COORG INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES VIRAJPET CIDS Coorg

COORG INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES
Virajpet, Kodagu (Coorg)

Recognised by : Dental Council of India, New Delhi
Affiliated to : Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

About Us

Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences (C.I.D.S) is an educational facility committed to the teaching of dentistry. Located in the picturesque hills of Coorg in Southern India, excellence is a way of life here. The Institute believes in a student-centric approach. By restricting our admissions we are able to direct our expertise and guidance to the development of the student.
We have admissions for forty graduate students annually. At the postgraduate level we have admissions as follows.
1. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics – Six Admission
2. Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge. – Six Admission
3. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics – Six Admission
4. Periodontology – Six Admission
5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Three Admission
6. Oral Medicine and Radiology – Three Admission
7. Oral Pathology and Microbiology – Three Admission
8. Pedodontics – Three Admission
9. Public Health Dentistry – Three Admission
The systematic teaching methodology followed at CIDS has enabled our students to achieve consistent and excellent academic results. Our pass percentage ranges between an enviable ninety two and ninety eight percent at the graduate level. This happens to be the highest among the Dental Schools in the country. At the postgraduate level our pass been hundred percent consistently.
Strengthening our resolve to have a small batch of only 40 students, our students did us proud by securing the highest pass percentage and first classes in Karnataka State in their first year examinations. Our students also scored a 10 per cent of the total distinctions in the examination.
The Institute is affiliated to the 230 bed Government Hospital at Virajpet and the 60 bed Rural India Health Project (RIHP) at Ammathi. The Institute is managed by the Coorg Dental and Medical Sciences Trust, a body of professional doctors.
A unique feature of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences is the personal attention and care taken by the Trustees. Each member of the Managing Committee is involved in areas of construction, maintenance and care of facilities provided, landscaping and gardening, student welfare and maintenance of hygiene in the food provided to the faculty and students. They interact directly with the students once a week and ensure that all their needs are met.
At CIDS special care is taken to ensure that students pass out of its portals not only as excellent dentists but also as ideal citizens of the world.
Located picturesquely a top the Malethirke hills, the Institute commands a panoramic view of rice fields and verdant valleys in Virajpet town. The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences was established in September 1999. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and recognized by the Dental Council of India, the Government of Karnataka and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi.
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences or (C.I.D.S) is an educational facility for the teaching of dentistry located in the picturesque hills of Coorg in southern India. Excellence is a way of life for the institute – we believe in a total student-centric approach – and by restricting our intake we are able to concentrate our expertise and guidance upon the development of the student.
We have places for 40 under-graduates and 3 post-graduates in each specialty.
The systematic method followed at CIDS has enabled our students to achieve consistently excellent academic performance. Our pass percentage ranges between an enviable 92 and 98 per cent, which is the highest among the colleges in the State.
Strengthening our resolve to have a small batch of only 40 students, the first batch did us proud by securing the highest pass percentage and first classes in Karnataka State in their first year examinations. Our students also scored a 10 per cent of the total distinctions in the examination.
The Institute is affiliated to the 230 bed Government Hospital at Virajpet and the 60 bed Rural India Health Project (RIHP) at Ammathi. The Institute is managed by the Coorg Dental and Medical Sciences Trust, a body of professional doctors.
A unique feature of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences is the personal attention and care taken by the Trustees. Each member of the Managing Committee is involved in areas of construction, maintenance and care of facilities provided, landscaping and gardening, student welfare and maintenance of hygiene in the food provided to the staff and students. They interact directly with the students once a week and ensure that all their needs are met.
At CIDS special care is taken to ensure that students pass out of its portals not only as excellent dentists but also as ideal citizens of the world.
Located picturesquely atop a hill commanding a panoramic view of fields and valleys in Virajpet town, the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences was set up in September 1999. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and approved by the Dental Council of India, the Government of Karnataka and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Management

DEAN:
Dr. Sunil Muddaiah
MDS in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet

PRINCIPAL:
Dr. Ponnappa K.C.
Principal
MDS in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet

VICE PRINCIPAL:
Dr. Jithesh Jain
Vice-Principal
MDS in Public Health Dentistry
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet

Faculty

Infrastructure

The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences provides the most conducive environment for academics. Nestled amidst misty mountains of the scenic province of Coorg lies the CIDS, an institute whose campus competes with the best holiday resorts of the world. The campus has beautifully laid out landscaped gardens, aesthetic brick and stone buildings that blend with nature and comfortable hostel accommodation for all our students on the campus.

