The inaugural programme of MSc Physics course was held on 25th July 2012, at 10 am in SJM Hall of St. Philomena College Puttur. The programme began with the prayer. Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Chairperson, PG Studies in Physics, Professor Leo Noronha, Principal of St. Philomena college and Dr AP Radhakrishna, Head of the Department, Physics escorted the dignitaries on to the dais.
The Correspondent of the College, Very Rev. Fr Gerald Dsouza, welcomed the guest which was followed by the preliminary note from Rev. Fr. Dr Antony Prakash in which he expressed that his heart was overhelming with emotions to start PG Physics course, over the presence of his own teachers who taught him. Moreover, he mentioned that the Department of Physics has spacious class rooms, well equipped laboratories and qualified teachers. Time to time guest lecturing, seminars will be arranged in the department to focus the attention of the students to acquire knowledge in recent scientific developments and challenges in scientific world, so that they can pave their future path in the right direction.
The MSc Physics course was symbolically inaugurated by lightening the lamp. Dr J S Bhat, Professor , PG Studies in Physics, Karnataka University, the chief guest and inaugurator of the function in his message remarked that , it is indeed a happiest moment for him to inaugurate MSc Physics course in his home town. He highly appreciated the Catholic Board of Education for commencing this course to save those rural students who availed degree education and who could probably be denied of post graduate education because of their varied reasons.
The guest of honour Dr KM Balakrishna, Professor and Chairman of PG Studies in Physics, Mangalore University suggested the management committee to provide every required facility to run the course smoothly especially a well equipped lab and internet facility. Dr K B Vijayakumar, Associate Professor, PG Studies in Physics; Mangalore University congratulated the managing committee, who is responsible to start the course. Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, the Bishop of Managalore in his presidential address shed light on the importance of PG study in the present scenario. He told nowadays higher education is very essential to earn bread and butter. He also added saying that long ago, to get a job it was enough to have a minimum qualification of matriculation but at present there is an urgent need for every individual to get higher education in the present social setup. Furthermore through self interest, sacrifice and discipline knowledge should be gained, improved and character be nourished, so that a person can be successful in the society.
Professor Leo Noronha, Principal of the college proposed the vote of thanks and also gave information regarding commencing of MSc Mathematics in St. Philomena in the next academic year. P G student Ms Rachana and team rendered prayer. Ms Bharathi.S.Rai HOD of English introduced the guests and compeered the formal programme . Mr Prakash D’Souza , Physical Director of the College organized the guard of honour to the President and the guests. Retired Professors, PTA, Alumni Association office bearers, Members of Management committee, Heads of neighbouring institutions and well -wishers participated in the programme and enhanced the joy of Philo family .
PG and UG students, teaching and non- teaching staff and also the parents took active part in the programme. At 12pm the curtains for the programme were drawn.