Dr Nagaraja Anand is a self-motivated person with considerable expertise in the field of Oral Pathology with more than a decade of experience (14yrs). After being adjudged as the best out-going student from a premier post-graduate institution, in his entire career span he have been actively involved in discussions, didactic lectures, practical’s and seminars involving basic Dental Anatomy and Oral Histology as well as advanced diagnostic Oral Pathology at the department. Concurrently, he have kept himself abreast with knowledge of latest scientific development and have contributed to the scientific literature by means of publications, presentations, clinico-pathologic correlations and guiding post-graduates for their dissertation work. He firmly believe sound basic knowledge is a pre-requisite for further advanced learning and should be inculcated among under and post-graduates. Imparting as well as upgrading knowledge of basic sciences and the know-how of recent advances helps to understand physiological and pathological processes ultimately leading to accurate diagnosis and thus the appropriate management of the patient.