On the occasion of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Library and Information Centre of Centre for PG Studies and Research of St Philomena College Puttur organized One Day National Workshop on the topic ‘Access to E-Resources for Academic and Research Excellence’ on February 1, 2018 in PG Centre Seminar Hall.

The Chairman, Department of Library and Information Science of Mangalore University Dr Khaisar Muneebulla Khan inaugurated the workshop and delivered the key note address. He said, ‘Library is the temple of learning. It is responsible for recording, preserving and providing information to the readers.’

The Principal of St Philomena PU College Rev. Fr Vijay Lobo participated as the chief guest. He said, ‘Reading is an essential tool for lifelong learning.’

The Principal of the College Prof. Leo Noronha delivered presidential address.  He said, ‘Library gives an opportunity to acquire new knowledge.’

Ms. Vidyalakshmi and team performed the prayer. The Convener of Workshop and Convener of PG Library Advisory Committee Rev. Fr Rithesh Rodrigues welcomed the gathering. The member of Library Advisory Committee Mr. Praveen Prakash D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks. The Librarians of Centre for PG Studies of the College Mr. Manohara S G and Ms. Noothana Kumari M coordinated the programme. Ms. Poornima S compered the programme.

In the technical sessions, Dr Vasappa Gowda, Selection Grade Librarian, Besant Evening College Mangalore presented on the topic, ‘Basics of Research Methodology – A Guide for the Beginners’. Dr Rekha D Pai, Associate Professor and Chief Librarian, MIT Manipal Academy of Higher Education presented on the topic, ‘Effective use of E-Resources for Academic and Research Development’. The Librarians, Research Scholars, Faculty members and the students of Library and Information Science of Mangalore University have participated as the delegates.


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St. Philomena College was founded by Msgr Antony Patrao who felt that a College in this part of the state would save the people of the inconvenience of moving to distant places for higher education. He set out to realize.