Utmost care has been given to provide the students a customized infrastructure most suited to achieve academic excellence. This includes state of the art learning centers, laboratories and library. Their hand skills are honed with the use of cutting edge equipment used in all spheres of dental practice. These facilities are regularly updated with vital inputs from the students, technical committee and the industry. ‘Patient care with a humane touch’ has been our motto and the human interface in patient treatment is backed by the latest and sophisticated dental and medical equipment. Digitization has been achieved in several aspects of patient care as part of our ‘Green CIDS’ initiative and has been successful in minimizing paper waste.



Green CIDS

The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences is probably the most environment friendly Health Institution in the country!! Fresh air and greenery aplenty, located in the top nature with natural fresh water springs aplenty on the beautiful thirty acre nature campus.

In today age of global warming, the campus offers, a lush green ecology. In many ways, it confers to the ‘gurukul’ system of teaching which was in practice in ancient India – to study amidst nature.

India can no longer afford the growth of urban centers with water scarcity poor garbage disposed, population explosion, back of fresh air and green belts. Indian urban centers are exploding!! At Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences we live healthy!!

Go Green:
The “Go Green” idea under the GREEN CIDS PROJECT is prevalent in our Institute. The aim is to cover the maximum possible area with plants and trees. To further this cause we have collaborated with Anuraadh, an NGO with interest in the global environment.

In order to conserve electricity, the Institute has been designed to maximize natural lighting and ventilation in every clinic and class room. The institute is in the process of self-sufficiency in power generation and utilisation through solar electrification.

Patient records have been digitized in order to minimize usage of paper. Water conservation with rain water harvesting is practiced in the institution and all our hostels. Sewage treatment plan have been set up and the recycled water is utilized in nurturing the greenery in the campus. Biogas plants in the campus help in conversion of organic waste into biogas which is used in the kitchen.

These initiatives have indeed lessened our carbon footprint and has made The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in every sense of the word an ‘environmentalist’s friend’.

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Student and Faculty Amenities

The Management has resolved to admit only 40 students at the graduate level annually so that quality education can be imparted. This also translates into optimum exposure and utilization of resources for both students and staff.

Sports Facilities: Coorg is the proud home of several national and international athletes. Sports is ‘a way of life’ for the Kodavas. We in CIDS continue the sporting tradition of Coorg. Several avenues are made available for the students and staff to be fit and healthy. Indoor and outdoor sports arena in the institute are well equipped and encourage sports enthusiasts to pursue their sporting interest. The institute also has strategic tie-ups with external sporting associations with coaching facility.

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Indoor Games:
Popular indoor games played on campus are Badminton, Billiards, Pool, Table tennis, Tennicoit, Chess and Carroms.

Gym:
This is another very popular place on campus providing fitness mantra for both faculty and students. This sure will help you not only build lean muscle but also cultivate a sharp mind.

Outdoor Games:
A world class outdoor stadium on campus provides facilities for cricket, basketball, volleyball, hockey, football, throwball and tennis.
“The Coorg Coffee Cup” a very popular national level Inter Dental Cricket Tourney hosted by the Institute annually attracts about twenty five teams every year for a one week Cricket extravaganza.

Golf:
Staff and students can go for a drive and look out for a birdie on the challenging one hundred and twenty acre, eighteen hole golf course at Coorg Golf Links, Bittangala. Mr. K .K. Aiyapa, the Chairman of Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences and his family are instrumental in founding this golf course. Mr. K. K. Aiyapa is the patron of Coorg Golf Links. The Institute sponsors the popular Patron’s Cup Golf Tourney annually which has Golfers from all over the world participating. The course has a Club House and Resort attached with some breathtaking views that attracts golf aficionados from all over the world. Students wishing to learn golf can enroll for training at this premiere golf course.

Dining facilities: Cafeteria:
The Caféteria and kitchens are well staffed with ten cooks who provide delicious western and eastern cuisine. The kitchen maintains strict hygiene conditions and follows best catering practices. Fresh farm produce from Hunsur and Mysore and fresh cow milk from Springdale estate are procured on a daily basis to foster better taste and good health.

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Café Cloud 9:
Café Cloud 9 is placed up in the clouds at one of the most vantage view points on campus. It is a popular place for most students and faculty; and provides the most delicious fresh homemade cakes, bakes and beverages. Not to mention a variety of ice creams waiting to be eaten in the misty afterhours of Coorg with the added luxury of satellite television.

Canteen Kiosk: The canteen kiosk next to the clinical departments cater not only to the patients but also to the dentists. It helps you take energy replenishing bites between your busy schedules.

Internet Kiosk:
A high speed Internet café provides all on campus quick communication with the outside world and provides all round DTP solutions with facilities for designing, printing, scanning and editing. You can update your music collection here!

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Housing:
Comfortable, clean and safe hostels are provided for ladies and men on campus. Hostel facilities are available for graduate and post graduate students. The hostels allows students to live together in a multi-cultural environment that fosters academic growth and personal and social development as well.

