The health ministry has declared that 4+1 yr rotational compoulsary paid internship course will be effective from this year which was removed for 1 yr.

What does this mean:

  • Internship is again included for the 2008-09 batch, who are the students passing out from 3rd year and going to 4th yr.
  • The 2007-08 batch is the one at loss with no internship.
  • SSemester Wise examinations starting from the 2007-08 batch with 2 semesters having 4 subjects each

This is what is given in the DCI website:

“BREAKING NEWS – Curriculum Reforms in Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 – Approval of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare –
All the concerned authorities are hereby informed that on the recommendations of the Dental Council of India, the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide its letter No. V.12012/3/2006-DE dated 24.08.2011 have conveyed its approval on DCI Revised BDS Course (3rd Amendment) Regulations, 2011 to re-introduce the 4+1 year rotational compulsory paid internship in BDS Course w.e.f. the academic year 2011-12 i.e. from the batches admitted during the year 2008-09. The aforesaid amendment is being published in the Official Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-III, Section 4 in due course of time and after duly notified it shall come into force from the date of its publication. The said notification shall be placed in the DCI website also.
Secretary, Dental Council of India”

Is it Good News or Bad news for the Students:

It is good news for the students as Internship is the span of time when you can learn and know what Clinical life is going to be in the future.