Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram joined the Department of Public Health Dentistry at Amrita in November 2004.

He received his Ph. D. in Community Dentistry from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2012. He completed his graduation from Bangalore University and postgraduation from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

Dr. Chandrashekar was awarded first rank for Masters Program in Dental Public Health in the specialty of community dentistry (M. D. S.) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

His areas of interest include Oral Epidemiology, Health Care System Analysis and Clinical Bioethics.

Before joining Amrita, Dr. Chandrashekar worked as Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry, K. L. E. Institute of Dental Sciences Bangalore. He has several publications in national and international journals to his credit.


  • Diplomate in National Broad Examinations - DNB Board certified specialist in Community Dentistry. (Dental Public Health) Awarded Diplomate of National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health, Govt. of India) March 2007.
  • Erasmus Mundus Training in Master of Bioethics 2012-13 from KU Leuven, Bel-gium; Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and University of Padova, Italy.
  • Title registration of Cochrane review in Oral health group in Cochrane.
  • The Bursary Award was given to attend the IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 7 – 11 August 2011 Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland, UK.
  • Awarded Lois Cohen Travel award for Best Abstract for IADR conference in Toronto Canada July 2nd to 5th 2008.
  • Awarded Travel Grant to attend Asia Pacific consortium for Public Health Conference Japan for Oral Presentation of PhD work in 2007 November.