Innovative Practices for Placement Push

MBA is one of the most popular and professional post-graduate programmes in India and abroad. The two-year programme is a gateway to a plethora of job opportunities in the corporate world. A manager is expected to lead a team of professionals hence the most important skills for a successful manager are good communication and leadership qualities.

Center for Employability Enhancement (CEE) of Sacred Heart Institute of Management Studies (SHIMS) had organized four days of residential programme for the I MBA students from 26.02.2021 – 01.03.2021.It was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. John Alexander, SDB, Rector & Secretary, SHC. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal, SHC, Rev. Fr. J. Andrews Raja, SDB Director, Vazhikatti, SHC, Rev. Fr. Angelo Jospeh, SDB, Director of Center for Employability Enhancement – SHIMS, Dr. S. Sasi Kumar, Head of the Department, SHIMS, Mr. Maria Antony Juderaj -HR- Learning & Development, ELGi and the faculty fraternity of SHIMS, graced this auspicious occasion.

Rev. Dr. John Alexander in his felicitation spoke on the need for being updated to face the challenges of the business world and chiseling out the MBA young graduates to be the budding managers of tomorrow. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal urged the young graduates to make use of this magnificent opportunity to be industry ready. Further he expressed his desire to see his brain child (SHIMS) to be the benchmark of SHC in the near future with the state –of – the – art amenities for better learning.

This programme was meticulously planned, designed and executed by Rev. Fr. Angelo Joseph, SDB, Director, CEE-SHIMS together with his team members Prof. G. Lawrence , the programme coordinator& Prof. R. Alexander, the event organizer. The resource persons were invited based on their expertise i.e. Days 1 & 2 – “Journey towards Excellence” by Mr. Maria Antony Juderaj–HR-Learning & Development, ELGi. Day 3 – “Negotiation Skills” by Rev. Fr. Angelo Joseph, SDB, Director of CEE, SHIMS. The session on “New Product Development” was rendered by Dr. J. Sasiganth, Prof. R. Alexander & Dr. R. Arockia Mary.
On day 4 “Believing in Self through the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Prof. G. Lawrence, The Corporate Trainer, SHIMS and “Creativity & Innovation in Business” by Dr. S. Sasi Kumar, Head of the Department, SHIMS were offered. The students were taken through the experiential learning mode using Revised BloomTaxonomy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment following the three domains: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor during their stay in the campus.

Distribution of Kitchenware to Unaided Teaching Staff – Gift in Honour of Rev. Dr. K.A. Maria Arokiaraj, the Silver Jubilarian

Ramon Magasaysay Mr. Kulandai Francis, Founder and President, IVDP, Krishnagiri as token of felicitation and gratitude to Rev. Dr. K.A. Maria Arokiaraj, Additional Principal offered Kitchenware to 133 unaided teaching staff on 24th February 2021. Rev. Dr. K.A. Maria Arokiaraj celebrates 25 years of his priestly ordination this year. Rev. Dr. John Alexander, the Rector and Secretary, Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal and Rev. Fr. S. Henry Daniel Ambrose, Director, Extension Education and Services, were the other dignitaries who graced the occasion along with the Silver Jubilarian. Mr. Kulandai Francis, a humanist and philanthropist appealed to the staff to empathize with the needy. The staff were quiet pleased with this noble gesture besides expressing gratefulness to the donor and the management.

Autonomy Review Visit

The Autonomy Review Committee constituted by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi visited Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur-635601, Tirupattur District on 5th & 6th February, 2021. The six member expert committee constituting: the Chairperson Dr. N.C. Gautham, Vice Chancellor, Magatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramamdaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna District, Madhya Pradesh-485334, Member, Dr. K.B. Sharma, Principal, S.S. Jain Subodh PG College (Autonomous & College with Potential Excellence), Jaipur, Rajasthan-302004, Member Dr. Shuchi Srivastava, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462003, State Government Nominee, Dr. G. Ezhilan, the Regional Join Director of Collegiate Education, Vellore-632006, University Nominee Dr. A. Liyakath Ali, Member Syndicate, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Islamiah College (Autonomous), Vaniyambadi-635752 and Coordinating Officer Dr. V. Jayaprakash, Section Officer-UGC-SERO, University Grants Commission South Eastern Regional Office, Chirag Lane, Hyderabad-500001 graced with their august presence in the premises of the campus for two days.

