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TAGORE DENTAL COLLEGE
AND HOSPITAL


Recognised by Dental Council of India - Department of Health and Family Welfare,Govt. of India. Affliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University

ACADEMICS

 

ACADEMICS

 

Tagore dental College & Hospital conducts BDS undergraduate course and Post graduate and MDs post graduate courses in 4 subjects that of Oral Surgery, Conservative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Prosthodontics. BDS is 4 year course with one year compulsory internship and MDS is a 3 year course. 

BDS course starts during the first or second week of September and concludes with a University examination every year. The University examinations are conducted from 1st august for the regular batch and 1st February for the repeater batch.

MDS course has one Basic science examination at the end of first year in May and final examinations at the end of the third year.

 

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MASTER PLAN

 

The fulcrum goals of the Master Plan 2030, through strengthening of the college, proposing and developing new courses and establish an International Campus. Are therefore, to

1.   Secure the college’s position as one of the premier academic institution in India and carve a road map for securing its place in the top ten in India and later in the global scenario.

2.   Realize the college’s potential for excellence and play in the internationalization of higher education.

3.  Increase the college’s contributions to new academic programs, research, innovation, human resources to the industry and national development.

4.  Extend the college’s commitment to excellence in teaching and its focus on creativity, entrepreneurship, environmental planning, ethics and value systems, and commitment to social equity and justice along with empowerment to its various departments.

5.  Evolve necessary legal and governance structure to support this vision within the college, enable support from the Government, private sector and stakeholders.

 

CAMPUS MASTER PLAN

1.  Establish a separate block for academics including virtual class rooms, library with computers and net connections and examination hall.

2.   Establish a futuristic computer enabled student friendly facilitation centre to ensure automation and immediate response to requests for statutory process, such as admissions and examinations, easy to use library and ID cards. Wi Fi networks in the campus.

3.   Develop a shopping and recreation centre, to also serve as self employment market.

4.   Ensure conservation of the water management principles and facilities for water drainage, seepage and storage of water and plantation of trees for green campus.

5.   Ensure energy conservation and generation of electricity through alternative sources and usage of energy conserving lights and appliances.

6.    Provide car parking at the entrance and prevent pollution of the campus by the vehicles.

7.    Provide multi-location cafeteria.

8.   Provide additional facilities in the girls and boys hostels for academic, recreation and sporting activities, yoga and meditation room.

9.   Establish a multipurpose Convention hall, with cafeteria, display facilities and exhibition area.

10.  Create a holistic sports centre with athletic and games facilities and indoor sports.

11.  Establish a library and centre with multi-use internet-enabled computer supported cubicles and reading halls for recreation.

 

ACADEMIC MASTER PLAN

Tagore dental college was established in 2007 to cater to the regional aspirations of the students and to develop higher education programs sensitive to the needs of the region. In the past 12 years the college has grown and has earned a good name and well known around the state for its academic activities. The vision of the college is to plan an institutional structure that would be compatible to the needs of 2030, which would integrate and weave together the aspirations and needs not only of the region, but that of the nation and create an institute of excellence.

1.   Enforce enhancement programs to strengthen the quality of teaching faculty by providing out of the box remuneration to the very best to enable peer recognition and global appreciation.

2.  Encourage proactive research proposals and programs and enable networking on a national arena of knowledge development and management. Encourage new inter-disciplinary research programs that help connect teaching and research.

3.   Attract best students through a process of merit and provide high achievement program with specific emphasis for students from rural areas.

4.  Improve the quality of teaching and learning environment by promoting and helping the faculty to revisit fundamental principles, understand the extent of changes and awareness in their subject areas.

5.   Use the best of education technology in teaching methods, and enhance teaching and support systems and infrastructure to serve the students better by encouraging new methods of learning, understanding and pedagogy.

6.   Strengthen the central library and departments libraries with the latest books, journals related to the specific departments, along with modernization, such as e-journals, computer networking and provide the library facilities beyond daylight hours and during holidays and vacations.

7.     Provide special status and privileges to those teachers who publish in peer reviewed journals with Impact factor more than 10.

8.    Introduce teacher assessment by students and develop a feedback system for ensuring quality of teaching programs. Similarly, provide for peer-to-peer, inter and intra-departmental reviews in a scientifically designed evaluation process, through external academically proficient systems.

9.    Evolve quality and widely accepted assessment systems and provide transparency in awarding the internal assessment marks and providing public information about attendance and performance.

10.  Establish scholarship and fee waiver by designing a transparent, socially merit driven system.

11. Create virtual classrooms on campus through the establishment of State-of-the –art electronically enabled dedicated auditorium, and dissemination networks amongst all departments.

12. Plan and prepare self-financed certificate, diploma, short-term, vocational and online courses and programs in each department.

 

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSE

 

The undergraduate course is a 4-year course with one-year compulsory internship. University exams are conducted at the end of every year for the first 4 years.  The first two years are Preclinical years and the other 2 are clinical years, wherein the students start to work on patients under the guidance of the staff. The internship period of one year the students handle varied cases of greater complexity.

