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Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Tamil Nadu


Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Tamil Nadu
Address:Alapakkam Main Road
Maduravoyal (District Chennai)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 600095

Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu is a recognised institute / college. Status: Private Aided. Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu is managed by Society: Meenakshi Ammal Trust, 641, Ramasamy Salai, K.K. Nagar, Chennai 600 078. Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu was established on / in 1990.

Principal of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu is Dr P Jaya Kumar (DOB 28.7.53) Direct: 044 23781333, 044 55188120.

Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital is situated in Maduravoyal of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu is +91-44-23781631.

email ID(s) is Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu

Website of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu is www.meenakshiammaldentalcollege.org.

Chairman : Thiru A.N. Radhakrishnan.

Contact Details of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-44-23782566, 23780177,24871066, 24771162
Vice Principal Dr. N.Ambalavanan
Director Post Graduate studies: Dr. C.M.Nandagopal

This college is a Constituent college of Meenakshi University.

Cityname spelling confusion:
Meduravoyal (Incorrect)
Maduravoyal (Correct)


Number of seats in Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu is MDS=46,BDS=100.
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Dental stream(s).

Approval details: Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital is affiliated with Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Profile of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital

Meenakshi Ammal dental college offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Located in the capital of Tamilnadu, Chennai, the college is dedicated to training doctors of dental medicine as expert clinicians with strong biomedical backgrounds. Meenakshi Ammal Dental College is affiliated to Meenakshi University and recognized by Dental Council of India, New Delhi.

Since its inception in 1990-1991 by Thirumathi Meenakshi Ammal, a Philanthropist. Meenakshi Ammal Dental college has been committed to excellence in education, research, patient care, and community service.

It is a constituent of Meenakshi University, from 2004 - 2005.

At Meenakshi Ammal dental college, research and teaching are complementary, producing professionals who possess the analytical capacity and the spirit of inquiry to deal with an ever-increasing knowledge base and rapid technological changes.

By treating patients in the college's teaching clinics , Meenakshi Ammal dental college students understand not just how to apply science to practice, but how to employ compassion in the treatment of human illness.

The students and faculty at Meenakshi Ammal dental college benefit to interdisciplinary teaching, research and practice.

Under the leadership of Dr. E. Munirathnam Naidu -Vice-Chancellor-Meenakshi University, Meenakshi Ammal dental college continues to move into the twentyfirst century. With a faculty of dedicated clinicians, and researchers of which many have earned solid reputations as experts in their fields. The Dental school offers a full spectrum of under graduate and post graduate speciality programs.

An outstanding roster of dental professionals, and dental specialists trained in areas such as Oral and Maxillo Facial surgery, Preventive and community dentistry, conservative dentistry and endodontics, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics and dental facial orthopedics, Prothodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, help students to attain proficiency in different dental specialities.

The institution has been established to provide the faculty with leadership, expertise and support in all areas of dental education so as to ensure the highest quality in teaching. The primary goal of this institution will be pursued through a commitment to:

Development of effective educational and assessment strategies for undergraduate and post graduate students in dentistry.

Establishment of a staff development programme to cater for all teachers attached to the faculty.

Provision of support in coordinating the development and implementation of integrated teaching and learning programmes.

Encouragement of quality practice using appropriate technologies in face-to-face and mediated on and off-campus teaching and learning.

Development and implementation of an effective evaluation strategy that will promote ongoing quality improvements in dental education.

Encouragement of leadership and innovation in dental education.

Development of an environment that fosters high quality research into dental education.

Message of President Sri A N Radhakrishnan
Meenakshi Ammal Trust, 641, Ramasamy Salai, K.K. Nagar, Chennai 600 078 was founded by Mrs. D. Meenakshi Ammal, a true philanthropist in the year 1983. The aim of this providing education to the poor students by starting various Educational Institutions and to spread knowledge and to promote and advance the cause of education by running schools, classes, libraries and hostels and similar Institutions and such other media for the benefit of the public.

