Mangaluru: “Look Beyond Academics to Shape a Better Future” -a Orientation Programme for the parents of the new entrants to the engineering stream was held in the Sahyadri Campus. Dr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, welcomed the parents of the new batch and urged them to look beyond academics to shape a better future for their wards. He gave an overview of the college saying that the growth of the college is due to the people of this place. The dream is to make Sahyadri, one of the top institutes of India.
Dr Bhandary gave a message to the parents that they should build a friendly relationship with their wards and requested their parents to share their day-to-day work with their wards by adding a few responsibilities that will be beneficial for development of soft skills. He requested the parents to encourage students to join the Project and Research team which will enhance their career. He emphasized on the need for building analytical aptitude which will be taught as a subject from third year onward. Discipline, attitude of the students and their dress code is very important for their professional life and it should be built up by them to march ahead.
The Chairman explained about the Corpus Fund, how it aids to run Sahyadri and the sources to collect the funds. He urged the parents to take up educational loans in the name of their wards to make the students more financially responsible. He gave additional details about the E-buzz, E-mails, E-magazine and Newsletter.
Dr. Umesh M. Bhushi, Principal, addressed the parents on the attitude of the students with a live example. He shared few recruitment incidents, how they lose the opportunity if the recruitment takes place on holidays. He requested parents not to spoon feed their wards. He addressed the parents about the rules and regulations i.e. attendance, dress code, mobile usage, internal assessment, updated current contact number as well as their permanent address.