The rooms available to students as single room or double rooms with attached bathrooms. Smoking, drinking, ragging, drug abuse are strictly prohibited on the campus. Staff are deputed to monitor the situation within the campus to ensure such events do not occur. The hostels are equipped with colour television and cable networks.

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Library:
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library”- J.L. Borges.

The library at CIDS is situated at the top echelons of the hill overlooking the entire campus. Surrounded by tall trees and chirping birds, the library is well ventilated with an indoor garden provides a perfect backdrop for a great study time. Scientifically chosen wall colors also enhance the scholastic ambience. The library is open from 9 AM to 9 PM on all working days.

The 9010 sq. feet library houses all major books and journals pertaining to Dentistry and Medicine. It has over 1500 titles and 4000 books with international and national journals. It also has a repository of dissertations submitted to various universities of the country. The library has an AV center in its postgraduate wing. Internet access is available throughout the working hours along with online access to a various journals through J-Gate (Helinet consortium). The Library Committee is entrusted with the onerous task of budgeting and acquisition of newer and relevant titles on an annual basis.

The library also has an enviable collection of Kodava literature depicting the rich culture of Coorg and her people.

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Auditorium:
The college auditorium provides a suitable platform for academic and extracurricular activities. It is two-tiered and seats around 350 guests. It has state of the art audiovisual equipment with provision for three screens. Two green rooms and a wide stage ensures seamless progression of stage events.

Lecture halls:
There are 5 lecture halls in the campus which have facilities ranging from chalk and talk to live streaming. Academic sessions are undertaken in Power point and Interactive video format with the reading material made available to students for future reference.

Seminar Halls:
Each of the nine dental departments have their exclusive seminar halls equipped with audiovisual equipment enabling power point presentations and interactive video sessions.

Laboratories: Well-equipped laboratories are present in each of the basic sciences department enabling not only graduate curriculum program but, also facilitating research for both graduate and postgraduate programs (See Research). Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Aavishkar- Central laboratory for Research also operate catering to patient services and Research. Preclinical laboratories for Prosthodontics and Conservative Dentistry accommodate hands-on demonstration programs along with graduate curricula.
Student Services:
In keeping with overall student development CIDS conducts the annual intra-collegiate Sports and Cultural months that opens up fresh vistas of opportunities for the students and staff to exhibit their sporting and cultural prowess.

Movie Club:
Blockbuster movies of Hindi, English, Kannada and Malayalam movies are shown each Saturday evening barring the weeks leading up to and during examinations. The movies are screened in the spacious auditorium hall making the weekend memorable with movies and friends.
Music School:
A dedicated facility for students and staff who want to unwind to the tunes of the hills. Mr. Franko from Madikeri visits the institute twice a week to teach the dentists with musical notes. Violin, Keyboard and Guitar lessons are offered in the school and this is open for children of staff and outsiders too.

Transportation:
CIDS offers members of the faculty, students and patients, complimentary shuttle services between the campus and the town, at half-hourly intervals. Transport services are provided to students for outings as well in the evenings and on holidays.

Health Services:
The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences is a completely self-contained township and has its own in-house medical emergency room, personal wards, pharmacy and duty doctors to attend to any health emergency. Specialists are available on call.

Counselling:
A well-established team of counsellors and an efficient system of counseling is available round the clock to keep the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences family happy.



PATIENT CARE FACILITIES:

Dental Clinics:
The dental clinics have been modelled to facilitate individual attention to both the student and the patient. The institute has 280 chairs which is well over the mandatory requirement. Each department has been adequately equipped with all the mandatory and the latest equipment for patient care. The layout of the clinics though situated at multiple levels on the hilly terrain is disabled friendly and easily accessible. A comprehensive dental clinic operates at the ground level in order to attend dental emergencies.

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Samaadhaan:
Exclusive and premium oral health care is provided at Samaadhaan (See Samaadhaan) for patients. The treatment is performed by a team of expert staff ably assisted by postgraduate students. The treatment options in addition to dental services include facial rejuvenation, hair transplant and an Ayurvedic spa.

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Laboratories:
The hematology and histopathology laboratory of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology conducts routine haematological investigations, Serological tests for HIV and HBSAg and advanced biochemical tests which include serum lipid profile, urea, uric acid, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase, SGOT, SGPT, total protein, albumin and bilirubin. The facilities are extended to not only the patients of the hospital but also to the general public.

The biochemical analyser is also used to conduct few very specific research oriented tests for salivary diagnosis and determination. This includes pH determination, salivary nitrate levels and buffering capacity

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Peripheral Centres:
CIDS is operating fully functional satellite centres, adopted dental clinics at the Tibetan settlement, school dental clinics and special schools through the Department of Public Health Dentistry in order to provide comprehensive oral care at mofussil centres and in far flung hilly rural areas of Coorg and surrounding regions. The specially designed state of the art mobile dental units capable of providing oral health care at remote and inaccessible areas are utilized for this purpose. This also ensures wide clinical exposure to graduating interns.