To institute and award scholarships, grant aids to Indian citizens for study and research in the fields of Education and Fine arts to make contribution for relief of poor, aged and handicapped artists or students in the fields of education and fine arts and of other things that may be conducive to or necessary knowledge for advancing knowledge and carrying out the above objectives and purposes of the trust.

To Reflect the main objective of the Trust to sub serve the interest of its own minority community based on which Telugu linguistic minority status is claimed for the Trust and the educational institutions run by it.

To establish and develop Research Centres for Medical science and allied subjects in view of the fact that the Trust had decided to establish Dental, Medical and Paramedical Colleges of its own under its control to educate the rural, poor and deserving candidates for such education and to extend all such other facilities as are applicable for such institutions constituted by the Trust.

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NAAC report of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital

Section 1: Preamble
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC) and the Self-Study Report(SSR) was submitted in July 2005. A peer team was constituted by NAAC to validate the SSR. The Peer team consisted of Prof. Dr. C Bhaskerrao, Principal, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka and also the Vice-President, Dental Council of India(DCI) as Chairman and Prof. Dr. Tapan Kumar Saha, Director-cum-Principal, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal and former Member, Dental Council of India(DCI) as member. The peer team was ably coordinated by Mr. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant adviser, NAAC. The team visited the institution from 13th September 2005 to 15th September, 2005. Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Maduravoyel, Chennai is a constituent college of the Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education & Research-MAHER(Deemed University) started in the year 1990 by Thiru. A. N. Radhakrishnan, with a vision to cater healing art in Dentistry. The Deemed University has a constituent Medical College and a constituent Nursing College also.

The college is a self-financing institution situated in an urban area with 5.12 acres of land. Meenakshi Ammal Trust manages the college. The management is also running 17 various other institutions in Maduravoyel and other areas.

The college was founded in the year 1990 with 40 BDS admissions. At present the BDS admissions are 100 per year. In the year 1996 MDS in the specialties of orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Conservative Dentistry, Periodontics, Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Prosthodontics were introduced. At present the total number of admission to PG students is 33 per year. The college also conducts courses of Dental Mechanic Certificate (DMC) with 20 admissions and Dental Hygienist course with 10 admissions per annum. MAHER has approved the college to offer Ph.D. programmes.

All the courses offered by the college are recognized by the Dental Council of India. The college has 1 D.Sc., 3 Ph.Ds., 3 M.Phils. 77 Post Graduate(PG) qualified teachers in the Dental Faculty and the Medical Faculty. There are 244 supporting staff. There are 644 students in total on the campus (BDS: 500; MDS: 99; DMC:40; DH: 20). There are no overseas students in the campus except one in DMC.

The following observations are made by the Peer Team after carefully analyzing the self-study report. And also after visiting the physical infrastructural facilities of the college and after interaction with the Management, faculty, students, supporting staff, alumni, parents.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college offers 11 courses viz.,
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) with 100
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with 6 admissions per year.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Orthodontics with 07 admissions per year.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Periodontics with 6 admissions per year.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Prosthodontics with 5 admissions per year.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry with 2 admissions per year.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Oral Pathology with 3 admissions per year.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics with 4 admissions per year.
Dental Mechanic Certificate Course (DMC) with 20 admissions per year.
Dental Hygienist- with 10 admissions per year.

Courses bearing above serial numbers 1 to 10 are as per guidelines laid down by the Dental Council of India. Hence there is little scope to modify the curriculum. The institution soon after becoming a constituent college of MAHER has initiated Ph.D. programmes in several specialties which gives impetus to research activities. The college has taken steps to expose the students in Implantology by establishing a separate Department of Implantology with multidisciplinary approach. The community dentistry department has adopted and instituted comprehensive oral health care, which is very helpful to new graduates to practice independently.

