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IGNOU - Admission to Post Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology and Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontics

Date of Entrance Test is February 7, 2010

Admisison to Post Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology and Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontics offered by School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University In collaboration with Dental Council of India

Cost of Student Handbook and Prospectus 2010: Rs. 500.00 by cash at the counter or Rs. 550.00 by registered post

Last date for submission of the Entrance Test form to The Registrar Student Evaluation Division (SED), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, by registered/speed post: As per advertisement

Date of Entrance Test: 7th February, 2010

Important Notes:

1. The Entrance Test application form has been provided in the Student Handbook & Prospectus 2010. Please see the instructions for filling up the Form.

2. Hall tickets will be provided to the candidates ten (10) days before the entrance test. In case of non-receipt of hall ticket three (03) days before the entrance test, candidates can download hall ticket from IGNOU website ( and report to the examination centre for appearing in the entrance test.

3. The result card will be sent to the students three weeks from the date of the entrance examination. In case of non-receipt of the result card, please contact the Regional Centre of your area or SED for duplicate Result Card. The result card can also be downloaded from the IGNOU website. A separate form for admission will be sent to the qualified candidates alongwith the result card.

4. The selected candidates in the merit list will be sent an offer letter for a centralised counselling in headquarters, IGNOU Delhi. The date and time of conselling will be intimated in the offer letter.

Course Eligibility

The candidates should be registrated BDS doctors after completion of intership.The degree should be recognised by Dental Council of India.

Age of Admission

There is no maximum age limit.

Duration of the Programme

The minimum duration of the programme is one year. However, the students are given a maximum period of three years to complete the programme from the date of registration, after which the students have to apply for re-admission paying the pro rata fee for each incomplete course. Re-admission is valid only for a period of one year.

Medium of Instruction


Selection Procedure

The selection will be done on the basis of a combined entrance test for the two programmes. The candidates are advised to mention the name of the programme they wish to opt for in the form. In case they fail to do so this, their application will not be considered.

In case a candidate wishes to apply for both the programmes, he/she will be required to fill two separate application forms, one form for each of the two programmes. He will however receive only one hall ticket. In case he qualifies for both the programmes, he will be called for the centralized counseling of both the programmes. He can however take admission in only one of the programmes. In case he deposits his fee in both the programmes, his admission to both the programmes will be cancelled.

A combined entrance test will be conducted at specific centres, to be decided by IGNOU on the basis of applications received. However, in case the number of applicants are less the University may decide to hold an interview on regional basis of short listed candidates instead of the entrance test.

The candidates selected in the combined entrance test or the interview will be called for a centralized counseling in the headquarter IGNOU, Delhi for admission and allotment of the PSC through an offer letter. It may however be noted that more candidates than the number of seats will be called for the counseling to be kept in the waiting list and hence all candidates called may not get a seat. The seats will be allotted on the basis of the choice, merit and after applying the reservation policy of IGNOU. The decision of the members of the counseling team shall be final.

The candidates who are offered admission are expected to deposit the programme fee and show their original certificates to the members of the centralized counseling to confirm their admission.Details regarding the above can also be obtained time to time from the IGNOU website in schools, school of health sciences, ‘whats new’. or phone 29572813 or 29572804.

A sample of the questions in the entrance exam is provided in appendix VII. There will be 90 questions in the combined entrance examination. The questions will be drawn from 9 dental specialities and 8 medical subjects which are taught in BDS UG programme.

The entrance examination will be of 2 hours duration and consist of 90 multiple choice questions.

Programme Fees

Candidates seeking admission to the dental programmes are advised not to pay the fees along with the filled-in application form. They will get a separate communication about their admission and for payment of course fee. The fee for Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontics is Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) and Post Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology is Rs.1,30,000/- (Rupees one lakh thirty thousand only).

Pre-admission Enquiry

If you have any queries on academic aspects of the programme please contact:

Prof. A.K. Agarwal, Programme Coordinator, School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open Univeristy, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068, Tel: 011-29572804, Fax: 011-29534935 or Dr. Ruchika Kuba, Programme Coordinator, School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open Univeristy, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068, Tel: 29572813, Fax: 011-29534935

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