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Government Dental College and Hospital, C.S.T.


Rank:

The 3rd best in India and the best Govt. college in Maharashtra (as per the Outlook Magazine - Mode Survey on India's Top professional Colleges in the June 22, 2009 issue)

 

Location:

Inside St. George Hospital Compound, right next to C.S.T. (C. Rly. And Harbour Rly.)

 

Intake:

100

 

Infrastructure:

The building is under renovation at present. The college also has a recently established centre for Microdentistry.

Hostel facilities:

This includes a girls hostel and a boys hostel. Rooms are available on sharing basis- 3 people per room. The hostel has its own mess and two T.V. rooms. It may soon also have a gymnasium.

 

Fees:

Rs. 16,000/year

 

Faculty:

A lot of well recognized dental professionals comprise the faculty. Lectures and practicals are conducted regularly with special emphasis on clinical training.

 

Hospitals affiliated:

The students are sent to St. George's Hospital or J. J. Hospital for Medical subjects.

No. of patients:

Being so close to C.S.T., this college gets the maximum number of patients. This is particularly beneficial as students get exposure to a wide range of clinical cases and plenty of practice.

 

Crowd:

Most of the students are from Maharashtra, of which almost a fourth are from Mumbai. The rest are the admissions through AIPMT. Expect a culture shock, no matter where you are from. Survival here also depends on how fluent you are with Marathi - it gets you brownie points with the patients and the non teaching staff.

 

Canteen:

Apart from the hostel mess, there is a college canteen too. The food is reasonably priced, average in taste.

 

Hangouts:

Since you are in South Mumbai, all the cool hangouts are a stone's throw away. Sterling, Regal, Eros, Mocha, CCD, Barista, Marine Drive, Subway, Gelato, Mc Donald’s are all 5 minutes away from the college. The sad part is that you do not get enough free lectures to make merry.

 

Attendance:

Well, you do need to have a decent amount of attendance to do well in your vivas.

 

Festivals:

The college has a cultural festival called Harmony that is usually in December and a Sports festival called Lakshya in November.

 

Contact:

Govt. Dental College and Hospital
St. George Hospital Compound,
Next to C.S.T. Fort
Mumbai 400001.
Tel: 91-22-22620668

 

Verdict:

Having the G.D.C & H., Mumbai label to your name adds a lot of weightage to your B.D.S. degree. So eventually it does pay off to be stuck in there for 5 years.

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