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SJC celebrates Institution Day; honours teachers

The Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society (BJES) celebrated it’s Institution Day coinciding with the visit of Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Many delegates like Rev. Fr. Lisbert D’Souza, SJ, Rev. Fr. Victor Assoud, SJ and Rev. Fr. Vernon D’Cunha, SJ graced the occasion with their presence.

The Institution Day is celebrated to acknowledge the work and service of retiring staff members and to honor the teachers for receiving doctorate in their respective fields of study. Prof. Jerome Nirmal Raj (Dept of Political Science), Prof. Rene D’Souza (Dept. of Mathematics), Prof. Ivan Mary Parimala (Dept. of Zoology), Dr. Subashini Muthukrishnan (Dept. of Economics) and Dr. K. N Sheshadri (Dept. of Hindi) were the teachers who were retiring this year.

Dr. Jibhi Bhaskaran (“Rape Narratives and Legal Discourse: Issues in Interpreting Victim Testimonies”), Dr. C.A.R Rodriguez Maria Sahaya Raj (“Preparation And Characterization of SnSe and InSe Thin films and study of phase change mechanism due to Annealing.”), Dr. Lora Rita Goveas (“Magnetic and Electron Magnetic Resonance Studies of bulk and Nanoparticles of Samarium based Manganites (Sm 1-x Cax Mno3), Dr. Mohan A (“Preparation of CuInSe2 (CIS) and CuInGaSe2 (CIGS) thin films through multilayer approach for effective utilization of solar spectrum”), Dr. Robert Raj N S (“Cellular & molecular changes during embryonic development of caltoes versicolor (Daud)”) and Dr. Sahana Sarkar (“Cyber Violence against women in India: Exploring the role of digital Literacy”) were awarded for completing doctorate degrees this year. Rev. Fr. General inaugurated the new sports complex called Magis Block in the campus, which includes a food court and an indoor basket ball court. Prof. Prasanth Madha is prolific writer in three languages – Hindi, Kannada and English. He was the only one to produce Thesaurus in two languages. To honor this, Fr. General released his book the Konkan Thesaurus at the event.