Student Clubs

There are many student clubs run by students and supervised by the faculty coordinators. These are very active and vibrant clubs that meet regularly and conduct programs for the benefit of the students and society. The following are the clubs run by the students.

Aaghaz- KMC Dramatics Team

Vision:

A place for students to come together and explore different themes in dramatics using their creativity.

Objectives:

  • Online presence to showcase our work.
  • Foster talent in our college by promoting original content.
  • Workshops for those interested in dramatics.
  • Finding unique alternatives to previous offline events.
  • Nurturing confidence, creativity, and a team spirit in our members and the college too.

Plan of Action:

  • The club will work with Cultural Committee
  • Social media team: handling and posting content on Instagram account
  • Dramatics for newbies: a series of live and recorded online workshops to teach the art and forms of acting to anyone who wants to learn
  • Catering to online competitions such as :

             -Monologue/Monoact

             -Done in 30 (short video making)

             -Radio plays- consist of only audio

             -Stand up comedy

             -Short films

             -Comedy sketches

  • Participating in offline events when the COVID-19 situation permits. These include Streetplay, MadAds, Mime, Pass the remote. Until then, we will create online alternatives for them

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sushma R Kotian, Department of Anatomy

Our team: Head: Radhini Chowdhary; Co-head: Bhupal Singh Deora 

 

 

 

 

The Book Club

Vision:

A club that encourages the activity of reading, facilitates discussion amongst readers, and provides a platform for engaging in text-based activities.

Aim:

  • Organize book discussions and book meets regularly. These meetings will be both offline and online.
  • Introduce new authors and poets to readers over time.
  • A series of themed quizzes, debates, and other associated events.
  • Establish a literary stronghold amongst the student body.

Plan of Action:

  • The club will work under the joint authority of the 'The Literary Committee' and 'The Editorial Board'.
  • The club will initially consist of 5 core members-

              -One representative from the Literary Committee

              -One representative from the Editorial Board

              -3 additional core members

  • The core team will be responsible for organizing meetings of the book club, on both online and offline platforms; selecting the material for discussion in each meeting, and also facilitate said discussions.
  • The committee can later be expanded to include more members via audition-based recruitments, which will be conducted by the original core team.
  • The online book club meetings will be held on a suitable platform such as an audio-only social medial app called Clubhouse, which was curated specifically for this purpose.
  • The book club will discuss well-known, oft-read books and some lesser-known titles, as well as films or TV shows that are based on these books.

Outcome:

  • Encouraging medical students to read more and broaden their horizons.
  • Facilitate fruitful and interactive discussions, giving all participants an opportunity to put forth their views openly
  • Creating a space where students can discover their interests and cultivate their hobbies with productive extra-curricular activity.

The faculty advisors: Dr.Soumya, Opthalmology Department, and Dr.Smita Prabhu, Dermatology Department.

The Interim Heads for this term 2021-2022 will be Akarsh Khanna (3rd Sem) from The Literary Committee and Mrunmayee Nerlikar(3rd Sem) from The Editorial Board.

 

 

 

 

Cadenza

Vision:

A club that cultivates confidence in an individual's talent, and provides them with ample opportunity to display their abilities, as well as grow as a vocalist and/or instrumentalist

Aim:

  • Provide a platform for individuals within KMC, and eventually across MAHE, to showcase their talent
  • Work with seniors to gain experience, while providing a platform for junior batches
  • Participate in competitions held by KMC, MAHE, and other colleges
  • Create a social media account for the Music Club through which the aforementioned can be accomplished
  • Organize events, both offline and online, for the vocalists and instrumentalists of KMC to showcase their abilities
  • Conducting regular offline jamming sessions in SAC- open to all; a place to learn, practice, and get better
  • Organize classes/ online series with tips and exercises about music theory, instrument knowledge from basics to intermediate with time
  • Working alongside Cultural Committee in organizing instruments and sound system and setting them up, in case of an offline competition

Plan of Action:

