Total BDS Seats in Deemed Universities

Hello there! Have you just completed your 10+2 and are planning to take the BDS course? Well, it is a regular norm that, after your 12th grade, you appear and qualify for the NEET UG exam and participate in the NEET counseling to secure a BDS seat somewhere. 

As said somewhere a few years ago, what caught my attention was the sudden hike in the number of admissions in the BDS seats in deemed universities. So, a discussion about the specifics of these deemed universities is a dire necessity!

Important: Never join private dental colleges that are not NAAC accredited. Dental Council of India made it clear that NAAC is mandatory for all dental colleges.

BDS Seat Matrix in Deemed Universities

Presently, India has 32 deemed universities, which add up to 3100 BDS seats in the All-India Deemed University seat matrix.

If you also need to, you can also check my list of total BDS seats in India.

Additionally, if you go by the records, there are lakhs of students qualifying for the NEET exam and thousands opting for BDS. So, the competition is intense, and the results are unseen. 

At this crucial time, could you get a complete idea of the dental seat availability in India’s most preferred deemed universities? It would be so helpful. You can scale your chances as well.👍

So, here is the complete list of the total BDS seats available in the deemed dental colleges in India!

CollegeAnnual BDS Intake
Management NRI 
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences100N/A
Amrita School of Dentistry573
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital9010
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital973
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital955
Dr. DY Patil Dental College and Hospital955
Dr. DY Patil Dental College and Hospital955
Indira Gandhi Dental College and SBV100N/A
Institute of Dental Sciences100N/A
JSS Dental College and Hospital9010
K M Shah Dental College75                25 (Jain Minority)N/A
Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences100N/A
KLE VK Inst. of Dental Sciences 955
Manav Rachna Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Manipal College of Dental Science100N/A
Manipal College of Dental Science100N/A
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital100N/A
MM College of Dental Sciences & Research955
Rural Dental College100N/A
Santosh Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Sathyabama Univ. Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Saveetha Dental College100N/A
School of Dental Sciences and KIMSDU8515
Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Sri Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital346
SRM Dental Collegeand Hospital100N/A
SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Thaimoogambigai Dental College and Hospital100N/A
VMS Dental College and Hospital100N/A
Yenepoya Dental College43               42 (Muslim minority seats)N/A

These seats include 2946 management seats/ paid quota seats, and they are open to everyone. Basically, these seats are domicile free! The remaining seats include 87 NRI category seats, and 67 seats are reserved for minorities in a few institutes as per the 2023 seat matrix.

If you are looking for information like fee structure, then you can go through my detailed article about BDS fee structure in Deemed universities.

If you are looking for a BDS seat at low fees, then go through my detailed article about BDS’s lowest package in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many total BDS seats are there in India?

There are total 28088 BDS seats in India including government universities, state quota seats, deemed universities and private colleges.

How can I get a BDS seat at deemed universities?

Yes, you can get a BDS seat at deemed universities. Students who are NEET qualified and interested in BDS at deemed universities have to participate in the All India MCC counseling for NEET UG through the website .

Can anyone get a BDS seat at deemed universities?

Yes, anyone who is NEET qualified and fulfills the eligibility criteria for BDS admission can secure a seat in deemed universities. However, the allotment to any deemed university is rank based, so your AIR plays a significant role in the admissions process.

How many BDS seats in deemed universities are available for NRI students?

There is 15% reservation for NRI category students in deemed universities. However, it is not necessary that every dental college will offer NRI category seats. Currently, as of 2023, there are 87 BDS seats reserved for the NRI category students in deemed universities of India.

Are NRI fees for BDS high at deemed universities?

Yes, the NRI fees are double the management category fees in deemed universities. However, in a few colleges, the NRI fees and management category fees are the same as well.

How many BDS seats are there at Manipal Dental College?

There are two campuses at Manipal College of Dental Sciences. One is located in Manipal and the other in Mangalore. There are 100 management category seats in each campus.


Finally, I have come to the end of this blog, and I am hopeful that if you have gone through the details, you will gather a good understanding of the BDS seat matrix in deemed colleges. 

As you plan your counseling, this information about the total BDS seats can give you an idea of your chances in the colleges of your interest. Although securing a good rank is imperative, the route you follow during counseling rounds also plays a critical role. So, before you dig your way to your favorite college, always stay updated about them and other institutes as well!

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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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