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Fellowship Program in Forensic Odontology

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About Program Director & Chief Mentor

Dr. Ashith Acharya

He needs no introduction. He heads India’s first exclusive department of Forensic Odontology. Apart from serving as a consultant to Police and Other Govt. Agencies, he guides postgraduate research and conducts workshops on diverse aspects of the subject. A critic for international dental and forensic journals, he is a keen researcher with 37 published articles – 30 of which have found a feature in the international forensic and dental magazines. Over the years, he has proved to be a great mentor for us. And now, he is our Official Mentor faculty. So, if you want to make a career in Forensic Dentistry, look no further.
Allow us to introduce ‘Fellowship in Forensic Odontology’. Immaculately designed, this 1-year program is compiled in a modular format to boost your dental skills in the right direction.

Overview of the Program

Certificate: Fellowship in Forensic Odontology
Awarded by: DY Patil Deemed to be University
(Established under section 3 of UGC act, 1956 vide notification no. F.9.21/2000 – U.3 dated 20.06.2002 of the Govt. of India)

Program Highlights:-

1. Course Format comprises of

a. Didactics
b. Pre-clinical Hands-on
c. Mentor guided personalized training for various forensic techniques
d. Mock Court Room Sessions
e. Mock Crime Scenes and training to perform related Investigations

2. State-of-the-art Infrastructure
3. Advanced Armamentarium and Equipment (provided by University)
4. Premium Membership of Peer-reviewed Literature
(exclusive login IDs and passwords)
5. Access to unique application for Digital Learning and Revision (Exclusive login IDs)
6. Hospitality (F&B only) for entire On-Campus Training (provided by University)


Minimum qualification of B.D.S or equivalent from a recognized Institution in India or Overseas


This Fellowship Program is a One Year non-continuous, modular based course.
1 Year ( Part- time)
Module 1 : 4 days
Module 2 : 4 to 5 days
Module 3 : 4 days
Module 4 : 5 to 7 days
(Including Theory and Practical Examination)

Calendar Year

October 2022 to September 2023

List of Documents

1. Original Birth Certificate
2. Copy of Passport
3. Original Domicile
4. Copy of Aadhar card
5. Two passport size photographs
6. Original DCI Registration Certificate
7. Original Mark sheets
8. Original Degree Certificate of BDS/MDS/Others
9. Copy of Passport of Parents (only for overseas candidates)
10. Proof of NRI Status of candidate/Parents (only for overseas candidates)
11. Transcripts (only for overseas candidates)
12. Copy of Visa (only for overseas candidates)
13. Original Acknowledgement Receipt of fees (RTGS/NEFT/DD/CHEQUE)

Course Syllabus

1. Introduction, history and overview of Forensic Odontology
2. Dental Archaeology and Anthropology
3. Various methods used for Age Estimation
– Clinical / Morphological / Histological / Radiographic
4. Identification of Human Remains
5. Legal Aspects of Forensic Odontology
6. Sex assessment of teeth and skull bones
7. Bite mark investigations
8. Disaster victim identification
9. Other Methods of Forensic Identification
-Lip prints, palatal rugae and denture marking
10. DNA Identification of dental remains
11. MOCK SESSIONS for Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
12. MOCK COURT ROOM Scenes/Sessions
13. CASE EXPOSURE (resolved cases with discussion)

Grading System

1. Annual Examination

a. Theory examination (MCQs & Essay)
b. Practical Examination & Viva Voce

2. Clinical Log-Book Evaluation
3. Written Assignments
4. Case Presentation

Total Fees

– Rupees Seventy Five Thousand Only (Rs. 75,000/-) for Indian Eligible Candidates
– US Dollars Fifteen Hundred Only(US$ 1500/-) For Overseas Eligible Candidates
-Accommodation available at a 3-Star facility at:
a. Rs 36,000+18% GST (inclusive of all modules)
– Accommodation available at a 4-Star facility at:
a. Rs 57,000+18% GST (inclusive of all modules)