The Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal, formerly known as the College of Dental Surgery, is the first self-financing dental college in the private sector of India. Established in the year 1965, it initially had an intake of 40 students and later increased to 100 from 1983 - 84 onwards.
The inception of MCODS, Manipal was a significant milestone in the history of our University. From the humble beginnings in a thatched roof structure with limited facilities, it has grown to be the top rated college in the country, according to a survey by the magazine “Outlook” in June, 2009. This feat was repeated yet again in 2010 when MCODS Manipal was ranked first among the institutes providing dental education.
Academically, the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal was affiliated to the Mysore University (1965-1980) and then to the Mangalore University (1980-1993) before becoming a part of the Manipal University. Today, It have more than 250 dental chairs and state-of-the-art laboratories with an intake of 100 undergraduate students and 25 postgraduate students for all specialties of dentistry.
In addition to the Bachelor’s and Post Graduate courses in dental surgery, MCODS, Manipal also conducts advanced certificate courses in Oral Implantology, Aesthetic dentistry and LASERs in dentistry. A post graduate course in Dental Materials, the first of its kind in the country, is also a part of the institution’s academic progress. A course in Dental Hygiene and a Dental Mechanics course, which is meant for technicians, is offered as well.