Rohtak, May 18
More than 64% of places for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree remained vacant after the fifth and final council was held at Pt BD Sharma University of Health Sciences (UHS) here on Monday, leaving private colleges discouraged.
Only 7 were admitted
Only seven candidates were admitted to the course during the fifth and final council held on Monday. Dr. Ashok Chauhan, Dean, Academic Affairs, UHS
Exorbitant fees one of the reasons
Reduced possibility of jobs in public sector, exorbitant fees in private colleges, lack of oral health awareness among people and lack of attractive income in private sector are some of the reasons for the lukewarm response. experts
The best infra makes it the choice of students
The state government has provided the best infrastructure and latest state-of-the-art equipment and recruited the best faculty through which PGIDS, Rohtak has become the choice of students and the best all over India prefer him for BDS courses/ MDS. Dr. Sanjay Tiwari, Director, PGIDS, Rohtak
According to the sources, there were a total of 550 seats in eight institutes, including one governmental, in the state, but only 194 seats were filled. The remaining 356 seats remained vacant. All of these seats belong to the management quota of seven private colleges.
Reduced job opportunities in the public sector, exorbitant fees in private colleges, lack of oral health awareness among the people and lack of attractive income in the private sector are some of the major reasons for the lukewarm response of medical students during BDS. It had been in great demand more than ten years ago when the number of medical institutes was nominal. It was the first time that private institutes failed to fill even 50% of the seats, experts said.
“The Post Graduate Institute of Dental Surgery (PGIDS), Rohtak is the only institute in the state that has had all 100 seats filled. 85 management quota seats are vacant at Yamuna Institute of Dental Science and Research, Gadholi (Yamunanagar), 82 seats at Swami Devi Dayal Hospital and Dental College, Panchkula, 80 seats at PDM College, Bahadurgarh, 42 seats at Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Dental College, Sirsa, 33 seats at SGT Dental College, Gurugram, 20 seats at Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, 17 seats at JN Kapoor, DAV Centenary Dental College, Yamunanagar,” said sources, adding that good reputation and availability of modern facilities were the reasons all seats were filled at PGIDS Rohtak.
Sources maintained that the first board for the BDS course was given in February. The private colleges were hoping for a good response, but hopes were dashed when around 25% of the seats were filled on the first council. Later, four more counseling sessions were held, but the results remained dismal.
Dr. Ashok Chauhan, Dean of Academic Affairs, UHS, confirmed that 356 seats remained vacant at private colleges. “Only seven candidates were admitted to the course during the fifth and final council held on Monday,” he added.
Only 194 seats filled
- According to the sources, there are a total of 550 seats in eight institutes, including one governmental, in the state, but only 194 seats are filled.
- The remaining 356 seats remained vacant. All of these seats belong to the management quota of seven private colleges.