Andhra Loyola College (Autonomous):: Vijayawada Diamond Jubilee Year College Day Report 2013-2014


Industrial Tours/Educational Tours/Field Trips



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Industrial Tours/Educational Tours/Field Trips:


  1. The UG Department of Visual Communication organized an Industrial Visit to the All India Radio (AIR) on 24th July 2013. Mr.C.Mahesh, Programme Executive, AIR, acquainted the students with the transmission and other set ups like Krishnaveni, Vividh Bharati, recording places and live programmes as well as other functions pertinent to the AIR.

  2. The Department of MBA organized an Industrial Visit for its students to ‘Coco-Cola Beverages Ltd.’ Atmakur, Guntur, on 29th July 2013.

  3. The Department of Botany organized a Field Trip for the final year Botany students led by Dr.B.Siva Kumari, Dr.J.C.S.Rao and Mr.P.Srinivasa Rao, faculty, to Dr.YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramanna Gudem (Tadepalligudem), W.G.Dist. on 3rd December 2013. The trip exposed the students to the applied aspects of Botany and also research activities conducted by the University scientists.

  4. The PG Department of Chemistry organized an Industrial Tour to various Chemical Laboratories at Kondapally, Vijayawada, on 14th December 2013.

  5. The Department of Electronics organized an Industrial Visit for the I year B.Sc. Electronics Technology students to “Efftronics Pvt. Ltd”, Vijayawada, on 21st December 2013. During this visit, the students got exposure to PCB assembling, trouble shooting and project development of LED display modules.
  6. The Department of Electronics organized an Educational Visit for the final year B.Sc., Electronics students to “BSNL Fiber Optic Mux Station”. Vijayawada, on 8th January 2014. In this visit, the students got exposure to transmission of different telephone signal routing (STD & ISD), multiplexing of different channels, ATM, Online Transactions, Broadband signal routing through MSC (Mobile Switching Center)and full picture about SRM (South Region MUX ) Station.


  7. Students of PG Visual Communication Department went on a Field Trip to All India Radio, Vijayawada, on 6th January 2014 and learnt about the functioning of the Radio Station as well as the aspects of infrastructure, studios, recordings, and editing to get more awareness on media and working strategies.

  8. The PG Dept. of Visual Communication organized an Educational Photography Tour for its students to Visakapatnam, Borra Caves and Araku Valley from 16th to 19th January 2014. The students practiced photography from different perspectives to improve their understanding and visualization.

NCC:

Air Wing

Squadron Leader K.V.Vijaya Babu attended the Annual Training Camp-IV at Nuzvid from 16th to 25th November 2013. He discharged the duties of the Deputy Camp Commandant.



Achievements

Cdt.V.Raj Kumar (NML 15) and Cdt. S.V.Durga Rao (NML 29) have been selected for the Republic Camp-2014 at New Delhi and participated in the prestigious Rajpath March.



Camps Attended

  1. Air Attachment Camp from 18th to 30th July 2013 at Dundigal.

  2. VSC-Inter Group Competitions Camp from 8th to 17th Sept. 2013 at Warangal

3. VSC Training and Launching Camps from 30th September to 19th October 2013 at Warangal.

4. Air Attachment Camp from 18th to 30th October 2013 at Dundigal.

5. All India Vayu Sainik Camp from 20th to 31st October 2013 at Bengaluru.

6. Annual Training Camp -IV from 16th to 25th November 2013 at Nuzvid.

7. National Integration Camp from 06th to 18th January 2014 at Tirupati.


Social Service Activities

Our Air Wing cadets under the leadership of Cadet Senior Under Officer K.Anand Rajesh (AEH 08) presented 25 kgs of rice to the inmates of Vijaya Mary Blind School, Gunadala, on 20th December 2013. The ANO and the cadets contributed Rs. 2000/- towards Uttarakhand Relief Fund.



Army Wing

Capt.Dr.R Ravindra Bhas, ANO, attended a meeting of the ANOs of Krishna, East and Godavari Districts held from 21.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 at Nuzvid IIIT College.


Achievements

  1. Cadet Senior Under Officer D.Nagamalleswara Rao (DEH 11) won the Silver Medal in the “Advanced Riffle Shooting Competition” at the “All India Thal Sainik” camp competitions held at Delhi Cantonment from 27.09.2013 to 08.10.2013. A total of 850 cadets from Seventeen Directorates from all over India took part in the competitions.

2. Cadet Senior Under Officer D.Nagamalleswara Rao participated in the “Inter Group Competition” of Thal Sainik Camp at the Directorate level in Secunderabad from 19.07.2013 to 28.07.2013.

3. Cadet Senior Under Officer D.Nagamalleswara Rao participated in the G.V.Moulankar Shooting Competition from 17.05.2013 to 27.05.2013 at Bolaram, Secunderabad.


Camps Attended:

1. Firing Capsel Camp from 31.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 at Nuzvid.

2. CATC-I from 17.06.2013 to 26.06.2013 at Nuzvid.

3. CATC-II 27.06.2013 to 06.07.2013 at Amalapuram.

4. CATC-III 09.07.2013 to 18.07.2013 at Samarlakota.

5. Inter Group Competition (T.S.C) I.D.S. from 19.7.2013 to 28.7.2013 at Secunderabad.

6. CATC-V from 17.08.2013 to 26.08.2013 conducted by the 9(A) Bn. NCC, Karimnagar, at Karimnagar

7. CATC-VI from 06.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 conducted by the 12 (A) Bn. NCC, Nizamabad, at Nagaram, Nizamabad.

8. Annual Training Camp (Launching for the Thal Sainik Camp)-VII from 16.9.2013 to 26.9.2013 conducted by the 12 (A) Bn. NCC, Nizamabad, at Ngaram.

9. All India Thal Sainik Camp (Boys) 2013 from 27.09.2013 to 08.10.2013 at DG NCC Camp Area, Delhi Cantonment,

10. Annual Training Camp-II from 31.07.2103 to 09.08.2013 at Nuzvid.

11. CATC -VI from 02.01.2014 to 12.01.2014 at Nuzvid.

12. Special National Integration Camp-II from 1.1.2014 to 19.1.2014 at Tirupati.

13. Annual Training Camp-V Inter-unit Competition (Group RDC) Selection from 17.10.2013 to 26.10.2013 Camp at Secunderabad.

14. CATC-VII from 27.10.2013 to 05.11.2013 conducted by 1(A) EME Secunderabad.

15. Inter Group Competition (Pre-RDC) Annual Training Camp-VIII from 06.11.2013 to 15.11.2013 at Secunderabad.

16. Local Republic Day Camp from 19.01.2014 to 29.01.2014 at Secunderabad.

17. Moulankar Thal Sainik Camp Training from 01.05.2013 to 25.05.2013 at SRR & CVR Govt College, Vijayawada,


Social Service Activites:

The social service activities undertaken by our Army Wing cadets include:

Blood donation by 37 cadets during the CATC-I and CATC-VI camps held from 17.06.2013 to 26.06.2013 and 02.01.2014 to 12.01.2014 respectively to the Red Cross Society, Nuzvid; helping the pilgrims during Dasara Mahotsav from 13.10.2013 to 21.10.2013 (15 cadets); assisting the local police in traffic control from 15.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 (10 cadets) and during Bhavani Deeksha Viramana from 23.12.2013 to 27.12.2013 (forty cadets).



