Dr. Pai, Chairman of Manipal Education conferred with Padma Bhushan

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Dr Ramdas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Education and Medical Group has been conferred the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions in the fields of education, healthcare and literature.

Dr. Ramdas Pai has been at the helm of the Manipal Education and Medical Group for over three decades. Dr. Ramdas Pai, son of the legendry illustrious founder of Manipal University, Dr. TMA Pai, has played a key role in transforming the Manipal Education and Medical Group into a leading player in the Healthcare and Education sector.

Dr. Ramdas Pai is the Chancellor of Manipal University and is also the Pro Chancellor of the Sikkim Manipal University in Gangtok. He is also a member of the Executive Council of Assam University. Dr. Pai has received several business awards during his distinguished career and has been honoured in recognition of his community service. He was chosen by Ernst and Young as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the services category recently. Dr. Pai spearheaded the expansion plans of the Manipal Group. It was under his leadership that Manipal set up various campuses across the globe including Nepal, Malaysia and the UAE.

Dr. Pai was instrumental in conceptualizing, articulating and implementing the Global Delivery Model of Education in Manipal. In terms of providing quality medical care, Dr. Pai’s leadership has shaped the Group’s future by expanding from a single Manipal Hospital in Bangalore in 1991 to a multi-location chain of eleven hospitals across seven cities in South India, and rated amongst the best in the country. Under Dr Pai’s guidance, Manipal today has the largest number of medical schools in the country. A medical graduate of Karnataka University and a postgraduate in Hospital Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA,Dr. Ramdas Pai has held several prestigious positions at national level.

He was a past member of the Core Group constituted by the Govt. of India to report on the new initiatives on higher education. The Government of India has recently nominated Dr. Pai as a member of the National Integration Council (NIC), newly re-constituted by the Prime Minister of India. Dr Pai’s nomination is recognition of his stature and his personal convictions on such important matters. His name has also been proposed by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda for appointment as that country’s first Honorary Consul General in India.

Dr. Ramdas Pai’s philanthropreneurial efforts are now channeled through Manipal Foundation. This Foundation, set up by him, keenly pursues several developmental activities, from offering scholarships and free ships worth Rs. 15 cores for meritorious students, to running unique maternal and child welfare homes for the rural population in the region, right up to sponsoring free heart surgeries for children belonging to the lower socio-economic strata. ‘Manipal Arogya Card’, the unique health insurance scheme of Manipal Foundation, covers over 1, 00,000 people who live below the poverty line.

Courtesy: Sikkim Mail



  • suresh sharma

    Respected Sir,

    I am a student of SMU in LC Career Concern (00113) Guwahati. I am not disclosing my information because I dont want to put my future on risk. This LC has no proper faculty, faculty does not provide valuable education, faculty keep on changing, classes never start in proper time, students get mentally harassment for no reason. And in the recent July 2011 results we (students) have got 50% of marks in Internal assignments (IA) in each section, we have fulfilled all the requirements but still we got that much less marks???? why??? I agree that our attendance was not very good but this particular reason cannot deduct our 50% marks. We have done good in UE but because of poor marks in IA we lost are average percentage graph..Faculty department has no idea of teaching, the way of teaching is so poor that we have to attend extra outside tuition, teacher keep on changing (you can take a survey). We have spent many days without a teacher We forced to write double assignments i.e. 120 marks of assignments intead of 60 marks and 60 marks of assignments instead of 30 marks , this not happen in other LC’s. Sikkim Manipal University has got good reputation in the world and provide opportunities to students to bright their future. So, SMU should not spoil its image by hand over its department to such undeserving institution.

    Therefore, I request SMU to take away the franchisee from Career Concern LC (00113) to safe its image from spoiling or be the part to spoil the career and life of students.

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