  • The club will work under the Cultural Committee
  • It comprises 3 sub-teams

             - Eastern Vocals

             - Western Vocals

             - Band

  • Core Positions: Supervisor and heads for Western Vocals, Eastern Vocals, and Band separately.
  • The club will also have a team in charge of managing social media
  • Hold auditions to create the teams
  • Organize competitions and other events through the social media page of the vocals team and cult comm (due to current circumstances)
  • Seniors will serve as judges for competitions, and the best will be featured on the social media account of the club
  • Increase submissions and participation in intercollegiate events

Outcome:

  • Increased participation on a larger scale
  • Increased recognition for the talents of KMC
  • Greater outreach through social media
  • Creation of a dynamic music club

Faculty advisor: Dr. Reena, Department of Pharmacology

Executive Committee:

Cadenza Eastern Vocals: Supervisor- Vaishnavi Kavirayani Head: Mohamed Tariq

Cadenza Western Vocals: Supervisor- Aparna Macharla Heads- Tejesvi Seshadri and Sonakshi Chhabra

Cadenza Band: Supervisor-Aakash Batra Head- Bhavesh Srivastava

 

 

 

 

Cutting Edge

Objectives:

  • To inspire interest in the field of surgery among medical undergraduates
  • To create a platform for discussion and learning
  • To equip undergraduates with basic surgical skills

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vivek Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, KMC Manipal

Core committee: Cutting Edge 2021 core committee consists of

President - Mahisha Virdiana Vice President - Akshata Ammembal

General Secretary - Sreya Manoj

 

 

 

 

Cygnus: The Eastern Dance Club

Vision:

A club to provide an opportunity to allow one to discover their talents and passions for dance. This club cherishes India's rich heritage of classical dance forms, folk dances, and Bollywood dances.

Objectives:

  • Represent KMC, Manipal at intercollege competitions and events
  • Organize eastern dance competitions at online platforms in coordination with the cultural committee both at intra and inter-college levels
  • Invite eminent dancers to conduct seminars
  • Conduct dance workshops to pique interest in budding dancers
  • Social media updates

Plan of action:

  • The dancers in the team would be subdivided into either classical or non-classical (folk) groups, for which they are most fit for.
  • Annual auditions would be conducted to choose dancers for the above-mentioned groups.
  •  These groups will aim at working as a team and improve their skills to strive to become a better team.

Outcome:

We hope to encourage more participation through online workshops, along with representing our college proudly in every opportunity available.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Sadhana N. Holla, Department of Pharmacology 

 

 

 

 

IGCLA

Objectives:

The Lindau Meetings are an annual meeting of Nobel Laureates which aims to bring together Nobel laureates and young scientists to foster scientific exchange and propagate the spirit of research. Our founder and visionary, Dr. Partha Dabke, initiated IGCLA as a way for the students of India to have a similar experience. Every year we invite prominent speakers and research personnel to give talks on a variety of subjects to inspire the students.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Arvind Kumar Pandey, Dr. Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Shankar M. Bakkannavar

Core Committee Members:

Sabin Srivastava (Co-Organising Chairperson), Kavya Cocasse (Co-Organising Chairperson), Priyanshi Garg (Scientific Head), Adyasha Mohapatra (Public Relations Head), Apoorva Sinha (Design Head) Vartika Maheshwari (Finance Head)

 

Incandescent - Innovation Club

Objectives:

  • Educate medical students about the necessity of innovation to make improvements in healthcare.
  • To nurture innovative minds and encourage collaboration.
  • Organize hackathons, ideation competitions in KMC as well as in collaboration with other MAHE colleges
  • Provide incubation to young medical entrepreneurs.
  • Organize seminars on technological advancements in the medical field.
  • Hold talks by patent holders and research scholars of MAHE

Faculty Advisor: Dr.Sandesh, Dept. of Anesthesiology

Core Members: President: Sharvari Joshi, Vice President: Shubham Goyal, Faculty Coordinator: Trishtha Agarwal, Design Head: Abhinav Nehra, Operations Head: Ilanthodi Vishnu Bharadwaj, PR Head: Divija Sharma, Webmaster: Harshavardhan Sai Sadineni.

