STUDENTS

Various Departments for Students Involvement

The student community with an animator can opt for any of the following departments to concretely implement some projects which are immediately related to the formation programme. This is a learning process and is an extension of the academic activities at Tejas.

Dharma Tejas
This department is for promoting inter-religious dialogue. The members learn and make available to others in the community material for inter-religious dialogue. They collect articles, news items and make posters etc. relating to inter-religious dialogue, organize lectures from experts and religious leaders, organize classes and inter-religious prayer meetings in our schools to promote inter-religious harmony. First learn, conscientize acquire competence and then communicate.

Neeti Tejas

This department is to make the community more aware of the social realities of the context, conscientize and encourage the community for concrete action. This is done by being alert to what is happening around the campus, in the city, in the states of Karnataka and Kerala, India and the world. They collect materials, newspaper items, conduct extension lectures, write and present skits and other forms dramatic presentations, participate in protest marches for just causes, bring social problems to discussions etc.

Vidya Tejas

This department is to promote value-based, integrated and person-oriented education. In all our religious and missionary activities we are educators no matter whether we are in a school or in a parish or social centres. This department must seek to find ways to educate the educators both in the community and outside. They have to collect materials that are helpful for such programmes, find creative ways to give training to teachers, students.

Marga Tejas

: find creative ways for Christian renewal by bringing out books, prayers, retreat aids etc for Christian renewal, writing and presenting plays that would inspire faith-formation etc.

Earn and Learn Programme

One of the unique features of Tejas is the Earn and Learn Programme. It is envisaged that the students earn a part of their expenditure by working that brings some income. The value of this programme is that the students at this stage of their formation should feel happy that they are contributing at least a minimum share of their expenses to the community and learn self-reliance. Moreover it opens their minds to the struggle of a large majority of the people of India who toil hard the whole day to earn a. living. It is expected that they become more sensitive and compassionate to the people who struggle for their livelihood. Further, they learn to value the simplicity of life and desist the temptation to be carried away by a consumerist culture. At least 2-3 hrs of their free time in the afternoon to engage themselves in productive work. Some take up tuition classes for the children in the Government schools, the remedial classes for Children in the Children’s’ village NEST) located in the campus, value education programmes in the nearby schools, retreat preaching for youth, regular classes in St. Francis de Sales College, Electornicscity in the afternoon, candle-making, rosary-making etc. besides working in the vegetable and flower gardens in the campus. The ‘earn and learn programme’ is done without compromising any academic exercise and study.


STUDENT'S INVOLVEMENT

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The student community with an animator can opt for any of the following departments to concretely implement some projects which are immediately related to the formation programme. This is a learning process and is an extension of the academic activities at Tejas.

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In order to promote contextual theology the Journal of Indian Theology was founded in 2008. This venture of Tejas involves much commitment from the staff and the students. There are 3 issues a year. .