• Government Dental College & Research Institute, Bengaluru

    Victoria Hospital, Near City Market, Kalasipalayam,
    P.O. Sri Jayachamarajendra Road, Bengaluru South (T),
    Bengaluru Urban (Dist.), Karnataka - 560 002, India

Type of College

Public - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition





Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

About Government Dental College & Research Institute, Bengaluru

Government Dental College & Research Institute, an autonomous institute, is the first dental college of Karnataka, which was established by the Government of India in 1958.

The first dental college of Karnataka, Government Dental College & Research Institute, was established by the Government of India in 1958. An autonomous institute of the government of India, it is situated close to the City Market, also called the Krishna Rajendra Market (K.R. Market).

Government Dental College & Research Institute is recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI), New Delhi. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.

The first postgraduate course was started in the college in the year 1965 on the subject of Orthodontia. This was followed by Periodontia and Oral Surgery in the year 1967. The postgraduate course on Oral Medicine, Preventive and Social Dentistry was started in 1973-74, followed by Conservative Dentistry in the year 1977.

Government Dental College & Research Institute is rated as one of the outstanding dental colleges in the country. The government of Karnataka declared the college as an autonomous institute and the college was renamed as Government Dental College & Research Institute (GDC). Under the Government of NCT of Karnataka, the college has been recognized as a 'Center of Excellence'.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had an expert committee visiting the college and chose Government Dental College & Research Institute amongst a number of colleges in Southeast Asia to set up a service clinic.

Government Dental College & Research Institute offers the BDS after completing a five years undergraduate programme and the MDS after completing a three years postgraduate programme. It also offers various specialized courses.

The college also has a study centre for distance mode certificate courses under Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. The college also has a study centre, under which it offers certificate courses in distance learning.

Government Dental College & Research Institute conducts various partnerships and exchange programmes through collaborations with several well-known universities and institutes all across the world.

Admission to the college is based on merit as per the rules laid down by the university. Students have to take an entrance examination that is conducted by the CBSE, to qualify for admission to the college.

Students who want to get admission to the college should apply through an online application process enlisting their achievements and qualifications. They should take into consideration their percentage marks, best of four/PCB/PCM, whichever is applicable and see whether it falls within the cut-off as has been declared by the college.

  • The college has an attractive campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning with Young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff
  • The college has well-equipped with all modern facilities like digital classrooms, library, laboratories, operation theatre's, canteen, computer center, seminar halls & medical facilities etc. as required for the students to study here
  • The college campus is eco-friendly and free from outside disturbance which provides a congenial atmosphere for study
  • The institution has a team of highly qualified, talented and dedicated teachers who encourage the updated dental knowledge in all the fields and assist the BDS & MDS Students with high skills in practical’s so that they can shine very well in their future dental practice
  • The library now contains 5,000 books of various subject’s, 25 National Journals and 75 International Journals. There is a reading room attached to the library wherein dailies, Magazines, periodicals, e-books, Photocopying services, Internet connection are available
  • The library has 3 separate sections - a) Reference (b) Lending and (c) Reading
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college
  • The State Government and the Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • Seminars are organized at departmental levels from time to time to enrich the level of knowledge of the students in the relevant field
  • Hi-Tech internet facilities can be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Institution established one anti-ragging committee.  The Institution formed one committee associated with students and teachers for anti-ragging. The decision of the committee is the final for any punishment against ragging
  • Continued Dental Education (CDE) programme is conducted once in 3 months in the college. Its importance is to gain more knowledge in the field of dentistry.
  • Hi-Tech  theory class was taken through "Touch On Cloud" Software to the Students with iPad and Laptops
  • The patients were explained and counseled about their problems through the i-Pad explanation with pictures. In order to understand the basic relation between Sugar & Dental Caries as well as improper brushing technique and Periodontal diseases, this i-Pad counseling got overall success criteria
  • Mentor-Mentee system is a program designed exclusively for students to interact with one faculty who helps the student to solve academic, and other personal problems. Mentor, in turn, interacts with Deputy Chief Mentor and Chief Mentor for further measures. Apart from this, counseling is provided by professional counselors
  • Department of Periodontics has conducted the "Laser Hands-on Course" for all the CRRIs who posted in the department and also given demon in Vegetables and patients with  appreciation Certificate
  • The college  strongly believes in overall development of the student and hence extracurricular activities of the students are given equal importance
  • The Root Canal Treatment (RCT) has been done under the "Endodontic Microscope" in Post Graduate Clinic of Conservative and Endodontic Department
  • Annual Cultural week and Sports week are arranged to bring the talents of the students to the fore while prizes won at intercollegiate tournaments speaks volumes especially the group dance troupe
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Inpatient Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Casualty and Emergency Services
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training
  • Operation Theater





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