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[Updated] Top MDS Colleges in India 2024-25: List of MDS Colleges, MDS Cutoff etc.

Top MDS Colleges in India: In India, every candidate who has cleared the NEET MDS 2024 Result dreams of pursuing post-graduation in dentistry and aims to secure admission in the top MDS colleges. While getting a seat in these colleges can be challenging, it is certainly achievable with determination and effort.

Choosing one of the best MDS Colleges can be a wonderful task. Throughout this article, we have listed the Top MDS Colleges in India with their rank and ratings. Candidates can read this complete article and decide subsequently which college meets the requirements their best.

Courses Overview

Before delving right into the top MDS colleges in India, it is equally important to know about the course one is interested in. Therefore we have mentioned a summary of MDS courses. Let’s take a look.

CourseMaster of Dental Surgery
Duration3 Years
Admission ProcessThey should have completed their Internship for BDS before taking admission to the MDS course. Some dental colleges mention minimum marks in the qualifying degree examination for admissions to MDS courses such as 55% marks in aggregate of all subjects in BDS courses.
Eligibility CriteriaMinimum 50% in BDS, Entrance test score
Jobs ProfileDental Departments of Hospitals
Dental Clinics
Academic Institutions
Pharmaceutical Research Centres for Oral care products
Private Dental Clinics
Top RecruitersFortis Healthcare, Apollo Hospitals, Dental Clinics, ICMR, AIIMS, Health Centers, etc.

List of MDS Colleges in India

The following are MDS colleges in India:

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S.NoCollege NameLocation
1.Chettinad Dental College & Research InstituteKancheepuram
2.Saveetha Dental College & HospitalChennai
3.Sri Ramachandra Dental College & HospitalPorur
4.Sri Venkateswara Dental College & HospitalKancheepuram
5.Sree Balaji Dental College & HospitalNarayanpuram
6.Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & HospitalNavi Mumbai
7.Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & HospitalPune
8.Dr D.Y. Patil Dental College & HospitalPune
9.Nair Hospital Dental CollegeMumbai
10.Faculty of Dental Sciences, BHUVaranasi
11.Army College of Dental SciencesSecunderabad
12.Sri Venkateswara Dental CollegePuducherry
13.Kalinga Institute of Dental SciencesBhubaneswar
14.Govt. Dental CollegeThiruvananthapuram
15.Yenepoya Dental College & HospitalMangalore

MDS Specialization (Brief Description)

The table below gives detailed information about the MDS’s Specialization in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Orthodontics Courses.

1.Oral Medicine and RadiologyBasic diagnostic procedures and techniques helpful in recognising the diseases of the oral tissues of local and constitutional origin and their medical management x-rays, and their uses in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases about orofacial diseases
2.ProsthodonticsRestoration and maintenance of oral function, health, comfort and appearance by the replacement of missing or lost natural teeth and associated tissues either by fixed or removable artificial substitutes.
3.Conservative DentistryPrevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the hard tissues and the pulp of the tooth and associated periapical lesions.
4.Community DentistryPreventing and controlling Dental diseases and promoting Dental health through organised community efforts
5.Paedodonticsprevention and treatment of oral and Dental ailments that may occur during childhood.
6.Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySurgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the human jaws and associated oral and facial structures.
7.Oral PathologyNature of oral diseases, their causes, processes and effects. It relates the clinical manifestation of oral diseases to the physiologic and anatomic changes associated with these diseases.
8.PeriodonticsHealth and diseases of the investing and supporting structures of the teeth and oral mucous membrane
9.OrthodonticsPrevention and correction of oral anomalies and malocclusion and the harmonising of the structures involved so that the Dental mechanism will function in a normal way.

NEET MDS Syllabus 2024

The NEET MDS Syllabus 2024 for applied Basic Science is common for all specialisations as per the regulations of the DCI. Check the table given below for MDS Syllabus.