The esteemed members of the committee were bestowed an affable welcome on the first day by the institution. The NCC Cadets, Sacred Heart College received them felicitously with Guard of Honour. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal, Sacred Heart College, Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Secretary, Sacred Heart College, the Members of the Management and Office Bearers offered the Committee a hospitable welcome. After a short discussion, the members visited the various academic and non-academic sections of the institution. The sections include college office, laboratories, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) office, Controller of Examinations (COE), library, archaeological discoveries, classrooms, departments, counselling center, research cell, play ground, gym, hostels, placement cell, extension services and the exhibition stalls of groups and movements. The committee met the alumni, parents, students, teaching staff and non-teaching staff individually. The college exhibited its extracurricular profile by presenting a variegated cultural programme before the committee in Kamarajar Arangam.

On the second day, the members of the esteemed committee engaged themselves in team discussion and report writing. The committee conducted an exit meeting with Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal, Sacred Heart College, Dr. S. Sagayaraj, IQAC Coordinator, Sacred Heart College and Dr. L. Ravi, Chairperson, Autonomy Review Visit, Sacred Heart College to discuss the deliberations. The delegates completed their academic exercise and departed with profound gratitude. The management, staff and students were left with everlasting impression and scope for excellence in higher education.
2. TOPIC:The annual cultural fest
DATE:31st January 2021

The annual cultural fest of Sacred Heart College – HEARTBEAT 2021 was conducted on 31st January 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Kamarajar Arangam. Rev. Fr. John Alexander the Rector and Secretary of the College presided over the function and declared the cultural fest open. The special guests of honour were Rev. Fr. K.J. Louis, Don Bosco – Pannur and Rev. Fr. Balasamy, Rector, Don Bosco Institutions, Fujairah, UAE. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal gave his felicitation and urged the students to emulate St. Don Bosco. Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, the Vice Principal (Admin) coordinated the entire event. Students from almost 12 departments enthusiastically participated in this cultural fest. The competitions were conducted under 13 different categories to bring out the hidden talents of the students. The event was a grand success. More than 500 students participated in various events. The winners of the competitions were honoured with certificates and momentos. This event vouched for the wide variety of cultural talents of students from all disciplines.

ANNUAL ALUMNI DAY

Report of the Annual General Body Meeting:

Annual Alumni Day of Sacred Heart College was held on 31st January, 2021. The meeting started with registration at 9.30 a.m. in the morning. The registration was organized with multiple desks for registration of membership and department wise registration for the day’s participation. Members were informed about the Life and Annual Membership by the Executive Members and Volunteers. This was a special event to connect with the alumni from various parts of the world as the programme was also live streamed in Youtube and online participation was enabled via ZOOM meet. The Annual General Body meeting started at 11.00 am with a prayer song. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate presided over the programme as the chief guest. About 63 alumni members participated in this meet physically at the SHC Campus along with the present faculty members.

Another 87 members participated in the virtual mode of meeting. The Annual General Body Meeting was anchored by Dr. U. Ramesh, the Vice President (Gex). Advocate A. Jacob, Executive Member welcomed the gathering and expressed his happiness and joy in organizing the Annual General Body Meeting. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate delivered the chief guest’s address. In his speech he listed the services rendered by the college during Covid ’19 and the technological advantage we had in conducting regular classes even during this pandemic. He also shared various achievements made by the faculty members and technical team during 2020-2021. He stressed on the past pupils engagement through various means of establishing support to the college.

Appreciating the goodwill and hard work of the executive members he invited them for more innovative ways of engaging the past pupils in the future. Dr. S.M. Krishnan, President delivered the presidential address. He appreciated the support of the College Management towards past pupil engagement, specially the support rendered by Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj in implementing various activities as planned by the alumni association. He invited all the members to become life members of the alumni association and extend their support in whatever way that they can contribute. Dr. C.R. Christi Anandan, Secretary, Sacred Heart College Alumni Association presented the annual report of the alumni association mentioning the various activities including the Covid’19 relief services, Child Fund Initiatives and other activities by the SHC Alumni Association. Mr. Nicola Prakash, Treasurer, Alumni Association presented the financial report for the year 2020-21. The floor was then open for the expressions of the alumni gathered, where the members shared about the way the college had supported them in the past and they were grateful to the institution. Members also expressed their solidarity with the college.

