EVENTS - 2018

2nd International Conference on Maternal and Newborn Health
Translating Research Evidence to Practice
March 26-27, 2018

KLE Centenary Convention Center, J N Medical College Campus,
Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Karnataka Lingayat Education Society was established in 1916 by seven dedicated teachers – the “Saptharishis” or Seven Seers – with the starting of an Anglo-Vernacular School. The visionary leadership of its Chairman, Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore, since 1984, has enabled the Society to grow into a multi-faceted organization imparting quality and value based education in all fields. KLE today has more than 16,000 dedicated staff working in 258 institutions catering to the needs of over 125,000 students and has the unique distinction of being permitted to start the first Deemed-to-be-University in the Health Sciences and the first private Technological University in North Karnataka. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research is placed in Category ‘A’ by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and re-accredited at the ‘A’ level by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi established in 1963 has emerged as on outstanding center of excellence in Medical Education, Health Care services and Community/Facility Based Research for testing evidence based interventions to improve Maternal and Newborn Health outcomes. With the establishment of the JNMC Women’s and Children’s Health research Unit in 2001, has forged research collaborations with a number of national and international Universities/Institutions and conducted research with support from World Health Organization, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research, other NIH agencies, UK Medical Research Council, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American Academy of Paediatrics, Thrasher Research Fund and Merck for Mothers. The research areas relate to: Prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage; Active Management of Third Stage Labour; Skilled Birth Attendance; home-to-hospital continuum of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care factors influencing adverse pregnancy outcomes including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Preterm Birth; Maternal Nutrition and fetal growth; management of birth asphyxia; and optimizing childhood growth and neurodevelopment. It has also implemented a population based Maternal Newborn Health Registry to monitor mortality/morbidity trends over time.

Over the past 17 years, JNMC’s multi-disciplinary research team has completed 17 research protocols and 9 research studies are ongoing. The overarching intent of these research projects is to develop sustainable service delivery models for informing policy that could be scaled up programmatically by countries to meet MDGs 4 and 5. The results of these insightful research studies have had a profound impact at national and international levels in shaping public health policies.

Research Priorities:

Surveillance System – Maternal Newborn Health Registry (MNHR)
Maternal Health – Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH), Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP), Maternal Nutrition, Tobacco Use & HIV- Cervical Cancer Prevention.
Newborn Health – Birth Asphyxia, Preterm Birth, Infant Neurodevelopment & Breastfeeding Education Support.
Health System Strengthening – Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EMONC), WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program & Better Birth Program.

The JNMC Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit is hosting the 2nd International Conference on Maternal and Newborn Health on 26th& 27th of March 2018 to share the results of some recently concluded research studies [Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP) Study, Women First: Pre-conception Maternal Nutrition (WF:PMN) Study, World Health Organization sponsored Heat Stable Carbetocin for Prevention of Post-partum Haemorrhage (WHO-CHAMPION) Trial, Clindamycin to Prevent Pre-term Birth Trial] and initiate a dialogue with the key stakeholders including academia research community, program managers and policy makers and newborn mortality and morbidity, both nationally and globally. This conference will also bring together leading experts in the areas of maternal and newborn health from around the world to discuss future priority research areas. 60 International delegates representing 22 Nationalities (United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Uruguay, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Uganda, Vietnam) and 240 National delegates (from Karnataka, Maharastra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Punjab states) including the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Pediatricians, Public Health Experts, Nutritionists, will be participating in this event.

The Inaugural ceremony of the Conference is scheduled on 26th March 2018 at 12.30 pm at KLE Centenary Convention Centre, JNMC Campus. Hon’ble Union Minister of Science & Technology; Earth Sciences; and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan will be the Chief Guest. Dr C. N. Purandare, President, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and Dean, Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists will inaugurate the conference. Honourable Chairman, KLE Society & Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha, Dr. Prabhakar Kore will preside over the function. Dr Mark Tykonciski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University and Dr. Tonse N K Raju, Chief of Pregnancy & Perinatology, NICHD, USA will be the guests of honour. Representatives from WHO, NICHD, NIH, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, ICMR, National Institute of Nutrition, members of KLE Society and various research scholars will be attending the conference. 60 International delegates representing 22 Nationalities USA, UK, Canada, Denmark, Australia, etc. and 240 National delegates including the Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Public Health Experts, Nutritionists, will be participating in this event.

Highlights of the conference comprises of Scientific Deliberations, Key Note Addresses and Panel Discussion on current issues in maternal and newborn health like Post-partum haemorrhage, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Maternal Nutrition and Preterm Birth. This conference will provide a platform to set new guidelines to improve maternal and newborn health.
Following the Conference, World Health Organization Sponsored “Heat Stable Carbetocin for Prevention of Post-partum Haemorrhage Trial” Steering Committee meeting is scheduled on 28th and 29th of March 2018. 25 Researchers and Investigators from 12 countries will be participating in the meeting to discuss the results and dissemination activities of the trial.

Contribution of Teachers is the strength of KLE in its service – Dr. Prabhakar Kore

The dream of Smt. Prematai Pikale couples is still to be fulfilled said Dr. Prabhakar Kore  He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of felicitation and Book releasing function organized on 13th February, 2018.   He said the role of teachers in the development of K.L.E. Society is enormous .  Due to their hard and dedicated work, the Society could serve the students of ankola with excellent educational facilities and deliver state of the art Health care facility.  Poor students and people are availing the services.  He appealed co-operation of the people in this noble task of the Society.

He released the Book entitled “ Nargis Ke Path” written by Dr. Smita Patarpekar and honoured  Shri Kumar Shabbir Patel for being selected as National Referee for Tykondo – Karogi and Pumse Games. And Social worker Smt.  Rupali Naik.