Other Activites: Other activities undertaken by Army Wing cadets include:

  1. Participation in Anti-Child Labour Day Rally taken out in the City on 12.06.2013, organized by 17(A) Bn. NCC, Vijayawada. (15 cadets)

  2. Participation in the Anti-Drugs Day Rally taken out in the City on 10.06.2013, organized by Army Wing, Andhra Loyola College. (30 cadets)

  3. Planting of 150 saplings on the college campus for environment protection from 10.12.2013 to 17.12.2013. (65 cadets)

  4. Participation in the Independence Day Parade on the College Campus on 15.08.2013 and in the Special Parade held at Police Parade Grounds, Vijayawada, on 28.11.2013 on the occasion of NCC Day celebrations.


Naval Wing

Lt Cdr.M.Arokiasamy, ANO, attended a Refresher Training Programme conducted for Associate NCC Officers at INS Eksila, Vizag, during 1st to 21st August 2013, organized by the Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India. He was adjudged the Best Performer in the Parade and he stood first in the event Cross Country. He got promoted to the next highest rank Lieutenant Commander.


Camps attended:

1. Ship Attachment Camp from 8th to 19th June at Kochi, Kerala.

2. Inter Group Competitions Camp (IGC) from 2nd to 13th Sept. 2013 at Vizag.

3. Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC) X from 23rd October to 1st November 2013 at Samlkot.

4. Prestigious Sea Training Camp for Naval Wing Cadets, attached to INS, Jalashwab (Landing Platform Dock) from 20th to 31st December 2013 at Eastern Naval Command, Vizag.

5. CATC X from 3rd to 12th January 2014 at Nuzvid.


Achievements:

1. Youth Exchange Programme (YEP): Cdt D.Anvesh Nanda (AEM 17) has been selected for the prestigious Youth Exchange Programme (YEP) for the year 2014-2015, which is considered to be the highest achievement in NCC. He is the only Naval Cadet selected from the entire Andhra Pradesh state.

2. Republic Day Parade Camp: Cdt.D.Anvesh Nanda (AEM 17) and Cdt.Y.Dhanya attended the prestigious Republic-Day Camp on 26th January 2014 at New Delhi and the Prime Minister Rally at New Delhi on 28th January 2014 and Cdt.D.Anvesh Nanda was adjudged as the Best Cadet of Andhra Pradesh Naval Contingent.

3. Senior Cadet Captain S.P. Raju (NML 10) was selected as the Senior among all the cadets of 8 (AP) Naval unit, Vijayawada.

4. In the IGC Camp competitions held at Vizag from 2nd to 13th Sept. 2013,

i. Our cadets secured the First Position in Drill.

ii. SCC S.P. Raju (NML 10) and PO Cdt O.Hari Krishna (NCP 53) secured the First Position in Semaphore; Second position in Line Area Completion including Tent Pitching; Service Subject; Health and Hygiene and Semaphore. They also secured the overall Second Position.

iii. SCC S.P.Raju (NML 10) was adjudged as the Best Cadet for two successive years. It was the first time that a Cadet secured so many credits in different competitions at the IGC level, according to the ANO.


Social Service Activities:

World Anti Child Labor Day: As part of Social Awareness and Community Development activity, our cadets participated in the World Anti Child Labor Day Rally on 12th June 2013.

International Literacy Day: 50 cadets participated in the International Literacy Day Rally conducted by 8(A) Naval, NCC, on 10th September 2013 with a specific focus on ‘Literacy for the 21st century’.

World Pollution Prevention Day: 20 cadets attended the World Pollution Prevention Day Awareness Program and participated in the Awareness Rally conducted by V.R.Siddhartha College of Engineering, Kanuru, on 2nd December 2013.

Flag Day: Marking the Flag Day Celebrations on 6th December 2013, our Cadets attended a program conducted by Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer, Krishna district, Vijayawada, at IGMS Complex and collected funds for the welfare of the Armed Forces.

National Road Safety Week: Our Cadets participated in “Walkathon” from Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium circle to Benz Circle, organized by the Department of Transport, Krishna District, on 25th January 2014, to mark the 25th National Road Safety Week and the National Voters’ Day.

3 (A) Remount &Veterinary Regt.:

Lt.Dr.N.Suresh Babu, ANO, participated in the Anti-Tobacco Rally organized by the R&V Unit at Gannavaram, on 7th June 2013.


Achievements:

In the Inter Group Competitions conducted from 17.10.2013 to 26.10.2013 by the A.P. NCC Directorate for selection of Cadets for the Republic Day Camp, at Bison Training Ground, Secunderabad, our Cadets won the Overall Second Position as well as the following positions in the individual events:

1. Cdt.K. Preran (TM.36) won the Gold Medal at Inter Group Competitions in the event Flag Area Briefing in the Pre-RDC camp.


2. Cdt. Rashi Shyam Sukha (TMC.68) won the Silver Medal at Inter Group Competitions for Flag area Briefing in the Pre-RDC camp.


Event

Place

Winning Cadets

NIAP

I place

Cdt. Rashi Shyam Sukha, TMC.68

Cdt. Tejas Shyam Sukha, NOC.1

Cdt. K. Preran, TM.36

Briefing (Flag Area)

I place

Cdt. K. Preran, TM.36

Cdt. Rashi Shyam Sukha, TMC.68

Group Song

II place

Cdt. Rashi Shyam Sukha, TMC.68

Cdt. Tejas Shyam Sukha, NOC.1

Cdt. K. Preran, TM.36

Group Dance

II place

Cdt. Rashi Shyam Sukha, TMC.68

Cdt. Tejas Shyam Sukha, NOC.1


Cdt. T.LS. Priya, TA.32

Ballet

II place

Cdt. Rashi Shyam Sukha, TMC.68

Cdt. K. Preran, TM.36

Cdt. T.LS. Priya, TA.32

SD Drill

II place

Cdt. Tejas Shyam Sukha, NOC.1

Cdt. K. Preran, TM.36

SW Drill

II place

Cdt. Tejas Shyam Sukha, NOC.1

Cdt. T.LS. Priya, TA.32

I. Camps Attended:

1. Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC.I) from 17.6.2013 to 26.6.2013 at Nuzvid.

2. Annual Training Camp (ATC-V- IGC Group Camp for Republic Day Camp Selection) from 17.10.2013 to 26.10.2013 at Secunderabad.