The whole sharing session was led by Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Rector and Secretary of Sacred Heart College and he shared his perspectives and need for alumni cooperation in bringing together past pupil with the target in mind SHC 75 years Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Mr. A. Gopinathen, Vice President of Alumni Association proposed the vote of thanks and concluded the event with appreciations of all those who had worked hard to make the event a success. A group photo was taken to retain the memories of the event. A sumptuous meal was served for all the members, participants and volunteers. The presence and support of the executive members Mr. Thangamani and Mr. Thiruupathi was highly appreciated. It was also a happy moment to find the alumni members extending their support to their departments.

ANNUAL ALUMNI DAY Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tirupattur Dist. 31st January, 2021 Report of the Annual General Body Meeting: Annual Alumni Day of Sacred Heart College was held on 31st January, 2021. The meeting started with registration at 9.30 a.m. in the morning. The registration was organized with multiple desks for registration of membership and department wise registration for the day’s participation. Members were informed about the Life and Annual Membership by the Executive Members and Volunteers. This was a special event to connect with the alumni from various parts of the world as the programme was also live streamed in Youtube and online participation was enabled via ZOOM meet. The Annual General Body meeting started at 11.00 am with a prayer song. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate presided over the programme as the chief guest. About 63 alumni members participated in this meet physically at the SHC Campus along with the present faculty members. Another 87 members participated in the virtual mode of meeting.

The Annual General Body Meeting was anchored by Dr. U. Ramesh, the Vice President (Gex). Advocate A. Jacob, Executive Member welcomed the gathering and expressed his happiness and joy in organizing the Annual General Body Meeting. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate delivered the chief guest’s address. In his speech he listed the services rendered by the college during Covid ’19 and the technological advantage we had in conducting regular classes even during this pandemic. He also shared various achievements made by the faculty members and technical team during 2020-2021. He stressed on the past pupils engagement through various means of establishing support to the college. Appreciating the goodwill and hard work of the executive members he invited them for more innovative ways of engaging the past pupils in the future. Dr. S.M. Krishnan, President delivered the presidential address. He appreciated the support of the College Management towards past pupil engagement, specially the support rendered by Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj in implementing various activities as planned by the alumni association. He invited all the members to become life members of the alumni association and extend their support in whatever way that they can contribute.

Dr. C.R. Christi Anandan, Secretary, Sacred Heart College Alumni Association presented the annual report of the alumni association mentioning the various activities including the Covid’19 relief services, Child Fund Initiatives and other activities by the SHC Alumni Association. Mr. Nicola Prakash, Treasurer, Alumni Association presented the financial report for the year 2020-21. The floor was then open for the expressions of the alumni gathered, where the members shared about the way the college had supported them in the past and they were grateful to the institution. Members also expressed their solidarity with the college. The whole sharing session was led by Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Rector and Secretary of Sacred Heart College and he shared his perspectives and need for alumni cooperation in bringing together past pupil with the target in mind SHC 75 years Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Mr. A. Gopinathen, Vice President of Alumni Association proposed the vote of thanks and concluded the event with appreciations of all those who had worked hard to make the event a success. A group photo was taken to retain the memories of the event. A sumptuous meal was served for all the members, participants and volunteers. The presence and support of the executive members Mr. Thangamani and Mr. Thiruupathi was highly appreciated. It was also a happy moment to find the alumni members extending their support to their departments. ANNUAL ALUMNI DAY Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tirupattur Dist. 31st January, 2021 Report of the Annual General Body Meeting: Annual Alumni Day of Sacred Heart College was held on 31st January, 2021. The meeting started with registration at 9.30 a.m. in the morning. The registration was organized with multiple desks for registration of membership and department wise registration for the day’s participation. Members were informed about the Life and Annual Membership by the Executive Members and Volunteers. This was a special event to connect with the alumni from various parts of the world as the programme was also live streamed in Youtube and online participation was enabled via ZOOM meet. The Annual General Body meeting started at 11.00 am with a prayer song. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate presided over the programme as the chief guest. About 63 alumni members participated in this meet physically at the SHC Campus along with the present faculty members.

Another 87 members participated in the virtual mode of meeting. The Annual General Body Meeting was anchored by Dr. U. Ramesh, the Vice President (Gex). Advocate A. Jacob, Executive Member welcomed the gathering and expressed his happiness and joy in organizing the Annual General Body Meeting. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate delivered the chief guest’s address. In his speech he listed the services rendered by the college during Covid ’19 and the technological advantage we had in conducting regular classes even during this pandemic. He also shared various achievements made by the faculty members and technical team during 2020-2021. He stressed on the past pupils engagement through various means of establishing support to the college.

