The Swarnim Dental College in the Khokhra area of Ahmedabad was thrown open on Sunday by the Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi. Built at cost of Rs 30 crore, the college is run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's Medical Education Trust.
Rvenue minister Anandiben Patel, mayor Kanaji Thakore, member of parliament Dr Kirit Solanki, deputy mayor Kalpanaben Bhatt, standing committee chairman Asit Vora and municipal commissioner IP Gautam were also present at the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said, "There is need for more doctors to serve the society. The state government plans to build medical education facilities in the state so that the students don't need to go to other states to study medicine."
The new college has an intake of 150 seats.