3. Annual Training Camp (CATC-VII - Group RDC Team) from 27.10.2013 to 05.11.2013 at Secunderabad.

4. CATC XI from 27.10.2013 to 5.11.2013 at Nuzvid.

5. Annual Training Camp (CATC-VIII. Pre RDC IGC) from 06.10.2013 to 15.11.2013 at Secunderabad.

6. CATC XIV from 11.12.2013 to 20.12.2013 at Nuzvid.


II. Republic Day Camp:

Rashi Shyam Sukha (TMC.68) and K.Preran (TM.36) have attended the prestigious Republic Day Camp conducted from 28.12.2013 to 04.02.2014 to represent the Cultural and Drill contingent.

All the Cadets of Four Wings of NCC participated in the Walkathon from IGM Stadium to Benz Circle on 25th January 2014 to mark the observance of 25th National Road Safety Week and the National Voters Day, conducted by the Transport Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

National Service Scheme (NSS)

Andhra Loyola College has three NSS units led by Programme Officers - Dr.D.Kruparao, Unit-I, Mr. B Johnson, Unit-II and Ms.N.Nirmala Mary, Unit III.

Regular annual activities from July 2013 to January 2014 as well as special camps have been conducted under their leadership. Our NSS volunteers took part in AIDS Awareness Rally (01.12.2013) on the occasion of World AIDS Day from Govt. Hospital to Benz Circle, distribution of pamphlets on Human Rights Day (10.12.2013), planted 100 fruit and shady saplings. Our volunteers also observed The world Day against Child Labour (12.06.2013); The World Population Day (11.07.2013); NSS Day (24.09.2013); World Child Rights Day (20.11.2013).

Volunteers’ Achievements:

K.Nagalakshmi (NP-50) participated in the Pre-Republic Day Camp conducted from 06.11.2013 to 15.11.2013 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.



Pre Republic Day Camp Selections: Pre Republic Day Camp selections were conducted on our Campus for 10 Colleges in the Vijayawada city on 27.09.2013.

Blood Grouping: The Indian Red Cross Society in association with our College NSS units conducted Blood Grouping for our First Year Degree Students on 10.07.2013 in our College Seminar Hall. About 900 students underwent the blood grouping exercise.


Blood Donation Camp: The Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank under the aegis of our College NSS Units, conducted a Blood Donation Camp on 25.07.2013. The Blood Bank takes care of the needs of deserving people in this regard. A total number of 187 students donated blood on this occasion. Smt.K.Sunitha, IAS, Commissioner of Collegiate Education, AP, Hyderabad, who is on an official visit to the College, visited the Camp and appreciated the students for donating blood. Sri Illa Ravi, General Secretary, IRCS, Dr.A.Madan Mohan, were present at the Camp, besides the officials of the College and NSS Units.

Annual Special Camp: NSS Unit III conducted a week-long Special Camp from 09.12.2013 to 15.12.2013 at Uppuluru in Kankipadu Mandal, Krishna District. Fifty NSS student volunteers, led by Programme Officer, Ms.N.Nirmala Mary, took part in the camp. Mr.N.Satish Babu, Sarpanch of Uppuluru Panchayat, who inaugurated the camp on 09.12.2013, urged the students to keep up their spirit of social work.

Later, the volunteers set out on a series of social service activities in the village including a Survey and Socialization Programme; Painting the Door Numbers for the houses; Conduct of Health Education-cum-Medical Camp with the help of a doctor for identification of diseases and distribution of medicines; Cleaning of the Drainage Canals and Water Tanks through Sramadanam; Identification of Non-Pension-Holders and submission of their details to the Panchayat authorities for grant of pension under various schemes and Identification of the school drop-outs and motivating their parents to send their children to school again.

Prof. Vinay Kumar, NSS Programme Coordinator, Krishna University, visited the Special Camp on 14.12.2013 and addressed the students on how the services rendered by the volunteers benefit the targeted group of people. Ms.N.Nirmala Mary, Programme Officer, listed the services being rendered in the Special Camp.

On the concluding day, i.e. 15.12.2013, the volunteers undertook a plantation programme with each volunteer planting two saplings on both sides of the village roads. Later, at the valedictory ceremony, Fr.Praveen, Parish Priest of the RCM Church, Uppuluru, lauded the students for the wonderful work they had done during the Special Camp in helping the needy and congratulated the College on its mission of rural transformation. Fr Dr.G.A.P. Kishore, SJ, Principal, ALC, congratulated the students as well as the Programme Officer on successfully conducting the Special Camp with both impact and appreciation from the villagers.


Annual Special Camp: N.S.S. Units I & II conducted a Special Camp from 23rd January to 29th January 2014 in the slums of Krishna Lanka and Ramalingeswara Nagar areas of Vijayawada. Fr.Dr.G.A.P.Kishore, SJ, Principal, ALC, inaugurated the Special Camp attended by about 100 volunteers. The volunteers participated in Sramadan, Clean and Green activities, awareness campaign including distribution of pamphlets among the residents of the areas about AIDS, Child Labour, Environment and proper identification of DWCRA groups. The special camp was led by Dr.D.Krupa Rao and Mr.B.Johnson, the Programme Officers and facilitated by former local Corporator Sri U.Bahadur. The Special Camp concluded with a Valedictory session on 29th January 2014 at which Fr.Dr.Rex Angelo, SJ, Vice Principal (PG) was the Chief Guest and Dr.C.M.Vinay Kumar, NSS Programme Coordinator, Krishna University and Sri K.Koteswara Rao, Asst. Medical Officer, Vijayawada Muncipal Corporation were also present.

Blood Donation Camp: The Good Samaritan Blood Bank, Eluru, in association with our College NSS unit III conducted a Blood Donation Camp on 25th January 2014. One hundred volunteers donated blood to be used for the benefit of cancer patients of Good Samaritan Cancer and General Hospital, Eluru.

The volunteers of Unit III also rendered their services during important campus events viz. Feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola, College Foundation Day and Semi Christmas Celebrations.

The Prime Minister’s Youth Policy 2014 was launched on 21st February 2014 at Gogineni Hostel Auditorium, Andhra Loyola College, by Sri J.Murali, IAS, Joint Collector, Krishna District. In this connection, our NSS units in collaboration with the Krishna District Nehru Yuva Kendra took out a Rally from Gogineni Hostel to Dr.Ramesh Cardiac Centre, Viajaywada. Sri A Siva Kumar, Coordinator, Krishna District Nehru Yuva Kendra and Fr.Dr.G.A.P.Kishore, SJ, Principal, ALC, were present at the function in which about 500 NSS Volunteers including 200 volunteers from various Colleges in the City participated.


