Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal originally founded as College of Dental Surgery in 1965, is located in the South western coast of India, near the temple town of Udupi.  MCODS, Manipal which is a flagship institution of Manipal University is perhaps the best equipped dental school in the country engaged in oral health care education, research, patient care and community service. MCODS have campuses in Manipal & Mangalore.

More than 16.29 Crores in Freeships and Scholarships

  • BDS degree is recognized by the Dental Council of India from 1970
  • BDS degree is recognized by the Malaysian Dental Council from 2004
  • Recognition as a centre for MFGDP training from the year 2003
  • Recognition as a training center for International Qualifying Examination (IQE), UK from 2004
  • Recognized centre for MFDS program of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 2004
  • Training centre for Post-graduate certificate in OralImplantology by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) with Dental Council of India from 2008
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • MDS Community Dentistry
  • MDS Conservative Dentistry
  • MDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • MDS Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • MDS Oral Pathology
  • MDS Orthodontics
  • MDS Pedodontics
  • MDS Periodontics
  • MDS Prosthodontics
  • PG Diploma in Dental Materials
  • Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Certificate in Oral Implantology
  • Certificate in Lasers in Dentistry
  • Candidates who rank within the first 1000 ranks in the respective merit list are offered 100%freeship.
  • AICTE Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Konkani speaking students.
  • Mailana Azad National Scholarship


MCODS Manipal, my Alma mater has provided me with the priceless gift of best dental education and training. Every passing day since graduation from MCODS Manipal, has led to a greater appreciation of the excellent facilities and teaching at this highly reputed institution which truly match up with the best international standards. Apart from coursework, MCODS Manipal provided me with plenty of opportunities to participate in parallel academic and cultural activities and to acquire leadership roles which culminated in my all round personality development. The encouragement and continuous support from the faculty has helped me attain success and live my dreams. Pursuing a career in dental research as a doctoral student at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, I strongly believe that the benefits of studying at MCODS Manipal cannot be overemphasized. I am proud to be a part of the MCODS Manipal family!

Anukriti Gupta,
PhD student: Oral Biology UMDNJ, Newark, NJ

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