 

 

 

InQUIZition - The Quiz Club

Objectives:

  • To form a group of individuals interested in quizzes and trivia.
  • To initiate new students into the world of quizzing.
  • To give students guidance on specific areas and proper procedures of quizzing.
  • To popularize such events and encourage others to participate in quizzes.
  • To conduct interdepartmental quiz competitions.
  • To conduct periodical quizzes on specific topics among the students of KMC (and other institutions)
  • To provide a platform for members to share their knowledge.

Core Committee: Darshak Sanyal (Head), Navya Garg, Akarsh Khanna, Aatish, Swastik Goutam Tripathy

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Girish Menon R. Neurosurgery, Dr. Joseph Thomas, Plastic surgery, Dr. Pavan M. Bhat {General surgery}

 

 

 

International Quiz for Medical Undergraduates (IQMU)

After an insightful trip for a medical quiz in Mexico, the students of KMC sought to create a competition facilitating academic and cultural exchange in Manipal. Thus, the International Quiz For Medical Undergraduates was conceived and has been running successfully since 2017.

Owing to the current global pandemic, the 5th edition of IQMU took place from 29th May to 6th June 2021 via an online platform to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our participants. The quiz consisted of multiple rounds that test the quizzer's knowledge and application capacity in the fields of Pre-clinical, Paraclinical, and Clinical subjects. Each round was unique in its format, ranging from Spotters and Clinical Vignettes, MCQs and jeopardy-styled rounds, to IQMU'S acclaimed Mental relay. This year we also introduced a new event under IQMU, The Back-to-Basics Quiz, covering only the pre-clinical and para-clinical subjects which instantly became the crowd favorite

Amid grueling competition, driven by the medical instincts of our quizzers, we ensured that a healthy camaraderie was built via our Virtual Gala Night, involving unique activities, and fun games!

IQMU thus gives students an opportunity to experience a quest comprising of extensive events, nail-biting quiz rounds, interactive ice breakers, and informative workshop sessions by KMC's very own student clubs.

Faculty advisors: Dr. Vinod C. Nayak, Forensic Medicine. Dr. Vinay Khanna, Microbiology

Core council: Ritika Dwarak – Organising Chairperson, Kunal Agarwal – Organising Chairperson, Shailja Sharma – Joint Secretary

Bhavesh Srivastava – Joint Secretary, Divija Sharma – Junior Joint Secretary, Shivani Yadav – Junior Joint Secretary

 

 

 

 

Justitia

Objectives:

Justitia, the Forensics club of KMC Manipal, is responsible for a wide variety of interactive forensic-based workshops and events. Apart from conducting activities, Justitia also partakes in releasing content related to the same, be it articles, write-ups, informative videos, etc.

As the only forensic medicine club in India, it attempts to broaden the reach in the country, as well as promote the domain of forensic medicine through its plethora of activities and increase awareness of the subject.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Vinod Nayak, Forensic Medicine

Core committee: President: Robin Cherian, Vice President: Darshak Sanyal, Vice President: Hritik Jain, General Secretary: Saher Kalra Event Manager: Ishani Singh, Treasurer: Akarsh Khanna, Head of Public Relations: Adyasha Mohapatra, Head of Graphic Design: Adithya Dinesh

 

 

 

 

LUMEN: Photography club of KMC Manipal

 

 

Description:

Lumen is a student-run photography club that comprises eager and interested photographers. It aims to enhance and showcase the talent and creativity of KMC's very own photographers through social media series and photography excursions commonly known as 'photo walks. We help foster interest and help improve the skill by conducting workshops and primarily learning from each other. We hope to create a space for all levels of photographers to gain experience, improve their technique, and collaborate with other artists

Faculty advisor: Dr. Reena Sherin Parveen, department of Pharmacology

Core members: President: Gautham Kathirisetti, Vice President: Sparsh Srivastava, Creative head: Samir Gulati, Head of organization: Ayush Rana, Head of PR: Pratik Vora

Team members: Shubham Goyal: Lead photographer, Mihika Antonio Dean:- Lead writer

Events conducted in the last academic year:

