MDS Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry






    3 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 :  Develop good oral health in the child and also prepare the child to be a good citizen for tomorrow.
  • PO2 : Establish a positive attitude and behaviour in children.
  • PO3 : Interpret and practice the principles of prevention and preventive dentistry right from birth to adolescence.
  • PO4 : Explain and appraise the parents in regards to various treatment modalities including different facets of preventive dentistry.
  • PO5 : Record and evaluate proper clinical history, examine the child patient, perform the diagnostic procedure, correlate and interpret them to arrive at a reasonable diagnosis and formulate an individualized treatment plan for that particular child.
  • PO6 : To predict and identify developing malocclusion and design preventive and interceptive measures based on the age of the child.
  • PO7 : Employ adequate skills to prevent, repair and restore the loss of tooth structure in order to maintain harmony between both the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity.
  • PO8 : Identify and initiate treatment in children with special health care needs which are tailored to their individual requirements and conditions.
  • PO9 : Develop an attitude to adopt ethical principles in all aspects of pediatric dental practice.
  • PO10: Practice professional honesty and integrity.
  • PO11: Propose treatment care irrespective of the social status, caste, creed and religion of the patient's.
  • PO12: Communicate clinical Knowledge and experience with professional colleagues.
  • PO13: Read, review and apply the newer methods and techniques of pediatric dentistry.
  • PO14: Respect child patients rights and privileges including their right to information and seek a second opinion.
  • PO15: Practice the attitude to seek an opinion from allied medical and dental specialties as and when required.