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. Dr. Kamalesh Chandra Roy was the first dentist of Berhampore town, district Murshidabad, West Bengal.
KRIAA aims to encourage, recognize, strengthen and support undergraduate and early career research in India in the field of dentistry, healthcare, and biological sciences.
The award is an online internship offered at KROYNAS Pvt. Ltd. to the Winner for 3 months with a monthly stipend. The internship areas include research & development and medical writing.
Undergraduate students and interns from the fields of Life Sciences, Dental and Medical Sciences and Allied Healthcare streams
Dr. Kamalesh Chandra Roy was the first dentist of Berhampore town, district Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. He was born on the 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 a 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 lifetime member of the Indian Red Cross Society, West Bengal and was also an active member of the 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 the 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.