MDS Admission in Maharashtra 2024 – The Complete Information

Hello Doctors! Are you planning to go for post-graduation in dentistry? So, you also have to decide where you want to pursue your master’s degree. The NBEMS declared the NEET MDS exam on 18 March 2024; counseling will follow soon! If you are preparing your list of dental colleges you want to join, then you can surely count on Maharashtra! 

Maharashtra is located in the western region of India. A famous state for myriad reasons, Maharashtra is also the home to many prestigious dental institutes of the nation. Hence, looking into the Master of Dental Surgery admission details here is mandatory!   

So, I will discuss the details related to the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course in Maharashtra. You will learn about the admission process, MDS seat vacancy, and MDS course fee structure in the dental colleges of Maharastra. I have also added important eligibility criteria details, so try not to miss out on that!

MDS Admission Process in Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, the NEET MDS counseling is conducted to implement admissions in dental colleges. This Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Mumbai, has designated the Commissioner, State CET Cell, Mumbai, as the competent authority to conduct the MDS admission process in Maharashtra. The NEET counseling is held through CAP on the admission website  

The admissions to all Government / Corporation Dental colleges and Unaided Private & /Minority Dental colleges are conducted through this NEET MDS state counseling of Maharashtra. So, if you plan to participate in this state counseling, check out the steps you must follow!

  • Online Registration
  • Payment Of Registration Fees
  • Payment Of Security Fees
  • Online Uploading Of Documents 
  • Publication Of List Of Applicants 
  • Publication Of Common State Merit List 
  • Online Choices Filling Process 
  • Declaration Of List Of The Selected Candidates 
  • Reporting And Document Verification

Online Registration

To participate in Maharashtra’s state counselling, register online at You must use the application form link and complete the form with all the mandatory details. 

However, before you submit the Application Form, you must give the final approval through a declaration. So, carefully review all the details you entered before the Declaration. Remember! You must download your filled application form; you will need it later. 

Payment Of Registration Fees

You must pay a counseling registration fee to complete your MDS application form. The cost of the online application form is Rs. 3000/-. 

Since this amount is not refundable, you must be aware that you are eligible to participate in the counseling before paying the fee. 

You can find eligibility criteria details at the end of this article.

Payment Of Security Fees

Every MDS applicant must also pay a security deposit and the registration fee in Maharashtra.  

So, for NEET MDS counseling, you must pay a refundable security deposit, as shown in the table.

Type of Candidate For only Govt. Institution For both Govt. and Private Institutes
UR/General Rs. 25,000/- Rs. 1,00,000/- 
SC/ST/OBCRs. 12,500/-Rs. 1,00,000/-

Online Uploading Of Documents

You must also upload scanned copies of certain documents during the registration process. You must be aware that these same documents will also be verified during the document verification process. 

You must carefully upload these documents to avoid any risk of form rejection. Here is the list,

  • NEET-MDS Admit Card.
  • NEET-MDS Result.
  • NEET-MDS Application Form. 
  • Registration Fee Payment Receipt. 
  • Any Photo ID proof (Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN card, Passport). 
  • A Certificate Stating Your Nationality As “Indian” (Nationality Certificate/Valid Passport Or School Leaving Certificate Of Ssc/Hsc).
  • Domicile Certificate Of Maharashtra. 
  • BDS Degree.
  • Internship Completion Certificate. 
  • Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate. 
  • DCI Recognition Certificate Of The Past Dental Institute Signed By The Head Of The Institute.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate.
  • If applicable, Certificates.

(Caste Certificate, Caste Validity Certificate, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, Ews Eligibility Certificate, Pwbd-Disability Certificate)

Publication of list of applicants 

The Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Mumbai, will publish the list of all Maharastra NEET MDS counseling participants through their admission website,  

Publication of Common State Merit list 

Likewise, after the online verification of documents, the combined state merit list of the MDS applicants will also be released by the DMER, Mumbai. 

