Dr Kamalesh Chandra Roy (July 11, 1941 March 3, 2017)

KRRIA: Dr Kamalesh Roy Research Idea Award

Dr. Kamalesh Roy Research Idea Award is a gesture of humble commemoration of the the selfless contributions of (Late) Dr Kamalesh Chandra Roy in the field of dentistry and his immense societal contributions during his lifetime and beyond.

KRIAA aims to encourage, recognize, strengthen and support  undergraduate research in India in the field of healthcare, biological sciences and other relevant fields of science and technology.

The award is an one time cash prize amount to the winner.

About Dr. Kamalesh Chandra Roy

Dr. Kamalesh Chandra Roy was the first dentist of Berhampore town, district Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. He was born on 11th of July, 1940 as the eldest son to (Late) Dr. Kshitish Chandra Roy and (Late) Mrs Renubala Roy, in a small village in Lakhshyam, now in Bangladesh. He is popularly known as “The GOD of Dentistry” in Murshidabad district (West Bengal). On January 21st, 1960, he completed his first undergraduate degree, B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons) from University of Calcutta. On, February 13, 1964, Dr Kamalesh Chandra Roy qualified as a Dental Undergraduate (Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BDS) from Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal. He was a merit student during his BDS education and completed the degree with Government scholarship.

Pertaining to his extensive experience as a practitioner (about tooth extractions in particular), he was popularly known to be a “Dentist with Longer Right Hand” amongst the general mass.

Dr Roy was a life time member of Indian Red Cross Society, West Bengal and was also an active member of Berhampore Lions Club. He pioneered in donating all armamentarium and establishing the presently running Dental departments in Students’ Health Home, Berhampore and Geriatric Society, Berhampore to impart free treatment to the needy. He was also one of the founder members of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Berhampore, Murshidabad.
His immense contribution to dentistry and society earned him the “Acknowledgment for Propagation of Dentistry ”at the 45th Annual conference, IDA West Bengal State Branch , November 21 – 22, 2009.

KRRIA Winner 2020: Ms. Rajasiri Iyengar

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Research idea presented:

Protein docking technology for early detection of oral cancer

SALSI 2020 marked the inception of KRRIA - Dr Kamalesh Roy Research Idea Award to encourage undergraduate researchers. Ms. Rajasiri Iyengar, a final year BDS student from NSVK Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, India emerged to be the winner of KRRIA.  She bagged the cash price award and mesmerized the jury and the audience .

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Meet The KRRIA Contenders

@ SALSI 2020

Dr. Anoop Shaji

Dental Intern

Century international institute of dental sciences and research centre, Poinachi, Kasaragod, Kerala

Salsi '20 (430)

Research idea presented:

Paper based technology for cancer detection

Mr. Suryajit Singh Saini

Dental Undergraduate Student

Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davengere, Bangalore

Salsi '20 (407)

Research idea presented: 

Salivary biomarker for prediciting oral submucous fibrosis ( a premalignant oral condition)

Mr. Vishnu Prasad S.

Medical Undergraduate Student

Government Medical College, Trivandrum

Salsi '20 (440)

Research idea presented:

Software for predicting epidemiological outbreaks

Dr. Shreya S.

Dental Intern

KAHER V K Institute Of Dental Sciences, Belagavi

Dr. Nazleen Vas

Dental Intern

KAHER KLE  V K Insitute Of Dental Sciences

Salsi '20 (475)

Research idea presented:

Special mouth masks for dentists and patients that will block Tuberculosis bacterium

Dr. Jembulingam Sabarathinam

Dental Intern

Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

Salsi '20 (423)

Research idea presented:

Antibacterial biodegradable surgical sutures