Fifty years of President's visit to SJC
Aug 25, 2008

India's first President Dr Rajendra Prasad had visited the College on August 15, 1958. It was a historic moment for the College as he was visiting an educational institution in Bangalore for the first time.

Mr Ernest Abraham, the then General Secretary of the College, was indeed instrumental in bringing him to the campus. "Indeed it was a miracle; it was truly a historic moment for all of us. I do not know with what confidence I assured the Principal, Fr Andrade, that we would get the President to address the students. Fr Andrade was furious at my utopian overconfidence. But once the President came to the campus, Fr Andrade hugged me and it was an emotional moment for me," recalls Mr Abraham, a septuagenarian, but still active in his own way.



Our board team

M. Lakshminarayana (Alumni President)

M. Lakshminarayana is a 1979-batch alumnus of St. Joseph's College and graduated in History, Economics and Political Science and also holds a degree in Law.. He is an IAS officer of the 1987 batch and belongs to the Karnataka cadre currently; he is the Principal Secretary Public Works, Ports & Inland Water, Transport Department

In his illustrious career, he has worked in diverse areas from being Principal Secretary Medical Education, Commissioner of" Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike"

"Principal Secretary to Chief Minister", Government of Karnataka, Principal Secretary Housing, Transport Commissioner, Commissioner of Agricultural Marketing, District Collector of Shimoga and Gulbarga districts.

David Sagaya Raj.A (Alumni Vice President)

A graduate from the Economics, Political Science and Sociology (EPS) stream, David passed out in 1989.

He is currently the Managing Director of Alpha Zee Control & Systems Pvt. Ltd (Solar Power Projects)

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Vimal Parthasarathy(Alumni Vice President)

An alumnus from the 1990 batch, Vimal graduated in Physics, Electronics and Mathematics. He also holds an MBA degree from Bharathidasan Institute of Management. He is currently the General Manager - Media in Dentsu Communications. Vimal has 16 years of experience in the Media domain with stints in account management and media planning and buying. He has worked on diverse product categories and handled clients such as Toyota, Blaupunkt, Panasonic and so on.

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Raj Kumar (Secretary)

Raj has over 15 years' experience in the area of communication that includes stints in journalism, advertising, content management, e-learning, and technical editing. He graduated in Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology in 1992. He is currently a Principal Technical Editor with Oracle Corporation.

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