‘780 languages spoken in India, 250 died out in last 50 years’


16th July 2013 08:11 PM

While people in India presently speak in 780 different languages, the country has lost nearly 250 languages in the last 50 years, an expert said here Tuesday.

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) has completed a comprehensive linguistic survey  Continue reading


SAC Results Oct 2012

2 Dec 2012. Hello guys! Sorry, there has been some activity by you on this blog, and very specially a lot of it on www.richardrego.wordpress.com, looking for the results of under graduation (UG) examinations held in October 2012.  And hardly any activity from me, on these blogs, specially regarding st aloysius college (SAC) matters.

Sadly, the admin of this blog is abroad, and has no access to the results directly.  Usually the College Registrar used to forward the results or any important news to me instantly, or I used to remind till they came in! Thus, students were served in their needs, even if on unofficial channels! And it worked so well, when (and often) the official channels failed!

But this time, the arrangement in students’ favour has not happened. Unfortunately and predictably, the college website -as usual- is not accessible.

That should make it clear that this blog is not the official channel of the College – neither representing nor supported by it. Neither is it a mouthpiece of the Department of Mass Communication, for which it has worked to promote. It is one man’s passion to use modern technologies in education, and to better serve students.

I plead helpless!

Good wishes!

Post Graduate Classes to Begin Next Week

04 July. New semester for the new academic year is about to begin. Mass Communication & Media Studies students, who are in their long internship, will rejoin on 09 July 2012, Monday. The freshers -1st semester students- of MCMS (and other programs) will join on 16 July 2012.

A warm welcome to you all to a new, exciting academic, fun-filled year.

Admissions to St Aloysius College Mangalore

21 May. There are quite a few queries on admissions to various study programs at St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore.

For various Under Graduate (UG or Degree) courses like B.A., B.Com, BBM, B.Sc., BSW, and BCA, admissions commence on the next day of Karnataka PUC results. This year Karnataka II PUC results will be declared on 23 May. Admissions to SAC degree programmes begin on 24 May.

Admissions procedure is simple: please buy an application from the College office, fill it in with your photocopied marks cards (it could be prelims marks, if results are not declared or would be delayed) and submit it to the office AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Dont wait for your results. OK? After that you may come with your PUC / 12th standard marks cards and check the progress of your application.

Please remember that there are no agents or middlemen who can get an admission for you. If anyone comes forward to “help” you for a fee, please contact “0824-2449-703” or 0824-2449-706. The latter number is residence; please tell that you have a complaint and tell the person.

You may mail me too at richiersj[at]yahoo[dot]com.

You will have PESOSNALLY come to the college office and meet the principal and do your admissions. Personally.

Want to study MCMS or Master of Communication and Media Studies? :-

For PG or post graduate programmes admissions have already begun. For your Master in Communication and Media Studies (Mass Communication/ Journalism/ M.S. Communication) admissions, you may directly download the application from the net http://richardrego.wordpress.com/about/ or http://richardrego.wordpress.com/about/staloysius_pg_application/

Fill it in with relevant details, even if you have not got your results from UG final year, and send/ submit it with a DD for Rs. 350/- drawn in favour of Principal, St Aloysius College, payable at Mangalore.

Minimum eligibility is 45% for general category; SC/STs 40%.

ANY subject/ discipline  in UG from a recognized university. The subjects studied for your degree/ undergraduate study is no bar.

Classes begin on 16 July 2012.

You are most welcome.

For more information, you may contact me at my email richiersj[at]yahoo [dot] com.

Shooting Stars 2012

The national level student short filmaking competition, “Shooting Stars” is back!

The department of Journalism of St Aloysius College is organizing the event and invites entries from students of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs of any discipline. The following are the basic guidelines.

Watch this space for further updates


1. Your entry can be either a short documentary film or a short fiction

2. It can be based on ANY THEME.

3. The movie should not exceed 10 minutes

4. Vulgarity, obscenity or glorification of violence will not be entertained

5. Short films can be in any language. Films other than in English language should have English sub-titles.

6. Konkani films will have a separate category.

7. Technical crew of the film shall not exceed members (the main team; assistants and artists can be any number)

8. THREE DVD copies of each film should be sent to the organisers by courier.

9. Last date to reach your entry: 2 January 2012

10. There are  two CASH PRIZES for the BEST FILM in general category and BEST KONKANI FILM

11.  The crew of the films selected for the final round will be notified by email/ phone before the festival

12. A “Bonafide letter” duly signed by the head of the institution, certifying the names of participating crew as the students of the particular college/ university/ department should be sent along with the entries.

For further details contact:

Ms. Bhavya Shetty                                               09738101125

Alok Agasanakatte                                               08553215926

Fasila Hanif                                                             08792637141