Besant Group of Institutions, Mangaluru


MRPL-MSNM Inter-Professional Collegiate Debate Competition

October 30, 2019

MSNM Besant Institute of Post Graduate Studies in association with MRPL organized the MRPL-MSNM Inter-Professional Collegiate Debate Competition for students of professional colleges of Mangalore and Manipal on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. MSNM Campus at Bondel was the venue for the event. The debate is a part of MRPL’s Vigilance Awareness Programme for students. The theme for this year is “Integrity - A Way of Life”.

Shri Rudolph Noronha (GM Corporate Communications, MRPL) inaugurated the Programme by Lighting the lamp.  He spoke on the relevance of integrity in everyone’s life. “Life provides immense opportunities to those who dare to dream.  Many people who were at the pinnacle of their professional lives have collapsed because they did not enough attention to Integrity,” he said.  

Presiding over the function, Shri Raghav Kamath, Member of the Governing Body, WNES, stressed on the importance of communication skills and knowledge. “Without communication skills, we cannot express our ideas clearly,” he said.

Shri Praveen Pinto administered the integrity pledge. An Integrity Pledge Kiosk was set up in the Institute Lobby for students to take the integrity pledge.

24 students from 11 colleges participated in the debate. The contestants were judged by members of Toastmasters Clubs. 6 teams qualified for the final round. Father Muller’s Medical College bagged the First and Third places while Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering (MITE) bagged the Second place.  Deepak Baburaj of MITE was adjudged as the Best Debator.

Shri Rajeev Kushwaha (CVO, Vigilance Dept, MRPL) was the Chief Guest for the valedictory program.  He urged the students to maintain integrity in all phases of life. He insisted upon unconditional honesty. This means doing the right thing in every situation irrespective of whether we stand to suffer loss for some time.

The guest of honor was Shri Sanjay Verma (GGM, I/C Refinery, MRPL). Quoting Newton’s Third Law to he said, “When there are temptations standing in the way of ethical behaviour, we should understand that every non-ethical action has an equal and opposite consequence. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity, which means doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”

Shri V. Leeladhar, Former Deputy Governor–RBI, in his presidential remarks said that debate competitions help in gaining a holistic view on a topic as it takes into account both sides of the argument. Ms. Ridhvika Shetty, Asst. Professor, MSNM Besant Institute of PG Studies, coordinated the programme.

Manel Srinivas Nayak Knowledge Series - A Talk on “‘Role and Responsibilites of Students in Assisting Police in Developing a Peaceful Society" by Dr. P S Harsha, IPS, DIGP, Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru

October 25, 2019

MSNM Besant Institute of Post Graduate Studies hosted the latest edition of the Manel Srinivas Nayak Knowledge Series with a talk by Dr. P.S. Harsha, Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru on Friday, October 25, 2019. The distinguished IPS officer spoke on the topic "Role and Responsibilities of Students in Assisting Police in Developing a Peaceful Society." The programme was held at 'Swarna Academy Hall' in MSNM Institute campus at Bondel in the city at 3:00 P. M. Nearly 250 students of the institute and other colleges listened to the oration with rapt attention.

Addressing the young audience, Dr. Harsha said: “Youth can alter the destiny of the country. Always aim high. Aiming low is a crime.  Beat your constraints; get out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals. Build your capacity to dream. Inculcate a healthy competition.” Coming to the main theme of his talk of students assisting police for peaceful society, he cautioned the students to be stay away from drugs and urged them to be alert and inform on such activities to the police. “Be alert on unclaimed objects and be careful with movements of unidentified people. Use social media to inform the police,” he advised.

Touching upon the aspirations of the management students, Dr. Harsha impelled them to cultivate entrepreneurial zeal and think of venturing into their own business. Advising them to be inspired by positive role models, he said, “Dakshina Kannada has contributed great leaders to the world like Indra Nooyi and K. V. Kamath. Similarly you too can become the flag bearers of the country if you own up our responsibilities as good citizens. Feel proud in your culture, tradition and being Indian.” Later he interacted with the students, clarified their doubts and answered their questions. Dr. Molly S. Chaudhuri, Director, MSNM Besant Institute, Mr. Kudpi Jagadish Shenoy, President of WNES, Mr. Manel Annappa Nayak, Vice President, Mr. K. Devanand Pai, Secretary, management members Mr. Nagar Narayan Shenoy and Mr. Satish Bhat were present on the occasion. Ms. Payal welcomed the gathering. Ms. Vaishali led to the invocation. Ms. Apoorva Kini delivered the Vote of Thanks. Ms. Shibony compered the programme.  

