Sunday, October 5, 2008

Karnataka's First Dental College Turns 50

Karnataka's prestigious Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore, has tuned 50 this year.

To mark the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the College staff has planned to arrange several programmes in the last week of December at the college.

The college was established in 1958 by the efforts of and vision of the erstwhile Mysore Government to provide oral and dental healthcare to the people and to provide education in the oral healthcare. Now, the college has 76 teaching community members.

Started with an annual intake of 10 candidates, the college was functioning from the outpatient block of the Victoria Hospital, the college earned reputation over the years owing to the selfless service determination of the late S. Ramachandra, who served as the longest principal of the college from 1958 to 74.

It was the efforts of founder-principal Ramachandra, the college was moved to the present building in 1965. It was granted the autonomous status on January 25, 2007. Now, the college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.


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