PCDS @ M.P. State Ophthalmic Society Conference




The 41st M.P. State Ophthalmic Society Conference was held from 6th to 8th october 2017, Gwalior. Dr Kirti Jajoo Shrivastava, working as Reader in the Department of Prosthodontics, People’s College of Dental Sciences, made a Guest faculty presentation  on the topic “Customized ocular Prosthesis: Need of an hour”. The presentation as well as the cases shown by her was highly appreciated by the leading ophthalmologists of M.P. She was then felicitated by a Memento and certificate of appreciation. It is for the first time that this privilege has been given to a dental surgeon in any state ophthalmology conference.



Members from the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery attended the 7th annual meeting of the Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India ( AOMSI MPCON 217) at Indore. Dr Shaji Thomas was part of the scientific deliberations for the conference. Dr Darpan Bhargava presented his work on temporomandibular joint prolotherapy as a delegate paper.

Post graduate students from the department presented scientific papers. Dr Preeti gurjar was awarded third best research paper for her presentation on utilising platelet rich fibrin as drug delivery system. Dr Pratiksha Pawar bagged the second best research paper award for endorsing the utility of single barrel double lumen needles for temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis. Dr Sudeep Shrivastava’s work on developing iPRF was well appreciated by the scientific jury.

Dr Darpan Bhargava was elected as joint secretary for the AOMSI MP state chapter for the next office term of the association.



“Oral Hygiene Day – 1st August 2017”


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The Department of Periodontics , People’s College of Dental Science & Research Centre , celebrated Oral Hygiene Day. This day is celebrated every year on 1st August ,to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Doyen of Indian Periodontics and founder of Indian Society of Periodontology of Dr. G.B Shankwalkar .

To commemorate the day Department of Periodontics delivered oral hygiene treatments at 50% discount rates. Free samples were also distributed , to maximize the benefit to the patients.

Along with this, poster competition was conducted  for students and faculty. The competition was judged by Dr. Sumit Narang Dean PDA , Dr. Vrinda Saxena , Prof & HOD Public Health Dentistry , Dr. Shaji Thomas, Dean PCDS.

All day programme was coordinated and supported by Dr. Abhinav Bansal , Prof & HOD Periodontology  and Dr. Shaji Thomas,Dean PCDS.

“Children’s Health Camp”


A school dental health program was conducted on 1 August 2017 at Islamnagar anganwadi under the guidance of Dr Shaji Thomas ( Dean, People’s College of Dental Sciences) by members of the department of happiness , Dr Parimala Tyagi, Dr Rinky Ahuja and Dr Shikha Mali.

Around seventy children were screened for overall dental health.  An awareness talk on oral health and dental health was given to the children followed by distribution of snacks and toothpaste.

“Workshop on Basic life Support & Advanced cardiac life Support”


An AHA Certificate training workshop was organized on 24th – 26th July 2017 in People’s College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal by Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services for “Basic life Support “ and “Advanced cardiac life Support”. It was an instructor led course with ample use of videos, team activities and hands on CPR practice using manikins and AED trainers. Participants were trained to promptly recognize several life threatening emergencies and manage them along with immediate post cardiac arrest care also. There was a mega code test and a written exam at the end for the AHA Programme Certificate. There was participation from PCDS & RC, PDA, AIIMS, Various Schools and NGOs


” Tree Plantation Day – 2 July 2017 @ PCDSRC”

With an aim to set a world record by planting six crore saplings on July 2, Hon Chief minister of MP Sri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had assigned targets to 24 districts in which river Narmada flows to cover 1077 km in Madhya Pradesh.

As part of this ambitious project, plantation in the Peoples University campus with the aim of creating awareness about environmental protection was carried out on 02-07-2017. Shri Mukul Gupta, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Govindpura was the chief guest for the occasiton. He delivered the message of environmental protection to the students of People’s University and said that trees are our heritage. Their plantation is therefore necessary that the future generation and future will be safe. Trees have no cost but are most important for life.

