Innovations in Teaching
Learning Process @
Saveetha Dental College
Published on 16 Oct 2014,
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By-Dr.Deepak Nallaswamy
Breaking the monotony of learning process: Saveetha University Director 'invents' MILA Multiple interacting learning algorithm(MILA) attempts to replace the old style of education and create an effective ,enthusiastic and active learning environment for students. The project developed by Director of Academics in Saveetha University,Dr.Deepak Nallaswamy, breaks the monotony of hours of lectures and replaces it with facilitator mediated active learning process.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Saveetha School of Law, organized an Induction Ceremony

 Left to Right: Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan, Chancellor,Saveetha University,Prof. Dr. R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore, Dr. R.Rajagopal Vice-Chancellor,Dr.Deepak Nallaswamy,Director of Academics ,Saveetha University,

Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha University conducted an Induction Ceremony of BA. LLB (Hons), and BBA LLB (Hons) I Year 2015 at M M Convention centre here on Friday.

Prof. Dr. R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore was the Chief guest. Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan Chancellor of Saveetha University presided over the function. Dr. R.Rajagopal Vice Chancellor, Dr. Deepak Nallasamy Director of Academics Saveetha University, Prof. Dr. R. Anita Rao, Director, Saveetha School of Law, were present. The First year students, their parents, current students and old students of Saveetha School of Law took part in this programme.

Chancellor Dr. N.M.Veeraiyan, in his presidential address wished the fresher’s for better and bright future and he thanked the parents who have chosen this institution.  He advised the students to follow the rules and regulations of the institution as those are meant for the benefit of the students.  He requested the parents to update with the academic progress of their wards.

The Chief Guest Prof. Dr. R. Venkata Rao congratulated the students and he stated that “Saveetha University believes in innovation and not in renovation”.  He shared his personal experience with the students about the  Former President Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as a tribute to him.  He thanked the parents for taking responsibility in building the career of their children.  He stressed the importance of 3M’s namely Biological Mother, Mother Institution, Mother India.  He quoted that “Constitution is to be considered as the only holy book for all legal professionals” and he added that “Permanent values are more important than temporary values”.  He emphasised that an advocate should respect values by quoting that, “How Can You Love God, Whom You Cannot See, When You Cannot Love the Human Being, Whom You See”.  He eyes over a Million law graduates by 2020 with better quality and standard. Finally, he showered his blessings to all students.
Director of Academics Dr.Deepak Nallaswamy explained the innovative teaching methodology adopted by our university.  The learning process carried out in Saveetha University has a varied activity based learning which includes multiple interactive learning algorithm, case study learning, group learning, problem based learning, journal discussion, extended learning etc., he concluded that the aim of every institution in the universe is to produce successful professionals.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. R.Rajagopal explained the history and facilities of Saveetha University.  Further he stated that “Good habits are the seeds of better life and bad habits are the seeds of sorrow”.  He said students to choose good friends and cultivate good habits.
Saveetha School of Law,Director,Prof. Dr. R. Anita Rao, welcome the gathering and Asst. Prof. of Law Mrs. Vasundhra Ravi proposed a vote of thanks.

Monday, 27 July 2015


Left to right-Dr Vinodhkumar, Saveetha Medical College Asst.Prof Dept of Cardiology,Dr AG Narayanasway, 
Chitra[name changed],Saveetha University Chancellor Dr. N M Veeraiyan, Saveetha Medicalcollege Director Dr. Saveetha Rajesh,
Saveetha College of Engineering Director Dr.Rajesh

Saveetha  Medical College and Hospital has joined as one of the few centres in India where the facility of closure of holes in the heart is available without surgery. Only two other centres do this procedure in chennai. 
The Cardiology Department in Saveetha Medical College has been actively doing interventions in both adults and children since it was established a couple of years ago. It also has special emphasis on primary angioplasty for patients with heart attack residing especially in the outskirts of Chennai. Steadily becoming popular among the people living near poonamallee, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram. 
Chitra[name changed] 10years old girl studying  in fifth standard used to feel breathless when she used to play with her friends, she will take rest  for a short period before resuming to play every time when she becomes breathless. 
The parents become concerned with her problems and she was being treated by local Doctors near her house with injections and tablets with no major improvement in her clinical condition.
When there was no improvement in her symptoms, the child’s grandmother forced the parents to take the child to Saveetha Medical College for detailed evaluation.
The child was examined  by Senior Cardiologist Dr. A. G. Narayanaswamy  - Saveetha Medical College Hospital and was diagnosed to have a hole in the heart, which was later confirmed by Cardiac Echo, 
      The news was conveyed to the parents.The parents had heard that holes    in the heart can be closed only by open heart surgery, but Dr. A. G. Narayanaswamy impressed on them that this hole in the heart of their child can be closed with a device thus avoiding open heart surgery. 
After getting consent from parents, the child underwent successful closure of the hole in the heart with the device on 20th July 2015 by the cardiac team of senior consultant cardiologist Dr. A. G. Narayanaswamy and Dr. Vinoth Kumar,Asst.Prof Dept of Cardiology, Saveetha Medical College, The whole procedure was done through a small injection in the thigh and the child was discharged after 24 hours.
Most individuals with untreated hole in the heart do not have significant symptoms through early Childhood. Symptoms are typically decreased exercise tolerance, tiredness, feeling of excessive beating of heart and giddiness.
Complications of not treating this hole in the heart include, heart failure, irregular beating of the heart and death. 
By  closing the holes in the heart with devices, the patient is spared of the problems of open heart surgery and the unsightly appearance of postoperative scar especially in girl patients.
This procedure costs above 12 lakh rupees in other centres, She underwent the procedure completely free of cost through Chief minister's Comprehensive health insurance scheme. 

