Appointment of the New Executive Director

June 1, 2020

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Congratulations to Ms. Margaret Sampath who has taken over as the New Executive Director of SICHREM from today- 1st June 2020. The SICHREM team wishes her all the very best for her position at SICHREM. We take this opportunity to appreciate her great job and all the hard work that led to her promotion. We know you will do great things in this position, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for you.

We wish you to bring more positive changes in the lives of the people. Best of luck as you advance in your career.


Module Release at St.Joseph’s Evening College on 22nd June, 2019.

June 24, 2019

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Module Release on Human Rights Education at St. Joseph’s Evening College on 22nd June, 2019. In the Picture- Left to Right Dr. Christopher Hoskins, Dr. Albert Smith, Dr. Fr. Brian Periera, Dr. Kripa Alva, Mr. Koshy Mathew, Ms. Margaret Sampath.

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Group Photo- “Convocation Ceremony of the 10th Diploma Awarding Ceremony in Human Rights Studies”

SICHREM in association with St.Joseph’s Evening College, Bangalore, awarded the Diploma for the students of the 10th batch and Inauguration of the 11th batch which was held on the 22nd June, 2019.


10th Diploma awarding ceremony in Human Rights Studies.

June 21, 2019

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10th Diploma awarding ceremony in Human rights studies and inauguration of 11th Batch.


Convocation Ceremony for Students of Diploma Course in Human Rights Studies.

February 27, 2017

On Saturday 25th February, 2017 at St Josephs College we saw the graduation of 47 students who took part in the diploma course on Human Rights Studies. This diploma course was initiated by SICHREM and works in association with St Josephs Evening College.

The dignitaries on the dias were Chief Guest, Justice John Micheal D’Cunha, a Honorable Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Mathews Philip, Executive Director of SICHREM, Rev. Fr. Maxim Dias S.J the Principal at St Josephs Evening College and by the Rev. Fr. Anthony Joseph, Rector St Josephs Evening College.

All the speeches extolled the importance of Human Rights and the need for the recent graduates to put into practice what they have learnt during the diploma course.

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MCC – Human Rights Course Inaugural – 17th August 2013 – Photos

August 21, 2013

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Executive Director, SICHREM – Mr. Mathews Philip lighting the lamp at the program. (L to R: Chief Guest: Sri.C.G.Hungund (Retired Judge) and Member of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC), Mount Carmel College(MCC) – Principal: Sr. Juanita, ED, SICHREM – Mr. Mathews Philip, Vice Principal, MCC – Sr. Arpana)

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The Guests on the dais.

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Mathews Philip sharing a laugh with the animated audience.


Seminar on Status and Rights of Minorities

August 13, 2013

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4th Diploma Awarding Ceremony

February 20, 2013

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Diploma Awarding Ceremony 2012

January 6, 2012


One Year Diploma Course in Human Rights Studies…….. few more days for the admission

August 17, 2011


Diploma course session with Mr Henri Tiphagne

July 19, 2010

Mr Henri Tiphagne came to talk to the students of the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights on Saturday 17th July. The course is run by Sichrem in partnership with St Joseph’s Evening College.

He spoke about human rights in the Indian context. He cited the 4 inalienable rights that constitute human rights as being the rights to life, liberty, equality and dignity. Within each one of those umbrella terms are numerous other rights. For example, the right to equality includes both the rights to status and opportunity.

He also noted that the development of human rights in India has partly been due to international pressure. For example the seminal Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 came about, because the demands of international markets dictated that such an act was necessary.

Mr Tiphagne spoke passionately about the virtues of human rights education. For example, in the context of reservations for ST/SC’s it seems that education is paramount to quell any potential resentment from those who do not benefit from them. We must understand the history of caste subjugation in order to understand the need for reservations. The value of Mr Tiphagne’s talk was that he explained human rights within the context of Indian society and history.

The session provided an invaluable insight into human rights in India and we thank Mr Tiphagne for coming.