THE DENTAL Council of India (DCI) has taken action against two dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh for running courses with inadequate infrastructure and faculty.
The DCI declared ‘session zero’ in one college and reduced the number of seats in another.
Only one application for opening a new dental college in the State was okayed. Fifty others were rejected.
The council gave its nod to opening Kalika Dental College in Meerut. But, the number of seats restricted was to 50, despite a plea for 100.
The decisions were taken at the DCI’s executive council meeting.
The Avadh Dental College in the state capital has been restrained from admitting students during the academic session 2006-07. Students previously enrolled in various courses at this college will face problems in being promoted this year.
The number of seats in the Chandra Dental College and Hospital (Barabanki)
has been reduced from 100 to 50. The step was taken as a DCI team found the
facilities on campus inadequate for 100 students.
The number of seats was reduced in nearly two dozen colleges in the country.
Session zero was declared in the Government Dental College in Raipur (Chattisgarh.)
The executive council decided that new faculty members would not be appointed to any dental college without the DCI’s prior permission. The DCI would not recognise any appointment made without its permission.
It also decided that no institute would start additional dentistry or para-medical courses without prior permission.
The decision came after the EC members came to the conclusion that courses were being run despite inadequate facilities at most of the institutes.
The decision has been communicated to all the colleges.