Teacher Guardian Mentoring System

Teacher Guardian Mentoring System

Teacher Guardian System

Getting into a professional course has a lot of expectation tagged along by the student and the parents. Walking into the unknown and new territory could be difficult without the proper orientation. The teaching protocol and learning system is different and unique in the professional courses and requires strict discipline and determination to excel and learn. In view of these the Manipal College of Dental Sciences has put in vogue the orientation and teacher guardian programme which act as a mentoring system for the candidates. In Teacher Guardian Scheme, teachers take up the responsibility of the newly admitted students. The teachers act as “parents” and support them in their endeavor to acclimatize to the environs in Mangalore.

On admission the students have an orientation programme organized by the institution. First BDS students along with their parents are oriented towards college curriculum, syllabus, rules, regulations and facilities provided. On day one of the students joining the course the students and parents are given a brief over view of the college, the teaching systems, the exam pattern, importance of attendance, continual assessment protocols, dress code etc. The dean’s address includes a well-documented presentation which highlights the subjects taught, the number of classes, location of the campus for learning, the library, hostel facilities etc.

The students are informed about the previous performances of the institute, the number of faculty and administrative staff instilling confidence in the system followed. The students are then introduced to the college administrators, heads of the departments, the hostel wardens and teacher guardians. This kind of interaction all in one roof saves a lot of time and gives confidence to the parents and their wards in the Institute.

Following the orientation programme the parents and students pre-divided into small batches of ten students under an assigned a teacher guardian. In this programme each of the newly admitted BDS students are assigned to a particular faculty member who has the responsibility of being their “Teacher Guardian”. The student can approach his/her respective “Teacher-Guardian” with any difficulty he/ she may be having (Academic or otherwise). The Teacher Guardian monitors the progress of his/ her students by reviewing the student’s Attendance & Internal assessment marks at regular intervals. If any deficiencies are noted in the performance the issues are discussed in the departmental level, student affairs committee and the staff council meeting and efforts are made to recognize the reason for the poor performance & necessary corrective measures are taken after consulting the respective departments. Corrective measures may include holding remedial classes, additional assessment exams & counseling if necessary.

The teacher guardian system is in place for all the 4 years of BDS helping the parents be in touch with the progress of their ward.

                The “Mentor”/ “Teacher Guardian” programme for the students has ensured consistent results and maintenance of discipline in the institute. 

 

I BDS TEACHER GUARDIANS

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher Guardians

1.     

 

Dr. Prashanthi Madhyastha, Sl. Gr. Lect. In Dental Materials.

prashanthi.madhyast@manipal.edu

Mob: 9880804623

2.     

 

Dr. Nanditha R. Sujir,  Asst. Prof.  of Oral Medicine.

nanditha.sujir@manipal.edu

Mob: 9480401324

3.     

 

Dr. Nidhin Philip Jose, Reader in Orthodontics.

nidhin.philip@manipal.edu

Mob:  9945010493

4.     

 

Dr. Sharon J.R. Saldanha, Assoc. Prof. in Prosthodontics.

sharon.saldanha@manipal.edu   

Mob:  9880852730

5.     

 

Dr. Umesh Y. Pai , Assoc. Prof. Of  Prosthodontics.

pai.umesh@manipal.edu

Mob: 9741729097

6.     

 

Dr. Mahesh M.,  Assoc. Prof in Prosthodontics.

mahesh.m@manipal.edu

Mob: 9880855365

7.     

 

Dr. Amitha J. Lewis,  Assoc. Prof  In Oral Pathology.

amitha.lewis@manipal.edu

Mob: 9886280363

8.     

 

Dr. Nandita K.P., Assoc. Prof. Oral Pathology.

nandita.kp@manipal.edu

Mob: 9845332060

9.     

Dr. Roma M , Asst. Prof. In Conservative Dentistry

roma.m@manipal.edu

 Mob: 9901027974

10. 

Dr. Shwetha S Yellapurkar, Lecturer in Oral Pathology.

shweta.y@manipal.edu

Mob: 9591955590

 

II B.D.S TEACHER GUARDIANS – 2017-18

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher Guardians

 

01.

Dr. Shravan Shetty , Asst. Prof. In Orthodontics

shravan.shetty@manipal.edu

 Mob: 7411197827

 

02.

Dr. Puneet Hegde, Reader In Prosthodontics, (for Regular and IR Batch)

puneeth.hegde@manipal.edu

Mob: 9886441384

 

03.

Dr. Nidhi Manaktala, Reader  In Oral Pathology.

manaktala.nidhi@manipal.edu

 Mob: 9242492726

 

 

III B.D.S TEACHER GUARDIANS – 2017-18

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher Guardians

 

01.

Dr. Puttur Laxmish Mallya, Assoc. Prof.  in Conservative Dentistry

laxmish.mallya@manipal.edu

Mob: 9945677760

 

02.

Dr. Swati, Assoc. Prof. of Periodontology (Also Part – II IR Batch)

swati.pralhad@manipal.edu

Mob: 9986416789

03.

Dr. Sangeeta U. Nayak, Reader in  Periodontology (for Regular and IR Batch)

sangeeta.nayak@manipal.edu

Mob:9880718372

 

 

Final BDS Part - I TEACHER GUARDIANS- 2017-18

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher Guardians

 

01.

Dr. Supriya Nambiar, Assoc. Prof. in Orthodontics

supriya.nambiar@manipal.edu

Mob: 9845628807

 

02.

Dr. Ceena Denny E, Assoc. Prof. OMR

ceena.denny@manipal.edu

Mob: 9986597112

 

03.

Dr. Nanditha Shenoy, Assoc. Prof. Of Oral Medicine.

nandita.shenoy@manipal.edu

Mob: 9901730507