Using drama to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, aims to raise awareness on the most common form of dementia, increased among people aged 65+ with a progressive decline in memory, thinking, language and learning capacity. It is estimated that every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia and at least 44 million people are living with dementia.


Using drama/street play to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s on the World Alzheimer’s Day with the theme “Remember me” was the idea of the doctor’s from psychiatry department of Yenepoya University to get people to think positively about how to be with people who have dementia, to provide encouragement & support for people with dementia, so they realise they are not alone.The play was entirely conceptualized and performed by staff and post-graduates of the Department of Psychiatry.


The audience received the play very well and got good feedbacks from everywhere. It helped the audience with a lot of things which they didn’t know about Alzheimer’s and it also provided a safe space for people to share their own experiences as has happened following previous performances.

Convocation 2017

Convocation is a milestone for a university as it reflects the achievements of the students, teachers and the founders of the university. 21st October was one of the most memorable day in the history of the Yenepoya University as it was the Seventh Convocation of the University. With a cast of 421 graduates, chief guest, guests, friends and family who gathered in YENDURANCE(university auditorium) witnessed a truly momentous occasion

Chief guest Dr G.K Rath Head, National Cancer Institute-India, Chief, Cancer Center & Prof, Radiation Oncology, AIIMS, New Delhi, in his convocation address to graduates, stressed the importance of taking Clinical Research (Translational Research) in India as their career and concentrate on solving medical problems facing the country, as India is experiencing a rapid transition in the health sector.Guest of honour Mr. Faizal Kottikollon Chairman KEF Holdings, in his speech, emphasized on moving with the time and technology and briefed the importance of living a better life with good values.

Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi (Honorable Chancellor, YU) presided the function. Graduates took their pledge to fulfil the expectations of founder and to be honest in the discharge of their duties and serve for the cause of the nation and they were awarded the gold medals and degree certificates. Dr. M. Vijiaya Kumar (Vice- Chancellor, YU), Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon(Registrar), Dr. B.T Nandish (Deputy Controller of Examinations), Y. Mohamed Kunhi (Chairman, IAE), Dr. Akhter Husain (Secretary, IAE) and other dignitaries were present in the programme.

The Program ended with the divine blessings and return of academic procession.

Engineers Day’17 Celebration in YIT

Every year on September 15th, YIT celebrates the “Engineer’s Day” to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1861-1962), an eminent Indian engineer. Function was invoked by the seeking the blessing of almighty. Chief Guest Dr. Ashok Rao, Former Project Head, CADET. IISC, Bangalore garlanded Sir.M. V. photo as token of respect accompanied by Principal Dr. R.G. D’ Souza.

Dr. Rao in his address spoke about changing faces of engineering and management in education system and contribution of young engineers towards developing INDIA. Dr. Rao was felicitated for his achievement in engineering. Dr. R. G. D’ Souza, Principal of YIT and Prof. Gangadhar, HOD of ECE presided over the function.

Karaseva -be the change !!!

Karaseva is an organization for early detection of common diseases in school children by medical undergraduates of Yenepoya University. They aim to screen the students of government schools who don’t have access to quality health care and the children who are found to have conditions are treated in University Hospital.


These group of dedicated and diligent medical students eager to serve the society they live in, during their study course they came across young children with conditions which could easily be prevented if they had access to the right kind of medical attention. The conditions they suffered from was reflected on their attendance in school and hence their education. This thought reinforced Karaseva the importance of screening and prevention.



They believe that biggest change can be brought only if small steps are taken. This lead to the birth of Karaseva. They started as a small group of eight students out to make a difference is now an expanded family of 80 members . They have successfully screened over 1695 students in 11 schools and 199 students were successfully treated for the conditions they suffered from in the University hospital.


Karaseva now stands here as a testimony to the fact that small steps lead to big changes and welcoming you to be a part of their little family and help them to make the world we live in a better place than we found it in.

Reach them @kasarasev16 in Instagram and facebook.

Graduation Day’17 Celebration in YIT

Yenepoya of Technology & Management (YIT) organized graduation day ceremony at the institute premises on 6th August 2017.  Graduates who passed out during the academic year 2016-17 received  their graduation certificates from the chief guest, Chief Guest, Prof. K Uma Maheshwar Rao, Director NITK, Suratkal and Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Chancellor of Yenepoya University.

In his address to the graduates, Prof. Rao stated that a person can achieve success  in his life only when he possess self-power, behavioral skills and concern about the relationships.

