Report on the Orientation Programme - 2020

Orientation Programme for students admitted to the various courses offered by Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal was held on  1st  September 2020 through MS Teams web platform.

The Chief Guest of the programme, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) addressed the newly joined students and their parents.  In his address, he congratulated both students and parents for choosing Nursing as their field of study, he said is it is their right choice. He assured that both MAHE and MCON will strive to deliver the highest quality education and will make sure that students will get world-class experience in the campus. He advised students to place patients at the center of their attention and said the existence of a Nurse is just because of the patients.  Dr Anice George, Dean, MCON Manipal gave a brief introduction of the institution. Further, the Head of all Departments introduced their respective departmental faculty as well as external faculty members who assist them in teaching. Orientation to the nursing services was given by Dr. P Suba Sooria, Head- Nursing Services, Kasturba Hospital (KH), Manipal. The various facilities of MAHE, including the security services, library facilities, Voluntary Service Organization (VSO), MARENA sports complex, Student Support Center (SSC) were briefed by Dr Judith A Noronha, Associate Dean, MCON, Manipal.  

The students and their parents were familiarized to the hostel facilities by Air Commodore Harindra Kumar Dhiman, Chief Warden of MAHE Hostels. Dr Anice George, Dean MCON Manipal clarified various doubts raised by both students and their parents and gave closing remarks.