Jamia Millia Islamia gets a dental
New Delhi: The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)
is all set to start a new dental college from this academic
With an annual intake of 50 students, classes for the Bachelor
of Dental Surgery (BDS) is likely to begin from mid August.
Students will be offered admission to the BDS on the basis of
written test followed by an interview. The entrance test is
likely to be conducted in mid July.
Admission notification for the BDS will soon be announced by the
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry this past week
issued a letter of intent for the establishment of a new dental
college in the name of Faculty of Dentistry on the Jamia campus.
It will be the ninth faculty at Jamia. It has 29 faculty
members, along with the requisite number of paramedic, technical
and sanitary staff as required by the Dental Council.
"Work on the dental college, designing its building and course
content, as well as the process of taking permissions from the
various councils and authorities has been on in full swing over
the past few years. A dental OPD has already
been functional at the University's Ansari Health Centre for
some time," added Rakhshanda Jalil.