MCODS Student Research Forum organised RISE [Research and Innovation for Student Empowerment] on October 19th, 2016 at Dr TMA Pai Hall, Manipal marking the 1st anniversary of this student body.
The event which aimed at encouraging the research culture amongst students was inaugurated by Dr H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dr N Udupa, Director Research - Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Dr Satish Shenoy, Director Research - Technical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education along with Dr Nirmala N Rao, Dean - MCODS Manipal followed by a swearing in ceremony that involved introductions of the new committee members of SRF for the year 2016-17.
The morning session proceeded with Guest lectures given by Dr Joseph Thomas (Head, Centre for Bioethics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education) who discussed Ethical challenges in Student research, Dr Narasimha B Bhat (CEO, Manipal Dot Net Pvt. Ltd.) on Innovation in Backyard and Dr Srikanth Prabhu (Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, MIT, Manipal) who spoke on technology and health sciences, also encompassing a presentation from the winners of Philips Hackathon engaging a humongous audience covering senior faculty members and students from various institutions like KMC, MCODS and MIT, Manipal.
An equally fiery afternoon session was up next comprising of Inter Collegiate Poster Competition for Undergraduates witnessing a hefty exhibition of about 100 posters on topics ranging from Health to Technical Sciences leaving the judges with a challenging task.
The day concluded by giving out the winning certificates and momentos that were bagged by 6 participants from Health Sciences category while 2 from Technical Sciences.
Winners : Health Sciences
1st Prize : Keerat Kukreja & Supriya Bhatara - MCODS, Manipal
2nd Prize : Shradha Bhutoria & Manan Arora - MCODS, Manipal
3rd Prize : Anoop Shaji - Century Dental College, Kerala
Winner : Technical Sciences
Atishay - MIT, Manipal
Meenakshi Ray - MCODS, Manipal
Prabhjeet Singh - MCODS, Manipal
Akshay Mohan & Jonathan Koshy - MCODS, Manipal
Debanjan Panja - MIT, Manipal