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PM Modi to inaugurate Tripura’s first Dental College on Sunday | Education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Tripura’s first Dental College here on Sunday, said Prime Minister Manik Saha.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given permission to establish a Dental College at the new building of the IGM hospital on Thursday based on the recommendations of the Dental Council of India (DCI), Saha said at a press conference here Thursday evening .

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Tripura on Sunday to address a gathering, inaugurate some projects and communicate with beneficiaries of central and state social services. During the visit, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Dental College” said the prime minister. .

Saha said a DCI team visited the proposed building for the Dental College on December 12 and 13 and inspected the facilities.

“They were impressed with the infrastructure of the proposed building and the proposal to establish a Dental College was approved by DCI’s Executive Council on Thursday (Dec. 15), ” he said.

The chief minister, who also holds the Health and Family Welfare portfolio, said that the Dental College will have 50 seats and will function under Tripura Central University.

“Of the 50 seats, 15 percent will be reserved for the central pool, while 7/8 seats will be for the northeastern states and the remaining seats will be reserved for the students of Tripura,” he said.

Saha called setting up a Dental College a dream project for the state and said four-year BDS admission will be based on NEET and gradually upgraded later on. The academic session will start from September next year.

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The chief minister also thanked the prime minister and Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya for granting permission to establish a dental college in the state.

The northeastern state has a government-run Agartala Medical College (AGMC) and a society-run Tripura Medical College and teaching hospital.



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