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Academic

Curriculum Committee:

As per the current guidelines from the Dental Council of India, The institute ensures 100% compliance to the effective conduct of both Theory and clinical sessions across the period of five years both in the number of sessions and quality of conducting the classes by adopting different methods of teaching. The curriculum committee prepares the delivery planned in such a way that the necessary teaching hours are met comfortably. Adequate revision and curriculum enrichment programs are conducted on a regular basis.

Academic Calendar:

The curriculum committee prepares the academic calendar before the commencement of the academic session. The institute academic calendar is prepared in alignment with the university academic calendar. In the calendar, all the continuous internal assessment tests, clinical postings, university exam dates, sports day, and other important dates are marked.

Lesson Plan:

The lesson plan is prepared by the faculty who teaches the particular course. As per the lesson plan curriculum is delivered. These lesson plans are displayed on the notice boards of respective lecture halls for the benefit of students. Practical schedules for the pre-clinical work are designed for the complete academic year in sequence following the exercises as per the curriculum described by DCI. Specialty wise Clinical manuals and record books are designed to guide and monitor the student's work (preclinical work and treatments rendered) and to assess the progress of each student.

Co-Curricular Activities:

The postgraduate curriculum delivery is also planned specialty-wise at the beginning of the academic year. A timetable is formulated by each department HOD according to the DCI curriculum. The PG students have to attend seminars, journal clubs & clinical cases which have to be completed each year. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students are encouraged to attend Conferences and Workshops and present scientific papers, posters, and table clinics. Postgraduate students are encouraged to publish research articles in reputed journals as prescribed by DCI. Multi-disciplinary / Interdisciplinary clinical case discussions are held as and when required to discuss the treatment plan. A session on pedagogy is conducted to help improve their presentation and communication skills. Postgraduate students are posted to Medical Hospitals and to Oncology centers at Thalassery.

Curriculum Delivery Evaluation:

To ensure effective monitoring of the curriculum, periodic meetings are conducted at the department level and necessary follow-ups are taken. This process is evaluated for its effectiveness based on the input of the Heads of all Departments and if warranted additional lectures and practical/clinical hours are granted.

Internal Examination Evaluation:

Three internal examinations for UG students are conducted every academic year according to the academic calendar. The average of the best two internals will be considered for evaluation at end of the academic year. Answer sheets are evaluated by department faculties and the marks are sent to the principal’s office and displayed on the notice board. The students are given the evaluated answer scripts. They can peruse it and clarify their doubts. In case of a total mistake, totaling is done. If required, revaluation is done.

The institution cross-cutting issues

The institution provides equal rights and opportunities to all irrespective of state, gender and religion. The curriculum integrates moral values and professional ethics. The staff members are also sensitized towards these issues. All departments take efforts in taking care of health and its determinants with relevant information to students regarding gender equality, environment sustainability, human values and professional ethics.

Code of conduct and behavior expected from students is communicated on the day of orientation. Various committees like anti -ragging committee, committee for women empowerment, committee for value based learning and personality development, committee for environment conscious and best practices have been formed in the institution .

Gender equality and equal opportunities for women are necessary in the institution. Women empowerment committee maintains strictness against any kind of harassment or exploitation against women at the workplace. Meetings are conducted on regular basis and issues are discussed for making a better environment for women. Any issue reported is strictly dealt with. Women’s day is celebrated every year to promote gender equality and also to make women aware of their rights. The college promotes gender equity in curriculum and in extracurricular activities for both staff and students.

We have a Zero ragging Campus. Anti-ragging committee has been constituted to handle the issues pertaining to ragging and is run by faculties of the institution. The committee remains active and alert throughout to ensure that not a single incidence of ragging creeps in the college or hostel and will adopt such measures as may be necessary to curb the menace of ragging. Any student can lodge a complaint in case of any inconvenient incident

Environment awareness is inculcated in students .Environment day is celebrated with enthusiasm. Go green initiatives like biogas plant, reduction of plastic use and solar based lighting system are practiced in the institution. Tree plantation on World Environment Day is also practiced. Various programmes are conducted to contribute in Swachh Bharath activity and undertake cleanliness drive.

The college strictly follows government rules for bio waste disposal .Color segregation with separate containers is made before disposal. Waste water recycling is done in the campus which is treated and reused in many useful ways.

Issues related to right to health, health determinants and demographic factors affecting health care are incorporated into the curriculum of the course.Recent updation on practicing and following Covid-19 protocols have been incorporated. Awareness programmes such as ‘No Tobacco day’, ‘AIDS day’, ‘Oral hygiene day’ and ‘Oral cancer day’ are conducted every year. Our institution has a disabled-friendly, barrier-free environment in the campus.

We, at the institution make sure that no violation of human rights takes place. Thus Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences strives to integrate various cross-cutting issues of social importance into the curriculum to equip them with more humane and social values.

Professional Ethics:

Code of conduct and behavior expected from students is communicated on the day of orientation. Various committees like anti -ragging committee, committee for women empowerment, committee for value based learning and personality development, committee for environment conscious and best practices have been formed in the institution .Certain aspects and human and ethical values dealt in detail in various subjects like Oral medicine and radiology, Public Health Dentistry, General medicine, Orthodontics, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry and Periodontics.

Gender Equality:

Gender equality and equal opportunities for women are necessary in the institution. Women empowerment committee maintains strictness against any kind of harassment or exploitation against women at the workplace. Meetings are conducted on regular basis and issues are discussed for making a better environment for women. Any issue reported is strictly dealt with. Women’s day is celebrated every year to promote gender equality and also to make women aware of their rights. The college promotes gender equity in curriculum and in extracurricular activities for both staff and students

Human Values:

Anti ragging committee has been constituted to handle the issues pertaining to ragging and is run by faculties of the institution. The committee remains active and alert throughout to ensure that not a single incidence of ragging creeps in the college or hostel and will adopt such measures as may be necessary to curb the menace of ragging.Any student can lodge a complaint in case of any inconvenient incident.

Environment Issues:

Environment awareness is inculcated in students .Environment day is celebrated with enthusiasm. Go green initiatives, reduction of plastic use are practiced in the institution. Tree plantation programs have also been initiated.. The college strictly follows government rules for disposal of bio waste. Segregation of waste is done before disposal using the available color coding. Rain water harvesting is available to reutilize the stored rain water for future needs. Waste water recycling is done in the campus which is treated and reused for various purposes. Various programs are conducted to contribute in Swachh Bharath activity and undertake cleanliness drive. The following courses addresses Environment sustainability:- Public Health Dentistry, General Human Anatomy.

Health Determinants:

Issues related to right to health, health determinants and demographic factors affecting health care are incorporated into the curriculum of the course . ‘No Tobacco’ awareness programs are conducted every year on anti-tobacco day. The following courses address Heath Determinants: - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, General Human Physiology, Dental Materials, and Conservative Dentistry & Endodontic.