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Covid-19 Medical Camp @ Darshan College
“Health is wealth as we all know; Hygiene is the way to make it grow. Actions are little in to and fro, but we have to go with the flow”. Health is given the highest importance in the life of a human person. Each individual makes every effort to maintain ones health. As notified by the State Government and Bangalore University regarding opening of the Degree Colleges from 17th November onwards, Darshan College in collaboration with BBMP organized a Covid-19 Medical Camp for the Degree students on 13th November, Friday. Our College had a huge response as 190 students along with the Management, Faculty and Domestic staff got tested. The Medical team carried out this Covid-19 RT-PCR Test free of charge. In a couple of days, all experienced a sigh of relief as all were tested negative. To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Farewell Programme @ Darshan College
Every beginning has an end and every end is a new beginning. A year starts, a year ends; only to give birth to another. The Faculty along with a few Degree students organized a befitting Farewell programme to the Final Year Students. It was not a day to bid farewell but to cherish all the beautiful memories shared together in this abode of knowledge. Some of the final year students shared a part of their wonderful reminiscence from among the vast substantial experience in the campus and thanked the Faculty members for grooming them to face the challenges of life. There was thrill and joyous outburst as the medals were presented to the winners of various events held in the Academic year 2019-2020. Both the Director and the Principal appreciated the Students and at the same time expressed a few heart-touching motivational sparks for their future betterment. The final year students adorned with traditional attire added flavour to the celebration. The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and good-bye for the last.

Fit India Run @ Darshan College
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body but also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. In order to motivate the individuals regarding cultivating the habit of physical fitness, the Department of Physical Education of Darshan College organized Fit India Campaign in collaboration with IQAC, NCC, NSS and Red Cross units. Fit India Run helps us to boost our fitness and remain free from all physical and mental restraints. The College students of different units along with the Degree Faculty went jogging within the campus and around the vicinity for about 3 kilometres to create awareness among the people regarding physical fitness. We need to consider using physical activity and exercise as a strategy to maintain health during this stressful period. Fit is not a destination; it is a way of life.

Independence Day Celebration @ St Anthony’s Institutions
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. With burning fire of love for the country and bubbling patriotic spirit, the Anthonian family gathered together on the 15th of August 2020 to pay honour and respect to our Nation, India. The Chief Guest Rev. Fr Robin Victor D’Souza, OFM Cap, Executive Secretary, CEB unfurled the tri-colour National flag and in his speech, quoted John F Kennedy’s historic words, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for the country”. Rev. Fr Roshan Rosario, Director, St Anthony’s Institutions highlighted that freedom and responsibility are the two sides of the same coin. The Independence Day programme was well-organized by the NCC Unit of our College under the able leadership of our Physical Education Director, Mr Srinidhi Siddharth. Amidst the pandemic situation, the 74th Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm at St Anthony’s Institutions, Bangalore. May we always have the freedom to choose, freedom to dream and freedom to live.

Release of Jñāna Samruddhi -- Decennial Souvenir @ St Anthony’s Institutions
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. St Anthony’s Institutions (Darshan College & St Anthony’s PU College) remains ever indebted to God as it completes an illustrious decade of its academic excellence. To reminisce this glorious milestone in the mind of every person, ‘Jñāna Samruddhi’ the Decennial Souvenir has been brought out as a small token of love and gratitude to all who worked and walked through the portals of St Anthony’s Institutions, Kengeri, Bangalore. ‘Jñāna Samruddhi’ which means prosperity in knowledge nurtures, invests, cultivates and develops young minds towards academic excellence. We see a glow of approval, appreciation, approbation and admiration as we skim the pages of the Souvenir. This Decennial Souvenir was solemnly released at the hands of Rev. Fr Alwyn Dias, President, St Anthony’s Institutions along with Rev. Fr Robin D’Souza, Executive Secretary, CEB in the presence of a few Capuchin Friars. Fr Royston D’Souza, Chief Editor was heartily felicitated by the august gathering. Hail! St Anthony’s Institutions.


Academic Achievement of Anthonians
Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities. St Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore has achieved 99% results in the II Pre-University Annual Examination conducted by the Department of PU Board of Education, Karnataka. Among those appeared, 31 have passed with Distinctions, 27 with Higher First Class, 72 with First Class and 32 with Second Class marks. Science and Arts streams have secured 100% and Commerce 99% results. Besides, Harshitha R has brought glory and fame to the Institution by securing 8th Rank in Arts in Bangalore South District. The Management, Principal and Faculties have congratulated the students for their stupendous performance and thanked the parents for their unstinted support in achieving this remarkable milestone since its inception a decade ago. St Anthony’s PU College will continue to remain as an abode of wisdom that ensures Holistic Development to the Leaders of tomorrow. Education is the key to unlock the Golden door of Freedom.

