MDS Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology






    2 Years

Master of Dental Surgery


Pass in BDS from a recognized Dental College with permanent registration of any State Dental Council. NEET-MDS qualification is a pre-requisite for admission to MDS both under Management & NRI categories.

Admission Procedure

In addition to the basic eligibility criteria mentioned above, students seeking admission to MDS will be required to qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET-MDS which will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) generally in December/January each year. The responsibility of NBE is limited to the conduct of NEET-MDS, declaration of the result and providing the NEET-MDS Ranks to DGHS / MCC for counselling 100% seats in Deemed Universities.

Application form for NEET-MDS can be submitted online through the website on notification. Students are advised to carefully read the Information Bulletin and keep the correct details ready, before submission of the form.

DGHS has entrusted the Counselling and Allotment of seats to the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Hence, after announcement of results, students are required to register on - PG Medical Counselling - Deemed/Central Universities and lock their choice of colleges.

Admission to both Management and NRI category seats in MDS is based on inter-se merit in NEET-MDS.

Candidates interested in taking admission under NRI category, will be required to forward the following NRI documents to the email ID provided by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) a few days prior to the commencement of registration:

  1. Affidavit of the person who is NRI and the sponsor
  2. Documents claiming that the sponsor is an NRI (Passport, Visa of the sponsor)
  3. Relationship of NRI with the candidate as per the court orders of The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in case W.P.(c) No. 689/2017-Consortium of Deemed Universities in Karnataka (CODEUNIK) & Ans. Vs Union of India & Ors.
  4. Affidavit from the sponsor that he/ she will sponsor the entire course fee of the candidate
  5. Embassy Certificate of the Sponsor
  6. NEET score card

The fee structure of MDS (Management & NRI) is made available on the homepage of our website under Course Fee.

Documents required for admission to MDS (Original + 3 attested copies)

  • Admit card issued by NBE
  • Result/rank letter issued by NBE
  • NEET-MDS allotment letter & Score card
  • SSLC or equivalent marks card or birth certificate
  • BDS Degree marks cards of all years
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Provisional/BDS Degree certificate
  • Dental Council Registration certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Conduct certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Physically handicapped certificate issued by authorized medical boards (if applicable)
  • Physical fitness & Blood group certificate
  • PAN card copy of the parent and student
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (Stamp size 5 Nos.)
  • Additional documents for NRI admission

    The originals of the documents sent to DGHS / MCC supporting NRI status should be submitted.

    Additional documents for foreign nationals

    • Valid foreign passport and valid visa for the period of study
    • Valid Residential Permit in India
    • AIDS-free certificate

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Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to...

  • PO1 : Apply the basic knowledge of both general and oral pathology in dealing with the nature of oral diseases, their causes, processes and effects.
  • PO2 : Perform routine histopathological evaluation of specimens relating to oral and perioral tissues, including principles of histochemistry, Immunochemistry, applied and theoretical biochemical basis of histochemistry.
  • PO3 : Plan and administer the routine diagnostic procedures including hematological, cytological,  microbiological, Immunological and ultrastructural investigations.
  • PO4 : Demonstrate the current research methodology, collection and interpretation of data, the ability to carry out research projects on clinical and or epidemiological aspects.
  • PO5 : Write scientific papers and Update knowledge on current databases, automated data retrieval systems and referencing.
  • PO6 : Demonstrate the scientific data pertaining to the field and present it in conferences both as poster and verbal presentations and take part in group discussions.
  • PO7 : Recognize the pathology of oral tissues as well as the relation of local pathologic and clinical findings to systemic conditions.
  • PO8 : Apply basic oral microbiology and their relationship to various branches of dentistry affecting hard and soft tissues.
  • PO9 : Describe the basics in Forensic Odontology and ability to apply it in medicolegal issues.
  • PO10: Demonstrate and practice integrity, responsibility, respect and selflessness.
  • PO11: Examine and interpret gross tissue specimens.
  • PO12: Interpret pathologic cellular change microscopically and group diseases of similar histologic patterns in order to arrive at a differential diagnosis and ultimately to a final diagnosis.
  • PO13: Provide a  pathology report with final diagnosis and communicate effectively about it with the contributing clinician.
  • PO14: Read, interpret, and critically evaluate the oral and maxillofacial pathology literature.
  • PO15: Communicate effectively and sensitively with patients, care-givers, colleagues, clinicians, surgeons and the public in a manner that will improve health care outcomes.