National Green Corps (N.G.C.): N.G.C. Activities for the year 2013-2014 were inaugurated on 16th July 2013 by observing Environmental Week from 16th to 22nd of July. As part of the Environmental Week aimed at bringing awareness among the students about the present crisis that the planet Earth is going through, the NGC conducted a number of events and Inter-Departmental Competitions. The NGC conducted Essay Writing Competition on the topic “Earth for Tomorrow” on 18th July; Drawing Competition on the topic “Save the Nature” on 19th July; “Slogan Writing” competition on 20th July. Among the hundreds of participants in the competitions, the Best Three in each Competition as selected by the Judges were presented with the prizes on the concluding day of the Environmental Week i.e. 22nd July 2013. Dr.N.Vidya Khana, Director, Jana Sikshana Samstan, Vijayawada, was the Chief Guest and Dr.P.Bramhaji Rao, Associate Professor, Acharya Nagarjuna University, was the Guest Speaker. The events were conducted under the guidance of Mr. P. Srinivasa Rao, NGC Coordinator and members of the NGC.

Prize Winners:

Essay Writing Competitions: The first prize was won by Mr.Arockia Raj (NB 04), while the VVN Ajay (DZ 19) and D.Gayatri (AZ 27) won the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Drawing Competition: The first prize was won by Ms.K Priyanka (NZ 23), while Alex Raja Reddy (AFC 19) and Neethu Prakash (ABBA 11) won the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.


Slogan Writing: The first prize was won by N Sridhar (DGH 03), while Sri Sarasija (AP 48) and Tony Yesudas (DB 02) won the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Students’ Achievements:

The students of Andhra Loyola College won the Overall Championship at the State Level Inter-collegiate Youth Festival ‘Fiesta of Youth Kala Galam’ held at Nobel College, Machilipatnam, on 22-23rd November 2013.

Sterline Thomas (DOC 07), Sanjeev Deepak (DO 82) N.Venkatesh (NBBA 15) and Mahesh Reddy (NGH 15) represented Krishna University in the South Zone Inter University Cultural Competitions at Bangalore held from 20th to 23rd December 2013.

Department of English


  1. M.B Prem Kumar (DGH 4) won the First Prize in Painting at Fiesta Youth competition, conducted by Noble College (Autonomous), Machilipatnam, in the year 2013-2014.

  2. B.Denis Kumar (DGH 7) won the First Prize in Collage at Fiesta Youth competition, conducted by Noble College (Autonomous), Machilipatnam, in the year 2013-2014.

  3. Mahesh Reddy (NGH 15) won the First Prize in Quiz in the Krishna University Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival-Krishna Tarang-2013, held from 7th to 9th December 2013, at KBN College, Vijayawada.
  4. Rajeev Ranjan (DEH 05), B.Denis Kumar (DGH 7) & G.Dev Vijaiji (DGH 2) stood as runners in the event Installation in the Krishna University Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival-Krishna Tarang-2013, held from 7th to 9th December 2013, at KBN College, Vijayawada.


Department of Statistics:

5. M.Lalitha Devi (DML 41) won the First Prize in Quiz competitions on “Labour and Employment Statistics” conducted by National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, AP (East) Region, as part of the Celebrations of Statistics Day held at Vijayawada on 29.06.2013.


Department of Physics

6. Mr.M.Kalyan (NP 54) and T Mahesh (NP 55) participated in the Manthan National Competition organized by Citizens for Accountable Governance held in New Delhi during November 2013 and were awarded Certificate of Appreciation for their PowerPoint Presentation on “Enhancing Primary Education in India”. Their contribution towards solving a critical national challenge was highly appreciated.

7. Mr.T.Mahesh (NP 15) got selected for a three year Summer Research Fellowship Program viz. Project Oriented Chemical Education (POCE) which is held in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.

8. Mr.M.Kalyan (NP 54), BARC Quiz Contest Winner, got selected for a 15-days summer outreach programme “Exponent 2013 Expedition Orientation at National Establishments for Nuclear Technology held from 25th to 27th April 2013 organized in Baba Atomic Research Centre..


Department of Commerce:

9. Nothera (DOC 31) won the First Prize in the event “Fancy Dress” at state level inter-collegiate Youth Festival ‘Fiesta of Youth Kala Galam’ held at Nobel College, Machilipatnam on 22-23rd November 2013.

10. Sterline Thomas (DOC 07) won the First Prize in “Elocution” at state level inter-collegiate Youth Festival ‘Fiesta of Youth Kala Galam’ held at Nobel College, Machilipatnam on 22-23rd November 2013.

11. Sanjeev Deepak (DO 82) won the First Prize in “Cartooning” and “Poster Making” competition at Krishna University Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival-Krishna Tarang-2013, held from 7th to 9th December 2013 at KBN College, Vijayawada.

12. Sterline Thomas (DOC 07) won the First Prize in Quiz at Krishna University Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival-Krishna Tarang-2013, held from 7th to 9th December 2013 at KBN College, Vijayawada.

13. G.Nitesh (DO 02) won the First Prize in Quiz at the Management Meet organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, on 20th December 2013.

14. Sterline Thomas (DOC 07) won the First Prize in Quiz at “Camfest” organized by V.S Lakshmi Women’s Degree College, Kakinada, on 4th January, 2014.

15. Nitesh (DO 02) and Nothera (DOC 31) won the First Prize in Business Cross Word at “Camfest” organized by V.S Lakshmi Women’s Degree College, Kakinada, on 4th January, 2014.

16. M.Ravi Chandra (DO 78) won the Runner-up title in the Quiz and Essay Writing competition organized by Dhruva College of Management, Hyderabad, on 21st and 22nd December 2013.

17. Rajesh (DO 02) and Wangyal (DO 42) won the Third Prize in Product Launching at “Camfest” organized by V.S Lakshmi Women’s Degree College, Kakinada, on 4th January, 2014.

18. Nothera (DOC 31) and Wangyal (DO 42) won the Third Prize in Elocution at the Management Meet 2013 organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, on 21st December 2013.

19. D.Wangyal (DO 42) won the Third Place in the Painting Competition organized by Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, during September/ October 2013.

20. D.Wangyal (DO 42) won the First Prize in the “Ad Making” competition organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, during September/ October 2013.

Department of B.B.A.

21. Venkatesh (NBBA 15) won the First Prize in Quiz at the Krishna University Inter-collegiate Youth Festival “Krishna Tarang” organized by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, from 7th to 9th December 2013 at KBN College, Vijayawada.

22. J.Bhargav (DBBA 09) and M.Bharath (DBBA 25) won the First Prize in Business Quiz at the “Management Meet 2013” organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, on 21st December, 2013.

23. R.Sushan (NBBA 11) won the First Prize in Elocution at the Management Meet 2013 organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, on 21st December 2013.

24. V.Mahesh (DBBA 17) won the First Prize in the event Product Launching at the Management Meet 2013 organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, on 21st December 2013.

25. J.Bhargav (DBBA 09), M.Bharath (DBBA 25) and K.Prem Swaroop (DBBA 18) won the First Prize in Business Quiz at Magnova 2013–a state level Management Fest organized by the Students Association of Management Studies, organized by P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, on 28th December 2013.