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Academics

We provide both graduate and postgraduate programs leading to the B.D.S and M.D.S degree. The teaching programme adheres to the stipulations laid out by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and is approved by the Government of Karnataka and the Dental Council of India, New Delhi.

The teaching in CIDS has been customized and is mentor based to suit the needs of the individual students with special emphasis on problem based learning and continuous comprehensive evaluation. Special academic programmes have been designed for select students in order to maintain

The Dental Specialty Hospital is housed in a spacious sixty five thousand square feet building with two hundred and fifty Dental chairs. About two hundred and twenty patients are treated every day at this specialty hospital free of cost. The clinical exposure to our students is thus excellent.



Academic Programs: BDS
Total BDS intake
40 seats
Duration of the course
4 years (240 teaching days)+ 1 year of internship
Examination schedule
June and December
I BDS (1 year)
Exam going subjects:
1. General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology.
2. General Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics.
3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology.

Non-exam going subjects:
4. Dental Materials.
5. Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge.

II BDS (1 year)
Exam going subjects:
1. General Pathology and Microbiology.
2. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
3. Dental Materials.
4. Preclinical Conservative Dentistry.
5. Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge.

Non-exam going subjects:
6. Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology.

III BDS (1 year)
Exam going subjects:
1. General Medicine.
2. General Surgery.
3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology.

Non-exam going subjects:
4. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics.
5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
6. Oral Medicine and Radiology.
7. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
8. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry.
9. Periodontology.
10. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge.
11. Public Health Dentistry.

FINAL BDS (1 year)
Exam going subjects:
1. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
2. Oral Medicine and Radiology.
3. Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry.
4. Periodontology.
5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
6. Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge.
7. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics.
8. Public Health Dentistry.

After passing the final year examinations One Year Compulsory Rotating Internship has to be done for award of the degree.

The students are requested to refer Revised Ordinance Governing Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Degree Course 2011 of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka for more details regarding course Syllabus and Regulations.



Academic Programs: MDS
Total MDS intake
39 seats
 
 
Department
No. of Seats
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
06
Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
06
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
06
Periodontology & Implantology
06
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
03
Oral Medicine and Radiology
03
Oral Pathology and Microbiology
03
Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
03
Public Health Dentistry
03
Duration of the course
3 years
Examination schedule
May and November
The students are requested to refer Dental PG Revised Ordinance Governing MDS Course from the academic year 2009-11 of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka for more details regarding course Syllabus and Regulations.

Kindly visit Departments for a detailed view of individual departments.


Academic Programs: Nobel Biocare Implant fellowship
CIDS has been in the forefront of advanced Implant education since 2008 and is in partnership with the prestigious NOBEL BIOCARE company from Sweden. Through IPP we have trained more than 100 doctors and awarded them with NOBEL FELLOWSHIP.


Academic Calender
Please click here for the academic calendar for the year 2017-2018.


Time Table
  • I BDS
  • II BDS
  • III BDS
  • Final BDS


Internal Assessment Schedule
  • I Internal Assessment
  • II Internal Assessment
  • III Internal Assessment


Examination Schedule


Examination Requirements
Eligibility for BDS examinations:
Attendance Requirement:
  • 75% in Theory and 75% in Practical/Clinicals in each subject in each year. In case of subject in which the instructional programme extends through more than one academic year and hence there is no University Examination in the subject (i.e. non- exam going subjects), the attendance requirement shall not be less than 70% in Theory and Practical/ Clinical. However, at the time of appearing for the professional examination in the subject the candidate should satisfy the condition (a) above.
  • The attendance shall be calculated as per number of teaching hours (for both theory and practical) and not as number of classes.
  • There is no provision of condonation of shortage of attendance (due to any cause whatsoever).
Internal Assessment Requirement:
  • The weightage given to internal assessment is 10% out of total marks assigned for a subject separately for theory and practical/clinical examinations.
  • The average of the three internal assessment tests shall be sent to the university.
  • Furthermore, the internal assessment need not be limited to written tests. It should relate to other items such as maintenance of records, participation in seminars and group discussions, clinical case study, proficiency in carrying out practical or clinical skill or participation in projects and assignments (even) during vacation. These will be evaluated objectively and recorded.
  • Students shall score more than 35% marks to be eligible for the final exams.
Eligibility for MDS examinations:
The following requirements shall be fulfilled by every candidate to be eligible to appear for the final examination.
Attendance: Each candidate shall have not less than 80% attendance in each year of the course, without being absent continuously.
Progress and conduct: Every candidate shall have participated in seminars, review meetings, symposia, conferences, case presentations, clinics and didactics during each year as designed by the concerned department.

