The jumbling in entrance process has really created difficulties in the admission process of BDS course. It has been reported that despite the mop-up round, out of 50 seats for the BDS course there are 12 seats vacant in Government Dental College. This is affecting students for taking admission. In 2013, the Dental Council of India (DCI) permitted 10 more seats and the number of seats has gone to 50 from the earlier 40.
However, the fact is that all seats are not filled. The entrance process was implemented through the CET cell and a mop-up round too was conducted but 12 seats remained unfilled.
Those seek a career in the medical profession give priority to MBBS and try for BDS after they fail to get admission in MBBS, as per the information, since the past few years, there are limited opportunities in dentistry and the numbers of students are dwindling. Also, there is an announcement of starting five or six medical colleges in the state and MBBS seats are likely to increase. Hence students prefer to wait for a year and try for MBBS instead of BDS.
As per experts, the cutoff date is being held on the last date so it should be improved along with the mop-up round and expecting to fill up all the seats.
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