Hon Vice Chancellor of People’s Univsrsity, Dr V.K. Pandya stressed the fact that, plantation is being done throughout the year, in out campus. He said that tree plantation is very important in controlling environmental pollution. Through such plantation drives, we can contribute our effort to make the environment healthy. The faculty members along with the students took part in the plantation drive in large numbers. About 500 saplings were planted on the day across the People’s campus. Also, Project Director Col Ashok Khurana said that it is not necessary that plantation should be done only on the plantation day itself. Such programs should be done throughout the year, so that more and more plants can be planted. At the same time, the public should also look after the trees with full dedication. Various dignitaries including the registrar , Dr Neeraja Mallik, Head of Institutions, Faculties of different institutions were present on this occasion. A large number of students from People’s College of Dental Sciences took part in this event.


Future Dental Professionals Program- 2017


An event “Future Dental Professionals” was conducted for the graduate & Postgraduate students of PCDS & RC & PDA in collaboration with Indian Dental Association (IDA) Bhopal and Colgate on 30th June 2017.

A total of 350 students attended the event which had enlightening  Lectures by Dr. Swapnil Parlani, Dr. Ashwini Deshpande and Dr. Kirti Jajoo ont he future of BDS, Prosthodontics need and recent advances in Implants. The entire programme was organized and coordinated by Dr. Swapnil Parlani, Professor and Dr. Garima Bhambani, Sr. Lecturer under the able guidance of Dean Dr. Shaji Thomas.

The programme was graced by the presence the President IDA Bhopal, Dr. Utkarsh Katare, Secretory IDA Bhopal, Dr. Alok Diwan and Hon. Treasurer, Dr. Saurav Dantre, IDA Bhopal.

“Yoga Day 2017”

World yoga day was celebrated at People’s College of Dental Sciences on 21st June 2017.The objectives of the program were to create awareness of how yoga  can heal the physical and mental diseases,to promote better mental,physical and spiritual development ,to enhance growth,development and spread peace all throughout the world.


The chief guest for the function was Dr Neerja Mallick (Registrar ,People’s University). The function was attended by HOD’s of various departments, staff and students of the institution. On this occassion, the registrar , People’s University Dr Neeraja Mallick and yoga trainer Ms Adeena Khan were felicitated by Dr Shreenivas Kallianpur (Officiating Dean,PCDS) . The coordinators for the event were Dr Rinky Ahuja(Staff Reprentative, Anand Vibhag ,PCDS) and Dr Parimala Tyagi(HOD Department of Pedodontics,PCDS)

Various stretching and strengthening poses along with deep breathing techniques ,YogaAsanas ,Pranayama,Mantras  were demonstrated by the Yoga Trainer Ms Adeena Khan and her team.

” Run Bhopal Run 2016 “

This event was held on 4th of December 2016. Thousands of runners woke up early on a chilly morning and ran along the picturesque Upper lake, to promote fitness among all.

The event saw a good collective participation from staff and students of all the constituent colleges of Peoples University.

There were about 200 participants from PCDS alone, including the Dean, Faculty and students. Dr Amith HV, Professor in Dept of Public Health Dentistry participated in the Half marathon(21 KM) category and finished with a timing of 1 hr and 50 min, and ranked 4th in the age category and 29th overall.

Annual function – Celebrecio 2017

The annual sports and cultural meet of PCDS and RC was celebrated in a grand way in February 2017. There were about 70 events including various sports, cultural and literarary categories, which were planned over a fortnight’s period.

Her Highness Rajmata Gayatri Devi Puar was the chief guest for the annual function. She addressed the students and inspired them by her speech. She gave away prizes to the winners.

Capt Ambrish Sharma, Director Admin, Capt Ruchi Vijaywargia, CEO- Peoples Samachar, Dr Shaji Thomas, Dean PCDS, Dr Sumit Narang, Dean, PDA graced the occasion.