TRAINING AND CLASSES IN RAGIV GANDHI GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
Even though the college is administratively a separate entity, this institution is functionally integrated with in parent Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital as mentioned below.
- Basic Medical sciences, General Medicine and Surgery are being taught at Madras Medical College and Hospital.
- Theatre facilities and in patient bed:- In addition to a surgical theatre at Dental college , the main theatre facilities are a available at Govt. General hospital.
- Post graduates undergo special training in CT&MRI at Govt. General hospital and Cancer Institute.
- Department of Oral Surgery has beds in Male ward, Female Ward and in Children ward under the Head of the Oral Surgery department.
- Hostel facilities for both Male & Female students are provided in the respective Madras Medical College Hostels.
The faculties of this institution have been appointed as examiners for various Universities, Inspectors of Dental Council of India. They participate in various National and International conferences. They are posted in the dental clinics of Secretariat and Central Prison. The Diploma in National Board of Examination has been conducted in the Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Maxillo Facial Surgery and Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology at this institution. All the professors are posted as Inspectors of State Government, Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University and also Dental Council Of India. This is the only Government Dental College functioning from 7.30 AM to 5 P.M. The College has a Good Library and also a huge library at Madras Medical College. One of the Important aspect is that the students are trained in the Madras Medical College which has an Out patient strength of 10,000 (Ten thousand patients ) per Day. The Government is spending an enormous amount for the Development of the only Government Dental college& Hospital. The Government intends to expand the present dental college and intends to construct a Separate Hostel for ladies and Gents. The Government has allotted an additional 2.8 Acres adjacent to the existing Dental college there by the DCI 's criteria of 5 Acres for a dental college is being achieved.
Seminars and Visiting Professors
The dental wing of MMC was fortunate to have a galaxy of dental teachers from various parts of the world to exchange information and conduct seminars for the benefit of the P.G. students. These research findings, proceeding of seminars and symposium have been adequately documented and also presented at various national and international conferences.
C.R.R .I are posted in various department have very good clinical exposure under the able guidance of faculties. The Undergraduates, C.R.R.I, Postgraduates, faculty, Nurses & Para Medicals are encouraged to present scientific papers in various dental conferences and in the clinical society meetings held regularly every month in this Institution.
In 1963, the first research program under the guidance of the PL 480 with American aid of 4.5 lakhs was initiated at the dental wing, MMC and proved to be the corner stone of Resource in the field of periodontics in south India. In addition, schemes of the SRC funds are utilized for Research Programmes and are widely appreciated. This institution has numerous project financed by the Tamil Nadu state, State Dental Council, Tamilnadu, Dr. M.G.R Medical University and Tamilnadu State Aids control society.
Scholarships for the socially and economically backwards are awarded every year and a book bank is available in the College exclusively for them. The graduates of this college thus benefited, are scattered all around the globe, doing remarkably well and have enhanced the reputation of our institution.