The college has an elected Student Council which has a formal term of one academic year. The student council and its activities are funded by the institute.
The sports, cultural, and literary captains have their individual committees.
Apart from this, each class has a class representative to coordinate the activities of that class with the student council and respective institutional committees.
Under the guidance of the Vice Principal, all the captains and vice captains make the Student Council which consists of:
House captains and vice-captains
Sports captain and vice captains
Cultural captain and vice captains
Literary captain and vice captains
The college captain and vice-captain are nominated by the faculty on merit basis (academic, sports & co-curricular performance).
The students of SDC&H are randomly divided into four houses (Tagore, Raman, Chawla and Krishnan).Every house has got its own flag, a Captain and a Vice Captain.
All Captains and Vice Captains are elected by the students of the house.
Moreover, to encourage and ensure maximum participation in organized manners there are captains and vice captains for sports, cultural and literary events.
The Student Council and its sub-committees are involved in: Organizing the cultural, sports and other co-curricular events of the institute.
Coordinating with other institutes for participation at inter- institutional level
You may have personal issues which are sensitive and confidential, making it difficult for you to concentrate on your studies, or to cope with all the demands being made on you. Where these circumstances are adversely impacting on exam performance, counselors can assist you to explain this, whilst maintaining confidentiality. Our counselors will respect the confidential nature of what you say and will listen to you with honesty, warmth and respect without judging or advising. Working together in this way may enable you to see things more clearly and help you use your resources to manage your situation in a more satisfactory way.
Career and Employment Service
The careers service will help you to make the most of your qualifications, skills, personal qualities and experience, in planning your future career direction. Our Career Advisor see students individually for assistance with the following: Making a career or course choice, job seeking skills for graduates, identifying sources of vacancies, writing a resume or curriculum vitae, writing an application letter, filling an application form, job interview skills, and starting your own work.
This institution organizes an orientation program for fresher’s every year.
Since the students selected through admission process belong to various parts of the country, their orientation program is conducted to orient them regarding course, language, communication and computer skills, as they need to understand and communicate with patients in regional language.
The orientation programs include details of institutional rules and regulations, organizational structure, campus facilities, curriculum overview, extracurricular engagements, and career prospects.
Students visit various departments to interact with faculty and staff so as to acquire familiarity with learning facilities.
In addition, a guided “city tour” is a regular feature of this program, to make the students coming from different parts of the country familiar with the city.
Orientation program: Introduction to various subjects, teaching/ learning processes, and assessment methods and research opportunities available are discussed.
Visits to various research institutions are organized for students for their research orientation.
An orientation program team comprising of members from management, heads of various departments, Dean Basic Sciences and Dean PG Studies and other nominated faculty under the guidance and supervision of Principal, SDC&H conducts the program.
Feedback received from orientation program participants is analyzed and forwarded with suitable recommendations to the Management Committee for necessary actions.
STUDENT MENTORING AND SUPPORT
The institute has a systematic "Mentor-Mentee’s" program for mentoring of students both at the group as well as individual level. Strict confidentiality is maintained under this program. The Parent-Teacher meeting held once a year and also on as and when required basis, provides an opportunity for parents to get information about the progress of their wards. On admission, students are oriented towards the institute vision and mission as well as towards local community needs. A student is allotted a "Mentor" who is responsible for:
Formulating strategies for better learning and performance of the Mentee.
The institute has devised a credible system to identify slow and fast learners at the department level to support and enhance the overall performance of the students.
Collecting information about the progress, performance, attendance and behaviour of the Mentee from various departments.
Collecting information from the Hostel Warden about the behaviour and wellbeing of students residing in the hostels.
Periodically discussing the collected information with the Principal and taking appropriate decision/action to help the ward. If needed, the students are also provided appropriate counselling by referring them to a qualified clinical psychologist, who is available in-house.
Periodically interacting with the parents of their wards regarding their problems and overall progress.
The Principal, the Mentors and the student representatives meet periodically in an emergency situation to discuss the problems of the students both on academic as well as personal and social front.
Interacting with his/her Mentees regarding problems and challenges faced by them.
Apart from regular classroom interactions, following provisions are available for academic mentoring:
Identification of “slow and advanced learners” from their classroom assessment. Slow learners are encouraged to interact with the faculty during the practical/clinical hours regarding any academic mentoring and with their academically advanced peers after the college hours.
Remedial classes are also arranged by departments for these students on need basis.
Mentors can also check the academic performance of their Mentee (result analysis) through “SDC Portal”.
