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MDS Admission in Bangalore 2021

Welcome to CareerMudhra, the exclusive blog about career and education. Today, I am going to give you in-depth information about MDS admission in Bangalore or Karnataka. You might be thinking, what is there to explain in this right? It is not like before, that you can just go and take direct admission in any dental college.

You must attend the NEET-PG entrance and qualify for the exam. yes, NEET qualification is mandatory to take admission for MDS in any dental college in India.

There are 13 private dental colleges in Bangalore offering PG courses in dentistry. For getting admitted in any of the private dental colleges in Bangalore under management quota in the batch of 2021, the student should have qualified NEET by scoring 259 and above (for UR Category) and 227 for ( obc/st/sc).
The students who have missed the qualification by small marks can take a chance of getting the qualifying marks reduced. They should keep themselves updated with the counseling process so that they don’t miss out on the year due to lack of information.

There are many consultants in India, who offer direct admissions to top dental colleges in India. But, please understand that you cannot take direct admissions without attending the online counseling procedure.

Don’t trust me? Check the official news about online counseling in the Hindu newspaper here. 😀

MDS Admission in Bangalore Guidance

Also Read: The Guide to MDS Admission Through Management or NRI Quota

Eligibility for MDS Admission in Bangalore

Here I will tell you in detail about the eligibility criteria for taking MDS admission.

  • Qualify the NEET-PG entrance exam.
  • Complete internship before 31st March 2019.
  • Must attend the counseling conducted by KEA.
  • If you want to join deemed university, then attend counseling conducted by MCC.

Please do keep in mind that, without registering and attending the online counseling you won’t be eligible for taking admission through management or NRI quota.

MDS Admission/Counseling Procedure in Bangalore

Here I will tell you in detail about the counseling procedure in Karnataka. The major steps of the admission procedure in Bangalore are:

  • Qualify the NEET-PG entrance exam.
  • Register for online counseling conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority.
  • Document verification: You must verify your documents by visiting the KEA office in Bangalore on the given date.
  • Attend Online Counseling: After your document verification you must log in to KEA website on the declared date.
  • Choice filling: After logging in to KEA, you must opt for the department and college you want to join and lock your choice.
  • Allotment Results: After the first online counseling the allotment results will be published. If you weren’t able to secure a seat in the first round, you must attend the second counseling.
  • Second Round Counseling.
  • MOP-UP Round: If you weren’t able to get a seat in the first and second rounds of counseling, then you can attend the MOP-UP round. Those seats which are vacant after the second round will be allotted in the MOP-UP round. MOP-UP round will be conducted offline and the candidate must be present at the KEA office.

MDS Admission in Bangalore Guidance

These are the steps involved in the counseling conducted by KEA. After the MOP-UP round, you can take MDS admission directly from the college. But you must attend the whole counseling procedure without fail.

Note: If you didn’t register and attend the counseling procedures, then you won’t be eligible to take direct admission after the MOP-UP rounds.

List of Dental Colleges in Bangalore

  • RV Dental College, Bangalore.
  • Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences or BIDS.
  • Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Dr.Syamala Reddy Dental College, Bangalore.
  • KLE’s Society Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.
  • M.R Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore.
  • M.S Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore.
  • Maruthi College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore.
  • Rajarajeshwari Dental College, Bangalore.
  • Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Sri Venkateshwara Dental College, Bangalore.
  • The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore.
  • V.S Dental College, Bangalore.
  • Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore.

I deal with most of the dental colleges on the list. I also deal with most of the private dental colleges in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, etc.

Why You Must Take MDS Admission in Bangalore?

Bangalore is one of the best destinations for private colleges in India. I had seen a lot of students from North India and abroad studying in many dental colleges in India. The major reasons why you must join MDS in Bangalore are given below.

  • Colleges: There are many private dental colleges to choose from.
  • Affordable Fee: There are many dental colleges in Bangalore, which charge a reasonable tuition fee etc.
  • Patient Flow: Most of the dental colleges in Bangalore have excellent patient flow.
  • Climate: Bangalore is one of the cities which has the best climate in India.
  • Connectivity: Bangalore is well connected with road, rail, and air to all the major cities in India. It also has an international airport.