Work diary and Logbook:
Every candidate shall maintain a work diary and logbook for recording his/her participation in the training programmes conducted by the department. The work diary and logbook shall be verified and certified by the Head of the Department and Head of the institution.

Dissertation:
Every candidate pursuing MDS degree course is required to carry out work on a selected research project under the guidance of a recognized post graduate teacher. The results of such a work shall be submitted in the form of a dissertation.



List of Holidays
Click here for the list of holidays based on the list as prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

Alumni

The Alumni association of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences was christened “Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences Alumni Association” on August 2009. The alumni present for the first meeting along with the Managing Trustee decided to register the association at the Sub Registrars office, Virajpet. The association was registered as Alumni Association of the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences on 08th December, 2007. The constitution was approved at the Special General Body meeting held on the same date.
The Alumni expressed their enthusiasm to make the CIDS-AA a vibrant body.

Alumni

Research

Message from the Dean
Coorg (Kodagu) is known down the ages for its equisite flora, fauna and distinct culture of its native people, The Kodavas. In the green dales of Kodagu (Coorg), “The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences” was established in the year 1999. The institute is known for the quality of education it provides to its students and its relentless service to patients in a pollution free green environment.
India has about 8% of the world’s biodiversity and 2% of the earth’s surface area, making it one of the 12 mega-diversity centres of the world. Coorg is the tiniest district in the Southern peninsula covering an area of 4104 sq km. It lies in the Western Ghats, one of the 8 biodiversity hotspots identified by the United Nations.
Recent studies and survey Ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants in Coorg district, (9th march 2013 journal of pharmacy research 6 (284-297) revealed that 126 plant species belonging to 60 families are being used as ethnic drugs to cure various ailments. A study of WHO depicts that over 80% of world’s population depends on biological resources for their primary healthcare demands (Indian J.L.Sci.2 (1): 99-102, 2012).
Recent studies on oral hygiene have shown that herbal medicines are more effective and their use minimises the over dose of synthetic chemicals. Antibiotics have been used to treat existing oral diseases, but prevention has mainly been influenced by diet, oral hygiene procedures and an awareness of oral health. The destruction of normal oral and intestinal flora and undesirable side-effects caused by these synthetic drugs has resulted in the search for safer and more easily available plant sources which may have other therapeutic effects too. Plants produce secondary metabolites for their protection against pathogens. These phytochemicals exhibit a wide range of biological activities. (Journal of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, (2012; Vol. 9, No. 4).
Keeping in view the benefits from herbal medicine, The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences initiated research in herbal medicines and established a full-fledged research laboratory in the Institute. We also initiated the appointment of a qualified and dedicated team of professionals to work and oversee the research program.
This research team has screened locally available medicinal plants, and worked on screening of biologically active molecules specially used for different oral manifestations of dental diseases. With the help of Senior Professors we have now been successful in getting partially purified biologically active molecules which have been tested on different oral pathogens (in-vitro). The results thus far have been encouraging. Further purification of molecules is under progress using different biochemical techniques like column chromatography and HPLC.
Interestingly we are also working on primary metabolites which have neutraceutical importance. In continuation with this research, seed oils have been extracted and identification of the percentage of MUFA, PUFA, Phytosterols, tocopherols present in the extracted oil, is under progress.
These research activities have fetched a lot of interest in the post graduate students too. Some of the post graduate students are presently working on plant extracts as part of research work and we do hope these will produce good publishing material with scientific temper. This we believe will build their confidence as future scientists and researchers which is so lacking in our country today!!
Apart from oral research we have recently extended our activity towards antidiabetic and anti-hypertensive research. This research toward life style diseases has been attempted considering studies that warn India which is fast becoming the capital of life style related maladies.
The Institute collaborates with Hong Kong University; with the faculty and students of both the institutes working on the efficacy of herbal medicines on oral pathogens. The CIDS also collaborates with the University of Geneva, Sweden on various research projects. The Institute will soon be conducting collaborative research with leading university in Australia and South East Asia.
The continued efforts of our research oriented team members in establishment of the medicinal plant laboratory has benefitted a large number of under graduate and post graduate students in their overall development. I commend the leadership role taken by my innovative team of researchers for the past few years in furthering the cause of Transdiciplinary Health which I believe is the future to healthy living.
Dr. SUNIL MUDDAIAH,
Dean & Managing Trustee ,
Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics,
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences.


