Chandigarh: Dental Council of India (DCI) has canceled the affliationof Panjab University’s Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, for not meeting the prescribed guidelines. The dental colleges will not be able to enroll new students for the upcoming academic session.
DCI decided to cancel the affiliation because the four-year-old dental college had failed to meet the prescribed conditions and guidelines pertaining to faculty members, infrastructure, hostels and other facilities. However, the disaffiliation will not affect the future of 240 students who are currently studying and they will be allowed to complete the course. But the college authorities cannot admit new students for the ensuing session. As per sources, the institute was constructed with financial aid from NRI Harvansh Singh Judge. Thereafter, the university authorities were to run the institute and hire an appropriate number of faculty.
However, Director of the institute Krishan Gauba, said they had fulfilled all requirements and were very optimistic about renewal of affiliation. He said that they had fulfilled all the conditions of DCI and accordingly informed them. Moreover, also added that the last date of meeting all deficiencies was on July 15, whereas the college authority had corrected them before July 9, 2010. He mentioned that they have already written to the DCI to reconsider their decision and they are very hopeful that institute will renew the affiliation. Further,he added that there is no faculty crunch in the institute and the hostel as well as other infrastructure are at par with any other leading institute of the country.