DEU overview

Dental Education Unit, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, was founded by pioneers of Health Professions Education to train the faculty members on various aspects of teaching and evaluating undergraduate and postgraduate students along with curriculum enrichment and administration. This is exclusive to improve the quality of the teaching faculty to make learning an enjoyable experience for the undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Dental Education Unit of Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences is involved in the training of trainers in Dental Education. The unit has vibrant and trained dental professionals handling the sessions. Apart from conducting Training of Trainers workshop for the external faculty members of other dental institutions, the unit also plays a key role in the conduction of continuing faculty development programs for the internal faculty members of IGIDS. The unit also conducts First BDS orientation program, Student Clinician Orientation ProgrammE (SCOPE) for third BDS students, Interns Orientation Program (IOP), Postgraduate Orientation Program, Pedagogy training for postgraduates, Research methodology and training on dissertation writing and reference management for postgraduates and AERO BICS CHAMP program for constant support of postgraduate learning from first year till final year.

Core Faculty Members


Prof. Subash Chandra Parija

Vice Chancellor, SBV


Prof. Ananthakrishnan N

Dean, SBV

Dr. Saravana Kumar R

Principal, IGIDS

Prof. Adkoli B V

Director, CHPE


Dr. Shivasakthy M

Professor, Prosthodontics


Dr. Saravana Kumar R

Principal, IGIDS


Dr. Prateba B

Professor, Periodontology

Dr. Senthil M

Head, Public Health Dentistry


Dr. Saravana Kumar R

Principal, IGIDS

Dr. Manoharan P.S

Head, Prosthodontics


Dr. Jananni M

Reader, Periodontology

Dr. Vikneshan M

Reader, Public Health Dentistry


Dr. Sanguida A

Reader, Pedodontics

Dr. Suganya. M

Reader, Pedodontics

Goals & Objectives


To disseminate the science of education among the undergraduate and postgraduate teachers in dentistry.


  • Faculty Development

To train the teachers from dental institutions periodically, so that they would facilitate learning in an effective way.

  • Research in Dental Education

To conduct studies and develop experimental models to arrive at solutions for problems in dental education.

  • Development of Resource Centre

To develop a hub of study material in dental education.

  • Providing an interactive online platform

To provide an online station wherein brainstorm sessions of faculty from other institutions across disciplines can share their views on dental education.

  • Developing Teaching Learning Aids

To develop teaching-learning aids which would enable effective learning for the students.

  • Developing Systems of Assessment

To develop assessment methods.

  • Developing Instructional Designs

To develop specific learning objectives and making attempts to reform the existing curriculum at the institutional and the national level.



Topic Objectives
(At the end of the course the participant will be able to…)
Education as a system Define a system
Describe Dental education from a system perspective.
Discuss the role of an educator as a systems specialist in educational planning.
Taxonomy Define the terms cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains
Relate these terms to intellectual skills, communication skills, and manipulative skills respectively
Formulate educational objectives belonging primarily to cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.
Specific Learning Objectives Specify and communicate important educational outcomes that he/she decides that worth achieving.
Identify correctly the four elements of a specific learning objective.
Define the important qualities of a specific learning
T – L principles Define and distinguish teaching from learning.
Describe common theories of learning.
List the levels and styles of learning.
List the principles of learning.
Discuss the applications of the principles of learning
T-L Media List the limitations of oral communications
Define and classify teaching-learning media
Discuss the advantages and limitations of different T-L media.
Describe the principles of using different media.
Describe the principles of preparing good material for visual aids.
T – L Methods Plan and organise the contents of presentation and describe principles of effective lecture presentation.
Assess the effectiveness of lecture and improve the same incorporating classroom management techniques.
List the various teaching methods with their advantages and limitations.
Select appropriate teaching methods for facilitating the attainment of instructional objectives.
Assessment and evaluation Define evaluation and identify the steps of evaluation.
Enumerate the various aims of evaluation.
Distinguish between summative and formative evaluation.
Enumerate the characteristics of an evaluation tool such as relevance, validity, reliability,  objectivity, and feasibility.
Define types of validity.
Enumerate factors which influence validity, reliability, and feasibility.
Enumerate steps involved in evaluation.
Curriculum development Define curriculum
Describe the steps of curriculum planning.
Understand the inter-relationship between the various elements of curriculum.
Ethics for educators List the universal principles of ethics.
Apply it in the context of the educational process.
Discuss common ethical fallacies in medical education.

2 days x 2 sessions

Session 1
Day 1 Day 2
Online pretest
Ice breaking session/ photo session
TL principles
Taxonomy of objectives
Specific learning objectives
Lesson planning
Report writing of the day
Report of the previous day
Large group teaching
Small group teaching
Adult learning principles
Teaching-learning media
Web 2.0 and education
Introduction to microteaching
Report writing of the day


Session II
Day 1 Day 2
Microteaching sessions
Debriefing of the session
Principles and practice of evaluation
Evaluation – written exams
Evaluation – Oral exams
Question paper setting and blueprint
Report writing of the day
Report of the previous day
Solo taxonomy
Slow and problem learners
Curriculum development
Post-test and Co-ordination game
Program feedback

3 days x 2 sessions OR 6 days session

Session 1
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Pre Test/ Ice Breaker
Education as a system
Educational Objectives
Group dynamics-1
Daily Report
SLO & outcome based education
T – L principles
Adult learning principles
A student needing additional academic and psychological support ( SNACS and SNAPS)
T – L Media
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Daily report
T – L Methods
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Classroom management
Lesson Planning
Simulation pedagogy & visit to simulation lab
Daily report


Session II
Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
Micro-Teaching practice and feedback
Evaluation principles and process
Written examination
Blue printing & question paper setting
Daily report
Evaluation – Clinical and practical  (OSCE/OSPE)
Solo taxonomy
Post validation
Item Analysis
Daily report
Principles of Curriculum design
The practice of Curriculum review
Ethics for educators
Group dynamics-2
(Cooperation- Coordination)
Post-Test and
Program evaluation

Future Plan

Future Plan:

To become the Regional Centre of Excellence in Dental Education.

DEU Initiatives