Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean, Dr. KEERTHILATHA M PAI

 I deem it my privilege to welcome you all to Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, which has been consistently ranked the best in the country. I am honoured to serve as the Dean of this prestigious institution.

With a mission to excel globally in dental education and oral health care, we are committed to explore new frontiers in these areas. The college is located at the heart of the sprawling world class campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure such as new age classrooms, phantom head lab, health sciences library, world class hostels and indoor sports complex. To compliment this, the dental clinics are equipped with ultramodern dental chairs, cutting edge diagnostic gadgets and top-class oral health care facilities. The college prides itself in having highly competent oral health professionals who are also erudite and dedicated teachers. The support staff are efficient and friendly.

Research and innovation are at the crux of academics and health care. The college has unique advantage of engaging in collaborative research with medical, engineering, life sciences and other colleges on the campus. Many of our faculty and students have innovated diagnostic and therapeutic tools and secured patents. College has won several accolades in the field of research and publications.

Our institution has MOUs with Queen Mary University and University of Sheffield-UK, Charles Strut University- Australia, Boston University- USA, Peradeniya University- Sri Lanka for faculty and student exchange programs as well as research collaborations.

We are committed to community service. We organize regular school dental health check-ups and out-reach dental camps thus taking dental care to the doorsteps of the needy.

In addition to the five-year BDS course we offer MDS in all specialties and certificate courses in Esthetic Dentistry, Implantology, Laser Dentistry and Integrated Dental Photography. We also offer Diploma in Dental Mechanics and Dental Hygiene after class 12.

Manipal is a melting point of national and international cultures, and students that join MCODS Manipal find themselves in a truly global smart village.

We are proud of our Alumni who are holding the flag of our college high, all over the world. Many of our Alumni have become Vice Chancellors, Deans and have occupied other key positions globally. The college holds Alumni Meet every year and whenever a  batch of students wish to visit Manipal. The common feeling expressed by all our Alumni is that “they miss MCODS Manipal”

Come and be a part of MCODS Manipal, have a lifetime experience and get inspired to excel. 


Dr. Keerthilatha M Pai, MDS

Dean, MCODS Manipal

+91 820 2922455