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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

FACILITIES

COLLEGE FACILITIES

The Management of Tagore dental College has provided all facilities for the students to study in a comfortable environment and for their overall growth. The college complex has attached Medical College and hospital for Basic science study and Medical exposure. Day scholars are provided with transport facilities to areas in and around Chennai and in house students are provided hostel accommodation. Hostels have Mess, recreation and sports facilities. There are staff quarters, non teaching staff quarters and Nursing Quarters within the campus. The Medical College Hospital takes care of the health needs of staff and students.

The Tagore Medical & Dental College complex has a Temple, Canteen, Aavin booth, snacks corner in the college, Dental stores for purchase of dental materials and disposables, Sports arena and ATM for the benefit of the students and patients. There are well laid roads, with signages, well defined car park with greenery all around the campus. Sanitary napkin incinerator is available in the college and hostel. 

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ENVIORNMENT

         The college has a green appearance with lots of trees and plants around. They are well maintained by the gardeners. The college complex has two sewage treatment plants (STP) one for the college and one for the hostels. Solar power panels are present for college lighting and fans and also for road lights. Rain water harvesting is provided for all the buildings. RO plants are available for the college and hostels. 

RADIOLOGY & PHARMACY

The Radiology department has 3 Intra Oral X ray machines, and a manual and one digital Orthopantamograph, to take OPG and lateral Ceph,  and Digital Printer. There are 2 X Ray developing machines, and a manual unit as well.

Pharmacy is present in the college premises where the necessary medications are available for the patients at a reasonable price.

EXAMINATION HALL

The has an Examination hall to accommodate 200 students with CCTV cameras, Metal Detector and Mobile jammer. The seats provided are comfortable.  

GIRLS & BOYS COMMON ROOM

There are separate boys and girls common rooms with facilities of lockers and also to rest. Separate rest rooms are available with running water facilities and drainage. Sanitary napkin incinerator is also available in the college.

AUDITORIUM

Auditorium is available in the third floor where regular programs are conducted. It has a capacity of about 300. Academic, co curricular and cultural activities are organised here. 

The Tagore Medical & Dental College complex has a Temple, Canteen, Sports arena and ATM for the benefit of the students. Staff quarters and Non teaching staff quarters and Nurses quarters are also available.

 

 

 HOSTEL

The present girls hostel consists of ground +3 floors with 11 rooms in Ground floor + dinning, Internet Room, Sports Room and 27 rooms in first floor & 29 rooms in second floor & third floor . There are 125 undergraduate students staying in the girls hostel with two students sharing a room.    

The hostel accommodation for Female P.G. students is provided in the ground floor of the girls hostel. It there are 11 single occupancy rooms and 3 PG students are occupying the ground floor rooms.        

The present boys hostel consists of ground + 2 floors with Ground Floor having 18 rooms + dinning and first floor 21 rooms and second floor 19 rooms with gymnasium. There are 67 students staying in boys hostel with 3 students sharing a room.

The hostel accommodation for Male P.G. students is provided in the Ground Floor of the boys hostel. There are 10 single occupancy rooms and 3 PG students are occupying the ground floor rooms.

Both the girls and boys hostel have mess facilities, recreation facilities like TV, Sports facilities like table tennis, carom and chess. Gymnasium is present in boys’ hostel. Internet connection and telephone connection are available in the hostels. Each student staying in the hostel is provided with a cot, table, chair, cupboard, hanger, fan and light.

 

 

 

HOSTEL RULES & REGULATIONS

 

 The principal vested with the powers to enforce rules and regulations from time to time and her decision shall be final in the interpretation of the rules and in all matters connected with the hostel.

1.      The students are advised to keep their rooms clean.

2.      In case of any damage or loss caused by the students the cost for the repair or replacement of fittings and furniture will be collected from them. If the responsibility cannot be fixed, the cost will be recovered from all the members collectively. In addition to the cost of damages, an equal amount of fine shall also be levied.

3.      The students are liable to be shifted from one room to another if required.

4.      Students are not permitted to use any extra electrical gadgets in their rooms without prior permission of the warden.

5.      The students are advised not to keep money or valuables in their rooms. The hostel administration is not responsible for the property and valuables of the students in the rooms.

6.      No student shall sub-let the room to anyone else or allow any guest to stay in the room.

7.      No visitors are allowed inside the hostel. Students are to meet their visitors only in the visiting rooms during visiting hours i.e. 4.00pm to 6.00pm during working days and between 10.00am to 6.00pm on holidays.

8.      Students having unauthorized guests in their rooms are liable for expulsion and fine.

9.      Local guardian’s photo is to be submitted to the deputy warden at the time of admitting the students in the hostel. The student shall be permitted to go out with the local guardian only on verification and permission of the deputy warden.

 

ATTENDANCE:

·        An attendance register for the hostel students is maintained by the warden.

·        Attendance shall be taken every day at 9.00p.m. Students are instructed to report on time failing which strict disciplinary action will be taken against them.

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS & PUNISHMENTS:

1.      All students residing in the hostel are expected to maintain strict discipline.

2.      Ragging in any form causing physical or emotional hardship to anyone is strictly prohibited. Any student found indulging in ragging will be expelled from the hostel at once.

3.      No student will be allowed to stay outside the hostel after 9.00pm without prior permission of the warden. The hostel gates will be closed at 9.0pm and students are not allowed to enter after that.