Moreover the child never experienced any pain or discomfort throughout the procedure and after. She was happily playing with other children's in the ward. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Mrs. Saroja, a great teacher decided to teach students even after her death.

Mrs. Saroja, a great teacher decided to teach students even after her death.
She donated her mortal remains to SAVEETHA MEDICAL COLLEGE for educating the medical Students. It is our honour and privilege to be a Instrument in this great sacrifice. We appreciate with gratitude this great soul and her family members for this decision. My friend, sincere well wisher
and parent of our Institution who has extended so much help was once again instrumental in bringing this honour to our Institution. We and our students at SMCH are ever grateful to him.
By-Rajesh Sengodan

Whole body donation
Voluntary Body Donation is a programme wherein the general population
can will their bodies to serve the purpose of medical education and
scientific studies. The public is providing the most important resource
 needed for innovation in medical practice. Primarily, the body donation
 under this programme helps the medical student to learn the relations of
human anatomical structures and development of psychomotor skills by dissection.Though, with improvement in technology many assisted models have developed in the form of mannequins and simulations, none of these can be a replacement to a realistic cadaver. Each cadaver is like a new source of knowledge as many variations can be identified which could help the clinicians.
In addition to this, these donations help the surgeons to experiment innovative surgical skills and procedures in form of cadaver labs, workshops, thus giving them an opportunity to explore in a realistic manner. Another innovation evolved are the cadaver banks like brain banks, skin and vessel bank which are collections of these samples that later can be used for conducting molecular research and cadaver grafting.

With all these uses culminating into the service of humanity, body donations are precious gifts to the humankind. Needless to say that the concept campaigned by Live Well Leave Well society could contribute immensely for the cause. With the rising number of medical colleges and scarcity of cadavers Voluntary Body Donation is definitely a saviour and a ray of hope for the betterment of medical science

Whole body Donation  details :
Donated to : Saveetha Medical college ,Saveetha university, Thandalam kancheepuram
Deceased  name : P.SAROJA
Date of Birth: 1st March 1949
Date of death: 17th July 2015
Family members
Spouse-Chelladurai -
Son- Prakash (Jotheeswaran)
Daughter - Rajeswari
Daughter- Ramya
About Smt. P. Saroja
Smt. Saroja was the only daughter born to a simple lady in a very remote village named Thamminayakan Patti of Theni district on 1st March 1949. She completed her education (teacher training) with the support of the few relatives and friends and a great deal of struggle and sacrifices from her mother Smt. Pechiammal who was a single parent. Smt. Saroja started her career in 1966 from her own village and moved to Chennai later on in the year 1973 after her wedding with Sri. A. Chelladurai.
Her interest towards higher education and financial needs drove her to complete MA and B.Ed in Tamil literature. Her intelligence, hard work and commitment helped her to achieve higher capacities.          Smt. Saroja not only earned fame for herself but also for her school by securing 100% results for many consecutive years. She was adored by her students and fellow teachers for her simplicity, competency and caring nature. Her dedication and commitment in teaching the poor students studying in corporation school and the love she shared made them to consider her as one of their family members. Many of her students were very fondly associated even after many years of her retirement. After her 33 years of untiring service she was superannuated in 2007. During her tenure, she was awarded twice asa best teacher by Chennai Corporation.
She toiled day and night to balance her family and professional life and raising her three children as not only one of the best professionals in their disciplines but also responsible citizenssuccessfully. She was very keen in inculcating the values and principles in her children as well as her students. She kept herself in the fore front to extend a helping hand for people in physical, emotional and financial needs.
Qualities like determination, devotion and decision makingmade people to admireand accept Smt. Saroja as their role model.She continued to be inspirational for others even after her demise by taking a courageous decision of donating her whole body for the purpose of medical education.
Date of Birth: 1st March 1949,Date of death: 17th July 2015.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Identical triplets born at Saveetha Medical college.

Identical triplets born at Saveetha Medical college.

Chennai: A woman in Tamil Nadu delivered identical triplets - all girls - by caesarean section, hospital officials said.

