Got your NEET results? Qualified NEET-UG entrance? Then most of you will either be looking for MBBS or BDS admissions in India. I have been into career guidance and counseling for the past 8 years and, I used to get a lot of queries from students from UP asking me to suggest the best dental colleges in Meerut and dental colleges in the Ghaziabad region.
So, I thought I will write a detailed blog post about different BDS colleges in Meerut which will clear all the questions students to have about it. I won’t be just giving you just a list for your knowledge, but I will be sharing in-depth information about the same.
There are actually only 2 dental colleges in Meerut, they are:
But if you are looking for one of the best dental colleges near Meerut, then you can also keep IDST Dental College as an option, which is only 7-8kms from Meerut. And I would say that is one of the best dental colleges in the Ghaziabad area.
Now you might be confused, which college you must choose, right? Kalka Dental College or Subharti Dental College? Before I answer it, I would like you to know what all points to keep in mind while choosing a good dental college.
Table of Contents
- How to Choose the Best Dental Colleges in Meerut?
- Subharti Dental College Meerut
- Kalka Dental College Meerut
- IDST Dental College
- Fee Structure in BDS Colleges in Meerut
How to Choose the Best Dental Colleges in Meerut?
This is something, which most of the students don’t know. Yes, there are many factors you have to see while choosing a BDS college in Meerut. I will be talking about each factor separately. Then I will be giving you the complete information about each college compared with the factors.
Factor #1: Patient Exposure
The first and foremost thing a dental college must-have is patient flow. Dentistry is a hands-on profession and without practical experience, a BDS degree will be a piece of paper only. I won’t say that the college must have 1000+ patients and all.
The college must have a decent number of patients, or else the student-patient ratio must be good. In terms of patient exposure, Subharti Dental College is far far better than Kalka Dental College. The reason is that Subharti Dental College has an in-house general hospital with great OPD and Emergency. department.
If you are okay to travel 7-8 km from Meerut then I will highly recommend you IDST Dental College, as I had seen the college and facilities personally. It is the only dental college in North India to provide an in-campus MDS Coaching center.
Factor #2: Faculties
If there is one good teacher, then it will spread knowledge to all. Yes, faculties in dentistry must be the best as they are the ones who teach students practically. I will prefer to check whether the faculties especially in clinical departments like Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, and Periodontics must be the best.
Factor #3: Infrastructure and Facilities
The college must have a decent infrastructure but the best equipment in dentistry. The college must at least have, OPG, the latest X-Ray systems, CBCT, Minor OT, Implant center, etc. If you look into dental colleges in Meerut, only Subharti Dental College has all these. And it’s also there in IDST Dental College and ITS Dental College if you are looking for BDS colleges nearby Meerut.
Factor #4: Affiliation and Recognition
If you are going to join a dental college, then the dental college must be affiliated with a decent university and must be recognized by the Dental Council of India. In the case of dental college in Meerut, then:
- Subharti Dental College is affiliated with the deemed university – SwamiVivekandanda University.
- Kalka Dental College is affiliated with CCS University of Chaudary Charan Singh University.
Factor #5: Affordability
I am including this as a factor for choosing a good dental college, as I always keep the return of investment in mind. It is completely on you whether you want to join a high fee college or not. Never go to colleges which are very cheap, they won’t be having any basic facilities also.
Now that you have got a basic idea on choosing a good dental college, I will be giving you an insight about both the dental colleges in Meerut.
Subharti Dental College Meerut
Subharti Dental College was started in the year 1996 and is located on the Meerut-Haridwar main highway. The college is almost 90 km from the Delhi International Airport. The college is affiliated with Swami Vivekanda Subharti University and is also affiliated with the Dental Council of India.
I had personally gone to the college and the campus, patient flow and infrastructure are excellent. Yes, I mean it…It is excellent. If you are a dental aspirant you can definitely go for the Subharti.
Kalka Dental College Meerut
I had also been to Kalka Dental College, and I will say the college is an average college. I saw that the college has a basketball court and stuff. But the patient exposure and facilities in dentistry are not good.
The college was established in the year 2006 and it is affiliated with CCS University and also recognized by the Dental Council of India. The college is located nearby Suharti Dental College. Kalka Dental College is only 2-3 km away from Subharti Dental College.
IDST Dental College
It is also known as the Institue of Dental Studies and Technologies. The reason I mentioned this college here is that it is only 7-8 km far from other dental colleges in Meerut. The college is located Delhi-Meerut highway and the exact location is in Kadrabad.
I had been to this college and I am really satisfied with the college. If you are looking for an alternative to Subharti Dental College, near Meerut then you can opt for this college. They have all facilities Subharti has, other than a Medical College.
The best part I like about the college is that they are had tied up with an MDS Coaching center called CEEDES, which is the No.1 MDS coaching center in India. And they are giving coaching for students in the college itself.
Fee Structure in BDS Colleges in Meerut
The fee structure for all the dental colleges in UP is fixed by the UPDGME. So, it will be mentioned on the college’s official website and the government website. They will only mention the tuition fees and the hostel and extra charges differ from college to college.
Subharti Dental College Fee Structure
The fee structure for BDS for last year was Rs.2.50 lakhs per year and a security deposit of Rs.2 lakhs. The hostel and mess charges depend on the type of hostel you choose.
Kalka Dental College
The fee structure for Kalka Dental College is around Rs.3.25 lakhs per year and the hostel charges are around Rs.85,000 per year. There is also a security deposit of around Rs.25,000 which is waived off for deserving candidates.
IDST Dental College
The fee structure for IDST Dental College is Rs.3.38 lakhs per year and Rs.85,000 per year for hostel and food. They don’t charge any security fees. They are also having a scholarship scheme which is for deserving students. And the scholarship amount differs for each student. You can contact the college directly for more details about the same.
As per my experience, I will suggest you keep Subarthi Dental College as the first option and IDST Dental College as the second option. The information provided here is from my personal experiences and the information I collected through students who are studying in different colleges.
If you found the information useful, please do share it with your friends and people in need. If you have any queries or need my guidance in joining any dental college in Meerut, do contact me on +91-9535726644 via call or Whatsapp.
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