4.      Students going out of the hostel for shopping etc can do so only on holidays and that too on their own risk. Those going out should get prior permission from the warden/ deputy warden in writing and return back to the hostel before 9:30pm.

5.      Going out for shopping etc on working days is strictly prohibited.

6.      Students, who wish to spend the night out with their relatives or friends, must produce in advance a letter of authorization from their parents / guardians permitting them to do so. On no account should they leave the hostel before they are given permission by the warden.

7.      Students who go on vacation should inform in advance to the warden in writing, the time and date of departure and the place of destination.

8.      Any misconduct or indiscipline in the hostel/ canteen/ campus will be viewed seriously and those found guilty will be liable for expulsion from the hostel.

9.      Any student found creating disciplinary problem mobilizing the students will be liable for expulsion from the hostel.

10.  Disfigurement of the hostel property and walls and damaging the hostel property in any manner are prohibited and strict disciplinary action will be taken on those found guilty.

11.  No student shall put up any notice on the notice board without the warden’s permission.

12.  No student is permitted to collect money from other students on any account for any purpose without prior permission of the warden.

13.  No student is permitted to conduct/ participate in the birthday party or any other get together party within the hostel premises.

14.  Day scholars and class mates of the college should not be allowed in the hostel or room at any time.

15.  Hostel students who are found to have their day scholar friends / classmates in the hostel / room are liable to be punished including expulsion from the hostel.

16.  Students should not stay in the hostel room during college working hours. If any student falls ill, the warden should be immediately informed and the student should be admitted in the hospital attached to the college and not allowed to stay in the room.

17.  No sick student is allowed to stay in the hostel for more than 24 hours.

18.  Students should not possess or consume narcotic drugs or liquor in the hostel or in the campus. Anyone found violating this rule will be expelled from the hostel.

19.  Gambling in any form is strictly prohibited in the hostel / campus.

20.  No student shall punish or scold or show disrespect towards any of the hostel/ canteen servants for any reason.

21.  Any complaint regarding the amenities in the hostel should be made to the warden/ Principal. No student shall indulge in any form of strike whatsoever and if found shall be liable for punishment including expulsion from the hostel.

22.  The students should switch off the lights and fans before leaving their rooms and observe strict economy in energy consumption.

23.  The hostel authorities will not be held responsible for nay negligence on the part of the students.

24.  The hostel authorities will inspect the rooms at any time and the students shall cooperate with them.

25.  A committee headed by the principal will examine the cases of indiscipline on the part of the members and the Principal decision will be the final and binding in all respects.

26.  Amendment of the rules and regulations of the college/ hostel issued from time to time should be adhered to by the students.

27.   Ignorance of rules and regulations of the hostel will not be treated as an excuse.

 

ANTI – RAGGING MEASURES:

                   Ragging is: “any  disorderly  conduct  whether  by words  spoken  or  written  or  by  an  act  which  has  the  effect  of  teasing,  treating  or  handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student”.

1.      Strict measures are taken by the management to make sure that no incidences of ragging occur inside the college premises and in the hostel.

2.      Ragging in any form causing physical or emotional hardship to anyone is strictly prohibited.

3.       Any student found indulging in ragging will be expelled from the hostel at once.

4.      It is seen to that the first year students are segregated from the seniors in the hostel so as to avoid any incidence of ragging.

5.      The students can directly report incidents of ragging to the Principal or Vice-principals. The contact numbers of the Principal and Vice-Principals are displayed at various places inside the college campus and also in the hostel.

 

HOSTEL MESS RULES:

1.      Students who are given hostel accommodations are only permitted to have food from the hostel mess.

2.      No guest/ parent are allowed to take breakfast/ lunch/ dinner in the mess without paying.

3.      Students should have their food only in the dining room and are not permitted to take the food to their rooms.

4.      Students are requested not to waste the food.

5.      Students should not argue with the mess staffs regarding the quality of the food and must complain only to the warden or the Principal.

6.      Any change in the menu must be requested to the warden and the change can be brought over only after consultation with the Principal and the management.

 

Mess Timings:

Breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Snacks

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

GUESTS/ VISITORS:

1.      Students are to meet their visitors only in the visiting rooms during visiting hours i.e. 4.00pm to 6.00pm during working days and between 10.00am to 6.00pm on holidays.

2.      No visitors are allowed inside the hostel without permission from the warden.

3.      A register is maintained by the warden to make an entry of the visitors coming to the hostel.

4.      Visitors / Parents are not allowed to stay in the hostel.

5.      Parents (Mother – Girl’s hostel) will be allowed to stay in the hostel room for a day or two only after getting permission from the Principal.

SPORTS

Tagore dental College management encourage sports activities and has provided with a Cricket and football grounds, Volley ball, Throw ball and Badminton courts. There are indoor games like table tennis, chess and carom in the college and in hostels.  A fulltime physical director is there to oversee them practise and advise. Students conduct Intra Mural sports competition ZENITH every year. The students are encouraged to participate in various intercollegiate competitions.

 

TRANSPORT

The college students  come from far away places, from villages and towns around Chennai. The institution provides them transport facilities to all the areas around Chennai. Airconditioned buses are provided. The timings and the bus drivers contact numbers are provided to the students and any change in the drivers or routes or timings are notified to the students ahead. There are about 10 buses covering all the routes.

