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List of Dental Colleges in Karnataka with Fees 2024-25

Discover 48 dental colleges scattered throughout Karnataka, categorized into government and private institutions. This list is taken from DCI which looks over all the dental colleges in the country. Delve into the fee details of each. 

For those eyeing Bangalore, the hub of Karnataka, explore impressive dental college options tailored to your preferences and financial considerations in Bangalore.

So, grab a seat and get ready to explore the exciting world of dental education in Karnataka with us!

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Key points you’ll take from this article

  • Go through the list of Dental colleges in Karnataka along with their establishment date and type.
  • Find the fees of various government and private colleges arranged in a table.
  • Know about the Private and NRI category fees for both MDS and BDS programs offered in these dental colleges.
  • Learn about the top-ranking colleges in Karnataka and Bangalore.
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List of Dental Colleges in Karnataka

The table given below lists all the dental colleges in Karnataka with their establishment dates their types.

College Name Est. Year Type
A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 1985-86 Private
A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2002-03 Private
Air Force Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 2011-12 Govt.
Al Ameen Dental College & Hospital, Bijapur 1992-93 Private
Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital, Gulbarga 1992-93 Private
AME’s Dental College & Hospital, Raichur 1991-92 Private
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore 1991-92 Private
Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere 1979-80 Private
College of Dental Sciences, Davangere 1990-91 Private
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpat 1999-00 Private
D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 1991-92 Private
Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore 1991-92 Private
ESIC Dental College, Gulbarga 2017-18 Govt.
Farooqia Dental College & Hospital, Mysore 1992-93 Private
Govt. Dental College & Research Institute, Bellary 2008-09 Govt.
Govt. Dental College, Bangalore 1964-65 Govt.
H.K.D.E.Ts Dental College, Hospital & Research Institute, Humnabad 1992-93 Private
H.K.E. Society’s, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research 1986-87 Private
JSS Dental College & Hospital, Mysore 1986-87 Private
K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, KGF 1991-92 Private
K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital, Sullia 1991-92 Private
KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum 1985-86 Private
Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 1986-87 Private
M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore 1991-92 Private
Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 1987-88 Private
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 1965-66 Private
Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre, Belgaum 1992-93 Private
Navodaya Dental College, Raichur 2006-07 Private
P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital, Bagalkot 1987-88 Private
Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
S.B. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Bidar 1991-92 Private
S.J.M. Dental College & Hospital, Chitradurga 1986-87 Private
SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad 1986-87 Private
Sharavathi Dental College & Hospital, Shimoga 1992-93 Private
Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital, Hassan 1990-91 Private
Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur 1992-93 Private
Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2012-13 Private
Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Purale, Shimoga 2014-15 Private
The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore 1992-93 Private
V.S. Dental College, Bangalore 1986-87 Private
Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Bangalore 2003-04 Private
Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital, Mangalore 1992-93 Private

Table highlights of dental colleges in Karnataka

  1. The earliest college listed is the Government Dental College, Bangalore, established in 1964-65.
  2. The majority of the colleges (around 35) are private institutions.
  3. Only a few colleges (around 4) are government institutions.
  4. Most of these colleges were established in the early 1990s, indicating a boom in dental education at that point.
  5. The colleges are located in various cities across Karnataka, including Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, and others.

Top Government Dental Colleges in Karnataka with Fees

Here is a table to help you easily understand the fees of BDS and MDS government dental colleges in Karnataka.

College BDS Fees MDS Fees
Air Force Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore N/A N/A
Govt. Dental College & Research Institute, Bellary INR 49,850 N/A
Govt. Dental College, Bangalore INR 49,850 N/A
ESIC Dental College, Gulbarga INR 1,09,850 N/A

List of Private Dental Colleges in Karnataka

Here we have divided the private dental colleges in Karnataka with their fees into 2 sections, one for BDS private colleges and the other for MDS private colleges.
We have also provided the fee for both private and NRI quotas in the following tables.

Private BDS Colleges in Karnataka

Let’s see the fees of various private BDS colleges of Karnataka in the table given below.