There is a system to take care of students with poor performance. The system of feedback from the students at certain intervals about the teaching and other curricular aspects of the respective courses at the undergraduate level are taken proper care for necessary correction in teaching.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The college mission of education includes the value of ‘healing art in dentistry possible effort is made to provide by the college in all the constitutions of the educational system not just to fulfill the threshold requirements. In order to develop students skill level, extensive hands on experience in addition to the DCI requirements has been given. The institution has motivated faculty who are involved in teaching and evaluation. The students are assessed periodically by viva voce, laboratory performance and chair side clinical work evaluation. Three internal assessment examinations and a preliminary examination are conducted for BDS students.

The number of teaching and working days of the college is 240. The teaching-learning facilities like classrooms (04) of 100 seating capacity, seminar rooms, audio-visual equipments(like overhead projector, slide projectors, LCD) and computer aided programmes are available. The photography section helps all the departments in the innovative teaching-learning methods by providing slides and photos. In addition to this the college has teaching learning aids viz., slides, charts, models, CDROMs.

The Department of Oral Implantology caters to the training needs of the postgraduate students of the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics and Prosthodontics as required by the DCI. The inpatient facilities for the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery are provided at the Meenakshi Ammal General Hospital situated adjacent to the College. The inpatient facilities include an operation theatre, recovery and Intensive Care Unit and adequate number of beds for both male, female, and pediatric patients; and special equipments like operating microscopes.

The department of General Pathology and Microbiology has laboratory facility for reporting. The General Medicine and General Surgery clinical training for undergraduate students is carried out at Meenakshi General Hospital, which is 150 bedded. The well-organised oral pathology department on an average reports 250 cases per year on histopathology. The department of prosthodontics has well-equipped laboratories to cater to the undergraduates, postgraduates and DMC students.

The craniofascial surgery unit has three anesthetists to take care of, which are fully equipped with operating camera, ventilators and well-equipped ICU etc.

The evaluation includes internal assessment and final examination in the form of theory, clinical/practical and viva voce as per the guidelines of DCI and the parent university.

The Department of Prosthodontics conducts at frequent intervals denture camps and delivers dentures for the needy patients in 48 hours at the camp itself. Community dentistry department trains health workers of Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation to build manpower to educate refugees in oral health care.

The Principal of the college maintains the confidential records for all staff.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
A research committee constituted under MAHER consolidates ongoing minor clinical research and foster research of public health importance. The concept of extension in this College is to build strong linkage between the community and the institution. It also provided lateral integration of knowledge and skills for learners. Journal clubs, seminars, symposiums, clinical society meetings etc., also promote the research culture.

A research committee takes care of review of the activities. Senior faculty with multi-disciplinary approach guides each department. The research activities are supported by journals, internet, email, MEDLINE and Photostat facilities. The faculty runs regular CME programmes and helps in research of diversified dental diseases and problems.

The college has initiated Ph.D. program. So far 108 papers were published by different dental departments in national journals and 9 in international journals. Few faculties have authored textbooks in their specialties. The peer team appreciates the academic contributions of pharmacology department, which is headed by a highly qualified person. Some teachers have presented papers abroad and/or underwent fellowships/training. However, many papers read at conferences remain yet to be published.

MAHER encourages research activities by providing some seed money to teaching faculty.

The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery has MOU with a Cleft Children International, Switzerland for cleft lip and palate patient management. This department provides services of multidisciplinary nature and has treated so far more than 500 patients.

The departments of Prosthodontics and pedodontics have linkage with other institutions for research purpose.

The institution regularly conducts dental health care education for school children. The College extends its activities to the community and during the last 5 years has conducted 249 dental camps

It has a network with NGO and GO for personal and technical assistance, and financial help is also provided by voluntary agencies. The institution has provided infrastructure and atmosphere for research, consultancy and extension activities towards oral health needs

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The institution has a campus area of 5.12 acres. Inside the campus the institution provides building for the college, the dental hospital, library, hostels, mess, canteen. The clinical departments are housed in the main building. The total buildup area of the campus is approximately 3,75,000 sq. ft - The 4 lecture halls includes adequate audiovisual facilities. A centrally air conditioned auditorium of 350 seating capacity cater to academic and cultural events. All departments have computer facilities.