 

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR TRANSPORT

 

  • The student must be present at his designated stop on time.
  • At no instance, the student must contact the driver and ask to him to wait.
  • The student must behave well with other staff and students travelling in his bus.
  • The student must treat the driver properly.
  • The student must not damage any property within the bus.
  • The student must help to keep the bus clean.
  • The student must not get involved in any deleterious activity like ragging his juniors.
  • The student must maintain strict discipline during his journey.
  • The student must carry his ID card always.
  • The student must use only the assigned route, and if there is any change it should be  brought to the notice of the transport in charge prior.
  • Ensure the proper seating arrangement in the bus. Few seats may be earmarked for the staff members who travel regularly. Standing if any may be informed.  
  • Maintain strict discipline while traveling in the bus. Keep vigil over the senior students during the beginning of the year (after the first year classes are started) to prevent ragging in the bus. Any incident of ragging must be brought to the notice of concerned persons.  
  • Transport Routes-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11(1a), 12

BUS ROUTE WITH DRIVER DETAILS  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Click Here

 

BUS ROUTE WITH DRIVER DETAILS   7, 8, 9, 10, 11(1a), 12  Click Here

 

 

ADVISORY SERVICES

The students who join BDS course are fresh from school and would have lot of problems to adapt to college life and work. Moreover many of the hostelites are staying outside home for the first time and require emotional help to overcome the homesickness. The work load and different pattern of teaching and learning and evaluation leads to lot of stress among the students. The institution provides professional advise by counsellors in medical college and the mentorship system in the college also helps the students to overcome the problems and concentrate in the studies.

MEDICAL SERVICES

1.      A medical check up is done for the students joining the college during the orientation program. A medical screening follows blood tests. This is followed by annual blood tests and screening.

2.      Dental check up is also done annually and necessary treatments done. These also create an awareness of annual checkups.

3.      Hepatitis B Vaccination is done to all the students who enter college and a booster dose also given at the end of 5 years.

4.      Awareness of DIDS and other communicable diseases are created among the students and the methods of prevention, protection and treatments are advised. Needle prick injuries are reported regularly.

5.      Information about Medical emergencies and their prevention and treatment are given to students.

6.      BLS- Basic Life support course is conducted for the third year students when they enter third year.

 

 

PERSONAL ADVISORY SERVICES/ MENTORSHIP

We have a functional mentorship program. Every batch of students are placed under a Mentor head who is a senior staff member. Each mentor head has 8-10 staffs under them who work under the guidance of the head. Each mentor is allotted 8-10 students whom they follow up till the final year.

The mentors interact with the students regularly and record their attendance and progress in academic and other co curricular and extracurricular activities and their behaviour with the staffs and fellow students. If any deficiency is noticed the students are counselled and the parents and mentor heads are notified. The mentors act as counsellors in times of trouble physically, mentally and psychologically and in academic activities. They coordinate with the respective departments to discuss their progress and to sort out their problems. They have a good rapport with the students and their parents.

The team leader conducts a meeting of all the mentors once a month and discusses the progress of the students and report to the Principal for any rectification or clarification.

 

 

CAREER GUIDANCE

         The Students who are doing internship need guidance on what are the opportunities and avenues available after completion of BDS course. So the college conducts career guidance courses and also guidance and counselling on preparations for NEET entrance exams to Post graduation. Also guidance is given for financial planning, setting up a clinic and its maintenance and means to develop the practice and your patients. Special notice board is placed in the college informing about the vacancies in various clinics, hospitals and organizations.

In 2017 there was a recruitment drive by Dental Studio,(a chain of clinics) in the college and 13 students were shortlisted from 28 applications.

LIBRARY

Tagore Dental college has a well stocked library. There are more than 6000 books in both issue section and reference section together. All the departments have their own department library which is well stocked. The institution subscribes to 26 international and 14 national journals. There are more than 10 years of back volumes of journals as well. The library is managed by Library Management software.

There is a main library for the institution with a stock of thousands of books and subscriptions to National and International journals. The TDC&H Library Service is decentralized with service spread across the department. The Library has about 5000 Books and 19 National and 30 International Journals for reference and advanced learning. It also boasts of an Audiovisual room and Internet room with 15 computers and Broadband facility. The library has enough space for reading and reference section also.             

Library is the storehouse of knowledge and always played a significant role in information society. Collection development is an essential function of Library to make available needed resources to their users. Following this, our Library has also played a significant role in our institution. Our library is situated in the centre of the building with  around 6000 sq.feet well ventilated and 250 members can access at a time.

 

Library Personnel : Well qualified and experienced staff operate our Central Library.

S.No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

1.

Mrs. Jaculin Robins

Librarian

M.Sc.,M.Phil.,PGDLAN,PGDCA

2.

Mr. Kumar

Asst. Librarian

B.A., B.L.I.S

3.

Mrs. Sunitha

Attender

 

 

Library Hours:

  1.  Library will be open 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday.
  2.  Saturday- 8am to 5pm.
  3. Library will be closed on Sunday and government holidays.

Members of Library: Every staff and students are our members.

Issue Details: The staff and students of our Library have to produce their prescribed Bar-code identity card whenever they want to borrow books.

 

Staff                            - 2 Books(15days time-2 times renewal: Total 45 days)

Students                     - 1 Book (7days time-2 times renewal: Total 21 days)

PG Students               - 2 Books(7days time-2 times renewal: Total 21days)

Merit Card: As a token of appreciation- University subject toppers will be awarded 2 books and can take from the Library at any time.         

