Dow University starts dental college

Karachi, June 13(The News): The Dow University of Heath Sciences (DUHS) has started dental college at Dr Ishratul Ebad Institute of Oral Health Sciences on Tuesday.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Masood Hameed Khan, welcomed the newly admitted BDS students and briefed the audience about the developments of DUHS since its inception, three years back.

He mentioned that the necessity of dental college in the public sector had long been felt. He said keeping the same in view, the foundation stone of Dr Ishratul Ebad Institute of Oral Health Sciences was laid three years ago in the Sindh Medical College and today this dream had come true.

He said here highly educated teaching faculty was always available for guidance to students while in future Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes would also be started.

Prof Khan mentioned the International Medical College in which the classes had started from last Monday and said that M.Phil programme would be started in few months and research laboratory will start functioning by early July this year.

He said it would also provide services to patients besides the research work of the faculty members.

He said the building

where this new institute has been lodged was constructed in 1865 and was in such deplorable condition that demolishing charges of Rs40,000 were agreed with the contractor just before the establishment of the university.

But he decided that it remain a national heritage structure and had it renovated for the dental college.

The principal of Sindh Medical College, Prof Tariq Sharafatullah, highlighted the facilities of digital library and the science laboratories equipped with modern technology.



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