Wednesday, 23 April 2014

World Health Day 2014 - ABSMIDS

As a part of World Health Day 2014, the Department of Public Health Dentistry, A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences had conducted a quiz competition on the theme “Vector Borne Diseases” at MR Punja ITI, Thokur on 4th April 2014 and Rev.Fr.Robert Z. M. D’souza Memorial Industrial Training centre, Nada on 7th April 2014.

The Commissioning Ceremony of the Urodynamic Study (UDS) Unit and Extra Corporenal Shock at Justice K.S. Hegde Hospital

The Commissioning Ceremony of the Urodynamic Study (UDS) Unit and Extra Corporenal Shock Wave Lithotripter (ESWL) was held on 11th April 2014 at the seminar Hall, Justice K.S. Hegde Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangalore.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Medical CHECK UP & Health AWARENESS CAMP at Tapovana, Thokur

A Medical checkup & Awareness CAMP was organized in association with Community Health Department ,K.S.Hegde Medical Academy Deralakatta, NSS wing & Rovers Wing on 22-04-2014 at tapovana, Thokur. The programme was inaugurated by Rtn.. PHF Joel Herald D’Souza President Elect , Rotary Club, Mulki . Dr. Anand Saldhana , Prof. Community Health Department ,K.S.Hegde Medical Academy Deralakatta delivered related information on Health Awareness. Principal Sri Y.N.Salian presided over the function. Miss Navyashree recited Prayer, Training officer Raghuram Rao welcomed the guests. Suresh S. JTO delivered vote of thanks. Programme was compared by Sri Vishwanath Rao, JTO. and All Staff members of the institute & Doctors Team from Community Health Department ,K.S.Hegde Medical Academy Deralakatta were present and conducted dental check up.   





Friday, 18 April 2014

NICO - Journalism student bags honours at National Seminar

Disha Gloria Prabhu, a first year Post Graduate student of Mass Communication and Journalism, Nitte University became the only student from Mangalore to present a seminar paper at MEDIACON-2013, the National Conference on Media Ethics and Social Responsibility at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, held November 2013. Her paper ‘Ethics go to Work: Media Percepts vs. Media Practice’ was widely appreciated by the academic community drawn from the top journalism schools of the country. Over 22 members, predominantly professors, were shortlisted to present papers at this national conference. “It was a wonderful learning experience and an honour to have presented my research paper at a national seminar. I thank, Prof.Rakesh Katarey, Head of the Dept. of MC&J for guiding me in every way possible to conduct the research,” said Ms.Prabhu. The paper was based on extensive interviews with nearly 20 Journalists drawn from five news organizations in the city. It is a study of how policy and socialization processes within organizations influences news and thereby public opinion. The study is based on the classic work ‘Social Control in the Newsroom’ by Dr. Warren Breed, an eminent sociologist from the University of Columbia. “All the editors of the leading newspapers that were subject of the study were incredibly supportive. I also thank all the respondents who patiently sat through the lengthy interviews and provided insights into my area of study,” said Ms.Prabhu. Through this study, Ms. Prabhu was able to validate the influence of editorial policies on professionalism and ethical practices in India “We found that when a reporter is faced with issues involving ethics, policies of the organization play a very important role in what the reporter ultimately decides to do.” The study made it evident that policies are self-regulating. It raises serious questions about the controls that take us beyond the question of compliance of journalists and practice of ethics in journalism Many journals across the country have approached Ms. Prabhu offering to publish her paper. Apart from Ms. Prabhu’s work, Ms.Jincy Abraham’s paper on advertising was also shortlisted for presentation at the national conference. However, due to indifferent health, she could not make it to the seminar.




Media students bag I prize in debate
Mangalore: A team comprising Nayana S. Pillai and Kevin Matthew Thomas, both, students of Nitte University’s Mass Communication & Journalism Programes has won the first prize in debating at the ANANDOTSAVA’14 inter-collegiate competition. The two U.G students were amongst the 800 participants drawn from 25 colleges across the state. Over 26 events were held at this festival. Besides citations, the students were awarded a cash prize of Rs 1000. The chairman and co-ordinator of the festival thanked Nitte’s MC&J department for sending “a very talented team of students” “we are proud of the fact that we won the first prize given the quality of competition from engineering and non-engineering colleges of the state,” said Ms. Nayana.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

International Conference on Power Electronics & Drives - ICPED-2014 at NMAMIT

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology Organized two days "International Conference on Power Electronics & Drives ICPED-2014" during 10-11 April 2014. Inauguration of the conference was held on 10th April at " Sambram Auditorium, Dr. Shripad T Revankar, Professor & Director of Multiphase & Fuel Cell Research Labs, PURDUE University, West Lafayette, IN47907 USA was the Chief Guest. Dr. Udaykumar R Y, Dean (Students Welfare), Professor, Dept of E&EE, NITK Surathkal Was the guest of honor, Sri. N.Vinay Hegde President, Nitte Education Trust & Chancellor, Nitte University Presided over the function. Dr. Niranjan N Chipunkar, Principal, NMAMIT, Nitte, Prof. K Vasudeva Shettigar, HOD, Dept of E&E, NMAMIT, Dr. M Satyendra Shet, Program Chair, ICPEDS-2014 Attended the inauguration function. Conference involved 47 paper presentation in three parallel sessions. Keynote addresses by Dr. Shripad T Revankar, Professor & Director of Multiphase & Fuel Cell Research Labs, PURDUE University, West Lafayette, IN47907 USA Dr. Udaykumar R Y, Dean (Students Welfare), Professor, Dept of E&EE, NITK Surathkal,Dr. B.G. Fernandes, Dept. of E&E, Professor, IIT, Bombay, Dr.Ashoka K.S. Bhat, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada. Valedictory function was held on 11th April, Dr. Shripad T Revankar, Professor & Director of Multiphase & Fuel Cell Research Labs, PURDUE University, West Lafayette, IN47907 USA was the chief guest, Prof. K Vasudeva Shettigar, HOD, Dept of E&E, NMAMIT, Presided over the function.

Monday, 14 April 2014

SCINTILLA -2014 regional inter collegiate quiz competition

Neema K, Rashmi K and Swetapadma Nayak, I MBBS students Won the Third place in SCINTILLA -2014 regional inter collegiate quiz competition for medical undergraduate students held at Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore on 09-04-2014.

Oral Health Month celebration by ABSMIDS

On occasion of Oral Health Month celebration the department of Public Health Dentistry, A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of dental sciences, Deralakatte (A constituent of Nitte University) supported by its network of 15 Rural Health centres enthusiastically celebrated a plethora of activities designed to spread awareness about oral health in the community. The activities included Oral examination & education given to about 2200 people, dental care rendered to about 500 patients, Health talks to spread awareness benefitting about 1000 people. I BDS students presented skits and street plays on themes like general and oral hygiene, ill effects of tobacco in 5 different locations. The events were held at Mangalore and around the rural centers covering an extensive geographic area in the radius of about 100kms including Kundapura Taluk (Dabbekatte, Marnakatte, Nada & Koteshwar), places around Nitte and Karkala (Bolakodi, Kervase, Mundkur & Kinnigoli) Sringeri & Kigga (106 kms), Subramanya (104 kms) & Payyanoor, Kerala state. The month long events culminated with activities like Flash mob, health exhibition, Oral Examination, games stalls and drawing competitions were initiated, organized and conducted by interns at City Centre Mall, Mangalore on 20th March 2014. The day is celebrated globally by Federation dentire internationale (FDI) as World Oral Health day.