·        Lockdown Food photography competition 4th August

·        Photowalk to Baba’s point – March 7th

·        Portrait photography workshop -8th Feb

·        Photobooth for fresher’s 2019

·        Photobooth for c’est la vie social welfare committee fundraiser

·        Photobooth for farewell 2019

·        Photobooth for IGCLA gala night

 

 

 

 

 

Networth Club

Objectives:

To enhance financial literacy/knowledge of students and to guide students towards financial independence

Faculty advisor: Dr Alankrith Ramesh Kashyap, Dept. Of Surgery

Core committee: Tanmay Kataria[Club Head], Athul Aby, Bhavesh Srivastava, Saher Kalra, Tanya Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX-Western Dance Club

Vision:

A medium to encourage and persuade enthusiastic students to showcase their dance forms before a diverse crowd at regional and national level.

Aim:

·       Organize a dance workshop for Batch 2020.

·       Publicize PHOENIX Instagram page and post more videos.

·       Recruit more members.

·       Create reels that consist of teaching new dance steps.

·       Online dance classes to maintain fitness, taught by one of the phoenix team members. 

·       Collaboration with the showstoppers-MIT dance team, to attract followers.

Plan of action:

•      The club will work under the Cultural committee.

•      The club will have 3 sub teams

o   Choreographers and Dancers: Choreographies not only for Instagram but also for future events if any.

o   PR team: For publicizing the Instagram page.

o   Content creator: Videographers, video, and music editors.

•      The club will work along with CYGNUS-The Eastern dance group.

•      Even though the club is comprised of students of different semesters as well as interns, the work will be divided equally amongst all the seniors and juniors.

Outcome:

•      Enhance physical fitness.

•      Personality development.

•      Stress reliever.

•      Safe space for beginners to perform, boosting their confidence.

•      Push students to take part in competitions arranged by the

•      college and be more outgoing.

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Sadhana N. Holla, Dept. of Pharmacology.

 

 

 

 

Tempus Pretioso

Aim/Objective:

 Emergency Medicine is a fairly new field in India, officially adopted in 2009. The Emergency Department of KMC Manipal is one of the most renowned in its field, equipped with state-of-the-art resources and highly competent, experienced faculty. It provides quality exposure to medical students, and as benefactors of this unique opportunity, we at Tempus Pretioso started this club in 2016 to educate students about this relatively new field. Keeping our aim in mind, we have held workshops, quizzes, and competitions across the country for medical students and beyond. With past events like First-Aid workshops for non-medicos, interactive case discussions in our Virtual ER, infield training in Wilderness medicine, hands-on experience in KMC's high-tech Simulation Lab, EM rotations and much more, excellence is a guarantee. We aspire to further broaden our reach because a first responder does not need to be medical personnel- it could be you too.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vivek Gopinathan, Dept of Emergency Medicine.

Core Committee members: President: Aparna Macharla, Vice President: Kanika Mani, General Secretory: Tanya Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

The Film Crew Club

Objectives:

We aim to produce content and hold events about different types of films and the intricacies of filmmaking for fellow cinephiles in KMC, Manipal.

Some of the activities we will conduct as a committee include:

•      Film reviews

•      Quizzes centered around certain movies and series

•      Debates

•      An Instagram page dedicated to all these things

•      Short film and photography competitions etc.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Reena, Dept of Pharmacology

Core committee: President: Joel Jack, Vice presidents : Darshak Sanyal & Hritik Jain, General secretary: Ankith Appalla, Head of graphics and videography: Emil Joby, Head of public relations: Nikita Manoj.

Members: Student coordinator: Fathima Shirin Sakheer, Faculty coordinator: Anjitha Rose Vincent, Writers: Aditij Dhamija (head of writing).

 

 

 

 

 

The Manipal Gambit

 

Vision:

A club designed to increase student involvement in chess by acting as a platform for organizing various tournaments both competitive and recreational.

Aim:

•      Capitalize on the recent rise in the popularity of chess among students.

•      Involve all types of players- seasoned and casual by organizing various tournaments and events.

•      Increase representation of KMC students at the university level.

•      To establish a chess library consisting of a chess database and theory, for new and upcoming players.

