Biokinesis : Debate Competition in Biochemistry at FMMC

Date : Mar 23, 2018

The Department of Biochemistry, FMMC conducted “Biokinesis”, an intercollegiate debate competition for I MBBS students on 17th March 2018. Six teams from various medical colleges of Dakshina Kannada and  Udupi districts participated in the event.

The event was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the judges and participants. Dr  Maitreyee D S, Convener of “Biokinesis”, welcomed the gathering and presented the objectives of the debate competition.  The judges who are the eminent personalities in the field of medicine included, Dr Arunachalam R., Professor and Head of General Medicine at FMMC, Dr Prashanth Vishwanath, Professor and Head of Biochemistry at JSS Medical College, Mysuru, and Dr Nagesh K R, Professor and Head of Forensic Medicine at FMMC.

The participating colleges included FMMC, KMC Mangalore, KMC Manipal, KVG Medical College Sullia, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore and AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore.

The topics for debate were, “Automation and artificial intelligence: a boon or bane?”; “Is cholesterol a devil ?”; “Umbilical cord stem cell banking – is it worth it ?”.  Based on the lots picked, each team had to present the argument “for” or “against” one of the topics. Finally, the team from KS Hegde Medical Academy Mangalore were judged as the best team –“The Armament” and Ms Bhumika Choudhary from KMC Manipal was adjudged as the best  speaker – “The Crusader”.

In the valedictory programme, Rev.Fr Ajith Menezes, the Administrator of FMMC and Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean of FMMC addressed the gathering and congratulated the “Team Biochemistry” of FMMC for the very good organization of “Biokinesis” under the leadership of Dr Malathi M., Professor and Head.  The judges were honoured and  prizes to winners and certificates of participation for intercollegiate as well as FMMC level “Biokinesis” were distributed by Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Dr Jayaprakash Alva and Dr Malathi M.

Dr Anurag Yadav proposed vote of thanks.  Dr Shailaja Katti and Dr Ramlingareddy were the Masters of Ceremony.