The Graduation day for the BDS students of Batch 2018 was held on 7th October 2023 at Maratha Mandal’s Nathajirao G Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belagavi. Dr. D G Kulkarni,Principal, Maratha Mandal Engineering College was the Chief Guest for the function. President, Maratha Mandal Group of Institution, Dr. Rajshree Nagaraju was the Guest of Honour. Principal Dr. Ramakant Nayak delivered the welcome address and enunciated the valiant journey and remarkable achievements of Maratha Mandal dental college over the past decades. Dr. Preethi Kusugal, Vice Principal presented the annual report on the various academic, sports and extracurricular activities of the institute. Dr. Pushpa P, administrative Incharge rendered the Hippocratic Oath for the graduating batch. Dr. D G Kulkarni addressed the gathering and advised the graduating dentists to uphold the ethics of profession and to keep learning and progressing. Dr. Sai Chandani, proposed the vote of thanks and expressed gratitude towards all the teaching, non teaching staff members and students who actively contributed towards the success of the event. A total of 42Graduates received their graduating certificates from Dr. D G Kulkarni. Miss Vaishnavi Mane was felicitated for securing highest marks in Ist BDS, Dr. Mariah Fernandes , Dr. Aditi Mundada and Dr. Aishwarya Kammar were felicitated for securing highest marks in the subject of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge in IV BDS. The “Academic topper” was awarded to Dr. Aditi Sachin Mundada for securing the highest aggregate total for all 4 years of BDS. Dr. Pradeepta Sagare and Dr. Rani Paragannavar were awarded the “Best Outgoing Student” fortheir excellent academic performance along with earnest participation in various co and extracurricular activities of the campus. The board of directors and managing committee members of Maratha Mandal group, parents of graduating students, teaching, non-teaching staff members and students were present for the function. The formal function was followed by an informal function wherein the graduating students and their parents spoke about their experiences during the last 5 years. Dr. Viplavi Chavan and Dr. Pooja Kale hosted the event.
Dr. Zarir Ruttonji coordinated the event.