All these applicants will be eligible to participate in the option entry round. You must look out for your name on this list!

Online choices filling process 

Once eligible per the merit list, you can fill out your preferences for your dental specialty and colleges online. However, only make the final submission after you are sure about your added choices. 

Declaration of list of the selected candidates 

The DMER, Mumbai, will process the results of the allotted students in the particular round. This selection is based on the NEET MDS rank and preferences you gave. 

Once the results are published, you can check your allotment and prepare for the reporting round. 

Reporting And Document Verification

This is when you have to report to the allotted nodal center/college with all the original documents for physical document verification. 

Being physically present at the reporting center is compulsory to confirm your MDS admission.

Here is the tale of the admission procedure in Maharashtra for MDS students!

If you need detailed information about document verification, then you can go through my detailed article about documents required for MDS admission.

MDS Reporting Procedure in Maharashtra

Being prepared for anything can prevent so many unsuitable surprises! So, I have added an account of what you must prepare before going through the document verification process.  

The concerned institution will collect all your relevant original certificates/documents. So, prepare photocopies of a minimum of two sets of documents.

Allotted students have to prepare two demand drafts, one for tuition fees and another for other fees, in favor of the Dean/Principal of the concerned institution.

Looking for MDS in other places? Then, you can read my detailed blog about MDS admission through management quota.

Dental Colleges and MDS Seats in Maharashtra

In Maharastra, there are 38 dental colleges, including government, private, and deemed institutes. There are 929 total MDS seats, including 771 clinical branches and 158 non-clinical branches. 

However, MDS admission in the deemed universities of Maharashtra is not administered by the DMER, Mumbai. You must participate in MCC counseling for the same. 

I have also added the seat reservation details for Maharashtra’s government—and private dental colleges.

Government/Corporation/Government-Aided Dental Colleges
50% All-India Quota seats50% State Quota (S-Q )seats
15%  (S-Q) – In-service Quota seats 
10%  (S-Q ) – EWS Quota seats
Unaided Private and Minority Dental Colleges
50% State CET cell Quota seats50% Institutional quota seats including NRI quota seats.

MDS Fees in Maharashtra

The fee structure is crucial when deciding the MDS college and specialty. In Maharastra, I have observed that the state quota fee for all branches is less than that of institutional or management quota seats. In fact, both the management fees were charged twice, and the NRI category was charged three times the state quota fee.

Below is the category-wise average fee structure for MDS in Maharashtra.

College NameSQ_FEESM_N- Q_FEES
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai94,500/-N/A
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad94,500/-N/A
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai94,500/-N/A
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur94,500/-N/A
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune94,500/-N/A
Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College, Dhule2,72,728/-8,18,184/-
Aditya Dental College, Beed4,62,443/-1,387,329/-
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College &
Hospital, Navi Mumbai
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, PuneN/A13,60,000/-
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, SangliN/A13,60,000/-
Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha’s Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad3,13,636/-9,40,908/-
D.Y. Patil Dental School, PuneN/AN/A
Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, PuneN/A17,00,000/-
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi MumbaiN/A19,00,000/-
Dr. Hedgewar Smruti Rugna Seva Mandals Dental College & Hospital, Hingoli5,06,087/-15,18,261/-
Dr. Rajesh Ramdasji Kambe Dental College & Hospital, Akola2,95,475/-8,86,425/-
Late Shri Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Medical & Rural Development Foundation’s Dental College & Hospital,
M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Pune4,09,091/-12,27,273/-
Maharashtra Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (Dental College), Latur2,71,492/-8,14,476/-
Mahatma Gandhi Missions Dental College & Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai2,60,869/-7,82,607/-
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir’s Dental College & Hospital, Nashik2,96,956/-8,90,868/-
Nanded Rural Dental College & Research Center, NandedN/AN/A
Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental College, Solapur2,72,727/-8,18,181/-
Rural Dental College, LoniN/A11,00,000/-
S.M.B.T. Dental College & Hospital, Amrutnagar5,92,760/-17,78,280/-
Saraswati Danwantri Dental College &
Hospital, Parbhani
School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, KaradN/A11,00,000/-
Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, WardhaN/A9,20,000/-
Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune3,98,261/-11,94,783/-
SMBT Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Nandihills, Nashik5,92,760/-17,78,280/-
Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur3,21,739/-9,65,217/-
Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College & Research
Centre, New Pargaon
Terna Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai2,71,493/-8,14,479/-
Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, Sangli5,89,091/-17,67,273/-
Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society’s Dental College & Hospital, Amravati3,88,181/-11,64,543/-
VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre,
Yerala Medical Trust & Research Centre’s Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai2,71,493/-8,14,479/-
Yogita Dental College & Hospital, Ratnagiri3,73,304/-11,19,912/-

