The inaugural ceremony of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Hindustan College of Arts & Science was held on, Friday, 31st January 2020, at MGR Hall, Hindustan Campus. His Excellency, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. Banwarilal Purohit graced the occasion as the esteemed Chief Guest. HCAS marked its 25th year of success by unveiling a plaque and releasing the special edition of the Silver Jubilee Magazine. The programme began with TamizhThai Vazhthu.
Dr. S. Thirumagan, Principal, HCAS, formally welcomed the eminent guests and presented the Silver Jubilee Report. He proudly shared the consistent growth of the college since 1995 – the approval of Government of Tamil Nadu and its affiliation to the University of Madras.He mentioned the beginning of the college with 100 students and a few degree courses, that has paved way to the education of 3500 students with around 200 staff members presently.
Also, he shared with great joy, the achievements of the college, including B++ grade from NAAC and 2(f) status from UGC. He also mentioned about Hindostav- a mega inter-collegiate cultural event, where students from several colleges participate. He concluded his speech by mentioning the many certificate and add-on courses conducted by the college for the welfare of the students’community.
The felicitation address was delivered by Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, HCAS. With ecstasy, she shared about the 25 years of growth the college experienced, mentioning about new developments in the recent past which includes the Principal being elected as a Syndicate Member of the University of Madras, the grand two day International Film Festival and the Mega Alumni Meet- Rehash 2019. She concluded her speech by reminding the gathering, the great vision of the Founder Chairman, Dr. K C G Verghese, “To make every man a Success and no man a Failure”.
In the Presidential address, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, HGI remarked that the Management of HCAS strongly believes that philanthropy is not just giving alms, but enabling and empowering everyone to make a decent living. She also mentioned about the Hindustan Community College which has been successfully functioning for the past 10 years. The award for the Hindustan Community College for Vocational Skill Development under Skill India Yojana, for a decade of outstanding service to our society was received by Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, Hindustan College of Arts & Science, from the Governor.
Prizes were awarded to the staff and students for their exceptional and outstanding performance. At the end of the programme, Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Samuel Sampath Kumar