Dr. Somanth Vibhute,
If work is worship, then St. Gonsalo Garcia College has been my place of worship since the past many years. It is indeed a great honour to lead this college and I accept it with great humility. The foundation of this great institution was laid by our Founder-Principal, Fr. John Rumao way back in 1984. The college has reputable history of legendary principals since its beginning. Fr. John Rumao was succeeded by historians Fr. Joseph Welingkar and Dr. Regin D’Silva. They were further succeeded by Rev Fr. Solomon Rodrigues who is known for compassion and his charismatic blessings all over Vasai. Then the college was led by an academician Dr. Dominic Lopes who was followed by a literary personality and well known poet Dr. Cecilia Carvalho. This institution has had quantitative and qualitative growth under the able leadership of all our former principals. I am fortunate to have the guiding light of such stalwarts which inspire me to take this institution forward to touch greater heights.
‘A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievements -Bo Bennet’. If we believe in this, then we must dedicate ourselves towards it. St. GG College has lived this quote nearly for past three and a half decades. Missionaries in Vasai had dedicated their lives to convert the dream of spreading higher education into the goal of learned society. Their actions have been yielding the fruits in the form of many hundreds of youth passing out with distinction in ranks.
I look forward to the beginning of a new academic year as I envision the tremendous capacities in our human resources, be it professors, library staff, administrative office or technical / support staff. All of them are competent enough to cater to the diverse needs of students across different activities such as sports, cultural, social service, lifelong learning, NCC, vis-a-vis the academics. We believe in the culture of respecting, celebrating and nurturing individual differences in order to gain all round development of our students. I am sure that the staff and students are all set to scale new heights in an academic arena.
We live in the digital era and Information Technology has conquered all spheres of our lives. It is inevitable to learn the art of modern means of disseminating information among students. This college being in semi urban area and as we enrol students from far flung regions, it has been our moral responsibility to bridge the digital divide. We will ensure the wide spread use of ICT by all the stake holders. Thus we have decided to process all our admissions through online mode. Gradually we aim at Go Green. The growing digitisation, we are sure, will enhance our capabilities and efficiency.
As the college is getting ready for the diversified portfolio of different courses and programmes blending traditional knowledge with modern approach to enhance the skills and capacities to meet the needs of the upcoming industry. Keeping these things in mind the college management under the visionary leadership of His Grace Archbishop Dr. Felix Machado, is on massive drive of expanding physical infrastructure with all new building coupled with the state of the art technology and readying 36 new classrooms. In a near future we are going for our academic audit and the green audit to understand and introspect about our academic and environmental achievement and challenges thereafter.
Thus, we look forward and enthused to take the youth of Vasai in the in the world of all round development which will make them responsible citizens of this great motherland INDIA.
I wish you all the best. Together, let us make 2018-2019, a year of Learning, Change followed by innovations and Growth.
Principal – Dr. Somanth Vibhute