Colleges in KarnatakaPrivate FeesNRI Fees
Dr.M.R.Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, BangaloreINR 7,45,325INR 5,07,700
Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital, BangaloreINR 4,62,700INR 4,62,700
M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, BangaloreINR 5,66,850INR 5,66,850
AECS Maruti College of Dental Sciences and Research CenterN/AN/A
Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, BangaloreINR 4,25,700INR 4,25,700
Oxford Dental College, BangaloreINR 4,12,700INR 4,12,700
Sri Rajiv Gandhi Dental College, BangaloreINR 4,37,700INR 4,62,700
Raja Rajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, BangaloreINR 4,12,700INR 4,12,700
Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Dental College, BangaloreINR 5,62,700INR 5,62,700
Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Road, BangaloreINR 3,87,700INR 4,37,700
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, BangaloreINR 3,87,700INR 4,12,700
KLES Institute of Dental Sciences, BangaloreINR 4,12,700INR 4,12,700
Venkateswara Dental College, BangaloreINR 3,12,700INR 3,12,700
K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences, K.G.F.N/AN/A
Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, BangaloreINR 3,62,700INR 3,62,700
Farooquia Dental College, MysoreINR 2,47,700INR 2,72,700
Sri. Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, HassanINR 3,62,700INR 3,62,700
Al-Ameen Dental College, BijapurINR 3,62,450INR 3,62,450
Maratha Mandal Dental College, BelgaumINR 3,42,700INR 3,42,700
P.M. Nadagouda Memorial Dental College & Hospital, BagalkotINR 3,12,700INR 3,12,700
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Dental College, DharwadINR 4,69,600INR 5,50,200
Hyderabad Karnataka Education Societies Dental College, GulbargaINR 1,87,700INR 2,12,700
Al Badar Dental College and Hospital, GulbargaINR 1,97,700INR 2,27,700
HKDET’S Dental College Hospital, Humnabad, Bidar DistrictINR 2,12,700INR 2,62,700
S.B.Patil Institute for Dental Sciences and Research, BidarINR 2,47,700INR 4,02,700
Academy of Medical Education Dental College, RaichurINR 3,12,700INR 3,12,700
Navodaya Dental College, RaichurINR 2,62,700INR 2,62,700
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Coorg DistrictINR 4,12,700INR 4,12,700
K.Venkataramana Gowda Dental College Hospital and ResearchINR 2,62,700INR 2,62,700
AJ. Institute of Dental Sciences, MangaloreINR 6,78,723INR 7,12,700
Srinivasa Institute of Dental Science, MangaloreINR 3,12,700INR 3,62,700
Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, DavangereINR 3,62,700INR 4,62,700
College of Dental Sciences, DavangereINR 3,62,700INR 4,62,700
Sharavathi Dental College, ShimogaINR 3,12,700INR 3,12,700
Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Dental College & Hospital,INR 2,62,700INR 2,62,700
Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, ShimogaINR 2,12,700INR 2,12,700

Table highlights for private BDS colleges

  • The colleges are primarily located in major cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Davangere, and Shimoga.
  • The highest private fee is INR 7,45,325 at Dr. M.R. Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital in Bangalore.
  • The lowest private fee is INR 1,87,700 at Hyderabad Karnataka Education Societies Dental College in Gulbarga.
  • For most colleges, the NRI fees are higher than the private fees, with a few exceptions where they are equal.
  • Fees generally range from around INR 2 lakhs to INR 7.5 lakhs for private students and INR 2 lakhs to INR 7 lakhs for NRI students across the colleges listed.

Private MDS Colleges in Karnataka

Let’s see the fees of various private MDS colleges in Karnataka in the table given below.

College Name Private Fee NRI Fee
Bapuji Dental College and Hospital INR 2,657,50 INR 9,15,750
College of Dental Sciences INR 2,657,50 INR 9,15,750
Academy of Medical Education Dental College INR 3,72,826 INR 6,15,750
Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences INR 3,72,826 INR 10,40,750
HKE S Nijalingappa Dental College INR 6,81,434 INR 12,15,750
Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences INR 8,15,750 INR 13,15,750
K.Venkataramana Gowda Dental College INR 8,15,750 INR 11,15,750
Dr.M.R.Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital INR 3,15,750 INR 18,35,950
M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences INR 3,57,326 INR 18,41,300
D.A Pandu RV Dental College INR 6,81,434 INR 17,15,750
PM Nadagowda Memorial Dental College INR 6,81,434 INR 15,15,750
Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College INR 9,55,750 INR 13,15,750
K L E S Institute of Dental Sciences INR 8,15,750 INR 11,15,750
Sri. Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital INR 7,15,750 INR 10,15,750
Maratha Mandal Dental College INR 10,15,750 INR 11,15,750
Al-Ameen Dental College INR 6,81,434 INR 15,15,750
Al Badar Dental College and Hospital INR 9,55,750 INR 10,15,750
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences INR 4,65,750 INR 17,65,750
Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences INR 3,72,826 INR 15,15,750
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences INR 6,80,750 INR 20,15,750
Oxford Dental College INR 13,15,750 INR 14,65,750
A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences INR 6,81,434 INR 18,15,750
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Dental College INR 9,08,813 INR 13,45,601
Navodaya Dental College INR 6,81,434 INR 14,15,750
Sri Rajiv Gandhi Dental College INR 5,10,750 INR 12,65,750
Raja Rajeshwari Dental College and Hospital INR 12,15,750 INR 14,15,750
Sharavathi Dental College INR 8,15,750 INR 13,15,750
Srinivasa Institute of Dental Science INR 6,81,434 INR 15,15,750
S.B.Patil Institute of Dental Science INR 3,72,826 INR 12,15,750
Subbaiah Institute of Dental Science INR 2,15,750 INR 9,15,750

Table highlights for MDS colleges

  • The Private Fees range from around INR 2,15,750 to INR 13,15,750 per year across the colleges listed.
  • The NRI Fees are significantly higher, ranging from INR 6,15,750 to INR 20,15,750 per year.
  • Some of the colleges with the highest Private Fees include Raja Rajeshwari Dental College (INR 12,15,750), Oxford Dental College (INR 13,15,750), and Maratha Mandal Dental College (INR 10,15,750).
  • Colleges like Bapuji Dental College, College of Dental Sciences, and Subbaiah Institute of Dental Science have relatively lower Private Fees of around INR 2-3 lakhs.
  • For NRI students, the highest fees are at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences (INR 20,15,750) and Dr. M.R. Ambedkar Dental College (INR 18,35,950).

