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National Conference on Quality Assurance in Autonomous Colleges at Tirupattur
14/11/2016.  INM #N.8040
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Salesian Society, Education


Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, held a two-day National Conference on 'Quality Assurance in Autonomous Colleges' on 4-5 November. Some 125 faculty members from various Autonomous Colleges from the four southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka and Kerala took part in the event that was sponsored by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) and organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Sacred Heart College. In his keynote address, Dr. Andrew Francis, Principal of St. Joseph College, Trichy, highlighted the significant role of IQAC in Autonomous Colleges. . Read More

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Instrumentation Centre Inaugurated at Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
07/10/2016.  INM #N.7981
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Education


As an institution of higher education, the spirit of innovation and research has always been a part of the DNA of Sacred Heart College. The inauguration of the Instrumentation Centre at the Abraham Panampara Research Centre (APRC) of the Sacred Heart College on 7 October 2016 is the latest example of this spirit. The Centre was inaugurated and blessed by Fr. C. Antonyraj, Rector of the College, in the presence of Fr. Maria Antonyraj, the Principal, the faculty and students. . Read More

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National Conference on Psychology and Holistic Wellbeing at Tirupattur
03/10/2016.  INM #N.7970
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Counselling, Life and Health, Mental Health, Psychology


The Postgraduate Department of Counselling Psychology of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, organized its second annual National Conference on ''Psychology and Holistic Wellbeing'' on 29 September 2016 in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, Periyar University, Salem. The academic content of the conference was notable for its diversity. As many as 65 papers were presented which focused on various aspects of well-being. An important aspect was the fact that 85% of the papers were empirical studies. . Read More

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Father Praveen Peter SDB successfully defends his Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry
03/10/2016.  INM #N.7968
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Education School, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Education


Father Praveen Peter SDB, Vice Principal and Asst. Professor, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, successfully defended his PhD thesis in Chemistry, titled, "Investigations on Polyoxometalates", under the guidance of Dr. T. Jeyabalan, Associate Professor, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, on 1 October 2016. Around 150 research scholars, professors, students, Salesians, friends and well-wishers attended the event. . Read More

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Alternative Theatre Explores the Trials and Travails of Diaspora Communities
03/10/2016.  INM #N.7965
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Social Development, Social Ministry, Salesian Society


The Maatru Nataga Iyakkam (MNI), an alternative theatre club of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, was again on stage on 25th and 26th September 2016 with yet another theatrical performance, Nedum Payanam (A Long Journey), a gripping drama showing the joys and sorrows, the struggles and anxieties, the trials and travails, the community spirit and unity of two diaspora communities the Parambu hill people and the Jawadhi hill people of Tamil Nadu. . Read More

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Brother Expedit Lobo SDB Passes Away
06/09/2016.  INM #N.7933
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Salesian Society, Obituary


With deep sorrow the Salesian Provicne of Chennai announces the passing away of Brother Expedit Lobo SDB, 78 years, at 8.20 this morning (6th September 2016) at St. Bede's, Santhome, Chennai. He had been ailing for about two weeks with a lung infection. The funeral services will begin at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow (7th September) at St. Francis Xavier's Church, Broadway, Chennai. He was a Salesian for 53 years. . Read More

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Three new priests Ordained for The Salesian Province of Chennai
11/07/2016.  INM #N.7868
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Salesian Society


Three Salesian seminarians belonging to the Province of Chennai were ordained priests on Saturday, 9th July 2016, at Don Bosco Hr. Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar, Vellore, by the Dr. P. Soundararaju SDB, DD, Bishop of Vellore. Joining the bishop at the impressive and moving ceremony were some 75 priests and hundreds of people, including parents and relatives of the newly ordained. . Read More

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Altar Servers' Annual Camp in Chennai
23/05/2016.  INM #N.7828
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Youth, Spirituality, Youth Groups, SPCSA, Salesian Society


The altar server occupies a privileged place in all liturgical celebrations. As Pope St. John Paul II told the altar servers some years ago, in the liturgy, they are ''much more than simple helpers of the parish priest.'' They are ''servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest.'' They are, in a special way, the young friends of Jesus. . Read More

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Sad Demise of Father Pailo Punnakunnel SDB
01/05/2016.  INM #N.7809
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Salesian Family, SPCSA, Salesian Society, Obituary


With deep sorrow the Salesian Province of Chennai announces the death of our dear confrere Father Pailo Punnakunnel SDB who was called to his eternal reward at 2.30 p.m. today, May 1, 2016. He was 83 years old. Father Pailo was born on 18th September 1932 at Valavoor, Kotayam Dt., Kerala, as the fourth and last child of his parents, John & Elizabeth Punnakunnel. His twin brother, Father Devassy Punnakunnel, is a Salesian belonging to the Province of Bangalore. Their elder brother John is a priest in the United States. . Read More

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Youth Fest in Chennai: Youngsters for Social Change
22/04/2016.  INM #N.7804
Posted by KUMPILUVELIL Louis, Chennai
News in Youth, Youth Groups


Chennai Province Youth Fest 2016 took place at The Citadel & SIGA Campus in April. The event included three major events: 1) Blood Donation 2) Workshop on Social Themes and 3) Youth Talent Fest . Read More

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