Mangaluru: The Alchemy Association of the PG Department of Chemistry, St. Aloysius College was inaugurated at Robert Sequeira Hall, LCRI Block of the institute here.
Eminent Green Technologist Prof. Radha V Jayaram, Institute of Technology, Mumbai was the chief guest. Principal Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ presided over the programme. Dr. Richard Gonsalves, Director of LCRI Block, Dr. Ronald Nazareth, HoD, Preema Cealla Pais, President of ALCHEMY Association, Apoorva S and Premie Fernandes, association secretaries, were present on the dais.
Prof. Radha, in her inaugural address, gave a lot of insights into Chemistry. She said, “Chemistry is a study of matter of hundreds of elements.It not only helps students to discover the potential within them but also helps them to think creatively. Chemistry is within us and we must discover it. Meanwhile, it is a multi-disciplinary subject and many students should take up research in chemistry as their career. Respond to global needs by developing your research strategies and not just act locally.” She advised the students to develop new skills citing a lot of options in Chemistry. She also explained the different opportunities in chemistry and encouraged students not only to become job seekers but also job providers.
Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis, in his presidential remarks, said that by opting for chemistry, changes can be brought about at both individual and global level. He advised the students to explore all the possibilities of research in Chemistry and think differently.
Preema Cealla Pais welcomed the gathering. Dr. Divya N Shetty introduced the guests. Premie Fernandes, Joint Secretary of Alchemy Association, proposed a vote of thanks. Rachana compered the programme.