St. Philomena’s college organised its 4th convocation ceremony on September 28, 2018 at college indoor stadium. A total of 7 Under-Graduate and 8 Post-Graduate students were honoured with stream-wise Gold Medals and 29 Under-Graduates with gold Medals based on their subjects.
The chief Guest, Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Retd. Judge of Supreme Court of India addressed the gathering told that, “Education is a special manifestation of man; education is a treasure that can be preserved without the fear of loss”, referring to a statement evolved during the case of Unnikrishnan A. P. in the SC. Destiny of nation is shaped in a classroom were a teacher is the sculptor who sculpts multi talented students and inspire them to show interest in various subject. He also added the importance of quality of education as it is the solution to all problems.
His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. K. A. William, Bishop of Mysore spoke in his presidential remarks that, “The best convocation is the satisfaction of being a good human being”. He emphasized on the prominence of education and spreading of same to all directions. Always do good; think good and speak good and thus become useful to the society he added. Universities or colleges are not mere workshops which manufacture trivial degree holders but they should produce personalities with good values.
The guest of Honour, Prof. Aisha M. Sheriff, Vice Chancellor of Mysore University told in her speech that St. Philomena’s College, established in late 1946, has a Royal Legacy as it has honour and privilege of being declared open by His Highness, Sri. JayachamarajendraWodeyar, late Maharaja of Mysore. She also mentioned recent milestones of the college including its achievement as the first degree college in Karnataka state to be accredited with A+ grade by NACC. She remarked the college as a global village with students from 19 different states of the country and 26 foreign countries.Addressing the graduates gathered she asked them to“Dream and Dream Big”. Never seize learning and treat humanity as a religion she added.
A total of 255 UG and 132 PG students were awarded with the certificates. Msgr. Rev. Leslie Moras Vicar of Educational Institutions and Health Care management (MDES), Rev. Fr. Vijay Kumar, Secretary of MDES, Rev. Dr. Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector and Manager of the College, Dr. Ruth Shanthakumari, Principal, Orthbert Pinto, Director of PG and Dr. Alphonsus D’Souza, Controller of Examinations were present on the dais.