The Chief Guest for this years function was Dr. Peter Borbely, Chair Prof. of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary. An enthusiastic cyclist and iron man marathon participant, Dr. Borbely took part in a cyclathon to raise awareness on The Clean Coorg Campaign.
Air Commodore Dr. Balakrishnan Jayan, Col.(Dr.) Abhijit Kadu were the other guests at this years function.
The day began with inauguration of two new initiatives of Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.
1. International Centre for Clinical Excellence
2. Centre for Forensic Odontology.
Speaking on the occasion, 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 will be visiting the Institution from Europe, North America and South East Asia this year as a part of the MOU’s signed between their Dental School’s and the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.
Prof. Peter Borbely, appreciated the excellent hospitality of the people of Kodagu (Coorg) and the strides made by the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in the field of Dentistry
In his Graduation Day address Prof Dr. Borbely stressed on the responsibilities that the graduates would carry henceforth as representatives of this wonderful institution and this great nation.
Prof. Dr. Sunil Muddaiah announced the Gold Medal winners.
1. The “Postgraduate Gold Medal for Academics” was won by Dr. Kongkona Bharadwaj and the Medal was presented by Prof. Peter Borbely.
2. The “Kanjithanda M Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence” was won by Dr. Nowshiya M Z the Medal was presented by Mr. K K Aiyappa Chairman of the Trust.
3. The “K Ponnamma Kushalappa Graduate Gold Medal for Overall Excellence” was won by Dr. Swetha M C and the Medal was presented by Mr. K K Aiyappa.
Dr.Anmol Kalha B.Sc. B.D.S, M.D.S, COL (Retd.) AD Corps Advisor, Distinguished Professor was felicitated by the Principal Dr. K C Ponnappa for …….. The latest edition of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research was also released during the Graduation Day function.
The function was followed by two hours cultural extravaganza by the students of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.