Mangaluru, May 14 : The 32nd Graduation Ceremony of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, a unit of Father Muller Charitable Institutions was held on 14th May 2022 at 10.00am at Father Muller convention Centre, Kankanady in the city.
The programme was initiated with the grandiose procession of graduates accompanied by the band and salutation with the guard of honour at the entrance of the Father Muller Convention Centre. The President of the programme Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President of FMCI; The Chief Guest Dr M. Mohan Alva, Chairman, Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri; Guest of Honour Dr K.R. Janardanan Nair, President, Medical Assessment and Rating Board, National Commission for Homoeopathy, New Delhi; Rev. Fr Richard A. Coelho, Director Father Muller Charitable Institutions; Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital; Rev. Fr Rohan Dias, Asst. Administrator Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital; Dr E.S.J. Prabhu Kiran, Principal Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College; Vice Principal Dr Vilma Meera D’Souza, Medical Superintendent of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital Dr Girish Navada U.K., Convenor of Graduation Ceremony 2022 Dr Ranjan C. Britto were offered a solemn welcome with traditional Poornakumbha.
The formal programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the almighty through a prayer song by the students of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College.
The august gathering was welcomed by Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho and was briefed about the health care services provided by Father Muller Charitable Institutions with the motto of ‘Heal and Comfort’ for the past 141 years. He also highlighted the services rendered by Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College from the time of its inception in the year 1985 and mentioned that it is the only Homoeopathic Medical College under Rajiv Gandhi Universities of Health Sciences to be accredited by NAAC accreditation with ‘A’ grade.
Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran, Principal, FMHMC then presented a descriptive Annual report of the activities of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital for the academic year 2021-2022.
Graduands were honoured and certificates were conferred by the Guest of Honour, Dr K.R. Janardanan Nair and Chief Guest Dr M. Mohan Alva which was followed by the administration of the oath led by Principal Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran.
Total of 99 BHMS students graduated on this occasion and 26 Post Graduates were awarded with their MD (Hom) degree.
Chief Guest Dr M. Mohan Alva in his Graduation message congratulated the graduates for completing their course from such a prestigious Institute. He urged the students to inculcate values such as empathy and compassion along with the degree bestowed today and to remember the Homoeopathic Physician’s oath forever.
On behalf of the graduates Dr Ria Grace Devasia expressed her gratitude to the Institutions.
The Guest of Honour Dr K.R. Janardanan Nair in his message insisted the Graduates to understand and learn the skill of individualisation which is the key concept of Homoeopathy and motivated the budding Homoeopaths to focus on Research which is the need of the hour. He also highlighted the functioning and importance of the National Commission for Homoeopathy.
Bishop of Mangalore Diocese & President of FMCI honoured 8 UG rank holders and 9 PG rank holders declared by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka for the Overall BHMS examinations conducted from September 2017 to July 2021 and M.D. (Hom) examination held in July 2020 and November 2021. In total Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College has secured term wise 31 Ranks in 1st year to 4th year BHMS and subject wise 127 Ranks with the tally of 166 Ranks.
Dr Gayatri Krovvidi, M.D.(Hom. Pharmacy) was honoured and presented with a memento for receiving the M.D. Scholarship 2021-22 by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) for ‘Quality M.D. Dissertations in Homoeopathy’.
Dr Dania P. Johnson (2015-16 Batch) was also honoured for securing Gold Medal declared by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka for Highest aggregate marks in B.H.M.S. examinations held from September 2016 to February 2020.
‘Dr Sumod Jacob Solomon Award’ sponsored by 6th Batch of Mullerians for the Best Outgoing Postgraduate student of 2018-19 batch was awarded to Dr Ancy George.
Father Muller Charitable Institutions President’s Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Undergraduate student B.H.M.S. – 2016-17 Batch was awarded to Dr Cimna Thasneem T.A.
Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions in his presidential address congratulated the Graduated Doctors and appreciated the achievements of students. He insisted the budding Homoeopaths to treat all the patients with utmost love and care.
Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, FMHMC &H proposed the vote of thanks. The Graduation Ceremony concluded with institution anthem and recession of the graduates and dignitaries. Dr Reshel Noronha and Dr Skandan S. Kumar compeered the graduation ceremony.
A Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration was offered by Rev. Fr Richard A. Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Deralakatte at 6.30 a.m. on the same day which was attended by Graduates, their parents and staff.