Nimhans awards 107 degrees, 27 PhDs

Nimhans awards 107 degrees, 27 PhDs

Nimhans awards 107 degrees, 27 PhDs

 The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) on Wednesday awarded 107 degrees and diplomas besides 27 Doctors of Philosophy (PhDs) in various disciplines of neuroscience. Twenty-three of these certificates were given in absentia.

Delivering the convocation addresss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi humorously complimented the graduates, saying they didn’t think with their head while choosing the profession.

“I agree, while the work you will do in the future will be related to the brain, you didn’t choose this line of profession by using your head. You chose this specialisation from your heart,” he said. Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated the MR-PET scanner set up at Nimhans at a cost of Rs 83 crore.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah sought financial assistance from the Centre to open a second campus of Nimhans in northern Bengaluru.

“I would appeal to our prime minister to grant funds to set up this northern campus of Nimhans at the earliest,” he said.

The toppers

The students to receive distinction were Padwal Amit Dattatray and Arun Babu R (silver jubilee award for best student in MCh Neurosurgery), A Manjula (silver jubilee award for best student in MD Psychiatry), Lavanya P Sharma (Dr DLN Murthy Rao Memorial Prize for Diploma in Psychiatry), Mohammad Afsar (Dr M V Govindaswamy Memorial Prize for top score in MPhil Clinical Psychology), P B Merlin (Dr R N Moorthy Award for highest score in MPhil Neurophysiology), Yuvraj Joshi (Dr R N Moorthy Award for highest score in MPhil Biophysics), Diksy Jose (Dr R N Moorthy Award for top score in MSc Psychiatric Nursing) and R Jaychandran (Dr Anisya Vasanth Memorial Award for best postgraduate resident in Neurology).

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