The library has more than 300 CD’s and DVD’s priced to visual effect for the students to understand the subjects better and visualize the procedures effectively. The library has a Sotware

PUBLICATIONS                       

The college publishes 

College journal- JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENTAL UPDATES AND RESEARCH - 2 issues per year

 

College magazine -  MANASI -  Published by the students every year

College Newsletter- TAGORE VISHAYA - Published once a year       

 

 

 

LIBRARY FACILITIES

  1. Books: Our library has a total collection of 5241 Volumes of books in 1654 titles on different discipline.
  2. Print Journals: Our Library subscribes" Print Journals" for use of all the disciplines as recommended by the various Departments. In the year 2019, we subscribed 64 Journals which includes19 national and 45 International journals.
  3. Back volumes for 10 years of journals are bounded for future references. There are 587 volumes- 201 national and 386 International journals.
  4. E-Library: Our Library consists of 23 computers and 1 server which have been connected with Local Area Network(LAN). It provides E-consortium access from MGR Medical university to our students and staff through individual password.
  5. Audio Visual Section: Our Library consists of CD's and DVD's. Audio Visual section is having colour television, DVD player, Projector and Computers  for efficient utilization.
  6. Reading Facility: Our Library  has adequate facilities of staff and students to read and refer the books during the library working hours of the Library. The users can access dailies, weeklies, magazines and journals.
  7. Photocopy Facility: Our  Library provides Free Scanning. Printing, and photocopy facilities for our users by cash payment. 
  8. Daily News Papers/Magazines: Our  Library subscribes the following daily newspapers :The Hindu, The Indian Express, Times of India, The Hindu(Tamil), Dinamalar, Dinathanthi Dinamani, Dinakaran, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam.
  9. Magazines: Frontline, India Today, The Week, Employment News
  10. Newspaper Clippings: Information from newspapers have been taken photocopies and displayed  it in the Library notice board for the benefits of the students and staff.   
  11. Books Exhibition: Library is conducting books exhibition every year with a maximum discount on all books which will be very useful to the students and staffs to know the new books arrival and to purchase them and recommend for our Library.    
  12. Department Library: We have separate Library for each Department. Very good collections of books are available.        
  13. Stock Verification: Every year in the month of May we will check the stock and report should be submitted to the Principal.
  14. Binding and Preservation: Binding is done by outside agent. The damaged books and back volumes of the Journals are bound every year and made available for reference. 

 

 

LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM- ALIMS- JAPAR

 

         SOFTWARE USED:

Library is fully automated using Auto-Lib Software- My SQL Version 5.0. server with Java based & Web technology version.  OPAC facility is available.

         ALMS (Advanced Library Management software) is an advanced integrated automated software, versatile, user friendly, multimedia interface and muti-user; web enabled for intranet and internet environments. It has efficient circulation management, book ordering and serial control, with due date reminders in e mails, transaction alerts through SMS, online diary, cataloguing as per international standards, export and import of data, tracking users and movement in library, and online stock verification. Sorting and printing large number of reports, statistics and export to different formats, powerful search engine (Boolean Query Builder) facility, allows WEB interface to search various databases, allows networking of libraries for sharing resources and data, display and printing of records in AACR/ MARC/CCF/Dublin Core formats/standards are made easy. It has interface to bar code scanners, printers, smartcards and biometrics.

1. Database management- Cataloguing of books, Thesis, Proceedings, Standards, Conference proceedings, Reports, Patents, Journals, Articles, Bound Volumes, non book materials, CD, Videos, audios, Newspaper clippings, courses, e-books, Authority list of authors, Publishers, Suppliers, Keywords.

 

2. Search- designed to search the above databases using important fields and print the results in any desired formation.

 i Simple search includes using important fields such as Accession number, call number, Author, Title, Edition, Year, Publisher, subject , keywords, department etc.

ii. Advanced Query Builder– to search the database  by selecting the desired field(s),criteria for search (starting with, anywhere(like), truncation, word), Boolean Operators(AND, OR, NOT) and sorting order from a list of fields and printing in various formats

iii. Restricted Search – to search letter by letter

 

3. Circulation Management - Transaction
 This module is designed  for all types of counter transactions ( for all documents types) such as:

·         Issue/Renewal /Return/Recall

·         Reservation / Reservation Cancel

·         Reminders/Overdue receipt/No-due certificate

·         Overdue reports (based on many criteria)

·         Statistics/Reports for  all counter transactions (daily/weekly/monthly/between specific dates)

 

4. Report Management

This module is designed to generate and print a large number of reports such as: List of books by author, title, unique titles publisher, supplier, call number, subject, dept, accession number, date, book type and list of journals/publishers/suppliers/members, etc. It also allows to print accession register, catalogues, amount spent by type of documents/depts/subjects and bibliographic  reports.  All types of statistics/reports for the management  can be generated for AICTE/NBA,UGC/NAAC, IMC.

 

5. System Administration

This module allows to:

·         Create new user log-in, password and grant rights to access various modules

·         Create group master – to set  due date,  allowed  cards for different documents for  different  groups of users globally

·         Set over due charge  at  various stages/holiday

·         Maintain budget master

·         Back-up, export and import of data

·         Update database globally using various fields

·         Generate charts 

  

6.. Article Indexing

This module allows to create and maintain journal articles database. It also allows searching and retrieving data based on several fields/criteria.

 

7. Question Banks

This modules allows to create and maintain question banks and retrieve questions

 

8. Online Stock Verification

 This module  allows  for online stock verification of library resources using Barcode Scanner, Data Capturing Unit and generate reports of  books such as - missing, lost, issued, binding, transferred condemned, available, etc.