         

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION

 

 FIRST YEAR BDS

Paper I

Human Anatomy, Embryology and Histology

Paper II

Human Physiology and Bio-Chemistry

Paper III

Human Oral Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Tooth Morphology

 

SECOND YEAR BDS

Paper I

Materials used in Dentistry

Paper II

General Pathology and Microbiology

Paper III

General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Preclinical Practical

Preclinical Prosthodontics

Preclinical Conservative Dentistry

 

THIRD YEAR BDS

Paper I

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

Paper II

General Medicine

Paper III

General Surgery

 

FOURTH YEAR BDS

Paper I

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Paper II

Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology

Paper III

Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry

Paper 1V

Periodontics & Implantology

Paper V

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic

paper VI

Oral & Maxillo facial Surgery

Paper VII

Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

Paper VIII

Preventive & Community Dentistry

 

Any candidate who fails in one subject in an examination is permitted to go to the next higher class and appear for the subject and complete it successfully before he/she appear for the next higher examinations

 

 

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION

 

80% of attendance in both theory and practical/ clinical separately is necessary before appearing for the examination as stipulated by the University. The college is very serious about the attendance and without the requisite attendance and the completion of quota of work in all departments be it theory, practical’s or clinical work the candidate will not be sent for the University exams.80% attendance for the candidates appearing for the arrear exams during the additional period is compulsory

    

 

ACADEMIC CALENDER      

  Commencement of  the course   - The First BDS course starts in the first week of September every year. 

  The academic year are as follows

  1. First     BDS                  -           September 1st Week
  2. Second BDS                 -           September 10th  2018
  3. Third    BDS                  -           September 17th  2018
  4. Fourth BDS                  -           September 10th  2018

EXAMINATION CALENDAR

  1. The academic year starts September of every year.  
  2. A minimum of 4 written Internal assessment examinations shall be conducted in each subject during an academic year and the average marks of 3 best performances shall be taken into consideration for the award of internal assessment mark
  3. A minimum of three practical examinations shall be conducted in each subject during an academic year and an average of two best performances shall be taken for award of marks

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

The pattern of exam is yearly and not semester. The university examinations take place on 1st of August for the regular batch And 1st February for the additional batch students                                                                                                                           

 

List of Holidays

S.NO

FESTIVAL

1

English New Year Day

2

Thai Pongal

3

Thiruvalluvar Day (Mattu Pongal )

4

Uzhavar Thirunal

5

Republic Day

6

Tamil New Year’s

7

Good Friday

8

May Day

9

Ramzan

10

Bakrid

11

Independence Day

12

Vinayakar Chathurthi

13

Muharram

14

Gandhi Jayanthi

15

Ayuda Pooja, Saraswathi Pooja

16

Vijaya Dasami

17

Deepavali

18

Milad-un-Nabi

19

Christmas day

 TERMINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE                        REGULAR BATCH                                                                                First year  - Theory  

Subject

First terminal

Second terminal

Third terminal

Model Exam

Anatomy

11.11.2019

10.02.2020

04.05.2020

30.06.2020

Physiology

13.11.2019

12.02.2020

06.05.2020

02.07.2020

Biochemistry

15.11.2019

12.02.2020

06.05.2020

02.07.2020

Oral Histology

18.11.2019

14.02.2020

08.05.2020

04.07.2020

 First year  -  Practical

Subject

Third terminal

Model Practical

Anatomy

 11.05.2020

To

16.05.2020

 06.07.2020

To

11.07.2020

Physiology

Biochemistry

Oral Histology

 Second year  -  Theory

Subject

First terminal

Second terminal

Third terminal

Model

Pharmacology

18.11.2019

10.02.2020

04.05.2020

30.06.2020

Pathology& Microbiology

20.11.2019

12.02.2020

06.05.2020

02.07.2020

Dental Materials

22.11.2019

14.02.2020

08.05.2020

04.07.2020

Second year  -   Practical

Subject

Third terminal

Model exam

Pharmacology

 

11.05.2020

To

16.05.2020

 

06.11.2020

To

11.07.2020

Pathology

Microbiology

Dental Materials

Preclinical Prosthetics

Preclinical conservative

 Third year  -  Theory

Subject

First terminal

Second terminal

Third terminal

Model

General Medicine

18.11.2019

10.02.2020

04.05.2020

30.06.2020

General Surgery

20.11.2019

12.04.2020

06.05.2020

02.07.2020

Oral Pathology

22.11.2019

14.02.2020

08.05.2020

04.07.2020

 Third year   -   Practical

Subject

Third terminal

Model exam

General Medicine

11.05.2020

To

13.05.2020

06.11.2020

To

08.11.2020

General Surgery

Oral Pathology

 Final Year   -  Theory

Subjects

First terminal

Second terminal

Third terminal

Model

Oral Medicine

11.11.2019

10.02.2020

04.05.2020

22.06.2020

 Periodontics 

12.11.2019

11.02.2020

05.05.2020

23.06.2020

Prosthodontics 

14.11.2019

13.02.2020

07.05.2020

25.06.2020

Oral Surgery

15.11.2019

14.02.2020

08.05.2020

26.06.2020

Conservative Dentistry

18.11.2019

17.02.2020

11.05.2020

29.06.2020

Pedodontics

19.11.2019

18.02.2020

12.05.2020

30.06.2020

Orthodontics

21.11.2019

20.02.2020

14.05.2020

02.07.2020

Public Health Dentistry

22.11.2019

21.02.2020

15.05.2020

03.07.2020

 Final Year   -   Practical

Subjects

Model Exams

Oral Medicine

 

