The institutional retreat of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal was conducted on January 24th and 25th 2017 Taj Vivanta, Bekal.
Dean, Additional Dean, Associate Deans, Heads of the Departments and senior professors of Manipal College of dental Sciences, Manipal participated in the retreat to formulate the strategies to be undertaken by the Institution for the year 2017-2020.
On the first day, The Heads of all the departments presented their initiatives for the respective departments as per the four strategies of the university, Academic reputations, Research, Internationalization and Employer reputation. Dr Aparna I N Associate Dean spoke on the initiatives of Manipal Academy of Higher Education towards Internationalization. Dr Subraya Bhat, Associate Dean spoke on method to improve the employer reputation through alumni of the institution. Dr Raghu A R deputy director of Research, MU spoke on the Research initiatives put forth by Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
Dr Nirmala N Rao put forth the initiatives that Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal would take up for the term 2017-2010.
On the second day all the faculty were involved in planning the objectives for the institution based on the SWOC analysis that was carried out earlier. Dr Christopher Sudhakar, Deputy Director of Quality and compliance guided the entire team through designing the objectives. The entire retreat was filled with interactions and it was a very fruitful event.