Mangaluru, Mar 28: The graduation ceremony of the Father Muller Medical College (FMMC) and will be ceremoniously celebrated on March 31 at 2.30 pm in the Father Muller Convention Centre, Father Muller Kankanady campus.
The chief guest for the ceremony will be the vice chancellor of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Dr M K Ramesh.
The guest of honour will be Datuk Dr Heric Corray, chief operating officer – Sabah Healthcare, Malaysia.
Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore and president of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions will be presiding over the ceremony.
Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director FMCI will be welcoming the guest and providing the bio sketch of the guest.
Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza, dean FMMC will be leading the Father Muller Medical College along with Fr Ajith B Menezes, administrator FMMC & FMCOAHS.
Dr Uday Kumar, the medical superintendent of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital will be also on the dais.
The number of MBBS graduands are 157, MD/MS graduands are 73, and MCh (Urology) one. The physiotherapy department will be also present. The numbe of bachelor of physiotherapy graduands are 40 and master of physiotherapy are 9. They are also under the Father Muller Medical College and its dean and administrator.
Father Muller School & College of Nursing, units of Father Muller Charitable Institutions will be celebrating the graduation ceremony on April 1 for the outgoing batches of GNM, BSc, PBBSc and MSc nursing in the Father Muller Convention Centre, Father Muller Kankanady.
Keeping with the tradition of Thanking God, the students will be celebrating their thanksgiving Mass on March 31 along with the other educational units of FMCI in the St Joseph Chapel by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore and president of Father Muller Charitable Institutions.
The next day April 1 will be the graduation ceremony, the reason being the occupancy of the graduands with their parents and the ease and ceremonial nature of this event.
The graduation procession will be led by the college band wearing their band uniform, playing percussion and wind instrument scheduled at 2.30 pm from the indoor stadium.
The heads of various departments and professors will accompany the college band into the venue. Graduands will be greeted by teachers, students and parents.
Welcometo the gathered will be delivered by the director FMCI Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho.
The college and school will be presented by principal Sr Jacintha D’Souza.
The most significant event of receiving awards and certificates by the graduands from the chief guest Prof Prasanna Kumar O, nurse registrar, Karnataka State Nursing Council, Bengaluru and the guest of honour Prof (Dr) Roy K George, national president of Trained Nursing Association of India.
Sneha Mayola Noronha will be speaking on behalf of the graduands.
The guest of honour will be Prof Dr Roy K George, National President Trained Nurses Association of India.
Msgr Maxim L Noronha, vicar general, diocese of Mangalore and vice president of FMCI will preside over the ceremony.
As many as 169 graduands including GNM 37, BSc 99, PBBSc 26, and MSc nursing 7 will receive their certificate and honour. There are 26 university ranks as well.
The grandaunds of the Father Muller College (Speech and Hearing) too will be also part of the graduation ceremony led by their principal Prof Akhilesh P M.
Graduands of the bachelor in speech and hearing programme are 32 in number, masters in audiology 12, and masters in speech language pathology 12. Total from Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing is 56.
There are 5 university ranks under the Mangalore University that will also be honoured on the day.
A thanksgiving Mass will be held on March 31 for all the graduands at 7:30am in the St Joseph Chapel, to thank and honour the Almighty for the gift of the profession to be adorned and the strength given to complete the academic programme. The Mass will be celebrated by the priest of the management with the main celebrant being Bishop Dr Peter Paul Saldanha.
The Graduation ceremony of the Father Muller College of Allied Health Sciences (FMCAHS ) will be ceremoniously celebrated on March 31 at 2;30 pm in the Father Muller Convention Centre, Father Muller Kankanady Campus along with the medical college and Father Muller College.
Dr Hilda Dsouza, principal of FMCAHS will lead the procession along with the delegates.
The number of graduands are 100 including MSc medical laboratory technology 8, masters in hospital administration 2, BSc medical laboratory technology 28, BSc medical imaging technology 20 BSC radiotherapy 2, BSc anaesthesia technology 12, BSc operation theatre technology 3, and BSc renal dialysis technology 5.
The Father Muller College of Allied Health Sciences is the largest educational unit of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions having an array of allied health courses with job oriented training and skill enhancement.
The college will be providing newer courses in the next academic year on approval by RGUHS making the options for Mangalureans to enter into the healthcare profession which is growing at an exponential pace with strong academic and clinical records.
Further, the blessing and inaugural of the central laboratory will be done on March 31 at 8:30 am by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore and president of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions.
New infrastructure, better machines and aesthetics, comfortable work atmosphere, teacher and student friendly, completely air-conditioned, advanced technology, near zero error margin, NABL accredited, automated track system and pneumatic shute with over 56 stations are some of the features of the laboratory.