 

06.07.2020

To

15.07.2020

 Periodontics 

Prosthodontics 

Oral Surgery

Conservative Dentistry

Pedodontics

Orthodontics

Public Health Dentistry

 ADDITIONAL BATCH                                                                                                                                                                Second Year    -   Theory

Subject

Second terminal

Third terminal

Model exam

Pharmacology

05.08.2019

18.11.2019

02.01.2020

Pathology& Microbiology

07.08.2019

20.11.2019

06.01.2020

Dental Materials

09.08.2019

22.11.2019

07.01.2020

 Second year   -   Practical

Subject

Model exam

Dental Materials

 

08.01.2020

To

11.01.2020

Pathology

Microbiology

Pharmacology

Preclinical Prosthetics

Preclinical conservative

 Third year     -    Theory

Subject

Second terminal

Third terminal

Model exam

General Medicine

05.08.2019

18.11.2019

02.01.2020

General Surgery

07.08.2019

20.11.2019

06.01.2020

Oral Pathology

09.08.2019

22.11.2019

07.01.2020

 Third Year    -    Practical

Subject

Model exam

General Medicine

08.01.2020

To

10.01.2020

General Surgery

Oral Pathology

                                                        Final Year   - Theory                                                                        Final Year- Practica

Subjects

 

Second terminal

Third

terminal

Model exam

 

Subjects

Model exams

Oral Medicine

 

05.08.2019

11.11.2019

23.12.2019

Oral Medicine

 

 

 

04.01.2020

To

13.01.2020

 Periodontics

 

06.08.2019

12.11.2019

24.12.2019

 Periodontics 

Prosthodontics 

 

08.08.2019

14.11.2019

26.12.2019

Prosthodontics 

Oral Surgery

 

09.08.2019

15.11.2019

27.12.2019

Oral Surgery

Conservative Dentistry

 

12.08.2019

18.11.2019

30.12.2019

Conservative Dentistry

Pedodontics

 

13.08.2019

19.11.2019

31.12.2019

Pedodontics

Orthodontics

 

15.08.2019

21.11.2019

02.01.2020

Orthodontics

Public Health Dentistry

 

16.08.2019

22.11.2019

03.01.2020

Public Health Dentistry

 Patents teachers  meeting 2019 – 2020                                           

There will be Parents Teachers meeting in the month of  December and June

First       BDS     -           6 th & 7th    December 2019        -           12th & 13th June 2020

Second BDS     -           6 th & 7th    December 2019        -           12th & 13th June 2020

Third     BDS     -           6 th & 7th    December 2019        -           12th & 13th June 2020

Fourth    BDS     -           6 th & 7th    December 2019        -           12th & 13th June 2020

 

 

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

 

       The students are evaluated continuously throughout the year. The institution has a well programmed internal examination schedule that includes written, practical and clinical examination. Theoretical knowledge is evaluated by the 3 terminal exams, class tests, viva, open book test, picture test, MCQ test and seminar presentations. The practical or clinical evaluation is based on the number and quality of work done, viva in clinics, case discussion and assignments.

       Theory and practical assessment along with the attendance forms the basis for internal evaluation which accounts for only 10 marks in theory and 10 in practical. The university theory examinations conducted and evaluated by the affiliated university accounts for 70% and 20% for viva conducted during the university practical examinations.

       The college maintains transparency in the evaluating process and the attendance percentage, marks of the class tests, assignments, terminal exams, viva, and criteria of determination of internal assessment marks are displayed in the notice board. The answer sheets are evaluated and returned to the students as early as possible giving them opportunity to clarify their doubts and re-evaluate the papers if on doubt. The answer scripts are returned to the students after a discussion of their performance and mistakes committed and remedial measures instituted for any deficiencies. Apart from the terminal and model exams small tests of MCQs, open book test, diagram test, class test etc are conducted and google classroom evaluation are also done, the marks attained in all these are considered for the internal assessment marks. The test marks are displayed in the notice board, and the parents are also appraised.

       The clinical work and preclinical work also are appraised regularly and viva and clinical test conducted form the basis for practical internal assessment. Also the amount of clinical work done in the department, chair side viva, attendance, case sheets written, OSPE, seminars are also considered for assessment.

       The student’s attitude, aptitude for the subject, interest shown in the subject in seminars and assignments are also taken into consideration while awarding the internal assessment marks. Evaluation through google classroom, multiple class tests, MCQ tests, Open book test, picture test and x ray tests have been introduced to add variety of evaluation.

ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOME

As the entire course is based on developing clinical skills, and are continuously assessed, those who lag are given additional help and guidance. They are also given additional clinical work to those who are poor performers. The faculties are encouraged to conduct surprise tests, viva to monitor the progress of the students. The feedbacks of the patients attended by the students are obtained, to ascertain if they treated them well and to their satisfaction. Student feedback of the confidence to practice all aspects of dentistry is obtained from them at the completion of their course.

Evaluating the academic performance and the feedback from the students and patients it is obvious that we are on the right path and we are achieving our course outcomes.

University result analysis- There is consistent increase in pass percentage over the years, with 99% pass percentage achieved by the regular batch students who appeared for the final year in august 2018 and 94% by the first and third years and 87 by the third year students.

So far out of 8 batch of students who have passed out many of the students have  progressed to join PG , some have started their own practise, and some are working as consultants at hospitals, and some have gone abroad to do their further studies. 

Course outcomes are made known to all the stake holders. The staffs work hard to achieve our goals. The result of these efforts of the staff and the management there has resulted in great success as proved by some of the achievements of the students given below

  1. 11 students have received Gold medals and University ranks since 2013
  2. Dr V DivyaNandhini has secured the all India 15th rank in the NEET 2017 
  3. Dr Sai Subramaniam secured 114 rank in NEET 2016, and have joined MDS in Tamilnadu government dental college and
  4. Dr Pavithra Devi has joined the prestigious PG institute of Dental Sciences at Chandigarh.
  5. Our students have been selected quite often, as one of the best 10 students in India to receive the The Pierre Fauchard Academy International Senior Student award. Dr Nivedha Subramaniam received  in 2013, Dr C Arun Kumar  2015, Ms V Saranya in 2017 and Dr Silambarasan in 2018 and Ms Subiksha in 2019 . 
  6. Ms V Saranya also receives the Hari Prakash award for Prosthodontics, awarded by the IADR in 2017.
  7. In 2018, 147 students appeared and 70 students completed with distinction and Ms Aswini Chandra of Third BDS received the Gold Medal in Health Research Fundamentals conducted by NPTEL- National Institute of Epidemiology [NIE], Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR]
  8. Ms.KrishangaSrivastave, Ms. S.Pavithra and Ms.A.M.Roshini won 1st place in the All Indian Student convention by Indian dental association at Bhubaneswar, Odisha FEB 9-10th 2018.
  9.  Dr C Arun Kumar has 2 patents in his name and has 4 student publications in Dentistry
  10. Dr Chella Vignesh has 2 patents and 3 publications
  11. Dr Michael Bernard has 2 patents and 3 publications to his credit.
  12. Ms Sindhu has 5 publications to her credit.
  13.  Tagore students stood first in Academic competitions in MIDAS - four consecutive years.
  14.  Tagore students won the overall performance award in scientific presentation in Dental Artistry 2017
  15. Runners up in  scientific presentation, Mokshaa - Illuminations 2017
  16. Runners up in  scientific presentation Scope 2015 at Sathyabama College
  17.  Runners up in  scientific presentation Molaris 2016 at Saveetha dental college.
  18.  MsDivya Mehta and Ms Deepika stood fourth at Elseiver quiz Competition conducted at  Delhi.
  19. All India Table Clinic Competition conducted by Dentsply India and IDA in 2015 Ms Priyanka was placed 3rd for her innovative product.
  20.  Srudhy R - Recieved The  National Topper Award in the subject Public Health Dentistry.
  21.  l3 RD South India Undergraduate Convention- MOKSHA conducted at Venkateswara Dental College on 25-26th March 2016  Won the DPL CHAMPIONSHIP in Cricket for the third consecutive year.
  22.  TN MGR UNIVERSITY SPORTS COMPETITION conducted at Asan Memorial Dental College & Hospital 0n 8th -9th January 12,2016.  CRICKET (MEN): WINNERS of the Tournament.

 

 

RESULT ANALYSIS

PASS PERCENTAGE IN AUGUST EXAMS:

Examination Year

I BDS

II BDS

III BDS

IV BDS

August

App

Pass

%

App

Pass

%

App

Pass

%

App

Pass

%

2016

98

74

76

90

78

87

82

73

89

98

80

82

2017

81

76

94

93

81

87

84

79

94

89

74

83

2018

89

87

98

78

72

92

91

82

90

99

81

81

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LIST OF STUDENTS ARE CLEARED EACH SUBJECTS IN FIRST ATTEMPT

BATCH

INTAKE

RESULT

MALE

%

FEMALE

%

A

P

A

P

2012

99

66

  31

17

55

68

49

72

2013

100

61

38

23

61

62

38

61

2014

100

67

34

19

56

66

48

73

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STUDENTS WHO PASSED IN FIRST ATTEMPT BASED ON ADMISSION MODE:

BATCH

INTAKE

RESULT

GOVT

%

MANG

%

A

P

A

P

2012

99

66

 66

53

80

33

13

39

2013

100

61

61

48

79

39

13

33

2014

100

67

63

48

76

37

19

51

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FITSRT ATTEMPT PASS PERCENTAGE ANALYSIS BASED ON THEIR QUALIFICATION EXAM BOARD:

