The Annual General Body Meeting of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) held on Saturday 19th August, 2017, with about 800 parents participating in the deliberations, unanimously re-elected Nandanan P.K. as the PTA Vice-President. Nandanan P.K., father of Aiswarya Nandanan from second year BA English Literature, hails from Edoor, and is a school teacher. The Vice-Chairperson is Regin Varghese, mother of Alan Maria Varghese from second year BSW, staying in Charal. As per decision in the General Body Meeting, all the parents signed the official resolution to keep the campus fully free from politics to maintain peace and harmony and to create conducive ambience for rigorous academic pursuit. PTA endorsed the existing policies ensuring that there is a right blend of studies and extracurricular activities equipping the students for university examinations, career and life in all realms. A report covering all areas was presented to parents in their personal meeting with the teachers.
The ceremonious reception accorded to Maveli accompanied by BBA ‘subjects’ in traditional attire, and the interdepartmental competitions ranging from Flower Carpet (Pookalam) to arm wrestling, cultural extravaganza, blindfolded breaking pot, and to tug-of-war contest, made Onam celebrations in the campus on August 25th Friday, a dazzling experience for all. MCA Association won the ever-rolling trophy for Pookalam competition. In the interdepartmental arm-wrestling competition, George Joseph from MCA and Athira Thomas from BBA were the winners. BSW students stole the show winning the first prize for the interdepartmental cultural programme competition. In the neck-and-neck tug-of-war interdepartmental competition, BCom Co-operation students (Gents Contest) and BSW students (Ladies Contest ) bagged the championship. The message programme performed by MCJ students added colour to the Onam gala. Physical Education Director Nithin Kuttan Sir, along with Biju John Sir and Sajin Sir from the Department of Social Work, and P.F. Previn Sir from the Department of Journalism coordinated the programme.
Adding another feather to the cap of Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu, the unparalleled institute of higher education in northern Kerala, in the University level intercollegiate basketball tournament held at St. Pius X College, Rajapuram, the basketball team led by Ebin Devasia from Fifth Semester BA English Literature, won the Runner-up Trophy, wresting it from SES College, Sreekandapuram. Nehru College, Kanhangad retained the championship, winning all the matches. The basketball team from Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu consisted of Renjith U.S. (IBBA), Mothy Ninan (IIBA English), Francis Viyon Vinoy (IIBBA), Mathew Vince Vinoy (IIIBBA), Sebastian Thomas (IIIBA English), Abin Babu S. (IBBA), Nikhil Baby (IBCom Co-operation), Sebin V.S. (IIIBCom Computer Application), Akhil Emmanuel (IIBSc Maths), Shybin (IBCom Co-operation), Albin Kuriakose (IBCom Computer Application), and Ebin Devasia (III BA English).
A two-day residential campus film festival being organised by the Department of Journalism (MCJ) at Don Bosco Arts & Science College at Angadikadavu, near Iritty in Kannur will begin on Friday, 6th October 2017. Over 600 delegates from various colleges in the State would attend the Don Bosco International Silver Screen Carnival (DISC). ‘The focus of this edition of DISC fest would be women centric films’, said Fr. Dr. Francis Karackatt, Head of the Department of Journalism and director of the fest. Besides there will be screening of world classics’, he said. Noted script writer John Paul will inaugurate the fest and will chair the sessions on film appreciation before screening the movies in four theatres with seven shows. 28 movies will be screened and ‘The President’, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf will be shown as a night movie in the auditorium for all. The movies screened are classified into women, family, contemporary and world classics. The registration will begin in the morning and the fest will be concluded with the award nite function on Saturday. Sajitha Madathil, the award-winning actress, will be the chief guest. , Apart from screening world classics, campus short film and documentary contests, and television news presentation, television anchoring, film quiz, film review, still photography and research paper presentation on women and cinema competitions will also be held. The films screened include Mustang, Clash, Victoria, Pan’s Labyrinth, I, Daniel Blake, Land of Mine, 20th Centry Women, The Double Life of Veronique, Wild Tales, Miss Violence, Corn Island, Queen of Katwe, About Elly, Aligarh, Wolf Totem, Incendies, Leviathen, Son of Saul, Goodbye Children, ThRoom, A Man Escaped, Thithi, Double Indemnity, Day for Night Elle, and Onibaba.. The objective of the fest is to raise the ‘film sense' of the students, to usher them into world cinema beyond Malayalam movies, said Prince Augustin, Student Coordinator.
