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MDS Admission through Management Quota 2024 – The Ultimate Guide

Welcome to CareerMudhra, your go-to resource for comprehensive guidance on MDS admissions through Management Quota. This special edition is designed for dentists who aim to pursue MDS, offering insights into different pathways, including MDS through management and NRI quotas.

Throughout this guide, we’ll dispel common myths surrounding MDS management seat costs, admission procedures, and more. 😃 It’s crucial to note that NEET-MDS qualification is a prerequisite for admission to any dental college in India.

So, Let’s start with the type of MDS admission in the management quota, There are 2 types of MDS admission in the management quota:

  • Private dental colleges: Private dental colleges are established, funded, and operated by private organizations or individuals.
  • Deemed dental colleges: Deemed dental colleges are affiliated with a public university but funded and operated privately by organizations or individuals, with degrees considered equivalent to the public university since they have been deemed university status by the Ministry of Education.

There’s no concept of DIRECT ADMISSION since the academic year 2017; such practices are deemed illegal. All students should appear at the NEET MDS Exam and secure a minimum cutoff parental. Also, To get admission to private dental colleges, attend counseling organized by the state authority (like KEA in Karnataka). For deemed dental colleges, attend counseling conducted by the MCC. Each state has its counseling authority for private colleges, such as KEA in Karnataka.

In the previous year, I personally knew students who secured last-minute admissions to vacant seats at surprisingly low prices.

However, an unforeseen development occurred when the Karnataka High Court nullified management and NRI seats not secured through centralized counseling procedures, leaving many shocked. NEET MDS 23 has concluded, with the results declared. The minimum qualifying marks for category students are 238 and above, and for the general category, it’s 272 and above.

As students eagerly await counseling procedures, it’s essential to understand that MDS admissions through management quota can only be secured through counseling. Participation in MCC counseling is mandatory for seats in deemed universities.

Additionally, attending counseling conducted by the respective state DME is required for admission to private dental colleges within that state. For instance, a student seeking an MDS seat in a private dental college in Karnataka or UP should engage in counseling procedures led by KEA in Karnataka and UPDGME for colleges in UP.

Latest NEET MDS 2024 Updates

NEET MDS 2024 Result: April 3, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Date of Examination: March 18, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Admit Card Released: Download Now at nbe.edu.in: March 15, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Final edit and the image correction: March 5 to March 7, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 application correction: February 22 to February 25, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 application form last date: February 19, 2024, 11.55 PM

How to Download NEET MDS 2024, Admit Card
Following are the steps to download the NEET MDS 2024 admit card:
STEP 1: Visit the official website of NBE or NEET MDS 2024 – nbe.edu.in
STEP 3: Click on the Application Link, which is in Green color
STEP 4: Click on the “Click here” option near “To Register.” If you are registered, click on “Already Registered? To Login”
STEP 5: Click on the ‘Admit Card’ tab at the left side of the page
STEP 6: Download the NEET MDS 2024 admit card in PDF format

Key Takeaways:

  • NEET-MDS qualification is mandatory for MDS admission in any Indian dental college.
  • MDS admission through management quota is only possible via centralized counseling procedures.
  • Top recommended colleges based on budget and quality include SDM Dharwad, Manipal, and AB Shetty Mangalore.
  • Fees range from around ₹6-22 lakhs for the full 3-year program across specialties.

Secure your MDS seat through the management quota with this comprehensive guide. Explore admission procedures, fees, top college recommendations, and expert insights for a smooth journey.

Throughout this guide, we’ll clarify the admission process, seat costs, and top colleges for pursuing an MDS degree via the management quota in India.

MDS Admission through Management Quota 2024 - The Ultimate Guide

MDS Admission through Management Quota Fees

Below is the fee structure for MDS admission in colleges that provide the lowest fees among above-average dental colleges with good patient exposure. The total package, covering three years, includes the hostel, food, and material charges, as previously mentioned:

SpecialtyTotal Package (Lakhs)Inclusions
Orthodontics22 LakhsHostel, Food, Tuition Fees, etc.
Endodontics22 LakhsFood and Accommodation
Surgery22 LakhsHostel, Fees, and Food
Prosthodontics15-18 LakhsHostel (15-18), Food (15-18)
Pedodontics13-15 LakhsAccommodation (13-15)
Periodontics12-13 LakhsHostel (12-13), Food (12-13)
Non-clinical6-9 LakhsEverything (6-9)

Here, I will provide you with the fee structure for MDS admission in colleges that offer the lowest fees among above-average dental colleges and have good patient exposure. I had mentioned the total package, which is for three years, including hostel, food, and material charges.

