Mangalore: Fr Prakash Monteiro achieves Doctorate in Physics

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By Fr Francis Rodrigues, Raknno
Bellevision Media Network

Mangalore, 22 November 2011: Fr Antony Prakash Monteiro  Associate Professor of  Physics  of the Department of  Physics  in  St  Philomena College, Puttur and in charge of the College campus  has been conferred the Doctor of  Philosophy (Ph.D) in Physics on the thesis ‘The Study of Meson Spectroscopy in the Frame Work of Constituent Quark Models’  by the Mangalore University under the guidance of  Dr. K.B. Vijay Kumar.



Academic record of Excellence

Rev. Dr  Antony Prakash Monteiro born in Shirva-Manchakal of Udupi District on 9th of August 1976 was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore on 25th of April 2006.  After initial studies in native Shirva he had his priestly formation in St Joseph’s Seminary, Mangalore and St Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore. He is a proud alumnus of Puttur St Philomena College who secured 5th  Rank in B.Sc. from Mangalore University.  He achieved  1st  Rank and Gold Medal in M.Sc. in Physics from  Mangalore University as regular student of the said University.



After being an assistant pastor for two years at St Francis Xavier Church of Bejai he took up doctoral research. Nine of his research writings have been published in the national and international academic magazines.  Eighteen of his research essays have been presented in the research conferences. He has taught  physics in Mangalore University and number of religious as well secular institutes of study and formation as guest professor.


Quiz Specialist

Fr Antony Prakash  Monteiro is  well known  to the Christina public as ‘quiz priest’.  He has authored Bible quiz  books  even as a seminarian.  Till now he has authored five Bible quiz books in three languages (Konkanni, Kannada and English).  There are five other books in Kannada and English  on different subjects that he has authored.  Some of his quiz books have seen the light of five editions.



He is a name in conducting  quiz competitions on Bible and other topics with novel methodology.  All through the year  2009 he conducted ‘Mega Raknno Bible Quiz’  through Raknno Konkanni weekly which inspired and persuaded  thousands  of readers to open  every book of the Bible. On the occasion of the post centenary silver jubilee (125) of the Diocese of Mangalore, he has begun to conduct ‘Mega Mangalore Jubilee Quiz’ through Raknno since May this year and it will continue till April 2012 with prizes amounting to more than Rs 125 thousands.   He is invited by number of organizers to conduct quiz competitions on Diocesan as well as deanery levels.



Communication, Bible study, physics and especially quantum physics are the major interests of Fr Prakash. He is also known for his inspiring talks during seminars, camps and recollections.  At present he is also serving as the spiritual director of Jesus Youth in Mangalore.



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Manoj Menezes, Shirva/Abu Dhabi Thu, November-24-2011, 7:54
Congratulations Fr. Prakash for acieving the PhD in physics. Wishing you all the Best.
Akil Vijay DSouza, Moodubelle/Bangalore Wed, November-23-2011, 3:34
Congratulations!!! Rev. Dr. Fr. Antony Prakash Monteiro for acheiving the Ph.D degree in Physics... God Bless you talents... Wish you all the very best in your future endeavors...
Ronald Sabi, Moodubelle Tue, November-22-2011, 12:39
Hope our conservative diocese encourages more priests to do doctorate in science and like subjects other than dry theology!!! Congratulations Fr. we have our own physics professor!! Keep it up!!
Rony Norbert, Shirva-Bahrain Tue, November-22-2011, 9:22
Congratulations Fr.Antony Prakash Monteiro For your great achievement in the Field of Education.May you have many many more years of good health and strength to continue the good work to Humanity and future endeavors.Knowing you so well i feel very proud of your Great achievement.
Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle Tue, November-22-2011, 8:22
Dear Fr. Prakash, congratulations for your many achievements including the Ph.D. degree in Physics.
Simon Dsouza, Shirva/Doha Tue, November-22-2011, 6:21
Congratulations Fr. Prakash. You have made all of us in Shirva Proud. Wishing you all the very best in your future endeavors.
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