The Civil Service examination coaching programme organised by the Department of Political Science of St Aloysius College was inaugurated by Dr K G Jagadeesha IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Dakshina Kannada district with Dr M R Ravi KAS, CEO of ZillaPanchayatof Dakshina Kannada as the Guest of Honour. It was held on 22 June 2017 at 3pm at SANIDHYA(Teletorium) in the campus.
The programme was presided over by Rev. Fr Dionysius Vas SJ, Rector, St Aloysius Institutions, and Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal of St Aloysius College was also present. In the presence of the august gathering, the Guests lit the lamp to ceremoniously inaugurate the novel venture. Dr Rose Veera D’Souza, HOD, Department of Political Science welcomed the gathering by quoting Mahatma Gandhi. Dr Jagadeesha IAS inspired the students and faculty alike with an insightful speech reflecting on his experiences and motivating factors, which spurred him on to choose a career in the civil services. He also led an interactive session and answered their various queries. “There are two things needed for civil service – balance of judgment and common sense”, he said. He urged students to take every failure as a stepping stone to success. Dr M R Ravi KAS quoted Bernard Shaw saying “The most uncommon thing in the world is common sense”. He advised students to pursue a career in the civil services with hard work and determination. The programme concluded with the proposal of the vote of thanks by Mr Alwin D’Souza from the Department of Political Science.
The programme for the year has a module of 60 hours of coaching with special sessions by public personnel that will be organized to face the challenges of preparation. An introductory session on the different possibilities of the competitive examinations will be organized on 29 June 2017. Regular coaching classes will be held from 11July 2017.
About St Aloysius College:
St Aloysius Institutions, for the past 137 years has sought to empower youth through excellence in Education to shape a better future for mankind. Inspired by the person and mission of Jesus Christ and guided by the motto “Lucet Et Ardet” (Shine to Enkindle), the Institution has committed itself to spread the light of knowledge and wisdom to create men and women for others who are academically accomplished, emotionally balanced, morally upright, socially responsible, ecologically sensitive and professionally dedicated.