IMPHAL, Jun 24 : The Dental Council of India (DCI) has resolved not give recognition to RIMS Dental College. Notably, RIMS authority was instructed to stop admission process in RIMS Dental College after DCI Inspectors found the dental college lacking necessary infrastructure last year. The dental college was set up when Dr S Sekharjit was the regular Director of RIMS and CBI has been investigating a case about purchase of dental chairs at inflated prices. During its general body meeting held at Delhi on June 11 and 12, DCI decided not to grant recognition to RIMS Dental College.
DCI local member Dr T Nabachandra who took part in the general body meeting told The Sangai Express that the DCI resolved not to grant recognition to RIMS Dental College citing lack of necessary infrastructure. Earlier too, a report submitted by DCI inspectors was tabled and discussed during an executive meeting. After deliberating on the detail report, DCI instructed RIMS authority last year to stop admission process. The executive meeting’s decision to stop admission process at RIMS Dental College was endorsed by the general body meeting held on June 11 and 12.
Nowadays, inspection by DCI inspectors are quite meticulous and scrupulous and they cannot submit false or misleading reports for they are cross-checked with local members. This applies not only to RIMS Dental College but also to all dental colleges located across the country, said Dr T Nabachandra. Given the DCI’s decision, it would turn out to be a big loss to students at the end if RIMS Dental College should continue functioning. Due considerations should be made about the fates of students who have already given theory examinations of the final year.
If the DCI was disposed to give recognition, they should have sent inspection team when examinations were going at RIMS Dental College. Dental doctors passed out from dental colleges which are not recognised by DCI would not be able to practice their profession. Nonetheless, RIMS authority informed that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has called a meeting on June 27. RIMS Dental College Principal will attend the meeting and it would decide the fate of the dental college. After completion of theory examinations, practical examinations of RIMS Dental College’s final year started from June 22, informed the source.