Top Dental Colleges in India: Indian Dental colleges are well known among the medical education aspirants due to its standardized education system and the education facilities provided by them. Dental education deals with the oral health maintenance and other diseases related to teeth, jaws, gums and facial tissues. There are nearly 300 dental colleges present in India and they are accredited by the Dental Council of India (DCI). The BDS course duration is 5 years in India and the fee structure will be approximately around INR 1,00,000 to INR 4,00,000 per annum. The dental specializations provided by the Indian colleges are given below.

  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Microbiology
  • Radiology & Imaging Science 

BDS Eligibility Criteria 

To pursue a BDS course in India, the student must possess the following eligibility criteria.

  1. The students must have completed school education with Biology, physics, and chemistry subjects as a part of their curriculum.
  2. They must have an aggregate of 50% marks in their qualifying exam.
  3. The candidates must have cleared NEET exam with the qualifying percentage.
  4. The aspirant must be at least 17 years old to appear for the NEET exam.

BDS Admission Procedure:

The BDS admission process can be categorized under 5 stages.

  • NEET examination: the aspirant has to appear for the NEET exam and clear the exam with qualifying scores as per their category.
  • Counseling registration: the candidates have to register for the counseling procedure on or before the deadline. This is a paid process and the registration fee varies between the states from INR 500 to INR 2500.
  • Round 1 counseling: Once the candidates are called in for the counseling they have to select the college of their choice during their slot. If the seats are available the candidates will be allotted with BDS seats. If not, the candidate has to move on to the second round of counseling.
  • Round 2 counseling: After the first round of counseling, the same process will be repeated and the candidate will be allotted admission. If he/she misses out their chance, they can try to get their admission through the Mop round
  • Mop-up round: This is the last round of counseling for the merit BDS admission. Here all the rejected seats and the unfilled seats will be put up for counseling. The students have to follow the same process for getting admission in the BDS colleges.

Best BDS colleges in India

NIRF Ranking 2021Name of the collegeScoresFee Gov Quota/annumFee Management Quota/annum
1Manipal College of Dental Sciences,Udupi, Karnataka81.33.05 Lakhs14 Lakhs
2Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra80.723.08 Lakhs13 Lakhs
3Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu78.334 Lakhs14.80 Lakhs
4Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi77.573.04 Lakhs14 Lakhs
5King George’s Medical University71.784.10 Lakhs13.74 Lakhs
6A. B. S. M. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka70.953.80 Lakhs14.30 Lakhs
7Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka70.333 Lakhs12.50 Lakhs
8Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu64.333.20 Lakhs12.61 Lakhs
9SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital63.693 Lakhs12.72 Lakhs
10SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu63.573.12 Lakhs12 Lakhs
11Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra62.733.67 Lakhs13.15 Lakhs
12JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka62.193.16 Lakhs14.34 Lakhs
13Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu61.443 Lakhs12.78 Lakhs
14Siksha `O` Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar, Odisha61.143.04 Lakhs13.78 Lakhs
15M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka61.063.10 Lakhs13.22 Lakhs
16Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana60.613.10 Lakhs12.78 Lakhs
17Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha60.563 Lakhs12 Lakhs
18Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka59.063.60 Lakhs12.67 Lakhs
19Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra58.383.70 Lakhs12.89 Lakhs
20Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Delhi58.323 Lakhs12 Lakhs
21Yenepoya Dental College, Mangaluru, Karnataka57.693.10 Lakhs12 Lakhs
22Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital56.573.15 Lakhs12.53 Lakhs
23Vishnu Dental CollegeMore54.553 Lakhs12.23 Lakhs
24Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research54.373.70 Lakhs13.60 Lakhs
25Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences53.233.80 Lakhs13.78 Lakhs
26Aligarh Muslim University52.853.56 Lakhs12.45 Lakhs
27Saraswati Dental College & Hospital52.373.12 Lakhs13 Lakhs
28College of Dental Sciences, Devangere, Karnataka52.283.11 Lakhs13 Lakhs
29MGV’s Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray Dental College, Panchavati, Nashik52.253 Lakhs12.89 Lakhs
30Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana51.993.13 Lakhs12 Lakhs
31Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences51.693.11 Lakhs12.78 Lakhs
32Govt. Dental College, Indore51.663 Lakhs
33KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka51.613.67 Lakhs12.89 Lakhs
34Maharishi Markandeshwar, Ambala, Haryana51.463 Lakhs12.78 Lakhs
35M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu51.44INR 13610/-
36Christian Dental College51.43INR 48330/-
37Raja Rajeswari Dental College & Hospital51.313.1 Lakhs12 Lakhs
38Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University51.093 Lakhs12 Lakhs
39Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies51.023.1 Lakhs12 Lakhs
40I.T.S. Dental College Hospital & Research Center|50.873 Lakhs12 Lakhs

BDS Admission in India