Basic Sciences SyllabusEmbryology
Salivary glandsHypersensitivity:
a) Anaphylaxis,
b) Type 2 hypersensitivity,
c) Type 3 hypersensitivity,
d) Cell-mediated reaction and its clinical importance,
e) System lupus erythematosus,
f) Infection and infective granulomas
Muscles of facial expression and muscles of masticationDevelopment of tooth
Temporo mandibular jointHistology
Applied AnatomyDevelopment of face, palate, mandible and maxilla
Cardiac cycleDental caries
WBC Function and classificationDental plaque
RBC and haemoglobinPathology of oral soft and hard tissues
Blood groupsCYSTS- Classification, types (esp. Dental, dentigerous)
Oral Cavity and vestibuleOthers:
a) AIDS,
b) Hepatitis B
Shock, hypertension, cardiac failureOral Manifestations of systemic diseases
Composition function and regulation of salivaMicrobiology
Mastication and deglutitionApplied General Microbiology:
a) Gram-positive bacteria,
b) Gram-negative bacteria,
c) Aerobes and anaerobes,
d) Microbiology of tuberculosis
Endocrine system:
a) Pituitary hormone
b) Thyroid hormone
c) Parathyroid hormone
Oral Microbiology – normal oral flora, Sterilization and disinfection, Microbiology of pulpal and periodontal diseases
a) Digestion of starch and absorption of glucose,
b) Metabolism of glucose, specifically glycolysis, TCA,
c) Blood sugar regulation
Chemotherapeutics and antibiotics
Lipids – Essential and non-essential fatty acidsAnalgesics, antipyretics and NSAID
Proteins – Essential and non-essential amino acidsAntiseptics, sialogogues and anti sialogogues
a) Calcium and Phosphorus metabolism,
b) Iron Metabolism,
c) Trace elements in nutrition
Periodontics: Nutrition in geriatric patients, Consequences and management of age changesPharmacology
BiochemistryGeneral and local anaesthetics, hypnotics, anti-epileptics and tranquillizers
Vitamins – Vitamin A, B (All types) C, D & EAnti-diabetics
PathologyStructure of matter and principles of adhesion
a) Repair and regeneration, necrosis and gangrene,
b) Roll of the complement system in acute inflammation,
c) Roll of Arachidonic acid and its metabolites in acute inflammation,
d) Pulpitis and periodontitis
Physical properties of Dental Materials
a) Pathogenesis of hemorrhagic, neurogenic, septic, cardiogenic shock,
b) Circulatory disturbances,
c) Ischaemic hyperemia,
d) Venous congestion,
e) Edema,
f) Infarction
Overview of materials for dental applications with special reference to standards for
Study of the epithelium of the oral cavityMechanical Properties of Dental materials
Bone and toothSolidification and microstructure of Metals
TongueEquilibrium phases in cast alloys
Salivary glandsDental Polymers
PhysiologyImpression Material
Physiology and function of the masticatory systemGypsum Products
Blood coagulation mechanismsDental Waxes
Vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, K and trace elementsCasting Investments and procedures
SteroidsFinishing and Polishing materials with special reference to bur design
DentifricesBonding for direct restorative materials
Desensitizing agentsRestorative resins
FluoridesDental Casting and soldering alloys
Dental Material ScienceWrought alloys except for orthodontic wires and brackets
Overview of materials for dental applications with special reference to standards forDental Ceramics
Dental materialsDenture base resins
TongueMaterials for maxillofacial prosthetics
Biocompatibility of Dental MaterialsDental Implants
PalateMaterials for post and core

NEET MDS 2024 Cut-off (Out)

By the minimum qualifying/eligibility criteria for admission to the MDS course as mentioned in the information Bulletin for NEET-MDS 2024, the cutoff scores for various categories are as follows:-

CategoryNEET MDS Cutoff PercentileNEET MDS 2024 Cutoff Score
General/EWS50th Percentile263
SC/ST/OBC (Including PwBD of SC/ST/OBC)40th Percentile230
General PwBD45th Percentile246

NEET MDS 2023 Cutoff

The authorities released the cutoff of NEET MDS 2023 and the result. NEET MDS cutoff 2023 is the minimum qualifying percentile that candidates must secure to secure the national-level entrance test. Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2023 cut-off from NBE from the table below.

CategoryCut off percentileCutoff Marks 2023
General and EWS50th percentile272
SC/ST/OBC40th percentile238
General and EWS – PH45th percentile255
SC/ST/OBC – PH40th percentile238

Documents Required

The applicants allocated a seat through the NEET MDS counselling must report to the allotted institute to confirm the documents. The candidate must carry the following documents for confirmation of the seat assigned.

  • NEET MDS 2024 admit card
  • NEET scorecard
  • BDS mark sheet (1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional Examination)
  • BDS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Permanent/Provisional registration certificate issued by DCI/State Dental Council
  • Class 10 Certificate/Date of Birth certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many years is the MDS course in India?

The MDS course is of three years duration, and students are required to be enrolled as full-time candidates. The College is running a Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in all 9 specialities recognized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

Which college is best for MDS in India?

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru.
AIIMS Delhi – All India Institute of Medical Sciences New.
AFMC Pune – Armed Forces Medical College.
IMS BHU – Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University
Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon

How many MDS colleges are there in India?

283+ MDS colleges in India.

Is MDS necessary after BDS?

After completing BDS, a student can do MDS by clearing the NEET exam and entering either a government college or a private college. The benefit of pursuing MDS is that it will give you additional clinical knowledge that can be used in your clinical practice.

How much is the stipend for MDS?

The MDS Stipend offered by the government dental colleges is around 30 – 90 thousand INR. 

What is the scope of MDS in India?

Career Scope for MDS students. The MDS students can find ample job opportunities in public and private hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, clinical organizations, manufacturing companies, corporate offices, MNCs, and medical industries.

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