HYDERABAD: The state government on Friday sanctioned second dental college for Nizamabad district as a special case.
Tirumala Medical Academy Educational Society was accorded permission for establishment of Tirumala Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre in Bardipur village in Dichpally mandal in Nizamabad district. However, there is already one dental college Meghana Institute of Dental Sciences in the district.
As per norms, a second dental college will not be permitted where the district population is less than 40 lakh.The population of Nizamabad district is 25.52 lakh. However, Nizamabad is one of the fast growing districts in the state.
Now-a-days, people are evincing considerable interest in pursuing dental education. In view of these circumstances, the government permitted second dental college, according to a GO issued on Friday.