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The Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore was founded in 1987. Over the years, it has evolved into a multi-faceted institution that is internationally recognised for excellence in its fields of specialisation. The undergraduate programme of four years followed by one year of internship leads to a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree and the postgraduate programme of three years leads to a Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree.
The first year BDS students undergo training at the Centre for Basic Sciences, Bejai with separate hostel facilities provided at the same campus. The undergraduate and postgraduate training for both pre-clinical and clinical aspects are imparted at the Light House Hill and Attavar campuses. The clinical facilities for training in medical subjects are available at the Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Attavar which is a 651-bedded hospital.


The institution has excellent infrastructure facilities with 260-dental chairs and latest state-of-the-art dental equipment. All the latest dental materials for various clinical procedures are available for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate training programmes. A centrally air conditioned library and lecture halls with the latest audio-visual aids, phantom head labs for pre-clinical training and seminar/ CDE rooms are a few of the state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities provided for undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes. Hostel facilities are available for both boys and girls. Transport is provided from the hostel to the institution. Overall, an excellent atmosphere for studies and recreation is provided for students.

Teaching Faculty:

A full time teaching faculty with outstanding clinical experience provides excellent training in various fields of dentistry. The college also undertakes dental camps in rural areas as a part of the training programme. The presence of a full time teaching faculty is a positive factor in an institution such as ours. Student evaluation of staff performance is a valuable addition to our training programmes and lends a degree of transparency to the student-staff interaction.

Dental Council of India recognition: 1992


Malaysian Dental Council: 2003
ISO 9001:2000 Certification: 2006 (Recertified for ISO 9001:2008 in 2009)


The institution enrols undergraduates and postgraduate students through an online entrance test. These diverse groups of students come from various states and countries. The training provided at the institution is definitely among the best in the country. The infrastructure provided also adds to the quality of dental professionals graduating from this institution. Our students are well up to date with current concepts and knowledge of constant changes that are occurring in dental technology.

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