Dr Gerald Pinto retires and Dr Vincent Alva to take charge as principal of Milagres College

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Udupi : Dr Gerald Pinto retires from service on super annuation on 31-5-2017 after 37 years service in the college, 36 years as HOD of Physics and one year as principal.

Dr Vincent Alva associate professor in English is appointed as a principal by the management from 1-6-2017. He has a Ph D in literature from Mangalore University. He is a lyrists, poet, writer and resource person.

Dr Vincent Alva has been appointed as the principal of Milagres College, Kallianpur. He will take charge from June 1 from incumbent principal Dr Gerald Pinto.Catholic Educational Society of Udupi diocese has made the appointment.

Dr Vincent Alva has been in teaching profession since 1990. Presently he is associate professor in English at Milagres College.

Dr Alva was awarded PhD from Mangalore University recently for the thesis “Interpreting and Interrogating Indian Traditions: A Study of the Fictional Works of Gita Mehta, Shashi Tharoor and Rohinton Mistry”.

He has also presented numerous papers on literature and language, including ‘Diaspora and Literary Conflicts’, ‘Benchmarking in Rural Colleges – A Challenge’ and ’Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: An Analysis of the Novel Riot by Shashi Tharoor.’

He was the member of board of examiners of Mangalore University in the year 2011, member of board of studies Mangaluru University from 2012-15, external examiner at St Aloysius College, Mangaluru, (Autonomous) and member of board of studies at St Aloysius College from 2017.

Multitalented Dr Alva is also a writer of repute. He has translated Jnana Pita awardee U R Ananthamurthy’s Kannada novel ’Samskara’ into Konkani, has published a book of Konkani columns ’Karandai’, and has edited a book titled ’Madhyamadalli Konkani Sahitya Academy’.

Dr Alva is lyricist, short story writer and a poet. He is a well known orator and a resource person.

Milagres College has a history of 50 years and is known for its quality of education and service in the region.

About Dr Gerald Pinto :

Dr Gerald Pinto popularly known as Jerry Niddodi is a great scholar, editor, writer, educationalist, administrator who secured several awards for his articles, books etc.

He has served as President of Catholic Sabha Mangalore Pradesh of the undivided Mangalore Diocese. He was the President of Mangalore University Physics Teachers’ Association, President of Udupi District Minority Forum, President of Udupi District Konkani Association and so on. He was the editor of Amcho Sandesh monthly published from Mangalore and presently editor of Samparka and the editor of Milarchi Laram. He has been great a resource person for all. Dr. Gerald Pinto is a well  known, great personality in the undivided Mangalore Diocese.



Comments on this Article
Maxim, Kukude Tue, May-30-2017, 9:54
Deserving candidate for Vice-chancellor of Mangalore University
Mark Denis D’souza, Niddodi/Sharjah-UnitedArabEmirates Mon, May-29-2017, 11:06
In my opinion Dr.Jerald Pinto should have given more opportunities as this human being is rare in society,I am also glad to here the predecessor no doubt the best choice and wish great endure.
Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Mon, May-29-2017, 2:30
Both are safe hands ...
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