A news story discusses that the new draft of the National Dental Commission Bill 2020 proposes an exit exam for undergraduate dental students in India.
If the draft of National Dental Commission Bill 2020 gets approval, BDS (undergraduate dental) students shall have to appear for an exit exam before pursuing MDS (postgraduate dental) and for obtaining license for practicing dentistry.
The draft of National Dental Commission Bill 2020 has been released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Before finalizing the bill, which would repeal the Dentists Act, 1948, comments and suggestions have been sought from general public on the draft bill till February 20.
"General public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Health and Family welfare proposes to finalise National Dental commission Bill for setting up a National Dental commission and repealing the Dentists Act, 1948," said the Ministry in a communique.
The draft bill proposes an exit exam for undergraduate dental students. The exam will be referred to as National Exit Test (NEXT), which is in line with the MBBS exit exam.