Mathematics: Informative Talk on “Good and service Tax and its impact on the Society”

To enhance the knowledge on Tax policies and GST and its features and impact on economy, an informative talk was arranged by the SIGMATHS Association, Department of Mathematics by Dr Therese Pereira, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce and Management of Dr. P. Dayananda Pai Sathish Pai Government First Grade College, Mangaluru on March 16, 2018. 

The programme was held in Fr Fred Memorial Hall from 3.00pm to 5.00 pm. Along with the staff members of the department, approx. 140 students attended the programme.

Before the commencement of the talk, the students who scored the highest marks in the Aptitude test conducted by the association during the odd semester 2017 were honoured with a cash prize. Also the students who were the active members of the association during the time of Tiara were recognized with certificates of recognition.

Dr. Pereira in her talk explained the concepts of tax along with the various forms of tax such as- income tax, sales tax, corporate tax, service tax and so on. She also added that tax is a compulsory contribution to state revenue, lived by the government on workers income and business profits or added to the cost of some good services and transactions.

She then spoke about the concept of GST and various type of GST like Central good and Service Tax(CGST), State  good and Service Tax(SGST), Integrated good and Service Tax(IGST), Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UGST)

Dr. Pereira ended her talk by giving the impact of GST on India. She added that GST is a biggest Tax reform in India with the Motto of “One Nation One Market One Tax"

At the end of the programme refreshment was served for all the participates.

The SIGMATHS Association, Department of Mathematics is grateful to the Management for all the support and encouragement rendered towards the success of the programme. 

Republic Day 2016

The 67th Republic Day of our country was celebrated in SJEC on 26th January, 2016 at 8:30 am. Dr Sudheer M., Head of the Department, Mechanical Engineering graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal – SJEC, were the other dignitaries. The proceedings were organized by the Physical Education Directors of SJEC, Ms Vaneesha Rodrigues and Mr Sachin S. Nayak.

The ceremony commenced with a patriotic song “Saarejahan se achha, hindostan hamaara”, which set the spirt of the Day. Dr Sudheer M, hoisted the National Flag. The Security Team – SJEC led the gathering in saluting the National Flag and rendering the National Anthem.

In his address, Dr Sudheer paid tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of our great freedom fighters in liberating us from the tyranny of colonial rule. He reminded the gathering about the history regarding the birth of our Constitution; from the setting up of the Constituent Assembly consisting of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, in 1947, to the subsequent adoption of the Constitution in January 26th, 1950 to become the modern Republic of India with the declaration of being a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic country.  Dr Sudheer spoke about the significance of democracy, which provides the people the supreme will to elect their leaders to run the country and take the nation forward.

He spoke about the vision, Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, had for the country in 1951, and the fact that, even today, we as citizens of this country are left fighting to eliminate the evils of corruption and violence that continue to plague our society. Dr Sudheer told the gathering that we as citizens need to make and uphold an oath to eradicate corruption, violence in the form of theft, violence in the form of strikes and destruction of public properties, violence in the form of rape and crime against women. The urgent need to work together to eliminate poverty and illiteracy, as mission 2020, was also highlighted. Dr Sudheer quoted the Former President of India, Late. Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, in highlighting the all-important role of three persons; the father, mother, and the teacher, in the transformation of society and country.

As responsible citizens, Dr Sudheer requested all gathered, to renew the tasks at hand with greater vigor to make India a world power, to take India to its rightful place in world order, and to make this country a better place to live for the generations to come. Dr Sudheer signed off by thanking the Management-SJEC and the Administration for the opportunity and concluded by wishing everybody present a very happy Republic Day 2016.

Sweets were distributed amidst music, laughter, happiness and patriotic fervor all around!

Ms Nisha Jennifer Roche, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science was the emcee for the event and also offered the vote of thanks.