Manipal College of Dental Sciences Manipal

Approved By:
Accreditated To:
Entrance Accepted
NEET UG, NEET-MDS Manipal 1965


The Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal, formerly known as College of Dental Surgery, was the first self-financing dental college in the private sector of our country. Established in the year 1965, it initially had an intake of 40 students that was later increased to 100 admissions from 1983 - 84 onwards. The inception of MCODS, Manipal heralded a significant milestone in our university. Initially, the college was set up in a humble thatched-roof structure with limited facilities under the able guidance of Dr. Sunder J. Vazirani, who nurtured the college during its teething stages. The institution was small then in every sense with one dental chair, forty students and a faculty comprising of clinicians (many of them retired), who came to Manipal to weave academics into the fabric of their lives. Since then, we have been steered by extremely accomplished professionals, beginning with Dr. K. L. Shourie, Dr. Kamalamma G. Pillai, Dr. S. S. Khera, Dr. K. S. Bhat, Dr. Shobha Tandon, Dr. Nirmala N Rao and presently Dr. Keerthilatha M Pai, who is now at the helm.


Course & Fee

  • Dental
    • BDS ( 5 years ) NEET UG
      Dental Surgery
      Full Time
      Full Time
      Oral Pathology
      Full Time
      Full Time
    • MDS ( 3 years ) NEET-MDS
      Oral Medicine and Radiology
      Full Time
      Public Health Dentistry
      Full Time
      Full Time
      Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
      Full Time

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