Master of Dental surgery is the postgraduate course in Dental Sciences which is pursued by students who have completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). In order to opt for MDS, students have to complete their BDS degree course from colleges which is recognized & approved by Dental Council of India and Dental Council of the respective states. The college should also be affiliated to the respective state’s Health Science University. Students must also qualify in the NEET MDS entrance examination in order to get admission in MDS colleges.
How much does it cost to do MDS?
In India there are both government and private colleges which offers MDS course. The annual fees per academic year to study in different types of dental colleges are as follows:
Central University affiliated dental colleges – Rs.15, 000
Government dental colleges – Rs.25, 000 to Rs.80, 000
Private dental colleges – Rs.3, 00, 000 to Rs.10, 00,000
Deemed Dental colleges – Rs.6, 00, 000 to Rs.15, 00, 000
Can I get admission in MDS without NEET?
Even though most of the dental colleges in the country have made NEET qualifying examination mandatory, there is a list of colleges which do not consider the ranks achieved in NEET MDS qualifying examination. They are:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
- New Delhi
PG Institute of Medical Education Chandigarh (PGMER)
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Pondicherry (JIPMER Pondicherry)
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
How many seats are allotted through NEET MDS entrance examination?
NEET MDS is an entrance examination for the entire nation. The number of seats allotted through NEET MDS examination is around 7000 seats for dental colleges in India.
Is NEET compulsory for MDS?
Apart from AIIMS medical colleges, PGMER Chandigarh, JIPMER Pondicherry and SCTIMST Trivandrum, all other dental colleges have made NEET MDS scores mandatory to allot seats to MDS course.
How do I secure a seat for MDS after BDS?
To secure a seat for MDS course, a student must qualify in the NEET MDS entrance examination. The rank achieved in the NEET examination will help a student to secure a seat in any of the dental colleges in their respective state.
What are the eligibility criteria to appear for NEET MDS exam 2021?
- Students who wish to appear for NEET MDS examination 2021 must have completed their BDS degree course from Dental Council of India recognized and proper affiliated dental colleges from any state.
- Students must have also completed their mandatory 1 year internship which is a part of BDS curriculum in India.
Who conducts the exam for NEET MDS 2021?
NEET MDS examination is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
Which is the best specialization in MDS?
All specializations in MDS is equally rewarding for different career path and job opportunities.
What is the salary package which can be expected after completing MDS?
At the beginning of a career, MDS postgraduates can earn around Rs.15, 000 to Rs.35, 000 per month.
Gradually by gaining good level of experience, MDS specialized doctors can earn around Rs.1, 50, 000 to Rs.2, 00,000 per month.
What is the duration of MDS course?
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) is a 3 year regular course designed with both theory and practical sessions. In every dental college in India these 3 years will be divided into six semesters.
What is the scope after MDS?
Dentistry has nine specializations which are taught in MDS postgraduate course. All these specializations are much required for the perfect oral health of the people. Each specialization has good scope which paves to a good career path for dentists. From being a lecturer or professor in dental colleges to becoming a well known specialized dentist, there are huge job opportunities for young dentists in medical field. One can also set up their own clinic with specialized dental care served to patients. Young specialized dentist can also work in private or government sector jobs as well. There are also many opportunities in the dental research field which in the advancing stage today.
Which country is best to study MDS?
The best countries to pursue MDS postgraduate course is in top universities in USA, UK and few European countries or Australia. Even India is a good option to study MDS.
Which are the top colleges to study MDS in India?
- King’s George Medical University, Lucknow
- Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi
- Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
- Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi
- Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi
Which are the different specializations offered in MDS colleges in India?
There are ten specializations which are offered for MDS course in dental colleges in India. They are:
- Conservative dentistry & Endodontics
- Oral Medicine & Radiology
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oral Pathology & Microbiology
- Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Preventive dentistry
- Public health dentistry
How can I join government dental colleges in India?
The cutoff rank to secure a seat for MDS course in dental colleges in India is below 270 ranks in all India quota.
How many MDS seats are allotted in Kerala state?
There are a total of more than 260 seats allotted for MDS course in the state including both Government and private dental colleges.
Is MDS better than MBA?
MDS and MBA are streams of two different fields. MDS is a branch of medical science whereas MBA is purely a commerce branch. Both have different opportunities and career paths ahead after completing the course.