Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Parents and new entrants attending Orientation 2009 Registration in Progress Address from the Director: Dr. B. Ramjee, Manipal University - Dubai Campus
Student Services Officer, Ms. Uma Prasad
We will make your children read, think, write, wonder, and talk about important things such as the world and their role in it.” These insightful words of the famous poet Taylor Mali were quoted by Dr. B. Ramjee, Director, Manipal University Dubai Campus during his address at the 7th annual Orientation Day organized to welcome the freshman batch and their families at the Al Thuraya ball room of the Renaissance Hotel, Deira. The transition from school life to college life can be a bit overwhelming and the Orientation Day was arranged specifically to help students get acquainted with the faculty, administrators and other staff of the University. “The response this year has been above expectations” said Mrs. Uma Prasad, Student Services Officer. Hundreds of eager students accompanied by their parents and families were part of the proceedings. The current economic downturn has forced many professionals to re-evaluate life goals and career paths. Higher Education has once again taken top priority for personal development. Manipal University Dubai Campus with its specialized and diversified educational options has become the certain choice in uncertain times for thousands of new students joining the University for the upcoming session 2009-2010. Manipal University Dubai Campus is one of the leading universities offering industry specific courses at Dubai International Academic City. Established in Dubai Knowledge Village with humble beginnings in September 2003, it has emerged as one the leaders in imparting quality higher education in the UAE. Manipal University Dubai Campus is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence by fostering, disseminating and applying knowledge and intellectual values to ensure an enriching future for the student community. It recognizes the need to maintain high standards for the faculty, staff, student body, the training facilities and curricula so that it will play a prominent role in fostering the growth of art, science and professional education in the UAE to contribute to the country in becoming more self-reliant with an internationally recognized educated workforce. 'Our courses, some of which are in new emerging fields, are designed to meet the requirements of today's industry. Our programmes are all delivered by dedicated faculty with a clear emphasis on interaction with industry so that the students are well-versed with the demands and expectations of the industry' says Dr. B. Ramjee, Director, Manipal University Dubai Campus. The University offers several specialized undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes in the fields of Media and Communication, Fashion Design and Technology, Management Studies, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Interior Design and Engineering.
Departmental Chairpersons
Volunteers for the occasion
Quran Recitation by Mr. Ashfaq