 

9. Student Gate Entry Register

To monitor the usage of Library resources by students, faculty and others

 

10. Web Library

This module allows to search various databases using browsers ( such as Internet Explorer)  on LAN/Intranet/Internet environment using WEB servers. It has:
i. Simple Search ii. Advanced Search (Query Builder), iii. Dictionary based search modules.


11. Other features:
User Statistics/Online Reservation/Online Research Diary, User Profile Management, etc

 

12. Web Counter Reports -  This module is designed to generate  many counter transactions reports such as issue/return of books (daily/weekly) and based on several criteria.

 

13. E-Resources Linking

This module allows to link various e-resources on the web with details

 

         All the books are entered in the software along with the front page and contents, so that the staff and students can browse the software and search for the necessary books. All text books, reference books, journals and back volumes of journals are all indexed in the software. This is attached to a server and works as an intranet to the departments and also remote access is provided. All the students are given bar-coded ID card which should be swiped for entry and also used for books issue and return. The students are given ID and password for remote access.  Library services are exclusively virtual by providing open access to the online journals for both students and faculties for regular updated information. Tagore dental college library has a tie up with TN Dr MGR Medical University library for on line journals called e-consortium.

       The library provides services like circulation, bibliographic compilations, information display and notification services. Library also conducts user surveys periodically for getting information about internal processes, levels and quality of services, facilities and library impact on institutional goals also future priorities.

JAPAR (Journal Articles Performance Analysis Reporter)

To monitor the research output (publications) in an institution - author wise- year wise - country wise - subject wise - IF - Statistics - Reports - Performance - Digital Content

 

Library provides various study materials for exam preparation like previous years question papers, question bank. Power point presentation of all lecture classes, lecture notes from various departments, posters and papers of various presentations, college programs details with photographs, publications of all staff and students are uploaded in the library software as well for ready access for the staff and students. This also works as Learning Management software.

 

LIBRARY USAGE

 

Library Users Statistics:

Library is following Open Access System to provide required information which has been available in the Library to fulfil the users requirements from various resources. The average users are more than 100 per day.

Books Transactions per day(Issue, Return, Renewal)                                    : 75(Members)

Reference Service                                                                                           : 50(Members)

Journal Access (Print/Online)                                                                          : 50(Members)

Reprography Facility                                                                                        : 45(Members) 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Tagore dental College & Hospital is situated in one block with ground and 4 floors. The college, hospital and its allied essentials like library, labs, auditorium, stores and administrative office are all situated in the building. The Medical College & Hospital present nearby provide for the students exposure to basic medical sciences and general medicine and surgery.

The infrastructure requirements and the equipments necessary are stipulated by the DCI. All the requirements of land, buildings and equipments are fulfilled. The PG requirements of space and equipments are well planned. All the individual departments are equipped with clinical and laboratory rooms, adequate dental chairs, seminar halls, library, and equipments. The lecture halls are fitted with computers, audio-visual aids and mobile broad band connection, with adequate student chairs with good ventilation.       

CLASSROOMS & TEACHING

         There are 4 class rooms for the 4 years of study of BDS. All the class rooms are well ventilated with proper seating arrangements. There is enough space to go around the class room.  The class rooms are equipped with a black board, LCD projector with a computer system, amplifier and speakers. The third year and final year class rooms are air conditioned. There is Wi Fi connection in the class rooms for teaching purposes.

         Theoretical teaching methodology includes usage of black board and LCD projector. The presentation includes power point presentation with photos, diagrams, videos, X Rays.

         The lesson plan and lesson outcome are planned in the beginning of the year and the theoretical topics are distributed to the students in the beginning of the year. On the basis of the outcome teaching of the topic is planned with audio and visual presentation. The understanding of the students is assed by questioning them at the end of the class or a short MCQ test is conducted.

         Regular feedback is obtained from the students on the teaching methodology, presentation, speech clarity, clarity and coverage of subjects for every staff. The staffs are also peer reviewed and reviewed by the HOD also.

SEMINAR ROOMS

            There are 4 seminar rooms in the college which are air conditioned, and have audio- visual facilities. Regular seminars and journal club presentations are conducted there during clinical 

 

CLINICAL DEPARTMENTS & TEACHING

         There are 8 clinical departments and one non clinical department. All cater to the treatment needs of the patients. There are totally 257 chairs in the college with the necessary attachments. The departments are equipped with all the latest equipments as prescribed by the Dental Council of India.

         The third, final year and CRRI students are posted in the clinical departments in batches. About 8-10 students constitute one batch of students.

         The third year students are taught the basics of the department work, ethics and how to handle patient and the procedures to be followed before starting their work. The third year students are given simple procedures and the final year students are given cases with more difficulty and CRRI students are given cases which are complicated and greater degree of difficulty.

         Personal attention is given to the students. The students are allotted to the staffs of the department to mentor them in the department, correct the case sheets, oversee their clinical work and also correct the theory and MCQ papers and record their attendance and progress. So individual attention is given to the students to teach them how to diagnose, plan the treatment and proceed with the treatment. Treatment procedures performed by the students are overseen step by step by the staff members and corrections and rectifications are suggested and sometimes performed by the staff members.  Photograph and X Ray teachings are done in the clinics. Demonstration of various diseases, diagnostic criteria and procedures and surgeries are performed for the students.  Seminars, OSPE, MCQ test, X ray test, spotters test are conducted for the students. Chair side viva and subject viva are also conducted.

