Top Dental Colleges in India 2022

India has been recognised as one of the top destinations to get that charming smile at a fraction of cost compared to other locations in the world. Dental degrees Iindia are recognised by the Dental Council of India (DCI) and are offered in various specialisations, including Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Public Health, Endodontics, Microbiology, Radiology & Imaging Science, etc. 

Dental professionals deal with the diseases related to tooth, jaw and other facial tissues, dental science revolves around maintaining oral health. It also includes surgeries such as dental implants, artificial replacements, treating jaw and gum-related diseases and surgeries, correcting misaligned/dispositioned teeth and jaw, treating dental tissues, facial diseases diagnosis and surgeries and also, cosmetic treatments. Dental professionals perform computer and magnetic resonance imaging, implants, tissue grafts, trauma and laser surgery. Some of the popular specialisations offered in Dental colleges in India are:

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

A Dental professional must possess qualities like ability to work in a critical and dynamic environment, dedication towards professional commitment and medical ethics, desire for knowledge and learning new research, scientific research and development skills, sharp memory and prompt approach, communication and interpersonal, counselling and caring, problem-solving, approachable and empathetic, medical writing, patience and perseverance. 

India is home to some of the top-rated colleges/ universities to pursue Dental courses. These include Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science (Delhi), Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (Chennai), A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (Mangalore), Manipal College of Dental Sciences (Mangalore), Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Chennai), Nair Hospital Dental College (Mumbai), J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (Mysore), M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences - MSRUAS (Bangalore), Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University - SOA (Bhubaneswar), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, etc.

There are over 300 Dental colleges in India that offer courses in full-time, part-time and distance-learning mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these the top 20 Dental colleges in India ranked by NIRF offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study.

The top-rated Dental colleges in India offer different types of courses. Nearly 280 colleges offer MDS , 200 offer BDS , 32 offer UG Diploma and 30 offer Certificate course.

Dental Courses Admission Eligibility Criteria

Dental courses can be pursued at UG, PG and PhD levels. The eligibility criteria differ as per the course selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG, PG and PhD Dental courses:

UG level: Candidates must have passed Class 12 with Physics, Biology and Chemistry and secured at least 50% aggregate score from a recognised board. The course is of five years duration.

PG level: Candidates must have BDS degree from a dental college/institute recognised by the Dental Council India. Candidates must have completed their internship for BDS before taking admission in MDS course. Some dental colleges mention minimum marks in the qualifying degree examination for admissions to MDS course, such as 55% aggregate of all subjects in BDS course. The course is of five years duration.

PhD level: Candidates must have passed postgraduation in the relevant stream from a recognised university.

Diploma and Certificate Programmes:

  • The eligibility criteria for diploma courses may vary from course to course.
  • Candidates can apply for Aesthetic Dentistry, Dental Hygienist and other such courses after passing Class 10
  • Courses like Dental Ceramic Technology require candidates to pass Class 12 with the minimum required marks
  • Candidates need to pass Class 12 to apply for certificate courses

Apart from merit-based admission, the Dental colleges in India conduct entrance exams for admission to dental courses like NEET, NEET MDS, etc.

Although there are plenty of Dental colleges in India there a few top ones that have been listed by NIRF.

Following is a list of top 10 Dental colleges in India ranked NIRF under the Dental category:

College

NIRF'20 Ranking

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi

1

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi 2
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 3

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai

4

A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

5

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

6

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

7

Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai

8

J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore

10

MSRUAS, Bangalore

11

Following is a list of top 10 Dental colleges in India ranked by India Today under the Dental category:

College

India Today'20 Ranking

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi

1

King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow

2

Post-Graduate Institute of Dental Science, Rohtak

3

Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi

4

Manipal College of Dental Science, Manipal

5

Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai

6

Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai

7

Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata

8

Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur

9

Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana

10

Here is the list of some of the top private and public Dental colleges in India:

Private Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai

-

A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

5,06,500

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

5,16,000

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

24,00,000

J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore

60,000

 

Public Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs lakh)

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi

-

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, (DMIMSU), Wardha

-

Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana

17.50

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Delhi

-

Refer to the infographics below to get a detailed overview of the top 9 cities/states of Dental colleges in India:

 

Note: Y-axis refers to the number of colleges in the above graphs.

