Indore : The lone government dental college of the state, which is in Indore, may not get recognition for continuing the MDS courses due to delay in the affiliation process by the Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University.

In its recent meeting, the Dental Council of India (DCI) observed that recognition for the fourth batch at the college can’t be granted as it lacked affiliation.

Affiliation from university concerned is a must to get recognition from the DCI. Till last academic year, the college was under Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya but MPMSU brought medical and dental colleges under its umbrella from this year.

The DCI took objection on the renewal of the college as it couldn’t present the documents of affiliation for the session 2015-16 with the Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur at the time of inspection.

A peer team of the DCI consisting of Dr Vanitha U Shenoy of Navi Mumbai and Dr Mahesh MC of Bangalore visited the hospital on October 28 for inspecting the head count and infrastructure of the college for the renewal of seats in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics.

Similarly, Dr Prasad Chitra of Secunderabad and Dr Anuranjan Das of Kolkata visited the college on November 3 to verify the achievement of annual target for renewal of seats in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Both the teams took objection over the affiliation of the college in year 2015-16 as they couldn’t present the affiliation papers.

However, the college administration claimed to submit a compliance report in which they attached the receipt for the affiliation from the university. Along with the issue of affiliation, the team also took objection on the number of dental-chairs available in the college, lack of digital OPG machine and camera with macro lens and ring flash and attendance of the faculties through biometric system.

The apex dental body has put the compliance cases during the Executive Meeting held on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Principal of college Dr Deshraj Jain said that they have provided the required dental chairs and other equipment and have already applied for the affiliation with the university.

”We have submitted the compliance report over the objections of DCI. Along with our compliance report, we have also submitted the receipt of affiliation fees deposited in the university,” he said.

Dr Jain added that they are ensured about the recognition of seats as they will get the affiliation from the university soon after their executive meeting.

One year biometric attendance of faculty required

For detecting the possibility of ghost faculty in Dental Colleges, the DCI has also been asking for the record of one year biometric attendance of the faculties along with the bank statement of three months of all the faculties. The DCI has also directed the college to submit the same.

The initiative would ensure the services of the faculties are not more than in one college.

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