Dr. P. S. Manoharan holds Master's degree in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, and also a degree in Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education. He is a PhD Scholar and his thesis topic is on curriculum for dentists. He has published his articles  in various national, international journals including two book chapters. He has also copyrighted ten innovative ideas in the copyright authority of India. He has organised 17 programmes at national state and university level. He is also a resource person for Dental Education Unit of the institution and has the experience in conducting faculty development programmes  in the institution and also off campus. He is interested in giving guest lectures and conducting workshops in the field of prosthodontics and he has conducted more than 38 lectures including workshops at national level. He has presented his work in various national and international conferences. Apart for being the head of the department he is also holding responsible positions in the institution and university.
Prof. Dr. P.S. Manoharan is interested in Dental Education, Complete denture prosthodontics and other branches of prosthodontics and believes in systematic approach in training undergraduates and post graduates. He believes that translational research is very much needed. Hence randomised controlled trials wherever apt should be done to gather strong evidence in dentistry