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Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

About SDM College of Dental Science and Hospital

Established in 1986, the SDM College of Dental Science and Hospital in Dharwad is managed by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) Education Society.

In 1996, SDM College of Dental Science and Hospital was affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. The college is also approved and recognized by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi.

The college aims at providing improved patient care by becoming experts in education, research, and clinical expertise. A self-financed co-educational dental college, it provides specialized education in dental care.

In August 1991, the dental college was shifted to its new premises. It had 200 dental units and full-fledged dental and medical departments. Earlier the college was affiliated to the Karnataka University. It has been ranked 10th by the university.

SDM College of Dental Science and Hospital is the first private dental college in India which offers primary FDSRCPS of Glasgow. In 1997, it also started conducting examinations for PART- A FRCS in the ophthalmology and general surgery categories.

The Government of NCT of Karnataka has declared the college as a 'Center of Excellence' and as one of the best dental institutions in the country. It has been acclaimed internationally as one of the best dental institutes in the world.

BDS (undergraduate) and MDS (postgraduate) programmes of five years and three years, respectively are offered by the college. The college conducts exchange programmes, collaborations, research partnerships and other engagements with foreign universities worldwide.

Students applying for admission to the college are to fill in an online application form listing their achievements and qualifications. They should take into consideration their PCM/PCB/best of four percentage marks as specified by the college. Students need to take the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) to get admission to this college.


  • The college has a vision of providing patient-centered service, community-oriented research of excellence and learner-centered education


  • The college is on a mission to prepare competent and specialized professionals who can meet oral healthcare needs in the global and national sectors; through services, research and linkages to build strong community relationships; provide a system that excels in service and education and instill values in students so that they become professionally and socially acceptable
  • 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
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Guidance
  • 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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