BATCH

INTAKE

RESULT

CBSE

%

STATE

%

A

P

A

P

2012

99

66

 4

3

75

95

63

66

2013

100

61

-

-

-

 100

61

61

2014

100

67

 1

1

100

99

66

67

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY WISE STUDENTS WHO PASSED IN FIRST ATTEMT:

 

BATCH

INTAKE

RESULT

OC

%

BC

%

MBC

%

BCM

%

SC/ST/SCA

%

A

P

A

P

A

P

A

P

A

P

2012-13

99

66

4

3

75

 50

34

68

17

13

76

12

8

67

16

8

50

2013-14

100

61

2

1

50

52

29

56

21

14

67

 7

4

57

18

13

72

2014-15

100

67

2

2

100

55

38

69

22

16

73

4

2

50

17

9

53

2015-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERCENTAGE OF PASS:

SUBJECT

2016

2017

2018

2019

GENERAL ANATOMY & HISTOLOGY

89

99

99

 

PHYSIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

89

99

99

 

ORAL HISTOLOGY & ANATOMY

96

98

98

 

PERCENTAGE OF PASS:

SUBJECT

2016

2017

2018

2019

GENERAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY

93

96

97

 

GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY

90

92

96

 

DENTAL MATERIALS

93

98

97

 

PRECLINICAL PROSTHODONTICS

98

100

99

 

PRECLINICAL CONSERVATIVE

97

99

97

 

 PERCENTAGE OF PASS:

SUBJECT

2016

2017

2018

2019

GENERAL MEDICINE

96

99

91

 

GENERAL SURGERY

90

100

95

 

ORAL PATHOLOGY

99

100

94

 

PERCENTAGE OF PASS:

SUBJECT

2016

2017

2018

2019

ORAL MEDICINE

95

99

93

 

PEDODONTICS

91

99

94

 

ORTHODONTICS

95

96

98

 

PERIODONTICS

94

95

91

 

PROSTHODONTICS

93

93

93

 

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY

93

88

90

 

ORAL SURGERY

91

96

91

 

PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

94

97

87

 

PASS PERCENTAGE IN AUGUST EXAM NEET STUDENTS:

Examination Year

I BDS

August

Appear

Passed

%

Marks %

2018

89

87

98

74

2019

 

 

 

 

PASS PERCENTAGE IN AUGUST EXAM WITHOUT NEET STUDENTS:

Examination Year

I BDS

August

Appear

Passed

%

Marks %

2017

77

76

99

76

 

 

 

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

 

MDS postgraduation in 4 departments of Prosthetics and Crown & Bridge & Implantology, Conservative Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics is a 3 year course with University exams at the end of first and final years.

 

EXAMINATIONS ELIGIBILITY

 

 The following requirements shall be fulfilled by the candidate to become eligible for the final examination.

a)       Attendance: Every candidate shall secure (80% attendance during each academic year).

b)        Progress and conduct: Every candidate shall participate in seminars, journal review meetings, symposia, conferences, case presentations, clinics and didactic lectures during each year organized by the concerned department.

c)        Work diary and log book: Every candidate shall maintain a work diary and log book as per Annexure-I appended to these regulations for recording his or her participation in the training programs conducted by the department. The work diary and log book shall be verified and certified by the Head of the Department of the institution. The certification of satisfactory progress is based on the work diary and log book.

 

 

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

 

The university examination shall consist of theory, practical and clinical examination and viva-voce and Pedagogy

Theory: Part-I: Shall consist of one paper There shall be a theory examination in the Basic Sciences at the end of 1st year of course. The question papers shall be set and evaluated by the concerned Department/Specialty. The candidates shall have to secure a minimum of 50% in the Basic Sciences and shall have to pass the Part-I examination at least six months prior to the final (Part-II) examination.

Theory Part-II: Shall consist of three parts namely:–

a)       3 Theory papers

b)       Practical and Clinical Examination;

c)         Viva-voce; and (iv) Pedagogy.

A candidate, who wishes to study in a second specialty, shall have to undergo the full course of three years duration in that specialty.

 

DISSERTATION

Every candidate appearing for the post-graduate degree examination shall at least six months prior to the examinations, submit with his form for examination, four typewritten copies of the dissertation undertaken by the candidate, prepared under the direction and guidance of his/her guide. The dissertation so submitted shall be referred to the examiners for their examination and acceptance of it shall be a condition precedent to allow the candidate to appear for the written part of the examination: Provided that a candidate whose dissertation has been accepted by the examiner, but declared failed at the examination, shall be permitted to re-appear at the subsequent examination without a new dissertation: Provided further that if the dissertation is rejected by the examiner, the examiner shall assign reasons thereof with suggestions for its improvement to the candidate and such candidate shall resubmit his/ her dissertation to the examiner who shall accept it before appearing in the examination.

 

CLINICAL/PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

 Clinical/practical examination is designed to test the clinical skill, performance and competence of the candidate in skills such as communication, clinical examination, medical/dental procedures or prescription, exercise prescription, latest techniques, evaluation and interpretation of results so as to undertake independent work as a specialist. The affiliating university shall ensure that the candidate has been given ample opportunity to perform various clinical procedures. The practical/clinical examination in all the specialities shall be conducted for six candidates in two days: Provided that practical/clinical examination may be extended for one day, if it is not complete in two days.

