The Faculty of Dental Sciences (FDS) brings together a comprehensive curriculum, a sharp focus on clinical skills, and a strong emphasis on cutting-edge research to offer students an immersive education in the dental sciences. 

FDS offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and academic research programmes. 

Undergraduate Programmes

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Postgraduate Programmes

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Academic Research Programmes

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Studying at FDS

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As a part of the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, FDS adopts the University’s approach to education. Multidisciplinary thinking is encouraged, an agile and comprehensive curriculum is implemented, and outcome-based learning is pursued.

Proctorial System

The University follows a proctorial system under which every student is assigned a faculty member as a proctor/​mentor. This ensures that students are closely guided through their academic and professional careers.

Application-based Learning

While an application-based approach to learning is promoted by the University for all its programs, it is particularly crucial for the Faculty of Dental Sciences. 

A strong grounding in application and practical learning is necessary to ensure that, as the dental professionals of tomorrow, students are trained to perform treatments and procedures to the best of their ability while prioritising a patient’s interests and comfort. 

At FDS, students are taught by knowledgeable and experienced faculty members. As practitioners themselves, the professors are well-equipped to help students along their journey. 

In the Faculty’s labs, students are trained in various skills and procedures under the attentive guidance of faculty members. They also learn through observation, watching professors treat patients in the Dental Hospital. Over time, students who demonstrate mastery over the practical concepts taught are given the opportunity to practice in the hospital’s clinics under the supervision of faculty members. 

Students also play an active role in the awareness, screening, and treatment plans conducted by the Faculty, giving them the chance to learn, up close, about community health issues and how to treat them. 

Internships

The Faculty of Dental Sciences works to ensure that students are taught about the latest innovations and developments in the fields of dental science. The Faculty frequently organises guest lectures and workshops, and encourages students to attend conferences and seminars. 

Internships have proven to be yet another avenue through which students can not only sharpen their practical skills but can learn more about the latest treatment plans, procedures, and equipment. Internships help students plug any existing gaps in their knowledge while also preparing them to approach theoretical learning with a strong, practical focus. 

Research

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Innovation is dictated by research. Comprehensive studies, thorough analysis, and evidence-based findings help ensure a scientific approach to out-of-the-box thinking and inventions. 

At FDS, the focus of our research is on more effective and affordable means of preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral and dental health issues. This translates into efforts to develop a more thorough understanding of subjects and fields of study, to conceptualise and design new treatments and tools, and to improve upon existing ones. 

In order to extend support and encouragement to faculty members, students, and researchers, the Faculty has established three well-equipped research centres, forged numerous collaborative research relationships, and also publishes an in-house journal. 

Student Projects

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Projects give students a chance to put their theoretical learning to the test. They promote a deeper understanding of subject matter and are yet another avenue for students to hone their skills. 

Projects are perfected under the close guidance and encouragement of faculty members. Students thus learn to work independently, while also being reassured of the support of experienced professionals should they stumble along the way.