The Opening Day ceremony at Kristu Jyoti College of Management & Technology was conducted on 8th July 2023 at Kristu Jyoti Auditorium. This ceremony marked the beginning of the new academic year. The event was filled with excitement, anticipation, and a sense of camaraderie as students, faculty, staff, and distinguished guests gathered to celebrate the commencement of another academic journey.
The day’s chief guest was His Grace Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan, Bishop of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The general conveners were Ms. Meethu Mary George and Ms. Sruthy Mol Joseph. The first-year students of all departments and their parents enthusiastically participated in the program. The formal function started at 10.00 AM with the prayer song by the staff choir. The welcome speech was given by Rev. Fr. Joshy Cheeramkuzhy CMI, Principal, KJCMT. Rev. Dr. Thomas Kallukalam CMI, Manager, Kristu Jyoti group of institutions has delivered the Presidential Address. The event was officially inaugurated by Rev. Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan who enlightened the audience with his motivating message.
Rev.Fr. Thomas Elavunkal CMI, Director KJ Group & Principal KJHSS dedicated the institution to the sacred heart of Jesus and the next event was the Homage to the founder, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara. He was the co-founder and first prior general of the first congregation for men in the Syro Malabar Catholic church now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, CMI. Chief Guest of the day his Grace Mathews Mar Theodosius Metropolitan lighted the candle from the burning lamp and ignited the candles to the representatives of the students. After candle lighting, the chief guest blessed the new members of the Kristu Jyoti College family.
The program was conducted as per the given schedule. There was an orientation session and result analysis for the new degree and PG students. This session includes an introduction to the college's policies, procedures, campus facilities, and resources. The session also provides an overview of the courses students will be taking during the semester or year. They may discuss the curriculum, course requirements, grading criteria, and expectations. Also, there was an inspirational session of University rank holder and video presentations of alumni to motivate students as they embark on their academic journey. The ceremony also celebrated the rich cultural diversity of the college community through captivating performances by students showcasing various talents such as music and dance. These performances not only entertained the audience but also highlighted the vibrant and inclusive nature of the college environment. The official function concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Varghese Antony, Vice Principal, Kristu Jyoti College leaving the attendees with a sense of anticipation and eagerness for the academic year ahead.
The event successfully fostered a sense of belonging and enthusiasm among students, faculty, and staff, setting a positive tone for the entire academic year. The opening day ceremony marked not just the beginning of a new academic year, but also the start of a journey towards knowledge, personal growth, and lasting memories.