 

VIVA-VOCE EXAMINATION:

 Viva voce examination aims at assessing the depth of knowledge, logical reasoning, and confidence and communication skill of the students.

DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS:

Theory : (Total 400 Marks)

(1) Part I University Examination (100 Marks):- There shall be 10 questions of 10 marks each (Total of 100 Marks)

 (2) Part II (3 papers of 100 Marks):-

 (i) Paper-I: 2 long essay questions of 25 marks each and 5 short essays of 10 marks each. (Total of 100 Marks)

(ii) Paper-II: 2 long essay questions of 25 marks each and 5 short essays of 10 marks each. (Total of 100 Marks)

(iii) Paper III: 2 out of 3 essay questions (50 x 2 = 100 Marks)

Practical and Clinical Examination : 200 Marks

Viva-voce and Pedagogy : 100 Marks

 

CRITERIA FOR PASS:

 To pass the university examination, a candidate shall secure in both theory examination and in practical/clinical including viva voce independently with an aggregate of 50% of total marks allotted (50 out of 100 marks in Part I examination and 150 marks out of 300 in Part II examination in theory and 150 out of 300, clinical plus viva voce together). A candidate securing marks below 50% as mentioned above shall be declared to have failed in the examination.

A candidate who is declared successful in the examination shall be granted a Degree of Master of Dental Surgery in the respective specialty

 

 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  The Institution has undertaken Memorandum of Understanding with various Universities and institutions and Organisations to improve the quality of education and research. We have MOU with International University for more exposure to the students with student exchange programs.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA Click

Tagore Dental College had signed a MOU with University of Malaya on 2nd May 2018 for a period of 5 years.

SCOPE AND FIELDS OF ACADEMIC COOPERATIONS

1.      The Parties hereby agree to implement the following programmes and activities, which may include, but not limited to:

a.      student and/or academic and administrative staff exchanges;

b.      joint research activities;

c.       exchange of publications, reports and other academic materials and information; and

d.      sharing of other activities and programmes in areas of mutual interest, where such sharing shall result in benefit to both Parties.

2.    The Parties agree to designate, on behalf of each institution, a coordinator whose responsibility will be to supervise the execution of this MoU and to draw up a programmes or activities to be implemented under this MoU, setting out specific provisions concerning the exchange programmes, budget requirements and details of funding.

3.      FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

a.      The Parties acknowledge that in the absence of any specific agreement in writing to the contrary, each Party will be responsible for its own costs and expenses in establishing and conducting programmes and activities contemplated under this MoU, including without limitation its own costs and expenses in travel and accommodation.

4.      JOINT PROPERTY

a.      The Parties agree that any intellectual property rights arising from or in connection with any programme or activity under this MoU, through and by the joint and collaborative efforts of both Parties shall be jointly owned and subject to any other terms and conditions as may be agreed upon in writing.

b.      Both Parties shall acknowledge one another in any form of writing, publication or presentation based on research derived from the cooperative efforts of both Parties under this MoU, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing by the Parties.

5.      CONFIDENTIALITY

a.      The Parties agree and undertake to keep confidential at all times any information or data that may be exchanged, acquired or shared in connection with any programme or activity conducted pursuant to this MoU save where the same is already in public domain.

 

UNIVERSITY OF MAHASA Click

Tagore Dental College had signed a MOU with University of Mahasa on 17th April 2019 for a period of 5 years.

  • Both the parties have agreed to strengthen the ties between the respective institutions and to promote mutual understanding, academic progress, student and staff exchange program and research collaboration.
  • To promote mutual understanding and excellence in education, research collaboration and knowledge exchange between the parties.
  • Exchange of academic and administrative staff and mutual visits to pursue research and lecture.
  • Exchange of students and/or study abroad programs, and other enhancements to student experience.
  • Identifying opportunities for conducting collaborative research and development.
  • Identifying opportunities for conducting lectures and seminars and organising symposia and conferences.
  • Exchange of academic information and materials.
  • The development and implementation of specific activities developed under this MOU will be subject of formal written agreements negotiated and entered into separately, which will deal with the financial arrangements, confidentiality, ownership, and use of intellectual property, publication of articles, or other work and other relevant matters.
  • Staff and students engaged in the activities under the MOU, shall carry out these activities in accordance with the laws and regulations of their respective countries after full consultation and approval.

 

RAVINDRANATH GE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PRIVATE LIMITED Click

MOU signed between Tagore dental college & Hospital and Ravindranath GE Medical Associates Private limited on 29th May 2017, to establish a contractual framework for oncology management of all patients referred by TDC&H.

