Mangaluru: Father Muller School and College of Nursing, units of Father Muller Charitable Institutions celebrated the graduation ceremony on Saturday, 1 April 2023 for the outgoing batches of 62ND GNM, 32ND B.Sc, 33RD PB B.Sc and 29TH M.Sc Nursing in Father Muller Convention Centre, Father Muller Campus. The flow of the events was as follows
Eucharistic celebration was offered on Mar 31 at 7.30 am in St Joseph Chapel, Father Muller Campus by Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions
The celebrations started with the graduation procession accompanied by the dignitaries, Principal, Vice Principal and Administrator. The graduation procession led by the college band wearing their band uniform playing percussion and wind instrument was the attraction of this unique ceremony that took place at 2.30 pm. The Heads of various departments and Professors were ushered to the accompaniment of the college band into the venue of the function led by the flag bearers. Graduands were greeted by teachers, students and parents.
Welcome speech was delivered by the Director Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho. The college and school report was presented by Principal Rev Sr Jacintha D Souza. Further on the list was the most significant event of receiving awards and certificates by the graduands from the Chief Guest Prof. (Mr) Prasanna Kumar O, Nurse Registrar, Karnataka State Nursing Council, Bengaluru and the Guest of Honour Prof. (Dr) Roy K George, National President of Trained Nursing Association of India. It was a moment that really added charm to the atmosphere with a sense of achievement.
Speaking on the occasion a graduate Sneha Mayola Noronha, remembered her stay in the campus and said how the institution has moulded her for better growth. She said the efforts of teachers, peer teaching, ample teaching and learning resources, integration of theory and practice, interprofessional education modalities had helped them to achieve pinnacles.
The Chief Guest on the occasion said to maintain and update skills, be good Nurses and your education (in professional work) begins now. Don’t compromise the values of the Institution and nursing profession. We have to respect ourselves and others to be in the world, having empathy and soundness of knowledge. Nurses are part of the global
The Guest of Honour’s keenness on developing a healthcare institution with the impetus to academics was seen in Father Muller in his decades of teaching. Father Muller stands in the top colleges in India having the best in education and congratulated the parents and students. The increased demand for nurses has created a vacuum in the country probably having a 1:10000 nurse ratio per population. The compassion instilled in the nurses was time and again seen in nurses posted in COVID care or Ebola care. He requested the nurses to diversify themselves and be also part of the Civil Services.
Rev. Msgr Maxim L Noronha Vicar General, Diocese of Mangalore and Vice President of FMCI presided over the program. He said he has felt the care and compassion of the nursing staff during his treatment for COVID. The nurses should be updated in knowledge and be in service to humanity. The management and faculty should be thanked for, as have dedicated themselves to the uplifting of the Institutions. Treating patients and people with respect and dignity involves treating them as valued individuals and thus establishing a patient-care-provider relationship. Take your career as a vocation rather than a profession and be an example of courage and care.
The overall excellence awardees, as well as graduands who have excelled in academics, were honoured during the occasion. A vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Devina E Rodrigues, Vice Principal.
Rev Fr Ajith B Menezes administrator, of Medical college and Sr Dhanya Devasia, Chief Nursing Officer were also on the dais. 169 graduates received their certificates and honour.
University rank holders from B Sc graduands
SL NO NAME and RANK
1. Dijina Thomas secured 3rd rank in Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing.
2. Venissa Josna Pinto secured 4th rank in Nursing Research and Statistics AND 9th rank in Anatomy and Physiology,
3. Aiswariya Roy secured 7th rank in Anatomy and Physiology.
4. Melissa Neomi Lewis secured 7th rank in Microbiology.
5. Giya Rose Reji secured 7th rank in Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing AND 10th rank in Nutrition and Biochemistry