Feast of St Anthony of Padua, Our Patron @ St Anthony’s Institutions
Actions speak louder than Words; let your Words teach and your Actions speak says St Anthony of Padua. The Friars of Shanthi Nivas and a few faithful of the neighbourhood were spruced up with joy and happiness to celebrate the feast of St Anthony of Padua, the Patron of St Anthony’s Institutions, Kengeri, Bangalore. Fr Joy D’Souza, Vicar and Principal, Darshan College officiated the Holy Mass and Fr Roshan Rosario, Guardian and Director, St Anthony’s Institutions preached a captivating homily. In the evening, we participated in the inauguration and blessing of the newly renovated Director’s Office. Rev. Fr Alwyn Dias, Provincial, Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka invoked God’s blessings on the gathered. Fr Robin D’Souza and Fr William Prabhu, Provincial Councillors inaugurated the Office by cutting the ribbon. The gracious presence of the neighbouring Capuchin Fathers doubled the joy of the celebration. Mr Anthony Das and Mr Balraj, the Contractors were felicitated after the blessing ceremony. He prays best who does not know that he is praying.

COVID-19 Relief @ St Anthony’s Institutions
What the world needs now is solidarity. With solidarity we can defeat the virus and build a better world. In response to this call for action, Darshan College and St Anthony’s PU College, units of St Anthony’s Institutions have passionately plunged into action to carry out the relief work to the distressed and the derelict of the society on account of Covid-19 pandemic. This gesture of Charity was implemented in three phases. Firstly, the Institute took the initiative to provide food kits containing various grocery items to 40 poor Students’ families and a few neighbouring families. Secondly, a good number of daily labourers and slum dwellers of the rural areas were the recipients of this noble venture. Thirdly, the BBMP which represents the third level of Government was helped. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and some infrastructural assets of the Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. Nearly 120 BBMP workers in and around Kengeri zone were the beneficiaries of the Covid-19 relief material.

A Day Out @ Darshan College
A journey is best measured in friends and family rather than miles. According to experts, trips not only help to get relaxation from regular chores but also helps in increasing self-dependence, enhancing creativity, boosts confidence and increase the sociability of individuals. With a view to leave the footprints and cherish long lasting memories, Darshan college had organized trip exclusively for the Final year students to the ‘Adventurous town’ Dandeli, Yana- which is a place of tourist interest because of its unique karst rock formation and to Coastal Karnataka. Our visit was not only restricted to the adventurous activities but also included visit to shrines. In this regard, students were also taken to Our Lady of Fathima Church, Perampalli and Udupi Shri Krishna Mutt. There was also a part for enjoyment and exclusive excitement in Malpe and Panambur beaches. Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled. Creating memories is a priceless gift.

Industrial Visit by Darshanites
Confidence… thrives on Honesty, on Honour, on the Sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. In order to merge theoretical learning with practical skills, Darshan College organized an Industrial Visit for the students to Karnataka Milk Federation, Mysore. Mysore Dairy is fully channelled from manual to machine which can be called ‘Mega-Digital’. The students were quite enthusiastic to know the milk-processing, packaging and selling methods together with the process of filtration and storage; various types of milk products are manufactured and sold to satisfy the desire of the customers. Towards evening, visit to Balmuri falls which is a small water cascade located at Srirangapatna was a thrilling experience to the group. The Students grabbed every opportunity to experience calmness and coolness of the water-fall by throwing themselves off in the cascade. The only source of knowledge is experience.

BU Level Women’s Kabaddi Tournament @ Darshan College
Kabaddi is popular in India by its catchy slogan 'Le Panga'. It is one of the Ancient Games of India. Kabaddi is a sport which most of us played in our lives. Mostly in the rural areas this sport is very popular among the youth as well as the adults. This is a team sport which requires a lot of physical as well as mental toughness. This game teaches us many things like teamwork, discipline, physical and mental toughness, patience, awareness of the situation and many more things. Bangalore University level Women’s Kabaddi tournament was organized in our Institution in which around 22 teams from various parts of Colleges of BU took part. It has been a successful event in which the Corporators, Social activists took part in large numbers. In the era of games like Pubg, Kabaddi was an enthralling excitement that was witnessed by the audience enthusiastically.

