RESEARCH

TITLE OF PRACTICE

Promotion of scientific and research temper

OBJECTIVE OF THE PRACTICE

To encourage and advocate scientific thinking in students and teaching faculty of the institution, by generating a scientific environment, encouraging participation and providing financial support.

THE CONTEXT

The institution believes in a philosophy that research is not an imperative but a need and also understands its role in providing an appropriate environment for the conduction of qualitative research. The research policy of the institution is designed to nurture a scientific environment in the institute and encourage students and faculty members to undertake innovative ideas as research projects.

THE PRACTICE

In 2017, the college management and administration formed Research Policy. This included various research incentives for publication of research articles and providing paid leave to attend conferences.   Registration Fees and travel allowance are reimbursed to the faculty members who present their research work in national or international Conferences.  Institutional Research grants give additional incentives to the stakeholders to undertake research.  Board of Research Studies (BORS) and Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) monitor and scrutinize all the applications for research projects. Appropriate funds are allocated to the qualifying research projects.

To inculcate scientific temperament, the institute provides support for organizing CDEs, Webinars & Conferences. So far the institute has provided support to 82 CDEs, 1 National PG convention and 7 Pre Conference Courses of National Conferences in Periodontology, Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery and Pedodontics. The students and faculty are made aware of the various institutions that provide Grants. The undergraduate students are encouraged to take up research and paper presentations at conferences. The interns are mandated to complete one research project in their tenure. In addition to the mandatory dissertation, 2 short-term research projects should be completed and presented in the National PG convention by all postgraduate students. The staff performing exceptional research and publications are recognized by conferring Academic Awards.  Institute is recognized as a Ph.D. Centre, with 14 no guides & 12 students. This is the highest number of enrolled students and guides in MUHS.

EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
Sr. No.TitleYearTotal Number
  2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019 
1CDE Conducted7166151357
2Conferences Conducted-21227
3Webinar Conducted431--8
4Avishkar Award-2 226
5Ltrg / Strg-336214
6Grants (Research) 2-114
7Publication (Indexed)4242445859245
8Books2-14613
PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND RESOURCES REQUIRED
  • Several applications for grants from postgraduates and staff members are submitted, which are increasing every year. Stiff competition makes it challenging to select the best.
  • The financial burden is increasing and extra-institutional grants are difficult to access.

 

ANNUAL AWARDS

1. TITLE OF THE PRACTICE:

Annual Awards

2. OBJECTIVE OF THE PRACTICE:
  • To appreciate and honor the staff members for continuous professional development
  • To motivate the staff members to achieve higher benchmarks
  • To create a healthy competitive working environment in the departments
3. THE CONTEXT:

The faculty members of our institution work relentlessly to improve the quality of dental education as well as treatment. However, working in the same environment for years together can lead to complacency and stagnation;

For the overall growth and development, it is mandatory that everyone strives for excellence. VSPM’S Dental College and research center strongly believe that the institute can progress only with the wholesome progress and development of its individual staff members. Hence to inculcate the habit of continuous self-improvement and professional excellence, the institute has in place we have started a policy of awarding the best individual performer and best department at the hands of the Honorable chairman of the institute Shri Ranjitbabu Deshmukh.

4. THE PRACTICE:

The Institute has a three-member committee for annual awards. Every year four awards are given by the institute for outstanding performance in various categories namely: Best Emerging Talent, Best Individual Performer, Best Non-Teaching Staff Member, and Best Performing Department. The criterion for each category is structured and marks are awarded for excellence in various fields depicting all-round development. This not only maintains objectivity and fairness in the selection process, but it also ensures that various attributes for professional and personal growth are properly accounted for Nominations are invited for various categories of awards in the prescribed format.

Nominations include a detailed CV of the nominees along with a list of achievements for the said year. After the last date, the nominations are scrutinized by the awards committee and the winners are decided based on the objectively structured marking scheme. The awards in each category are given on Republic day each year.

5. EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS:

Over the years this practice has encouraged more and more staff members to perform better and strive for excellence. The committee has seen a steady rise in the number of applications received every year. The competition has increased manifold and it is difficult to choose a single winner in each category. Certain aspects of dental professional development which were overlooked earlier have now become an important aspect of continuous professional growth amongst our staff members.

6. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND RESOURCES REQUIRED:

Due to a high degree of competition, the enduring satisfaction of all the staff members is a challenge. The management sponsors the awards and the committee members are happy to scrutinize the application.