The undergraduate program taught in the Ist year BDS basically deals with knowledge related to the oral and Para oral structures, its anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology while that in IIIrd year constitutes the pathology associated with these subjects and their clinicopathlogic interpretations as well as nuances of forensic odontology. Teaching and learning for undergraduate training include didactic lectures, demonstrations, practicals, interactive sessions, group activities, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is done through yearly observation of student work-records, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), and Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) apart from written and practical examinations. Innovative teaching learning methodologies have also been adopted which include blended learning, integrated teaching, case-based learning as well as digital classroom enabled teaching.


Postgraduates are trained extensively in academic activities from an understanding of basics to most advanced aspects of oral pathology through seminars, journal clubs and interdepartmental scientific discussions.They also receive comprehensive training in laboratory techniques of histopathology, cytology, immunohistochemistry, hematology, oral microbiology and forensic odontology. The postgraduate students are actively involved in research work for the purpose of dissertation writing, minor projects and scientific presentation at various platforms. These research works have won numerous national and international awards. Postgraduate students also participate in interdepartmental and clinicopathological meets & student exchange programs through Indian association of oral maxillofacial pathology.


The Department has a dedicated Ph.D program under the aegis of KLE Academy of Higher Education And Research, recognized by the University Grants Commission and MHRD. The program is committed to promote and support high-quality research in an intellectually stimulating and inspirational environment to address the scientific challenges in basic oral molecular pathology and oral microbiology. The department has well-equipped histopathology, molecular biology, and microbiology laboratory facilities, and qualified guides to carry out research work. Three staff members from the department are recognized PhD guides.


The Department renders teaching and skill training programmes for diploma courses ie for Dental hygienists and Dental mechanics through paramedical board, where the students are trained for understanding the basics of dental anatomy and oral histology and skills related to tooth carving.


The Department offers an enrichment program entitled “Hematological Interpretations” which aims to make interns training program in clinical pathology effective to develop independent capabilities in a student to learn and apply the knowledge of hematology through interpretation of test results in identifying blood disorders and their diagnosis. The prescribed syllabus is covered in the form of Didactic lectures, Demonstrations, Case based learning and Evidence based learning