Srinagar, Mar 15: Master Dental Surgery aspirants from Kashmir Division have castigated government for not enhancing postgraduate (PG) dentistry seats for this academic year.
The aspirants who emerged here in Press Enclave Srinagar amid rains said that despite assurances of government, no enhancement in postgraduate (PG) dentistry seats has been announced for this academic year, leaving aspirants in lurch.
They said this year Minister for Health and Medical education Bali Bhagat had stated on the floor of House that postgraduate courses would be started in Jammu’s Indira Gandhi Government Dental College (IGGDC) while postgraduate (PG) dentistry seats at Government Dental College Srinagar for this academic year would also be enhanced.
“It was a white lie on part of the Minister. We fail to understand why he lied in the State Assembly which is regarded as the most dignified House,” the protesting aspirants said adding that there are only 12 masters in dental surgery/science (MDS)seats for 2000 aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the recently declared seat matrix by J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), only 12 seats are available to approximate 2000 aspirants of state.
The aspirants demanded enhancement of seats and sought the intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (CNS)