Government Dental College and Hospital, C.S.T.
The 3rd best in India and the best Govt. college in Maharashtra (as per the Outlook Magazine - Mode Survey on India's Top professional Colleges in the June 22, 2009 issue)
Inside St. George Hospital Compound, right next to C.S.T. (C. Rly. And Harbour Rly.)
The building is under renovation at present. The college also has a recently established centre for Microdentistry.
This includes a girls hostel and a boys hostel. Rooms are available on sharing basis- 3 people per room. The hostel has its own mess and two T.V. rooms. It may soon also have a gymnasium.
A lot of well recognized dental professionals comprise the faculty. Lectures and practicals are conducted regularly with special emphasis on clinical training.
The students are sent to St. George's Hospital or J. J. Hospital for Medical subjects.
No. of patients:
Being so close to C.S.T., this college gets the maximum number of patients. This is particularly beneficial as students get exposure to a wide range of clinical cases and plenty of practice.
Most of the students are from Maharashtra, of which almost a fourth are from Mumbai. The rest are the admissions through AIPMT. Expect a culture shock, no matter where you are from. Survival here also depends on how fluent you are with Marathi - it gets you brownie points with the patients and the non teaching staff.
Apart from the hostel mess, there is a college canteen too. The food is reasonably priced, average in taste.
Since you are in South Mumbai, all the cool hangouts are a stone's throw away. Sterling, Regal, Eros, Mocha, CCD, Barista, Marine Drive, Subway, Gelato, Mc Donald’s are all 5 minutes away from the college. The sad part is that you do not get enough free lectures to make merry.
Well, you do need to have a decent amount of attendance to do well in your vivas.
The college has a cultural festival called Harmony that is usually in December and a Sports festival called Lakshya in November.
Govt. Dental College and Hospital
St. George Hospital Compound,
Next to C.S.T. Fort
Having the G.D.C & H., Mumbai label to your name adds a lot of weightage to your B.D.S. degree. So eventually it does pay off to be stuck in there for 5 years.