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Penang International Dental College - Malaysia

Penang International Dental College (PIDC) is the first dental college in India to offer a twinning program of the Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) by the Vinayaka Missions University at Salem. This endeavour was ventured by the visionary and philanthropist, Honourable Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram, Chancellor of Vinayaka Missions University and executed by the Pro-Chancellor of Vinayaka Missions University, Dato Dr. S. Sharavanan, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Penang International Dental College. The first batch of students was admitted in April, 2006.
Vinayaka Missions founded the Thirumuruga Kirupananda Variyar Thavathiru Sundara Swamigal (TKVTSS) Medical Educational and Charitable Trust in the year 1981 and was conferred the Deemed University status in 2001 and University status in 2006. Currently, the University has 21 colleges offering professional Diploma, Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral programmes. The BDS degree offered by Vinayaka Missions University is recognized by the Dental Council of India, Malaysian Dental Council, the Public Services Department of Malaysia and Sri Lankan Dental Council.
Penang International Dental College defines itself under the motto of Vision, Wisdom and Unity of Vinayaka Missions University. PIDC with its potential for an unparalleled educational system aspires to reach the apex height in the educational paradigm. The college in Salem is situated about 320 kms west of Chennai / 200 kms south of Bangalore.
Under the twinning program offered at Penang International Dental College, the first two years of preclinical studies (Basic Sciences) is carried out at Penang International Dental College campus at Salem, after which the students progress to the next three years of clinical program at the Penang International Dental College campus at Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.
The college is located 15 kms from Salem town on NH 47. The college premises comprise five floors of the building of the Hi-tech Hospital (4th to 8th floor), each measuring 10,000 sq. ft. It has an air-conditioned auditorium and lecture hall. Each department is equipped with labs for basic and preclinical, medical and dental studies and an air-conditioned library with a huge collection of books and journals enabling the students to keep themselves up to date with recent and current information, laboratory procedures and trends in dentistry.
Fully furnished, air-conditioned, twin sharing rooms are available to the students for accommodation in the college campus. There is also a cafeteria offering a variety of Malaysian and Indian dishes and a pharmacy and store. The well-equipped 400 bedded Hi-tech Hospital in the same campus provides health care of the best standard. PIDC and the hostel campus are Wi-Fi enabled.

 

 
 
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