SJC Pol Science department anniversary

The department of Political Science, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Jakhama, organized a grand function in commemoration of its 25th anniversary under the theme “Transiting the legacy of excellence.” Higher Education department joint director, Menuokholie Kire, graced the occasion as special guest, at the college Indoor Stadium on Monday,

Kire in address congratulated the department for reaching 25th years and producing many political science students during its existence. Kire stated that many colleges in the state may have to close down for being unable to fulfil the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) criteria, since it is mandatory for all colleges in the country. Appreciating the college for managing to get the ‘Autonomous’ tag, Kire urged its authorities to aim even higher and introduce postgraduate courses, besides also introducing skill development courses for the benefit of students.  

He reminded the students that they were privileged to study in such a college with proper infrastructure and facilities. He advised the student community to develop a work culture and have dreams, visions and set targets to achieve great things in life.

SJC principal, Rev. Fr. Dr. Sebastian Qusepparampil, in his welcome address said a jubilee was the time to look back with pride and look forward with hope. He said the political science students have lots to contribute to society and the Naga political struggle.

Political Science department HoD, Dihe Mao, in his address, said the department has 700 students with 11 teachers and soon the department will start a PG course. He said since its inception in 1994, the department of political science has been committed to producing a large number of quality graduates. He also highlighted various achievements of the department.

The program was chaired by Divito Vese; S. Angki Hoanba and Kajensungla Lemtur compeered the program; invocation prayer was said by academic affairs and vice principal SJC, Dr. Sr. Ranit; Holuto Sheqi delivered a presidential address; Mezanuo Ngukha made a special appearance; the jubilee choir presented a special song; a traditional folk dance was presented by the college’s Sumi cultural troupe; and a vote of thanks was proposed by organizing committee convener, Kukhrunehu Sapuh. 

The celebration was attended by college lecturers, alumni, students, well wishers, college faculty members and others. Later, after the formal session, an extravaganza program greatly entertained the attendees.