The library has a collection of 5378 books, 29 national journals and 59 international journals and online e-journals. The library with seating capacity of 120 provides separate sections for UG and PG. It also has photocopying facilities. Computer facilities for browsing internet with broadband are available adjacent to the library. The library provides bar coding of books, online issue of books, book bank and interlibrary exchange programmes.

There are 35 computers on the campus for teaching, administrative and financial purposes. All departments are well equipped with good departmental library and computer facility.

There are accommodation facilities available for visitors and examiners. There are separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. Out of 644, 118 boys and 168 girls stay in the hostels.

All the basic medical sciences departments have the adequate infrastructural facilities.

The department of oralpathology is well-equipped with modern aids like Olympus(Japan) 5-head research microscope, Olympus(Japan)Trinoculor research microscope(phasecontrast, immuno florescent, dark field attachments), JVC(Japan) color video camera, camera for photomicrography, cctv with remote card.

Other extra curricular activities include cultural, multi gym, cricket, participation in All India Inter Dental Athletic meet. The institution has a basketball court and a tennis court. Sports department has a Physical Director.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The institution adheres to the admission policy laid down by DCI, UGC and HRD and MAHER. Admissions are made through an entrance test conducted across the country on all India basis. The students are selected on the basis of merit obtained at the entrance examinations and the eligibility criteria as laid down by the DCI. The overall result of this college is seems to be Excellent.

The college has an updated prospectus and maintains an academic calendar for different courses.

The institution has no system of providing scholarships and loans, however SC/ST candidates get some financial assistance from the government.

The peer team appreciates the system of mentoring existing in this institution. This process is well supported by a counseling cell having a psychiatrist.

The institution conducts annual college day celebrations and graduation ceremony.

The college is in the process of forming an Alumni association. There is an informal student alumni which meets regularly and interact with the latest developments in the academic sector.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The college is managed by Meenakshi Ammal Trust. The principal under the guidance of Board of Management of MAHER Deemed university, looks after the management aspects of the college. The principal is the academic and administrative head of the institution.

The college has various committees with the Members of the Faculty and the Heads of the Departments under the chairmanship of the Principal to look after different academic and other activities.

The planning board takes feedback from the HoD and the decision of the management to mange this institution.

Regarding the service conditions, there is probationary period following an appointment, which is extendable. Depending on the performance, confirmation of the staff is considered after certain period following satisfactory report. It is observed that various staffs are working since long. The college gives a very good atmosphere to the service conditions for the staff.

The non-teaching staffs are recruited by interviews. The administrative office does performance appraisal periodically. Intercom and computer facilities are available for effective management purposes. The institution practices the system of budgeting and auditing. The resources mobilized are through the tuition fees paid by the students and hospital proceeds.

The faculty selection is made by the MAHER through an interview and the University issues the appointment orders.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
From its inception, this institute has accorded healthy practices to impart high skills and morale to the students. The discipline inside the campus is well taken care of. The students are given regular group participation, project work, dissertation and programmes to acquire and improve skills.

The students of the institution publishes a magazine ‘Voice of Meenakshi’ monthly. ‘MAHER Science’ by the management and the ‘Interact’ are published by the college. Three National Journals Editorial Office is housed in this college at present. Four Books have been published by the faculties of this College.

The students have access to electronic data processing for their scientific activities.

The management rewards and promotes excellence in administration and conduct of the teaching staff and students.

The institution encourages various sports and cultural activities by providing necessary facilities. The students of the college have participated in various cultural and sports competitions across the country.

The commendable work is their dedication, discipline and academic transparency.

The comprehensive oral health care initiated in the department of community dentistry helps the graduate to set up independent practice.

All the staff members of the institution receive free treatment in both the dental and the general hospitals.

The college also provides the benefit of 50% concession to the family members of the staff.

The institution maintains an excellent work culture and academic standards and patient friendly atmosphere.

The highly advanced successful learner and faculty are felicitated on teachers day, annual college day and annual staff club meet.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The administration of the college appears to be genuinely interested in translating its goals in very well planned way through their progressive activities, during the course of 15 years. The management is having a proper perception to develop the dental education in this region, which is reflected by their impressive growth.

