Message from the Dean

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the “top-ranked dental school” in India, as conferred by the National Institutional ranking framework of the Ministry of Education of India.

Our institution has evolved to have a state-of-the-art infrastructure with elegant interactive lecture halls, phantom head skill laboratory, formidable research facility and globally reputed health sciences library. The dental clinics are equipped with well-designed dental chairs, high-end diagnostic tools and the best oral health care facilities. Our world-class campus for students offers a perfect atmosphere for learning, all-round development and also to enjoy co-curricular activities. The campus includes very comfortable hostels, a world-class indoor sports complex and a beautiful park to unwind in. We offer innumerable opportunities for students to develop and nurture their inherent talents as well.

The academic program is ably handled by a team of well-qualified and dedicated academicians and oral health care professionals. Our institution focuses on research as a means to improve oral health care. We are fortunate to collaborate and associate with the medical, engineering, life sciences and other institutions on the campus. Many of our faculty and students have innovated diagnostic and therapeutic tools and have been awarded patents. The faculty and the students have been honored for their excellence in research and publications. Our faculty have received many national and international awards and prestigious research grants.

Our institution is engaged in faculty and student exchange programs as well as research collaborations with Queen Mary University, London, University of Sheffield, King’s College, London and the University of Birmingham, UK, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Charles Strut University, Australia, Boston University, and University of Chicago U S A, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka.

We continue to provide oral health care to the community by organizing outreach dental camps and regular school dental health check-ups. Our Alumni are well renowned oral health care professionals all around the world. Many are holding senior administrative positions in various national and international dental schools.

Manipal is an international education township and students will truly enjoy the multi-cultural experience and interactions. Manipal is situated near the Western ghats, has greenery all around and is very close to several beaches and hill stations.

I welcome you to join us in our mission to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of oral healthcare and to be a part of the esteemed Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal.


Dr. Monica Charlotte Solomon, MDS.

Dean, MCODS Manipal.

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