The three daughters were born to Mohanapriya 21, at Saveetha Medical college Thandalam Chennai,
Ebsiban and Kumudam , the doctor's at the hospital, told reporters.The infants weighed 1.77kg to 1.85 kg at birth. Normal weight of a newborn infant should be about two kg. However, the doctor's said the condition of all the three babies is good though they are underweight.Mohanapriya who already has a two-year-old boy, had a natural conception. The children were  kept under observation in the Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)at saveetha medical college.The hospital authorities have decided to keep them in an incubator for a week with free treatment and medicine.Twins and triplets have become common over the past few decades because of fertility treatments, but doctors say identical triplets are still rare.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Saveetha Dental college proudly hosted STAR Summit

Saveetha Dental college proudly hosted STAR Summit

Chennai:Saveetha Dental college proudly hosted the first ever of its kind ,Saveetha Transdiscplinary Annual Research (STAR) Summit that spanned over a period 12 days from 29 june – 11 july 2015.
Over 1160 research papers were presented by the undergraduate students in the form of posters and was judged by 110 judges and more than 200 peer judges from across different institutions and 125 awards were given across all specialties in basic medical sciences and dentistry .

The pinnacle of this summit was the valedictory function that was held on Saturday in which Dr.J Radhakrishnan IAS ,Secretary to Government of TamilNadu ,Health and Familwelfare was the chief guest and Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan ,Chancellor ,Saveetha university  presided over the function.Dr.Deepak Nallasawmy ,Director of academics and chairman of Scientific review board ,Saveetha University  welcomed the chief guest and urged the younger generation to look up to individuals like Dr.J.Radhakrishnan who is popular across all strata of society because of his dedication and commitment to serve humanity.

 DrN.M.Veeraiyan elaborated on that after several years of hardships and hurdles the institution can now proudly consider it to be a near Model dental college.Dr.J.Radhakrishnan congratulated the winners of the best research award and inspired and motivated the students to start dental practice in rural areas as the awareness and follow up of dental problems is very low in interior rural sectors. He urged the students to be grateful and be committed  to their parents as they have laid good foundation for their future. Dr.N.D.Jayakumar ,Dean Saveetha Dental college announced the best research awards and the students enjoyed proud moments as for many of them ,they were receiving the award from their role model ,Dr.J.Radhakrishnan who had inspired them and many of them from whom they had received prizes as children when he was collector in various parts of Tamilnadu.

 Dr.Pratibha Ramani ,Asst.Dean of Research,proposed the vote of thanks and thanked her team and emphasized that team work has been pivotal in the success of this summit . Synchronizing the teaching curriculum with research right from the undergraduate level enables the students of saveetha Dental college to have an edge over others in this competitive scenario with the STAR Summit being the stepping stone for achieving greater heights.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Saveetha University organized the White Coat Ceremony

Saveetha University organized the White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony of Saveetha University:Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan  Chancellor of Saveetha University distributes white coats to a student.
Left to Right:Registrar Dr.D.Prabhavathy, Dental college Dean Dr.N.D. Jayakumar,Saveetha Medical College Director Dr. Saveetha Rajesh,Director of E V  Kalyani Medical Foundation-Dr.Gita Arjun, Founder and Managing Director of Denty's Clinics-Dr. Sekhar Chennupati,University Vice Chancellor Dr. R.Rajagopal,Director of Academics Dr. Deepak Nallasamy,

Saveetha University organized the White Coat Ceremony

Chennai: "White Coat Ceremony 2015" of Saveetha University (MBBS and BDS Students) Was held at the M M Convention Centre in Saveetha Dental College Campus poonnamallee.

Dr.Gita Arjun,Director of E V  Kalyani Medical Foundation and Dr. Sekhar Chennupati Founder and Managing Director of Denty's Clinics was the Chief guests. Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan Chancellor of Saveetha University presided over the function and distributed white coats to the students.
Chancellor Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan In his presidential address highlighted the Growth of Saveetha University over 10 years. Saveetha Medical College Director Dr.Saveetha Rajesh, In her speech focused the commitments of Medical profession and Saveetha University Director of Academics Dr. Deepak Nallasamy, In his speech highlighted the growth of Saveetha Dental college over 27 years. Vice Chancellor Dr. R.Rajagopal and Registrar Dr.D.Prabhavathy, were present. Saveetha Medical college Dean, Dr.T.Gunasagaran welcome the gathering and Dental college Dean Dr.N.D.Jayakumar proposed a vote of thanks. MBBS and BDS Students of 2015 batch Gathered at the white coat ceremony along with their parents and guests after Which the program started as per schedule.

White Coat ceremony celebrate an important milestone in the lives of first-year MBBS and BDS students, who begin a new chapter in their journey of lifelong learning. White coats are symbolic of the professionalism that is expected of students during Medicine and Dentistry, and as physicians and dentists.
White coat ceremony reaffirms the community's support of the educational process that prepares future health care professionals for practice. On this day, students pledge their commitment to their professions and to the health of the patients they will serve.