Akza Jose from First Semester M.Com Finance, and Alna Raj from First Semester BSW were in the final rounds of university level women’s intercollegiate badminton tournament, winning the third place in neck-and-neck contests.

Students of Don Bosco Arts & Science College once again proved their resourcefulness winning two intercollegiate quiz competitions held in Kannur University. Sabio Baby Joseph and Augustine Joshy from Third Semester B.Com Computer Application secured second place in commerce quiz contest at Mahatma Gandhi College, Iritty on September 7, 2016. They received a cash prize of Rs.2000. Alan Vincent and Nirmal Varghese, from Third Semester B.Com Computer Application bagged third place with a cash prize of Rs.1001 in business quiz competition held at S.E.S College, Sreekandapuram on August 3, 2016.

The First Semester B.Com Co-operation students made a difference in manifesting their concern for the deprived and the marginalized sections of the society, spending a day with the mental patients washing their clothes, bed sheets and blankets. The students accompanied by their class teacher Soorya Thankachan, and the Physical Education Faculty, Bibin Antony, were at ‘Sneha Bhavan’, the centre for the rehabilitation of about 100 mental patients at Koottupuzha on September 7, 2016. Students sponsored a sumptuous meal for the inmates. Students interacted with the inmates and entertained them with cultural programmes. “It was a unique experience, making us realize the many blessings that we need to thank God for and inviting us to identify with the have-nots”, said a participant of the outreach programme.

DC Books, the largest publisher in Kerala, the leading publisher of books in Malayalam, and one of the ten biggest publishers in India, will have a two-day book fair in the campus making available must-read books falling in the categories of academia, novels, collections of short stories, poems, biographies, personality development, inspirational literature, and competitive examinations, at a discount rate.

Jesus Youth here will organize a reach-out programme, ‘A Meal to Heal’, a day-long interactive session at Sneha Bhavan, the Old Age Home at Koottupuzha on September 24, empathizing with the less privileged and the marginalized senior citizens uncared by their family members. Jesus Youth Volunteers will sponsor a sumptuous meal for them, entertain them, and make them feel that they are loved and valued. Anila Thomas, the Staff Coordinator and Charly Joseph, the Student Coordinator have requested for voluntary donations to make the event a grand success.

Ajith Thomas, Bobin Lukose, Ajay Dinesh, Sanjo George and Abijith Bhaskar from BSc Mathematics, and Jeo Jose, Christo Jose, Akhil Baby, Anoop Devasia and Bennet V. from BCom Computer Application have emerged as best players among the winners in the Interdepartmental Chess Tournament. There will be a selection camp to finalize the candidates for the university level intercollegiate chess tournament.

Identifying with the mentally retarded inmates at Providence Home in Vilamana near Iritty, BBA Final Year students accompanied by their Faculty In-Charge, Ashams Philip, visited them on 01-09-2016, showing their concern by being with them lovingly and caringly contributed Rs.15,000/- gathered from their own batch.

‘The initiative was aimed at cultivating among students a sense of social responsibility’ A humanitarian gesture of students of the Department of Social Work at Don Bosco Arts and Science College at Angadikkadavu here has resulted in the construction of a house for a homeless family of a farmhand. Chacko Naduviledath, a native of nearby Vaniyappara, is a farm hand struggling to earn a living to support his family. The landless family living in a rented house started dreaming of a house of their own when local parish of Angadikkadavu gave it 7.5 cents land for house construction. Rs. 4 lakh collected The students of the college put in their efforts to collect Rs. 4 lakh and volunteer their time to join the workers to construct the house. The initiative of the students supported by Department head Fr. Joby Maniyanikkal and student co-ordinator Jimmi Joseph took three months to reach its fruition. The key of the newly built house was handed over to the family on August 17 which happened to be the first day of Malayalam month Chingam. “The initiative was promoted to cultivate among students a sense of social responsibility,” said Fr. Maniyanikkal. Built in 101 days The house was constructed in 101 days with students themselves joining the workers, he said. While the students pooled in total Rs. 1,20,000, the rest was collected as donation from others, he added. The construction of the house was a great relief for Mr. Naduviledath. “It is not possible for me to save money from my meagre income to construct a house,” he said adding that the students of the college turned his dream into a reality. His family comprises his wife, two children and his mother. The key was handed over to Mr. Naduviledath’s mother Elikutty by college Principal Fr. Francis Karakkat. College Manager Fr. K.O. Thomas and parish vicar Fr. Thomas Mundamattathil were among those present.

