On Feb 14th, Vikas Khanna's UTSAV has officially become The World's Most Expensive Cookbook - first copy auctioned for 3 Million Rupees. This will be used to serve 2,00,000 meals through smilefoundation #MillionDollar4Nutrition He has thanked Mr. Rasesh Kanakia and dedicated this success to his dad on his 71st Birthday.
UI GreenMetric released the results of World Ranking for Universities on December 29th 2016. This is the seventh edition of ranking which compares Universities efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management. The ranking was announced by the Universitas Indonesia's Rector, Prof. Muhammad Anis, along with the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Prof. Riri Fitri Sari.
Manipal University has put continual efforts in implementing actions in critical areas to increase green cover, ensure equitable water use and management, waste management and energy management leading to decreased impacts on climate change and the environment. This focus towards care for nature today has been globally recognized by way of being ranked 213th in the overall category among 516 Universities from 71 countries.
Among Universities belonging to suburban settings, Manipal University is ranked 67th globally and is No 2 in India. Under the water management category, which is its core strength, Manipal University is ranked No. 1 in India and 18th globally, followed by waste management with a global ranking of 133. Manipal University today is the second greenest University in India.
In terms of its ranking methodology, UI Green Metric is based on three philosophical approaches which is Environment, Economy and Equity (3'Es). The ranking has six indicators: Setting & Infrastructure (15%), Energy and Climate Change (21%), Waste Management (18%), Water Management (10%), transportation (18%) and Education (18%).
"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another." - Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest
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Nandini, a class IX student of Government High School, Uppur, who had never been to a science laboratory, on Friday, walked out of Manipal University Campus with confidence saying that she can now teach some of the chemistry experiments to her friends back in school.This was possible due to The Royal Society of Chemistry India and Salters Camps, UK, which organised a three-day residential Chemistry camp programme for Class IX students at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), that concluded on Friday. Around 70 students from government schools in around the varsity campus became a part of the camp, where they had a fun session and learnt Chemistry.Nandini said that this is the first time she was given a free-hand to conduct experiment at high-end labs of Manipal University. "I was curious to learn each and every experiment taught by the resource persons and scientists. What I liked most was that safety was given a priority during all lab workshops since we were dealing with some hazardous chemicals," says Gynappa, another Class IX student of Government High School, Rajeev Nagar.
Another student Vinay said that she will go back and teach the experiments not only to her friends but also to her science teachers.
The students were also provided accommodation during their stay, in the hostel rooms used by the students of Manipal University. "It was a first time experience to stay away from home in a hostel. We did not miss our parents and home. Such camps should be conducted frequently to know more about science," said Srivathsa, student of Government High School, Olakadu.
Years after leaving the portals of Manipal University, the ex-students were back for a wonderful reunion on December 18, 2016. This year the alums of Kasturba Medical College, 1986 batch and Manipal Institute of Technology 1987 batch were present. They made merry at Fortune Inn Valley View where the Alumni Relations of the University organized a splendid show. A brief welcome speech by the Vice President, Faculty Development and Alumni Relations, Dr K Ramnarayan after the Director Alumni Relations, Mr Prasanna R Kailaje formally opened the evening, was followed by fun and frolic. The music for the evening was provided by Prakash and his band.
The alumni took time off to see the facilities that have changed the face of Manipal University. Sure, it surprised every single alumnus. They may have heard but probably not expected it to change the way it has over the years since they left. The comments by some of them has it all. What a pleasant surprise it was for all of them as they were taken around every new facility. Of course, some of them went around to see their favourite joints when they were here just to revive memories that linger on.
Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration and the Department of Culinary Arts bid farewell to the final year students in style. Every year the outgoing students are given a formal multi-course dinner which is served by smartly liveried juniors. The outgoing students too are dressed in smart formals to complete the traditional American style elegant event.
The Formal dinner 2016 bid adieu to the fourth course BA Culinary Arts Students and was presided over by Principal Prof. G Parvadhavardhini and Chief Guest VirenderRazdan, Area Manager, ITC Hotels Hyderabad as well as other dignitaries from the ITC Hotels Group were present.
Prepared by the faculty and students of WGSHA and DOCA and served by the students of DOCA, the menu included classical French dishes including Pâté Maison (a smooth chicken liver pâté served as an appetiser) and Poisson aux crevettes et crabe (a main course of fish served with a Nantua cream sauce). The dinner ended on a sweet note with a traditional dessert of an Orange Charlotte with an orange sauce and tuile and a plate of petit fours, bite sized sweets.
