St. Joseph’s Univ welcomes 1st batch of students
Dimapur, August 2 (EMN): St. Joseph’s university, Ikishe Model Village welcomed its first batch of students to the university on August 2.
Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima and Pro-Chancellor of St. Joseph University graced the occasion as chief guest. The other dignitaries present were Dr. Priyo Kumar Singh, the nominee of the Governor of Nagaland, who is also the visitor to the university; Dr. Z Kheshito Zhimo, chairman of Ikishe Village Council and Rev Fr. Dr. J E Arul Raj, founder and chairman of DMI & MMI Foundation.
Addressing the gathering, Bishop highlighted the genesis of St. Joseph University and shred his desire to set up a Catholic university while taking over as the Bishop of Kohima, for catering to the needs of the younger generations of State in the field of higher and technical education.
He exhorted the students to be filled with values on compilation of their studies at the university.
He also mentioned that St. Joseph University is making a history for a change. Further, he extended his gratitude Fr. Arul Raj, the DMI & MMI foundation and the persons instrumental in the realisation of the university.
Rev Fr. Dr. J E Arul Raj, founder and Chairman of DMI & MMI Foundation and the Chancellor of the university in his address in formed that the university would stress more on practical aspects of higher and technical education so as to make every young men and women sustainable.
The Vice Chancellor of SJU Dr. D Gnanadurai presented a broad overview of the university and its curriculum. He also highlighted the adoption of the “Choice Based Credit System in St Joseph University Nagaland”.
The programme ended with vote of thanks proposed by Charles Mhonthung Ezung, Department of Political Science.