The students doing their postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Third and Fifth Semesters here have their First Internal Examinations from August 16th Tuesday to August 23rd Tuesday. Classes will resume on 25th Thursday.

The students who joined for undergraduate programmes this year here are offered a Special Six-Day Full-Time English Proficiency Certificate Course. The bestseller Spoken English Textbook authored by Fr. Dr. Francis Karackat, the Principal of the College is used as the textbook for the course. Over 90, 000 copies of this 500-page book have been sold already and it is widely used across Kerala as a handbook to master English language effortlessly. English Proficiency Course has grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation as prime priorities. 15 teachers are trained to quip the students fully to speak English fluently, with practical dialogue sessions in pairs. Examination will be held on 23rd Tuesday. English Proficiency Certificate with Grade Point will be presented to students, based on their performance in the practical sessions and examinations.

As part of the curriculum, the BSW students who joined this year went for a two-day exposure programme in Bangalore on 5th and 6th August 2016, accompanied by Dr. Anoop Antony, Faculty In-Charge of BSW, and Rose Mary George, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work. Initiating the students into professional practice in the field of social work, they visited several social service organizations, developmental NGOs and Professional Social Work Institutions including BREADS, BOSCO, Shehadan, CRY, SOS Children’s Village and DBTECH. “We are now sure of what we are to be. We are now properly motivated to shape our career. It was very wonderful experience being together with the marginalized and the deprived,” said Sanath Assena, one of the BSW students.

Seven Faculty Members from the Department of English presented papers during the two-day National Seminar on Cinema, “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” organized by the Department of Media Studies, Christ University, Bangalore on August 4th and 5th 2016. . Stenza Augustine’s paper was on “Representation of Women in Malayalam Films.” The paper presented by Sojimon C.C., Christy P. Benny and Aha Oommen was on “Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Indian Movies.” Sarath Krishnan, Anila Mary Thomas and Shijina K.V. had their seminar presentation on “The Politics of Soap Operas.” Two MCJ students from the Department of Journalism, Fr. Jeemon Francis and Namitha Lizbeth also presented a paper titled “In Pursuing the Identity.”

After clearing the Written Test, the Group Discussion and the Personal Interview, four students from Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Angadikadavu are recruited to South Indian Bank for the post of Probationary Clerks. The candidates placed are: 1. Ann Treesa Benny BA English Literature 2. Febin Michael BCA 3. Jithin John BSc Mathematics 4. Arun Chacko BA English Literature We congratulate them and wish them a very successful career.

The students who are doing BCom Computer Application and BCom Cooperation programmes are given an additional practical accounting course on holidays by a professional agency to equip them for placement in the lucrative job market. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with SPAC, a Kochi-based professional training firm. The students who complete 115 hours of practical session are issued a certificate recognized by the Government of Kerala. The course fee is Rs. 6000 per student. There are 45 students undergoing the training on Saturdays.

Kevin, Anandu winners in Interdepartmental badminton tournament The month-long interdepartmental badminton tournament had its climax on Thursday 4th August, 2016, with neck-and-neck finals in which Kevin George and Anandhu Vijay from BCom Computer Application with their amazing performance defeated Renji Sebastian and Akshay Kumar from BBA. Sachin Roy and Libin Mathew from BCom Cooperation are winners in losers’ finals. Minumol, Maya Winners In the interdepartmental badminton tournament for girls, Minumol Saju and Maya Baby from BCom Cooperation won the championship, beating Priyanka Mathew and Ayana Jose from BCom Computer Application. Minnu Thomas and Sandra from the Department of English Literature won the losers’ finals.