  • Orthodontics – 22 Lakhs Total Package including Hostel, Food, Tuition Fees Etc.
  • Endodontics – 22 Lakhs Total Package including food and accommodation.
  • Surgery -22 Lakhs Total Package including hostel, fees, and food.
  • Prosthodontics – 15-18 Lakhs, Including hostel and food.
  • Pedodontics – 13-15 Lakhs total package, including accommodation.
  • Periodontics – 12-13 Lakhs total, including hostel and food.
  • Non-clinical – 6-9 Lakhs total package including everything.

Most of the colleges in North India don’t charge any material fees. However, private dental colleges in South India will charge you material charges ranging from Rs.70,000 to Rs.1,25,000 depending on the college.

Before taking admission to any private dental college, please re-confirm about the extra charges. I have also written a detailed article about the MDS fee structure in different colleges in India.

Also Read: Everything You Must Know About NEET MDS Counseling

MDS Admission through Management Quota 2024 - The Ultimate Guide
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  • Scholarships: We will provide scholarships of $750 for candidates who secure the top marks. We will provide scholarships only to candidates who secure top in the final year only. It is not every year. For more details, you can click here.
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  • Personalized E-mail: I will provide you with a personalized email ID for all the candidates who take MDS admission through me.
  • An author in CareerMudhra: Most people work for two things: money and fame. I think you know CareerMudhra has got a lot of viewers from around the globe. I will provide you space on my blog to share your articles which will surely give you a hell of a lot of fame. You should know about our terms and conditions for publishing content before you submit it.
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Here, I will list the features of my consulting program for MDA admission and read through it to get more information. As I was also a dental student, I know the wave-length other dental aspirants will be thinking. So, I tried my best to give my candidates maximum support.

  • Advance Seat Booking Facility: If you want to take MDS admission, you can even go for the option of advance seat booking to secure your seat in the top dental colleges in India.
  • Easy-Installment Payment: I will provide you with an easy fee payment procedure where you can pay your fees by installment. The fee matrix depends on different colleges.
  • The arrangement of Loan Paper: I will provide you with loan papers for easy sanction of educational loans. Do remember, we don’t arrange a loan facility for you. We just provide you with the supporting documents needed to get an educational loan sanctioned.
  • Dedicated Dental Wing: I am not a general educational consultant. I only deal with dental courses like BDS, MDS, etc. This makes us special as we only concentrate on dental aspirants.
  • Selection of Dental Colleges: I am only affiliated with dental colleges that are affiliated and recognized by the Dental Council of India. We will provide you with the best college options possible based on patient exposure, lab facilities, etc.
  • Career Support: I had even tied up with many firms that would help you get placed with good packages. Now a few clinics and hospitals, we are trying our best to expand more.
  • After-Support: After the admission procedures, if you are facing any problems, you can surely contact me by phone or email. I will surely try my best to solve the issue.

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Not at all a problem. You can search for the best educational consultants in your area, and I would be really happy about your awesome career.

If you want to choose a genuine consultant who deals in MDS admission, you should keep a few things in mind. I will list it down, which will make it easy to select a consultant apt for you.

You should go for Educational Consultants who are:

Having a good track record in placing candidates in different dental colleges in India.

  • Have a permanent office, which you can contact in case of any issues.
  • Providing loan papers for applying for bank loans.
  • Providing a competitive fee package with an easy installment payment facility.
  • Dealing with affiliated and DCI-recognized colleges only.
  • Providing very good after-support.

These are the main things I would look into if I were standing in your place. 😛

MDS Admission through Management Quota Choosing Colleges

I will explain to you how to select a college for your dental post-graduation in a simple way. The major two things to keep in mind are the patient exposure in the college and the HOD or PG Guide in the specific college.