•      Make chess a fun activity for all in these difficult times.

Plan of action:

•      The club will work under the sports committee.

•      The club will have 5 main components:

o   The core members: responsible for main activities of the club like organizing various events and tournaments.

o   The PR team: responsible for handling the social media page (like the Instagram page).

o   Design and writing.

o   Faculty coordinator

o   Student coordinator.

•      The club can be started by a group of eligible candidates, and they can conduct auditions for the positions mentioned above.

•      Prize money, certificates, and trophies can be given for various events once the club is recognized and approved.

Outcome:

•      Increased student participation will help establish KMC as a powerhouse in chess among other MAHE colleges.

•      Helps in organizing more intercollege events.

•      Helps in increasing faculty and student interactions through various events.

•      Help new and interested players explore the beauty and genius of chess.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Rajgopal Shenoy Dept. of surgery.

The club will be led by President- Gibson James (6 sem) from the sports committee and Vice presidents- Vrinda Mohan (6 sem) and Rohit Mahajan (6 sem) from the KMC chess team.

 

 

 

 

Artefact

Objectives:

·         To mold an environment for art enthusiasts that lets them explore and pursue art and crafts

·         To provide a gateway to channel the inner artists and a platform to showcase creativity and skill

·         To organize ingenious Workshops, fun events in collaborations and charity programs, the proceedings of which are donated

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chandni Gupta, Department of Anatomy.

Core Committee: Coordinator: Swarupa, Junior Coordinatore: Khushboo Juneja, Student Advisor: Sidra Noor

 

 

 

 

FITVIB - The Fitness Club

Vision:

A club which aims at encouraging the students to adopt a healthy lifestyle by focusing on mental and physical health, along with obeying good nutritional habits. It strives to provide students with a platform wherein they can enhance certain aspects of their lives and incorporate healthy habits that will eventually lead to a conducive outcome.

Objectives:

·        Institute sessions to promote active participation among students for personal growth and holistic development.

·        To conduct events (online/offline) in collaboration with professional expertise to enlighten students to develop an all-round personality.

·        To empower the students to formulate a customized diet plan, a suitable workout schedule, and to achieve a state of good mental health.

·        Maintain engaging and energizing workouts and mindfulness sessions regularly.

Plan of Action:

·        Proposed events:

o   Burn Your Calories – 29th April (World Dance Day)

o   Bon Appétit – 28th  May (World Nutrition Day)

o   Revive and Relax – 21st  June (World Yoga Day)

o   Mind Over Matter – 10th  Oct (World Mental Health Day)

·        Structure of club:

o   The club comprises of 3 teams:

                 i.   Physical Fitness

                 ii.   Mental Wellbeing

                 iii.   Sound Nutrition.

o   Core committee (President, Vice President, and Team Heads)

o   Members:

§  Team Associate Heads.

§  Editorials and PRs of the respective teams.

§  Design and graphics

§  Finance

§  Photography/Videography

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sadhana Holla (Dept. of Pharmacology)

Core Committee:

§  President - Juvena Jebeleen Dsouza

§  Vice President - Aditya Lochab

§  Team heads:

Madhav Arora (Physical Fitness)

Khushboo Juneja (Mental Wellbeing)

Mrunmayee Nerlikar (Sound Nutrition)

 

 

 

Social Media Team

Objectives:

●    To operate the social media of KMC Student Council and enhance the Public Relations

●    To keep students updated with all the required information

Faculty advisor- Dr. Apurv Barche, Department of Paediatric

Core committee- Shashank Tomer(Head)

 

Faculty Club

These are the clubs managed by faculty with faculty members in the core committee. These are the clubs where interested Postgraduates and undergraduates and interns can join.  Interested students can participate in the individual events conducted by these clubs from time to time.

 

Prith.We

Our nature is everything. It is our most important asset that we share; it provides, supports, nourishes, and teaches us. However, it is most unfortunate that we have taken its immense wealth for granted. We have forgotten to enjoy it, and worse still, we recklessly destroy it for our endless wants without even realizing its importance to our health and well-being. There is an urgent need for us to recognize the joys of our nature, and realize that we are a part of it, and it is our responsibility to protect our fragile environment.

