St Agnes College held an orientation programme to welcome all the newly admitted I Degree students who the academic year 2024-25 with a lot of excitement, hope and zeal at Mother Mary Aloysia Centenary Auditorium, St. Agnes College (Autonomous) on 8 July 2024.

This was a joyous occasion to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of our bright and talented students. Ms Anusha Norohna, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce welcomed the gathering by quoting the words by Eleanor Roosevelt “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” which rightly suggests that those who have dreams and firmly believe in their potential to achieve them are more likely to create a positive future for them. The event commenced by invoking God’s blessings led by Miss. Alice & group and to embody the essence of hospitality our talented students Ms. Sahana and group performed an enchanting welcome dance.

With the profound significance of light as a symbol of knowledge and enlightenment, the academic year was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries – Joint Secretary, Sr Dr Maria Roopa A.C., the Principal Sr Dr M. Venissa A.C., Administrator Sr Carmel Rita A.C., Vice Principal Sr Roopa A.C., our Chief Guest Mrs Vidya Shenoy and the Student Representatives embodying the pursuit of wisdom and the path to a promising future.

Mrs Vidya Shenoy an Alumna of St Agnes College shared her thoughts and experiences with the students and their parents. She quoted the words of Stephen Hawking –“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at”. She motivated the students to take up initiatives, identify the languages & skills to learn, acquire and discover the knowledge that they need to build their confidence, and take up the opportunities given by the college. She advised on the 20-20-20 rule is a technique to help prevent digital eye strain by taking frequent breaks from screens. She urged all the students to take care of their health and parents to change with times as per the requirement.

Ms. Privy D’Souza, our final year BA student who is also a professional anchor and event planner shared her experiences and spoke to the first year students. “Your talents and abilities will improve over time, but for that, you will have to start” quoted by Martin Luther King. Life at St Agnes comes with an entire spectrum of experiences.

Sr. Dr. Maria Roopa A.C. the Superior of St Agnes Convent and the Joint Secretary of St. Agnes Institution extended her best wishes to the students by providing the message saying – “Those of us who have goals and dreams will grow and prosper and for those of us who refuse to risk and grow will get swallowed up by life.

Don’t be afraid to take risks and face challenges, always remain positive in life. If there is positivity then, we can face any risks and take up any challenges in our life”.

The principal highlighted the institution’s commitment to academic excellence, goal, achievements, development, progress, recognitions, and social responsibility. She mentioned an inspiring story of a sculptor who chiselled stones into beautiful idols, illustrating the willingness to accept change and look forward to being shaped into outstanding individuals, much like a stone accepting the sculptor’s designs to be transformed into an attractive statue. She concluded stating the need to be a planner of your own life and be ready for your own transformation to become a Graduate from St. Agnes College in the forthcoming years.

St. Agnes College, with a rich history spanning a century, has refined its discipline and instilled a sense of responsibility and dedication in its students. Mrs. Shubarekha, the Dean of Administration, enlightened the students about the comprehensive rules and regulations that meticulously govern the esteemed college.

Our hardworking and deserving students were recognized and appreciated. There were 92 recipients of the Merit Scholarship. There were 4 rank holders who were felicitated by the Principal.

Sanjana  Rao H  7th Rank 98.5
Sanjana  U  College Topper A+ Grade 98.5
Alexia  Solomon  College Topper A+ Grade 98.25
Aysha Lamha Mk  9th Rank 98.17

The compere proposed the vote of thanks and concluded the program with the College Anthem.