The Chief Guest for this years function was Dr. Anil Kumar Chandna, Member,Dental Council of India, New Delhi. He appreciated the effort of Dr. SunilMuddaiah and the faculty in bringing up the professional Dental Health CareInstitution in the district and congratulated this premier Dental Institute forproducing fine dentists, clinicians and academicians, who have spread all over theworld. He also wished and congratulated the new graduates.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sunil Muddaiah, Dean, Coorg Institute of DentalSciences, in his address mentioned that the college has postgraduate trainingprogrammes in all specialities of dentistry and that this premier dental institute hasproduced fine dentists, clinicians and academicians, who have spread all over theworld. He said that the institute has been ranked 15 th among the numerous dentalcolleges of the country. He also said that a host of foreign research scholars will bevisiting the Institution from Europe, North America and South East Asia this yearas a part of the MOUs signed between Foreign Dental Schools and the CoorgInstitute of Dental Sciences.
In his Graduation Day address Dr. Anil Kumar Chandna stressed on theresponsibilities that the graduates would carry henceforth as representatives ofthis wonderful institution and this great nation. He also listed the initiated takenup by the DCI to make dentistry in India more relevant.
The Principal Dr. K .C Ponnappa solemnized the oath for the graduates while theVice-principal Dr. Jithesh announced honor Medals.
Dr. Shashidhar, Associate Dean, Introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering.
1. The “Postgraduate Gold Medal for Academics” was won by Dr. Vaishnavi Rand the Medal was presented by Dr. Sunil Muddaiah.
2. The “Kanjithanda M Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for AcademicExcellence” was won by Dr. Keerthan Bollamma the Medal was presentedby Dr. Anil Kumar Chandna.
3. The “K Ponnamma Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for OverallExcellence” was won by Dr. Parvathy Sudeep and the Medal was presentedby Dr. Sunil Muddaiah and Dr. Anil Kumar Chandna.
The special edition of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research was alsoreleased during the Graduation Day function.
The function was followed by two hours cultural extravaganza by the students ofthe Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.