Career Scope for Dental Students

The scope of dental field has enhanced due to the increasing awareness of oral health and the introduction of new fields such as oral pathology, periodontics and orthodontics. The top employers/recruiters of dental degree holders are majorly Hospitals, Medical Research Centres, and Pharmaceuticals. Dental professionals can also practice from their own clinic after getting a practising license from the medical association. A few job types at hand for dental students or dental degree holders comprise :

  • Dental Surgeon
  • Dental Assistant
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Ceramist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Consultant
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Forensics
  • Medical Representative
  • Private Practitioner
  • Professors
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Sales Representative

Graduates from below top 3 Dental colleges in India can bag a median salary of less than Rs 1 LPA:

Graduates from below top 9 Dental colleges in India can bag a median salary of Rs 1-5 LPA:

Graduates from below top 2 Dental colleges in India can bag a median salary of more than Rs 10 LPA:

  • JMI, Delhi
  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary for Dental colleges in India:

Note: Y-axis refers to the number of colleges in the above graph.

Top Recruiters for Dental Students

After completing Dental courses, candidates get several placement opportunities. The placement drives are conducted by the colleges. The colleges provide opportunities to enhance the student’s knowledge and gain real-time experience.

Below is the list of few top companies in India that recruit Dental students along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi

4.8

PGI Chandigarh, AIIMS USMLE, RML-Delhi

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi

4.6

Ottobock, Endolite

KGMU, Lucknow

4.6

AIIMS MAMC, KGMU

Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana

4.2

AIIMS, Apollo, JIPMER, CMC

MSRUAS, Bangalore

3.6

Apollo Munich, HCG Hospitals

How affordable is studying Dental Courses in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Dental courses in India is expensive as approximately 43% of the colleges have course/annual fees that ranges from Rs 1-10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad
  • B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Approximately 29% of Dental colleges have a fee structure of more than Rs 20 lakh. Some of these colleges are

  • MSRUAS, Bangalore
  • Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

Approximately 14% of Dental colleges have a fee structure that ranges from Rs 10-20 lakh. Some of these colleges are

  • Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana

Approximately 14% of Dental colleges have a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are

  • S.S. Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Dental Colleges in India basis fees:

 

 

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
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Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.6

Placements

4.7

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.0
(3)
Fees: 27.70 Lakh
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
5
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3
The Week ' 21
4
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2
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Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
4.6

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.5
(2)
Fees: 22.00 Lakh
30
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Not Ranked
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3
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Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Poonamallee
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(4)
Fees: 5,000
Not Ranked
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4
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Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences
4.6

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(5)
Fees: 16,480
Salary : 12.72 Lakh
1
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1
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1
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5
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KGMU - King George's Medical University
4.7

Placements

4.7

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(26)
Fees: 2.18 Lakh
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
2
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2
The Week ' 21
6
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6
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A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences
4.4

Placements

5.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

5.0
(1)
Fees: 20.00 Lakh
Salary : 1.18 Lakh
18
India Today ' 21
9
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
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7
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Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.4

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

3.7
(6)
Fees: 27.70 Lakh
Salary : 2.80 Lakh
9
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8
The Week ' 21
12
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8
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Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
4.4

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(12)
Fees: 30.00 Lakh
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
19
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12
The Week ' 21
11
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9
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SDM College of Dental Sciences
Fees: 3.83 Lakh
Salary : 2.10 Lakh
14
India Today ' 21
10
The Week ' 21
8
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10
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SRM Dental College, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai
Fees: 16.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
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11
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Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

5.0
(2)
Fees: 2.84 Lakh
Salary : 60,000
7
India Today ' 21
5
The Week ' 21
3
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12
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J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.5
(2)
Fees: 60,000
43
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
29
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13
NIRF ' 21
Amrita School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus
5.0

Placements

5.0

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(1)
Fees: 20.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.50 Lakh
17
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
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14
NIRF ' 21
Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

3.4
(5)
Fees: 22.00 Lakh
Salary : 5.40 Lakh
50
India Today ' 21
21
The Week ' 21
33
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15
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M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS)
3.7

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.6
(75)
Fees: 3.95 Lakh
Salary : 1.20 Lakh
13
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
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16
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Post-Graduate Institute of Dental Science
4.2

Placements

5.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

5.0
(1)
Fees: 2.08 Lakh
Salary : 6.96 Lakh
3
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
9
Outlook ' 19
17
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Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences
4.4