 

CLINICAL LAB

There are 6 clinical labs for the smooth functioning of the college.

1.      The clinical lab of haematology serves the patients for their routine blood tests.

2.       The Oral Pathology lab has a state of the art research Microscope, and Automatic Microtome is there in Oral pathology. These along with other accessories help the staff produce good biopsy results.

3.      There are clinical laboratories in the Departments of

a.      Prosthodontics,

b.      Conservative Dentistry,

c.       Orthodontics and

d.      Paedodontics for the students to complete their patient work.

CERAMIC LAB

         The college has the state of the Art ceramic furnaces, induction casting machines, centrifugal casting machines and all other equipments as per DCI requirements. About 80-90 units of ceramic works are done in the lab by qualified technicians.

OTHERS

RADIOLOGY & PHARMACY

The Radiology department has 3 Intra Oral X ray machines, and a manual and one digital Orthopantamograph, to take     OPG and lateral Ceph,  and Digital Printer. There are 2 X Ray developing machines, and a manual unit as well.

Pharmacy is present in the college premises where the necessary medications are available for the patients at a reasonable price.

 

PRECLINICAL LAB

 There are 4 preclinical laboratories which are well equipped for teaching, demonstration and for doing the procedures.

1.      Preclinical Prosthodontic laboratory has more than 150 work spots which handles the first and second year students.

2.      The Preclinical conservative laboratory has 60 mannequins to develop skills for performing conservative dental procedures.

3.      Phantom head lab of Prosthodontics helps students in preclinical work of crown preparation. There are 60 phantom head units for the same.

4.      The preclinical Lab of Oral Histology & anatomy and Oral Pathology has 30 microscopes for visualising histology sections and also have provision for tooth carving.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS

The estate officer and his team are responsible for the upkeep of the buildings, classrooms and labs.The estate manager inspects the buildings every month and undertakes the necessary repairs and maintenance. The Heads of departments and the Principal also complain about any requirements to the estate manager.

The dental college, hospital and hostels have a separate maintenance engineer who work under the estate manager and execute the maintenance works. Painting of the walls are undertaken every year. The college and hostel buildings repair and painting and other maintenance is looked after by a civil engineer and his crew members. The electrical engineer and the electricians and plumber work under him to attend to the electrical, plumbing and other repairs and replacements.  There is a dedicated plumber for the dental college to look to the needs of dental college hospital and hostels. He maintains the borewell and its motors and pumps, Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, dental compressors, water line and drainage of the hospital and hostels and also STP motors and pumps. The electricians are in charge and maintain and repair electrical lines and fittings and electrical motors servicing. An A/C technician is available for the maintenance of air-conditions in the college. In house carpenter is available for minor repairs of furniture and fixtures.

The in-house chair technician looks into the day to day repair of chairs and other dental equipment’s. Minor consumables for electrical and plumbing repairs are stocked, so as to attend to attend to the breakdown calls immediately. The Dental Chair technician is responsible for the repairs, maintenance and replacement of parts of dental equipment’s and fixtures. Any equipment which needs to be sent out for repairs are first recommended by him and with the permission of HODs and Principal, oversees the process of sending and bringing them back from the service centre. He is helped by the electricians for electrical needs.

The computer technician is available for repair and maintain the computers and change parts and upgrade the software, install the necessary soft wares for regular usage and anti-virus  software’s are periodically upgraded. He also upkeeps and services the LCD projectors and Laptops of the classrooms, seminar rooms and college auditorium.

Below are the few campus specific initiatives undertaken to improve the physical ambience

  Greenery and parks

  Landscaping of the campus

  Good roads

  Periodic maintenance of infrastructure for upkeep of the outlook

  Good housekeeping

  Proper disposal of medical bio-waste, environment waste, kitchen waste, laboratory waste.

   GJ Multiclave is the service provider for Hospital waste management.

   Waste papers, cardboards, records and books are recycled by WOW initiative of ITC and returned as good A4 paper reams.

Annual maintenance contracts are maintained for bio-medical equipment’s like Microscopes, casting machines, ceramic furnaces, Peizo surgical unit, Compressors, OPG machines and printer, ceramic furnaces, CCTV, Computers and telephone and LAN network. AMC also is retained for the Cephalometric software used by the Department of Orthodontia and Oral surgery.

Library books are maintained well. Any old and torn books are bound and preserved. The back volumes of journals are also bounded for easy approach and use.

Transport vehicles of student’s buses, patient vans, staff cars are maintained in house by specialists. Small repairs are performed in house. Major repairs are performed by outside companies. A separate department exists for vehicle running, repairs and maintenance. We have a separate bus electrician also.

Sports facilities have a physical director under whom grounds man, marker and waterman work.

The maintenance team inhouse consisting of Mason, plumber, electrician, carpenterand service engineer are present, who regularly maintain the infrastructure and service the equipment’s.Surrounding the college trees are planted and maintained by gardeners. There are service engineers for RO plants, STP plants, solar panel etc to ensure they are functioning well. The waste disposal is done as per the norms of the government.

 

 

WASTE DISPOSAL 

Solid Waste Management- The solid waste is collected by segregating paper, cardboard and plastics. The Paper and cardboards are given to a subsidiary of ITC company, WOW (waste out of waste) and they are replaced by A4 bundles of paper. Plastics are collected separately and given away for recycling. Decomposable items like waste food, vegetables and fruits etc are converted into compost by Organic waste convertor and used for growth of plants in the college.