Advanced learners are provided additional reading material available within the library as well as personal guidance from the concerned faculty in their area of interest for beyond syllabus learning initiatives.
Students with psychological pressures and stresses are counseled by the clinical psychologist appointed by the college.
Regular follow-up to check the progress of allotted Mentee after the orientation program.
STUDENT GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL
The institute has an Institutional Grievance & Disciplinary Committee (IGDC). This Committee has received grievances related to:
Boarding, lodging and food.
IGDC coordinates with or redirects the matter to respective committees like “Institutional Student & Patient Welfare Committee (ISPWC)”, “Institutional Hostel & Hospitality Committee (IHHC)” and IEAC based on nature of grievance; which looks upon the grievances and recommends necessary suggestions to the MC. Confidentiality is maintained regarding the grievances expressed and each case is treated with compassion and concern.
RAGGING FREE ENVIRONMENT
The institute has an "Institutional Anti-Ragging Committee (IARC)" which oversees the cases related to ragging. The committee constitutes an "Anti-ragging squad" comprising of faculty and students to keep a vigil against incidences of ragging. No cases of ragging have been reported in the last four years.
HEALTH CARE SUPPORT
The institute has its own fully equipped and functional round-the-clock multi-specialty hospital with emergency services which caters to health related issues of the students as well as the faculty. Free medical consultation and discount on medicines and treatment are also provided. Health insurance is provided for all the students. The institute has a consistent policy for immunization of all its students and staff. Immunization camp for administering vaccines for Hepatitis B and booster dose is organized annually.
Skill development (Spoken English, Computer literacy, etc.)
Special classes are organized for students requiring assistance in:
Central library has relevant books and facility for e-learning.
The students admitted to this college are governed by all the rules of conduct noted below:
Students should be regular and punctual in attending classes, Tutorials, practical and clinical. Students shall not be certified for the examination if his progress conduct and attendance are not satisfactory.
80% of attendance, in Theory, Practical and clinical classes are compulsory. Students must use aprons and uniforms of prescribed pattern while working in laboratories and hospital.
Any damage to movable or immovable property of the college or associated/affiliated Medical Institution caused by the student intentionally deliberately shall be viewed seriously and the student found guilty, shall be expelled from the college forthwith on disciplinary grounds.
The disciplinary committee of the college shall have three members on its committee, one each from the college Advisory committee, staff and a member from the society. The disciplinary committee's decision shall be final and binding. Criminal offences shall be dealt with as per civil rules.
Ragging of the students in any form, within or outside the college, hostel or hospital is not allowed. Defaulters will be expelled from the college.
Every student shall carry on his personal identity card issued by the college.
Students are bound by the rules and regulations framed by the college from time to time. Any violation of the rules or act of indiscipline on the part of students shall result in disciplinary action leading from the college.
The principle and the management reserve the right to remove from the rolls, the name of any student for failure to pay the college/hostel dues in time.
The students are expected to read the notices put on the notice board of the college from time to time. The college shall not accept any responsibility for any loss due to a student's failure to read the notice in time.
Bicycle, Scooters etc. shall be parked and locked only in the area provided for the purpose. The institute accepts on responsibility for their safe custody.
No student shall be allowed to appear for university examination unless he or she has paid all his dues and completed his work assigned to him, along with a minimum 80% attendance.
The management reserves the right to change any rule and provisions given in this prospect at any time.
What Constitutes "RAGGING"
Any of the following acts with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
Any verbal, written, or physical act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm to any fresher or any other student.
Asking any fresher or any other student to do any act which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment.
Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a fresher or any other student.
Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
Any act of physical abuse including sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, the vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student.
TYPES OF "RAGGING"
Physical abuse- physical assault, forcing to eat, drink, smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
Verbal abuse- foul language, swear words and phrases direct or indirect derogatory references to the person’s appearance, attire, religion, caste, family, chosen field of study, etc.
Forced activity- chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms etc. Forcefully not being allowed to attend classes, or not being allowed to study. Keeping anyone stays awake late or making anyone get up at unreasonable times. Forcefully making anyone sing, dance, or perform in any other way.
PUNISHMENT FOR "RAGGING"
Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or another evaluation process.
Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
Cancellation of admission.
Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
SHRC(Saraswati Dental College and Research Center) looks after the medical requirements of students and ensures that they remain in pink of their health. The Student avail free dental treatment from college. The Students are also given vaccination for Hepatitis B, Covid 19, etc. The students are also insured for group Health welfare schemes.