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.1
(8)
Fees: 22.00 Lakh
Salary : 9.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
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18
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Bapuji Dental College and Hospital
3.9

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

4.0
(2)
Fees: 3.83 Lakh
Salary : 52,000
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
11
The Week ' 21
16
Outlook ' 19
19
NIRF ' 21
DMIMSU - Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
4.5

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.2
(13)
Salary : 7.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
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20
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Jamia Millia Islamia [JMI]
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.7
(432)
Fees: 1.24 Lakh
Salary : 12.00 Lakh
15
India Today ' 21
14
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
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21
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Yenepoya Dental College And Hospital, Mangalore
4.8

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(1)
Fees: 24.00 Lakh
Salary : 2.11 Lakh
32
India Today ' 21
26
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Not Ranked
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22
NIRF ' 21
Sree Balaji Dental College And Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research
Fees: 36.32 Lakh
Salary : 12.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
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23
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Vishnu Dental College Andhra pradesh
4.5

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.3
(3)
Fees: 48,620
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
40
India Today ' 21
30
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
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24
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MAHER - Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research
3.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

2.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.3

Value for Money

3.3
(4)
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
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25
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Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU
4.6

Placements

4.7

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.8
(24)
Fees: 1.19 Lakh
Salary : 11.00 Lakh
4
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
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26
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DR. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College
3.6

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

3.0
(1)
Fees: 1.61 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
11
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
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27
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Saraswati Dental College
3.8

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(2)
Fees: 16.32 Lakh
Salary : 7.01 Lakh
47
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
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28
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College of Dental Sciences
4.3

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.5
(2)
Fees: 3.83 Lakh
Salary : 60,000
37
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
17
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29
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MGVM’s Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray, Dental College and Hospital
3.8

Placements

1.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.0
(1)
Fees: 10.80 Lakh
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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30
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Army College of Dental Sciences
4.0

Placements

2.5

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.5
(2)
Fees: 17.00 Lakh
Salary : 50,000
21
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19
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Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences
Fees: 3.83 Lakh
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
39
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27
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19
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32
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Government College Of Dentistry, Indore
Fees: 1.74 Lakh
Salary : 50.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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33
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KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.0
(2)
Fees: 22.04 Lakh
Salary : 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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Not Ranked
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34
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Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.7
(235)
Salary : 6.10 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
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35
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Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
3.5

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.4
(132)
Fees: 21.00 Lakh
Salary : 12.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
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36
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Christian Dental College, Ludhiana
3.6

Placements

1.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(1)
Fees: 17.55 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
10
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
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37
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RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital
3.8

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(3)
Fees: 11.18 Lakh
Salary : 11.30 Lakh
Not Ranked
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Not Ranked
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Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences
3.7

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.1
(9)
Fees: 33.10 Lakh
Salary : 13.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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Manav Rachna Dental College [MRDC]
4.4

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(9)
Fees: 17.77 Lakh
24
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24
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ITS Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre
4.5

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(31)
Fees: 18.24 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
25
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Q 1. What are the different specialisations offered in Dental colleges in India?

A. The top 10 specialisations offered in Dental colleges in India are:

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

Q 2. Which Dental college has the best placements?

A. The top 5 Dental colleges in India based on placements are:

  • Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi
  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Delhi
  • KGMU, Lucknow
  • Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana
  • MSRUAS, Bangalore

Q3. What is the eligibility criteria to qualify for BDS in India?

A. Candidates should have passed Class 12 with Physics, Biology and Chemistry and scored minimum 50% aggregate score from a recognised board.

Q 4. What is the estimated fee of studying Dental courses in India?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Dental courses in India is expensive as approximately 43% of the colleges have course/annual fees that ranges from Rs 1-10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad
  • B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Q 5. What are the popular entrance exams to qualify for Dental courses in India?

A. The various entrance exams accepted in India for Dental course admissions include NEET, NEET MDS, etc.

Q 6. What are the job opportunities after I complete a Dental course from India?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities for students who complete a Dental course from India. Some of them are listed below:

  • Ceramist
  • Consultant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Lab Technician
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Forensics
  • Medical Representative
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Private Practitioner
  • Professors
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Q7. How many dental colleges are there in India?

A. There are over 300 Dental colleges in India that offer courses in full-time, part-time and distance-learning mode of study.

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