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: D. Y. Patil 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 BDS or equivalent from a recognised institution in India or overseas – Selection by interview only


Duration of Course

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 2020 to September 2021

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)



Stepwise Admission Procedure:

1. Kindly download the Application Form from the website.

2. Submit the completed Application Form along with the required original documents to Fellowship Administrative Office or email the scanned copies to fellowshipindentistry@dypatil.edu

3. Orientation Interview with the Mentor.

4. Receipt of Acknowledgement Letter by the candidate confirming
their enrollment.

5. Introduction to Induction Ceremony.

Download Application Form


Entire amount of Course Fees to be paid by DD / NEFT / RTGS / IMPS towards

“D. Y. Patil University-Fellowship Programs” payable at Nerul, Navi Mumbai.

Name of Bank              –           Bank of Baroda, Nerul Branch

Type of Account          –           Current Account

Bank Account No.      –           27410200000801

IFSC Code No.             –           BARB0NERULX (fifth character is zero)


Fees can also be paid by availing of the Easy Installment Scheme offered by D. Y. Patil University.

First installment of Rs.45,000/- should be paid at the time of enrolment along with the submission of original degree certificates of BDS/MDS and DCI Registration and additional charge of Rs.10,000/- as processing fee.

Second installment of Rs.30,000/- should be paid before 31st December 2020.


* Fees once paid, are non-refundable

* Mode of payment as decided by the candidate at the time of enrollment will not be altered

* Failure to abide by the above rules and regulations will incur penalty charges

Contact Us for Course Related Queries

Dr. Mayura Chande ( Program co-ordinator )

Email :- mayura.chande@dypatil.edu

Phone:+91- 9819562211

Dr. Veera Sawant ( Admission Co-Ordinator )

Email :- veerasawant15@gmail.com

Phone :- 91-9833649728


E mail id: fellowshipindentistry@dypatil.edu

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