Institutional Research Council
The CIDS has instituted a research cell entrusted with the onerous responsibility of fostering research through: Promotion, Partnership, Policy formation, Performance and Publication. These objectives are implemented through the Research council and the Research and Funding Coordination Council.
Research assistance is provided to staff, post graduate and under graduate students. Policy formulations are made and appraised on a yearly basis at the start of the academic year. Orientation and training programs on research basics, scientific writing, research grants and biostatistics are regularly conducted on an annual basis. The international collaborations have helped staff and students gain international exposure and provide an opportunity to work alongside the research greats. Research cell extends assistance to the researcher until the final stage of publication or patent.
The Research Council:
Dr. Veena S. N – Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dr. Jayanth B. S – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Sudeendra U. S – Oral Pathology
Dr. Aparna H. G – Oral Pathology
Dr. Annaji. S – Periodontics
Dr. Basavaraj S. S – Prosthodontics
Dr. Sunil Muddaiah – Orthodontics
Dr. Salin Nanjappa – Conservative and Preventive Dentistry
Dr. Srinivas L – Pedodontics
Dr. Jithesh – Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Anand S. R – Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Rockson – Basic Sciences
The Research and Funding Coordination Council:
Dr. Anand S. R – Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Radhika – Periodontics
Dr. Roopa S – Orthodontics
Dr. Shanthala B. M – Pedodontics
Dr. Shashidara – Oral Pathology


Aavishkaar
India has about 8% of the world’s biodiversity and 2% of the earth’s surface area, making it one of the 12 mega diversity centers of the world. Coorg lies in the Western Ghats, one of the 8 biodiversity hotspots identified by the United Nations. This uniquely diverse ecosystem is in itself a platform for research and development. The CIDS has established Aavishkar to enable our researchers unlock Nature’s secrets.
This research laboratory is dedicated to phytochemicals, integration of phytochemicals with dental materials and on alternative therapies for lifestyle diseases. Current studies on oral hygiene have shown that herbal medicines are more effective and their use minimize the over dose of synthetic chemicals. Plants produce secondary metabolites for their protection against pathogens. These phytochemicals exhibit a wide range of biological activities and are generally considered safe. The institution has appointed qualified and dedicated team of professionals to oversee and operate the research program.

IRB- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
The Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences is committed to ensuring good research practices. The Institutional review board ensures that all research, particularly involving human subjects is carried out in a safe environment abiding by all the ethical rules that are applied nationally and internationally.
Institutional Review Board guides the institutional researchers that the clinical trials is conducted and data generated is documented/ reported in compliance with study protocol and clinical practice, guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical research and Central drug standard control organization.
Institutional standard operating procedures have been developed and a working manual has been prepared in order to protect the interests of subjects/participants to research and researchers. It is mandatory that all personnel at CIDS, the graduate, post graduate and the faculty researchers ensure that these guidelines are understood and followed.
For members of Institutional Review Board Click Here.


Collaborations
The institution has forged deep and meaningful relationship with several international universities and dental institutes. The MoU’s are signed testimony of this mutually beneficial interaction that intends to advance scholarly interaction, student and faculty exchange, co-operative research, flexible/distance learning and cultural interchange.
  • UNIVERSITY OF HONGKONG, HONGKONG.
  • UNIVERSITY TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA.
  • MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY, THAILAND.
  • GENEVA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS (HUG) AND CLINICAL MEDICINE SECTION, UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA.
  • TSURUMI UNIVERSITY, JAPAN.


Overseas Visit
Overseas visits to premiere dental institutes broadens the vision and strengthens the confidence of the budding dentist. Exposure to the latest clinical techniques and technologies, teaching methodologies and unique clinical cases are some of the direct benefits of these visits. The faculty and students of CIDS acquaint and interact with the leading minds of dentistry. Overseas visits to collaboration partner institutions and other centres of learning also provides impetus to advanced learning and research.


Undergraduate Research
The CIDS recognizes the importance of research and innovation at an undergraduate level. All under graduate students are encouraged to undertake a research project starting from writing a research proposal to publication in peer reviewed journals.
The institute hosts ‘Quest- The graduate dental extravaganza’ which is an intercollegiate symposium comprising paper and poster presentation, and skill and knowledge competitions.


JMDR
JMDR- JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY DENTAL RESEARCH JMDR is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published by CIDS in collaboration with International Dental Educationists Association (IDEA). The editorial board of the journal includes eminent researchers belonging to the various disciplines of dentistry and medicine. Original articles from all dental specialties are published along with invited reviews from international researchers.

Admission

Overview

CIDS invites you to be a part of the ‘CIDS family’. You can experience the unparalleled academic program and the unique flavor of Coorg by availing admission to one of our following academic programs:

  • BDS
  • MDS
  • Fellowship Programs and Certificate courses

Admissions to both BDS and MDS programs is based on National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by National Board of Examinations. The admission process for these programs is facilitated through the counselling process conducted by the competent authority. Fellowship programs and Certificate courses concentrate on skill enhancement in various dental specialties. The eligibility, admission process and duration for each of these courses may vary and interested applicants are requested to see the website for more details.



