'Contribute to Alma Mater'

'Contribute to Alma Mater'

"You are precious, realise the value within you and stand for the pride of the institution," was Dr Srinivas V Kaveri's message to students at the 55th Awards and annual day of the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE, at the MIT Quadrangle.

Dr Kaveri, director, CNRS Bureau, Embassy of France, New Delhi, told the graduating students in particular that contributing to their Alma Mater was of utmost importance.

Students who excelled in academics in various programmes received endowment awards and certificates. Merit certificates were given to all students who scored distinction (GPA 7.5 and above) in the university examinations. Dr Richard Lobo, Dr Angel Alex, and Dr Sudheer Moorkoth, faculty members of pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical biotechnology and quality assurance respectively, received the 'good teacher' awards.

The 'Teacher of the Year Award' was bagged by Dr Srinivas Mutalik, professor of pharmaceutics and the 'Best Supporting Staff Award' by Ravi. Dr Angel also received the TMA Pai gold medal for her outstanding research paper published in a high impact factor journal. Students received awards instituted by Innovative Communication Club of MCOPS for abstract making, photography and short video contests.

Dr H Vinod Bhat, vice chancellor, MAHE; registrar Dr Narayan Sabhahit; pro vice chancellor Dr Poornima Baliga; and director – Research (Health Sciences) Dr N Udupa were present.