Under the guidance of Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata was established in 1924. It is a constituent college of Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata. The college is under the Govt. of West Bengal, Govt. of India.
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Science, Kolkata. The college is approved and recognized by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi. The college aims at providing excellent patient care services through research, education and clinical expertise.
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College has two campuses, an old campus, and a new campus. At both the old and new campuses, postgraduate and undergraduate training for both clinical and pre-clinical aspects are conducted. The clinical facilities for training purposes in case of medical subjects are available at the NRS Medical College.
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College is the only government dental institute in the whole of India that has the latest laser technology. At the state level, the college has acquired the 22nd rank. The Government of NCT of West Bengal has declared Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College as a 'Center of Excellence'. The college is considered as one of the best dental institutions in the category of dental sciences.
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College offers an undergraduate (BDS) programme and a postgraduate (MDS) programme for 5 years and 3 years, respectively, and also various specialized courses. The college has tie-ups with several institutions and universities worldwide and offers research partnerships and exchange programmes.
A form available online on the college's website enables the applicants to fill in their educational achievements and interests. Before applying for admission to the college, students should check whether their total aggregate marks, i.e., the best of four/PCM/PCB, whichever is applicable falls within the percentage as specified by the dental college for admission to the various courses that are offered.
Students applying for the undergraduate course should clear the All India Premedical Test (AIPMT) or the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE). Admission is done based on the scores in these exams. Students applying for the postgraduate course (MDS) should clear the All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE).
|Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS)||Full Time||5 years||10+2|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology||Full Time||3 Years||BDS|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics||Full Time||3 Years||BDS|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics||Full Time||3 years||BDS|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Pedodontics||Full Time||3 Years||BDS|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics||Full Time||3 Years||BDS|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics & Maxillofacial Prosthesis||Full Time||3 Years||BDS|
|Master of Dental Surgery in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology||Full Time||3 Years||BDS|