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Manipal University, Manipal

About Manipal College of Dental Sciences

A constituent unit of the Manipal University, Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), was established under the guidance of Dr. Sunder J. Vazirani in 1965. In 1970, it was recognized and approved by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi. Manipal College of Dental Sciences is also ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Formerly known as College of Dental Surgery, it is credited for being the first self-financing dental college in India in the private sector.

This dental college had a humble beginning. Initially, it was set up with limited infrastructural facilities under a thatched roof. Then it was moved from the original building to the Biochemistry Block to what is now the outpatient department of Kasturba Hospital.

Earlier, when it was known as the College of Dental Surgery, it was affiliated to the Mysore University (1965-1980) and then it was affiliated to the Mangalore University (1980-1993). Finally, in 1993, it was affiliated to the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

It is an internationally acclaimed dental college and one of the finest centres offering higher learning in oral healthcare keeping in mind its mission.

Manipal College of Dental Science offers an undergraduate (BDS) programme and a postgraduate (MDS) programme for 5 years and 3 years, respectively. It also offers courses in various specializations.

The college offers facilities like distance learning and offers certificate courses through its tie-up with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. The college also conducts exchange programmes and research partnerships with various renowned institutions and universities all across the world.

The college follows a selection process in which admission is granted as per merit basis. Candidates need to fill in an online application form listing their achievements in the academic area and other areas of interest. The college provides admission as per the rules laid down by the University as per state quota.


  • The college has a vision of becoming a leader in the field of healthcare at the international and national level


  • The college is on a mission to attain global excellence in the field of oral healthcare and dental education
  • 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
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Inpatient Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Casualty and Emergency Services
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training
  • Operation Theater





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