Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, an offshoot of Kamineni Education Society founded by Sri Kamineni Suryanarayana, a technocrat, educationalist, philanthropist and visionary, is located in a remote rural backward area with a mission to serve the people in the region of Nalgonda and neighboring districts with dental health facilities with special focus on rural community. While the College admission policy reflects provisions for underprivileged sections and access to all, the College performance reveals its commitment to quality. In order to achieve the objective of equipping the students with value based and globally comparable skills, the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are geared up to the fulfillment of goals and objectives. There is a shift from focusing on mere teaching to an emphasis on active learning through technology mediated methods.
Research, consultancy and extension activities are inalienable and integral part of academic programs of the Institution. While the Institution promotes research culture among staff and students and is responsive to community problems like fluorosis, it gives equal priority for extension activities which is essential to impart value based education. The College has the necessary infrastructural facilities and learning resources and has kept pace with the growth of the Institution for effective and smooth conduct of teaching - learning and research. The Institution is located on a campus of 9.66 acres with lush green lawns, flowering plants and gardens providing right ambience and pollution free environment. Besides the Dental College facilities, there is a well equipped 1030 bedded super specialty teaching hospital in the campus used also by the dental college. The Institution has a well maintained library including digital facilities, central computer centre, auditoriums, hostels, staff quarters, sports and games facilities-all within the campus. The Institution provides opportunities and experiences to the students to facilitate their progression.
In order to make the Institution responsive to the aims and objectives, all the departments of the college and the office are governed on the principles of participation and transparency, making the academic and administrative planning goes hand in hand. The Principal heads the administrative set up, ably assisted by the staff Council, HODs, and various Committees. The College works as a single unit with mutual cooperation of all its constituents and stake holders. The Alumni association which is just two years old is yet to come out in a big way in associating with the institutional activities.
The Institution is responsible in creating a friendly and amicable ambience in which men and women students from different communities and backgrounds practice religious tolerance as well as mutual cooperation to achieve common goals. The College is committed to inculcating positive virtues of discipline, moral commitment and accountability. The College proposes to introduce IGNOU- Post Graduate Diploma programs in (1) Conservative Dentistry (Endodontics) and (2) Oral Implantology, shortly.
The primary purpose of the Institution to undergo the process of assessment and accreditation is the desire to evaluate its performance and to identify its strengths and opportunities to move confidently into the challenging future.
The entire staff of the College is involved in the NAAC preparations. All the HODs have collected accurate data from the respective departments regarding curricular, research, co curricular and extra-curricular activities including extension services. Departmental meetings were held to ensure total involvement of all the staff members. A core committee was constituted to assist the Principal. The coordinator of the committee will function as the Institutional facilitator during the on-site visit of the NAAC team of assessors. The members of various committees of the college constituted by the Principal were also consulted. The report submitted to the NAAC presents the institutional achievements, strengths, limitations and proposed area of improvement relating to the all-round development of the college as an Institute of excellence.