H.P. Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Shimla

 To provide basic Dental Care to the people of the state and to achieve goal of providing “Health for All.”

    As per the announcement of the Hon’ble Chief Minister this college is providing free dental treatment to the BPL and IRDP families of the state. This college is also contributing towards “Muskan Project” in which free dentures are made to the senior citizens aged 65 years and above.

The Himachal Pradesh Govt. Dental College & Hospital came in existence in the year 1994 with the intake capacity of 20 students per year to the BDS course so that better Dental Health Services may be provided to the people of the state. Thereafter the intake capacity was increased from 20 to 40 admissions and as such the training course for the 40 admission was started from the academic session 2003-2004. Further the 60 admission were started from 2007-08. Also the MDS course in four specialties i.e. Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Community Dentistry have also been started from 2006-07 with intake capacity of 2 students each in every department. This college has started MDS course in the specialties of Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Paedodontics from the session 2013-2014. For MDS course in the departments of Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry and Paedodontics intake capacity of 3 students has been done whereas in the department of Periodontics and Orthodontics there is intake capacity of 2 seats from the session 2014-2015. Training course for Dental Hygeinist and Dental Mechanic has also been started with the intake capacity of 20 students in each course to provide basic Dental Care to the people of the state.

H.P. Govt. Dental College and Hospital Shimla are one of the reputed Govt. Dental Colleges in Himachal Pradesh. The college is popularly known as HPGDC Shimla and was founded in the year 1994. The college is affiliated with the Himachal Pradesh University and is approved by Dental Council of India, Govt. of India. The college was established with an objective of fortification the weakest section of the Nation.
H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla is a dental college located in Himachal Pradesh. It is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University and is approved by Dental Council of India. The college has a government management. H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital proudly possesses the complete know-how to prepare learned & well qualified professionals. It offers a five year course in Bachelor of Dental surgery (B.D.S). The college provides good infrastructure facilities to the students. It has spacious classrooms, well-stocked library, Dentures workshop, well-equipped laboratories and clinical dental departments. It also provides hostel facility for both boys and girls which would be fruitful for the students who live outside Shimla city. The town and the Institution are well connected by train and bus and also, many food joints and tourist places in the city enable students to go for a hangout and refresh themselves of their hectic schedules and enjoy themselves.

Establishment Year
University Name
Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-5
College Status
Annual Intake (Seats)
Permission Date
07 Dec 2002
H.P.Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Shimla, SHIMLA, 171001

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