DAPM RV Dental College is actively engaged in research in the field of oral health. The policies set forth by the institute supports   the faculty and the students in conducting research . The aim of the research policy is to benefit the community at large and also to broaden our understanding and knowledge in the field of oral sciences.

The institute has several collaborations and MOUs signed at both institutional and departmental levels which help to further the exchange of information, provide additional training and resource sharing .

Few of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with several institutes :

  • Showa University School of Dentistry, Japan for faculty and student exchange program
  • Aster DM Healthcare Ltd.
  • The Invisalign University program, India
  • Deutsche Cleft kinderhilfe,empanelment for cleft treatment/orthodontics
  • The Dental Public Health Group,Department of Epidemiology & Public Health University college London, K
  • CAMHAAD Trisector Preventive Healthcare Foundation.
  • AAID Maxicourse,N.A Educational Trust.
  • Aristogene Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lucid Technologies
  • Inga Health Foundation Collaboration with department of orthodontics
  • Canara Bank Relief & Welfare Society
  • Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation
  • Peoples Trust Sriramahalli
  • Satya Sai sevaOrganisations
  • Danta Bhagya Yojana

MOU signed between the Showa University, Japan  and DAPM RV Dental

College for faculty and student exchange programme

INVISALIGN CLINICAL AND RESEARCH PROGRAMME . We are the only dental institute in south India and the second in the country to run this programme

We have collaborated with various research institutes such as :
  • ICMR
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Vittal Mallya research foundation, Bangalore
  • RV Engineering College
  • DIACON Hospital, Bangalore
  • Bangalore Institute of Oncology
  • Defense Research and Development Organization
  • Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bangalore,
  • Queen Mary Royal College London
  • University of
  • Jnana Sanjeevini Medical Center, Bangalore
  • Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology
  • Semler Research center, Bangalore
  • Jain Inst of Vocational & Advanced studies
  • NIMHANS, Department of Genetics, Bangalore
  • Raghavs Diagnostic & Research center
  • Oral 3D Diagnostic center
  • Clumax Diagnostics Bangalore
  • National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
  • Center for Cellular & molecular Biology (CCMB, Hyderabad),
  • National Institute of Ayurveda & Diabetics, Bangalore


The institution has a Research development and sustenance committee and Institutional review board which oversees the research activities and constantly strives to monitor the quality of the research .

The Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology conducted a research study titled “Training novice screeners to perform Oral Cancer Examination” in collaboration with Dr. Ross Kerr, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Director, Oral Mucosal Disease Service, New York University, New York, during the period may 2004 to June 2004.

Funding for research activities is allocated in the annual research budget as a part of internal funding, while external grants from apex bodies are also facilitated.

  • The Rashtriya Sikshana Samithi trust is instrumental in supporting the faculty for carrying out research by allocating an annual research budget and by facilitating faculty and students to present papers and posters at conferences ,many of which have received best paper and poster awards.
  • Several faculty have been deputed to Universities abroad for exchange of knowledge which have yielded in several research papers and completion of research programs. They have received extensive support for the same from the institution.
  • Pandurangi  Memorial Public Health Research Award’  was instituted by his family  in fond memory of Late Dr Pandurangi who always been an active promoter of varied research activities and health promotion activities in 2019.
  • The Departments of Oral Medicine and Radiology and Prosthodontics have received research grants from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
  • The Department of Public Health Dentistry has been conducting an undergraduate research exposition of several years where final year undergraduate students present the synopsis of their research projects inorder to inculcate a research culture amongst the undergraduate students .

Students’ presentation during the UG Research Synopsis Exposition

           The “1st Annual  Dr. Pandurangi  Memorial Public Health Research Award and Release of Institutional Research Policy &  Bioethical Guidelines for IRB” was held on 2nd August, 2021 through offline & online mode.

The institutional research policy guideline document provides a roadmap for the utilization of Institutional Research Fund and the Bioethical Guidelines document provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and standard operating procedures to be followed for conducting an ethical research in the institution.

Dr Pandurangi Memorial Public Health Research Award is a step in this direction. It was initiated in 2019 as a tribute to Dr Pandurangi and to promote Public Health Research in the institution. The first recipient of this award were Dr. Dimple  Atodaria& Ms Rithika Pai for their project “Development of Jeopardy Game Health Edutainment for 11-12 years of Children of Bangalore city”. This project aims at educating children about Oral Health through a game mode -Jeopardy) game.

Release of Policy Guideline Document: DAPMRVDC Institutional Research Policy
Release of Compendium of Bioethical Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures for Institutional Ethics Committee
Awarding the 1st Dr Pandurangi Memorial Public Health Research Award