“Philoference -2015” – National Conference

PGPG Department of Social Work of St Philomena College, Puttur in association with Ashoka innovators for the Public is organizing a National Conference – PHILOFERENCE-2015 on the theme ‘Social Innovation and Change Making: A way forward’ on 3rd and 4th December, 2015.

Prof. Satyajit Majumdar, Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai will deliver the keynote address after inaugurating the event. Principal Prof. Leo Noronha and Chairperson of PG Studies Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro will be guests of honour. Very Rev. Fr Alfred J Pinto, Correspondent of the College will preside.

Mr. Shashikumar Velath Leadership Group Member, Vice-President, Framework Change, South Asia, Ashoka Innovators for the Public will deliver the valedictory address. Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Chairperson of PG Studies will be the chief guest. Prof. Leo Noronha, Principal will preside.

Mr. Shashikumar Velath and Mr. Yashveer Singh of Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Prof. James Rajanayagam, Project Consultant, Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT, Madras will participate as resource persons.

The research scholars and teachers will present research papers on theme of the conference. The successful entrepreneurs and innovators would narrate their success stories. The conference also consists of collage, poster making, and social innovation idea pitching competitions.

The conference is organized under the leadership of Prof. Prasanna Kumar, Coordinator of PG Dept of Social Work and Fr. Prince C P, Convener of the conference. Mr. Dhananjay and Ms. Deepika are the student coordinators.

Practitioners, faculties and students from Social work, Economics, Management and members of NGO will participate as delegates.

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