Chandigarh: Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital affiliated to the Panjab University established in April 2006 is recognized in imparting excellence in teaching and training in the field of dental sciences. The reputed institute located in Chandigarh equipped with state-of -the-art amenities offers a 5 year comprehensive course, Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) that is recognized by the Dental Council of India and Government of India.
The admissions for the current academic session (2015-2016) are open for applicants, with a total of 100 seats effective June 30th, 2015. The institute director cum Professor Dr.Ashish Jain informed that the admissions to the BDS course will be on the basis of the common entrance test (CET) to be conducted on July 20th, five days prior to the AIPMT re-exam as notified by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE.) However preference will be given to candidates whose names appear in the AIPMT merit list.
The last academic session, the institute conducted their admissions on the basis of AIPMT ranks which was followed by a CET to fill a few vacant seats post-admission. This year, the CET has been announced in advance to avoid the anticipated downtime in admission process considering the postponement of AIPMT exam dates due to the cheating scandal, as mentioned by Dr. Jain.
Online registration is available to students who have cleared Class XII in science (medical) stream through the website http://cetbds.puchd.ac.in/ for CET, BDS 2015. This entrance test will consist of a paper each in physics, chemistry and biology, each carrying 120 marks.
Important dates for CET for admission to BDS, Punjab University
- Last date to register online: 6 July, 2015
- Last date to submit fee: 8 July, 2015 4pm
- Availability of roll numbers: 13 July, 2015
- CET 2015 exam date: 20 July, 2015
- Result declaration: 22 July, 2015
Aspiring students can stay updated for other useful information regarding online prospectus, important documents and registration process by tracking the official website http://cetbds.puchd.ac.in/