ASSOCIATION FOR Private Dental and Medical Colleges of MP (APDMC) that found itself in the midst of a storm after conducting the DMAT-2006, is now proposing to hold the entrance test for MDS course in private dental college in mid-February.
There are only 22 private MDS seats available in the State at the Modern Dental College, Indore. The entrance exam will be called Postgraduate Dental Admission Test (PDAT)-2007.
The APDMC has given a detailed proposal in this regard to Justice Chandresh Bhushan Committee for monitoring admissions to private professional colleges to seek the committee’s approval to hold the exam. Last year, the same exam was conducted by the association under the supervision of the monitoring committee headed by the director of medical education set up by the State Government.
The presentation of the association before Justice Bhushan Committee is scheduled for January 12 when the association will be putting forth all details regarding conducting the exams.
Association sources told Hindustan Times that a preliminary presentation was made before the Judge’s Committee on December 22, but some lacunae were pointed out and fresh proposals sought.
Sources said efforts had been made to do away with all lacunae after the experience from conducting the DMAT-2006. It is also proposed that the PDAT-2007 be conducted by an external agency and all small details be taken care of.
Justice Chandresh Bhushan said efforts would be made to ensure the exams were totally foolproof. The decision would be taken after the presentation, he said.