DCI rules out rumours on fee hike for BDS

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Mangalore, Jan 25 (UNI) Dental Council of India (DCI) President Anil Kohli today ruled out all apprehensions on the rumours of hike in the fee for the Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) course.

Speaking after inaugurating the 61st Indian Dental Conference here Dr Kohli said though the present four years BDS course had been extended into five years course, there would not be any hike in the fee. The existing fee would be restructured without any hike, he added.

The Council had also recommended the Government for a compulsory dental post in every rural health centres, to encourage and create more job opportunities to dental professionals.

The Council had also recommended that the monthly salary of the dental faculty in the dental institutions should not be less than Rs 15,000, he added.

Dr Kohli said the DCI had entered into an agreement with the Boston University under which 20 dental students from India would be sent to Boston University every year for three weeks, under exchange programme and vice versa.

About 5,000 dental surgeons, specialists and super specialists from all over India were participating in the conference, in which 60 national and international experts would give an insight into the latest technological advances in dentistry.

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