If you are looking for MDS fees in other places, then you can check the following articles:

Eligibility Criteria for MDS in Maharashtra

Before participating in the NEET MDS counseling in Maharashtra, ensure you fulfill all these clauses for eligibility, which are as follows,

  • The candidate must be an Indian national
  • You must qualify for the NEET MDS exam with the minimum qualifying score.
  • You must complete your BDS degree from a dental college in Maharashtra State. 
  • You must complete a one-year internship at a recognized dental college in Maharashtra State. 
  • You must bear a provisional or permanent registration from the state, any state dental council, or the Dental Council of India.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many government dental colleges are there in Maharashtra?

There are five dental colleges in Maharashtra for the MDS course.

How can I get MDS admission in Maharashtra?

You must participate in the state counseling of Maharastra to get an MDS admission here. 

However, for AIQ seats or deemed seats in Maharashtra, you must apply through All-India counseling.

How can we register for NEET MDS admission in Maharastra?

You must participate in the admissions website of DMER, Mumbai,, for NEET MDS counseling. After this, you have to follow the complete counseling procedure to secure an MDS seat in the state CET cell quota seats in Maharastra.

However, for AIQ seats or deemed seats in Maharashtra, you must register with for the all-India, counseling. 

Can I take MDS admission in Maharashtra without NEET?

No, you are not eligible to take MDS admission in Maharashtra without qualifying for the NEET exam.

How many NEET MDS counseling rounds are conducted in Maharastra?

NEET MDS counseling rounds in Maharastra are conducted in four rounds—the CAP 1, CAP 2, CAP 3, and stray vacancy round. However, the conduction of the consecutive rounds depends on the MDS seat vacancies in the previous rounds.

Can I get MDS admission in Maharashtra without state domicile?

No, students who do not have a domicile in Maharashtra are not eligible to take MDS admission in Maharashtra. 

However, you can apply for the MDS seats under 15% AIQ at deemed dental colleges in the state.

How many deemed dental colleges are there in Maharashtra for MDS?

There are eight deemed dental colleges for MDS courses in Maharashtra.

How many private dental colleges are there in Maharashtra?

There are twenty-five private dental colleges in Maharashtra.


Finally, I have reached the end of this article related to MDS admission in Maharashtra. The information I have shared will help you throughout the following year’s NEET MDS counseling process. 

I suggest you research the colleges you are interested in, especially the specific department for MDS. This will also give you an idea of other colleges that might interest you. 

However, you can contact us for more information and a detailed review related to MDS in Maharashtra. 

I have visited most of these colleges and have been guiding MDS students for quite a long time. So, if you feel the need, we are just a text or call away!

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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.

4 thoughts on “MDS Admission in Maharashtra 2024 – The Complete Information”

    • Dear Sathya,

      If you are looking for MDS admission in Maharashtra without a domicile, then you can apply only in deemed dental colleges.

    • Dear Kajal,

      You are not eligible to take MDS admission in Maharashtra, even if you have a domicile of Maharashtra.


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