The Annual Dr. R. Ahmed Internal Oration was conducted on 20 th March 2018. The program was organized by SAF, DEU, and IQAC of IGIDS. The program commenced with a prayer song. This was followed by the lighting of the Kuthuvilakku by the honorable dignitaries, Prof. K. R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, BV, Prof. N. Ananthakrishnan, Dean, Research & AHS, Dr. Ravishankar, Dean, MGMCRI, Dr. Srinivasan, Registrar, SBV and Dr. Saravana Kumar R, Principal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, SBV. Introduction of the Dr. R. Ahmed Internal Oration was rendered by the Principal, IGIDS. The felicitation address was given by Prof. N. Ananthakrishnan, Dean, Research & AHS. The introduction of the guest speaker for the oration, Prof. K.R. Sethuraman was given by Dr. M. Shivasakthy, Coordinator, Dental Education Unit, IGIDS. The Orator medallion was bestowed upon him by the Principal, IGIDS. The Dr. R. Ahmed oration was then delivered by Prof. K. R. Sethuraman, on ‘Discipline-Based Educational Research – The Need of the Hour’. He stressed the importance of research in education among health professions fraternity, the qualitative research methods and enlightened the audience with examples. After the oration, the citation for Prof. K. R. Sethuraman was recited to the audience by Dr. Vineela Reddy, Member Secretary, SAF, and the citation was presented to Prof. K. R. Sethuraman. The Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. P. S. Manoharan, Member, DEU. The oration program ended with the college anthem and high tea.