State Times News JAMMU: After struggling for a long time, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College (IGGDC) Jammu has finally started MDS course in seven specialities from the academic session 2020-21 with intake capacity of 14 seats after getting nod of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It was stated by Principal, IGGDC Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Gupta in a press conference, here on Friday. Dr. Rakesh said that on the recommendation of Dental Council of India, the Central Government has granted permission to the Institution to start MDS course in 7 disciplines with annual intake of 14 seats with effect from this academic session. Dr Gupta said that the College was struggling to start MDS course for a long time but due to the personal efforts of present Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, J&K Government, Atal Dulloo, the institution has been finally granted permission to start PG course. Start of PG course in IGGDC Jammu was a long pending demand of the MDS aspirants as the Government Dental College Srinagar has been offering the same since 2007, he said adding that though the process for starting PG course in IGGDC Jammu was started 4-5 years back but firstly infrastructural deficit and then due to lack of faculty, the process got delayed. He extended gratitude to Union Territory administration led by the Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, Advisor, R.R Bhatnagar and Financial Commissioner H&ME Department, Atal Dulloo for upgrading and starting postgraduate course with 14 seats in seven disciplines in Indira Gandhi Government Dental College Jammu. He also extended thanks to Vice-Chancellor Jammu University, Dean Academic Jammu university, and Director College Development for providing provisional affiliation for MDS course, approval of the syllabus, scheme of examination and statues for MDS student on urgent basis during the pandemic lockdown period.
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