Graduation Day-2016 at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences was held on 22nd October 2016. 44 graduate degrees (BDS) and 37 postgraduate degrees (MDS) were awarded.
Dr. Sunil Muddaiah, Dean, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, in his address mentioned that the college has postgraduate training programmes in all specialities of dentistry and that this premier dental institute has produced fine dentists, clinicians and academicians, who have spread all over the world. He also said that a host of foreign research scholars are visiting the Institution from Europe, North America and South East Asia this year as a part of the MOU signed between their Dental School and the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.
Prof. W.M Tilakaratne, Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and President, International Association of Oral Pathologists, Chief Guest of the function, appreciated the strides made by The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Dr. Tilakaratne stressed on the necessity of developing scientific temperament in Dental research. He also spoke about the importance of Panglobal associations of Dental schools which will help in the exchange of progressive philosophies in the field of dental education.
Prof. Aruni Tilakaratne, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka was a special guest at this function.
Prof. W.M Tilakaratne presented the “Postgraduate Gold Medal for Academics” to Dr.Ramaprakash. Mr. K.K Aiyappa, Chairman, Coorg Dental and Medical Sciences Trustee presented the “Kanjithanda M Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence” to Dr. Divyashree R and “K.Ponamma Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for Overall Excellence” to Dr. Gauthami N.N.
The postgraduate and graduate students received their certificates from Prof Tilakaratne and Prof Aruni Tilakaratne.
The program was followed by an extravagant cultural program by the students of The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.