Research

Background

BACKGROUND

Research is an integral part of the mission of Indira Gandhi institute of dental sciences and considerable emphasis is placed on research activities. Research and other scholarly pursuits are essential activities for all faculty and students of the IGIDS. This research may be in the form of faculty research projects, postgraduate dissertation work, PhD thesis work and undergraduate research projects. Quality of the research projects are ensured by the Internal review board and the Institutional ethical committee. Post graduate students are required to write a thesis/dissertation and thus gain a first hand experience of conducting research in the laboratories. The institute consciously directs its research activities to the relative needs of the society and a lot of community studies has been planned and conducted.

Five research clusters( Integrative medicine and lifestyle diseases cluster, pain, stress and anxiety management cluster, cell based therapy cluster, personalised health care database cluster and innovations in biomaterials cluster) have been constituted headed by faculty members with a passion for research to give impetus and encourage research activities among other faculty and students.

Research committee

Indira Gandhi Institute of dental sciences has been promoting research activities in all dental specialities and with the start of post graduate program in 2012, there has been a renewed vigour and passion for research. To improve the quality of research undertaken by its faculty and students, The Internal review board and the Institutional ethical committee have been constituted in 2012.

Functions

The Internal review board scrutinises the research proposals generated and suggests modifications if required. After approval of the research proposal by the internal review board, the proposal is referred to the Institutional ethical committee for ethical considerations. All faculty projects, dissertation and non dissertation projects needs to be approved and certified by the committees before the project is undertaken

Research Facilities at Indra Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences
  • PENTA HEAD MICROSCOPE
  • POLORIZING MICROSCOPE WITH IMAGE ANALYZER
  • STEROMICROSCOPE
Research Facilities at Central of Interdisciplinary Research Facility
  • CELL CULTURE
  • PCR
  • ELECTROPHORESIS
  • BLOTTING AND GEL DOCUMENTATION
  • ANALYTICAL HPCL
  • SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS
  • PHASE CONTRAST MICROSCOPE
  • FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE
  • STEREOMICROSCOPE

Committee

Research committees

Indira Gandhi Institute of dental sciences has been promoting research activities in all dental specialities and with the start of post graduate program in 2012, there has been a renewed vigour and passion for research. To improve the quality of research undertaken by its faculty and students, The Internal review board and the Institutional ethical committee have been constituted in 2012.

Functions

The Internal review board scrutinises the research proposals generated and suggests modifications if required. After approval of the research proposal by the Internal review board, the proposal is referred to the Institutional ethical committee for ethical considerations. All faculty projects, dissertation and non dissertation projects needs to be approved and certified by the committees before the project is undertaken.

Research committee

S.NO NAME AND DESIGNATION DESIGNATION
1. Dr. Carounanidy UshaPrincipal, IGIDS Chairperson
2. Dr. Sathyanarayanan.RHOD, Conservative dentistry & Endodontics, Member
3. Dr. Saravanakumar.RHOD, Periodontology Member
4. Dr. Prateba, Professor, Periodontology Member

Institutional review board, IGIDS

S.NO NAME AND DESIGNATION DESIGNATION
1. Dr. Sathyanarayanan.RPg coordinator, IGIDS Chairperson, internal member
2. Dr. Carounanidy UshaPrincipal, IGIDS  Internal member
3. Dr. Ramesh.CHOD, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internal member
4. Dr. Saravanakumar.RHOD, Periodontology Internal member
5. Dr. Manoharan.P.SHOD, Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge Internal member
6. Dr. Mahalakshmi.T, Professor,Preventive and community medicine, JIPMER Statistical expert, external member
7. Dr. Kritika Datta, MADCH, CHENNAI  External member
8. Dr.Premkumar S, TNDCH, chennaiHOD, Oral & Pathology & Microbiology External member
10. Dr.Srinivasan, ARHead ,Biochemistry, MGMRI, Puducherry External member

Institutional  ethical  committee, IGIDS

S.NO NAME AND DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION
1. Prof.Dr.RanganathanHead, Oral Pathology, RDC , Chennai MDS Oral pathology, PhD Chairperson, external member
2. Prof.Dr.Muthu MSHead, Pedodontia, SRMCH, Chennai MDS, pedodontics Dental clinician member, external member
3. Prof.Dr.Ranu Kumari AHead Prosthodontics, MGPGI, Puducherry MDS, Prosthodontics Dental clinician member, external member
4. Prof.Dr. Srinivasan ARHead ,Biochemistry, MGMRI, Puducherry MSc, PhD Biochemistry Medical science member, internal member
5. Dr.KingshukLahonHead,Pharmacology,MGMCRI,Puducherry MD, Pharmacology,MBA(marketing) Medical science member, internal member
6. Mr.Swaminathan LLawyer, Puducherry BL, ML Legal expert member, external member
7. DR. SwarnapriyaVCommunity Medicine, RMMCH, Chidambram Ph.D, M.A, MSc, SLET Social scientist, external member
8. Prof.Dr.Sundaramurthy Reddy     Head, Management studies, RGCET, Puducherry PhD, MBA Non medical member, external member
9. Dr.Pratebha BProfessor, Periodontics, IGIDS, Puducherry MDS, Periodontics Member secretary,Internal member

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