Dental College at Ballari is the second one in the state get permission to admit students for the first year.
In a recent announcement made by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dental college at Ballari has got permission to admit first-year students. For the academic year 2016-17, 50 students will be admitted as the permission has now been given to the college.
Apparently, last year, few colleges were denied permission for providing admission to students. This was done because of the improper facilities the college had. The College did not have proper infrastructure, furniture, and also there were no proper equipment and teaching staff.
All this was mentioned in a report prepared by a team of Dental Council of India (DCI). After a year, all the complaints and points mentioned above have been taken into consideration by the college and they also did seek permission from the respective authority for the same. It so happened that last year the team of DCI visited the college twice. They somehow were not happy with the way the Dental college was functioning. They suggested changes to the college. They visited the college in the month of April and May and after that, they recommended them the changes. The changes have finally been made after a year.
The proposal was sent to the Union Government by Pradip Kumar Pal, Under Secretary. As of now, according to the sources, the permission to admit fifty students is only for the current academic year which is 2016-17. The students will be enrolled for BDS, which is Bachelor in Dental Science. If the college wants to admit students next year also, the college will have to seek approval of Dental Council of India, as a report by The Hindu said.
The college is run by the State government since 2008. The college has still not taken permission from DCI. They are running only on the permission they took from Union government.