While addressing the gathering, Chief Guest VirenderRazdan complimented both the service and the food both of which far exceeded his expectations of attending a student run event.
The euphoria of Mr Rajeev Suri’s visit to Manipal University will last long. While the University is talking about the visit of a student who graduated in Electronics and Communication from Manipal Institute of Technology in 1989 now occupying the highest position in Nokia, the students are overawed to have met him, interacted with him, freeze him in selfies and pick a few inspirational tips to succeed in life which he articulated so powerfully at every opportunity in the two days he spent on the campus of his alma mater.
No, the euphoria will not die down any time soon. Because his visit was more than just a mere excitement. He has left a lasting impression on every single person who heard him deliver the 23rd Convocation address. That’s what he was here for. So while he won the hearts of thousands of graduating students, parents and well-wishers at KMC Greens on the second day of the Convocation, within minutes of his appearance on the MIT campus, he had the students eating out of his hands.
MrSuri was keen to see all the changes that have taken place in MIT in 27 years, since his graduation. He spent long hours on the MIT campus with the Director, Dr G.K. Prabhu and studentswho showed him the projects which have earned laurels for MIT. Dressed informally to be in sync with the students, he was just a super senior to them. The students quickly realized that interacting with him was exciting. So everyone took the opportunity to walk up to him and exchange few words.
He was a very happy person at the end of it all. Happy that the students were doing extremely well. Happy that the facilities and infrastructures are all world class. Chief Warden, Col CMS Kalakoti showed him the hostels and the food court. He was bowled over to say the least. Obviously, his thoughts may have gone back to D-16 where he lived and “Sheetal” the canteen where he ate.
All said and done, he admitted, “Manipal has been the best place in my life. It was such a good mixture of fun and education. It was all about balancing the two. I liked the multi-culture atmosphere here. I learnt in Manipal that learning was a lifelong experience. I tell this to people in my company”.
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Barring the first which is taken in the Experience Theater of Manipal University, the rest are from MrSuri’s visit to the MIT campus to see student projects and other facilities.
The 23rd Convocation of Manipal University, Manipal, will be held as per the below mentioned schedule at KMC Greens, Manipal from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Day – 1 : Saturday, 19th November 2016.
Day – 2 : Sunday, 20th November 2016
Day – 3 : Saturday, 26th November 2016.
We have arranged the live webcast of the event on university website www.manipal.edu. Please watch the event live by clicking the link http://manipal.edu/mu/academics/convocation-2016.html OR click on http://livestream.com/Manipal/
FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards were instituted in the year 2014 to recognize and felicitate the achievements of Universities/Higher Educational institutions and Incrwiduals for Improving the Quality of Higher Education in hide, through visionary thinking, adopting process innovation and disruptive technology.
Third cycle of FICCI Higher Education Awards 2016 were declared at the FICCI Higher Education Summit held at New Delhi on November 10. 2016. Manipal University won this prestigious award in this cycle under the category "Excellence in Internationalization' for aligning different aspects of education (currictitrn, faculty, etc.) to international standards and set new benchmarks. Manipal University, Manipal was actively represented in this summit by Dr. Karunakar Kotegar, Deputy Director. International Affairs, Dr. Christopher Sudhakar, Deputy Director, Quality & Compliance, Dr. Aparna Raghu, Associate Dean, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal and Mr. Padma Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Manipal who received the awards on behalf of the University from Mr. Arvind Panagariya Deputy Chairman, NM Ayog, Govt. of India in the presence of Mr. Mohandas Pai and Dr. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI
Expect Manipal Institute of Technology students to come up with unique ideas not only in starting start-ups, but also for coming up with something new in sports. They began a football league on thelines of the Indian Super League earlier this year,and now, have just completed a cricket league akin to the IPL. But of course minus the big money. The obvious question is, how then does it resemblance IPL? There was money, but virtual.
The students invented a cricket league for MIT and named it Manipal Institute of Technology Cricket League (MTCL). The first season – 2016, as Vansh Mahajan, who’s brainchild it is, would like to call it, had six teams drawn to play each other in a league format. Four of the top teams were to go through to the knock-out. But then, the rules of the tournament threw up five teams, becausethe fourth and fifth teams had the same number of points. So Vansh and the co-founders of the tournament decided to have a super league with the five teams.
Picking six teams was the first step andthe entire process of selecting teams was interesting. Vansh says, “The idea of starting this unique tournament occurred to us in the first week of August this year and in less than two weeks, we were well on our way to organizing a T-20 cricket tournament for MIT. The nitty-gritties were worked out and the director Dr G.K. Prabhu gave the go-ahead and we were ready with our drawing boards”.
