Mr Michael D’Souza, Managing Director, Ivory Grand Real Estate, Dubai inaugurated the MBA & MCA programmes. The chief guest of the day was Prof Aloysius Sequeira, former Dean and Registrar-NITK, Surathkal. Sr Shamita A.C., Provincial Superior, Karnataka Province presided over the event.
Addressing the gathering, Michael D’Souza said, “I specially thank St Agnes College which ventured 100 years ago to empower women in this part of our district, which has now opened doors to boys as well. Education is a tool and requirement for enhancing your knowledge. Giving education to women will change the entire family and the nation. So many countries and families are not sending their children, particularly women, to study because of the fear that girls should not study due to various reasons. You are lucky to join this college and get a chance to seek knowledge.”
Prof Aloysius Sequeira said, “Do believe in yourself. Move yourself from your comfort zone. When you get new opportunities, new talents are exposed. The one thing you need to do is push yourself out of your comfort zone. Focus on becoming a professional rather than seeking success in your career. Keep connected with the current event, what is happening in and around you. The very important aspect of professionalism is honesty and integrity.”
In her presidential speech, Sr Shamita A.C. said, “Post-graduation courses are a gateway for more opportunities for employment. It gives a better future for you and the society as well. The course will help you to develop independent thinking. It will give you an opportunity to make your choices. Much more than knowledge, attitude is what makes successful people succeed. To be a successful person, you need to have a growth mindset. You need to push yourself from your comfort zone. The learning process here will push you out of your comfort zone and facilitate a growth mindset. We ensure that the education we offer is truly transparent and empowering.”
Sr Carmel Rita A.C., Administrator, Sr Dr Lydia A.C., Joint Secretary, St Agnes Institutions, Dr Suraj Noronha, Dean MBA and Seemanthini, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications were present on the dais.
Sr Dr Venissa A.C., Principal, St Agnes College, welcomed the gathering. Ms Preema, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship compered the event, and Sr Dr Vinora A.C., Coordinator, PG Centre for Research and Studies rendered the vote of thanks.