Mangaluru, Apr 25, 2016: A media release issued by Manipal University is rife with K. Byrappa, Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, stating that dental graduates should serve in rural areas and involve with the grassroot situations. Speaking at the College and Awards Day of MCODS, Manipal College of Dental Sciences here on April 23, Saturday.
Prof. Byrappa said, “One should go to a rural centres in rural places and see the condition of the rural people in India and see what best you can do. That will be a great contribution to the country as a doctor. Contribute to the rural healthcare development.”
Urging students to prove passion and love for the profession they had chosen, Prof. Byrappa said that they had chosen a noble profession to serve humanity. He narrated his own experiences, particularly how he got exposed to nanotechnology, to enumerate how dedication and commitment to a profession was important.
H. Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor of Manipal Univeristy said, “There is a world of difference between, to be considered one of the best and to be considered the best. MCODS has come a long way from being number two to some other dental colleges, to being number one in the country by all surveys. More importantly, it is ranked between 50 and 100 among dental colleges in the world by QS Ranking.”
“This fits very well with the Vision 2020 of Manipal University -- to find a place among the best 200 universities in the world,” he added.
Tan Loon Han, a student stole the show. He was awarded the prestigious Dr. Sundar J. Vazirani Memorial Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student for his consistently outstanding performance. He also bagged several other endowments for being the subject topper.
The Dr. T.M.A. Pai Gold Medal for Best Research was awarded to Vasudeva Ballal, Additional Professor Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics.