Navodaya Dental College is one of the pioneers in dental education in the district of Raichur and has endeavored to become the favorite destination for dental education. The College has taken several initiatives to implement the core values of NAAC. Navodaya has created a unique niche for itself in field of education and healthcare. The Trust has also embarked upon a number of community development programs which has made the lives of the marginalized and the poor a little more comfortable.
For the students who wonder Why Navodaya Dental College?, here are a few key outstanding features of the college:
According to Navodaya Dental College Reviews given by students, alumni and parents, the college has the necessary infrastructure for the effective and smooth conduct of all its programs. Infrastructural facilities are augmented regularly to keep pace with the growth of the institution. The dental college has 1.12 lakhs square feet built up area housed in an exclusive building. The college has excellent sporting facilities and recreational facilities within the campus. Necessary budget is provided for the maintenance of infrastructure. The campus has a right ambience and pollution free environment with the lush green lawns, flowering plants and gardens. Various facilities offered by the college to convene overall development of its students include the following:
The college also has an international standard simulation lab with 7,500 square feet area with sophisticated and most modern tools and equipments to facilitate the students and patients. Navodaya Medical College Hospital & Research Centre has a clinical simulation lab with advanced and sophisticated mannequins. The simulation center is one of the best in the country which helps in clinical skill training of the students.
2. Research and Development Center:
The institute has a separate R & D center to facilitate the research work of students. It also has strong linkages with other research centers to promote research, sharing of the resources, laboratories, faculty expertise, clinical & laboratory materials. The college has conducted 183 free dental camps in rural areas, screened 22,048 patients and treated 3906 patients in the last four years.
3. NSS Activities:
There is an active NSS unit undertaking extension and outreach programs. The programs include patient counseling, oral healthcare awareness programs, oral health camps etc. Hutti Gold Mines, Hutti, Raichur has recognized the college for oral health care consultancy and treatment centre for their employees. The college runs two health centers in the neighboring locations. The college has also adopted a rural Primary Health Center in Raichur. Comprehensive and free diagnostic and treatment services are given in these centers. In last three years, 13,432 patients were screened, 3493 were referred and 9591 were treated in these peripheral health centers.
Separate and fully catered hostels for boys and girls and residences for staff are available within the campus. Navodaya Dental College Hostel is provided with spacious rooms furnished with all basic requirements of the hostel boarders to lead a homely life. The hostel also has a hygienic mess which caters delicious dishes to meet the tastes of all kinds of students.
5. Medical Facilties:
The Trust runs a 1030 bedded Hospital attached to the medical college. Students and staff are free to avail the health care facilities offered by the college in case of emergency. Medical aids are also provided to the visitors and outpatients. The college is attached with Medical College Hospital & Research Centre which is located within the same campus. Being a tertiary care multispecialty hospital, it has ample patient inflow and the dental students have sufficient clinical materials for clinical learning and teaching.
The college has a central library with state of the art infrastructure with 42,055 sq ft built up area and centralized air conditioned facility. The central library is one of the libraries in the state caters the students and faculty with good stack of books, periodicals, international and national journals.
7. Sports Facilities:
Navodaya Dental College Raichur is known for its athletes and sportspersons who have created many records in athletic meets and sports tournaments conducted by the affiliating university. The college has created spacious play grounds to promote interest in sports among the students. The following sports facilities are available for students: 400 meter athletic track ground, foot ball court, volleyball court, throw-ball court, tennycoit court and cricket ground. Indoor sport facility has the provision for table tennis, chess and carom boards. Annual intra and inter collegiate sports events are held regularly.
8. Gym and Fitness Center:
The college also has 12 station multi gymnasiums to cater the fitness needs of students and faculty.
The college has a huge auditorium with green room facility that can seat 600 students at once and 1500 capacity open air theatre to conduct annual cultural program.
10. Classrooms and Lecture halls:
The four lecture halls in the college are ICT enabled with LCD projectors and all the departments have computer system with internet connectivity and LCD projectors to conduct PG programs. The central library has two AV halls with 84 seating capacity and 32 seating capacity and a virtual library with 110 seating capacity.
11. Student Support Cell: (Antiragging, Grievance Redressal, Student Mentoring and Counseling):
The college has a well -organized student support and mentoring system. The Department of Student Affairs headed by the Director, addresses the student’s issues other than academics. The Student’s Counseling Cell with a qualified psychiatrist takes care of the personal problems of the students. The college has an established and student friendly mechanism to address the student’s grievances. The feedback / grievances are collected from the students through suggestion box.
12. Student Clubs and Cultural Activities:
The students have won laurels in various athletic and sports events conducted by RGUHS in the last four years. The hostels in the college provide balanced, healthy and nutritious diet to the students. The college takes many positive measures for personal enhancement and development of students by organizing special invited lectures. The college conducts annual sports and cultural festival called as NET’S Regale and publishes quarterly college magazine NET’s Nectar.
13. Alumni Association:
There is a fully functional Dental Alumni Association of Navodaya (DAAN) serving the alma mater. Navodaya Dental College Notable Alumni are well settled in various health care centers across the globe. They have been extending their supporting hands in all the activities of the college.
14. Community Outreach Activities:
As a part of the serving the community needs, many extension activities are organized by the college on regular basis. This include free dental health camps, oral health week and school oral health programs to educate children about good oral hygiene habits and the importance of dental health and inculcate healthy dental habits at an early age. Regular screening and treatment programs for adults are also conducted in urban and rural areas as a part of this program by a mobile dental van.
15. Student Security:
The college has extensive vigilant mechanisms to ensure campus safety and security. The main entry gates, library, hostels and main vantage points are manned with security personnel round – the – clock. The security officers patrol in the campus routinely to ensure safety. The entire campus is fenced by concrete compound walls restricting the entry of trespassers. The college, library, all the hostels have the provision of 24 hour high definition closed circuit television camera surveillance facility. The entire campus has all – weather perimeter fence of 10 feet height concrete wall. The security supervisors are provided with wireless – communications and undertake regular patrolling of the campus to ensure campus safety. The students are mandated to return to the campus before 10.00 pm, encouraging academics and enhancing personal security of students as well. The student’s attendance and academic performances are sent to parent’s mobile number by automated SMS alerts through smart card system.
The college takes pride in creating a friendly and amicable ambience in the campus in which boys and girls including foreign students from different regions and backgrounds live together with mutual cooperation and universal brotherhood.
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