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M.D.S. (Master of Dental Surgery) in the specialities of:

  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Periodontology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Duration of the programme:
The undergraduate dental training programme leading to MDS degree is of three years.

The medium of instruction and examination in BDS programme is English. However, students are encouraged to learn the local language (Kannada) to communicate better with the patients during treatment process.

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CITIZENSHIP: Indian Nationals can apply under the General Category. Foreign nationals or Non Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/NRI category.

QUALIFICATION: Pass in BDS degree or equivalent degree recognized by Dental Council of India.

INTERNSHIP: Candidates completing their compulsory rotating internship on or before 30.04.2014 are eligible.

Candidates completing internship after 30.04.2014 are not eligible for admission in this academic year.

REGISTRATION: Candidates should have obtained permanent registration with Dental Council of India or any of the State Dental Council or should obtain the same within one month from the date of admission.


GENERAL/FOREIGN/NRI CATEGORY: Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test  (MU-OET) 2014. 

Candidates can apply either under General or Foreign/NRI Category. Those submitting applications under both General and Foreign/NRI categories will be considered only under the General Category. Change of category at a later stage will not be entertained under any circumstances.

NOTE FOR FOREIGN/NRI CATEGORY: Foreign nationals or candidates holding foreign degrees must write to the Dental Council of India to obtain a temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training. Such candidates must be registered as Dental practitioners in the country from which they have obtained their basic Dental qualification. Also, their degrees must be recognized by the corresponding Dental Council or by any other equivalent authority. 

Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) 2014

TEST PATTERN: Duration - 2.30 hours, There will be one question paper of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQ) of the objective type which carries 200 marks. The approximate distribution of questions is given as follows: Pedodontics (16),Orthodontics (16), Periodontics (16), Oral Medicine & Radiology (16), Prosthodontics (16), Conservative Dentistry (16), Oral Surgery (16), Public Health (16), Human Anatomy (8), Human Physiology including Biochemistry (8), Dental Materials (8), Pharmacology (8), General Pathology & Microbiology (8), Oral Anatomy (8), General Medicine (8), General Surgery (8), Oral Pathology (8).


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The MU-OET will be held between 15.02.2014 and 24.02.2014. Candidates can select the test schedule of their choice in the Online Test Booking System. 

CLICK HERE for details on MU-OET 2014 schedule booking procedure, e-hall ticket and MU-OET guidelines.


Based on the marks obtained in MU-OET, Manipal University will declare a list of candidates in the order of merit separately for Foreign/NRI and General category. Merit list will be displayed on or before 28.02.2014 in the website.

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