490 BDS seats nonetheless vacant in 10 faculties in Punjab

490 BDS seats nonetheless vacant in 10 faculties in Punjab



Tribune Information Service

Balwant Garg

Faridkot, Could 11

Name it an issue of lots that even after 5 rounds of counselling, 10 personal dental faculties within the state have didn’t fill 490 of their vacant Bachelor of Dental Surgical procedure (BDS) seats.

Punjab has whole 14 personal and two authorities dental faculties. Solely 4 personal and two authorities dental faculties have been capable of fill all their 340 BDS seats. In 10 personal dental faculties, the variety of vacant seats is 490 out of their whole 1,000 seats.

To fill the 549 vacant BDS seats in these 10 faculties, Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences (BFUHS) had invited college students for fifth spherical of counselling final week. Solely 75 candidates expressed their willingness for these seats by way of registration with the BFUHS. Nevertheless, in the results of fifth spherical counselling, declared by the BFUHHS on Wednesday, 59 candidates opted for admission in BDS course leaving 490 seats vacant.

A few of these 10 personal dental faculties have 64 to 82 per cent vacant seats even after the fifth spherical of counselling. These faculties are actually hoping for reducing percentile for the qualification of the BDS course admission throughout the present educational session, which is able to assist them fill vacant seats.

Presently, candidates belonging to the final class, who’ve scored fiftieth percentile – the corresponding marks vary is 720 to 138 – are eligible and thought of for the BDS course admission.

Likewise, college students belonging to the reserved classes (SC/ST/OBC) are certified if they’ve secured 40 percentile factors, marks vary is 137 to 108, whereas the cut-off for individuals with incapacity has been revised to 45 percentile, marks vary 137 to 122.

On Could 7, The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare had introduced to not decrease the qualifying cut-off percentile for admissions to the BDS course. This resolution of the ministry got here after the chief committee of the Dental Council of India (DCI), in its assembly held on April 6, really useful to the Centre to scale back the qualifying percentile,

To oppose this resolution of the ministry, many dental faculties have approached the Supreme Court docket for reducing the cut-off percentile for admission as many aspirant college students should not capable of get minimal marks and therefore, don’t qualify for the admission within the BDS course.

Counselling over

  • There are a complete of 14 personal and two authorities dental faculties within the state
  • 4 personal and two authorities faculties have been capable of fill all their 340 BDS seats
  • In 10 personal dental faculties, the variety of vacant seats is 490 out of 1,000 seats





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