Liquid waste Management- There are two sewage treatment plants, which treats the liquid waste and the treated water is used to water the plants and gardens and the sports ground.

Biomedical waste management- The institution has a tie up with GJ Multiclave a Biomedical waste disposal company. The Bio waste is collected separately along with sharps and the liquid bio waste and the Medical waste company collects them every day for disposal.

E-Waste Management- The E wastes are collected and sold to e waste company for disposal.

Waste recycle system- The waste water along with the solids are treated in the Sewerage treatment plant (STP) and the treated water is used for watering the gardens.

Hazardous chemicals and radioactive waste management- There are no hazardous chemicals or radioactive waste in Dentistry. The waste X Ray developing and fixing solution is taken by GJ Multiclave , Bio-waste management company.

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CLASSROOM & E - LEARNING

The college has 5 Classrooms fitted with audio-visual aids, 4 seminar rooms with visual aids. Two of the classrooms and the 4 seminar rooms are airconditioned.

In order to make the learning student centric, strategies are evolved at self directed learning, problem solving including PBL, small group discussions, student seminars, tutorials, quiz and symposiums are conducted during theory classes. Emphasis on recent advances ensures lifelong learning. Regular Continual dental education programs are organized and the student’s participation in these CDE programs, conferences and workshop instill the importance of lifelong learning.

Students are encouraged to participate in paper and poster presentation which involves referring books and journals and also conduct surveys. This exercise also exposes them to public speaking, improve communication skills, soft skills, imagination, creativity, scientific temperament, evidence based dentistry and gain confidence. The students organize programs in the college thereby gaining organizational skills.

Journal clubs and seminars are conducted in the departments induce them to refer journals and books and research for evidence based literature improving their self directed learning. Learning is made more interactive and innovative by preclinical work exposure, demonstrations and working on mannequins and in clinics. Phantom head laboratory and skills lab are present for hands on training in various skills in patient care for students.

E-learning is used by the staff for teaching. Prerecorded CD’s, live surgical procedures, video lectures, webinars and Power point presentation of lectures are available for staff, students, in the library. The lecture notes, PPT, Question bank, seminars, videos are all uploaded in the DRSR-JAPAR to enable the students for remote access to gain knowledge and prepare for their exams. Some procedures are uploaded by the faculty in the You tube for Video assisted learning. There are also blogs and Google classrooms for student learning and evaluation.

                       

 

LABORATORIES

The PRECLINICAL FACILITIES include

  1. The phantom head lab in conservative dentistry trains the second year students on cavity preparation and restoration on dummy models before the clinical work on patients.
  2. The Preclinical lab of Prosthodontics trains the first and second year students on making RPD and CD before they do it on patients.
  3. Pre clinical Phantom lab of Prosthodontics trains final year students on crown preparation.
  4. Department of Oral & Maxillo-facial surgery trains the clinical students on suturing and wiring on dummy models.
  5. Department of Periodontia trains the students on dummy models to get a feel of grips and rests before doing scaling on patients.
  6. Department of Pedodontia trains students for space maintainers and regainers on dummy models.
  7. Department of Orthodontia prepares the students for clinical work by pre clinical exercises of wire bending and making appliances.
  8. Basic Life Support courses are conducted for the third year students and certified by professional organizations and they work on mannequins in Medical College for reinforcing their knowledge.

PRECLINICAL LAB

    There are 4 preclinical laboratories which are well equipped for teaching, demonstration and for doing the procedures.

  1. Preclinical Prosthodontic laboratory has more than 150 work spots which handles the first and second year students.
  2. The Preclinical conservative laboratory has 60 mannequins to develop skills for performing conservative dental procedures.
  3. Phantom head lab of Prosthodontics helps students in preclinical work of crown preparation. There are 60 phantom head units for the same.
  4.  The preclinical Lab of Oral Histology & anatomy and Oral Pathology has 30 microscopes for visualising histology sections and also have provision for tooth carving.

CLINICAL LAB

 There are 6 fully equipped clinical labs for the smooth functioning of the college.

  1. The clinical lab of haematology serves the patients for their routine blood tests.
  2.  The Oral Pathology lab has a state of the art research Microscope, and Automatic Microtome is there in Oral pathology. These along with other accessories help the staff produce good biopsy results.
  3. There are clinical laboratories in the Departments of
    1. Prosthodontics,
    2. Conservative Dentistry,
    3. Orthodontics and
    4. Paedodontics for the students to complete their patient work.

CERAMIC LAB

The college has the state of the Art ceramic furnaces, induction casting machines, centrifugal casting machines and all other equipments as per DCI requirements. About 80-90 units of ceramic works are done in the lab by qualified technicians.

CLINICAL FACILITIES 

The college hospital has 8 clinical departments namely

Oral Medicine & Radiology (to diagnose diseases and taking radiographs),

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthodepics ( to correct misaligned teeth),

Pedocontics& Preventive disease ( treat Children),

Periodontology (treatment of gum disease),

Public Health Dentistry (community awareness & treatment),

Oral & Maxillofacial surgery (extractions and minor to major oral and maxillofacial surgeries),

Conservative Dentistry (filling and rehabilitation of teeth),

Prosthosontics& Crown & Bridge and Implantology (to replace and rehabilitate dentition).