Don Bosco Institutes of Higher Education, offering six postgraduate and nine undergraduates programmes affiliated to the University of Kannur, have added another feather to their cap, commissioning the 30 KW Grid Interactive Rooftop Solar Power Plant to have the whole campus run on solar energy. Installed on the rooftop of Don Bosco Arts & Science College at the cost of Rs.25 lakh, with the Government subsidy received through the Agency for Non-conventional Energy & Rural Technology (ANERT), the solar power generation project was implemented by Tata Power Solar Company. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) facilitated the installation process ensuring optimum power generation, with the required safety measures. Power is generated from 120 solar panels. The average production per day is 120 units of power. The power plant is also equipped with 10A and 5A Triplen Harmonic Filters from Encon Engineers, Bangalore. The installation of Reverse Power Relay Unit to synchronize the solar power generation with the diesel generator is also done. KSEB returned 80% of the registration fee to the college. The power generation is being monitored regularly on internet and every error is identified and addressed, said Fr. Dr. K.O. Thomas, College Manager.
The Department of Social Work at Don Bosco Arts & Science College will organize a two-day National Research Seminar on ‘Social Work Approach to Ageing’ on Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16, 2017. Around 200 delegates from across the country including academicians, social work practitioners, research scholars, psychologists, and social work students will participate in the National Conference, said Fr. Dr. K.O. Thomas, Head, Department of Social Work. The programme is organized in collaboration with Partners in Population Development (PPD), an international intergovernmental initiative for improving South-to-South collaboration in the fields of reproductive health, population, and development. Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Associate Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Biju Mathew, Director and State Head, Help Age India, and Dr. Joe Thomas, Executive Director of PPD, will be the key resource persons presenting the papers in the National Conference, said Zavierkutty Francis, the Staff Coordinator. India has the world’s second largest population of the elderly, defined as those above 60 years of age. It is projected that approximately 20% of Indians will be elderly by 2050, marking a dramatic jump from the current 8%. The existing share of the elderly in the Kerala’s population is 12 per cent, compared to the national average of eight percent. The proportion of the elderly in Kerala's population, already the highest in India, is set to go up from 12 per cent to 20 per cent by 2026. By 2061, the proportion of the elderly will constitute 40 per cent of Kerala’s total population. Of this, 6.7 per cent will be in the age group 60-69 years; 23.8 per cent in the age group 70-79 years; and 9.1 per cent in the age group of 80 years and above. The aging population is both medical and sociological problem and therefore, care for the elderly is fast emerging as a critical element of both the public and private concern. The traditional Kerala society with an age-old joint family system has been instrumental in safeguarding the social and economic security of the elderly people. However, with the replacement of joint-family system with the nuclear family setting in recent years, the elderly are now, to a great extent, exposed to emotional, physical and financial insecurity. It is in this context that a platform is offered for theoreticians and practitioners to delve into this phenomenon to be harbingers of change for the wellbeing and security of the elderly, said Fr. Dr. Francis Karackat, Principal.
Visakh Nair, one of the leading young actors in Malayalam cinema, stole the campus with his mesmerizing presence, inspiring talk, unassuming interactions and enticing dancing performance on stage during the inauguration of the College Union on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. College Principal Fr. Dr. Francis Karackat administered the oath of office to the union members led by the College Union Chairman, Muhammad Ummair. Visakh formally released also the logo of Arts and Sports Fest to be held in the month of January, 2018 and presented the Basketball Championship Trophy to the college basketball team members who won the Runner-up in the university level intercollegiate basketball tournament. The cultural extravaganza from students made the programme colourful.
Equinox 2018, the South Indian Management Fest organized by the Department of Management (BBA) at Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu will be held on Friday, 12th January, 2018. Students from colleges across Kerala and neighbouring States will participate in the management proficiency competitions and the winners will be presented cash prizes, certificates and mementos. Arrangements are made for students who come on the previous day for accommodation and food. The College Music Band, South Side, will entertain the campus on 11th Thursday night, with their melodious and punchy orchestra. The popular team in D for Dance, the dance reality series which premiered on Mazhavil Manorama channel will be the guests and will perform during the Award Nite Cultural Extravaganza on Friday at 7 p.m. The Staff Coordinator of the Fest is Jijisha V.C. For more information contact 9048751023
The NSS volunteers as part of their vision to make the locality eco-tuned, in collaboration with the authorities of Ayyankunnu Panchayat made check dams to conserve water as a preventive measure against drought. NSS programme officers Rajisha C.K. and Nithin P.K. led the team.
