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Best Government Dental Colleges in Assam | List and Fee Structure

Assam is a beautiful state located in northeastern India known for its rich culture, lush green landscapes, and vibrant festivals. While the state has made great strides in various fields, the healthcare sector, particularly dentistry, has also witnessed significant growth. With the increasing demand for dental professionals in the state, several Dental Colleges in Assam have emerged in recent years, offering quality education and training to aspiring dentists.

In today’s blog, we are going to talk about the world of Dental Colleges in Assam and explore how these emerging institutions are shaping dentistry of the state and how you too can join this movement.

List of Dental Colleges in Assam

Now, unlike other states, Assam has a bit of uniqueness. Assam is one of the few states that has only government dental colleges. There are no private dental colleges in Assam that are approved by the Dental Council of India (DCI), as such, it should serve as a reminder for students to be cautious of scammers who may claim otherwise.

Assam has a small list, but just like the state, this small list has its own beauty and uniqueness that is unparalleled by any other place I talk about. So, let’s check out the list.

College Type
Government Dental College Silchar Government
Government Dental College Dibrugarh Government
Regional Dental College Guwahati Government

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Government Dental College Silchar

The first college on our list is the newly established Government Dental College in Silchar, Assam. Established very recently in 2018, the college is affiliated with the Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences in Guwahati. It has also gained the approval and affiliation of the Dental Council of India (DCI).

Under such an ambit, the college offers a 5-year undergraduate course of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) to the students. It has an annual intake of 63 students and has various facilities such as hostel accommodations, laboratories, clinics for practical teachings, and more. It also has its own hospital facility that treats patients from the surrounding areas and serves as a platform for students to gain real-world experience by working on real-world cases.

  • Address – Govt. Dental College, Ghungoor, Silchar – 788014.

Government Dental College Dibrugarh

Here comes the second college in our list, and also shares a number of similarities with the previous college. Also, newly established in 2018, is the Government Dental College in Dibrugarh, Assam. This college has gained the recognition of the Dental Council of India (DCI) and is affiliated with Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences in Guwahati.

The college offers a 5-year undergraduate course in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and has an annual intake of 63 seats. It has its own hostel accommodations, modern classrooms, a cafeteria, and more.

The college does not have its own hospital but shares the facilities of Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh, as a point of contact with patients of surrounding areas and providing its students with hands-on training.

  • Address – Assam Medical College Campus, Dibrugarh 786002, Assam.

Regional Dental College Guwahati

And so, we come to the last college on our list. It is the first dental college established in Assam. The college is located in Guwahati, Assam, and was established in 1982. It is the Regional Dental College, established in 2011, the college has been affiliated to Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences in Guwahati.

The college offers a 5-year undergraduate course in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) as well as a 3-year postgraduate Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course. The MDS course offered is the only MDS program in the entire state, thus making it exclusive coupled with an annual intake of 10 students in MDS and 50 students in its BDS programs.

The attached hospital serves as a platform for an internship for students as well as helping the dentistry needs of people in the surrounding areas. The college comes with all modern amenities such as student accommodations, classrooms, a cafeteria, a laboratory, and more. 

  • Address – Indrapur, Guwahati – 781032.

Dental Colleges in Assam Fee Structure

So, a key concern of any student is whether the college they pick is affordable or not. And I understand that concern, so I have researched and compiled the fee structure for various courses offered by the Dental Colleges in Assam. So, here it is:

College BDS Fees MDS Fees
Government Dental College Silchar NA NA
Government Dental College Dibrugarh NA NA
Regional Dental College Guwahati NA NA

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Conclusion

And so, we come to the end of the blog. This is perhaps one of the shortest lists of colleges I recommend and I understand that as a student, you would feel pretty underwhelmed looking at your options, especially if you wish to pursue dentistry from Assam.

But, as a mentor, I would suggest not feeling down, while these colleges are definitely on the newer and more prestigious government college side, these are not your sole options. Regardless, if you have any queries regarding them, feel free to comment below and I will do my best to reply back as soon as possible.

And also, if you feel you can consider one of these colleges, or feel this list is not for you and you wish to look at more options, feel free to contact the Career Mudhra team and let us help you find an ideal college for you as per your convenience and guide you through the admission process to your dream college.

So, with that, have a nice day. Goodbye!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the duration of the course?

A BDS course has a duration of 5 years while that of MDS course is 3 years.

2. What entrance exam do I have to take?

Admission to BDS and MDS courses at any DCI recognized dental college requires the candidate to appear and attain qualifying marks in NEET-UG and NEET-PG respectively.

3. What if the college I like is not in my budget?

Many colleges in this list as well as in general offer scholarships and financial aid to students who are from economically challenged backgrounds or on the basis of merit. So, do check for such scholarships as well as private scholarships to have a go at a college of your choice.

4. Can a BDS graduate work as a doctor in a hospital?

Yes, as a BDS graduate, you are now a licensed doctor and can work as a doctor in any hospital of your choice.

5. Which university are the colleges affiliated to?

Even though there are no private colleges in the list. You will find that all of the colleges mentioned in the list are affiliated to Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences in Guwahati.

6. Do the colleges provide accommodations?

Lucky for you! Every college mentioned in the list offers hostel accommodations to both boys and girls.

7. Are private colleges better than government colleges?

While it's true that government colleges are better in terms of affordability and reputation, in many instances, private colleges can be as affordable, reputable and have better facilities and infrastructure that can help you become a better doctor. As such, there is no such thing as one better than the other and I urge students to research each college in an individual capacity before deciding.

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About Dr.Sushil Agarwal

I am Dr.Sushil Agarwal natively from Assam and settled in Bangalore. I am guiding students from the last 16 years for selecting their careers, course, and college. I am a professional career blogger and write mainly about different careers and colleges in India.

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