Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) students, belonging to 2007 batch, will boycott classes until the State government and the Dental Council of India (DCI) take a favourable decision on their problem.

The BDS students of 2007, who have been excluded from internship, launched an agitation in front of the Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences here on Friday. Over 700 students of the batch from dental colleges all over the State congregated here to press for their demands.

Later, they submitted a representation to Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathy at the State guest house. In the memorandum, the students said that over 2,000 students of the batch would lose the benefit of undergoing one-year internship.

They said that the decision taken by the DCI was affecting only the students of Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

Responding to the plight of the BDS students, the Minister said that only the Central Government had jurisdiction over the DCI.

He promised them that he would take the problem to the notice of the Central government through the Chief Minister and the State Health Minister.

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