  • I would strictly prefer you to opt for colleges which are having very good patient exposure. You are doing your post-graduation to learn more and in-depth about what you studied during your UG. So make sure there are more than enough patients to treat and learn in college.
  • You should enquire through your friends and contacts about the patients. In some colleges, there will be a lot of patients, but the student-patient ratio will be worst. So also do enquire about the student-patient ratio.
  • Through your contact, you should inquire about the HOD or the Guide in a specific department of a college. I had heard many colleges have very good faculty. But, they might be very harsh in treating students and teaching.
  • Don’t think about the faculty of other departments of the college. Only do care for the faculty of your required department.
  • In my college, I had seen Endo as the coolest department, and the students there are able to learn a lot.
  • Everyone reading this knows you have to do a thesis during your dental PG.
  • Investigate through your friends how much the expense for a thesis during PG is under the specific HOD. I know a friend who does MDS in Endodontics and was having an expense of Rs.1 lakh for the thesis. On the other hand, his friend is doing a thesis just for Rs.40k.
  • This might help candidates who are having financial problems.

These are from my personal and my friend’s experiences. That is the reason I am sharing it in a simple and personal way.

Other secondary things you want to keep in mind while selecting a college(Not so important, but some may take this very important :P):

  • Location of College and Distance from your native place. You can check for this, as you won’t be able to bunk a lot of sessions during your PG.
  • Climatic Conditions of the place. Some students might be allergic to a cold climate and some to others. These are personal preferences etc.

MDS Admission through Management Quota Admission Procedure 2024

Before a few years, it was easy to get an MDS seat in any private dental college in India. But, nowadays after the NEET-MDS was introduced, there are many procedures you have to go through to take MDS admission through management or NRI quota.
I will be using a general scenario so that you will get an idea about the procedures.
You must decide in which state you have to take MDS admission. Think you want to join a dental college in Bangalore for MDS admission, then you must attend the complete counseling procedures of the state.
The steps involved in short:
Step 1: Register for state counseling.
Step 2: Document Verification.
Step 3: First-round counseling.
Step 4: Second Round counseling.
Step 5: MOP-UP Round.

Step 1: Register for 1st Round of Counseling

To take MDS admission you have to register for state counseling which will be conducted by different authorities of a state. For example, in Karnataka, the state counseling is conducted by KEA or Karnataka Examination Authority.
There will be a registration fee of around Rs.1000 to Rs.5000 which varies every year. You must register using all the correct information.
Tip: Please give the same mobile number and e-mail ID that you used during NEET entrance registration.

Step 2: Document Verification

Now after the registrations are over, they will verify your documents according to the rank. Normally the document verification used to be offline.
However, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the document verifications have been made online. In a few states, you have to deposit a security amount of Rs.1 lakh which will be adjusted in your fees or refunded.

Step 3: 1st Round Counseling

Now using the login credentials, you have to choose the choice of college and department you need and lock the choice. After a few days, the results will be published.
If you weren’t allotted a seat, then you can attend the second round of counseling.

Step 4: 2nd Round Counseling

The procedure is the same as the first round of counseling. If you weren’t able to get a seat in the second round then you can attend the MOP-UP round.

Step 5: MOP-UP Round

During the MOP-UP round, all the leftover seats will be allotted to students according to their ranks. Normally it used to be an offline process, where the students have to come down to the counseling center.

The seats which will be left over after the MOP-UP round will be given to the college management, which can be given to students on the mentioned fees.

They will be keeping a deadline for the admissions and the admission will be closed within 10-15 days after the MOP-UP round.

MDS Admission through Management Quota Top colleges recommend

Following are the MDS Admission through Management Quota Top colleges recommend:

SDM, Dharwad, KarnatakaModerateHigh
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, ManipalHighHigh
AB Shetty Dental College, MangaloreHighHigh
Bapuji Dental College, DavanegereModerateModerate
AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, MangaloreHighModerate
JSS Dental College, MysoreModerateHigh
MS Ramaiah Dental College, BangaloreHighHigh


  • Budget: Refers to the cost of education.
  • Quality: Assessed based on faculty, infrastructure, research opportunities, etc.

There are more than 300 dental colleges in India and out of that majority are private dental colleges. Here I will divide the colleges budget-wise and quality-wise. For joining these colleges you need a better NEET MDS rank and budget too.