The University level Intercollegiate Tug-of-War Tournament will be held at Don Bosco Arts & Science College Campus on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. About 25 colleges affiliated to the University of Kannur are likely to participate in the tournament. Adv. Sunny Joseph MLA, representing Peravoor Constituency will inaugurate the tournament. Dr. P.T. Joseph, Director of Physical Education, will preside over the function. The people of the locality, the students from neighbouring schools and the staff and students from Don Bosco will be present, enthusing and fuelling the pulling spirit of the men and women teams participating in the tournament. The students from Vikas Bhavan Edoor, the centre for the rehabilitation of the retarded children are also brought to the campus to be part of this most entertaining sports event. Nithin P.K. Sir, the Physical Education Director and Biju John Sir, the College Union Advisor, Muhammad Ummair, the College Union Chairman, Anju Sebastian, College Union Vice-Chairperson, and Christo James, College Union General Captain are on the forefront to make the tournament colourful and memorable for all.
Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu, had a historic victory in the university level intercollegiate tug-of-war championship, bagging Runners-up both in men and women sections. Munnad People’s College retained the championship trophy both in men and women. The championship was held at Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Nine students from Don Bosco Arts & Science College were selected for the university team selection camp: four men and five women. They are: Ebin Devasion (BA English), Amal Saju (BCom Computer Application), Adarsh Mathew (BCom Computer Application), Bestin Sebastian (BSW), Amala CV (BCom Computer Application), Olivia (BA English), Anagha (BA English), and Lisna (MSW). The interuniversity tug-of-war championship will be held in Amritsar (Punjab) next week.
In the two-day interdepartmental Arts Fest, EVEXIA 2018, held at Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu on 24th and 25th January, 2018, BA English Literature Association won the overall championship for the third consecutive year, with 493 points. The Runners-up trophy was for PG Association, with 428 points. The third place was for BCom Computer Application Association with 417 points. BCom Cooperation Association secured fourth place with 291 points.
In the two-day interdepartmental Arts Fest, EVEXIA 2018, held at Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu on 24th and 25th January, 2018, PG students won off-stage championship, with 239 points. The second place was for BA English Association with 236 points. The third place was for BCom Computer Application Association with 149 points.
In the two-day interdepartmental Arts Fest, EVEXIA 2018, held at Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu on 24th and 25th January, 2018, BCom Computer Application Association won on-stage championship, with 239 points. The second place was for BA English Association with 236 points. The third place was for BCom Co-operation Association with 149 points.
The three-day Personality Enhancement Programme for non-Catholic students conducted by Jince Joseph and Jins Antony from Synergy Services, a training and consultancy group known for soft skill and personality development packages, was a memorable experience, giving them a wide variety of opportunities to emerge as persons with leadership proficiency, self-confidence and self-esteem. It was held from February 1 to 3, 2018, from Thursday to Saturday, from 9.30 in the morning to 3.30 in the evening.
The three-day annual spiritual retreat for the Catholic students animated by Fr. Mathew Asariparambil and his team of 12 counsellors from Mother Home, the Charismatic Retreat Centre at Pariyaram, Kannur, was a transformative experience, giving them a timely opportunity for an inner journey and introspection. The retreat was held at the newly blessed chapel from February 1 to 3, 2018, from Thursday to Saturday from 9.30 in the morning to 3.30 in the evening. “Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu has about 760 Catholic students. It is the college with the highest number of Catholic students in Kannur University. Students responded to the retreat positively and seriously. Several of them had God-experience enlightening and guiding along the right life track,” said Principal Fr. Dr. Francis Karackat.
Archbishop of Thalassery, Mar George Njaralakatt blessed the newly-built Don Bosco Campus Chapel in the presence of the Provincial Superior, Rev. Fr. Joyce Thonikuzhiyil SDB, Vice-Provincial Rev. Fr. Jose Koyickal SDB and Provincial Administrator Rev. Fr. George Payyamthadathil SDB, at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018. The fully-air-conditioned Campus Chapel has seating capacity for 720 persons. Currently, 760 students at Don Bosco Arts & Science College are Catholics. Mass is held in the chapel every morning at 7 o’clock. Chapel is open from 6.15 am to 7 pm.