Delhi: Dental Council of India (DCI) has asked the Dental Colleges whose renewals for PG courses are due to apply for renewal permission.
The Dental Colleges can apply to the Dental Council of India by 30th April 2023. All the Dental Colleges are at this moment directed to apply to DCI without any delay, for the purpose, along with the requisite fee as prescribed in the Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental College, Opening of New or Higher Course of Study or Training and Increase of Admission Capacity in Dental College) Regulations, 2006 (14th Amendment), and other requisite documents, etc. to enable this Council to process the request of renewal in time as per DCI Regulations, 2006.
If the colleges fail to apply, the DCI will not inspect for renewal of MDS courses in case of non-receipt of application from the concerned dental college, nor will the DCI be responsible for such delay and consequences thereof.
The Dental Council of India has been constituted by an Act of Parliament to regulate the profession of dentistry and maintain the highest standards of dental education in the country. It is the statutory and bounden duty of the DCI to take such steps which are required to be taken to maintain the highest standards of dental education in the country. Any dental qualification granted by any person/authority/institution is not valid unless and until it is according to the norms of the DCI Act and Regulations made there-under, the respective provisions of Sections 10,10A and 10B of the Dentists Act, 1948.
Objects of DCI –
1. Maintenance of uniform standard of Dental education – both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels
2. It envisages inspections/visitation of Dental Colleges for permission to start Dental Colleges, an increase of seats, starting of new Postgraduate courses
3. To prescribe the standard curricula for the training of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental mechanics and the conditions of such training
4. Supervision over all the dental institutions to ensure that they maintain the prescribed standard
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