Terna Dental College, Nerul
Generally the first choice in private colleges.
Terna Dental College is located at a mere 5 minute walk from Nerul Railway station which falls on Harbour railway, 3 stations beyond Vashi in Navi Mumbai. So although it's not a task reaching the college once you get to Nerul Stn, the important part is to get to Nerul, especially if you're coming from the Western Suburbs or South Mumbai.
Newly painted and renovation work still going on, the 4 staircase architecture can get a little confusing but the seniors will make sure you reach the correct destination.
Ladies Hostel comprises of 1 building. Accommodation by flat sharing.
The students and consequently the professors have a very casual attitude towards studies. Lectures and practicals are irregular in the latter years. You're not spoon-fed, you're forced to study yourself with all the time you can possibly ask for. However, students say that compared to other medical and dental colleges in Navi Mumbai, Terna Dental College pretty much stands out as it has an excellent fleet of faculty who are thorough with their concepts and helpful if you ask for assistance.
Students are sent to the following hospitals:
- Terna Sahyadri hospital
- Terna Medical college
- NMMC, Vashi
Exposure is mediocre when compared to Government medical colleges, but excellent amongst the many other private medical colleges.
Cosmopolitan crowd. The crowd is a mix of repeaters & outstation students (commonly referred to as "hostelites" by Mumbaikars who form the obvious majority). Basically if you're not too choosy, you'll manage to fit in.
One canteen. Average food. Good service. Not many varieties in food.
Dwarka restaurant near the west-side of Nerul Station, Hotel Sanman & Ahmed Bhai's on the east all have decent food. And if you get bored, you switch to the all-time saviour - VASHI - which has everything from malls, movie theatres, top notch restaurants and what not.
Students at Terna Dental College were well off without attending too many lectures until recently. But the scenario has changed in the past two years or so and attendance is now mandatory. Yet, suitable college timings (8am-2pm) give you lots of time for doing what you want to do (best spent studying). That's one of the major plus points of this college.
Only one festival called Razz is held, usually during the Jan-Feb period. It is organized by the college committee.