  • To provide for all oncological services at GGCH as well as TDC&H
  • GGCH would have a 24hr help line to provide assistance to TDC&H to transfer patients to GCH . They would provide necessary advice and assistance to arrangements for shifting.
  • GGCH would provide complete feedback on the status of the patients transferred.
  • GGCH and TDC&H shall have a tumour board where consultants from Department of Oncology would participate and discuss the multi-modal approach.
  • GGCH shall arrange their consultants to visit the patients at TDC&H and assess the condition of the patients if necessary.
  • GGCH would provide surgical expertise if required by TDC&H. Patients referred from TDCH posted for surgery at GGCH, facio-maxillary surgeons can assist and observe the surgeries performed.
  • A discount of 20% will be entitled for patients transferred from TDCH for surgical and medical treatment.
  • GGCH would be providing multi-disciplinary care to cancer patients from TDCH and facilitate academic activities to educate the students, PG’s and Staffs.

UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS - DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY Click

MOU with Prof S Niranjali Devaraj, UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai on 27th Jan 2016. The terms of the MOU are as follows

  • The two institutions will work to develop agreements or programs for exchanging academic, research and other educational materials.
  • Exchange of students either on the bais of reciprocal exchange of benefits or for participation in specific programs.
  • Exchange of faculty members and administrators for teh purpose of lecturing, conducting research and developing their academic or administrative skills.
  • Collaborative programs, seminars, and research activities will be encouraged and supported where the mutual interests and expertise of both institutions may be furthered.
  • Coperation for development of resources- the two institutions will explore avenues to develop financial resources to support educational activities sponsored under the Agreement, including joint grant proposals
  • Joint educational programs and research- Oral sub mucous fibrosis project.

 

MOU WITH TAGORE ENGINEERING COLLEGE Click

 The MOU is signed with the objective of mutual benefit and exchange of views of common concern was signed on 10th February 2016. The terms are as follows:

  • It sets forth procedures of reciprocal cooperation which will assist each other in meeting their responsibilities in promoting quality education, research and better services.
  •  They agree to share expertise available at both ends for mutual benefits in the field of education, training, scientific and industrial research.
  • The agreement is between the staffs and students and non teaching staff of both institutions.
  • TEC will assist and support the TDC&H in furthering the activities specified in the MOU.
  • TDCH shall provide opportunities for the management students to carry out their internship, socially oriented projects.
  • The department of Management studies of TEC shall extend facilities like training development and consultancy for students, staff and non teaching staffs.

TAGORE MEDICAL COLLEGE & TAGORE ENGINEERING COLLEGE Click

The MOU is signed with the objective of mutual benefit and exchange of views of common concern was signed on 14h June 2017. The terms are as follows:

  • Exchange of Information- The three institutions will work to develop agreements or programs for exchanging academic, research and other educational materials.
  • Exchange of students- the parties agree to exchange students between the three institutions, either on reciprocal exchange or for particular programs. Such programs shall be conducted to encourage active participation and to ensure reciprocity while minimizing the cost of participation for students.
  • Exchange of faculty- the parties will explore opportunities for their respective faculty members and administrators to participate in lecturing, conducting research, and developing their academic and administrative skills. The three institutions pledge to provide the fullest support possible to faculty and administrators coming from the other institutions.
  • Collaborative programs- collaborative programs, seminars and research activities will be encouraged and supported where the mutual interests and expertise of the three institutions may be furthered.
  • Cooperation for Development of Resource- The three institutions will explore avenues to develop financial resources to support educational activities sponsored under this agreement, including joint grant proposals.

 

SAVEETHA UNIVERSITY Click

The MOU signed between Saveetha University and Tagore Dental college on 18th August 2017 between the Director Research of Saveetha university and Principal of Tagore dental college for collaboration in research activities for mutual benefit and valid for 5 years.

  • The areas of collaboration are
    • Product development
    • Drug testing in Laboratory animals
    • Product testing and Certification

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC MEETINGS

 

Academic meetings play a very important role in the functioning of the college. There are regular meetings to take policy decisions on the curriculum, teaching and learning methodology and evaluation. The meetings are

1.      Academic council meetings

2.      Staff meetings

3.      Curriculum development meetings

4.      Governing council meetings

The college has a participative management with all the stake holders having a say in the management. Every department have departmental meetings every month, where they decide their academic calander and teaching pattern and schedules and other regular functioning of department and sharing the responsibilities. They also discuss curriculum and exam patterns and evaluation and these suggestions are conveyed to the Principal and Academic council by the HOD’s when they meet 4 to 5 times per year. The result of the discussions are conveyed to the management and policy decisions formulated by the Head of the Institution. Governing council with external members provides guidance and advise to improve the standard of the institution.

The students, parents, patients feedback help the institutional management to rectify the mistakes and make the institution a conducive place for education and treatment.

       

       

         STAFF MEETINGS REPORT

      

     

 

         Year 2015 Click

 

         Year 2016 Click

 

         Year 2017 Click 

 

         Year 2018 Click

 

         Year 2019 Click

 

         ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEETINGS (HOD MEETINGS)

      

     

 

         Year 2015 Click

 

         Year 2016 Click

 

         Year 2017 Click

 

         Year 2018 Click

 

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GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETINGS 

 Year 2019 Click

 

DENTAL EDUCATION UNIT

The Dental education unit of the institution is active and formulates the teaching and learning pattern, evaluate staff, methods of evaluation of students , formulate the academic calendar for examination and holidays, plan for the academic activities of the college like CDE programs, competitions, student and staff enrichment programs and training of teaching and non-teaching staffs.

