Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)


MDS Course – Post graduation(MDS) is offered in the following specialties

  • Prosthodontics-2
  • Conservative and Endodontics-2
  • Orthodontics -2
  • Periodontology-3
  • Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry-2
  • Oral Medicine & Radiology-2
  • There shall be a uniform NEET for admission to the post-graduate dental courses (Diploma/MDS) 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 candidate has to secure the following category-wise minimum percentile* in NEET for admission to post-graduate courses held in a particular academic year.


    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.

    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.

    *Subjected to change/lower as per decision of Central Government for a said academic year


    (1) 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.

    (2) 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.

    (3) 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.

    (4) In case, any dispute arises on such common counseling, the matter to the Central Government and its decisions shall be final, in this regard.

  • The M.D.S. Program at HCDSH is approved by Dental Council of India

  • INR 9,00,000 (Rs. nine lakh) per annum for all the specialties

The M.D.S. program at HCDSH are affiliated with Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag. The Vinoba Bhave University is the premier University of the State of Jharkhand and is in existence for nearly 24 years. The Vinoba Bhave University is the largest university in the state catering to the needs of higher education of more than two lakh students scattered over 75 colleges, 4 recognized institutions, and 7 approved institutions. There are 21 Post Graduate University departments and 90 Post Graduate Centres.

A candidate for admission to the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course, must possess a recognized Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council (provisional or permanent registration).

The Candidate must have completed one year compulsory rotatory internship in an approved/ recognized dental college on or before 31st March of the current year.

In case of a foreign national, the Dental Council of India 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.

Candidate should qualify in NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test)of current year. Click here to check your result

Counseling for State Quota will be conducted by JCECB. Click here