26. Mahesh (DBBA 17) & R.Sushan (NBBA 11) won the First Prize in the event Product Launching at Magnova 2013 - a state level Management Fest organized by the Students Association of Management Studies, organized by P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, on 28th December 2013.

27. R.Sushan (NBBA 11) and Mahesh Pail (DBBA 17) won the First Prize in the event “Avenue” at Magnova 2013–a state level Management Fest organized by the Students Association of Management Studies, P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, on 28th December 2013.

28. Y.Ajay (DBBA 21), G.Sree Prasanna (DBBA 32) and Sruthi (DBBA 05) won the First Prize in the event “Talent Pool” at Magnova 2013–a state level Management Fest organized by the Students Association of Management Studies, P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, on 28th December 2013.

29. K.Prem Swaroop (DBBA 18) and M Bharat (DBBA 25) won the First Prize in Quiz at the Brainstomers’13 organized by Nalanda Degree College, Vijayawada, on 30th December, 2013.

30. J.Bhargav (DBBA 09) won the First Prize in Business Quiz at the Brainstomers’13 organized by Nalanda Degree College, Vijayawada, on 30th December, 2013.

31. Mahesh (DBBA 17)) won the First Prize in the event Mr.Perfect at the Brainstomers’13 organized by Nalanda Degree College, Vijayawada, on 30th December, 2013.

32. Mahesh (DBBA 17), Bhavana (DBBA 22), M.Shruti (DBBA 05) won the First Prize in Product Launching at the Brainstomers’13 organized by Nalanda Degree College, Vijayawada, on 30th December, 2013.

33. M.Bharath (DBBA 25) and K.Prem Swaroop (DBBA 18) won the First Prize in Business Quiz at “Camfest” organized by V.S Lakshmi Women’s Degree College, Kakinada, on 4th January, 2014.

34. Sushan Rauniyar (NBBA 11) stood as the Runner up in the event Installation at “Krishna Tarang” – Inter-Collegiate Youth Festival, organized by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, during 7th-9th December 2013 at KBN College, Vijayawada.

35. G.Sree Prasanna (DBBA 32) won the Second Prize in Group Discussion at the Management Fest 2013 organized by the Dept. of Commerce and Business Administration, KBN College, on 21st December 2013.

36. R.Sushan (NBBA 11) won the Second Prize in the paper presentation competition at “Camfest” organized by V.S. Lakshmi Women’s Degree College, Kakinada, on 4th January 2014.

37. Venkatesh (NBBA 15) and R.Sushan (NBBA 11) won the Third Prize in Debate at the Krishna University inter-college Youth Festival “Krishna Tarang” organized by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, during 7th-9th December 2013 at KBN College, Vijayawada.

38. Mahesh (DBBA 17) won the Third Prize in Product Launching at “Camfest” organized by V.S Lakshmi Women’s Degree College, Kakinada, on 4th January, 2014.


Department of Economics

39. Rajeev Ranjan (DEH-05), Punit Ranjan (DEH-04), Alban Easter K. Sangma (DEH-23), N. Rajesh (DEH-21), Yukesh (DEM-03), Vellangani (NEM-01), Nitya Menon (NGH) won the First Prize in Quiz at the one-day literary competition organized by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) at Vijayawada on 29th June 2013. On this occasion, students also presented a paper on “Labour and Employment Statistics”.


Department of M.B.A.

40. R.Santosh (NMBA 2), K.Siva (NMBA 4), S.Dhanunjaya (NMBA 29) won the First Prize in Business Quiz at “Pinnacle 2013” organized by IIAM College, Vizag, on 19-20th December 2013.

41. K.Siva (NMBA 4), S.Dhanunjaya (NMBA 29) won the First Prize in the event Finance at “Pinnacle 2013” organized by IIAM College, Vizag, on 19-20th December 2013.

42. K.Divya (AMBA) won the First Prize in the event Solo Dance at Spardha 2014 organized by Hindu College, Guntur, on 4th January 2014.

43. M.J.Manohar (AMBA 37), Bhagyasree (AMBA 24), Prasanna Lakshmi (AMBA 36), Sirisha Reddy (AMBA 03), P.Rahul (AMBA 01), G.Jagadish.G (AMBA 28), Harshavardhan (AMBA 47), K.Divya (AMBA 27), Sravya (AMBA 06), Ganesh (AMBA 11) won the First Prize in the event Fashion-show at Spardha 2014 organized by Hindu College, Guntur, on 4th January 2014

44. Z.Sravanthi (NMBA 03) won the First Prize in the event ‘Young Manager’ at ”Manifest” organized by Vignan University, Guntur, on 11th January 2014.

45. R.Santosh (NMBA 2), K.Sambasiva Rao (NMBA 4), S.Dhanunjaya (NMBA 29) won the First Prize in Business Quiz at ‘Manifest’ organized by Vignan University, Guntur, on 11th January 2014.

46. N.Trisainadh (NMBA 55), Naga Lakshmi (NMBA 51), K.Malavika (NMBA 21) won the Second Prize in the event Stock-Gamers at ‘Manifest’ organized by Vignan University, Guntur, on 11th January 2014.

47. S.G.Daniel (NMBA 01) and team won the Second Prize in the event Group Dance at “Pinnacle 2013” organized by IIAM College, Vizag, on 19-20th December 2013.

48. R.Santhosh (NMBA 2), K.Sambasiva Rao (NMBA 4), S.Dhanunjaya Rao (NMBA 29) won the Second Prize in General Quiz at Spardha 2014 organized by Hindu College, Guntur, on 4th January 2014.

49. N.Trisainath (NMBA 55) and P.Naga lakshmi (NMBA 51) won the Second Prize in the event Co-ordinatus in the event Fashion Show at Magnova 2013–a state level Management Fest organized by the Students Association of Management Studies, P.B.Sidhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, on 20th December 2013.

50. Malavika (NMBA 21), Sandhya (NMBA 48), Krishnapriya (NMBA 52), Nagalakshmi (NMBA 51), Harshini (NMBA 27), Sravya (NMBA 34) won the Second Prize in the event Fashion Show at Magnova 2013–a state level Management Fest organized by the Students Association of Management Studies, P.B.Sidhartha College of Arts & Science, Vijayawada, on 20th December 2013.

51. M.J.Manohar (AMBA 37) and N.Trisainath (NMBA 55) who have undertaken a survey on behalf of Indian Overseas Bank, Vijayawada, have been awarded Appreciation Certificates and a cash award of Rs.1500/- on 19-20th December 2013.

52. S.G.Daniel (NMBA 01), D.Praveen (NMBA 42), Sohail Khan (NMBA 11), Venkata Ramana (NMBA 20), G.Anil Kumar (NMBA 24) who have undertaken a survey at ‘Future Group’, Vijayawada, during 20-26th January 2014 have been awarded Appreciation Certificates.


