The A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, named after the erstwhile Health Minister of the then Madras Presidency, Shri Attavar Balakrishna Shetty, the crowning glory of the Nitte education Trust, now the Nitte university, was founded by Justice K.S.Hegde in the year 1985 with a vision to impart quality education as an abiding commitment. Under the able guidance and leadership of his son Sri Vinaya Hegde, the present chancellor of the University, the institution and the university have scaled greater heights.
The Nitte University was bestowed with the deemed University Status in 2008, with the A.B. Shetty Dental College being the flag bearing Institution. The University has been graded ‘A’ by the NAAC and the MHRD, Government of India
The best practices of the institution are the numerous social initiatives and camps conducted on a regular basis, counselling conducted by the combined effort of faculty at various levels and the rural outreach programs, through 17 centers, which provide quality treatment to the rural population free of cost. The free treatment provided at the institute is also unique in the country and hence results in more than sufficient patient numbers to meet the clinical requirements of the students.
The Institution as added a further built of area of over 41,221 sq.ft to the existing 114,390 sq.ft.. The process of air conditioning of all the clinical areas and class rooms is in full flow, with work already completed in some departments. Each of the classrooms of our Institution are fully equipped with state of the art Audio Visual Aids, and a new concept of internet based education – ‘The NU E Learn’ is now introduced to ensure an enhanced teaching and learning experience.