The tendency of youth of the state to become a dentist has reduced. More than half of the dental seats are vacant in government and private dental colleges of the state. There is not a single seat vacant in MBBS. Even after the second round of counseling of Atal Medical University, youth are not showing interest to take admission in these seats in four dental colleges of the state.
81 seats are vacant in Dental College Paonta Sahib, 49 in Bhojia Dental College and Hospital Nalagarh, 45 in Himachal Dental College Sundernagar and 25 in Government Dental College and Hospital Shimla. However, the admission process for the second round has started. These seats are expected to be filled.
On the other hand, according to information received from Atal Medical University, Nerchok, this time more than half of the BDS seats in four dental colleges of the state have not been shown by the candidates. Half the seats are still vacant. Allotment letters have been given to the candidates for the second round.Now the second round of admissions will be held on March 8. It will run till March 11. Controller of Examinations Dr. Praveen told that how many BDS seats will be filled in the second round, it will be known after March 11.