A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college:
Provided that in the case of a foreign national, the following procedure shall be followed:
  • The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training restricted to the dental college/institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for post-graduate studies:
  • Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as medical practitioner in his/her own country from which he/she has obtained his/her basics dental qualification and that his/her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority.

  • There shall be a uniform NEET for admission to the post-graduate dental courses in each academic year conducted in the manner, as prescribed by the National Board of Examination or any other authority appointed by the Central Government in this behalf. The overall superintendence, direction and control of the NEET shall vest with the Council.

  • The candidate has to secure the following category-wise minimum percentile in NEET for admission to post-graduate courses held in a particular academic year.
General 50th Percentile
Person with locomotory disability of lower limbs 45th Percentile
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes 40th Percentile

Provided that the percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in NEET for post-graduate courses: Provided further, that when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in NEET held for any academic year for admission to post-graduate courses, the Central Government in consultation with the Council may, at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to post-graduate courses for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
  • The reservation of seats in dental college/institutions for respective categories shall be as per applicable laws prevailing in States/Union territories. An all India merit list as well as State-wise merit list of the eligible candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in NEET Test and candidates shall be admitted to post-graduate courses from the said merit list only: Provided that in determining the merit of candidates who are in service of Government/public authority, weightage in the marks may be given by the Government/competent authority as an incentive upto 10% of the marks obtained for each year of service in remote and/or difficult areas upto the maximum of 30% of the marks obtained in NEET. The remote and difficult areas shall be as defined by State Government / competent authority from time to time.
  • A candidate who has failed to secure the minimum percentile as prescribed in these regulations, shall not be admitted to any post-graduate courses in any academic year.
  • Minimum 5% seats of the annual sanctioned intake capacity shall be filled up by candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70%: Provided that in case any seat in this quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat shall be filled up by persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% - before they are included in the annual sanctioned seats for general category candidates: Provided further that this entire exercise shall be completed by each dental college/institution as per the statutory time schedule for admissions.

  • The academic session shall be commenced from 1st of May and the cut-off date for admission, even for stray vacancies, in the Master of Dental Surgery course shall be 31st of May, every year. The universities and other institutions shall start the admission process in such a way that teaching in postgraduate courses starts by 1st May each year for which they shall strictly adhere to the time schedule specified in the Dental Council of India (Establishment of new dental colleges, opening of higher courses of study and increase of admission capacity in existing dental colleges) Regulations, 2006.
  • There shall be no admission of students in respect of any academic session beyond the 31st May for post-graduate courses under any circumstances. The universities or institute shall not register any student beyond the said date; in case, any institution which grants admission to any student after the last date specified for the same shall also be liable to face such action including surrender of seats equivalent to the extent of such admission made from its sanctioned intake capacity for the succeeding academic year.
  • The Council may direct, that any student identified as having obtained his/her admission after the last date for closure of admission be discharged from the course of study, or any dental qualification granted to such a student shall not be a recognised qualification for the purpose of the Act.

  • There shall be a common counseling for admission to all post-graduate courses (Diploma/MDS) in all dental educational institutions on the basis of merit list of the NEET.
  • The designated authority for counseling for the 50% All India Quota seats of the contributing States, as per the existing scheme for post graduate (Diploma/MDS) courses shall be the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Further Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India shall conduct counseling for all post-graduate (Diploma/MDS) Courses in Dental Educational Institutions of the Central Government, Universities established by an Act of Parliament and the Deemed Universities.
  • The counseling for admission to post-graduate (Diploma/MDS) courses in all dental Educational Institutions in a State/Union Territory, including dental educational institutions established by the State Government, University established by an Act of State/Union Territory Legislature, Trust, Society, Minority Institutions shall be conducted by the State/Union Territory Government.
  • In case, any dispute arises on such common counseling, the matter to the Central Government and its decisions shall be final, in this regard.

  • Every dental institution and its affiliating university shall furnish information on admissions in the courses of study, schedule of examinations to the Council, in such form as the Council may specify, within stipulated period from time to time.

Original documents to be submitted at the time of Interview/Admission along with three sets of attested copies-
  • SSLC pass certificate or any other document mentioning the date of birth.
  • Marks card of Ist to IVth B.D.S course.
  • State Dental Council Registration Certificate
  • Provisional or Permanent Degree (Convocation certificate).
  • Eligibility certificate for students other than RGUHS, Karnataka
  • NRI category candidates are required to produce the attested copy of their passport for obtaining
  • Eligibility certificate from the University.
  • Transfer certificate issued by the institution last studied.
  • Medical fitness certificate including blood group certificate
  • Medical fitness certificate including blood group certificate
  • Migration certificate.
  • Attempt certificate.
  • Certificate of conduct/character from the Head of the Institution last attended.
  • Colour photographs: Passport size - 6 copies; stamp size - 6 copies and in case of NRI candidates, passport size -8 copies and stamp size - 8 copies (in addition to the one affixed on the application form)



MDS Course Regulations