MDS Admission in Bangalore Guidance

MDS Branches Available in Bangalore

The MDS branches available in Bangalore are:

  • Endodontics – 66 seats.
  • Prosthodontics – 65 seats.
  • Orthodontics – 70 seats.
  • Oral Surgery – 53 seats.
  • Oral Pathology – 36 seats.
  • Oral Medicine – 45 seats.
  • Preventive and Community Dentistry – 41 seats.
  • Periodontics – 63 seats.
  • Pedodontics – 52 seats.

These are the total seats available in Bangalore for MDS. The major departments like Endo, Ortho, OMFS, etc. get filled very fast, so make sure to decide about the branches before itself.

MDS Fee Structure in Bangalore

The fee structure for each department and college is fixed by KEA and the college management. The fee structure differs from college to college. I will give you an idea about the fee structure for each department. This is not the exact fee structure for MDS in Bangalore. These are approximate fees charged for any department.

  • Orthodontics -8-12 lakh/year.
  • Endodontics – 8-12 lakh/year.
  • Oral Surgery – 7-9 lakh/year.
  • Prosthodontics – 7-8 lakh/year.
  • Periodontics – 5-7 lakh/year.
  • Pedodontics – 6-7 lakh/year.
  • Oral Pathology – 3-5 lakh/year.
  • Oral Medicine – 3-5 lakh/year.
  • PCD – 3-5 lakh/year.

Most of the dental colleges will charge extra for materials, hostel, and food. You can expect around Rs.80,000 to Rs.1 lakh/year for materials and Rs.70,000 to Rs.1 lakh per year for hostel and food.

You can read my detailed post about MDS course fees in Bangalore.

Choosing a College for MDS Admission in Bangalore

There are around 15 dental colleges in Bangalore and it is a bit difficult to choose the best one for you.

First of all, decide which branch you want to take admission. I always keep it in the first row, because each college will be known for a few departments. There are very few colleges where all the departments are good.

SO after you let me know about a department, I will tell you which colleges are good. Then only you have to think of other factors of choosing a college.

Patient Flow

The college must have a very good patient exposure, especially if you are choosing a clinical branch. It is not the number of patients the hospital has. I would say the student-patient ratio must be good.


The college must have good faculties, who can guide and teach you well. There are many colleges in Bangalore where the HOD is not that good and don’t give cases to students.

So enquire about the Head of the Department, the guide and other supporting staff. Whether they are good in supporting students academically and mentally.

Fee Affordability

Also, see whether the college rips off your pockets. I didn’t mean the tuition fee.

I mean the extra fees charged by the college in the name of Material Fees and other extra fees. Almost all the colleges in Bangalore charge a material fee, which ranges from Rs.80,000 to Rs.1.5 lakhs per annum.


I had tried my best to give you complete information regarding MDS admission in Karnataka. If you loved the post, please do share it with your friends and family. If you have got any questions regarding the admission procedures, feel free to comment on the questions below. You can even give me a call anytime by clicking the below link.

This post will be useful for people who are searching for MDS management quota seats in Karnataka, the best dental colleges in Bangalore for MDS, etc.

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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.

9 thoughts on “MDS Admission in Bangalore 2021”

  1. Hey dr Sushil ,
    I gave this years neet mds exam and got score of 243 just slight less than cutoff……. Even if its possible for me to get admission through you please let me know asap…….on this no and i am resident of mumbai, maharashtra

    • Hi..
      Kindly wait for some more days. Its highly possible that the MCC might reduce the Eligibility. Once you get Eligible, will guide you.

  2. Hi Dr.Sushil,
    I wanted to take mds admission in bangalore in department like endodontics or oral surgery.

    I want to get mds admission at the lowest package. Please do guide me …i had already registered for KEA counseling.

    • Dear Doctor
      welcome to our blog on MDS Admission in Bangalore.
      For registration in KEA for the MDS seats in Private dental colleges in Bangalore, You have to register in KEA portal.
      It is called as Karnataka Examination Authority.
      For the year 2021 , the registration is yet to begin.
      Kindly stay updated with the KEA portal for the dates of registration.

  3. I have scored 292 in NEET mds but my domicile is of Maharashtra. Is there a chance for me to get in the private quota for Oral Surgery.

    • Hello Dear Doctor
      Congratulation on qualifying NEET.
      Maharashtra domicile student are eligible to apply for private dental colleges in Karnataka.
      You can apply in KEA once the counselling starts.
      In this score you can get direct admission in OMFS in Private dental colleges in Bangalore under NRI quota and Q quota.
      Kindly get in touch for more details.


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