The dignitaries on the dais also included the Governing Council Members, Mr.Ramachandra Shetty and Akthar Hussain, Principal Dr. R G D’Souza, HODs of the various branches Dr. Sathisha N,(ME), Prof. Gangadhar(ECE), Prof. Guru Prasad (CSE), Prof. Pandu(ISE), Prof. Prasanna (EEE).


YEN-ONAM Celebrated in YIT…


The wish that Maaveli was granted by Lord Vishnu was to be able to see his people once every year and Yenepoya Institute of Technology (by YITians) ensured that the sight he saw this year was a grand one indeed!

YIT celebrated Onam on the college premises amidst much fanfare involving staff and students of the institute. The celebrations started with setting up of an attractive floral decoration (pookalam) in the reception area that was reminiscent of the agrarian past of Kerala, a South Indian state. Impressive designs and artistic creativity were the hallmarks of the Pookalam, which turned out to be attractive and mesmerizing and took everyone into a world of festivity and fun.

Other main special attraction Thiruvaathira Dance (folk dance around pookalam),  Mahabali of Yenepoya (YITian), jovial games and delicious ONAM special food included with varieties of vegetables, rice, banana and payasam.

YEN-ONAM’17 left memories which will be cherished forever.

Blooming Swimmers of TYS

Our Swimming Champs!

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” The Students of TYS never missed a single opportunity, which resulted in 100% success.
Inter School Swimming Competition -2017 held at Presidency School Mangaluru. We secured total 32 medals with overall Runners up.


ICT Academy Membership Exchange & Inauguration of DellEMC External Research and Academic Alliance at YIT

ICT Academy is an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with state governments and industries. ICT Academy is a non profit organization, the first of its kind venture under the public – private  partnership model that endeavors to train the higher education faculty members and students, thereby developing the next generation faculty members and industry ready students. The organization was formed with representatives from Government and Industry.(

With the training of faculty members and students as the primary objective, ICT Academy is redefining the way the educational system works by bringing in innovative global best practices. ICT Academy works with a unique delivery model infused with domain specific expertise. ICT Academy enables all global enterprises to address a dual mandate to make the current education ecosystem efficient and on par with industry standards and to invest in innovation to unleash inherent potential in the future workforce.

ICT Academy is recently endorsed and recommended by NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog), the National Planning body of Government of India as one of the unique organization for dissemination and replication, which is aligned to the Skill India Vision of the Government of India.  The ICT Academy has recently inaugurated  Regional offices at New Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and north eastern state of Guwahati.

Yenepoya Institute of Technology, Mangalore, Karnataka has recently become the Institutional Member of ICT Academy. Through this membership, Yenepoya Institute of Technology will be benefited with Faculty Development Training Programs, Skill Development programs for students, Youth initiatives, Research and Industry – Institute Interaction.

Yenepoya Institute of Technology is also implementing DellEMC External Research and Academic Alliance in their institution in association with ICT Academy.

ICT Academy along with DellEMC has designed the programs for Technical Institutions across the nation to introduce graduating students to Data Science and Big Data Analytics. These initiatives equip the students with required technical skills to complement their chosen fields of study. By instituting this program DellEMC seek a collaborative relationship with universities & institutions in India whereby the students may obtain the industry training and international certifications which could enable employment in firms seeking skilled workers. ICT Academy in association with its corporate partners DellEMC, VMware and Autodesk is planning to set up such centre of academic alliances in the colleges of Karnataka.

For more details contact: Dr. R G  D’souza, Principal ,Yenepoya Institute of Technology-9845136057, Mr. L Suresh Babu – Regional Head – Karnataka and Telangana – 9500046704 – -Mr. D Vishnu Prasad – State Head – Karnataka – 95001 45522 –

Success Story: Brochoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistula

The Department of Respiratory Medicine of Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Deralakatte performed a successful Brochoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistula. Usually, patients with ruptured lungs wait for the puncture (fistula) in the lungs to heal on its own, which could take months together. In addition, it is inconvenient and distressing for the patient who would have to have a tube in his chest for the whole period. Because of their poor lung condition they may not withstand the open surgical closure of the hole in the lung. Team of doctors which include  Dr. B. S Verma, Dr. Deepak, , Dr. Irfan, Dr. Deepu Changappa and Dr. Mahshan K M have successfully been able to accomplish the closure of the hole by using a Video Bronchoscope  through the mouth and inserting a special glue. This procedure has been performed for the first time in  Dakshina Kannada.

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