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Government Dental College

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Dental Council Of India
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Government Dental College is situated at Government Dental College Medical College PO Thiruvanathapuram Kerala PIN-695011 in Thiruvananthapuram.

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  • 54 Months
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery-B.D.S.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care

Government Dental College - GDC

  The Thiruvananthapuram Dental College was started during the year 1959. Till 1953 there were no dental colleges in South India.  In an attempt to provide avenues for formal dental education, dental college were started at four state capitals of southern states.  Dr. A.R. Menon was the Minister for Health when the Dental College was started.  Dental College was first started in a portion of the Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum.  Dr. M. Thangavelu was the Principal of the Medical College during that period and he was instrumental in the initial organization of the institution.  Dr. A. M. Clement, Dental Surgeon in  the Medical College was appointed as the first Director of Dental College.  The present building of the Dental College was commissioned during 1962.  In the same year the BDS degree was recognised by the Dental Council of India.  Nearly 2000 students have graduated from this great Institution so far.  Initially 30 students were admitted yearly till recently 40 students were admitted. The seats were increased to 50 per year from 2010 onwards. Para dental courses viz. Dental Hygienists Course and Dental Mechanic Certificate Course were started in 1962 and 1964 respectively. Postgraduate courses were started in 1966. The college has got eight full fledged departments and all of them offer postgraduate courses. The  six floor new block was inaugurated in January.1995, and the College is passing through a dynamic phase of growth, with addition of new equipment, making it the best and foremost College in the Government sector in India today.

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Why join Government Dental College


Well infrastructure with all required facilities.



12 Type Courses Available

  • 1 UG Courses
  • 8 PG Courses
  • 1 phd Courses
  • 2 Certificate Courses

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At Government Dental College the students are endowed with all convenient amenities that make their life 'go easy' in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet/wifi connectivity, medical facilities etc.


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