His-story is our History

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Our Chancellor Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan: The Architect of the Saveetha Educational Empire

Dr. N.M.Veeraiyan, Chancellor SIMATS, began his journey in education with an ambition to start a model dental college. He started Saveetha Dental College & Hospital in Chennai in 1988 and subsequently College of Nursing in 1992, College of Physiotherapy in 1993 and College of Occupational Therapy in 1998 .The service to the cause of education was extended to other fields by establishment of Saveetha Engineering College in 2001. He created the SIMATS Deemed University in 2005 and the rest is history. 

 

From 1988 to date we have travelled a miraculous journey that has transpired the institution from a novice to an expert. Although we stand tall and strong today, we should not forget our historic path; as these valuable experiences have carved our culture over the past 3 decades. 

 
 
First batch students 

First batch students 

1988-1996 -Humble Beginning

Saveetha dental college begun its journey in dental education with a strength of 40 students. Its here a small tight community of dental professional who have become principals and deans in various institutions began their first steps in their career. The students faculty and staff of those days were so friendly and attached that even today with all our advent into small group learning, we are yet to replicate such a strong sense of community. The alumni who from the very first years are the most active members of the Saveetha old students association (SOSA)

 
Chancellor N.M.Veeraiyan Facilitating our first  Dean Prof. Dr. C.K. Dhanasekaran 

Chancellor N.M.Veeraiyan Facilitating our first

Dean Prof. Dr. C.K. Dhanasekaran 

1996-2004 - Era of Post Graduation

Under the able leadership of Dr. C. K. Dhanasekaran, Saveetha Dental College became the first institute in Tamil nadu to have postgraduate courses in all 9 branches. Soon the post graduate courses became one of the best centres in the country. Students from all over India choose Saveetha as their primary choice to train for post-graduate training. It was during this era that the Tamil Nadu High level committee graded Saveetha Dental College as the best Dental Institute in Tamil Nadu with 65 points. The Andra Pradesh Government under the leadership of Honourable Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu, selected Saveetha Dental College as the model Dental institution to set standards for new and upcoming dental colleges in their state of Andra Pradesh. 

 
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2005 - 2010 Deemed University 

On March 18, 2005 Saveetha Dental College along with Saveetha College of Physiotherapy and Saveetha School of Nursing were declared deemed to be University under section c of UGC act 1952. This day is still celebrated as our Convocation Day for the past decade. This propelled the institution to innovate in our curriculum by introducing 9 additional subjects. This created a stir in the All India dental education circle and motivated the Dental Council of India (DCI) to revamp the ageing 1948 curriculum. Our innovations such as forensic odontology , implants and aesthetic dentistry were adopted by the DCI in their new regulation. 

 

2010 - 2015 Globalization

Not satisfied with our accolades over the past two decades, Saveetha began a comprehensive reinvention procedure that included complete infrastructure renovation with modern imported dental equipments. Furthermore, we have created the first comprehensive UG training program in India.  The institution also celebrated its first Guinness World Record in 2013 where 500+ doctors went to 77 destinations and screened over 1 lakh school children in a single day. Furthermore, Saveetha purchased  the first CAD CAM integrated 3d Printed system for computerised dental treatments. It's one of the first centres of excellence in Asia. To raise the institution to international standards we opened the four seasons super deluxe hostel that had redefined hostel design in many other institutions.