Government Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur


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Government Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur (GDCHN) is a Premier Dental Institute catering to oral health care needs of the population of Central India. It is located in the geographical centre of India in the campus of the Government Medical College, which boasts to be the largest medical campus in Asia. Established in the year 1968, the institute is recognized by its governing bodies, Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER), Medical Education & Drug Dept. (MEDD, GOM) and Dental Council of India (DCI). Since its inception, it has served as a nurturing alma mater to more than 2000 dental graduates. GDCHN was earlier affiliated to Nagpur University (RSTMU) with an intake capacity of 30 students for BDS. Since then, the intake capacity has more than doubled, to 63 in 2019. In the year 1998, GDCHN got its UG program affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), the largest Health Education University in Maharashtra. The institute has been a pioneer in establishing the MDS Post Graduate program in all specialties. The PG degree program got affiliated to MUHS in the year 2009. GDCHN grew further with the addition of PhD program in 2014 and fellowship program in 2017.

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Welcome to this prestigious, Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur one of its oldest dental education institutions in central India. Popularly known as GDC, this institution was established in the year 1968 by Govt. of Maharashtra, with the primary objective of spreading dental education and oral health care in Vidarbha and Central India. Today GDC Nagpur is an important integral part of the health  care system due to efforts of visionary leaders, skilled staff, dedicated students, use of newer technology and research in Oral Health. 


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I am honoured graduates of Govt Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur (1970-74 batch) I am delighted that our esteemed Organization has been serving since its establishment and serving the cause of oral care, education, and research for over 50 years. The existing excellence and eminence are the culmination of efforts of our myriad Alumni, adorable Teachers and students who gave their highest contribution beneath wonderful circumstances and under the challenging situations. It is indeed believed that the glory of an Institution rests on its beliefs. Incessant fervour, steadfastness, professional competency, and by putting in tireless efforts, by everyone. Our prestigious Institution have ensured that the pursuit for excellence is maintained. The services rendered by our College and Hospital for over the last 50 years are well known at the National and Intercontinental level. I fervently trust that giving back and compassion, both individual and collectively constitute a powerful tool for our advancement. I am pleased to state that under the dynamic leadership of present Dean Abhay Datarkar this great Organisation is making steady Progress. I wish that my alma matter to reach to zeniths of grandeur.

Prof. Satyawan Damle MDA, MBA, PhD, FAMS, FIAMS, FDS.RCPS (Glasgow) FDS.RCS (England) FDS.RCS (EDIN) FAME, CARDIFF UK Director Research, Global Oral Research Academy, Ex Vice-Chancellor, MM University Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

I owe my knowledge, skills and ability to serve the general public for their treatment needs to the Government Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur. Was fortunate to have been nurtured into a successful professional both academically and clinically because of the determined and disciplined efforts of the faculty members for whom commitment was supreme. Their constant guidance was instrumental in shaping my teaching abilities over the years. The sheer number of patients have provided me the opportunity to hone up my competence in the profession. Truly indebted and proud to be the Alumni of such a premier institute.

Dr. Abhay Kolte Professor & Head, Department of Periodontics and Implantology, VSPM Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur.

The ability to 'Serve Humanity' was the blessing to me by 'Galaxy of Star Teachers' who carved me not only in Dentistry but imblibed the qualities of 'Determination, Devotion, Dedication and Discipline in me.
The quality of teaching and guidance by faculty and facilities well supported with 'State - of - Art' equipments with abudent quality clinical material available to master the skill to treat the patients - An excellant academic ambience.
Proud to be the 'Alumni of GDCH, Nagpur'.

Prof. (Dr.) Ram Thombare (1971 Batch) BDS(Nagpur), MDS(Mumbai), FICD(USA) Director, Rungla College of Dental Sciences, Bhilai(CG) *Ex-Dean, VYWS Dental College Amravati, Ex - Vice Dean, Shadar Pawar Dental College, Sawangi(Meghe). Ex - Chairman, faculty of Dentistry, Bengnazi, Libya, Ex - Dean, faculty of Denitstry, MUHA, Nasik (1999 - 2003). Ex - Member, Dental Council of India, New Delhi (1998 - 2003), Ex - President, Indian Dental Association, Maharashtra State Branch. Ex - Vice President, Indian Dental Association, Head office, Fellow of International College of Dentist (USA). Recognition Award by Indian Prosthodontic Saciety (2019), Patent for Retention measuring Apparaus by IP India (2021).

