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Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences

Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences

A Unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with highest A++ Grade

Ranked 77 among Universities by NIRF 2023

A UGC Category 1 Higher Education Institution

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Nirf 2023 among universities

77 Rank




Dr David Livingstone


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I am currently working on the core area of interest, Health Profession’s Education and Implants. Teaching is my passion and received “Best teacher award” at Festin O Beatz, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, 2012. Sri Balaji VidyapeethUniversity commended the services rendered to the institution by me on the occasion of Independence Day, August 2009.



Dr Manoharan P. S


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Professional Philosophy – 

“To Teach is to touch a Life Forever” 

“To Treat is to provide a holistic rehabilitation”

Dr. P. S. Manoharan MDS, PGDHPE, [Phd] Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, did his under graduation [1997] and post-graduation [2002] from the Government Dental College, affiliated to Puducherry University. 

Special interests include evidence based simplified prosthodontics and training in skills of prosthodontics to post graduate students through guest lectures, workshops in conferences and conventions at national and  international level. His goal in treatment or education is to simplify concepts with sound scientific basis without any redundancy. 

He has given many guest lectures, conducted various continuing dental education programmes, workshops and webinars in the field of prosthodontics and medical education at the national and State level. He is passionate about teaching which is reflected in his philosophy of profession. He has contributed significantly in terms of designing interns curriculum for the BDS undergraduates. He is a resource person representing the institution as a dental education unit member. 

Special interests in publications are in Prosthodontic materials, techniques, medical and dental education and general dentistry.  He has 33 publications including 2 book chapters in national, international and including pubmed and scopus indexed journals.  He has got 11 copyrights and 3 applied patents to his credit.


Associate Professor

Dr Rajkumar E


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Dr. Rajkumar E, currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences has completed his Masters from Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Tamilnadu and Under Graduation from Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore affiliated to Bangalore University, Karnataka. His prime interest in Implantology, lead him attending few specialised programs such as Nobel PG Implant Program from Nobel Biocare Institute, Sweden and series of CDE program on Implantology from University of Manitoba. He also holds a Fellowship in Implantology from Branemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden and fellowship in implantology from International Congress Oral Implantology, US. During his academic tenure he has authored 4 textbooks, 13 research publications, four patents and six copyrights. 

Area Of Interest: Implantology, Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Delivering Quality teaching for under graduates and post graduates in both Preclinical and Clinical aspects.



Dr Shivasakthy Manivasakan


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Prof. Shivasakthy Manivasakan, Professor of Prosthodontics, Coordinator of Dental Education Unit, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, and Deputy Director of Centre for Health Professions Education, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. Her contribution towards the identification and support of Students Needing Additional Curricular Support is awarded and recognized internationally in the field of education. She is a key contributor towards the conversion of all non-regulatory programs of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth to adapt to the Choice Based Credit System. Currently, she is guiding 8 PhD candidates and also coordinating the SBV SCULPT "SCholastic Updates Linked Professional Training" program for School and college teachers.  She has one granted patent, two published patents, one patent filed and 26 copyrights granted to her credit. She is the editor of Journal of Scientific Dentistry and board of studies member for several programs at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. She is the founder member and Vice-President of Association of Indian Dental Educators (AIDE) and Founder member of Healthcare Intellectual Property Rights Association (HIPRA). She has conducted several workshops on educational science and technology for medical and dental academicians at International and National level. She is also a resource person for several training programs on Intellectual Property Rights and has guided registration of more than 50 patents.


She is the recipient of several academic awards and recognition, to mention a few - “Shri Gurucharan Das Endowment Medal” for Best PhD Scholar, “Global faculty award” by AKS education awards in recognition of her extraordinary multidisciplinary teaching acumen, “Best teacher award 2020” by Institute of Scholars in recognition of valuable contribution to academic community and the students, “Eminent teacher award 2020” conferred on Teachers day commemoration 2020 for being a role model to the entire teaching fraternity at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. She is the Member of Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (MFDS(RCPSG)).


Senior Lecturer

Dr Premkumar S


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Dr. Premkumar S BDS, MDS Currently working as Senior lecturer in the department of prosthodontics crown,bridge and implantology, Indira gandhi institute of dental sciences - Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, pondicherry. He has completed undergraduation and post graduation in Mahe institute of dental sciences and hospital, kerala affiliated to pondicherry university. He has awarded best scientific paper presentation in 13th National conference ISPRP,kannur,kerala. and got best poster presentation in 24th IPS PG convention in Dharwad, karnataka. 
  His areas of interest- Implantology, Aesthetic dentistry, Full mouth rehab, Maxillofacial prosthesis.



Senior Lecturer

Dr Josephine flora A


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Dr.Josephine Flora A ,currently working as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge,Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences has completed her Undergraduation and Postgraduation from Adhiparasakthi Dental college and Hospital affiliated to Dr.MGR Medical University,Tamilnadu.She has published a textbook titled"Shade Selection in Dentistry-A simple guide to the Dentists" which is available in various online platforms for purchase.

Areas of Interest:Maxillofacial Prosthesis,Fixed Prosthodontics and Passion for teaching and enriching young minds.


Senior Lecturer

Dr Leayol Thomas

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Assistant Professor

Dr Agathian R

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Kiruthika S