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India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga center and base for Himalayan trekking.
The country is situated north of the equator between 8?4' and 37?6' north latitude and 68?7' and 97?25' east longitude. India measures 3,214 km (1,997 mi) from north to south and 2,933 km (1,822 mi) from east to west. On the south, India projects into and is bounded by the Indian Ocean-in particular, by the Arabian Sea on the southwest, the Laccadive Sea to the south, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.
The Economy of India is the seventh-largest in the world, the country is classified as a newly industrialized country it is one of the G-20 major economies, and a member of BRICS. It has a developing economy with an average growth rate of 7% over the last two decades. India has long-term growth prospective of the Indian economy which is positive due to its young population. Overall India-based R&D Globalization and R&D Services market reached US$ 20 billion in 2015, up by 9.9 per cent over 2014. R&D Services market stood at US$ 7.76 billion and R&D Globalisation market (Captives) stood at US$ 12.25 billion. India?s R&D globalisation and services market is set to almost double by 2020 to US$ 38 billion. The encouragement for research in India gave a significant opportunity for multinational corporations across the world as it is having the availability of intellectual capital.
Dental education today must ensure that professionals are equipped to deal with the challenges of tomorrow, and in an increasingly globalized scenario, how we educate our future professionals will decide the future of our country. The Dental Council of India (DCI) is a Statutory Body in India incorporated under an Act of Parliament viz The Dentists Act, 1948 (XVI of 1948) to regulate the dental education and the profession of dentistry throughout the country. The general body of the Dental Council of India represents various state governments, universities, dental colleges, central government, etc. The Council has to meet the challenges in a diverse system of culture and geography to empower dental surgeons to render quality service on par with international standards.