Almost a decade after its inception, the Panjab University’s (PU) dental college has been given permission to start postgraduate courses in dental sciences by the Union health ministry.
Sources said the Union health ministry gave permission to Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chandigarh, last week to start four postgraduate courses.
Sources reveal that the college will admit candidates from the coming session in postgraduate courses, including two candidates in oral and maxillofacial surgery and three each in orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, periodontology and prosthodontics and crown & bridge. The college will offer masters of dental surgery (MDS) in these courses.
The college started admitting students in 2006. Since then, it was only admitting 100 students for bachelor of dental surgery.
College principal Dr Ashish Jain said the process was on for starting PG courses, but they were yet to get an official confirmation,” he said.