MCODS celebrates 1st Anniversary with talk on ‘Essential Laws for Students’
Manipal University Student Research Forum of Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Mangalore successfully completed one year of its functioning and conducted an Annual Seminar and Awards Ceremony to commemorate on 1st October 2016 at Marena Sports Complex, Mangaluru.
The Commissioner of Police, M Chandra Sekhar, IPS was the Chief Guest for the event and Dr Sanjeev Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic), Mangaluru City was the Guest of Honour. Dr V Surendra Shetty, Pro Vice Chancellor Manipal University presided over the event. Following the welcome address by Dr Ravikiran Ongole, Staff Mentor of the Forum, Sanchitha Chandar, President of the forum gave the annual report for the year 2015-16 and also mentioned about the future plans of the forum.
M Chandra Sekhar, IPS, addressed the gathering and stressed upon the importance of scientific research for the development of the country as told to him by former President, APJ Abdul Kalam, during his time as a student at IIT Kharagpur. Dr Dilip G Naik, Dean MCODS, Mangaluru congratulated the team for their successful term and encouraged more students to take up research as part of their academic activities. Dr V Surendra Shetty gave his words of encouragement to the students and gave them an insight into the research incentives provided by Manipal University.
Top student achievers in the field of research during the academic year 2015-16 were felicitated along with the Research Coordinators of the forum for their contribution. The new elected team for the year 2017 were introduced and Dr V Surendra Shetty handed over their respective badges. The ceremony was followed by a talk on “Essential Laws for Students” by Dr Sanjeev Patil which was well received by the 250 students that attended the event.