The six teams, the managers, the auction et al had to be put in place. And for that, the regular members of the MIT cricket teams volunteered to sweat it out. Over 200 students turned up for the trials and six teams were picked. Every single player was allotted points, up to 100, on the basis of their performance during the trials. Players were auctioned based on these points. The auction money was virtual -- just symbolic. For example, a player with 80 points could go for anything like Rs 10 lakhs. Every manager could spend not more than 25 lakhs, virtual money of course, to buy players.
The auction process was exciting as the bidding was intense. Highest bids went to some quality players: AbhinavMaheshwari : 13.3 lakh; PrateekGirdhar; 11.1 lakh; Rishab Dave : 10.2 lakh are the examples. Bidding over, six teams were selected and the tournament got underway on October 9. The teams were:Titans, Ninjas, Hurricanes, Pirates, Wizards and Samurais. Hurricanes was eliminated. The rest played the super league.
Ninjas emerged winner of the first edition of MITCL. Having won the toss, they asked Samurais to bat and bowled them out for 85 in 19.1 overs. Ninjas had to score 86 to win the title in 14.4 overs as per NRR calculations. A brilliant 34 from Rohit Jain steered Ninjas to a win in 14.1 overs, and was declared the best batsman of the match. Harsh Kumar who took four wickets and three good catches was the man of the match.
The tournament saw some excellent performances and the best were: Man of the Tournament : Romel Raj Krishna (108 runs, 13 wickets), Highest Run Scorer: KeshavTaneja (178 runs), Highest Wicket Taker :Romel Raj Krishna (13 wickets), Highest Number of Sixes : KeshavTaneja (5 sixes).
MANIPAL UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG AUSTRALIA The Office of International Affairs & Collaborations and The Department of Public Relations, Manipal University are pleased to inform you that a general academic Memorandum of Understanding between these two universities will be signed on November 11, 2016 at Manipal. Mr Adam Gilchrist, the world renowned cricketer and Australia's education ambassador to India will be part of the delegation from the University of Wollongong led by Professor Paul Wellings, CBE Vice Chancellor, UoW. An exclusive interaction with the ex-cricketer is scheduled on that day between 3.00 pm and 3.50 pm at MARENA for the students, staff and faculty of Manipal University. Office of International Affairs & Collaborations Department of Public Relations Manipal University
Manipal University, Manipal takes pride in announcing that Pro Chancellor, Dr Hebri Subhaskrishna Ballal has received the prestigious Karnataka State Rajyotsava Award at the 61st State Formation Day function in Bengaluru on November 1, 2016. Dr Ballal receives the recognition for his contribution in the field of Education. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Udupi District Rajyotsava Award.
Doctors of Kasturba Hospital Manipal and Manipal Hospital, Bengaluruteamed up to transplant liver and kidneysof patients in the two hospitals on Monday. The organs were from the donor, a 16-year-old boyfrom Byndoorwho died in a motor cycle accident in Manipal on October 8. He was taken to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal at 8.30 pm with head injuries. This is the second time KH, Manipal University has organized an inter-city organ transfer for transplantation. The first time was earlier this year.
Four senior doctors of the hospital declared him brain dead as per the protocol stipulated by the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 at 11.30 pm the same day and the second declaration was done by the doctors at 11.30 am on October 9, 2016. “He was then supported by ventilator to enable doctors to harvest the organs for transplantation,” said Dr PadmarajHegde, deputy Medical Superintendent who headed the team of doctors in carrying out all operations.
Dr Hegde added that the father of the boy agreed to donate his son’s organs, liver, kidneys, heart and corneas. The Manipal police was informed to facilitate all formalities including the green corridor. A patient in Manipal Hospital Bangalore was identified forthe liver and another for the valve of the heart. Dr Ravi Chander of Manipal Hospital Bengaluru came to Manipal for the organs on Sunday night.
Dr Ravi took the 8 am flight on Mondayfrom Mangaluru to Bengaluru with the liver and heart. While the liver was for immediate transplantation, the valve from the heart was to be used for another patient, later.
“The two kidneys have been transplanted to patients from Shivamoga and Kundapura while the corneas have been preserved in the hospital,” said Dr Padmaraj who is also Prof and head of the Urology Department. Dr Arun Chawla also of the Urology department assisted him in the operation which began at 2.30 am. “The patients who have received the kidneys are doing well,” he added.