In the above-listed colleges, almost all the departments are good in means of quality and patient exposure. I would prefer you to choose the department first and then select the college.

There might be some colleges that is well known for a department, like the Orthodontics department is in demand at Bapuji Dental College, Davengere, etc.

The other category of colleges is budget colleges, which have above-average patient exposure and are a lot more worth for what you pay as fees. A few of these colleges are:

  • Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar.
  • Subarti Dental College, Meerut.
  • Sharavathi Dental College and Hospital, Shimoga.
  • Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.
  • ITS Dental College, Muradnagar.

Before you give me a call please decide your preferred department and budget so I can suggest to you the best options suitable for you. I know colleges that have fees starting from 4.5 lakhs per annum for departments like Ortho, Endo, Surgery, etc.

MDS Admission through Management Quota List of Dental Colleges

Following is the List of Dental Colleges for Following is the List of Dental Colleges

Here’s the table with the college names linked to your website:

College Name
AB Shetty Memorial Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore
AJ Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
AECS Maruthi Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
Al-Badar Dental College, Gulbarga
AME’s Dental College and Hospital, Raichur
Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital(BIDS), Bangalore
Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanegere
College of Dental Sciences(CODS), Davangere
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences(CIDS), Coorg
RV Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore
Dr.Shyamala Reddy Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
Farooqia Dental College, Mysore
S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Bagalkot
JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore
KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia
KGF Dental College and Hospital, Kolar
Krishnadevaraya Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
MR Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
MS Ramaiah Dental College and Bangalore, Bangalore
Maratha Mandal Nathaji Rao G Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Belgaum
Sri Venkateshwara Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
PMNM Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot
Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad
Sharavathi Dental College and Hospital, Shimoga
Sri Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, Hassan
Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore
Sri Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur
The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
Vokkaligara Sanga Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Bangalore
Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore
DJ Dental College and Hospital, Modinagar
IDST Dental College, Modinagar
Kalka Dental College, Meerut
Subarti Dental College, Meerut
RKDF Dental College, Bhopal
MDS Admission through Management Quota 2024 - The Ultimate Guide

For other locations, I am in a tie-up with only a few colleges, and if you have any requirements, you can contact me, and I will try to respond to you within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions about MDS Admissions

Q1. Is it necessary to qualify for the NEET Examination to get an MDS Admission through management quota?

A: Yes, qualifying for NEET is needed to get admission to MDS in any dental college in India. The Supreme Court of India passed the rule. Don’t fall for people who ignore NEET and promise to secure a seat for you.

Q2. Can I Book an MDS Seat in advance?

A: Yes, It is possible.

Q3. If I want to cancel a seat, what is the procedure?

A: You should contact the consultant and request for the same. Most of the colleges will refund the amount after a service charge cutoff.

Q4. Apart from tuition fees what extra fees should I pay to college?

A: You have to pay library fees, material fees, book fees, etc.

Q5. Should I pay you anything extra as a service charge?

A: I love that question. No, you don’t have to pay me anything. The college will provide me with some incentives, and I will be very happy with what I earn.

Q6.How many seats are reserved for the management quota?

The government permits private institutes to allocate 15% of their seats through management/NRI quota and the remaining 85% is allocated on a merit basis.

Q7.Can I get MDS admission without attending the counseling?

A: Participation in counseling is mandatory to secure admission to any college in India. For admission to deemed dental colleges, attendance at MCC counseling is required. If you seek admission to a private college, attendance at KEA counseling is necessary.

Q8.Will you help us in getting an educational loan?

A: Yes, we can arrange the load papers and other supporting documents you need to apply for a loan. We don’t recommend banks or any other organizations for that.

Q9.How can I get a management seat in MDS?

A: To get a management seat in MDS, participate in the NEET exam, and achieve the minimum qualifying marks. The admission process in 2024 involves registering for state counseling, paying the registration fee, and undergoing document verification. Choose your preferred college and department in subsequent counseling rounds, locking your choices and awaiting results. If a seat is not allotted, continue to the next counseling rounds, including the MOP-UP round, where leftover seats are allocated based on rank. Admissions typically close within 10-15 days after the MOP-UP round. Follow state authorities’ specific guidelines for MDS admission through the management quota.