The growth and development of Department of Oral Pathology is exemplary and has a potential to develop as a Center of Excellence.

The Department of Conservative Dentistry is headed by a senior and efficient academic-administrator which is reflected in an excellent way - the academic programmes planned, executed and reported.

The existence of independent Department of Implantology with multidisciplinary approach caters to the training requirements of students.

The Department of Community Dentistry conducts several camps and runs satellite clinics to improve the oral health care and awareness with a help of a mobile van. The Head of the Department has published a book on Community Dentistry which is appreciated.

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is well established and undertakes management of wide range of Maxillofacial cases. The Department has established an international linkage with Cleft Children International, Switzerland. With this linkage the Department has a well established set up for total management of cleft lip and palate cases, totally free to the patients due to the sponsorship.

The peer team appreciates the free dentures being done to the poor patients in the rural areas on a regular basis in laiason with NGOs.

The Peer Team while appreciating the initiatives taken by the institution to start the Ph.D. programme, however, recommends that stringent protocols and guidance to be observed to maintain the quality.

The institution should further encourage all the teaching faculties to attend seminars/ conferences/workshops/symposia with financial assistance.

The infrastructure facilities in various Departments could be further improved, particularly in the Departments of Radiology, Periodontology, Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery.

Though the institution has adequate number of books and journals, the seating capacity for undergraduates, postgraduate and faculty needs to be increased. Similarly, the scope of the browsing center can be improved to augment more e-learning in the institution.

The four classroom block is well designed and ventilated, which could be further improved by proper seating arrangements and permanent audio-visual facilities.

Since the institution has become a constituent college of MAHER, with admissions on all India basis, the hostel accommodation in boys hostels could be increased.

Further augmentation of sports facilities may be considered.

The peer team place on record the cooperation lend by the management, vice-chancellor, Principal, teaching and supporting staff, students, parents and alumni during to the visit to the college.

Prof. Dr. C. Bhaker rao (Chairman)

Prof. Dr. Tapan Kumar Saha (Member)

TN women scientists honoured with awards

Chennai, Jan. 29: From atomic nuclear reactors to hybrid cashewnut seedlings… women scientists from Tamil Nadu show they can excel men in all fields of science and technology. The list of scientists who have been honoured with Young Women Scientist Awards for 2009 could definitely evoke awe among all.

Tiruchy born R. Mythili, a material scientist working with IGCAR, Kalpakkam, has the solution for a problem which has been haunting the countrys nuclear scientists. She has successfully developed a titanium-based alloy which could be used in reprocessing the spent fuel generated in reactors. The material is capable of withstanding any kind of corrosion. The reprocessing processes will be done in containers made of this material, said Dr Mythili, a Ph.D. in physics and material science. She has been selected for the best scientist award in Physical Sciences.

Prof Jaideep Mahendra of Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Research Institute, Chennai, has been honoured for establishing the link between oral hygiene and heart disorders. We proved that oral hygiene is a must to keep ones heart healthy, said Prof Mahendra. She succeeded in isolating pathogenic molecules from oral bacteria in the hearts of patients who have been directed to undergo open heart surgeries.

Ms K. Sujatha of the School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, has been selected for the award in the category of life sciences.

This honour is in recognition of my work towards developing biopolymers, an alternative to plastic, said Ms Sujatha. The uniqueness of the biopolymers is that they could be degraded by microorganisms present in the atmosphere.

Dr Kezi Selva Vijila, Christian College of Engineering and Technology, used her expertise in software development for evolving a mechanism for noise-free detection of electrocardiograms of foetus.

This will help in bringing down caesarian rates since we can detect abnormalities in the foetus in the early phases of pregnancy, said Dr Vijila.

Because of the work of Nagercoil-born Aneesa Rani, an associate professor in horticulture, the cashewnut industry will not be the same again in TN. A special hybrid variety of cashew developed by Ms Rani will ensure more number of plants per acre.

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