Best MDS Colleges in Karnataka

The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) is a postgraduate professional dental course which provides a unique blend of subjects that help to enhance and develop a candidate’s communication, research, presentation and analysis skills. The course integrates the basic knowledge and treatment of the dental sciences. The MDS course widens the understanding of dental care and oral health. The course provides a thorough understanding of dental procedures, surgeries and techniques. It also provides hands-on experience about oral medicine and its various applications.

The curriculum emphasizes on concepts and skills that enrich the candidate’s knowledge, creates a highly adaptive environment and provides opportunities to grow successfully in the medical field. Candidates are guided to research and review useful information and apply concepts to their everyday roles as medical professionals. Topics such as Dental Anatomy, Dental Materials, General Pathology, General Surgery, Oral Microbiology and Dental Therapeutics are included in the course. Graduates can choose to start their career as dentists in hospitals or polyclinics. If they are entrepreneurs, they can set-up their own clinics and start practicing.

Skills like analytical reasoning, compassion and care, discipline, research, arguments and debates with relevant evidence, leadership, team work and logical thinking help candidates to grow into conscious global citizens. 


3 years


  • Government of Karnataka
  • Dental Council of India (DCI) Approved
  • NAAC Accredited


  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Deemed University
  • Private University


Semester System




Three sections: based on BDS syllabus


300 MCQs

  • Part A
  • Part B
  • Part C


KEA fees for MDS:

  • Government Colleges (G): Rs. 63,900 per year
  • Government Private Seats (G): Rs. 3,72,576 to Rs. 17,60,000 per year
  • GMP/OPN (P) in Private Colleges: Rs. 6,20,676 to Rs. 12,27,555 per year
  • NRI (N): Rs. 8,14,500 to Rs. 20,88,700 per year
  • Others (Q): Rs. 4,81,020 to Rs. 20,88,700 per year


MCC fees for MDS: [**to be updated**]


(Information as per 2020 Medical Counselling)


Between Rs. 3.5 Lakhs to 15 Lakhs p.a.


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  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Diagnostic Centres
  • Rehabilitation Centres

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed in BDS from a dental college recognized by the State Medical Board/Medical Council of India
  • The candidates should have completed a 1-year compulsory rotating Internship
  • The candidates should have received permanent registration from the Karnataka State Medical Council
  • Qualification in NEET-PG (MDS) Examination

Admission Procedure

The NEET-PG (MDS) qualified candidates are required to undergo two types of counselling.


  • Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Medical Counselling – for the students seeking admission to medical colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) Medical Counselling – for the students seeking admission to deemed universities

Management: Candidates who wish to apply for Management seats can go for Direct Admission

Career Prospects

Possible Career Opportunities:

  • Medical Professor and Lecturer
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Dental Health Consultant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Officer
  • Medical Superintendent
  • Medical Writer
  • Medical Editor
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Gynecologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Anesthetist
  • ENT Specialist
  • Neurologist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Higher Studies

Candidates can pursue higher studies after course completion:


  • Hospital and Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Management

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