MDS Admission In Himachal Pradesh 2024

So, are you looking for MDS admission in the northern region of India? Popular as Dev Bhoomi, Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most beautiful states in our country! 

Although its popularity among MDS or dental aspirants gained momentum only half a decade ago! So, if you want to plan your MDS admission in Himachal, you have to participate in the PG/MDS state counselling of Himachal Pradesh.

Well, it is always better to educate yourself about the complete MDS Admission process before you step into it!

The MDS counselling is organized and overseen by the Atal Medical and Research University and the Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Himachal Pradesh.

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MDS Admission Process in Himachal Pradesh

The counselling process is conducted online through the website After NEET exam results are announced, this process is accomplished in four rounds of NEET counselling

Each round lasts for 10-15 days and is designed in 8 steps given below

  1. Submission of online application.
  2. Payment of fee.
  3. Display of Merit list.
  4. Payment of Security fee.
  5. Choice Filling.
  6. Display of Provisional Allocation.
  7. Display of Final Allocation.
  8. Report for admission to the allotted College.

Submission of Online Application 

Online form-filling is the first step to registration, i.e. creating your profile.

To submit the form, you must register using all your credentials and academic details, upload your photo (100 kb, jpeg) and Signature (100 kb, jpeg) and other relevant documents (1024 kb).

Record your login credentials somewhere carefully! Every time you need to access your profile, they are required.

Another important reminder! Cross-check all the information you have provided before you pay the registration fees without any haste.

Payment of Fee

The registration is completed only after you pay the registration fee. 

The charges are Rs.3,300/- (General Category) and Rs.2,200/- (SC/ST/PDW/EWS categories). 

Once paid, you will be able to generate a printout of the online application form. This is an important document, so save it for future reference.

Display of Merit list 

A combined State Merit list of MDS applicants will be released on the portal by the counselling authorities. 

This list will contain the names of eligible students to participate in the option entry round. 

So, before you pay the security fees, make sure your name is on this list!

Payment of Security fee

A refundable token of money before the option entry is mandatory to pay to the counselling authority. 

In Himachal, the MDS, the security deposit varies as per your choice of institute. 

You should pay Rs. 20,000/- for Government Dental College and State quota seats.

For applying for Management Quota seats in Private Dental Colleges, Rs.50,000/- has to be paid as the security deposit. 

Choice Filling

As the name suggests, the choice filling is the option entry round. 

Once the round commences, it goes on for 2-3 days, and you can fill out your branch and college preferences in any of the seat categories you are eligible for. 

Display of Allocation and Results

Within a day or two after the option entry is completed, the MDS allotment list will be announced. The allotment is rank-based.

If you are willing to accept the allotment, you have to report to the allotted College to complete the admission process.

Along with the result, the allotment letter will be released online, too. You have to save it for the document verification process.

Report for admission to the allotted College 

The reporting procedure is carried out in the same institute where you are allotted. 

Usually, it is the evaluation of all original documents to verify the eligibility of the student, as well as a medical examination for fitness. 

Now, with all the formalities completed, your MDS admission process comes to an end!

MDS Eligibility Criteria in Himachal Pradesh

As we are discussing the MDS admission, the eligibility clauses are mandatory to refer to. Hence, an overview of the MDS eligibility criteria in Himachal Pradesh is given below.

  • You must possess a BDS degree from any university recognized by the Dental Council of India. 
  • Your internship must be completed on or before the date, as notified by DGHS/MCC New Delhi. 
  • You must also be registered with either State/ Dental Council in India during the time of counselling.
  • Additionally, NEET qualification with the minimum percentile is obligatory. 

MDS Seat Matrix in Himachal Pradesh

An idea about the MDS seat matrix in Himachal Pradesh will help you plan your MDS admission more meticulously!😄 

There are four dental colleges, including one government dental college and three private colleges. All of them together contribute 102 seats in the MDS counselling matrix in Himachal. 

However, 50% of State Quota PG (MDS) Degrees seat the Govt. Dental College & Hospital Shimla are filled through AIQ counselling. The seats in private dental colleges are equally divided between State Quota (50%) and Management Quota (50%) seats for MDS.

Total MDS Seats in Himachal Pradesh 
CollegeProsthoOrthoConsOral surgeryPerioPedoOMROPPublic Health
H.P.Government dental college & Hospital, Shimla3333333N/A2
Himachal Dental College & Hospital, Sunderngar666N/A56N/AN/AN/A
Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, Baddi555N/A22N/A2N/A
Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Paonta Sahib555353N/A3N/A
Total 19191961514352

MDS Fees in Himachal Pradesh 

How can we not talk about the MDS fee structure when we are discussing the admission process? It’s crucial!

