IGNOU has also announced admission to
1. Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI)
2. Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontics (PGCE).
IGNOU, in collaboration with the Dental Council of India, has developed two Post-Graduate Certificate programmes for BDS Graduates.
These programmes are essentially a judicious mix of theoretical and practical courses. They enhance the knowledge and skills in the field of Oral Implantology and Endodontics, respectively. The programmes are approved by the DCI. The practical skills are imparted through selected DCI recognized dental colleges all over the country.
The Eligibility for admission to the Openden-III is Registered BDS Doctors after completion of internship. The degree should be recognized by Dental Council of India.The selection will be done on the basis of a combined entrance test for the two programmes after applying the reservation as per Govt. of India rules.
The minimum Duration is one year and maximum duration is three years of this programme, the Medium of instruction is English and there is no maximum age limit.
Student Handbook & Prospectus for OPENDEN– 2011 can be obtained from the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068 and from all the Regional Centres of IGNOU by paying Rs. 500 in cash at the respective sale counters.
Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website: www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a DD/IPO for Rs.550/- in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi (in case of Openmat) and New Delhi/city of concerned Regional Centre (for Openden).
Filled in form for Entrance Test, “OPENDEN-III" must reach the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, New Delhi-110068 by Registered Post/Speed Post on or before 31st December, 2010.