Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust was established in the year 1940 by Sri. M.C. Shivanada Sarma, a mightly man of miracles hailing from a small village near Mysore. He established a primary school with only 6 students in this city of Bangalore. He approached a number of Philanthropists and merchants & with their donation started building R.V. Institutions.
The following institutions are managed by the Trust under the able guidance of Dr. M.K.Panduranga Setty, a leading industrialist of Karnataka & also the Rotary International Director & a team of dedicated trustees. The trust has been rendering a yeoman service in the field of education.
D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V Dental College was established in the year 1992 and formerly affiliated to Bangalore University. It is presently affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, approved & recognized by Dental Council of India. The college located in a spacious building & equipped with the state of the art equipments to treat Dental & Oral Diseases. The D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College has academically sound faculty in all the branches of Dentistry with many years of experience.
The College offers the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course, that is of 5 years duration, including one year of compulsory rotatory internship. At present the college is imparting training in BDS degree (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). The College offers Postgraduate course in all the 9 specialties of Dentistry.
The College has been involved distinctively in the field of Community Dental Health Programme in rural areas. The details of this has been furnished. Our institution was the first to have Mobile Dental Van in Bangalore city. The equipment was donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, USA. The objective of this programme was to expose our students to work in the rural setup of our country,to enable them to work in rural areas after graduating. The institution has organized a number of continuing dental education programs, Lectures & Workshops involving various National & International Speakers which has enabled our students & faculty to acquaint themselves with the recent advances.
The Library is well equipped with books & periodicals, Photocopying, Scanning & Printing facilities. The facility to browse the Internet is also available. Computers & laptops have been provided in all the departments. The whole campus is Wi fi enabled.
The faculty members of the institution have presented scientific papers in National & International conferences & also published articles in Journals of national and international repute. The Institution has completed several research projects including one sponsored by UNICEF / DRDO.
The Trust is committed to make this institution a model-training centre in the filed of Community Oral health Programme, so that, the health workers and professionals from all over the world can utilize the services & interact with local health professionals for the benefit of Humanity.
In this direction the college has been recognized as a partner by the CAMHADD collaborative centre. The Department of Pedodontics has taken up unique school health programme involving the school children in and around Bangalore as well as in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu