Saturday, March 16, 2013

Annual Convocation of CMC & Hospital

43 Medical Graduates were awarded the degrees
Ludhiana, 16th March, 2013(Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria):Annual Convocation of Christian Medical College, Christian Dental College, College of Nursing and College of Physiotherapy, Ludhiana was held on   16th March 2013 with traditional grandeur today in the College Campus, Dr. Harvinder S.Luthra, MD. Gill, John Finn Professor, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School, Rochester, USA was the Chief Guest. He said, “At the outset, let me thank the Institute for inviting me here to participate in this memorable occasion and to distribute the Convocation credentials to merit holders. This profession is prestigious, with ample scope for growth. You are part of the educated class that society looks up to, for guidance and awareness. On this convocation day, I wish all the young Doctors & Nurses the very best in life and a wonderful future with achievements and I wish they should also treat the poor people Christian Medical College has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science. He also appreciated the Christian Medical College & Hospital for its exceptional services in the field of Medical.

Dr. Abraham G. Thomas, Director welcomed the gathering, Dr. S. M. Bhatti, Principal administered the Hippocratic Oath to the Graduates and Postgraduates. Forty three (43) Medical Graduates were awarded the degrees.  Students excelling in various academic activities were awarded Prizes and Medals by the Director CMC Ludhiana. 

Dr.Bir Inder Kumar chathley First Prize for best work during internship in SPM was given to Dr.Shipra Rachna Singh, Dr.Rejul K.Raj and Dr.Shyma Markose, Vipin Khanna memorial gold medal for best intern goes to Dr.Sebastian Marker. Dr.Jaswant kaur Gill Memorial award for best out going Medical Resident goes to Dr.Deepti Joy, out going Orthopaedics Resident award goes to Dr.Prince S.Khan, and Dr.Abraham G.Thomas Award for the best outgoing resident in Surgery goes to Dr.Kamal Nabh Negi. Dr.Eileen B.Snow- CMC Alumni Prize for best all round graduate goes to Elizabeth Wilson and Gayatri Bhattia. Overview of faculty achievements was presented by Principal, Dr. S.M.Bhatti. The Association of Medical Alumni awarded Life Time Achievement award to Dr. Arindra Nath Chatterjee. Dr. V. K. Satija Award for best Clinical Teacher went to Dr. Arpit Jacob Mathew while batch of 1976 Excellence in Teaching Award went to Dr. Nitin Batra.

Dr. Abi M. Thomas, Principal presented the college report. There were 40 BDS graduates to receive their degree.  13 students received gold medals.In the report the Principal highlighted the achievements of the faculty and students in the last year.  Ms. Shinu Koshy was the topper in the Final Prof. BDS exam in the college.  The passing percentage of the students in final Prof exam was 95% who completed BDS course.  Last year there were 21 publications, 24, paper presentations by the dental college faculty nationally and internationally.  At present there are 10 research project works undertaken during the last year. The student’s council actively supported the administration in co-coordinating difference programmes.  He expressed his gratitude to the CMC administration, Baba Farid University, Dental Council of India, Director of Medical Education and Research and Govt. of Punjab.

Nursing education has completed 124 years. Today 56 B. Sc. Nursing graduates awarded the degree on 37th Convocation. The Chief Guest awarded the prizes and medals to the academically outstanding graduates. Christina Benjamin B. Sc. Nursing 1st year, Gurwinder Kaur B. Sc. Nursing 2nd year, Damanpreet Kaur B.Sc. Nursing 3rd year, Navpreet Kaur B. Sc. Nursing 4th year secured 1st position in the College. Navpreet Kaur secured first position in B. Sc. Nursing Aggregate. Special prizes were awarded to Smitha Sebastian for the Best Community Health Student Nurse, Jainy K. for Best Bed Side Student Nurse and Sonia Mattu for the All Round Best Student Nurse. Dr. Usha Singh received THORPES (Special) AWARD for the successful completion of her Doctorate.

This was the second Convocation of the College of Physiotherapy, Christian Medical College. 15graduates were awarded the degree. Students of 1st, 2nd,3rd  & 4th years received  prizes & certificates for their achievements in the University examinations. Nine students had achieved University ranks. 20 distinctions in different subjects in University examinations held in September 2012. Divita Arora stood 2nd in the Final professional examination. Sukhampreet Kaur stood 1st in University in second professional examination.  

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