On 2nd May 2018, Christ Junior College welcomed the II year students. The inauguration held in the auditorium commenced at 8:45 am with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. Invoking the presence of the almighty the prayer service by Mr. Pradeep CE, after which, there was a recital of scriptures from the Holy Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Quran and the prayer of Saint Chavara. Our beloved Principal, Rev.Fr .Sebastian Mathai, addressed the gathering inspiring the students to aim for the stars. In his speech Fr mentioned that 2018 marked the golden jubilee year for Christ College. As a part of this, the senior most faculty Prof. Eden Joseph was honoured for his exemplary service and dedication with a shawl and Mysore petta by Mr Pradeep CE and Mrs Sheela Chacko. Prof Eden who has witnessed the growth of this institution enlightened the audience about the history of CJC. During the inauguration the stream and subject toppers of the 1st PU annual examination were felicitated for their impeccable performance. Following which students were briefed on general rules and training programs of the college .The audience were treated visually by a video which summarised the Model United Nations experience at CJC followed by a thrilling performance by the cultural team of CJC. The event concluded with the college anthem. The whole event was accompanied by the melodious chorus of the choir.
In an epic battle against the best of the best, two of our very own students did our college immensely proud recently by winning the prestigious overall trophy at the Bangalore Science Forum Lecture Contest, and proved their mettle by their resilience to beat all odds and emerge the champions!
Kudos to these exceptional achievers!
1 PCME H
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
The International Robotic Competition – ROBOFEST 2017 was conducted in our college on the 9th of December. This fest which had laid its foundation in our college last year has considerably expanded this year from previously having around 42 participating teams to around 100 teams participating this time. The fest was conducted in our college by Novatech Robo in collaboration with Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA.The competition hosted events such as Bottle wrestling, Swacch Bharat game for both senior and junior categories. Other than these competitions there was a display of robotic advancements on the pathway of our college.
There was an exhibition of projects such as automated ambulances, smart mirrors, drones etc. It was these inanimate flying objects formally known as the DRONES that gathered a large and completely enthralled audience. Many schools, as well as colleges, visited these stalls exhibiting excellent projects. There were also lectures held by esteemed guests who educated the college students on the technological advancements and their researchers. The events which marked their beginning at 11:30 on Saturday morning concluded with a formal valedictory function at evening. Our chief guest for the day Professor Benny Sebastian, HOD of Electronics, Christ University along with our other honored guests addressed the gathering with a few words of encouragement and wisdom. The curtains fell with awarding the winners of all the wonderful events that were conducted. Overall, as the quote goes “A hard beginning maketh a good ending ” the program was successful and the results came out with flying colours.
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Mime is an art form that provides space to represent scenes from life, often in a ridiculous manner solely by body movements and expressions. We were given an opportunity by Pierian Spring – The English Literary Club; to learn this art form. It was a beautiful experience just learning the power of nonverbal communication and being able to express ourselves, our names and its meaning, instead of just spelling it out (using the spoken word), like most of us do. Mr. Anand, the resource person has always been encouraging of us and we couldn’t have asked for a more skilled and trained professional to guide us. The highlight of our experience was the performance we put up at the Christmas Celebration 2017. However, this workshop is aimed at not just the stage but has contributed towards awareness of oneself. It was a lot of fun.
– Lakshana Shankar (I HESP M)
On 4th December, the students of Christ Junior College were abuzz with excitement in anticipation of ‘The Flipside’, an amalgamation of three short plays to be presented by the students of Pierian Spring, the English literary club of Christ Junior College in association with Theatre Light Stories.
Pierian Spring, the English literary club is a fraternity of vivacious students with a literary bend of mind and a flair for the performing arts. While the thrust is on theatre, public speaking and writing, Pierian Spring is committed towards helping students drop their inhibitions and claim the stage.
Theatre Light Stories is an organisation comprising seasoned stage veterans-Mr. Pradeep R, Mr. Nalin Kumar, Mr. Anirudh Mahesh and Ms. Varshini Vijay, who, via TLS attempted to bring theatre as an art from the distant stage to the crowd. They have in their repertoire productions including The Salesman, Goldfinch and 8 to 8. They have conducted theatre workshops for corporate offices and colleges and have garnered acclaim for their work at Darpan, the Christ University theatre fest. TLS, provides students with the opportunity to whet their skills in acting, directing, writing and producing under experienced mentors.
The Flipside, a novel production aimed at telling, through three very different plays, the other side of every predictable story-
Rainbow Cake, directed by Mr. Pradeep R was a love story, describing the courtship of an entrepreneur, hoping to start an Ayurveda centre and an aspiring globetrotter. While the dessert ‘rainbow cake’ brought them together, they landed up finding themselves at very different ends of the spectrum. Through a well-received, light-hearted performance, the play explored thoughtful ideas about the constancy of change and the difficulty of relinquishing the clinging past.
Mis-s-fortune, directed by Ms Varshini Vijay and scripted by Mr. Anirudh Mahesh was an introspective piece, challenging the conventional ideas of God and fate. It followed the encounter of a chronic blame-shifter with his creator and his one chance to read his scripted destiny.
Absolutely Positively Mental, was a humorous-cum-sinister psychodrama, written and directed by students, about the investigation that ensued in a mental asylum following the mysterious death of an inmate. A crowd-favourite, the audience was left doubled up with laughter by the uproarious performance of the actors.
The Flipside brought with it a draught of excitement and experience for budding thespians and an afternoon of well-curated entertainment for students.
– Neha Cherian (I HESP M)
In collaboration with the Commerce Association Colossus, Sedes Minerva had conducted a Business Quiz. Hosted by Mr. Ramith Gopinath of Christ University, the quiz was considerably slow paced when compared to other quizzes conducted over the course of the academic year. This pace however did not prevent it from being an engaging quiz with challenging questions about companies, businesses and trade. There was quite a large turnout to the quiz. Although, some students were delayed due to the slow pace of the quiz, there were many who remained for longer out of interest in the subject and questions.
Both Sedes Minerva and Colossus would love to see similar and better turnout in future quizzes and would be honoured to welcome back Ramit Gopinath who was a great, entertaining quiz master.
Communicare – The Communication Workshop aimed at enabling students to communicate effectively by developing their competency in core communication areas. These include Presentation Skills, Public Speaking Skills, Compering Skills/ Emcee, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution Skills, Thinking and Analytical Skills, Debating / Argumentative Skills, Discussion Skills Summary and Feedback Skills. This workshop organized by Pierian Spring has been of great help to most of us to adjust to a new place when we joined Christ Junior College. It has also helped us to make new friends and overcome the inability to adjust to a new environment. Most importantly it has enabled us to refine our communication skills. Through the Communicare workshop we have learned to speak impromptu and structure our thoughts before articulating it. The workshop has boosted our confidence and helped improve our overall personality.
– Anna (I PPES O)