Industrial Visit by Anthonians
Education does not have to take place only in the classroom. All the world is a laboratory for an inquiring mind. It is rightly said that ‘observe & understand’ is better than ‘read & learn’. In this pursuit, St Anthony’s PU College organized a One-Day Industrial Visit to Mother Dairy, Yelahanka, Bangalore and Britannia Industries Ltd., Bidadi, Ramanagara. The students got an opportunity to visit pasteurized milk packing unit, ultra-high temperature unit, ice-cream, paneer and flavoured milk manufacturing units. They were quite amazed to view the live manufacturing processes viz., mixing of ingredients, moulding dough and baking of biscuits, its packaging and storage. The students were shown different biscuit manufacturing units like Good Day, Bourbon, Marie, Nutri-Choice, Treat Stars etc. At the end of the visit, the students were really zealous to know lot many things about the dairy and biscuit products. The best source of knowledge is Experience.

Seminar on Gender Issues @ Darshan College
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. With a view to focus the intention and motto of Gender equality and its contribution towards Women empowerment, a one-day Seminar on Gender Issues was held at Darshan College. Prof. Santa Sylvia, Counsellor, Women’s Cell, Bangalore emphasized that Gender equality and Women empowerment are important factors for the social and economic development of a nation. If democracy is the fairest way to run a country, we must have the voices of women heard. The speaker enlightened the audience about the importance of the role of skin in human body and self-defensive techniques. She spelled out a few case studies on maturity level and decision making process. The greatest win can be achieved at home, particularly with primary school children, mainly helping them to recognize the bias against girls and women within their world of school, media and among friends and family. There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free, and educated Woman.

Industrial Visit by Darshanites
Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character. In order to merge theoretical learning with practical skills, Darshan College organized an Industrial Visit for the students to Heritage Winery, Ramanagara and Toy Industry, Channapatna, Karnataka. The students were filled with astonishment to know the process of wine-making which consists of fermentation from sediments and yeast using traditional filtration techniques. The Toy World enlightened the students as to how the toys are manufactured and distributed. This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication under the World Trade Organization, administered by the Government of Karnataka. As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. Indeed, it’s a symbol of pure craftsmanship and artistry. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Farewell Programme @ St Anthony’s PU College
Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened. A day was set apart to look back and be grateful; to look ahead and be hopeful; and embrace the present with greater enthusiasm. It was not a day to bid farewell but to cherish all the beautiful memories shared together in this abode of knowledge. Prof. Sakina Qassim Zaidi, Principal, Orchids International School, Mysore Road was the Chief Guest, in the honourable presence of Rev. Dr Fr Alwyn Dias, President, St Anthony’s Institutions. The I PU students organized a variety of cultural items for their dear Seniors. Some of the II PU pupils shared a part of their wonderful reminiscence from among the vast substantial experience in the campus. There was a thrill and joyous outburst as the medals were presented to the winners of various activities and events held in the Academic Year 2019-2020. Many of the Students who participated and won state level prizes in Kannada Prathiba Pareekshe organized by Sirigannada Association, Chirtradurga, were honoured. Prof. C M Ambarish who encouraged students for this feat was felicitated along with Prof. Srinidhi Siddharth, Physical Education Director for the laurels achieved in sports. All took part in the Anthonian family agape after the programme. ‘God be with you till we meet again, by His counsels guide and uphold you’ was our prayer and wishes for the Seniors.

NSS Special Camp @ Darshan College
The seven days NSS Special Camp was conducted by NSS Unit of Darshan College from 6th -11th January 2020 at Karubele, Bangalore. The Camp was inaugurated on 6th January by the Chief Guest Rev. Fr Sathish Kumar, Parish Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Kengeri. NSS volunteers rendered some services like cleaning the village areas, helping the people in sericulture work, cleaning work at mulberry farm, cleaning the church surroundings, creating awareness on water-borne diseases etc. As per the NSS schedule, resource persons like Rev. Fr Arun Lobo, Secretary, JPE Commission; Inspector A. Raju, VVIP Security Officer; Mr. Santhosh, State level Award winner, Guest faculty, Physical Education Department, Bangalore University; Dr Dollu Chandru, enlightened the students on various topics from social stream to health; from law enforcement to personality development. Cultural programme was organized everyday by the NSS Volunteers. The Chief Guest for the function was Rev. Fr Anthony Raj, Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Karubele. Fr Roshan Rosario, Director, St Anthony’s Institutions, Fr Joy D’Souza, Principal, Fr Royston D’Souza, Administrator, Dr B. Manjula, NSS Program Co-ordinator, Prof. Balkhis, Asst Co-ordinator and other faculties accompanied the students in their village experience. The greatness of humanity is not in being human but in being humane.

