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The role of education and science in social and economic development is taken as a given a point of departure and it is assumed that knowledge and skills will be at least as important for the future of the developing world in this century as they were for developed countries in the past.

The challenges in present world requires an education that extends beyond the technical culture of the specialist. The vision of Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Center is to emerge as a world class dental institute in creating and disseminating knowledge, to ascend greater heights in promoting the nurturing research.

Research governance

Research at Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Center is supervised by 3 separate bodies, whose main aim is to promote research among students and faculty and to ensure the clinical research projects are conducted in line with any applicable regulations.

Three research committees are:

  • College research committee
  • Internal review board
  • Institutional Ethical Committee

College Research Committee (CRC)

CRC is the primary body at the college level for all aspects of research conducted at the college. It aims to cultivate, design and execute high quality and multidisciplinary research in institute.

Functions of CRC

  • CRC shall promote research and innovation within the college and its associated professions.
  • CRC will identify sources of funding and develop grants for conducting research within the college.
  • Advise and initiate establishment of links with other universities and research bodies.
  • Make proposals for allocation of funds in support of College research.
  • Monitor the quality of all aspects of College research activity.

Composition of CRC

Members were appointed based on experience in teaching and quality research, authorship in peer- reviewed journals, evidence of successful reviews of grant applications and journal articles, experience of supervision of research dissertations or projects at the undergraduate, Masters or PhD levels.

  • Dr. P. Karunakar- Principal, Head of CRC- Key promoter of research activities at a College, ensuring the smooth functioning of the various structures and bodies.
  • Dr. G. Ashalata- Chief advisor, Professor, Department of Oral Pathology.
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Internal Review Board (IRB)

The Internal review board offers timely and complete critical appraisal and technical guidance to the submitted research proposals.

The review of the submitted research proposals is an in-house exercise, where an attempt is made to assess its feasibility, to improve relevance to the regional context, technical quality and ethical aspects of proposed research.

IRB make sure the investigators to develop their proposals as per the pre- specified proforma and checklist. All the investigators are invited to present their proposed research work to IRB at a meeting prior to scheduled Institutional Ethical Committee meeting.

Composition of IRB

IRB constitutes senior faculty from all the departments, who were professionally trained in qualitative and quantitative research methods and also on ethical aspects of research. The following are the members of IRB.

  • Dr. B. Raj Kumar- Professor, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Dr. M. S. Ranga Reddy- Professor, Department of Endodontics
  • Dr. G. S. Prasad Reddy- Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dr. Gautam Kumar- Professor, Department of Prosthodontics
  • Dr. Srinivas- Professor, Department of Pedodontics
  • Dr. M. Ranjith- Professor, Department of Orthodontics
  • Dr. J. Surya Prasanna- Professor, Department of Periodontics
  • Dr. Suhas Kulkarni- Professor & Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry
  • Dr. A. Bhargavi Krishna- Professor, Department of Oral Pathology

Institutional Ethical Committee (IEC)

The Institutional Ethical Committee aims at producing a quality and consistent ethical reviews mechanism for health and biomedical research. It is necessary for all research proposals involving human participants to be reviewed and approved by IEC to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of all research participants. Ethics committee shall review every research proposal on human subjects and should evaluate the possible risks to the subjects, expected benefits and adequacy of documentation for ensuring privacy, confidentially and justice.

The submitted research proposals are subjected to strict review process. The research proposals that are submitted will be scrutinized by the panel of scientific committee members (IEC members). IEC is entrusted with the initial review of research proposals prior to their initiation, and also have a continuing responsibility to regularly monitor the approved research to ensure ethical compliance during the conduct of research.

Since 2009, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research center has reviewing the research activities carried out exclusively by the research centre, and those studies carried out in collaboration with national agencies and local medical colleges.

IEC-PMVIDSRC was recognised by CDSCO, Government of India bearing Ethics Committee registration number. ECR/267/Indt/AP/2016 issued under rule 122D of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules 1945.

Composition of IEC

Ethics committee should have at least seven members and should appoint from among its member a chairperson (who is from outside the institute) and a member Secretary, other members should be mix of medical/Scientific and non-medical / non- scientific members including lay public.

The following are the members of IEC.

  • Sri B. Prakash Rao- Chairman
  • Dr. P. Venkat Baghirath- Member Secretary
  • Dr. P. Rohini- Clinician
  • Dr. L. R. Surender- Clinician
  • Dr. V. Deepti- Clinician
  • Dr. P. Uday Kumar- Basic Medical Scientist
  • Dr. D. Joya Rani- Basic Medical Scientist
  • Dr. C. V. Sarada- Basic Medical Scientist
  • Mr. A. Madhava Rao- Legal Expert
  • Mr. A. S. C. Bose Babu- Lay Person
  • Mrs. Hema Rao- Social Scientist

Research policy

Research policy can be defined as a set of policies at various levels that concern the mission, support, management and translation of research. The purpose of research policy is to create and support a research culture among faculty, researchers and students in Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & research center. The policy shall also ensure that research within the institute is in accordance to rules and regulations relating to safe and ethical code of conduct.

Objectives of research policy

  • To promote and conduct research, to contribute to the creation of knowledge on national and international platforms and to promote transfer of knowledge of relevance to scientific community.
  • To identify research areas and specify research topics of academic, practical and socially relevant significance.
  • To guide faculty members in the effective integration research projects with the regular curriculum implementation and curriculum enrichment activities.
  • To ensure all the researchers, faculty and students to uphold the highest possible standards of integrity and commitment to excellence.
  • To encourage a culture of enquiry and innovation among the students and foster a culture in which research is promoted as an intellectual endeavor.
  • To identify and establish linkages including Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) for long term relationships with national and international research organisations for widening the scope of research opportunities.
  • To organize seminars/conferences/workshops on research topics and training programmes in research methodology.
  • To facilitate the publication of reports submitted by the research scholars.

Scholarly output




IEC Presentation

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IRB Presentation

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