Department of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences celebrated the “World Sight Day (WSD)” on Thursdaywith the inauguration of a “Self-Vision Screening Chart” sponsored by State Bank of India (SBI), Manipal. The chart was opened for public vision testing by Dr. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University. He suggested that the eye care professionals from Manipal University should evolve a sustainable model aimed at creating a “blindness free” Udupi district. The theme for this year proposed by The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is “Stronger Together”
World sight day is a yearly event focusing on universal eye health and prevention against blindness and vision impairment. As a part of WSD, the department also conducted eye screening camps for almost 1000 people last month. Posters depicting eye awareness and simulations to manage daily activities by visually challenged people were also organised by the students of Department of Optometry. The guests of honour on the occasion were; Dr. Poornima Baliga, Dean, KMC, Manipal; Dr. Krishna Rao, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Dr. Rajashekar, Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal. This event was supported by Cooper vision India and Essilor India.
Manipal University and Kasturba Hospital, Manipal completed a great task of attempting a Guinness World Record in Hand Washing at the Marena Sports Complex on October 15, 2016 when 3422 students and staff and others washed hands as per the norms required for the record.
It took over 16 hours to go through the exercise, which at the end was a job well done. All coordination with clock-work precision and the smooth conduct of the event was praiseworthy. Every minute detail was well attended to and all have their fingers crossed hoping that Kasturba Hospital would wrest the record from Apollo Hospital Delhi, which holds the record with figures of 1711.
The hand washing relay began at 7 am when the Pro Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr H. S. Ballal sounded the hooter. It ended at 11.30 pm. Students, doctors, nursing staff and administrative teams of Kasturba Medical College and Hospital Manipal, and health care institutions comprising Kasturba Medical College, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Melaka Manipal Medical College - Manipal Campus, School of Allied Health Sciences and Manipal College of Nursing, and Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Allied Health Sciences took part.
Five Senior Advocates of Udupi District and 4 Police Personnel were the witnesses. The time keepers were physical education teachers from other colleges in and around Udupi and Mangalore. The Judges certifying the right procedure of hand sanitizing were Infection Control Nurses from; AJ Hospital, Mangalore, Fr. Muller Hospital, Mangalore, KS Hegde Medical Hospital, Mangalore .
Dr (Col) M Dayananda Medical Superintendent and COO said; “Each participant performed the 6-step procedure for hand sanitation and passed on the alcohol-based hand santizer to the next participant and exit the venue. “The purpose of celebrating the Global Handwashing Day was to spread the message of Hygiene and encourage everyone to make hand washing a habit”.
“Apart from attempting a Guinness Record, the exercise also helps in creating awareness about hand hygiene. There are About 90,000 people who die due to Hospital Acquired infection in India every year. This initiative would enable Kasturba Hospital, Manipal in leading effective implementation of the infection control measures in the healthcare industry. Proper hand santisation plays a key role in controlling the spread of communicable diseases. This does not limit to hospitals but is also to be done at homes where we are ideally required to practice the six step hand washing with soap which should last for about 20 seconds for proper sanitization,” Dr Dayananda added.
Culinary Boot Camp with the participation of a foreign university, the first of its kind in India began at the Department of Culinary Arts here on Monday. And a dozen students from George Brown College, Canada are here at Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal University to study Indian cuisine which is steeped in cultural diversity. Completing the baker’s dozen is the faculty who has accompanied the students.
On Monday, the first day of the Boot Camp, the students after being addressed by the WGSHA Principal, Mrs Parvadhavardini Gopalakrishnan and the vice principal, Chef K. Thiruwere initiated into the aromaof the spices that give Indian cuisine the flavour. The students were all too excited to experience how the aromas blend to lend taste to the dishes. The final year students of BA Culinary Arts were the ones who took the Canadians through the use of spices in the different cultures in the country. They also explained the religious and foreign influences on Indian food.
The Canadian students had an interactive, hands-on cooking class with Chef Manoj on Rajasthani Cuisine. A mouth-watering menu of Rajasthani classics like Dal, Baati, Churma, RajasthaniGattaKadhi and LalMaans was prepared. The Roomali Roti session was fun. The students tried their hands at shaping dough into wafer thin bread by twirling on the backs of their hands and then cooking it overa griddle turned upside down over fire. It was a very fascinating session for the visitors.
The students are: Christianna Bentley; Joanne Brathwaite; Harvir Butter; Christopher Jurians; Samuel Lorinc; Joey Ma; Chun Fai Mak; MalateePramanus; Sarah Robinson; Dominique Spanovic; Ajani Taylor; Wei Wei Zhu.Charlton Alvares (Faculty)
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