Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Science & Hospital (SRGCDS), RT Nagar
Rajiv Gandhi Dental College located in RT Nagar is at 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the nearest bus stop of Hebbal. Though the college is well within city limits and a lot of buses ply to Hebbal, reaching here is not very convenient as it’s a somewhat far from the bus stop.
The campus is really small and there is a dental college, a hospital, an engineering college and hostels all in the same premises. So there’s no open space or garden or sport facilities of any sorts. However the academic infrastructure is pretty decent which includes comfortable classrooms, well-equipped labs and a well-stocked library.
Hostels are not in good condition. They’re unhygienic, hot water is rarely available and electricity goes off frequently, especially during exam time. The mess food is not that bad there’s no variety. Charges for hostel are 80,000 per year inclusive of mess.
For Karnataka CET students - Rs 30,000 per year.
For COMEDK students - Rs 3 lakh per year.
There are quite a lot, if not all, experienced faculties who are also good at teaching. They are fluent in English and make it a point that non-localites also get an equal chance to follow them. However non-localite students sometimes feel some a tinge of bias towards locals by some of the teachers. The general consensus is that Oral Surgery is the best department while Ortho is the worst in this college.
Attendance & Discipline:
Extremely strict. 75% is the university norm and that’s what college also adamantly insists on. Even 74.9% won’t do.
The college is strict for the dress code as well and demands that girls must wear Salwar Kamiz while boys must be in Formals during clinical postings. And never think of removing your apron and id-badge in this college.
Well there are a lot of students from Kerala in this college, even more than locals. There are also a lot of people from north India. Just like all other dental or medical college, one has to study a lot in order to reasonably well in exams. So you won’t be surprised to find a lot of nerds here. And unlike most other dental colleges you won’t find girls greatly outnumbering boys. They are almost equal in number.
There’s a shop just outside the gate which is famous among students as ‘aunty shop’. You can have juice, biscuits, wafers and such other stuff here. Apart from this there is nothing much nearby the college.
There is no canteen in the college.
The festival is not held every year. Last year they had it, but management is not very supportive for extra-curricular activities and it actually depends on their mood to keep it or not.
Students are posted at KCG hospital in Malleshwaram for some of clinicals. It’s a government hospital so there is great patient load for medicine. But as it’s a general hospitals not a lot of cases for surgery can be observed. For internships all the students are posted at the parent hospital itself. It’s a private hospital and patient load is very low. Around 20 patients are seen for OPDs daily. Like a few other colleges in the city, they also believe in creating dummy patients to attract PG students.
Rajiv Gandhi Dental College is a college which can be placed between average and below average. The academics are satisfactory but exposure to variety of cases is limited and there’s no fun factor in this college. Also those belonging to north India might find it difficult to adjust as people here are not exactly friendly. So better think for a while before joining this college.