Republic Day Celebration @ St Anthony’s Institutions
Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what You can do for your Country. With a spirit of patriotism and oneness, the Darshanites gathered together on the 26th of January 2020 to pay honour and respect to our nation. The 71st Republic Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm at St Anthony’s Institutions, Kengeri, Bangalore. Mr Satish Kumar, Havildar, NCC Unit 3 Kar unfurled the tri-colour National flag and instilled in the students spirit of bravery and patriotism for the Nation. The NCC Unit of Darshan College paid homage to the National Leaders by offering flowers. The Preamble of Indian Constitution declares India to be a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular and Democratic Republic. The high ideals of Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity need to be always promoted among all the citizens of India. Freedom in the Mind, Strength in the Words, Pureness in our Blood, Pride in our Souls, Zeal in our hearts, Let’s salute our India on Republic Day.

Parents’ Teachers’ Meeting @ St Anthony’s PU College
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of Parents. Keeping this conviction in mind, the Management of St Anthony’s PU College held Parents’ Teachers’ Meeting in the college auditorium. This was precisely organized to enlighten the parents regarding the academic performance of their children and to make them known about the Annual Examination procedure and results. Fr Roshan, the Principal comprehensively highlighted various curriculum related topics. The Parents were given a glimpse of the formation and transformation which takes place at St Anthony’s PU College, highlighting the various activities organized throughout the year for the holistic growth of the students. The response of the parents towards the meeting was really positive and encouraging. Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.

Science Exhibition @ St Anthony’s PU College
Every art should become science; and every science should become an art – Heinrich Von Schlegel. In order to boost the imagination, creativity and innovation in students, the Management of St Anthony’s Institutions organized Technova – Science Exhibition. Many Students in groups participated enthusiastically in the event. There was a showcase of the inherent talents and potential ideas in the various models at display. The participants were eager on toes to satisfy the inquisitive minds with apt and right explanation for various theories exhibited. Prof. Anand N of Vani PU College and Prof. Sharadha of Deeksha PU College were the jury members for the event. Science may set limits to knowledge but should not set limits to imagination.

Christmas & New Year Celebration @ St Anthony’s Institutions
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. To celebrate and share the joy of Christmas, Christmas celebration was held at St Anthony’s Institutions. The spirit of Christmas reminds everyone that we should not be blinded by hatred, violence and injustice rather be radiant with love, peace, joy and happiness. The Christ-event was enacted through music, carols, dance and tableau which gave an expression to the human values of caring, sharing and spreading the goodness and kindness. The Chief Guest Rev. Fr Dancy Sunil Martis, OFM Cap., Principal, St. Anthony’s School, Gangondanahalli shared an inspiring Christmas message. Jesus may not be born again historically but he can be born again in us through our appreciation, gentleness, support sympathy and so on towards others. Giving gifts is an easy task, but giving oneself to the needs of others is a great sacrifice. No one has become poor by giving.



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ABOUT US :
Darshan College established in the year 2002 and situated along the Mysore Road in Kengeri, promotes higher learning in humanities and strives to create a society where people have actualized most of their human and epistemic potentialities. Darshan College offers Doctoral programmes in philosophy and theology, Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Commerce and other short term courses in areas like human resource development, spirituality and educational counselling, Communication skills. The Mission of Darshan College is succinctly expressed in the motto: jnanenaiva vimukthi: “Indeed Liberation is through enlightenment”.


Message from the Director
Welcome to our college website. I hope you will find it informative and helpful in your search for higher learning. I am delighted that you are eagerly considering studying with us and have taken the initiative to look at what our College can offer you. At the very outset I would say, that as spiritual animators in the society, we Capuchin Fathers care for your well-being. Hence, whatever that makes for the goodness, love and joy of a person, to that we dedicate our lives.Hence, whatever that makes for the goodness, love and joy of a person, to that we dedicate our lives.

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Rev. Dr. Fr. John Alwyn Dias
President, CEB


Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’ Souza
Executive Secretary, CEB


Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario
Director,
St. Anthony’s Institutions,
Principal, SAPUC


Rev. Fr. Joy Wilson D’ Souza
Principal,
Darshan College
St. Anthony’s Institutions


Rev. Fr. Royston Ranvil D’ Souza

Administrator, St. Anthony’s Institutions


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