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BDS

Duration: 4 years with 1 year Internship.

Number of seats offered: 40.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must have completed 17 Years of age at the time of admission or shall complete this age as on the 31st December of the Admission Year.
  • He/ She should be medically fit to undergo the course and practice dentistry.
  • Have passed the Karnataka II PUC examination or an equivalent examination in CBSE, ICSE or State Boards with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages.
  • Have secured 50% Marks in these three subjects and English taken together. However, for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, the minimum marks are 40%.
  • Admission to the course shall be based on National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by National Board of Examinations. Advertisement are released in all leading dailies during the month of January / February for the application of the entrance examination. Candidates can register online (see www.nbe.edu.in). Entrance examinations are conducted during the month of April / May. Admission to this program will be based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. The candidates will be called for registration and online counselling process by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) through the website kea.kar.nic.in and allotment of the seat is based on the merit list published by KEA.

CET students Tuition fee: 49,500 INR.
AMPCK students Tuition fee: 4,29,000 INR.
NRI/ Management students tuition fee: 6,50,000 INR.

The candidates may approach the CIDS Deanery with the admission allotment letter from the counselling authority (KEA) along with the below mentioned original documents:

  • Rank card (NEET).
  • S.S.L.C. (10th Std) marks card.
  • 12th Std. Marks Card.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • Date of birth certificate (if it is not in the 10th Marks card).
  • Blood group report.
  • Migration Certificate by Board (Not Applicable to P.U.C. Board students).
  • OBC/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students should produce caste & income certificate.
  • Physical fitness certificate with marks of identification.
  • Photo copy of parent’s PAN CARD.
  • 4 Nos. of pass port size and 2 Nos. of stamp size photographs of student.
  • Passport size photographs of father & Mother (One each).
  • Copies of passport of the candidate and parents in case of NRI aspirants.
  • Employment certificate of the parent in case of NRI students.
  • Sponsorship letter from the parents sponsoring their ward in case of NRI candidates.



MDS

Duration: 3 years.

Number of seats offered: CIDS offers Post Graduate Dental program in all the nine specialties of dentistry.

  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: 6 admissions/year,
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics: 6 admissions/year,
  • Prosthodontics: 6 admissions/year,
  • Periodontics: 6 admissions/year,
  • Pedodontics: 3 admissions/year,
  • Oral Medicine And Radiology: 3 admissions/year,
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 3 admissions/year,
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: 3 admissions/year,
  • Public Health Dentistry: 3 admissions/year,

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who have completed their Undergraduate Dental education in India from a dental college/institute duly recognized as per the provisions of the Dentists’s Act, 1948 are eligible for MDS.
  • The candidates should have completed Compulsory Rotatory Internship by 31 March 2017.
  • Candidates should have obtained permanent registration with the Dental Council of India or any of the State Dental Council or should obtain the same within one month from the date of admission.
  • Candidates who did their Undergraduate Dental education outside India should have special permission from DCI.
  • All Candidates should be qualified in NEET – MDS.
  • Admission to the course shall be based on National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) – MDS conducted by National Board of Examinations. Candidates can register online (see www.nbe.edu.in) from September to October. Entrance examinations are conducted during the months November to December. Admission to this program will be based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. The candidates will be called for registration and online counselling by KEA and final admission based on the merit list.

CET students Tuition fee: 2,25,000 INR.
AMPCK students Tuition fee: 3,52,000 INR.
NRI/ Management students: Departmentwise fee Details will be available in the KEA website.

The candidates may approach the CIDS Deanery with the admission allotment letter from the counselling authority along with the below mentioned original documents:

  • Rank card (NEET).
  • S.S.L.C. (10th Std) marks card.
  • 12th Std. Marks Card.
  • First to final year BDS marks cards.
  • Compulsory rotatory internship completion certificate.
  • Attempt certificate.
  • Transfer certificate from the college where BDS course was completed.
  • Conduct certificate from the college where BDS course was completed.
  • Degree certificate from the University.
  • Registration certificate from Dental Council of India or State Dental Councils.
  • Migration certificate from University (Other than RGUHS) where BDS course was completed.
  • Date of Birth Certificate (if it is not in the 10th Marks card).
  • Blood group report.
  • OBC/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students should produce caste & income certificate.
  • Physical fitness certificate with marks of identification.
  • Photo copy of parent’s PAN CARD.
  • 4 Nos. of pass port size and 2 Nos. of stamp size photographs of student.
  • Passport size photographs of father & mother (One each).
  • Copies of passport of the candidate and parents in case of NRI candidates.
  • Employment certificate of the parent in case of NRI candidates.
  • Sponsorship letter from the parents sponsoring their ward in case of NRI candidates.