The curriculum committee plans the course outcomes of the course, departments and oversees the lesson plans and subject outcomes. They discuss the newer methods of teaching and evaluation, new and latest advancements to be added in the curriculum to give more exposure to the students and make them competent to face the world and start practice.

National Oral Cancer Registry (IDA) Click

MOU signed for Shared commitments with National Oral Cancer Registry of Indian Dental Association, to create advocacy to provide a centralised pooling of data on precancerous lesions and conditions and oral cancer cases across the nation on 1st January 2019 for a period of 3 years. The parties have together agreed to develop an atlas of oral precancerous lesions and conditions and established cancer cases.

  • The IDA will provide with the software to enter all the information regarding pre malignant lesion, conditions and oral cancer cases and maintain the database.
  • The college will have to systematically collect the said data in order to understand trends in the occurrence of oral cancer occurrence and enter the data in the software.
  • All new, ongoing and treated cases registered with the institution should be entered.
  • Only the college and IDA will have access to all the data entered and maintain confidentiality.
  • All data collected will be compiled into a report at the end of the year and the college will get the credit for the data entered by them when the data is published.
  • The college will be recognised for authentic data in the Indian National Conference of the following year.

 

ANNUAL REPORT

 

YEAR 2014 - 2015 click

 

YEAR 2015 - 2016 click

 

YEAR 2016 - 2017 click

 

YEAR 2017 - 2018 click

 

YEAR 2018 - 2019 click

 

NEWSLETTER

     YEAR 2014 click

     YEAR 2015 click

     YEAR 2016 click

     YEAR 2017 click

     YEAR 2018 click

     YEAR 2019 click

 

 

EXAMINATIONS

EXAMINATION CALENDAR

  • The academic year starts September of every year.  
  • A minimum of 4 written Internal assessment examinations shall be conducted in each subject during an academic year and the average marks of 3 best performances shall be taken into consideration for the award of internal assessment mark
  • A minimum of three practical examinations shall be conducted in each subject during an academic year and an average of two best performances shall be taken for award of marks

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

The pattern of exam is yearly and not semester. The university examinations take place on 1st of August for the regular batch And 1st February for the additional batch students                  

INNOVATIONS IN EXAMINATIONS

Innovative examination procedures and process adopted by the departments are

  • Open book test
  • Picture test
  • X Ray test
  • Diagram test
  • Clinic based learning and discussion.
  • Problem solving in clinical dentistry.
  • MCQ’s test
  • Google classroom- for receiving assignments from students.
  • Problem based learning and evaluation
  • Microscope based learning
  • OSCE
  • OSPE

The results are processed with Ms- Excel and the report sent to the administrative office for recording in the Students software and later sent to the parents.

The students are evaluated continuously throughout the year. The institution has a well programmed internal examination schedule that includes written, practical and clinical examination. Theoretical knowledge is evaluated by the 3 terminal exams, class tests, viva, open book test, picture test, MCQ test and seminar presentations. The practical or clinical evaluation is based on the number and quality of work done, viva in clinics, case discussion and assignments.

The student’s attitude, aptitude for the subject, interest shown in the subject in seminars and assignments are also taken into consideration while awarding the internal assessment marks. Student’s performance and participation in paper/ poster presentation, research or survey work, participation in awareness programs and competitions are also taken into consideration for evaluating internal assessment. Evaluation through Google classroom, multiple class tests, MCQ tests, Open book test, picture test and x ray tests have been introduced to add variety of evaluation. OSCE is being introduced this year.

 

 

EXAMINATION GRIEVANCES REDRESSAL

All grievances regarding the evaluation of class tests, terminal exams or evaluation of assignments or seminars and awarding internal assessment tests are heard by the department head and rectified immediately. Re test is conducted for students who missed the internal test and those who want to improve their marks. Valuation of papers is based on a preset key and so it is standardized. If the student is not satisfied, he/she could complain in the student’s grievances cell.

     Any other grievances about the timing of terminal or model examinations, the timing of the exams, the interval between exams are brought to the notice of the Students grievances cell.  Student grievance cell is open to such issues and discusses ways to rectify them with the permission of the management. The student’s grievances cell is headed by the Principal, Vice Principal and attended by the members of student community. The complaints are heard within a week along with the students who complained.     

     The qualifying examination is conducted by our affiliating university The TN DR MGR Medical University and any grievances are received from the student at the Principals office and forwarded to the University for Clarification and rectification. The examination hall is fitted with CCTV cameras, metal detector and monitored on the screen; cell phone jammers are installed to avoid any mal practice. These help the institution to conduct the examination in a fair manner free of malpractices.

     Students who are not happy about their university marks could apply for re- totaling to the university. The provision of reevaluation is not available in the University rules. Some students have applied for re-totaling and these have been directed to the University without delay. Few students have opted for the copy of answer paper for which requisition is sent to the University and obtained.

 

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