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Insignia 2023, intercollegiate management fest was conducted by the department of MBA at St Aloysius Institute of Management and IT (AIMIT), Kotekar Beeri, Mangalore on February 8. The theme was ‘Reminiscence’. Fourteen colleges participated in the event.

The chief guest for the programme was Amith Ramachandra, Director, Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Chiramith Precision (India). In his message, Mr Ramachandra stated the importance of extra and cocurricular activities in character building of an individual and also to test once competitiveness. “Now is the best time to stay and work in India as the growth potential is phenomenal and has just begun. KCCI too has taken initiative in promoting growth in Mangalore in the startup ecosystem and St Aloysius College and KCCI have been supporting such endeavors,” he said.

Director of AIMIT, Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ called upon students not just be managers but leaders. He gave the example of Shri Narayan Guru, who led the whole coast with his principles of solidarity and equality. “The co-curricular activities in the Institute help the students to get the essence of real life situations making them capable to face any situation,” he added.

Principal Dr (Fr) Praveen Martis SJ expressed his views on recent NAAC re-accreditation to St Aloysius College and the vision and mission of the college, namely to prepare men and women for and with others. He also emphasised the need for co-curricular activities conducted in the Institute in the overall development of students.

Thereafter a number of competitions were held for the students from different colleges. The overall championship was won by Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi and Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Karkala, were the runners up. Dr Hemalatha, dean of IT department felicitated the winners. Ravi Kudtarkar and Vinay Krishna were faculty coordinators of Insignia and Rynal D’ Souza and Bhoomika were student coordinators. Management secretary Ashton Veigas was present.