Dr (Lt Gen) Dr M D Venkatesh, vice-chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in his inaugural address complimented students for securing admission to MCODS, ranked by NIRF as overall second among all dental colleges in India and thanked parents for choosing Manipal for higher learning of their wards. He advised students to make good use of the facilities that the university offers and urged them to be sincere and responsible.
Dr Dilip Naik, pro vice-chancellor, Mangaluru campus while welcoming the newly admitted students to his alma mater- MCODS, Manipal, said he is proud to be an alumnus of this great institution. He narrated a few incidents to emphasize the good standards of the constituent units of MAHE. He advised the students to keep the flag of Manipal flying high by being its brand ambassadors through their studious approach to academics and other activities.
The students pledged to uphold the human values and to be sincere, diligent, dedicated and devoted during their student life. Orientation sessions followed the inaugural. Dr Keerthilatha M Pai, dean gave an overview of the institution. Dr Vidya Saraswathi, Associate dean gave an outline of the BDS Program. Dr Shivasharan Shetty, member, DCI sensitized the fresher’s about ragging and advised them not to tolerate any kind of ragging and report the same.