THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INSTITUTION IN ONE AREA DISTINCTIVE TO ITS
PRIORITY AND THRUST
Metamorphising a small hamlet in the Western ghats called Sullia with a population below 10,000 to the bustling educational hub that it is today with a headcount of 20,000 was no mere task for our founder Sri Kurunji Venkatramana Gowda.
Bom on 26 December 1928, Sri Kurunji Venkatramana, started his efforts towards rural development and social welfare much early in life.
He was the President of the PHC Installation Committee, Sullia and was successful in sanctioning
the PHC in 1959.
In the years that followed telephone lines were laid, Sullia was transformed into a Taluk, AOLE was established and a Sessions Court was sanctioned due to the persistent persuasion of Sri KVG.
He held key posts in various Government institutions and was an active initiator of Arts and Sports clubs. His capacity to intricately plan and execute his structured action plan in a meticulous led to the opening of the SBI Sullia Branch in 1972, providing water facility through pipelines as a Town Panchayat Member and sanctioning of roads, low cost housing , free site distribution and street lamps as Municipality President in 1979.
Riding on synergies with amazing courage and fine tuning his capacity to rise against all odds and not accepting any limits with giant devotion he cleared the innumerable number of hurdles that came his way and this makes him an incredible leader.
His generosity is reverberated in all walks of life from giving free education, free medical and dental treatment to the poor, opening severa 1 schools and hospitals in rural areas which began with the establishment of the KVG Hospital & Research Centre with 200 beds in 1980, followed by establishment of Primary Schools and Community Halls.
In 1998 he was elected as the Syndicate member of Mangalore University.
The development of Sullia is synonymous with the growth of Sri Kurunji Venkatramana and hence he is rightly called the Architect of Modem Sullia.
True to his accolade as Shikshana Bhagiratha, he has been instrumental in laying the foundation of more than 25 institutions mainly because of his work ethics based on 5D’s,i e determination, dedication, discipline, dynamism and daring. The KVG Dental College and Hospital was established on October 2nd, 1991.
The Institution believes in instilling moral and ethical values in their students as per the golden rules set forth by the late founder President Dr Kurunji Venkatramana Gowda to mould them as responsible citizens of India.
Five golden rules are Hard work, Sincerity, Integrity, Value for time and Sacrifice.
Vision of the Institution.
To be an Institution of excellence in dental education and to provide quality dental healthcare to rural population.
Mission of the Institution
The distinctive area of thrust is serving the rural population and it is in line with the vision of the Institution.
The Institution is entitled to a trust, Academy of Liberal Education® which governs fifteen other Institutions including KVG Medical College & Hospital, KVG Engineering college, KVG Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital etc in a campus spanning over 42 acres. The location of the Institution in a sub urban locality itself is a gateway to rural
service. The Institution provides all the regular dental treatments totally free of cost.
However, speciality treatment is nominally charged.
The Institution has been actively involved in organizing outreach programs to reach out to remote and resource challenged areas. Evidence of the same is reflected in the fact that number of camps has been exponentially increased from twenty nine in 2012 to hundred and ten in 2016.
These programs aim at dental treatment and creating oral health awareness.
Thousands of patients benefit from these camps and a considerable number of these beneficiaries continue treatment in the Institution as follow up patients. • The Institution has taken a great initiative in providing free transport facility
and free dental treatm ent for follow up patients which bridges the biggest
challenge faced in remote rural area.
Private organizations like Rotary Club, inner-wheel club, JCI, Lion’s Club and other NGOs have collaborated and conducted numerous outreach programs in the rural areas to improve the oral quality of life of the population.
Free treatment is availed by all the camp follow up patients.
The Institution has adopted two villages located in remote areas like Panj a and Yadamangala sensitize the students towards the needs of the society.
Several treatment camps as well as screening and awareness programs are conducted in remote areas in and around Sullia taluk which help in moulding the students as responsible citizens.
Celebration of cultural festivals, National festivals with the involvement of students help in building up national integrity.
Oral health days such as anti tobacco day, Oral hygiene day etc are celebrated by conducting road plays, processions and organizing exhibitions.
The Institution actively takes part in conducting Yoga camps, Blood donation camps in association with Youth Red Cross.
The Institution has taken initiatives in conducting training programs for school teachers, Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers.
Outreach programs include presentations on Health awareness. All the camps include health awareness programs too.