UG Dept. of Visual Communication

53. Satyakar (DVC-16) won the First Prize in “Spot Photography” at the state level inter-collegiate Youth Festival ‘Fiesta of Youth Kala Galam’ held at Nobel College, Machilipatnam, on 22-23rd November 2013.

54. Vidhu Raj (ACV-12) won the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Championship 2013 in Bike Racing Competition held at Chennai. He has already more than 20 championship trophies to his credit in the same field.

PG Dept. of Visual Communication


  1. G.Bhavan (AMVC-02) won the Second Prize in “Spot Photography at the Krishna University Youth Festival organized by KBN College, Vijayawada, on 7th December 2013.

  2. Ms.PVN Pujitha (NMVC 04) of 2011-13 batch has been selected for the international award of the Student of Media Education instituted by “Common Wealth Educational Media Center for Asia “(CEMCA) for the year 2013 at Krishna University. She is to receive a Certificate and a Cash Award of Rs 25,000.

57. Stephen Raj (AMVC 7), Ravi Kiran (AMVC 8), Mr.Ranjeeth Gill (AMCV 10) participated in the Student Level National Film Festival, “INFOCUS-14 conducted by the Dept. of Mass Communication, Loyola Academy, Hyderabad, on 18th & 19th February 2014 Ravi Kiran (AMVC-8) won the Third Prize in “Drama Baaz” Competition.

N.S.S. Volunteers’ Achievements

58. Our NSS Volunteers won the First Prize in various events at the N.S.S. Zonal Level Youth Festival organized by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, on 14.02.2014 and been selected to participated in the University Level competitions scheduled for 24.02.2014.

Classical Solo Music : B.Vasanth Babu (DEH 20)

Essay Writing : A.Mohan Goud (NOC 45)

Quiz : M.Kalyan (NP 54), Uma Mahesh Reddy (NGH 08),

& Ravi (NOC 17)



Classical Dance : B. Nirmala (AET 16)

Group Dance : Jakkula Vamsi (NMAS 10), B.Suresh (NET 06), Prabhu

Royal (NEC 29), R.Priyanka (AO 17), S.Veena Madhuri

(AVC 15) & B.Sai Kiran Mayi (AOC 29)

Elocution (Telugu) : N. Prasanth (NET 02)
59. Our NSS Volunteers won the First Prize in various events at the Krishna University N.S.S. Youth Festival organized by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, on 24.02.2014 and been selected to participated in State Level competitions to be held at Ananthapur.
Classical Solo Music : B.Vasanth Babu (DEH 20)

Essay Writing : A.Mohan Goud (NOC 45)

Quiz : M.Kalyan (NP 54), Uma Mahesh Reddy (NGH 08),

& Ravi (NOC 17)



Classical Dance : B. Nirmala (AET 16)

Group Dance : Jakkula Vamsi (NMAS 10), B.Suresh (NET 06), Prabhu

Royal (NEC 29), R.Priyanka (AO 17), S.Veena Madhuri



(AVC 15) & B.Sai Kiran Mayi (AOC 29)

Elocution (Telugu) : Second Prize: N. Prasanth (NET 02)

Students’ Participation in Seminars and Workshops:


  1. Mr.M.Kalyan (NP 54), BARC Quiz Contest Winner, participated in the EXPONENT 2013 (Expedition Orientation at National Establishments for Nuclear Technology) organized by BARC during 23-27 April 2013.

  2. Students of PG Department of Chemistry attended a Seminar on “Role of Chemistry in Drug Discovery” conducted by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, on 6th July 2013.

  3. N.Raghavendra (DML 05), V. Hari Priya (DML-29) presented a paper on “Applications of Differential Equations” at a one day Seminar held as part of National Mathematics Celebrations catalysed and supported by The National Council for Science and Technology Commission, DST, New Delhi and coordinated by APCOST, Hyderabad, at St.Theresa College, Eluru, during 8th -13th July 2013.

  4. Students of final year MCA Course attended an IT event called KIME held at MIC College, Coimbatore, on 6-7th October 2013.

  5. Students of II Year B.Sc. Electronics attended a 2-day State Level workshop on “Robotics” organized by the Dept. of Electronics Technology, Loyola Academy Degree and P.G College, Secunderabad, on 6-7th November 2013.

  6. D.Manikanta (NMBA 27), Chandra Sekhar (NMBA 46), Bhaskar (NMBA25), N.Trisainath (NMBA 55), P.Sarath Chanda (NMBA) participated in “Ushers-2013-a Management Meet” organized by the Christ College, Bangalore, during 21-23rd November 2013.
  7. M.Avinash (DC 63) and Sk.Azgar Basha (DC 47) participated in the State Level Workshop on “Chemistry and Career Prospects” organized by Dept of Chemistry, KBN College, Vijayawada, on 30th November 2013.


  8. Mr.M.Kalyan (NP 54) and T Mahesh (NP 55), participated in the Academic and Interaction Sessions during the “6th Science Conclave 2013–a Congregation of Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists–An MHRD-DST Initiative” at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, during 8-14th December 2013.

  9. Students of PG Department of Chemistry attended a Seminar on “Mass Spectroscopy” conducted by Krishna University, Machilipatnam, on 21st December 2013.

  10. N Rahul David (NCP 12), M.Prem Chand (AGH 15) and P.Akhil Babu (ASC 14) led by Mr.M.Maria Das, Dept. of Mathematics, participated in the National Youth Camp 2013 organized by the Xavier Board of Higher Education in India at Pastoral Orientation Centre, Ernakulam, during 27-30th December 2013.

  11. Basanth Tirkey (DOC-02) and Newidita Gidh (NO 78) presented a paper on “Women in Management in the area of Business World” at a National Seminar on “Women in Management–Challenges & Prospects” organized by the Dept. of Business Studies, Mahatma Gandhi College, Guntur, on 4th January 2014.

  12. Sravani (NMBA 09), Prem Roy (NMBA 38) and Md.Hussain (AMBA 11) presented papers on the topic ‘Women in Management’ at a State Level Seminar organized by Mahatma Gandhi College, Guntur, on 4th January 2014 and have been awarded appreciation Certificates.
  13. Students of Commerce Department participated in the Seminar on “Telecommunications” conducted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Hyderabad, on 23rd January 2014 at Grand Minerva, Vijayawada.


  14. K Vamsi Kishan (NEH 10), Syed Gouse Afroz (NEH 7) and Abdul Khader (NEH 8) attended an UGC-sponsored National Seminar on Buddhist Applied Philosophy on 30-31st January 2014, organized by the Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.

  15. R.Gopala Krishna, U.Srinivasa Rao and G.Amani, students of M.Sc., Physics, presented three Posters on “Influence of some modifier oxides on luminescence characteristics of Ho3+ ions in PbO-P2O5-As2O3 glass system’, ‘Thermoluminescence studies on WO3- P2O5 glasses doped with various rare earth ions’, Spectroscopic features of some lanthanide ions in antinomy borate glass system” at the National Conference on Technical Advances in Materials Science and Research (NCTAMSR-2014) organized by the School of Physis, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, during 13-15th February 2015.

