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DCI issues anti-ragging guidelines

New Delhi : The Dental Council Of India (DCI) has issued guidelines to curb the menace of ragging in dental colleges. In the guidelines the DCI has made it clear that it was the responsibility of the institutions that no ragging occurs in the institutions.As per section 11.3 of ‘DCI Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Dental Colleges, 2009’, the authorities or management, especially the Head of all the dental institutes is responsible for avoiding any incidence of ragging and taking prompt and appropriate actions against the responsible person if any such incidence ever happens.

All dental institutions have been instructed to appoint one or more of their faculty members as the “Counsellor” for new and senior students to frequently coordinate the student batches about day-to-day issues and make them aware of their part in minimizing the ragging concern.

Additionally, all institutes are instructed to collect and submit anti-ragging agreements from all parents, legal guardians, and studentsenrolled in BDS, MDS, PG Diploma, Para Dental Courses, or any other program approved or recognized by DCI, online at and