MELAKA: Melaka-Manipal Medical College (MMMC) continues to produce high-quality medical professionals with its 16th convocation ceremony in Malaysia.
The milestone event was held at the Dewan Seri Negeri in Melaka.
The medical college conferred 412 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and 67 Bachelor of Dental Surgery degrees.
The scrolls were presented by the pro-chancellor and vice-chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dr H. S. Ballal and Dr Vinod Bhat respectively.
The convocation was attended by over 900 guests, including the graduates, their families, the MMMC faculty and staff.
MMMC chief executive Prof Dr Jaspal Singh said, “As you stand tall before your teachers and parents, basking in glory, you must not take for granted the very people who most deserve your gratitude and appreciation.
“Your parents made the sacrifices, watching over your needs and desires, smiling at your winnings, crying at your failings, but trusting you will come through as indeed you have. You have made them glow with pride,” he said.
Dr Ballal said, “Manipal Academy of Higher Education is one of the three private universities that have been granted the status of Institute of Eminence by the Government of India. Out of six Institutes of Eminence, three are in the public sector and the remaining in the private sector.”
MMMC is one of Malaysia’s leading medical colleges and as of today, more than 9,000 doctors practising in Malaysia are the alumni of Manipal.