The induction program for the 11th batch of BDS students (2016-17) was held on 24th October 2016 at lecture hall, College Block, MGMCRI. Prof. K R Sethuraman, Vice Chancellor, SBV & Prof. Ananthakrishnan, Dean, R&AHS, SBV, graced the occasion. All first year students and their parents attended the program. The program began with welcome address by Dr. Jananni, Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, IGIDS, followed by college prayer & lighting of kuthuvilaku by the dignitaries, parents and students. Dr. Carounanidy Usha, Dean, IGIDS, addressed the gathering and gave an overview of the BDS course. Dr. Saravanakumar R, Vice Principal, IGIDS (Academics) briefed the audience about the academic details. This was followed by an introduction of the various welfare committees for first year students by Dr. Santhadevy. A, Vice Principal, IGIDS (Students’ welfare). Dr. Shivasakthy, co-ordinator, Dental Education Unit, IGIDS, introduced the learning support details provided for 1st year students at IGIDS. Mrs. Josephine, Students’ Cousellor, SBV, addressed the gathering, which was followed by felicitation by Dr. Ananthakrishnan. Prof K R Sethuraman delivered a lecture on “EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION”. One parent, who is also a dentist by profession, expressed her views. Dr. Preethi.V, alumni, IGIDS, shared her experiences in IGIDS. The program ended with high tea.