With Postgraduation in 4 departments the total number of fully equipped dental chairs in the college is 257. All the departments are equipped with the latest equipments as prescribed by DCI like Digital OPG with Digital Printer, Laser and electrosurgery equipment, Peizo surgical equipment and Implant motors, RVG, Endodontic Microscope, Research and 7 headed microscope, ceramic units, induction casting machine, cephalometric software, variable intensity light cure, thermoplastic gutta-percha, patient education models and museum etc,

The college has 2 satellite clinics one in semi urban and the other in rural area to train the students in community education and treatment. 

Project work, chair side or bed side procedures and demonstrations, viva are utilized by the faculty to teach the students during the clinical hours. The students work on patients and learn the various method of treatment and develop skills. So they experience the difficulties in treatment procedures and the problems they may face while treating patients and hence experiential learning. Vertical and horizontal integration for relevant topics are also conducted. Students are given experience of interdisciplinary dentistry by treating the same patients in different departments.  PBL and OSPE are used in the clinical teaching. Clinical postings in rural areas, camps, awareness programs are utilized by the faculty for teaching compassion for patients. Tagore medical college & Hospital gives our students exposure to giving injections- IM and IV, wound dressings, and casualty postings there, gives them an exposure to handle trauma cases and suturing in maxillofacial regions. Students get to watch and also assist the staff while performing surgical procedures in the outpatient departments and also in surgical theatres.

CLINICAL DEPARTMENTS & TEACHING

There are 8 clinical departments and one non clinical department. All cater to the treatment needs of the patients. There are totally 257 chairs in the college with the necessary attachments. The departments are equipped with all the latest equipment’s as prescribed by the Dental Council of India  like Digital OPG with Digital Printer, Laser and electrosurgery equipment, Peizo surgical equipment and Implant motors, RVG, Endodontic Microscope, Research and 7 headed microscope, ceramic units, induction casting machine, cephalometric software, variable intensity light cure, thermoplastic gutta-percha, patient education models and museum etc,

The third, final year and CRRI students are posted in the clinical departments in batches. About 8-10 students constitute one batch of students.

The third year students are taught the basics of the department work, ethics and how to handle patient and the procedures to be followed before starting their work. The third year students are given simple procedures and the final year students are given cases with more difficulty and CRRI students are given cases which are complicated and greater degree of difficulty.

Personal attention is given to the students. The students are allotted to the staffs of the department to mentor them in the department, correct the case sheets, oversee their clinical work and also correct the theory and MCQ papers and record their attendance and progress. So individual attention is given to the students to teach them how to diagnose, plan the treatment and proceed with the treatment. Treatment procedures performed by the students are overseen step by step by the staff members and corrections and rectifications are suggested and sometimes performed by the staff members.  Photograph and X Ray teachings are done in the clinics. Demonstration of various diseases, diagnostic criteria and procedures and surgeries are performed for the students.  Seminars, OSPE, MCQ test, X ray test, spotters test are conducted for the students. Chair side viva and subject viva are also conducted.

IT FACILITIES

All the staff uses ICT (Power point presentations on Over head projector) for teaching. Some classes depending upon the topics may be by the traditional method of black board or seminars.

The college library has subscribed to University library and also have subscribed to Pro-Quest online journals. University has given password to the staff and students to utilize the online journals remotely. There are e-books available in the department and library.

E-learning is used by the staff for teaching. Pre-recorded CD’s, live surgical procedures, video lectures, webinars and Power point presentation of lectures are available for staff, students, in the library. Webinars and demonstrations and surgeries in the net are also utilized by the staff to teach the students.

DRSR-JAPAR is LMS software where, lecture notes, PPT, Question bank, seminars, videos, journal articles are all uploaded to enable the students for remote access to gain knowledge and prepare for their exams.

Video assisted learning through net is also used by the faculty. Some important recorded procedures are uploaded by the faculty in the You tube for Video assisted learning. There are also blogs for student education.

  • Student’s assignments are received through Google classroom and mail and subject material is also uploaded in it.
  • MCQ’s are also answered online.
  • Google forms are used to get feedback online.
  • E books, e journals, Power point presentations, Videos, CD,s and DVD,s.

The college has around 80 computer systems in the college for staffs and students usage.  Each department has 2-4 computers, and there are 14 systems in the library for exclusive usages of students with net connection.  There is Wifi connection in the college and provided for the departments and classrooms. Land line and LAN connection is also provided connecting all the departments for Hospital and patient management software and for net connection.

The systems are purchased regularly and upgraded.   12 systems were purchased this year and the software’s are upgraded regularly.

 

DISABLED FRIENDLY MEASURES

The institution is very disabled friendly. We have a help desk in the entrance where the patients can approach for help.

·        Wheel chair available at request

·        Ramp for wheel chair

·        Doorways and corridors are wide to accommodate wheel chairs or people with crutches.

·        Corridors are flat and no steps are present.

·        Lift for going to higher floors. The elevators are broad and deep to accommodate the wheel chair.

·        Railings are present in elevators to hold on to.

·        The switches at the elevators are low for short persons or wheel chair bound persons to reach.

·        Dedicated parking spots are available near the entrance of the hospital.

·        Disabled friendly Rest rooms for males and females separately.

·        There are hand rails in the toilets to hold on.

·        The doors are wide to accommodate the disabled.

·        The toilets are broad to transfer a wheel chair bound person.

·        Anti skid floors are present in the toilets.

·        The height of the stairs are 6 inches and the stairways are broad.

·        Continuous railing present to climb the stairs.

·        Sufficient waiting room chairs are available for them.

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