Innovate, Explore, and Invent: Father Muller Research Center Launches Student Research Club ‘Inventios – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Innovate, Explore, and Invent: Father Muller Research Center Launches Student Research Club ‘Inventios

April 16, 2024

Mangaluru, April 16, 2024, Kankanady: Father Muller Research Centre (FMRC) marked a significant milestone on April 16, 2024, with the inauguration of “Inventios,” the Student Research Club of Father Muller College of Allied Health Sciences (FMCOAHS) and Father Muller College of Pharmacy (FMCOP). The event, held at the Decennial Memorial Hall, Knowledge Center, was a celebration of innovation and academic excellence.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by Chief Guest Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, Advisor for Research and Patent at Nitte University. The ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr. Ajith B. Menezes, Administrator of FMMC, FMCOAHS, and FMCOP; Dr. Antony Sylvan DSouza, Dean of FMMC; Ramesh Bhat M, Head of FMRC; and Dr. Shivashankara, AR Staff Mentor of Inventios.

The event commenced with a warm welcome by Dr. Ramesh Bhat, followed by Dr. Shivashankara’s introduction of the 22 core committee members, highlighting their dedication and commitment to promoting research activities among students.

In his message, Chief Guest Dr. Iddya Karunasagar emphasized the importance of research for undergraduate students, highlighting that knowledge is always developing and what is in books may change. He encouraged students to ask questions, seek evidence, and cultivate curiosity and persistence in their research endeavors, emphasizing the importance of teamwork, observation, and discussion.

The ceremony also included the unveiling of the club’s logo and the presentation of mementos to ex-officers and volunteers for their contributions. About 200 students have already become members of the club, which aims to engage its members in at least one research activity.

Rev. Fr. Ajith B. Menezes, in his presidential address, spoke about the necessity of being the mother of invention and urged students to observe their surroundings and come up with innovative ideas. He emphasized the importance of reading and evaluating and encouraged students to discuss their ideas with faculty members to develop their interests further.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Prakruthi Kumar, President of Inventios, expressing gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the event and reiterating the club’s commitment to promoting a culture of research and innovation among students.

Ms Asha Dsouza and Mr Surya Shridhara were the comperes for the event.

The office-bearers for this year are:

  • Ms Prakruthi Kumar as the President
  • Ms Muthu V. Nachiappan and Ms Ocheal Serrao as Vice Presidents
  • Ms Rhea Raj, as the secretary 
  • Ms Herlin Mendonca, Ms Ishrat F. Abbasi, and Ms Aysha Mihaal as joint secretaries.

The inauguration of “Inventios” marks a new chapter in the journey of the Father Muller Research Center, inspiring students to innovate, explore, and invent and contributing to the advancement of knowledge and healthcare.