Top Dental Colleges in Karnataka

Here is our list of Top dental colleges in Karnataka with their NIRF ranking.

Sl No. College Name NIRF ranking 2023 (Dental)
1 Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 1st
2 A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 5th
3 Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 8th
4 JSS Dental College and Hospital 11th
5 M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences 14th
6 SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad 22nd
7 Government Dental College, Bangalore 24th
8 Yenepoya Dental College 28th
9 KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences 35th
10 Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere 36th

List of Dental Colleges in Bangalore

To make the process easier for those who are specifically looking for colleges in the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore, here is a table that includes the list of dental colleges in Bangalore with their establishment dates.

Sl No. College Name Est. Year
1 D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College, Bangalore 1992-93
2 Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore 1991-92
3 Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore 1991-92
4 Govt. Dental College, Bangalore 1964-65
5 M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 1986-87
6 Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore 1992-93
7 M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore 1991-92
8 Oxford Dental College, Bangalore 1992-93
9 Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93
10 Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93
11 Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 1992-93
12 Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2012-13
13 Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Purale, Shimoga 2014-15
14 The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore 1992-93
15 V.S. Dental College, Bangalore 1986-87
16 Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Bangalore 2003-04

Table highlights of Bangalore dental colleges

  • The earliest college listed is Government Dental College, Bangalore established in 1964-65.
  • Several colleges were established in 1992-93 including D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College, Oxford Dental College, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, and Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital among others.
  • A few relatively newer colleges listed are Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences (2012-13) and Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences (2014-15) in Mangalore and Shimoga respectively.
  • The table covers both government (Govt. Dental College) as well as private dental college institutions in the region.

Top Dental Colleges in Bangalore

Here is our list of the top 5 dental colleges in Bangalore according to NIRF ranking.

SL No. College Name NIRF ranking 2023
1 M.S. Ramaiah Dental College 14th
2 Government Dental College, Bangalore 24th

FAQs

Q1. How many dental colleges in Karnataka?

A. There are 48 dental colleges in Karnataka.

Q2. How many government dental colleges in Karnataka?

A. There are 4 government dental colleges in Karnataka.

Q3. What is the fees of BDS in private college in Karnataka?

A. The fees of BDS in private colleges in Karnataka range from  INR 1,87,700 to INR 7,45,325 for private quota and INR 2,12,700 to INR 7,12,700 for NRI quota.

Q4. What is the fee for a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program?

A. It differs from one college to another, the average fee of the course per year is Rs. 50000.

Q5. Can a BDS student do MS after finishing the program?

A. A BDS student can only pursue MDS after completing the BDS program.

Q6. How is the merit list made?

A. The merit list is made based on the student’s NEET score.

Q7. Is the NEET exam mandatory to pursue the dental course?

A. Yes, it is mandatory to take the NEET exam if one wants to pursue the dental course. 

Q8. How long is the BDS course?

A. The duration of the BDS course is 5 years which includes 1 year of compulsory rotating internship.

Q9. What are the different specialisations offered in Dental colleges in Karnataka?

A. The different specialisations offered in Dental colleges in Karnataka are:- Prosthodontics, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontology, and Oral Pathology.

Q10. What is the eligibility criterion to qualify for BDS in Karnataka?

A. Students who have passed their 12th examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized board or council in India can apply for this course.

Q11. What are the job opportunities after I complete a Dental course?

A.  After completing a Dental course you will have the opportunity to become:
a Dental consultant, Dental blogger, Dental cosmetologist, Clinical practitioner and various other jobs.

Q12. Which are the top 5 dental colleges of Karnataka as per NIRF ranking?

A. The following are the top 5 dental colleges of Karnataka as per NIRF ranking:-
-Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences.
-College of Dental Sciences.
-M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.
-A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences.
-Bapuji Dental College and Hospital.

Q13. Is there any age criteria for admission in BDS?

A. The student should at least be 17 years of age to get admission to BDS.

Q14.Which is one of the top government dental colleges in Bangalore?

A. Govt. Dental College, Bangalore is the only government dental college in Bangalore.

Q15. Name one of the Best Dental Colleges in Bangalore for Dental aspirants?

A. According to the information we have as of now. M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital is one of the best dental colleges in Bangalore for dental aspirants.

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