Research has always been our priority. In its mission towards fostering research and promoting intellectual wealth, the institution has entered into memorandum of understanding with many international and national organizations. Inter-Departmental Research
is being conducted in co-operation with other constituent colleges of our University, namely ACS Medical College and the Faculty of Engineering and Technology.
We also offer advanced research facilities for the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) programs for our aspirants. There are about 8 PhD research scholars and 7 ongoing research scholars in our dental wing. Dr.C.Krithika, Vice Principal, Professor and Head, Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology has obtained a research grant from ICMR as a co-investigator for their project titled "Herbal mouth rinses for oral health in children and adolescents" under "Call for Systematic reviews in the areas of National Health Priorities". Dr.Vijay Anand, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics has patented a unique variant of a toothbrush.
To inculcate the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and critical thinking among the students and promote avenues for display of these talents, the University has set up an internal funded entrepreneurship / innovation cell - The Dr. MGR DST NewGen IEDC.
The Dr. MGR DST NewGen IEDC under the aegis of the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. The innovation cell is managed by Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam center of excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the university. This project enables the funding of student innovative ideas into prototypes and business plans.
This scheme is a boon to promote research at undergraduate level. Many students have actively participated and presented project proposals with great zeal and enthusiasm under the able guidance of our faculty. Following projects have been selected for funding by Dr.MGR NewGen IEDC.