BDS Admission in UP 2024 – Procedures, Fee Structure, Guidance

Greetings everyone! The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is located in the North and is known as the Heartland of India. A huge part of it is also known as the Delhi NCR region. UP is one of the largest states and is popular for its historical monuments, rich culture, tradition, and royal cuisine! 

Apart from these, the state has also converted into one of the biggest and most chosen education hubs. A huge number of students migrate to the state to pursue medical and dental education every year! 

Did you know that Uttar Pradesh has a huge number of dental colleges currently? All these colleges are offering Bachelor of Dental Surgery courses and most colleges are very well reputed. 

So, in this article, we are going to discuss the BDS in terms of the admission process, total seats, fee structure, and eligibility criteria in Uttar Pradesh. So, hang on there and allow me to give you a detailed idea about the BDS Admission Process in Uttar Pradesh.

DCI, through the circular below, made it clear that NAAC is mandatory for all dental colleges in India. Even after multiple warnings, 70% of the colleges haven’t applied for NAAC.

DCI may make it stricter this year for colleges to apply for NAAC. It is to standardize dental education and the quality of colleges.

As personal advice, I suggest you choose only NAAC-accredited dental colleges. You can review the DCI circular below. 

BDS Admission in Uttar Pradesh

The Directorate General of Medical Education, Uttar Pradesh, conducts the BDS admission process in UP.  You have to participate in the NEET UG state counselling to get BDS admission there.  The NEET counselling of the state involves the following steps.

  • Online Registration.
  • Payment of fees.
  • Registration Fees.
  • Security Deposit.
  • Publication of Merit List.
  • Choice filling and choice locking.
  • Result Declaration.
  • Downloading of Allotment Letter.
  • Reporting and Admission.

Online Registration

If you have qualified for NEET UG, register yourself on the admission website of UP-DGME (

You have to add also your identity details, caste/category, NEET exam details, communication details, and also your past academic information. 

Also, you will have to upload scanned copies of a few documents, such as school mark sheets, caste certificates, etc, to complete the application. Hence, before you start this process, keep all the related information ready to fill in!

Payment of fees – Registration Fees & Security Deposit

Registered students must pay a registration fee of Rs. 2,000/- online. This will complete the online registration.

Another fee you have to pay to be eligible for choice-filling. This is called the security deposit. This amount is Rs. 1,00,000/- lakh and is refundable after admission. Remember to collect a copy of the online application form and the payment receipts.  Save the copies carefully for future use. 

Merit List

The state merit list will be released after the online verification of the registered students. The UP-DGME will provide the list of eligible students before the choice-filling round. Your name must be on this list to participate further!

Choice filling and choice locking.

You can select your preferred BDS institutes during this round. Once you enter the choices, make sure you lock them in the given period as well. The choice filling is incomplete till you finally lock your choices. 

Choice filling and locking are conducted within a scheduled time of 2-3 days. So, you have to do this within the specified time only!

Result Declaration

The DGME will then publish the allotment results. The seat allotment depends on your opted choices and NEET rank.

Downloading of Allotment Letter

This letter is issued by the DGME to all the allotted students and is required during the document verification.  

So, if you got the allotment for BDS, then the allotment letter needs to be downloaded.  

Reporting and Admission

Your final confirmation of the BDS admission is done during reporting.

The allotted students have to visit the nodal centre with the original documents for verification. Here, designated authorities will evaluate your documents and give the admission confirmation if everything goes well!

Finally, you will then report to your allotted institute and join the BDS community!

BDS Eligibility Criteria in Uttar Pradesh

If you plan to take admission in Uttar Pradesh then you must know about the BDS eligibility criteria for admission in the state as well. So, let me walk you through it!

  • To be eligible for BDS admission, the NEET UG exam qualification is compulsory for you. 
  • Your age must be 17 years or more at the time of BDS admission.
  • If you are a general category student, you must secure a minimum of 50% Physics, Chemistry, and Biology aggregate in the 12th exam. If you are an SC/ST/OBC category student, your PCB aggregate must be at least or more than  40%.

