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Government Dental College Aurangabad to continue admissions for 40 BDS seats in 2016-17


Aurangabad: After recent reports emerged that Dental Council of India has recommended now-renewal of BDS seats at the Government Dental College and Hospital Aurangabad, there is now more news pouring on the matter that the admission process for 40 BDS seats of the 3rd year BDS course will continue for 2016-17.

The report submitted by DCI to the Union Government implied that the government dental college will not be likely given renewal permission for addition of 40-50 seats at its premise. A letter to the ministry of health and family welfare had been submitted by DCI, duly bearing the signature of ML Meena, the secretary incharge of DCI, dated June 13, and has been received by the college. The letter implies that the confirmation of DCI’s recommendation to not renew the 3rd year BDS course and grant of additional seats, due to 5 major deficiencies noted.

A district information press release, however, stated that GDCH dean S P Dange had made it clear that the admission process of other 40 seats would not be affected, while only the 10 seats that have been de-recognised by the DCI that will not admit fresh students in the third year classes for 2016-17.

Dange also implied that in total 50 seats have been sanctioned barring 10 additional seats which have not been given recognition by DCI due to noted deficiencies. DCI also mentions in the letter submitted to the Union Government that is GDCH fulfils the required criteria, and then the seats can be considered for renewal. He also implied that deficiencies are now rectified. Following which a proposal for recommending the renewal of 10 seats is going for submission to the DCI and the ministry of health and family welfare.

Of the major deficiencies rectified, additional space has been provided for labs to fulfil requirements of DCI- as per its guidelines.

District collector Nidhi Pandey and MIM MLA Imtiaz Jaleel reportedly visited GDCH on Wednesday to review the situation. On the occasion, the district administration official directed the public works department officials to complete the pending work within the time frame and the college administration urged the district planning and development committee to sanction funds to facilitate fulfil the requirements as per the DCI norms, stated the release, as per information shared by TOI.


Source: with inputs from TOI
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