In the medical field, clubs and societies are rare. The only thing we have is the college fest, the dentafest. Nothing too fancy, it's actually rather boring in my opinion, given that I hear about some amazing fests in the other colleges. So the dentafest is a 4-day fest. They charge 1100rs for every student, which is kind of repulsive because we are already paying a generous amount of fees. Plus included in the 1100rs is almost nothing. We have almost no refreshments, games like carrom, table tennis, basketball, cricket, etc, and one cultural day and one DJ night. Even the DJ night and cultural day are held within the campus. So, no wonder why most people just choose to not attend the fest. The college has this policy too, that even students who do not attend the fest have to pay the fest fees, which puts us in a tight spot. While many students wait for the fests in their colleges eagerly, we do not look forward to it at all. And as far as the general college life is considered, I would say that the medicos rarely ever have one.
In the University, there are hostels for the multiple courses. As for BDS, there are two hostels. One for girls, other for boys. Currently, the hostels are being renovated, providing ACs and attached bathrooms to each room. The fees are charged in advance for each year. For three seater rooms, it is 1.3 lakh per annum and for double seater rooms, it is 1.6 lakh per annum. Mess charges are included in this. The food in the mess is average. Options for PG are available, near the college, with the cost of around 2-6 thousand per month, depending upon whether or not the room has AC, attached bathrooms and other facilities. The food of PGs is certainly better than that of the hostel. The quality of classrooms is below average, we have no ACs, even the fans are in poor condition, specifically in a city like Jaipur, where temperature nearly touches the 50° mark, it becomes intolerable quickly. Wifi is not available, sometimes there is no water in the water coolers. Overall the infrastructure is definitely below average, especially if you pay 2.75 lakh per annum, you definitely expect more than this.
The college timing is 9am - 4pm. The session starts in October. Lectures are usually for one hour, while practical classes could be as long as 4 longs continuously. 1pm - 2pm is lunch. Practical work is given great importance, for obvious reasons too. From 3rd year, onwards, students are required to treat patients, but till the 2nd year, the practical work is pre-clinical. Each year is allotted a certain quota, that has to be completed in order to move to the next class, along with passing the exams. The teaching sure is satisfactory, classes are held regularly and since each batch has only 60 students, individual attention is given to students. The exams are conducted as two internals, in January and April, respectively. Then we have, pre-university exams in July, before the final University exams in August-September. The patient inflow is decent too. Overall the academic experience is good.
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur [BDS] Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 2.75 lakh. Scholarship options are not available at our college. Loans might be needed by students, one can get a student loan from various banks like Bank of India, State Bank of India, etc
One year internship is compulsory, in all the colleges for this course. It is included as a part of the course, making it a 5-year course. Private colleges do not offer any stipend. In the medical field, companies do not hire from campus, rather you are required to apply for jobs. For a fresher, the average salary is around 3.5 lakhs per annum but gradually, it can go up to around 18 lakh per annum. As for the highest salary, that is pretty subjective. There are no official alumni meetings held in our college, but you can always contact your seniors and ask for help regarding anything.
For this particular course, aspiring students have to for NEET (National eligibility cum entrance test) examination- UG, which is held on a national level, for the medical stream. Cutoffs are dependent upon the state you are in and whether you want a government college or a private college. For MGDCH, the cutoff, out of 720 marks is around 400 marks. The minimum eligibility criteria is 55% marks in 12th board (CBSE). But the main selection process is based on the performance of NEET, regardless of the marks in 12th board as long as the minimum eligibility criteria is met.