Dental Council of India President Dr Dibyendu Mazumdar shared that the Dental Council of India and MCI have decided that the common entrance test will be used for admission in both medical and dental colleges in India.
Dr Mazumdar was in the city to participate in the three-day national conference of the Indian Society of Periodontology which began on Friday. The conference is being hosted by the Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital.
DCI President said, When MCI Proposed NEET for Admission in medical Colleges there was equivocalness whether the test will be applicable for dental students too. At point both the council decided that there would be extra pressure on students if separate test is introduced for Dental Colleges Admissions. So It has been decided to have common NEET Exam for both Medical and Dental Admissions. Dr Mazumdar said. He said the test will be based on the CBSC syllabus and the merit list will be declared with statewise rankings. Gujarat has proposed to join NEET from 2012-13 on the condition that the test is offered in Gujarati along with English and Hindi.
DCI president said students of dental colleges will have to do a one-year internship, of which three months will have to be compulsorily spent in rural areas. “Students need to be aware of the unique health problems of rural India. Also, there are certain states like Kerela and Uttarakhand and armed forces hospitals where internship is mandatory,” Dr Mazumdar said.
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