I am indebted to my teachers, seniors and friends whose blessings and best wishes guided me to achieve what I could. I am blessed to have had an opportunity to serve those who serve my nation. Values imbibed at alma matter have guided me through this journey. Proud to be GDC Nagpur alumini.

Lt Gen (Dr) Sanjay Londhe BDS 1977 Batch, MDS (Orthodontics) 1990 batch AFMC Pune Former Dir Gen Dental Services Armed Forces, Colonel Commandant Army Dental Corps, Former Honorary Dental Surgeon to President of India,

Government Dental College and Hospital Nagpur is not
a syllable but an emotion. Just thinking of my Alma mater brings numerous fond memories to me. This is the place which initiated my growth as a professional and nurtured my talents by honing my meagre skills with lot of patience and affection. GDC Nagpur is the place where I came in contact with my mentors and my lifelong friends who in numerous ways are responsible for my growth as a professional and development as a
person. Our teachers were doyens in their field yet so humble and grounded that they left lasting impressions in our minds and put in front of us role models of impossibly high standards. GCH Nagpur is not just made up of bricks and stones but it is made up of the tireless efforts of the teachers and administrators of the last 50 years and also the hopes and aspirations of numerous young and impressionable students who have been fortunate enough to be taken into it's loving folds. I shall forever be in debt of this magnificent institute and the teachers who shaped it into one of
the finest teaching and clinical hospitals of India.

Prof. (Dr.) Minal Chaudhary 1981 Batch MDS -Oral Pathology MDS-Orthodontics Director Professor in Oral Pathology SPDC Director School of Oral OncologyDirector Examination. Assessment and Evaluation Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

Government Dental College, Nagpur is not just an institute dealing with dental profession but is a discipline….. It gives you your destination, and also grooms your journey in dentistry to make you ready for future. The faculty has vast experience & clinical expertise & I have benefited from their teachings. Whatever I am today is because of these wonderful teachers & Institutes. I owe a lot to my alma mater & I am proud to be an alumni of this prestigious institute.

Dr Rajesh Vasant Gondhalekar Dean, VYWS Dental College & Hospital, Amravati Member, Management & Academic Council, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik

I was from pioneer 1968 batch of GDC Nagpur .We had opportunity to be trained by elites of Dentistry .Prosthodontics practicals used to be till 7.30 pm .We were not given above 55 % marks even to the best work .World has therefore accepted our expertise .I was the first Commonwealth Senior Medical Scholar to do post graduation from UK from GDC Nagpur .
Good teaching and hard work was the gift for us from GDC Nagpur.

Dr. T. R. Gururaja Rao M.A.,M.D.S.., M.Sc. (London), F.I.C.D., F.I.A.O.M.P Fellow of International College of Dentists Fellow of Indian Society of Dental ResearchFellow of Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists Past President of Indian Society of Periodontology Indian society of Dental Research

My Alma mater GDCH Nagpur holds a lot of importance in my personal as well as Professional life. I am thankful to My Alma mater to reveal My creative and intellectual potential. I am really thankful to all my teachers who inspired me, taught me to love my Profession, believe in me, and always motivated me to explore new opportunities in life.

Dr. Vandana Gade UG: 1991 & PG: 1997

My Alma mater, the GDC Nagpur in true sense is, was and shall ever remain my " Caring and Nourishing Mother" or "Bountiful Mother" as it literally means. When I was an Under graduate student at GDC Nagpur, it was the 17th and the youngest Dental Institute to be established in the country. In Spite of being a stakeholder of this young institute, I was privileged to have great teachers, outstanding role models and exemplary mentors. Dentistry was not as evolved as it is today nor did this institution have the legacy of the colleges established long ago in Mumbai and other parts of the country, but the stakeholders were highly motivated and determined. As the dust settled and the institution got steadily established, it carved a place for itself in the country and the world.It is indeed an honor and privilege to be the proud alumnus of GDC Nagpur. Whatever I could achieve in my career, it is because of  my alma mater. The institute has pioneered in shaping the careers and professional contours of many Dental professionals. Apart from knowledge and skill, the entire ethos of professionalism and humanity like leadership qualities , zeal to excel, dedication and devotion to duty, engraved with values such as sympathy, empathy, service before self, profound respect for teachers, fellow colleagues, patients, elders were imparted to all the privileged alumni. The blend of quality education and virtues and values created many outstanding professionals, teachers, researchers, administrators who established themselves at National and International levels to become role models and icons, who inspired generations.This is the rich legacy of my Alma mater, the one and the only 'GDC Nagpur'. I bow my head in reverence to this legendary institute. To conclude the lines written by Mena Kumari, a poetess par excellence are most befitting for GDC and its Alumni
" Aaghaz to hota hai,  anjam nahi hota, jab tak mere afsane me tera naam nahi hota"

