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Message from the Dean Academics

It is my pleasure to welcome our new and returning students, faculty and staff to Santosh Medical College!

Here you will become part of a larger community of service-oriented scholars aiming to change lives through Education, Research, Healing, and Care.  Our focus is to offer an environment where you will become leading practitioners in Medicine who choose to make a difference in the lives of others. To enable this, we create a collaborative culture where faculty, staff and students can push their limits, explore new possibilities and raise their knowledge and skills to new and higher levels.

We believe we pursue academic excellence and intellectual diversity in an environment where we can all come together for Interdisciplinary accomplishment working through an ever-evolving, innovative and rigorous curriculum of new knowledge.  Our programs focus on best practices in patient care, delivered through innovative teaching strategies and state of the art facilities ensuring a seamless transition from basic to clinical science applications.  Our committed and experienced faculty and staff will help you shape your mind, develop your abilities and hone your character to become the next generation of leaders in health care, biomedical sciences, health services research and academic medicine.

Santosh Medical College, by virtue of the vision of our Founder-Chairman, the well thought out strategic plan by the Management Board, leaders and faculty, the support of the larger community of Santosh Deemed to be University and the backing of individuals and groups who recognize the value of our missions, is on a path of greatness through service.


A seasoned educator with more than 20 years of experience in Medical Microbiology, Dr. Dakshina is a teacher, researcher and administrator and currently the Dean (Academics) and Professor, Department of Microbiology at Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad.  She also serves as the Medical Education Coordinator and is a member of multiple Internal Committees and is often invited as an External Examiner at Medical Colleges across the country

Over the years, Dr. Dakshina has created and implemented Medical and Para-Medical courses in an ever-changing and evolving curriculum, served as a thesis advisor (MD and Ph.D), and strongly encouraged, motivated and nurtured her students to realize their academic and clinical potential.  She was instrumental in setting up the Department of Microbiology since its inception in 1997 and in 2007, was appointed Professor and Head.  In this role, her leadership skills enabled her team to serve as an effective and efficient unit and align it to the Vision and Mission of the College.

In recognition of her ongoing contributions, she was promoted to Vice Dean (Academics) in 2017.  As a NAAC Coordinator, Santosh Medical College was successfully accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015. As a result, she is also the IQAC Coordinator for the second cycle accreditation process of NAAC.  For her dedication, passion, enthusiasm and commitment, Dr. Dakshina was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2015 and is a Member of the Management Board of Santosh University.

Dr. Dakshina is a firm believer in the value of Medical Education and Research and acutely aware of its fluctuating, dynamic and transformative nature, actively participates in and creates opportunities for faculty and students to publish and present papers in National and International journals and conferences.