Q10.Is it OK to take admission through the management quota?

A: Yes, taking admission through the management quota is OK, provided you follow legal and authorized procedures. Admission through the management quota involves participating in counseling organized by the state authority for private dental colleges or the MCC for deemed universities. Ensure that the admission process is transparent and follows the guidelines set by the relevant authorities.

Q11.How many marks are required in NEET for management quota?

A: The minimum qualifying marks in NEET-MDS for management quota may vary each year. For the latest information, refer to the NEET-MDS results, where the minimum qualifying marks for different categories are declared. The minimum qualifying marks for category students are 238 and above, and for the general category, it’s 272 and above.

Q12.Are fees higher for management quota?

A: Yes, the fees for management quota may be higher compared to regular seats. The article provides a fee structure for MDS admission in colleges offering above-average dental education. The total package for three years includes a hostel, food, tuition fees, and other charges. The fees vary based on the specialty and the college’s location.

Q13.What is management quota eligibility?

A: Management quota eligibility involves qualifying for NEET-MDS and participating in counseling procedures conducted by the state authority for private dental colleges or the MCC for deemed universities. Eligibility criteria may vary, so it’s crucial to stay informed about the specific requirements set by the respective counseling authorities.

Q14.Do government medical colleges have a management quota?

A: No, the Management quota seats are not available in any government colleges.



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136 thoughts on “MDS Admission through Management Quota 2024 – The Ultimate Guide”

  1. I am Neena ,working in Federal Bank
    My Mobile No 9444002011
    I am looking for MDS Admission for my daughte
    She has not qualified for NEET got a score of 469/1200
    I look for this year admission please give details

  2. If i have not qualified in NEET , shall i be able to get MDS seat through management quota. Which are the colleges who offer seats through mgmt quota?

    • No ! If not qualified for NEET you wont be able to get seats through management quota. Some times the cut off marks may get down, if seats get vacant in colleges. Good luck !

  3. Good morning , I am Dr Sarath Kumar , I have qulalified neet and have a score of 574. Can u pls assist me in selecting a good dental college with reasonable fees structure.

    • Hi Doctor ! IT depends on which department you are looking for. Ping me the departments you prefer, area, and budget. I will surely help you out brother !

  4. I have qualified MDS NEET 2017 and have a rank of 6992. What will be the lowest package for Maxillo facial Surgery in a good college in Karnataka. Please give details.

    • Hi Abhi !

      For OMFS in a good college, it will cost you around 25-30. I prefer to join for surgery in the best colleges with super HOD. Surgery is not like other departments brother. Patient exposure must be excellent! All the best !


  6. Hi sir! I want take MDS admission through management quota anywhere India. I only need Ortho department. My budget is 20 lakhs maximum. I am NEET qualified. Please help me in this. Thanks in advance and its an informative website.

    • Sir I still lack the percentage required for the admission criteria in mds. What to do? Can I still get angry seat in mds?? Please reply.

  7. Hi I have not qualified neet; my score is 462 ; I am looking for mds in ortho near manglore (karnatka) my budget is 15 to 20 lakh plz guide me

  8. Hello.. i hv not qualified in neet 2017 i hv a score of 443 is der ny chance fr me to get addmissn in Mds course m okay wid non clinical deprtmnt lyk oral medicine

  9. Sir, my rank is 3619 in this year’s NEET with a score of 657. BDS state being Karnataka. I want a seat in OMFS. What is the cheapest package I can get?

  10. Hi,
    My son got MDS Neet rank 6992 and from Kerala.Need to Join for Maxillafacial Surgery in a cost effective good college . Please advise.

  11. sir ,i am neet qualified ..my neet mds rank is 5321.. can i get seat in perio department ofpannineya dental college of hyderabad..my budget is 18 to 22lac..plz give in details

  12. Hello,
    I want to take admission in sdm dharwad in the department of oral surgery.
    Kindly inform me the procedures to apply for the same

  13. I am NEET Qualified and secured 5170 rank (All India Rank). My maharashtra state provisional rank is 684..
    I want MDS seat in OSMF in Maharashtra. May i know the cheapest package i can get?