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The STAR ( Saveetha Transdisciplinary Annual Research) Summit

Research with a mind for the future direction towards diagnosis and therapeutics forms a pivot for the evolution and enhancement of the health care front. Synchronizing with this thought, Saveetha Dental College has embarked on a research platform which is the first of its kind amongst any educational institution in India. Our UG curriculum is designed and tailored so as to motivate the budding scholars of our institution to re-search with endurance and perseverance. A systematic protocol with regular documentation and monitoring enables the student to achieve their target. Saveetha Transdisciplinary Annual Research Summit (STAR Summit) has evolved as an arena to present the elaborate research work done by the young minds. 

STAR Summit 2015

The first of its kind, this academic deliberation spanned over a period of 12 days from the 29th of June to 11th of July 2015 and comprised of research work across all disciplines of dentistry including basic medical sciences. The event was inaugurated by  Dr. S. P. Thiagarajan, Dean Research, Sri Ramachandra University. His talk made a mention of the works of many Indian Nobel Laureates who have made a significant contribution to the research world. He had also made a mention on the need of Research on global level and stressed the students for pursuing Research to make a significant contribution to the building of the nation.

PG STAR Summit

Every post graduate student does 5 short term research projects in addition to their main dissertation. These trans disciplinary innovative projects are approved, monitored by the Scientific Review Board. The STAR Summit is a platform that every student gets to showcase his or her research. This work is assessed by the judges who are the experts in their speciality and by peer judges from other institutions. 

The first Postgraduate STAR Summit was inaugurated along with the 10th International Basic medical Sciences Conference on the 9th of January 2016. 

What is special about the PG STAR Summit?

Array of more than 300 Posters per day reflecting the untiring efforts of the post graduates. 

Short Term Projects in various fields namely

  • Material Science Project

  • Diagnostic Assay

  • Interdisciplinary Project

  • KAP Survey

  • Cochrane/ Systematic Review

  • Animal Research Project

  • Equipment Analysis

  • Patent

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Main Dissertation Reviews

  • Cellular/ Molecular Biology Project

  • Innovative Techniques

  • Decision Analysis Review

Critical Appraisal of the Research Projects by eminent judges from each speciality and by peer judges.

STAR SUMMIT 2016

The first Postgraduate STAR Summit was inaugurated along with the 10th International Basic medical Sciences Conference on the 9th of January 2016. 

Eminent Guest of Honours

The 12 days of the STAR Summit were made more colourful by eminent Guest of Honours from various specialities. Our Guests of Honours were

Dr.Ramesh Goyal, Former Vice Chancellor, M.S.University of Baroda,Executive Advisor Research, VClinBio, Sri Ramachandra University

Dr.Dwarakanath,Scientist,Department of Nuclear Science

Dr.Thangaraju Pro-Vice Chancellor, SRM University, Dr.Radhi Lawrence,Chief Pathologist ,HiTech Labs

Dr.Rama Rajaram ,Chief Scientist, CLRI

Dr.Vaidehi, Professor, Madras Institute of Technology

Dr.Shankar Shrinivasan, AB, FACP,Apollo Speciality hospitals

Dr.Jatin Vimal President Biotech Unit and Synthetic R&D

 Dr. Arvind Krishmoorthy, Adyar Cancer Institute

Dr. Vijayalakshmi, Adyar Cancer Institute

Dr. Kandaswamy, Dean SRMC

Dr. G.Ilavazhagan

Array of Poster Presentations

The UG STAR summit had an immense academic grandeur with an array of more than 860 posters evaluated by 79 judges and 236 peer judges.

“Rejuvenating experience,great to see young students enthusiasm.”
“Inculcating research mentality in young minds is a laudable endeavour. Going around the area where results of the research are exhibited i could feel the enthusiasm among the budding dentists at the pre-clinical level when these students have their zest for knowledge kindled and enhanced by the teaching faculty there is no doubt that they will develop into hardworking research scholars in future.”
— Judges

STAR SUMMIT 2017

3rd Saveetha Transdisciplinary Annual Research SUMMIT of Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University was held between 3rd January to 8th January. Research faced multifaceted dimension in this SUMMIT. 1505 research work were displayed and viewed by stallvartsand judges of the respective fraternity. A spectrum of chiefguest with their foot in research from various arenas became our spectators. Judges and peer judges from various institutions appreciated the research work and gave their inputs on various research which they had evaluated . Highlights of this events include showcasing of the research work such as  innovative diagnostic methods, clinical trials and evidence based clinical protocols. The valedictory function of this event was celebrated with grandeour on 8th of January. Dr. Hughes Associate Dean, school of Medicine, Dr.Tord Lundgren, Professor and Chair of Periodontics, Dr.Aruni Wilson Research Professor,Division of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics from Loma Linda University, USA appreciated the student and distributed 150 research awards. This grand academic finale elevated the research work in India into the International vision.

Research with a mind for the future direction towards diagnosis and therapeutics forms a pivot for the evolution and enhancement of the health care front. Synchronizing with this thought, Saveetha Dental College has embarked on a research platform which is the first of its kind amongst any educational institution in India. Our UG and P.G. curriculum is designed and tailored so as to motivate the budding scholars of our institution to re-search with endurance and perseverance. A systematic protocol with regular documentation and monitoring enables the student to achieve their target.