16. Ravi Kiran (AMVC 08) presented a paper onPublic relation and Ethical Issues” at the National Seminar on “The Changing dimensions of Public Relations” conducted by the Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, Acharya Nagarjuna University, on 3-4th March 2014.

17. First Year students of PG Visual Communication Department attended a National Seminar on “The Changing dimensions of Public Relations” conducted by the Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, Acharya Nagarjuna University, on 3-4th March 2014.


Hostel Life:

We have three hostels on the campus including one exclusively for girls. The Gogineni Hostel of which Rev Fr.N.Bujji Babu, SJ, is the Director, houses 412 students. Their motto for the year is “Inspire to Achieve”.

The Gogineni Hostel, foundation stone for which was laid one hour ahead of the College foundation stone on 9th December 1953, celebrated its Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 9th February 2014 with Sri B.Prasada Rao, IPS, Director General of Police, A.P., an illustrious alumnus and an inmate of Gogineni Hostel, as the Chief Guest and Rev Fr.P.Antony, SJ, Provincial of Andhra Jesuit Province, Sri A.V.R.Chowdary, Chairman, Global Consortium, Bangalore, as the Guests of Honour. I thank Rev Fr.N.Bujji Babu, SJ, the Director, Assistant Directors and the Staff of Gogineni Hostel for this grand celebration.

The New Hostel, under the Directorship of Rev Fr.S.Melchior, SJ, houses 356 students of Degree, PG and Engineering streams.

The Girls Hostel viz. Xavier Hostel having Rev Fr.D.Ravi Sekhar, SJ, as the Director, accommodates 321 girl students.

All the three hostels organize various events to motivate students and to make their life enjoyable being away from home.

Br.Thomas spends his imagination, time and energy to provide sumptuous food to the inmates of the hostels.

I also thank Rev Fr.S.Melchior, SJ, Director, New Hostel, Rev Fr.Ravi Sekhar, SJ, Director, Xavier Hostel, their collaborators and Br.Thomas, the Mess Manager for rendering affectionate and formative care to the students by making their hostels a home away from home and for celebrating their Annual Hostel Days on 26th February and 1st March 2013 respectively.


Sanjeevan Niwas: There are 34 scholastics from eight different provinces in Sanjeevan Niwas - a Jesuit training Centre, which shoulders the responsibility of forming the Scholastics both intellectually and spiritually, to make them the men for others to meet the needs of the present world. The mission is led by Rev Fr.P.Balashowry, S.J. the Superior and Fr.P.Anil Kumar, S.J. the spiritual director.

The scholastics besides their regular academics do involve themselves actively in various college activities and in extra curricular activities like going to schools for physically impaired students to give tuitions, helping out in social action and welfare centers for the abandoned youth.



Andhra Loyola College Alumni Association (ALCAA): ALCAA had its share of activities during this academic year.

Computer Learning Centre: ALCAA in association with the Rotary Club of Vijayawada has funded the establishment of Computer Learning Centre at ALCAA School, run on the College Campus and it was inaugurated on 18th April 2013 by Rtn. Ch.Surya Rao, the District Governor of Vijayawada Rotary Club.

Postgraduate Alumni/Alumnae Meet: Postgraduate alumni/ae meet was organized by Rev Fr Dr.A.Rex Angelo SJ, Vice Principal (PG Section) on 28th July 2013. 60 former students of various Departments gathered and spent the whole day reliving their past in our campus.

ALCAA Get-together: ALCAA’s Hyderabad Chapter organized a Get-together at Hotel Daspalla on 29th December 2013 at which Rev.Fr.S.Raju, S.J. Correspondent, ALC, Rev.Fr.Dr.D.Showraiah, S.J. Jesuit Alumni, A.P. Province Coordinator and Rev.Fr.Dr.Rex Angelo, S.J. Vice Principal (PG), ALC, were present. About 100 Alumni members attended the meeting.


7th JAAI National Conference: ALCAA delegation comprising Dr.R.Ravindra Bhas, Sri K.V.Vijaya Babu, Dr.M.Srinivasa Reddy, Sri D.Praveen, Dr..K.Rayapa Reddy, Sri.K.T.S.S.Raju and Ms.N.Nirmal Mary attended the 7th JAAI National Conference on 4-5th January 2014 at St.Xaviers High School, Ahmedabad.

ALCAA School: ALCAA’s dream project, ALCAA School, established in the year 2005-2006, is making its steady progress. The school which runs Classes I to VII, is staffed by seven committed and dedicated teachers and has a student strength of 160. Besides not collecting any fee from the students, the Management continues to provide them with text books and note books free of cost. They are taught regular subjects with focus on moral values and also trained in subjects like Drawing, Paper Cutting and Stitching. The students take active part in various cultural events and festival celebrations, viz., Christmas Day, Republic Day, Independence Day, Teachers’ Day and Children’s Day, etc. The students are also encouraged to take active role in keeping their classrooms neat and tidy. The students of ALC’s ALANA Extension Programme conduct supervised study hours in the evening for the benefit of ALCAA School.

Extension Activities:

Andhra Loyola Assistance for Neighbourhood Advancement (ALANA):

The primary objective of our College is to impart higher education with integral formation and to form leaders in service, men and women of Competence, Conscience and Compassionate Commitment.

Towards fulfillment of our 3rd objective i.e. Compassionate Commitment and as a part of Diamond Jubilee initiatives, we launched a new Extension programme viz. ALANA, the acronym for Andhra Loyola Assistance for Neighbourhood Advancement.

The ALANA programme was inaugurated by Sri G.Suvarna Panda Das, IAS, Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, for the academic year 2013-2014, which also marked the adoption of VMC Schools under the Programme, on 20.07.2013. It seeks to instill ‘Compassionate Commitment’ in the students towards the society. All the officials of the College, the ALANA Extension Programme and all the first year Degree Students were present at the inaugural.

The ALANA programme is implemented under the aegis of Value Education Department with Dr.K.Job Sudarshan, H.o.D. as the Coordinator.

The College has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation to implement the programme and adopted 23 Upper Primary and High Schools of the City, under which more than 4500 pupils are covered. Under this programme, the I year Degree students numbering more than 900, divided into two batches, visit the Schools and accompany the pupils to help them in their home work and prepare them for the following day’s studies. Occasionally, our students also conduct extra curricular activities for the pupils and bring their respective batches of pupils to our College. All these activities are conducted under the supervision of designated lecturers who will ensure our students’ regularity and proper conduct in their given task and guide them in times of need. The designated lecturers also interact with the staff of schools whenever necessary.


Activities undertaken:

The implementation of ALANA programme started off on 24th January 2014 to render educational service to the students of adopted VMC High Schools.

