Mangaluru: Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru has bagged QS I-GAUGEs’ College rating of overall Diamond badge. The certificate was handed over by the Quality Coordinator and Secretary of FMMC to the Director of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions Rev Fr. Richard Aloysius Coelho.
QS I-GAUGE is a brand incorporated in India as an independent private-sector initiative specialised in rating colleges, universities, and schools. It brings together the global expertise, experience, and reputation of UK based (QS) Quacquarelli Symonds, along with deep local knowledge of luminaries from Indian education. The QS brand is synonymous with quality and independence.
Trusted globally by students, parents, and a diverse set of other stakeholders, including governments and the corporate sectors, the QS I-GAUGE rating tools for colleges and universities in India capture the essence of the dynamic Indian education system and conform to the international standards and best practices. Consisting of seven primary indicators (teaching and learning, faculty quality, employability, diversity and accessibility, facilities, social responsibility, and governance & structure) and six secondary indicators (research, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalisation, and academic development), the rating outcomes provide a unique 360-degree perspective on the institution’s performance.
The QS I-GAUGE rating does not depend solely on the data submitted by the Institution but also elicits anonymous survey responses from students, faculty, and alumni. The rating reflects key insights to the student community in pursuit of higher education. The institutions are awarded bronze, silver, gold, diamond, or platinum badges based on their performance.
The event was hosted by Dr. Shivashankara, Professor Biochemistry and Member Secretary of the Father Muller Ethics Committee brought to a fore understanding of the jubilant unwrapping of the day. The welcome and the elaboration of the rating and award that was about to be presented was delivered by Dr. Jayaprakash Alva, Dean FMMC, who also announced the certification of Father Muller Medical College having received the DIAMOND ranking by QS I-GAUGE.
The Director in his presidential address thanked the team under the leadership of Fr. Ajith B. Menezes who has accomplished this feat. This year through Diamond we jubilate, next platinum we await, and thus teamwork as an institution will see many a result, and the legacy of Father Muller will live on forever.
Father Muller Medical College (FMMC), started in 1999 as a unit of FMCI, has made enormous progress from then onwards in medical education and is one of the eminent and much sought-after medical institutions of excellence. Accredited by NAAC with an ‘A’ grade, the college imparts quality education with a motto of “Heal and Comfort”. The visionary management, dynamic executives, highly qualified and dedicated staff have made the vision of “To be recognised as a global leader in medical education and research possible. Quality is not an accident; it is a habit in FMMC. The journey of quality is progressing well for FMMC, and it is recognised by the public, parents, students, and accreditation agencies. The diamond badge by QS I-GAUGE for this eminent institution is a feather in the cap and has certainly boosted the spirit and increased the responsibility.
Fr. Ajith B Menezes thanked the media who in their bevy were present at the handing over ceremony. Hard work by Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice Dean, FMMC and also the Quality Coordinator, Dr. Harish Gowda, Professor Forensic Medicine and also the Quality Secretary, Jeswin Quality staff and team was well appreciated.
Management Administrators, heads of Institutions, and heads of various departments were present at the event.