided over the programme. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, vice chancellor of St Aloysius (Deemed to be University), Dr Alwyn D'Sa, registrar of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Dr Ronald Nazareth, registrar of St Aloysius (Deemed to be University), Dr Asha Abraham, director of LCRI Block, Dr Vinola Rodrigues, head of department of postgraduate studies and research in chemistry, Dr Akshatha R Salian, convener of the programme, student co-ordinators, Lishma D'Souza and Vaishak were present on the dais.

The event began with a prayer rendition by the team chemistry and followed by a glorious welcome with a classical dance and a short visual profile featuring St Aloysius (Deemed to be University) and the department of postgraduate studies and research in chemistry. Dr Akshatha Salian welcomed the gathering and set the right tune to the event.

The ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries imbued the Assembly with auspicious significance. Analyst 2024 was inaugurated formally by unveiling of ANALYST 2024 Logo newly designed by the students of PG Chemistry.

The chief guest, Dr Harish Kumar S, in his inaugural address said that the accolades received by this institution are the true identification of the tremendous achievements of the institution’s management, staff and students. He explained the vital role of chemists in preserving the environment to make it a healthy place for all the living beings. He also spoke on the computational chemistry and its techniques and gave a glimpse of how Artificial Intelligence and machine learning play very important roles in our day-to-day life and appreciated the role of chemists and chemical engineers in designing and execution of various chemical reactions of practical significance.

Meritorious students of the department of chemistry were honoured during the programme, which was followed by felicitation to the newly appointed positions at St Aloysius (Deemed to be University): Dr Praveen Martis SJ, vice chancellor, Dr Ronald Nazareth, registrar and Dr Asha Abraham, director of LCRI Block. Dr Vinola Rodrigues, head of the department read the citations.

Continuing, Dr Praveen Martis SJ, addressed the gathering and congratulated the department of PG Chemistry for the wonderful programme. Talking about the basic sciences, he motivated the young students to aim high and focus on research in basic sciences. He encouraged everyone to take away the delightful memories of the fest and the campus. He applauded the staff and student organizers for their meticulous planning, ensuring the success of Analyst 2024.

Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, in his presidential address, spoke about the importance of chemistry to individuals for the teamwork and also he added that how chemists are patient and passionate towards their work. He appreciated the chemistry between the staff and the students of the departments in the campus.

Kavya Ganesh Salian, department of PG Chemistry compered the programme and Lishma Dsouza proposed the vote of thanks.

The valedictory programme was presided over by Dr Ronald Nazareth, registrar of St Aloysius (Deemed to be University). He addressed the participants, inspired them to pursue their careers in basic science courses and warmly welcomed them to the department of chemistry. He commended the organizers for their outstanding efforts in hosting the Analyst 2024 and emphasized how such activities foster lasting memories, knowledge and organizing skills of the students.

Vaishnavi Pai, compered the program and Vaishak, assistant student coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.

11 different events were conducted during Analyst-2024 for PG and UG streams separately. The events included: Ice-breaker, Seminar, Documentary making, Quiz, Trashion, Stand-up comedy, Rangoli, Face Painting, Collage, Video Juggling and Star of Analyst.

The overall championship in the UG section was won by University College, Mangaluru and runners up by St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru.

The overall championship in the PG section was won by department of chemistry, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri and runners up by SDM College, Ujire.



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