The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved setting up of a dental college in the state.
The first year study will start in the dental college from next academic year 2023-24. On December 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate this dental college along with other projects at a function at Swami Vivekananda Maidan.
In a press conference Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha informed about the approval of the Union Health Ministry to set up a dental college in the state.
In the press conference, the Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on behalf of the people of the state for setting up this college.
The Chief Minister said, this is a dream project of the state. The establishment of this college is possible due to the efforts of all. A delegation of the Dental Council of India visited the state on December 12 and 13 and submitted a report containing their observations to the Executive Council.
It is on the basis of this report that the Union Health Ministry gives approval. The Chief Minister said that the visiting team was satisfied with the basic infrastructure of the college.
The admission process will be completed in this college having 50 seats on the basis of NET result. 15 percent of the total seats will be filled centrally. Apart from this, 7 to 8 seats will be allotted for all the states of North Eastern region which do not have dental colleges. The college is being started in the IGM Hospital premises with hostel facilities for the students.