Under ALANA, the first year Degree girl students also participated in service activity in parts of Krishna Lanka, Vijayawada, on 29-30th January 2014. The students conducted a survey of Self Help Groups (SHGs) to collect data on their activities. The main objective of the activity undertaken is to create awareness among the SHG members about the details and benefits of various government schemes.

Similarly, about 600 boy students of first year Degree courses undertook clearing of Avanigadda Canal Southern (Krishna River side) Bund of thorny bushes from 13th to 28th February 2014.



Subsidized Lunch Scheme: Through the Subsidized Lunch Scheme, being implemented on No Profit No Loss Basis under the supervision of NSS Unit III led by Programme Officer Ms.N.Nirmala Mary, Lunch is being provided at a subsidized rate to about 116 needy students of our college. The students are selected on the recommendation of the Vice Principals of Intermediate, UG and PG sections.

Free Egg and Milk Scheme: Another Girl Student-Welfare Programme introduced during the last academic year is under implementation this year too. Under this programme, 100 anemic girl students are served a glass of milk and an egg after the class hours everyday.

Equal Opportunities Cell (EOC): This programme is a UGC-sponsored initiative. It aims at providing equal opportunities to students hailing from disadvantaged background. Sri PVS Sairam is the Coordinator. The topics were self–confidence, motivation, communication skills, career guidance and leadership. This program was conducted from September to December. Students belonging to economically backward families were selected for special training in life skills.


Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN) – a UGC-sponsored programme under implementation at our College employs new initiatives to provide a supportive environment for the academic growth of physically and visually challenged students. They include reading of news papers to the visually challenged students, recording and supplying of audio format of notes given in the classrooms, arranging of volunteers as scribes during examinations, and connecting the NGOs/Governmental agencies with the visually challenged students, for obtaining all forms of support. During the current academic year 2013-14, the number of visually challenged students enrolled in the College is nine.

The following activities have been undertaken under the leadership of Dr.G.Sahaya Baskaran, Dept. of Physics, the HEPSN Coordinator.



1. Distribution of MP3 players to Visually Challenged Students

In order to facilitate the audio-recording of the class-room notes and enable the visually challenged students to make use of the same, MP3 players have been acquired through the A.P.Vikalangula Cooperative Corporation (APVCC), Hyderabad, and were distributed to all the visually challenged students during this academic year.


2. International Women’s Day – Empowerment of Deaf Women

International Women’s Day was observed by the Deaf Enabled Foundation, Vijayawada Chapter, in collaboration with HEPSN, on 24th March 2013. Members of the Foundation, Hearing-challenged women from the city, faculty and students of Madonna Special Institute for the Deaf, Vijayawada, attended the programme. Mrs.Satyavathi, an advocate from Vijayawada and Dr.G.Sahaya Baskaran, Coordinator, HEPSN, ALC, who were the Guests of Honour, impressed upon the participants on the importance of women taking up higher studies and waging a collective-fight against social evils confronting the women. Cultural Programmes as well as competitions such as Rangoli added colour to the event.


3. Audio Format of Regular Class Notes

The visually challenged students are provided with the audio-recorded format of class notes to enable them to listen and learn the concepts, using play back devices such as MP3 players, iPod, cell phones. This system is gradually replacing the Braille system of taking class notes by the visually challenged students.



4. Computer-aided Learning:

Visually challenged Degree students are provided with computers and scanners, with pre-loaded software viz. JAWS and Kurzveil which facilitate their reading of the regular books and enable their access to internet resources for learning. The students are trained to make use of these software.



5. Scribes assistance

As many as 250 student volunteers from the Intermediate, U.G. and P.G. Sections have rendered their services as Scribes during the examinations for both the visually challenged and the physically challenged students. Besides rendering other means of assistance to them, the volunteers provided a total of 750 hours of scribe assistance. The volunteers are presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at the valedictory function of Departmental associations.


6. Scholarships from the Help the Blind Foundation, Chennai.

Help the Blind Foundation’, Chennai, provided and distributed scholarships worth Rs.90,000/- to seven visually challenged students at a formal function held in the College on 11.12.2013. Sri.K.Balasubramaniam, a Trustee of the Foundation, distributed the Scholarships. He conveyed the Foundation’s willingness to support more visually challenged students in tune with its primary objective of helping the visually challenged students attain higher education with accommodation in hostels.

All the officials of the College were present at the function wherein a visually challenged student Sk.Meharaj exhibited his own way of using computers, internet and other applications using the special software for the visually challenged.

Dr.G.Sahaya Baskaran, Coordinator, HEPSN, thanked Sri. J.V.Ramani, one of the trustees of the Foundation based in Chennai and Sri. Jayananda Raju of Vijayawada for facilitating a linkage between the HEPSN and the Foundation and said the Foundation’s offer will pave the way for more number of visually challenged students get accommodated in ALC hostels and complete their higher education in near future.


7. Notable achievements of physically Challenged Students :

C. Kumar Raja, a visually challenged Senior Intermediate student (RMC-81) participated in ‘South Zone Chess Tournament for the Blind’ held at Chennai, and emerged as a winner to represent ‘National level Chess Tournament for the Blind -2013’ to be held during February 2014.



P. Nagaraju, a visually challenged III B.A., student (DET 06) exhibited his academic excellence consistently and stood at second position in his class.

K. Durga Rao, an Intemediate student is an acclaimed foot ball player though his hands are amputated at an age of nine in an accident. The Hindu and many other vernacular news papers covered his story as an inspiration for many.

Innovative Programmes:

Digital Herbarium: Dr.B.Siva Kumari, Dept. of Botany, has digitalized our College 60-years old Herbarium which is available at www.alcdigitalherbarium.co.in on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Year of the College. The website features rare and important information about the herbaria collected by the Department over the last 60 years as well as the herbaria collected across the country. Scanned version of the herbaria is also available on the website. The world community including the faculty, research scholars and the students will have access to our herbaria through this new website.

Green House: Yet another project undertaken by Dr.B.Siva Kumari, Dept. of Botany, is the establishment of a highly scientific and well-equipped Green House on the campus with the UGC financial assistance to the tune of Rs.5.25 lakhs. The main aim of the Green House is to grow rare, endemic and ornamental plants as well as to explore new horticultural techniques with the potential of self-employment. This innovative method is conducive for growing plants at lower cost with minimal use of water, fertilizers and space. Training is also being provided to the students and faculty from other educational institutions.

The UGC also sanctioned a career-oriented Certificate Courses in Telugu Folk Art Forms and Green House Management with financial assistance.


Sports and Games:

The Department of Physical Education won three Championships in Table Tennis, Volley Ball, and Weightlifting, stood Runners Up in Football, Cricket, Basketball, Best Physique and Power Lifting and secured Third Place in Women Shuttle Badminton, Softball, Netball and also “Mr. Krishna” Title in the Best Physique category during this academic year.



Organization: The Department organized three major Tournaments viz. Cricket (zonal and inter-zonal), Football and Volley Ball Competitions during this academic year on behalf of Krishna University.




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