Old Students’ Association : Alumni
The Old Students’ Association or the Alumni Association of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce is a well-knit and an active association that conducts several activities throughout the academic year. The Alumni Association is an integral part of the college. The association’s activities are aimed at bridging the gap between current and past students.
The new team of office bearers took over OSA on 19th August 2018. On the same day OSA organized a basketball match where the present college team played against the OSA team, which saw participation in huge numbers from both, the present and past students.
The OSA celebrated Teachers’ Day in a grand manner at Catholic Club on 15th of September, 2018. All the teaching, nonteaching and support staff of SJCC were invited for this event. Dr. Lily David who was retiring in November, 2018 after 32 glorious years of service was honoured by the OSA during this event. All the staff members had a memorable afternoon.
OSA this year instituted the prestigious ‘Magis Awards’ to honour the achievements of the alumni. The ceremony was held in the college premises on 16th of November 2018. The award for significant achievement was given to Mr. Anup Kattukaran (2004 batch). Maj Geetha Adhikari and Mr. Atul Kattukaran shared the award from 2008 batch. Magis Award for life time achievement was given to Mr. Mohan Das Pai (1979 batch) and Mr. Irfan Rasack (1973 batch).
OSA Gala was successfully held on 14 December 2018 in association with Catholic Club, to promote OSA and its activities. To promote a healthy atmosphere of debate and dialogue in college the OSA started the Annual OSA Debate Competition. The annual OSA debate was held on 21st January 2019. The teams debated on the dynamics of e-commerce industry and the underlying intentions of the central government in the election year.
The OSA team also organized talks on various issues throughout the academic year. On 14th November 2018 Mr. Phil Abernathy delivered a talk on ‘Are You Ready for the World?’ On 19 November 2018 Mr. Babu Jayendran spoke on Emerging Technologies. On 23 January Mr. Kiran Boal spoke on Money and Mutual Funds.
The members of the OSA took an interest in the college activities as well, by participating in the Spiel Run and also organized a fun Zumba session prior to the Spiel run. The alumni members through their inclusion in the Board of Studies (BOS), academic Council and Governing body of the Institution, give valuable suggestions on quality enhancement, curriculum, teachinglearning practices and placements.
OSA sponsors the Best Outgoing Student- Alumni Award every year and gives scholarships to deserving students to motivate, inspire and recognize academic excellence. The College wishes to thank all the office bearers of OSA for their tireless efforts towards their Alma Mater.