Prith.We is a club for faculty and students of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, who are passionate about nature and would love to explore it, enjoy it and work together to restore and preserve it. It hopes to be able to collectively enjoy our environs, and join hands in conserving them.

Vision:

Prith.We aims to rekindle the interest in the nature that we live in and inspire a generation to learn to CARE: Conserve, Admire, Rehabilitate and Enjoy it.

Objectives:

·         Educate: spread awareness in the community and society on the pressing environmental issues facing the planet today, and the consequences of environmental degradation on human health.

·         Enjoy: the nature by organizing activities that remind us of our connection with our nature, such as nature walks, bird-watching, nature photography, and camping.

·         Encourage: the community to adopt environment-friendly practices.

·         Engage: In environmental protection and restoration activities including cleanliness drives, afforestation, and water conservation.

·         Embrace: the environmental activities and projects initiated by the institute and MAHE.

Members:

Dr. Krishna Sharan, Dr. Shwethapriya, Dr. Jayaraj M B, Dr. Vimal Krishnan, Dr. Vivek Gopinathan, Dr. Freston M Sirur, Dr. Mayank Kulshrestha

Activities of the club: The club will conduct the following activities that will enable it to realize its goal of bio-conservation:

·        Educational programs: monthly educational programs, guest lectures, and shared-experiences on issues such as problems faced by our ecosystem today, best practices to protect our environment, sharing of nature-related hobbies (like gardening, birding, trail experiences, etc.), and outreach camps for the education of the public.

·        Nature exploration activities: monthly activities that enable better bonding with nature, such as bird-watching, nature trails, treks, nature camps, and photographic expeditions.

·        Restoration activities: Two-monthly programs on activities such as cleanliness drives, and organizing/participation in community-based activities such as afforestation, rain-water harvesting projects, composting, etc.

·        Celebration: of all nature-awareness related events/days, and conduct of quiz/competitions/debates and such activities to raise the awareness on environmental issues.

Based on the like-minded interests of its members, the club shall conceive further subdivisions within it, catering to specific activities such as birding and nature photography.

 

Expected outcomes: Increased awareness among the community on the ecological problems. Enhanced adoption of environment-friendly personal practices. Cleaner, greener campus.

 

Runners and Cycling Club

 

 

 

KMC Trekking, Climbing and Bouldering Club

Vision:

To have a team of individuals from KMC, Manipal who are passionate about trekking, climbing, and bouldering, come together to share experiences and learn from one another through sport and outdoor adventure.

Objectives:

·         To improve the health and fitness of members.

·         To Train members in preparation and planning of treks and outdoor bouldering expeditions.

·         To train members in sport climbing indoors and outdoors.

·         To conduct Mountain trekking expeditions in the Western Ghats and the Himalayas.

·         To organize Wellness gatherings for members pre and post expeditions.

Members: Dr.Freston Marc Sirur, Dr. Krishna Sharan, Dr. Anshu Shettigar, Dr.ShyamSundar Bhat

Activities of the club: The club will conduct the following activities

·        Weekly indoor sport climbing sessions.

·        Trekking through local trails once per month (from September to December)

·        Bouldering at Badami once per year for trained climbers.

·        Promote students to take up the sport recreationally and competitively.

·        Yearly Himalayan trek.

·        Yearly Trek to a Western Ghats peak.

·        Yearly trek to a seasonal Waterfall in Goa.

Expected outcomes:

Improved fitness and wellness for the members.

Confidence and leadership building through outdoor activities.

Respect for nature and Its wonders through outdoor experiences.

Promotion of sport climbing (an Olympic sport) in Manipal.

Collaboration with other organizations and clubs in Manipal with common grounds and goals.

 

Aquatics Club

Shruti and Smriti Club

Manipal Academy of Higher Education located in the ancient temple city of Udupi has the spiritual hymens in its genome and it is time to impart the ancient and timeless wisdom to the healers of tomorrow. As they evolve and enhance their multifaceted professional skills as tomorrow’s healer, researcher and educator they will be able to synchronize the souls with the challenges of the fields of operation and well perform as balanced  family persons.

