& Progression

Student Support & Progression


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.


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.


The institute has an Institutional Grievance & Disciplinary Committee (IGDC). This Committee has received grievances related to:

  • Boarding, lodging and food.

  • Academic issues.

  • Disciplinary issues

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.


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.


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:

  • English

  • Computer literacy

  • Central library has relevant books and facility for e-learning.

Have an enquiry? Don’t hesitate to ask.