The Department of Microbiology, St. Agnes College ( Autonomous), Mangaluru in association with Mangala Group of Educational Institutions, Mangaluru organized an online certificate course on A Step Towards Healthier Tomorrow from 20 July to 5 August 2020 for a duration of 30 hours.

Participants included students of PUC and UG and faculty members from various colleges. 220 participants registered for this program. The Department of Microbiology designed this course with an objective to create awareness of Health Care and healthy practices to be followed in day to day life. This was achieved with the support and cooperation from the resource persons of Mangala group of educational institutions, Mangaluru.

Sr.Dr M Venissa A C Principal St.Agnes College ( Autonomous), Mangaluru delivered the inaugural address and encouraged the students to actively participate in all the sessions since this course is of utmost relevant to face the current pandemic. Mr.Karthik Kamath, Course Coordinator, Mangala Group of Educational Institutions gave an overview of the course. Mrs.Prajwal Rao H, Asst.Professor ,Dept.Of Microbiology and the Convenor of the course, coordinated the lecture series for the Certificate Course. The highlights of the course included lecture series, practical demonstration and Q and A sessions

Resource persons from St. Agnes College were- Mrs.Vinatha K, Associate Professsor, Dept. of Psychology and Mrs.Prajwal Rao H Asst.Professor ,Dept.Of Microbiology

Resource persons from Mangala Group of Educational Institutions were-

Mr. Karthik Kamath , Course Coordinator and Assistant Professor , Department of Biochemistry

Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Pinto Professor and Principal , Mrs.Anusha G. P ,Assistant Professor and Mrs.Ann Barnes ,Assistant Professor , New Mangala College of Nursing

Mrs. Pooja Ashokan ,Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Pediatric Nursing

Mr. Ajith S Anand , Assistant Lecturer Department of Psychiatric Nursing

Mr. Abdul Muneem ,Assistant Professor and HOD, Ms. Vijetha Sheena , Lecturer Department of Pathology

Mr. Prashanth Lobo, Assistant Professor and HOD ,Department of Dialysis

Dr. Shalini S Rao ,Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy

Mrs. Akshatha Alva, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology

Mrs. Soumya Suvarna Assistant Professor and HOD, Department of Anesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology

Dr. Anjali Vinod Kumar (PT) ,Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy

Mrs. Nanditha R Bhat ,Assistant Professor , Department of Microbiology

Ms. Haritha Raj ,Lecturer ,Department of Optometry

Mrs. Abhineetha Kotian , Assistant Professor and HOD ,Department of Biochemistry

Mrs. Rashmi Devadiga ,Lecturer ,Department of Medical Imaging

Topics of the course –
Innate Immunity ,Nutriment – Naturally Keep Healthy -Boost Your Immunity , Lifestyles and Diseases – Eat Healthy for Kidney , First Aid in Emergencies , Role of Physiotherapy in Maintaining Physical Health , Digital Eye Strain Relief and Management , Microbes and Infection ,Hand Hygiene – Clean Hands Save Lives , Radiology in Monitoring Health, ,Blood Donation Awareness , Waste Segregation, Impact of COVID 19 on mental health of students, Revive Yourself – Overcome Stress and Winning over mind.

An added feature of the course was a practical demonstration of Yoga by Mr.Amarnath Mallya, a post graduate from TAPMI, Manipal and volunteer with Art of Living Foundation.

The certificate course was highly appreciated by the participants. E certificates would be given to the registered participants based on their attendance and submission of assignments.