Vision: Build up a generation of kids proud of their rich heritage

Aim: To promote Indian culture

Objectives:

·        Transmit: conduct didactic interactive sessions on ancient texts

·        Translate: deciphering and decoding the literature into practicable levels in the current context

Plan of action

·         Conduct interactive online sessions

·         Arrange discourses

Expected outcomes:

Creating awareness and appreciation of all in the medical fraternity to the ancient scriptures and treatises and codes of living and treating

Faculty Incharge ( Coordinator) and Team Members: Dr. Veena G Kamath, Dr. Jayaraj Mymbilly Balakrishnan, Dr. Malavika.

 

Namma Karunadu

From its exuberant art and culture of multilingual ethnicity, astounding dance forms, mesmerizing music, sophisticated heritage, zealous festivities, elegant clothing and delectable cuisine Karnataka has a plethora of historical secrets, interwoven within a rich and varied culture

To keep alive the essence of our culture and heritage amidst our busy and monotonous routine, a group of enthusiastic faculty has come forward to constitute this particular club, “Namma Karunadu”

 

Aim:  To promote the richness of our culture and traditions, the beauty of our language and heritage, and to unearth the delectable flavors of the cuisine in the place where we reside, i.e., Karnataka

Objectives:

·        To explore the rich cultural heritage and traditions housed in Karnataka in general and Udupi in specific

·        To be familiar with the various languages spoken all over Karnataka and to promote the sweetness of the Kannada language

·        To bring out the essence of the savoring dishes of the local cuisine and to appreciate its taste and aroma

Plan of Action:

As a part of the club, we intend to conduct the following:

·        Guided visits to the sites of heritage (open to all interested faculty and students)

·        Arranging guest talks by eminent speakers on the rich cultures and traditions in Karnataka

·        “Harate”- An relaxing evening spent discussing and familiarising ourselves with the beauty of various languages spoken in Karnataka.

·        Arranging Kannada speaking classes for non-native students (to assist the students to converse with the local patients and community)

·        Creating a food trail and providing a platform to all the interested faculty who are talented chefs to exhibit their cooking skills (live demonstrations or video recordings may be shared)

·        Arranging cooking competitions for the interested faculty

Outcomes:

·        It will bring a change from the usual monotonous routine

·        It will aid to improve faculty interactions

·        It will help to promote the richness of our culture and traditions, the beauty of our language and heritage, and to unearth the delectable flavors of the cuisine in the place where we reside, i.e., Karnataka

Faculty Co-ordinators: Dr. Anil Bhat, Dr. Lydia Andrade, Dr. Sushma Prabhath

 

History of Medicine Club

Vision

·        To convert the Club and its activities into a Center for the History of Medicine

·        To establish a Museum for the History of Medicine

 

Aims and Objectives:

·        To study and promote knowledge of the history of medicine, both western and traditional medicine.    

·        To promote activities and projects with a research angle

·        To gain an understanding of traditional systems of medicine in the community

·        Collaboration with other Institutes

Plan of Action:

·        Survey through google forms

·        History of Medicine Quiz

·        Short film competition in collaboration with Manipal Institute of Communication

·        Field trips to various sites practicing traditional medicine in the community

·        Collaboration with Center for Humanities, Philately Club, and other individuals

·        Starting Instagram and Facebook accounts

·        on club activities

·        Symposium at the end of one year

Outcomes:

·        To identify student expectations

·        To spread awareness and interest in the club

·        Content creation

·        Exposure and spreading awareness of other systems of medicine

·        Inter-institutional collaboration and exposure to new thoughts and ideas

·        To establish social media footprint

·        An avenue for presentation of papers and project

Meeting frequency: Once a month (Last Saturday of the month), after working hours. Participation certificates for student members

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Suresh Pillai

Team members: Dr. Suma Nair, Dr. Smita Shenoy, Dr. Shama Shetty, Dr. Anusha Shashidhara Shetty, Dr. Afraz Jahan