CHENNAI: The Dental Council of India (DCl) has directed the new (applicant) dental colleges to submit particulars about the infrastructure and teaching staff in the college for approval to start the post graduate dentistry course - Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) - for the academic session 2020- 21.
The private dental college should provide bank guarantee of required amount in favour of the DCI, New Delhi valid for the entire duration of the course to a nationalised or scheduled bank.
For dental colleges or institutions which are governed by State government, an undertaking shall be made by the State government concerned to provide funds in their plan budget regularly till facilities are fully provided as per the time bound programme in the DCI's norms against starting and increase in seats in the MDS course.
The dental colleges or institutions will provide an undertaking to implement any decision of the DCI or central government regarding payment of stipend to PG students.
Bhabha College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal, Chettinad Dental College & Research institute, Kanchipuram, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College Faculty of Medicine, AMU, Aligarh, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King Ceorge's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Faculty of Dental Sciences Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Geetanjali Dental & Research Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, Goa Dental College & hospital, Goa, Goenka Research Institute of Dental Science, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Government Dental College & Hospital, Afzalganj, Hyderabad, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram, Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals, Chennai, SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur (Kanchipuram), Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital. Chennai, and Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, Puducherry, figure in the list of colleges.
"The applicant should provide all infrastructural facilities in terms of teaching and non-teaching staff, building, equipment and hospital facilities as per norms of DCI. No student should be admitted in the above course till the formal permission of the Central government is granted," stated a circular issued on Feb. 12.
Also, the DCI informed all the 37 applicant colleges about the scheme for starting or increasing number of seats under the economically weaker section (EWS) quota in 8 colleges for the MDS course....