6. D Costa Conchita Nemami secured 8th rank in Nutrition and Biochemistry.
7. Kavya Biju secured 8th rank in Nutrition and Biochemistry
8. Soumya K S secured 8th rank in Communication and Education Technology.
9. Aishwariya Satish Gaonkar secured 8th rank in Nutrition and Biochemistry AND 10th rank in Anatomy and Physiology.
10. Ashna Jose secured 9th rank in Psychology
11. Sonia Babitha D Souza secured 9th rank in Anatomy and Physiology
12. Dsouza Cenvy secured 9th rank in Management of Nursing Services and Education
13. Elka Susan Gigi secured 9th rank in Nutrition and Biochemistry and 10th rank in Anatomy and Physiology.
14. Gladys Helen D Souza secured 9th rank in Nursing Research and Statistics, 9th rank in Community Health Nursing – I, 10th rank in Nutrition and Biochemistry and 10th rank in Sociology,
15. Airin K M secured 10th rank in Anatomy and Physiology.
16. Riya Mariya Roy secured 10th rank in Microbiology and 10th rank in Nursing Research and Statistics
17. Sneha Seby secured 10th rank in Nursing Research and Statistics.
18. Riyana Salins secured 10th rank in Communication and Education Technology.
She is also receiving the Best UG Research project award as Principal investigator, under the guidance of Mrs. Sandra Jyothi Saldanha, Assoc. Professor (and the group members for the project were Rose Maria, Samantha, Sajiya and S Monica)
Overall excellence award in GNM 2019-22 batch prize founded by Superior General, Sisters of Charity is awarded to Sherlin Maria Chettri
Overall excellence award in B. Sc Nursing 2018 -22 batch Prize donated by Rev. Fr Denis D Sa in memory of Mrs. Mary D Sa Platinum Jubilee Memorial is awarded to Fernandes Melissa Swizel Thomas.
The Alumnae Association Of College Of Nursing and other Sponsored Prizes for the students who secured Highest Marks in the Annual Examinations held in November 2022 and March 2023.
1. 1st in the class in 3rd year B. Sc Nursing is awarded to Aleena Jins.
2. 1st in the class in Ist year M. Sc Nursing is awarded to Sr. Bincy K J.
3. 1st in the class in 2nd year M. Sc Nursing is awarded to Sr Jensi Amali R.
4. Highest marks in OBG Nursing in IVth year B. Sc Nursing is awarded to Dijina Thomas
5. Highest aggregate in Medical-Surgical Nursing in IInd and IIIrd year B. Sc Nursing is awarded to Gloria Celin C Raphel
6. Highest marks in Psychiatric Nursing in IIIrd year B. Sc Nursing is awarded to Vivina Mishel Menezes.
7. Highest marks in Paediatric Nursing in IIIrd year B. Sc Nursing prize donated by Eric and Reena in the name of Master Renever D Souza is awarded to Velani Rosita Monteiro.
8. 1st in the class in 4th year B. Sc Nursing, Highest aggregate in Community Health Nursing in IInd and IVth year B. Sc Nursing prize donated by Mrs. Leela Nair AND Highest aggregate in B. Sc Nursing prize donated by Superior General, Sisters of Charity is awarded to Giya Rose Reji.
9. 1st in the class in IInd year M. Sc (N), Highest Aggregate in M. Sc Nursing prize donated by Superior General, Sisters of Charity AND Best Dissertation in M.Sc Nursing guided by Abin Kurikose, Asst Professor and Mr Ashwin Bromeo, Assoc. Professor is awarded to Devu Krishna B S.
Sponsored Prize Details
1. Highest aggregate in I year GNM – Prize founded by Late Fr P.S. Noronha, Ex. Director is awarded to Lobo Reyona Robert
2. Highest marks in Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology – Prize founded by Sr. Edmund D’Souza, Ex-Principal is awarded to Jelisha S Lopes
3. Highest marks in Psychology and Sociology is awarded to Sr Elizabeth Mathew
4. Highest marks in Fundamental of Nursing – Prize sponsored by School of Nursing Alumnae is awarded to Renita D Souza
5. Highest marks in Community Health Nursing I – Prize founded by Late Lawrence Fernandes is awarded to Prishma Alay
6. Highest aggregate in II year GNM – Prize founded by Fr C.J.Mathias and Highest marks in Mental Health Nursing,- Prize founded by Dr K.S.Shetty is awarded to Jenisha Pavitra Lobo
7. Highest marks in Medical-Surgical Nursing – Prize founded by Late Dr Jasumathi Mody is awarded to Sahana
8. Highest marks in Child Health Nursing – Prize sponsored by School of Nursing Alumnae is awarded to Elizabeth Lalu
9. Highest aggregate in III year GNM – Prize founded by Fr L.S.Pais
and Highest marks in Midwifery and Gynaecology– Prize founded by Late Sr. Maria Theresa Fernandes is awarded to Maria Jimmy
10. Highest marks in Community Health Nursing- II – Prize founded by Late Lawrence Fernandes and Highest aggregate for consecutive three years prize founded by Sr.Apoline Monis, Ex. Provincial Superior of Sisters of Charity is awarded to Premal Reshal Menezes