KARNATAKA

MCI deadline not applicable to dental colleges

DHARWAD, AUG. 1. The deadline for admissions to professional colleges fixed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) will not apply to dental colleges in the State.

According to C. Bhaskar Rao, principal of the SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, and Vice-President of the Dental Council of India, admissions to dental colleges should be completed by August 30.

He said that this had been made clear in a circular received by the Dental Council of India from the Union Government. Dental colleges had been asked to commence their academic activities on August 1.

The Union Government was yet to notify changes in the pattern of syllabus and the duration of course as had been approved by the Dental Council of India. "We have no problems in admitting students who come before August 30," he added.

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