Faculty Development Programme on Innovative Pedagogy

October 18, 2019

MSNM Besant Institute of Post Graduate Studies organised a Faculty Development Programme on Innovative Pedagogy for the benefit of faculty members of the various educational institutions of the region. The full day programme was hosted at  MSNM Besant campus at Bondel, Mangalore on Friday, October 18, 2019. The objective of the programme was to provide insights into innovative teaching-learning methods, use of blended learning and digital tools. Sixty one faculty members from seventeen colleges attended the programme.

Dr. Vasudev Rao, Former Director, TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) inaugurated the programme. Addressing the delegates, Dr. Rao said: “Faculty members should implement new and creative teaching methods in order to excel in the teaching profession. You should have a combination of traditional and innovative approach depending on the subject and student profile.” He identified six pedagogical types, namely Blended Learning, Gamification, Computational thinking including use of AI, Experiential Learning, Embodied Learning and Multi Literacy and discussion based learning and design thinking.

Mr. K. Devanand Pai, Secretary, Women’s National Education Society (WNES) presided over the inauguration function. Dr. Simon George, Professor, Dean TAPMI; Dr. Suprabha, Asst. Professor, NITK School of Management; Dr. Molly S. Chauduri, Director, MSNM Besant Institute; Mrs. Reema Agnes Frank, Asst. Professor, MSNM Besant and Mr. Mudassir Khadar, Asst. Professor, MSNM Besant were the resource persons for the programme.

Dr. Molly S. Chaudhuri, Director, MSNM Besant Institute, welcomed the gathering. Ms. Chandrika, Asst. Professor, compered the programme.  Mrs Ashalatha, Mrs. Usha Mogra and Mrs. Reema Frank Agnes, Asst. Professors, were the programme coordinators.

Manel Srinivas Nayak Health Series - 'Caring for your eyes' by Dr Ajay R Kamath, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Ophthalmology, KMC, Mangalore

October 10, 2019

World sight day is observed annually on the second Thursday of October, it is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment. It was originally initiated by the SightFirstCampaign of Lions Club International Foundation in 2000. This years call to action is “Vision First”. Eyesight is one of the senses many of us take for granted. More than a billion people around the world are visually impaired, simply due to the fact that they have limited or no access to eye care or corrective lenses.  Yet many of us fail to take adequate care of our own eyes.

On this occasion, under the MSNM Health series a talk on eye care was delivered by Dr Ajay Kamath, Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, KMC Mangalore.The program began with a prayer by Sushmitha. Divyashree welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest speaker.

MRPL- MSNM Besant Intercollegiate Quiz Competition

September 30, 2019

Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd in association with Manel Srinivas Nayak Memorial Besant Institute of PG Studies ( MSNM Besant) organised the ‘ MRPL-MSNM Besant Intercollegiate Quiz competition’ on account of Vigilance Awareness program for students. The theme this year is "Integrity a way of life". The programme began with the Inauguration of the kiosk for Integrity pledge and the Selfie booth.

Mr. Keerthi Prasad, Manager Vigilance department welcomed the gathering and spoke of the significance of Vigilance Awareness and the purpose of the Integrity pledge. The inauguration of the stand for the Integrity pledge was done by GM (HR) of MRPL, Mr. Girish K Rao. The selfie stand was inaugurated by Mr. Manel Annappa Nayak, Vice president WNES.

Other dignitaries present include Director Dr. Molly Chaudhuri, Mr. Nagar Narayan Shenoy, Mr. Ganesh Bhat, members of Governing Body,  Mr. Praveen Pinto, and other officers of  MRPL, Faculty members, staff and students of MSNM Besant were also present.

Mr. Suresh Shenoy,  administered the Integrity pledge to all present. Ms. Anusha proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Payal compered the programme. The Inaugural program was followed by the quiz competition for students. Students from 23 colleges participated in the competition. They received participation certificates, as well as certificates for taking the integrity pledge.