Nobel Biocare Fellowship

CIDS has been in the forefront of advanced implant education since 2008 and is in partnership with the prestigious NOBEL BIOCARE company from Sweden. Through IPP we have trained more than 100 doctors and awarded them with NOBEL FELLOWSHIP.



International Admission

  • Candidates with foreign qualifications will have to obtain the ‘Equivalence Certificate’ from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi who will equate their qualifications as equivalent to the 10+2 of India. This certificate will have to be submitted at the time of admissions.
  • Valid passport and student visa for the period of study. (Original must be shown for verification. 5 duly-attested photocopies must be produced.)
  • Letter of sponsorship if applicable – Original + 5 copies
  • Residential permit from the local SP and FRO *
  • No objection certificate issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India*

*These will be processed once the student reports at the University/Institution.



Admission process

Applicable for all category of admissions (Government/Private/Management/NRI)

NEET application forms are filled online. (Visit www.nbe.edu.in)
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NEET examination dates will be announced in the website. (Visit www.nbe.edu.in)
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NEET examination will be conducted
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Key answers will be announced in the website. (Visit www.nbe.edu.in)
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Results with All India rank will be announced. Candidates can download their result online.
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Candidates can apply for state counselling according to their qualifying rank. (State of their domicile)
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State government will call for Registration, Verification and Counselling according to the state rank. (Visit http://www.kea.kar.nic.in/)
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Approach CIDS Deanery along with admission allotment letter with relevant documents.
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Approach CIDS Deanery along with admission allotment letter with relevant documents.
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Welcome to CIDS family.

 

Activities & Events

Study at CIDS

Why Study Dentistry at CIDS?
Dentistry is poised to make a quantum leap with new technology and globalisation. We at CIDS will help you to be at the forefront of that change, giving you the skills to reach the top of an exciting profession.
The Institute is a member of the SEAADE (South East Asian Association of Dental Education). The CIDS has an MOU with the faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong. The CIDS has strong on going research links with several Universitys and Dental Schools in Europe, the United States and Australia.

Dean’s Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences (CIDS). Here excellence is no accident, but a way of life.

The CIDS admits only 40 students in an academic year at the graduate class. This facilitates our highly qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty to devote individual attention and guidance, honing students’ skills and enabling them to attain greater levels of professional competence and confidence.

Founded by the Kanjithanda Kushalappa foundation in 1999, CIDS has established firm credentials as an exemplary educational institution emulating high standards of academic excellence. In just under a decade, CIDS has garnered recognition from the Dental Council to provide professional education and training for students to attain the Masters Degree. More than a mere qualification this recognition underscores this institution’s teaching-learning ambience, faculty excellence, graduate rating and high standards of academic brilliance and research.

The CIDS has achieved international recognition with a host of pan global collaborations. We have regular faculty exchange programs, student exchange programs and strong research activities with the Faculty of Dentistry, Hong Kong University; University of Geneva, Switzerland and a host of other foreign Universities.

Whilst on the one hand, the institute teaches students to emulate high professional benchmarks they are also urged to heal with a humane touch. Students are trained to be self-reliant and yet serve the community at large. CIDS is a collation of well-equipped dental clinics, laboratories, instruction halls, residential quarters, hostels and libraries. Set as it is on a 30-acre campus of exquisite trees and flowering shrubs, it makes for a salubrious environment of study and patient care.

This Institute believes in training the students not only to excel as Dental Surgeons but also as responsible ladies and gentlemen who will blend into today’s competitive social fabric. This Institution believes in training them for today’s international market as efficient doctors, managers, administrators, marketing strategists and above all as, beautiful human beings! This Institute believes that “Excellence is not an Act, but a Habit”. This Institute believes in creating graduates who are proud of themselves and their Alma mater.

I am sure CIDS will contribute greatly towards your professional and personal growth. Once again, a hearty welcome!

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Contact

Postal Address:
Dr. K C Ponnappa, Principal,Coorg Instituite of Dental Sciences, K.K.Campus, Maggula Village, Virajpet Coorg District Karnataka
Pin: 571218

Phone:
91-0-8274-260196
91-0-8274-256479
Mobile:
91-0-94483 13170
91-0-94486 47444
Fax: 91-0-8274-260156
Email: enquiries@cids.edu, cids_coorg@cids.edu
Virajpet town is located on the south west tip of the state of Karnataka in the scenic district of Coorg. The town is on the Karnataka-Kerala Border on the slopes of Western Ghats. Virajpet town is well connected by Road to Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hassan and Cannanore (Kannur) in Kerala.
  • Bangalore is a four hour drive ie two hundred and fifty km from Virajpet along state highway No – S H 17.
  • Mysore is a pleasant two hour drive from Virajpet town.
  • Cannanore (Kannur) is a two hour drive from Virajpet.
  • Mangalore is a three hour drive from Virajpet.

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