Appreciating the goodwill and hard work of the executive members he invited them for more innovative ways of engaging the past pupils in the future. Dr. S.M. Krishnan, President delivered the presidential address. He appreciated the support of the College Management towards past pupil engagement, specially the support rendered by Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj in implementing various activities as planned by the alumni association. He invited all the members to become life members of the alumni association and extend their support in whatever way that they can contribute. Dr. C.R. Christi Anandan, Secretary, Sacred Heart College Alumni Association presented the annual report of the alumni association mentioning the various activities including the Covid’19 relief services, Child Fund Initiatives and other activities by the SHC Alumni Association. Mr. Nicola Prakash, Treasurer, Alumni Association presented the financial report for the year 2020-21. The floor was then open for the expressions of the alumni gathered, where the members shared about the way the college had supported them in the past and they were grateful to the institution. Members also expressed their solidarity with the college. The whole sharing session was led by Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Rector and Secretary of Sacred Heart College and he shared his perspectives and need for alumni cooperation in bringing together past pupil with the target in mind SHC 75 years Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Mr. A. Gopinathen, Vice President of Alumni Association proposed the vote of thanks and concluded the event with appreciations of all those who had worked hard to make the event a success. A group photo was taken to retain the memories of the event.

A sumptuous meal was served for all the members, participants and volunteers. The presence and support of the executive members Mr. Thangamani and Mr. Thiruupathi was highly appreciated. It was also a happy moment to find the alumni members extending their support to their departments. ANNUAL ALUMNI DAY Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tirupattur Dist. 31st January, 2021 Report of the Annual General Body Meeting: Annual Alumni Day of Sacred Heart College was held on 31st January, 2021. The meeting started with registration at 9.30 a.m. in the morning. The registration was organized with multiple desks for registration of membership and department wise registration for the day’s participation. Members were informed about the Life and Annual Membership by the Executive Members and Volunteers. This was a special event to connect with the alumni from various parts of the world as the programme was also live streamed in Youtube and online participation was enabled via ZOOM meet. The Annual General Body meeting started at 11.00 am with a prayer song. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate presided over the programme as the chief guest. About 63 alumni members participated in this meet physically at the SHC Campus along with the present faculty members.

Another 87 members participated in the virtual mode of meeting. The Annual General Body Meeting was anchored by Dr. U. Ramesh, the Vice President (Gex). Advocate A. Jacob, Executive Member welcomed the gathering and expressed his happiness and joy in organizing the Annual General Body Meeting. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal and the Sacred Heart College Unit Delegate delivered the chief guest’s address. In his speech he listed the services rendered by the college during Covid ’19 and the technological advantage we had in conducting regular classes even during this pandemic. He also shared various achievements made by the faculty members and technical team during 2020-2021. He stressed on the past pupils engagement through various means of establishing support to the college.

Appreciating the goodwill and hard work of the executive members he invited them for more innovative ways of engaging the past pupils in the future. Dr. S.M. Krishnan, President delivered the presidential address. He appreciated the support of the College Management towards past pupil engagement, specially the support rendered by Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj in implementing various activities as planned by the alumni association. He invited all the members to become life members of the alumni association and extend their support in whatever way that they can contribute. Dr. C.R. Christi Anandan, Secretary, Sacred Heart College Alumni Association presented the annual report of the alumni association mentioning the various activities including the Covid’19 relief services, Child Fund Initiatives and other activities by the SHC Alumni Association. Mr. Nicola Prakash, Treasurer, Alumni Association presented the financial report for the year 2020-21.

The floor was then open for the expressions of the alumni gathered, where the members shared about the way the college had supported them in the past and they were grateful to the institution. Members also expressed their solidarity with the college. The whole sharing session was led by Rev. Dr. John Alexander, Rector and Secretary of Sacred Heart College and he shared his perspectives and need for alumni cooperation in bringing together past pupil with the target in mind SHC 75 years Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Mr. A. Gopinathen, Vice President of Alumni Association proposed the vote of thanks and concluded the event with appreciations of all those who had worked hard to make the event a success. A group photo was taken to retain the memories of the event. A sumptuous meal was served for all the members, participants and volunteers. The presence and support of the executive members Mr. Thangamani and Mr. Thiruupathi was highly appreciated. It was also a happy moment to find the alumni members extending their support to their departments.