VSPMAHE’S Centre for Career Enrichment and Advancement (CCEA) organized a guest lecture on “Career Opportunities for the Dental Graduates in the Armed Forces” on Thursday, 24 August 2023.
The Guest SpeakerwasLt.Col. (Dr). Dhruv Dubey, Officer-in-charge, Dental Section, Kamptee Military Station, Nagpur who is a Periodontist by qualification.
At the outset, Mr. Rajiv Yashroy, Project Director, VSPMAHE and Chief Mentor, CCEA gave a background about the session and welcomed the speaker. He explained that this guest lecture is aimed to shed light on the manifold possibilities that await Dental graduates within the ambit of the armed forces, and he mentioned that it is the endeavor of the Centre to bring to light the diverse opportunities available for the benefit of the students. He thanked the Guest Speaker for having accepted the invitation to be present here today.
The Guest speaker was then ceremonially felicitated by the Project Director with Shawl and Shreefal and he was also given a memento by Dr. Usha Radke, Dean, Ranjeet Deshmukh Dental College & Research Centreas a token of remembrance and gratitude. She then delivered her talk wherein she exhorted her students to positively consider this great avenue for their careers.
Lt. Col. (Dr). Dhruv Dubeythen gave a very inspiring, engaging, informative, and motivating talk wherein he elaborated on the practical aspects of working within the armed forces as a dental practitioner. He stressed upon the honour and pride in donning the uniform and also gave information about the pathways leading to a career in the Army after BDS and MDS. He listed out the various privileges, perks, remuneration, and stature of the career vis-à-vis the other opportunities in the market. He gave practical examples and the students listened in rapt attention. It was an interactive session and the students asked lot of questions which were answered by the speaker.
Dr. Ramakrishna Shenoy, Vice-Dean (Clinical), and Dr. Mukta Motwani were also prominently present on the dias.
Dr. Prabhat Singh was the Master of Ceremony and the formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Dhanashree Ghoderao. The event was coordinated by Mr. Kaustubh Sapre, Placement Officer; Dr. Sujitha C. Reddy and Ms. Pooja Shekhar, soft skill trainers.