Migration from one dental college to another is not a right of a student. However, migration of students from one dental college to another dental college in India will be considered through the Dental Council of India in exceptional cases on extreme compassionate grounds only, provided the following criteria are fulfilled. Routine migrations on other ground shall not be allowed.
Compassionate ground criteria:
- Death of the supporting guardian.
- Disturbed conditions as declared by Government in the Dental College area.
Both the colleges, i.e. one at which the student is studying at present and one to which migration is sought must be recognised by the Dental Council of India. The applicant candidate should have passed first professional BDS examination. The applicant candidate submits his application for migration, complete in all respects, to all authorities concerned within a period of one month of passing (declaration of results) the first professional Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) examination.
The applicant candidate must also submit an affidavit stating that he/she will pursue 240 days of prescribed study before appearing at II professional Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) examination at the transferee Dental College, which should be duly certified by the Registrar of the concerned University in which he/she is seeking the transfer. The transfer will be applicable only after receipt of the affidavit.
- Migration is permitted only in the beginning of II year BDS Course in recognised institutions.
- All applications for migration will be referred to Dental Council of India by the college authorities. The Institution / University shall not allow migration directly without the prior approval of the Dental Council of India.
- Dental Council of India reserves the right not to entertain any application which is not under the prescribed compassionate grounds and also to take independent decisions where the applicant has been allowed to migrate without referring the same to the Council.