Staff students and dignitaries were present on the occasion.

EVENTS - 2017

102nd Foundation Day of the KLE Society

The 102nd Foundation Day of the KLE Society was commemorated in an event organized at KLE Centenary Convention Centre, Belagavi on 13thNov 2017. KLE Society Chairman, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Prabhakar Kore addressed the gathering and attributed the success of the organization to the sacrifices of the Founders and the efforts of hundreds of members of the KLE Family across generations. Reiterating the message given by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji at the Centenary commemorations in 2016, he called upon members of the organization to strive for the inclusion of KLE University among the top 100 institutions in the world, the need for undertaking path breaking research and for excellence in sports and extra curricular activities at the international level. Dr.Kore appraised the gathering regarding the commencement of KLE Society’s Homeopathic College, Belagavi and the extension of efforts of the organization to provide high quality education and health care at multiple places in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The Chief Guest of the function, Prof.Dr. Vivek Saoji, Vice Chancellor, KLE University emphasized the need for high quality education in an attempt to create professionals capable of contributing to national progress and humanity at large. His Holiness Shri Siddheshwar Mahaswamiji of Jnanayogashrama Vijayapura attributed the success of the KLE Society to its ability to provide opportunities and harness the talent of individuals in urban and rural areas. He called upon the gathering to seek self gratification in ensuring the welfare of others.

As part of the commemorations, students and faculty of the KLE Society who have brought laurels to the organization in the year 2017 through their success at national and international events were felicitated. The organization also felicitated Dr.Shivaprasad Goudar and the team of researchers at KLE Society’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College who have won international acclaim in the form of the Newton Prize for collaborative work in Maternal and Newborn Healthcare. Dr.R.S.Mudhol who spearheaded the organization of 27 Mega Centenary Health Camps which had over 1 lakh beneficiaries was also felicitated.

Miss Anjali Gaikwad, winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa- Little Champs-2017 and her sister were felicitated. The sister duo will perform at the musical program Swaranjali at KLE Centenary Convention Centre.

Shri. Shivanand Koujalgi, delivered the Presidential remarks. Prof S D Shirgavi welcomed the gathering. The event witnessed a gathering of the Members of the Board of Management, Life Members, Faculty, Healthcare professionals and students of KLE Society.

Swacch Bharat Award


KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KLE University), Belagavi, Karnataka has been ranked 4th for cleanliness among all the institutions of higher education under the category “University”, in India. In an event organized at New Delhi, Hon. Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt of India, Shri Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swacchata Rankings” for 2017 for institutions of higher education. The Honorable minister felicitated these educational institutions that embody the transformational initiative of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, which aims at ensuring clean and hygienic living spaces for all Indians.
As many as 3500 institutions from across the country participated in the ranking process. Out of the 25 shortlisted finalists, KLE University stood 4th to the country and 1st in the state of Karnataka. The grading of the institutions was done on the basis of cleanliness standards, cleaning systems, waste disposal methods, greenery on campus and institutional accessibility. A team of assessors nominated by the HRD Ministry visited KLE University and its constituent units on 24th August 2017 to inspect the campus for the said ranking process.
The institutions of KLE Society, leveraging on the principles of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Regenerate” remain committed to the “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”. The members of the Board of Management, Faculty and students from constituent institutions of KLE Society under the leadership of Rajya Sabha MP and Honorable Chairman Dr Prabhakar Kore have consistently undertaken several cleanliness drives both on and off campus in an attempt to ensure compliance and generate awareness regarding the same. The recognition of efforts by the Ministry of Human Resource Development is both and honor and a source of inspiration towards this continual commitment of the KLE Society.

Representatives from Thomas Jefferson University


Representatives from Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, USA including Dr Stephen K Klasko, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard J Derman, MD, MPH, Associate Provost, Global Affairs and Mr Neil Gomes BSc, MBA, Med, ‎Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience visited the KLE Centenary Museum at KLE Society’s Lingaraj College, Campus, College Road, Belagavi on 9th July 2017. Chairman KLE Society, Dr Prabhakar Kore MP , Secretary KLE Society Dr B G Desai, Dr B S Kodkany, Life Members, KLE Society, other dignitaries and members of the KLE Family were present. The museum showcases the growth and accomplishments of the KLE Society over 100 years since inception.

Felicitation of Padmashree Awardee Sukri Bommu Gowda on 24th February, 2017


The KLE Society felicitated Padmashree Awardee Sukri Bommu Gowda, 80, a doyen of tribal folk music at KLE Society’s institutions at Ankola on Friday 24th Feb 2017. Known as the nightingale of the Halakki Vokkaliga tribes, her contribution to the enrichment and propagation of Indian Traditional Folk Culture and practices is inspirational and it was a matter of great privilege for KLE Society to honor the veteran artist.

Speaking on the occasion, Honorable Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman KLE Society, Dr. Prabhakar Kore highlighted the role of KLE Society in the promotion of tradition and culture of Karnataka over its 100 years of existence. Applauding the role of KLE Society in taking education to the grass root levels Padmashree Awardee Sukri Bommu Gowda stressed on the virtues of simplicity and perseverance as essentials for a successful and satisfying life.

The function was graced by the presence of Shri. J M Munavalli, Member Board of Management, KLE Society, Shri. B R Patil, Member Board of Management, KLE Society, Dr. D L Bhatkal, Secretary of Local Governing Body, KLE Institutions at Ankola, faculty members, students and other prominent people in the region. The event also witnessed the release of two books, “ Sheshagiri Pikale”, an account of the benevolent patron who was instrumental in establishment of KLE’s institutions of education and healthcare at Ankola and “ KLE Institutions at Ankola”, an account of the contributions of KLE Society to the lives of people in the said region.