MDS Fee Structure in Private Colleges in India [2023]

The NEET-MDS results came like lightning this year, a pure surprise! ⚡

Usually, it takes a month or two for the authorities to declare the results.

But in this session, the results were declared in 9 days. The exam was conducted on the 1st of March 2023 and the results were declared on the 10th of March 2023.

Now that we can’t make any difference to what happened, it’s time to buckle up and time to be ready for the counseling to secure an MDS seat.

I am Vishnu Nambiar, a dental blogger and career counselor! 😀

I have been guiding students for more than a decade to secure MDS seats in different top dental colleges in India, and the most asked questions by students and parents are –

In this article, I will guide and explain to you thoroughly the MDS course fee structure in private dental colleges for each department in different states.

I will also try to share with you the low fees for dental colleges for MDS.


If you want to get the complete idea and benefits of this article, then you must read the article completely. I will try my best to keep the article to the point! I will tell you:

  • How do I choose and recommend colleges?
  • How I can help you in taking MDS admission?
  • What are the benefits I can provide you!

It is not practically possible to explain the fee structure of each college, so I will give you a general idea about the same.

MDS Fee Structure in Private Colleges in India

You might be aware that the fee structure for each department varies.

General Idea About MDS Fees in Private Colleges

Before I explain to you the fees of different branches of MDS, let me give you a basic idea. The fee structure for MDS in the colleges in South India will be higher compared to other parts of the country.

Now you might be thinking that it is only because of the quality of education provided by the colleges. Many of the top dental colleges are indeed located in the South, but that doesn’t mean the colleges in the North are not up to the mark.

If you have scored very low score or just secured the border qualification marks in the NEET-MDS exam, then I would suggest you to go colleges in the North.

The reason? An MDS seat which costs you around Rs.40-45 lakhs in Karnataka might cost you around Rs.20-30 Lakhs, providing the same standard of education and quality of the college.

If you want in-depth information, you can go through my detailed article about:

You can also go through the official KEA MDS fee Structure.

MDS Fee Structure – Department Wise – An Average Explained

Branch Total Fee Structure Range including Hostel & Food
Endodontics Starts from Rs.21 lakhs to Rs.60 Lakhs
Orthodontics Starts from Rs.21 lakhs to Rs.60 Lakhs
Oral Surgery Starts from Rs.21 lakhs to Rs.60 Lakhs
Prosthodontics Starts from Rs.21 lakhs to Rs.35 Lakhs
Pedodontics Starts from Rs.12 lakhs to Rs.30 Lakhs
Periodontics Starts from Rs.11 lakhs to Rs.24 Lakhs
Oral Medicine Starts from Rs.9 lakhs to Rs.15 Lakhs
Oral Pathology Starts from Rs.6 lakhs to Rs.15 Lakhs
Community Starts from Rs.12 lakhs to Rs.18 Lakhs

The above-mentioned fees include tuition fees, hostel, food, and material charges.

Yes, and I can guarantee you that these colleges won’t be cheap and low-quality colleges. These colleges will have the best facilities, patient exposure, and technologies.

Extra Fees You Must Expect – Examination & Material Fees

Examination Fees

Apart from the tuition fees and hostel fees, you must also expect examination fees. You might be thinking it will be around Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000.

This depends on each university and college! I know colleges whose examination fees are around Rs.1 lakh. You must expect a minimum of Rs.25,000 as examination fees.

Material Fees

In the above table, almost 90% of the fees are including your material fees. But few colleges charge a huge material fee. You can expect the charges to be around Rs.80,000 to Rs.1.25 lakhs per year, depending on each college.

How I Filter and Recommend Colleges?

As I told you, I have been guiding students for the past 10 years, I filter colleges depending on different criteria.

The basic filtration is that the college must be affiliated with a reputed university and recognized by the Dental Council of India.

#1 Budget & Location: You Might be Surprised!

Yes, you might be surprised! There is no meaning in searching for a college that doesn’t fit my bank balance right? So I filter the colleges for students depending on their budget and location preference.

Some students have very low fee affordability and want the best colleges in Karnataka which costs more than 40 Lakhs. That is when I try to make them understand it is never possible and give them options depending on their budget.

# 2 Branch: Each college is known for a branch

There are more than 300 dental colleges in India and all 9 branches won’t be the best in all the colleges. For example, college A might be best for Endodontics, and the Orthodontics department in the same college can be worse.

As per your branch preference, I will shortlist the colleges.

# Patient Exposure and Tech

The college must have a decent patient flow! Some colleges boast of having 800+ patients in a day – Those are marketing gimmicks in 99% of the cases.

The number of patients doesn’t matter – Student to patient ratio matters. Not UG students, PG students.

# Head of the Department – HOD

The college is ranked No.1, with thousands of patients each day, and having the latest technology – but the HOD is not interested in teaching or is non-supportive.

All hard work is in vain right?

How I can help you in Filtering the Colleges?

I have visited hundreds of dental colleges in India and know many students studying in different states of the country. I am in constant touch and have the latest updates about each college.

As I am completely updated about the colleges I recommend, I can give you proper information and reference for students in these colleges.

Note: I never recommend colleges that I haven’t visited or don’t know about. 😛

How I can help you with MDS admission at the lowest fee structure?

I will try to keep things short and clean.

#1 College Selection & Filtration within your budget

With all the experience and knowledge I have about each college I will shortlist and recommend the best colleges within your budget.

#2 Seat Booking Facility

I will help you in booking your MDS seat in the recommended college at discounted fees through my reference.

#3 Complete Counseling Support

Will provide you with complete personal premium support starting from seat booking till receiving the allotment letter from the state authority.

#4 Education Loan Assistance

Can arrange the supporting documents needed for applying for an educational loan.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is NEET required for getting admission to MDS?

Yes, you must qualify NEET to take MDS admission anywhere in India or abroad.

2. Do you charge any service charge?

No, Zero!

3. If I need any support after admission, will you guide me?

Yes, to an extent whatever we can do to support you will be done. We are known for the after support.

4. Can I pay the MDS fees in installment?

Yes and No! It depends on the college. Some colleges will allow you easy installment options and few won't.

Wrapping Up

I guess, I had cleared almost all the doubts about the MDS fee structure in private colleges to you. In case you have any queries regarding MDS admission feel free to contact me via call or WhatsApp at +91-9535726644.

You can also show your support or ask queries in the comments below and I will try my best to revert back as soon as possible.

If you feel I tried clearing all your doubts about MDS fees, then please do share this content with people in need.

If you are interested in more information related to MDS admission, you can go through the following articles:

5/5 - (140 votes)
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.

2 thoughts on “MDS Fee Structure in Private Colleges in India [2023]”

  1. I wanted to know mds fee for all india quota student in pvt colleges
    And best pvt college with fee range 2 to 3 lacks per year.

    • Dear Lonare,

      It will be great if you could tell me which is your preferred branch for MDS, and is there any location preference etc. It will help me with filtering out colleges easily in your budget.


Leave a Comment