The Department of PG Studies in Social Work of St Philomena College Puttur and Ashok Innovators for the Public – South Asia have signed for a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) for collaborative activities in the field of social innovations and social entrepreneurship on December 4, 2015 in college auditorium.
This MOU is designed to promote social entrepreneurship and social innovations, and share intellectual resources and experiences between the institutions. It intends to organize workshops, seminars, conferences, symposia and similar academic exercises in collaboration with the supporting institutes. It will also foster academic and nonacademic programmes which will help in acquiring knowledge around core skills of Empathy, Leadership, Teamwork and Creative Problem Solving.
Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Chairman, Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research, St Philomena College Puttur represented the College and Mr. Shashikumar Velath, Leadership Group Member, Vice President, Framework Change, South Asia, Ashoka Innovators for the Public represented the Ashoka Innovators.
On the occasion of two day National Conference ‘PHILOFERENCE -2015’ on the theme ‘Social Innovation and Change Making: A way forward’, MOU Exchange Ceremony was held. Prof. Prasanna Kumar, Coordinator of PG Studies in Social Work and Mr. Shashikumar Velath, Ashoka Innovators for the Public exchanged the documents in the presence of Mr. Yashveer Singh of Ashoka Innovators for the Public and other dignitaries. The Convenor of the conference Fr. Prince C P presented the highlights of the MOU. Ms. Sumana compered the ceremony.