Manipal Sept 16, 2021: Engineer’s Day celebration and Prof. P V Bhandary Memorial Oration was held at Manipal Institute of Technology.
In memory of Late Prof P V Bhandary who had served as the Principal of MIT and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, his family members and admirers organize oration on a selected theme every year. The event held on Wednesday was the fourth oration in the series, aligned with Engineer’s Day.
The Chief Guest Dr. M. S. Valiathan, Honorary Advisor, MAHE, Manipal delivered the P V Bhandary Memorial Oration.
He recalled his association with Prof. P V Bhandary during his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, Manipal.
He referred to the issues involved in Cardiac Surgery and emphasized the technological support involved such as materials, devices, and the use of engineering solutions to take health care to common people.
He highlighted the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of Health care in India.
The Engineers Day Special talk was delivered by the Former Director of MIT and former Pro Vice-Chancellor of MAHE Brig (Dr.) S. S. Pabla.
He spoke on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and the enhancement of autonomy of the Universities.
Cdr. Dr. Anil Rana, Director, MIT Manipal presided over the function.
Dr. Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director of MIT Manipal, welcomed the gathering. Dr. N V Subba Reddy, the chairman of the P V Bhandary Oration committee gave a brief introduction.