The annual MDS tuition fees in the government dental college & Hospital, Shimla, is Rs.24,000/- and that for private dental colleges are given below:

MDS Tuition Fees in Himachal Pradesh 
Branch State quota feesManagement Quota Fees 
Conservative Dentistry Rs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Prosthodontics Rs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
OrthodonticsRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Oral SurgeryRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
PeriodonticsRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Pedodontics Rs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Public Health DentistryRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Oral Medicine & RadiologyRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Oral PathologyRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-
Public Health DentistryRs. 4,67,489/- Rs. 6,50,000/-

However, from what information I have gathered, the fees of non-clinical branches and clinical branches like Periodontology and Pedodontics vary slightly from this figure.

The colleges might also offer a lesser annual fee for management seats for MDS.

Extra Fees-MDS in Himachal Pradesh

It’s not surprising that there are always some additional expenses in MDS courses. Instead, what can be surprising is how much? 

The extra fees include material expenses, university charges, college security fees, library charges, etc. and might cost you around Rs.70,000/- to a lakh annually. 

Apart from these miscellaneous charges, if you are looking for a hostel, then another lakh to Rs.1,25,000/- can be charged by the institute depending on their facilities.  

Documents Required for MDS Admission in Himachal Pradesh

To avoid any confusion about the documentation process, you must be aware of and prepared with all the certificates below. The original copies of all these certificates are mandatory to produce for the college authorities. 

  • Matriculation certificate (for verification of date of birth)
  • Result of NEET-MDS
  • NEET MDS Admit Card 
  • BDS First to Final Year Marks Sheet
  • Internship certificate 
  • Attempts certificate 
  • BDS Degree issued by the concerned University
  • State Dental Council/DCI Registration No. Certificate (Renewed up to the year 2023). 
  • Character Certificate from the College last attended 
  • Recognition of BDS degree institutes by DCI/GOI (if applicable)

Additional certificates and appendixes that might be required during the verification process are of the concerned category of candidates :

  • SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable
  • Bonafide Himachali Certificate, if applicable
  • Affidavit (in original) duly attested, if applicable
  • Service certificate and No objection certificate for In-Service(MO Dental) candidates showing full particulars of the service.
  • Disability Certificate, if applicable
  • Service Incentive Certificate SC/ST/OBC certificate, if applicable
  • Any other certificates, if applicable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many MDS colleges are there in Himachal Pradesh?

There are four dental colleges in Himachal Pradesh. MDS is offered in all the four dental colleges in various branches. Out of which one is a government dental college.

Can I get admission in MDS without NEET in Himachal Pradesh?

No, NEET qualification is a primary criteria for MDS admission anywhere in India, including Himachal Pradesh.

How can I apply for MDS admission in Himachal Pradesh?

In order to apply for MDS admission in Himachal pradesh, you have to participate in the state dental counseling in the relevant year through their admission website

How many MDS seats are there in Himachal Pradesh?

There are 102 MDS seats currently in Himachal Pradesh.

What are the MDS fees in govt dental college of Himachal Pradesh?

The MDS fees in govt dental college of Himachal Pradesh Rs.24,000/- annual tuition fees.

What are the MDS fees for private dental colleges in Himachal Pradesh?

The MDS fees for private dental colleges in Himachal Pradesh is Rs. 4,67,489/- per annum for state quota seats and Rs. 6,50,000/- per annum for management quota seats.

How can I apply in the MDS for state quota fees in Himachal Pradesh ?

The benefit of the less fees in the state quota MDS seats in Himachal Pradesh is only applicable for the students who are domicile bearers of Himachal or have completed BDS from any college of the state.


Finally, as you plan your MDS admission in the state of Himachal Pradesh, a thorough evaluation of the departments and your preferred institutes will help you avoid regrets!

Himachal has a handful of dental colleges, and all of them are currently offering MDS programmes. Consequently, this contributes to a good number of MDS seats in the NEET MDS admission process. 

Almost all the colleges have a good academic reputation and good infrastructure. Additionally, due to the wide-spread geographic distribution of these dental institutes, they also have good patient exposure. 

So, definitely, Himachal Pradesh is one of the highly recommended spots if you are looking for MDS admission in 2024!

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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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