January 20, 2012

Does IGNOU have Diploma course in Fixed Orthodontics?

Name: Dr. Parvathy Prakash

Q: Kindly advise me whether IGNOU have Diploma course in Fixed Orthodontics and if so let me know the duration and further details.

A: No. IGNOU provides Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI) and Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (PGCE). IGNOU, in collaboration with the Dental Council of India, for BDS Graduates.

These programmes are essentially a judicious mix of theoretical and practical courses. They enhance the knowledge and skills in the field of Oral Implantology and Endodontics, respectively. The programmes are approved by the DCI. The practical skills are imparted through selected DCI recognized dental colleges all over the country.

The Eligibility for admission is Registered BDS Doctors after completion of internship. The degree should be recognized by Dental Council of India.The selection will be done on the basis of a combined entrance test for the two programmes after applying the reservation as per Govt. of India rules.

The minimum Duration is one year and maximum duration is three years of this programme, the Medium of instruction is English and there is no maximum age limit.

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