Dr. Rajiv Borle (BDS, MDS, FIBOMFS) Vice Chancellor DMIMS ( DU) Wardha

GDC Nagpur is my mother institute .As a mother shows the path from day one onwards so also your first professional institution. This has been truly rewarding for most of us those who graduated from GDCH Nagpur. The first step in my professional life led me to several more steps including global recognition like fellowships, international publications, and awards. It has added Quality of Life to me. Quality comes in “Can” and GDC Nagpur can make a difference in one’s life. I will always be under gratitude towards my mother institution GDCH Nagpur who gave me real academic birth. My Salutations.

Dr. Vinay Hazarey Ex Dean, GDC Nagpur

It means a lot to be an alumnus of Government Dental College, Nagpur. When I look back, I find the base of most of my accomplishments in the learning acquired during my days in this prestigious Institute. Apart from academic development, the college has provided me the congenial environment to grow 3 dimensionally. The faculty and supporting staff inculcate a unique culture that enables an individual to carve his own path in different walks of life.
“Proud to be an alumnus of GDC Nagpur”

Dr Ranjitkumar Patil BDS (1988), MDS (1995) Vice- Dean, Faculty of Dental Sciences Professor & Head, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology King Georges Medical University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

A quest for knowledge led to a lifetime of friendship.
Sixth July 1971, thirty of us walked through the portals of GDCH Nagpur. We were the pioneer 4th Batch. We ambitiously entered with a thirst for knowledge towards a career in Dentistry. We were rewarded with an eminent teaching faculty and an assorted category of staff, who were part of our training. We had great teachers amongst them. To recollect a few (Apologies if inadvertently not mentioned or deceased-OM NAMA SHIVAAYA) Dr.V.Subramaniam, late S.V.Bhagvat Late.Prof.S.M.Joshi,Dr.K.V.Subbarao, Dr.Mrs Veena Subbarao,, Late Prof.Dudani, Dr.J.N.Khanna late Prof.S.S.Rao, late Prof M.V.Lele, Dr.V.S.Sabne, Prof. B.S.Arya Dr.H.S. Dhooria, Dr.V.J.Maknojia.Fondly remember all the teaching and non-teaching staff at GDCH Nagpur during my undergraduate days. Our professors and teaching faculty educated us on the foundations in the Art and Science of Dentistry. Teaching us the finer skills whilst moulding us into the future graduates in BDS. Preparing us to face the real world and our professional livelihood. Additionally, they played roles as fathers and mothers and friends for us, foreign students thousands of miles away from Malaysia and other countries. Whilst educating us professionally, they also taught us lessons in life. Fifty years on we can with pride say, we are graduated from GDCH Nagpur, Maharastra State, India. In dedicating this tribute to my Alma Mater, I cannot forget my 1971 batchmates and fellow collegemates. They treated me as one of them. Assisting, accommodating, and welcoming me into their homes.My sojourn in India could not have been more memorable.

Dr.Rajamalar Rajadurai BDS Nagpur GDC , MCD(UM KL), (Malaysia)

Govt.   Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur is serving the society with the motto of "Service to Humanity" in the field of oral health care, education and research since its established  in  1968. My journey with this prestigious institute have started as an undergraduate student and I'm fortunate enough to complete my post-graduation also from this institute.. I am privileged enough that my teachers had changed my Life with the right mixture of chalk and challenges. Afterward I have served this institution in various capacities as a faculty till 2008. The effect of teaching-learning from GDC Nagpur never stop influencing me. I think this impression is going to last till eternity. The services rendered by our alma mater are recognized at national & international levels. The existing repute and excellence is the result of culminating efforts and contribution of Deans. HODs, teachers and alumni over the years. The college is making remarkable progress under the dynamic 1eadership of present Dean Dr. Abhay Datarkar. I wish that my alma mater to attain the topmost position at the national/ international level.