Total BDS Seats in Uttar Pradesh

There are 24 dental colleges and 2370 BDS seats in Uttar Pradesh, which is a commendable number. Hence, I have attached the complete list of dental colleges and BDS seats with annual tuition fees below;

BDS Seats and Fees in Uttar Pradesh
CollegeBDS seatsFee Structure
King Gorge Medical University, Faculty Of Dental Sciences, Lucknow7054,900/-
Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow1003,90,000/-
Subharati Dental College, Meerut1003,00,000/-
ITS Dental College and Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida1003,50,000/-
ITS Center For Dental Studies and Research, Ghaziabad1003,50,000/-
School Of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida1003,00,000/-
D.J. College Of Dental Sciences, Ghaziabad1002,00,000/-
Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad1002,00,000/-
Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute Of
Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, Ghaziabad1002,60,000/-
Shri Bankey Bihari Dental College, Ghaziabad1002,50,000/-
Kalka Dental College, Meerut1002,00,000/-
Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad1002,50,000/-
Chandra Dental College, Barabanki1002,00,000/-
Azamgarh Dental College, Azamgarh1001,75,000/-
BBD College Of Dental Sciences,  Lucknow1002,00,000/-
Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Ghaziabad1002,50,000/-
Institute Of Dental Sciences, Bareilly1002,50,000/=
Career Post Graduate Institute Of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow1001,75,000/-
K.D. Dental College & Hospital, Mathura1002,00,000/-
Rama Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur1002,50,000/-
Maharana Pratap Dental College & Hospital, Kanpur1002,50,000/-
Purvanchal Institute Of Dental Science, Gorakhpur1002,00,000/-
Santosh Dental College, Santosh Deemed University, Ghaziabad1003,00,000/-

If you need the exact details about fees, then you can go through my detailed article about BDS fees in UP. If you are looking for the lowest fees, then you can go through my article about the lowest BDS fees in India.

A Note- BDS Extra Fees in Uttar Pradesh

The above-mentioned tuition fees do not include any other charges. However, from my experience, if you study BDS in Uttar Pradesh, an additional amount of Rs. 10,000 to 25,000/- might be extra during the course. These charges might include your university fees, books, and equipment. 

Hostel charges might be another 75,000/- rupees to 1,00,000/- rupees extra, depending upon the dental institute and room facility. Food is included in these charges.


How can I get BDS admission in Uttar Pradesh?

To get BDS admission in Uttar Pradesh, qualify for the NEET UG exam, and participate in the state counseling of Uttar Pradesh.

Can we join BDS without NEET in Uttar Pradesh?

No, you cannot join BDS without qualifying for NEET. It is mandatory for BDS admission anywhere in India, even in Uttar Pradesh.

What is the BDS average fee in Uttar Pradesh?

The average annual tuition fee for BDS in Uttar Pradesh is around Rs.2,00,000 lakh to 3,50,000/- lakh.

Is the quality of BDS in Uttar Prdaesh good?

Yes, the quality in most dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh is good in terms of academics and infrastructure. However, you should evaluate every college you are interested in before your BDS admission.

How many BDS Colleges are there in Uttar Pradesh?

There are 24 Dental Colleges available for BDS in Uttar Pradesh. One dental college is government and 23 are private dental colleges.

Can I get a loan for a BDS course in Uttar Pradesh?

Yes, getting a loan for a BDS course is possible in Uttar Pradesh. You have to first take the admission into the course and apply for a loan bonafide/letter for loan. You will require additional documents like your 10th and 12th mark sheets, address proof, assets, parents' details, occupation details, etc. These details will be required in the bank. Once you apply for a loan, these things will be verified and the loan will be sanctioned based on your requirements and paying back terms.


By now, you must have an idea of the admission process, seats, fee structure, and eligibility criteria related to BDS in Uttar Pradesh. I hope this information has helped plan your BDS admission in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

As we have mentioned above there are a generous number of dental colleges in Uttar Pradesh. Most colleges have good quality in terms of education, infrastructure, and teachers and also the fee structure seems quite reasonable. However, before choosing your college, try to learn and verify things by your research also. 

Also if you have any queries related to the admission process, feel free to talk to us! I have also personally visited the campus of the dental colleges in Uttar Pradesh. So, even I can help you gather the correct information and will be happy to clear your doubts.

If you need personal guidance for BDS admission to UP, you can contact me at +91-8951242255.

If you have any queries, you can comment below, and I will reply ASAP.

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About K Vishnu Nambiar

I am a dental blogger and a career counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. I blog about different dental courses and their scopes. I also visit dental colleges and review them in a unique way.

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