 Saveetha Transdisciplinary Annual Research Summit (STAR Summit) has evolved as an arena to present the elaborate research work done by the young minds. The STAR Summit is the first of its kind among dental colleges in the country where in present research projects across all the disciplines of dentistry and other disciplines. Such a forum would provide them a very good research platform. Every student submits three short term research projects to the Scientific Review Board. Every project is scrutinized and sanctioned by the Scientific Review Board which is then periodically monitored until completion. On completion, the students present their research during the STAR Summit which spans topics across all the disciplines. The work will be assessed by judges who are eminent people in their fields and also appraised by peer judges from other institutions.

This academic deliberation spans over a period of 6 days from the 3rd of January to 8th of January 2017 and comprised of research work across all disciplines of dentistry including basic medical sciences. All the days will be seeing a host of prominent researches across all disciplines as chief guests who would also throw light on importance of research on their perspective.

The highlight of this year STAR SUMMIT are the visit of international faculty who have made a mark in academics and in the field of research like, Dr. Hughes, Associate dean, School of Medicine, Dr. Todd Lundgren, Professor & chair Periodontics, Dr. Aruni Wilson,  Research Professor, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School Of Dentistry, from Loma Linda university. The Chief guests for the STAR SUMMIT will be Dr. Shrihari Vasudevan, Research Scientist, IBM Research Lab, Dr. Solomon F.D Paul, Faculty of Biomedical Technology and Research, Prof & Head Human Genetics, Sri Ramachandra University, Dr. Uma Devi K.R, Scientist & HOD Of Bacteriology, Dr. Sharada, Associate Professor R.S.Mehta Jain, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Sankara Netralaya, Mrs. B. Jayashree, Head, The Hindu Media Resource center, MS Swaminathan Research foundation.

Synchronizing the teaching curriculum with research right from the undergraduate level enables our students to have an edge over others in this competitive scenario with the STAR Summit being the stepping stone for achieving greater heights.

 

STAR SUMMIT 2018

Star Summit is being arranged by Saveetha Dental College for the past 5 years. It has always been a platform which is most accessible for the under graduate and graduate students to get recognition for their contri-butions and present their research findings at the academic front. This gives inspirational and energising opportunities to connect with greater scientific community and think of new strategies to gain visibility for future endeavours in the multidisciplinary field of dentistry .The focus is mostly on poster presentations that helps to summarise the research projects more concisely and also helps to generate discussion on the topics.

The highlights of Star summit 2018 was that 100 LED Televisions were placed for display of E- Posters and also the post graduates had presented innovative animated posters which was well appreciated by the judges and peer judges from other institutions. Around 650 students had presented over 15 categories with approximately 389 awards. The total no of awards presented were around 1805.

 

Star Summit 2019

Scientific researchs are done to acquire adequate knowledge and data about the current trends in science and also to anticipate that which is yet to be uncovered. The Saveetha Transdisciplinary Annual Research Summit – STAR Summit is held to showcase the interesting researches on latest inventions, innovations and implementation of advanced science in day to day life.

This platform is provided with utmost desire to enlighten and encourage the undergraduate and post-graduate students to display and exhibit their mind’s work in the field of research. Star Summit is held every year around the month of January, spanning from 3 to 12 days.

The dream of this Mega event had come true in the year 2015, which was a 12 day event, where 12 eminent Guest of Honors had embellished the occasion with their valuable thoughts and speeches.About 890 undergraduate and 600 post graduate students presented scientific posters.

Like the Star evolves from a cloud of dust and gas into a Luminous giant ball, so has the STAR Summit evolved over these years, from Conventional posters to e-Posters.

This 2k19 STAR Summit was held on 28th January, 2019, with Mr. RajendranDandapani , Director, Zoho Corp being the Guest of Honour who shared his immense knowledge on co-operate sector.

The Day 2 started with the inauguration ceremony, where Mr. SabayachiSaha, DCI Secretary, was the Honourable Chief Guest who delivered an enlightening speech on transformation in Dental Education.

Advanced digital LCD’s were organized for the display of e-Posters which were in the form of Infographics. 569 students comprising of both undergraduates and post graduates presented a total of 1840 posters from 16 distinctive departments, which were evaluated by 129 judges and 387 peer judges.

The Short term projects included the following catogeries: Material Science Project, Diagnostic Assay, Interdisciplinary Project, KAP Survey, Cochrane/ Systematic Review, Animal Research Project, Equipment Analysis, Patent, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Main Dissertation Reviews, Cellular/ Molecular Biology Project, Innovative Techniques, Decision Analysis Review.

The judges and peer judges appreciated the innovative and informative evidence based research carried out by the students.

At the end of the third day, the Valedictory Ceremony was conducted withShri.Rakesh Rajan, IPS, Adviser and DDG (Evaluation), NITI Aayog, Govt. of India being the Guest of Honor, who presented372 Best Poster Awards to the budding researchers in the form of trophies, medals and certificate.