Prof. Dr. Ramhari S. Sathawane Alumni UG 1976-80 & PG 1985-87 MDA (OMR), M.A. (Public Admn.), TII Specialist Professor & HOD, PG Teacher & PhD Guide, SDKS dental College & Hospital, Nagpur

Ex Dean, Professor & PG Teacher at Various Government and Private Dental & Medical Colleges With about 38 Years of experience and 33 Publication in State national and international journals. Ex Ec Member jt Secretary, Vice President and President (2005), Indian Society of Periodontology, (National). Ex Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology & Dental Dialogue, IDA Maharashtra State Branch. Ex Member, Board of Studies, Nagpur University, and BAMU Aurangabad, Ex, EC Member, IDA Nagpur, & Aurangabad Branch. Treasurer, 17th national Conference of Indian society of Periodontology, Aurangabad 1992. I got the opportunity to learn many qualities from my stalwart teachers during UG & PG Programs. I learn punctuality, Strictness Discipline, leadership devotion dedication to duty, courtesy, administrative ability and determination. Dr. V. Subramanian, Dr. Sm Joshi, Dr. IC Dudani, Dr. SS Rao, Dr. SA. kale, Dr. VS Sabane, Dr. MS. SH Hirani, etc. to name a few were the Teachers who shaped me and my life. There was an excellent academic ambiance in the college with a lot of clinical material available for learning Dentistry, with superb guidance from all the teachers. I owe everything to all my beloved Gurus what i was during my active teacher ship and administrative head of Dental Institutions. I owe humble gratitude to them for significantly contributing to my success in life. During the last about 54 years of its existence, my Alma Mater had progressed quite very well and earned name and fame nationally and internationality for achieving a great deal of standards in imparting quality education to the students, both at UG and PG level and rendering the yeoman Dental Services to the patients not only in Vidarbh but also from neighboring states. I fervently hope that under the dynamic leadership of present young, able Dean, Dr. Abhay Datarkar, the Institute will attain the zenith of grandeur in the field of dental education, possibly with opening up of superspecilities in various detal Subjects and improved patients services and care. I am proud to be a GDCH, Nagpur Alumni. with regards and best wishes..... . (Dr. Ramesh Kohad)

DR. RAMESH KOHAD Batch: 1972. BDS, MDS Perio (GDCH, Nagpur).

It is with a sense of nostalgia of one of the best periods of my life that I write about my time at GDC Nagpur for not only did I meet my spouse here, I had the privilege of being taught by stalwarts of dentistry in my P. G. such as Dr. H. S. Dhooria in Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology and Dr. D. S. Gupta in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
I joined my Alma Mater in 1982, completed my graduation in 1986, my first PG in Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology in 1989 and my second PG in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1992. My teachers included Dr. A. T. Bibiji, Dr. Vinay Hazare, Dr. Pushpa Hazare, Dr. R. Y. Mandlik, Dr. Kharat, Dr. Dolas and Dr. Modi. Their teachings guide my clinical practice today and I continue their tradition with my students. These teachings, I would like to say, were relevant not only then, but are becoming more and more relevant as time passes. I remember I was once told that my clinical judgement should not need the corroboration of a pathology report and today not only does it not most usually, I insist the same with my students.
During my last visit to my college, I was overjoyed with immense elevation in the standards of training that now exist here. My peers who have taken the responsibility of imparting dental education at the dental college are doing an excellent job. The modern is well balanced with tradition implying that patient care has progressed at pace with technology along with training in dentistry.
The public interface of the college has improved over the years with the inclusion of the department of Public Health Dentistry which recently conducted an oral health awareness, screening and treatment event. Such programs must be increasing the volume and variety of clinical material available to the college thus increasing the level of training for students, benefitting society by way of dental services and ultimately providing competent dentists to society. This is reflected in the magnitude of the number of patients who have been treated here : over 10 million.
Cultural life on the campus has become all the more lively. Now dental education is also entwined with cultural activities and a number of CDE program have been conducted. Everything about such a campus is commendable.
Reminiscing days spent at one's alma mater is always nostalgic. Everyone thinks that their's were special. I wish to submit that mine were too.


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