Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal is ranked 2nd for Dental by NIRF 2020. The institute comes under the aegis of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and recognized by the Malaysian Dental Council and Kathmandu University (Nepal). MCODS offers degree, certificate and diploma courses in Dental Sciences. Admission is done on the basis of the entrance exam and cutoff criteria of the institute.

Manipal College of Dental Sciences Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1965 | Private
Approved by DCI
Affiliated to MAHE, Manipal
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade
Entrance Exam

National: NEET UG, NEET PG

Institute: MUOET

Courses Offered UG, PG, Diploma & Certificate
Application Mode Online
Official Website

Manipal College of Dental Sciences Rankings

  • Ranked 5th for Dental by India Today 2020.
  • Ranked 3rd for Dental by The Week 2020.
  • Ranked No.2 among Dental Colleges in India by Outlook 2019.

Manipal College of Dental Sciences Courses

MCODS offers UG, PG, PG Diploma and Certificate courses. Tabulated below are the details for the same:

Courses Specialization Eligibility
BDS Dental Sciences 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually with a minimum 50% marks + obtained a valid score in NEET UG
MDS BDS degree from a university recognized by Dental Council of India (DCI) + obtained a valid score in NEET PG
PG Diploma Dental Materials
Certificate Forensic Odontology BDS / MBBS / BSc (Biological Sciences) from a recognized university

Check: MCODS Manipal Courses and Fees

Manipal College of Dental Sciences Admission

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on ‘Apply’.
  • Fill out the form carefully.
  • Upload a photograph and signature.
  • Select the program and enter your address.
  • Select a mode of payment.
  • The application fee is INR 600 (for General Category) and INR 2500 (for Foreign/ NRI/ NRI Sponsored Category). Pay it using your preferred means.

Selection Criteria

The applicants will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in the following entrance examination:

Course Entrance Exam

Manipal College of Dental Sciences Scholarship

MIM Manipal awards a scholarship for Post Graduate (PG) students under the following categories

  1. Kalam-Pai, Freeship and Scholars Scholarship for MBBS & BDS Programs
  2. Merit Scholarship for MD and MDS Programs
  3. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for BTech
  4. Freeship, Scholar and Achiever Scholarships for BPharm
  5. Scholar and Achiever Scholarship for All Other Under Graduate (UG) & Post Graduate (PG) Programs
  6. Board Toppers Scholarship for All Under Graduate (UG) Programs
  7. Scholarships for Academy of General Education Students (SAGES)
  8. Academy of General Education (AGE) Scholarship for AGE Students
  9. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for B.Sc. Nursing students
  10. Merit Scholarship for BTech (Lateral Entry) students from Manipal Group Polytechnic Institutions
  11. Merit Scholarships for Foreign / Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Category Students
  12. Merit Scholarship for Konkani speaking students
  13. Merit Scholarship for Children of Manipal Alumni
  14. Scholarship scheme of interest subsidy on education loan for MAHE students
  15. AICTE Tuition Fee Waiver
  16. Kadambi scholarship
  17. ITC scholarship

Manipal College of Dental Sciences FAQs

Ques. Can foreign students take admissions in MCODS?

Ans. Yes, foreign students can take admissions in MCODS, Manipal. 15% of the total admissions are allotted for the foreign/ NRI category. The infrastructure provided is at par with the international standards and the teaching methodology is apt for training students to meet challenges in dental practice from a global perspective.

Ques. What is the scope after MDS?

Ans. After MDS, you can pursue specialty practice independently or join a corporate hospital. Alternatively, you can join an academic institute as teaching faculty or as a researcher.

Ques. Does MCODS have an attached hospital?

Ans. MCODS is attached to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, a tertiary referral medical hospital, as required by the Dental Council of India. The college gets patients from in and around its campus as well as from neighboring states such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In addition, the satellite centres of the college at various locations ensure that students are exposed to comprehensive dental care.

Ques. Does MCODS have any international collaborations?

Ans. Manipal College of Dental Sciences has collaborations with esteemed institutions and industries across the globe to promote the exchange of students, faculty and collaborative research activities. These collaborations encourage student exchange programs, observership, and preceptorship with the partnered institute to enhance their learning experience.