Manipal Varsity VC stresses on faculty development programmes

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network


Manipal, 05 November 2017: The two-day national conference on educational approaches in microbiology and biology education organized by the Department of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), Manipal University in association with the Medical Education Unit of MMMC concluded here on Saturday.


The conference, “Frontiers in Microbiology and Biology Education” (FIMBE 2017) was conducted to commemorate the 20 years of MMMC and was inaugurated by Dr. H Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University. In his inaugural address he emphasized the importance of faculty development programmes that aims to bring together educators and researchers on a common platform so as to collaborate, share and evolve ways to work together to promote student learning.



Four pre-conference workshops were organized on themes of learning through inquiry based education, integrating educational technology, competency based curricula and fostering educational research. The sessions were facilitated by national and international experts.


A panel discussion on microbiology and biology education involving national and international faculty was also conducted. The valedictory function was inaugurated by Dr. Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice Chancellor, Manipal University. Dr. Indira Bairy, Organizing chairperson of FIMBE 2017 welcomed the gathering. Dr. Ciraj AM, Organizing secretary of FIMBE 2017 proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Ullas Kamath, Dean and Dr. Annamma Kurian, Associate Dean of MMMC were also present.


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