Date: January 27-28, 2023

KRRIA: Dr Kamalesh Roy Research Idea Award

Dr Kamalesh Chandra Roy (1941 - 2017)

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.

How To Apply

  • First send us a brief about your research idea / ongoing project within 150 -300 words to 
  • Write the email subject as ” KRRIA Applicant -Idea Eligibility”
  • Approved applicants will be notified through email. Once notified, complete your registration at SALSI 2020 and follow the further application instructions


Who Can Apply

Undergraduate students and interns from the fields of Life Sciences, Dental and Medical Sciences and Allied Healthcare streams

Important Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a registered participant at SALSI 2023. There is no separate cost for applying to KRRIA.
  • Last Date of Application Submission: January 10, 2023
  • Applicant must be attached to a recognized university/institution.
  • The application must be based on a problem-solving approach. It should be an innovative research idea or an ongoing project preferably related to salivary sciences or any other relevant innovative ideas or work in the healthcare sector.
  • A signed copy of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the head of the department/head of the institution/project investigator for participating in KRRIA should be submitted.
  • Selected applicants will be informed through email at
  • Selected applicants will present his/ her research project idea and/ or work at SALSI 2023 in person for the final round. The date and time will be intimated.
  • KRRIA is open only to Indian participants

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 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.

Previous Winners Of KRRIA

Rajashri Iyengar (SALSI 2020) - UG Category
Abirami M 2021
Dr Rujuta Patil 2021
Geetika Raj Devkishin