Purpose more important than need, says Cadila COO

By Raj Udupi
Udupi Today Media Network


Manipal, 18 February 2017: “Purpose is more important than need,” said Mr Ganesh Nayak, Coo and Executive Director, Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad while addressing students at the 54th Awards and Annual Day 2017 of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences held recently at Dr TMA Pai Hall, KMC here. He said, “Consistency of purpose, commitment to effort and responsibility for results are virtues that take an organization to the top. He added that competence, confidence, communication, consistency and consciousness were the keys for success of an individual.



Alumnus of MCOPS, Dr George Patani, Director – Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai was the Guest of Honor.  Principal MCOPS, Dr C Mallikarjuna Rao gave a brief account of the events of 2016, and he said it was time to evaluate and reflect. Dr Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University appreciated the remarkable achievements of MCOPS in research output.


Dr M K Unnikrishnan (Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS) was given the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ at the function for his long, distinguished service in MCOPS.  Dr George Patani was conferred with the ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ for his success as a pharmaceutical researcher and administrator.


Good Teacher Awards for excellence in teaching went to Dr K Sreedhara R Pai, Dr M Surulivel Rajan and Dr Alex Joseph. Dr Srinivasa Mutalik secured the “Teacher of the Year” Award. Ms. Shwetha Shetty received the “Best Supporting Staff” Award. Students who excelled in academics in various programs received endowment awards and certificates.


On the same day, MCOPS organized “Manipal IPCs (23rd IPC 1972, 42nd IPC 1990 and 62nd IPC 2010) funded MCOPS Golden Jubilee Commemoration lecture” and Alumni meet as well.  Dr George Patani, delivered the Commemoration Lecture on “Industry-Institute Interaction for Pharmaceutical skills development” and highlighted the nature of ongoing industry-institute interactions and the challenges in collaborative research. He emphasized on the need for training and practice based education at the institutes. The program was chaired by Dr MK Unnikrishnan and Dr CS Shreedhara, Professors, MCOPS.


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