Autonomy the first step to make Kerala global hub for Higher Education: CM
The formal announcement of the autonomous status of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences was made by the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, the Chief Guest at a solemn function held at the Rajagiri valley campus at Kakkanad. Speaking on the occasion the CM said that, the state should be a centre for excellence for higher education and should be a globally renowned hub for higher learning and went on to emphasize the importance on focusing on quality in education. He lauded the contribution of the CMI community for the improvements in the field of education especially in Kerala.
Welcoming the gathering, Rev. Fr. Dr. Antony Karyil, Director, Rajagiri Group of Educational Institutions thanked the Chief Minister and his team for granting autonomy. Having spent more than forty years in Rajagiri, Rev. Fr. Jose Ales CMI, former Director, Principal, Faculty Member and Hostel Warden, went down the memory lane recalling the emergence of the College to the present status from a Department of Social Sciences at Sacred Heart College, Thevara.
In his Presidential Address Rev. Fr. Dr. Cletus Plackal, Provincial & Manager, lauded the efforts of the Chief Minister for bringing about changes in the educational system in Kerala. Shri. K Babu, Honorable Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise stressed the need to exercise the academic autonomy in a responsible manner.. Shri V.K Ebrahim Kunju Honorable Minister for Public Works hoped that the college will utilize the autonomy granted to improve the standards in Higher Education. Shri V.D Sateeshan, MLA , Shri Benny Behanan, MLA Shri Hibi Eden MLA Shri Joseph Vazhackan MLA ,Shri. TP Srinivasa, Vice Chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council, and Shri. M.R Unni, Registrar, MG University offered falicitations. Dr.Joseph I Injodey, Principal proposed the vote of thanks.