MDS Orthodontics Fee Structure – Explained

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I am Vishnu Nambiar, a dental blogger, career counselor, and more – having more than 13 years of experience in the field of dental career guidance.

If you are a regular reader of DentalFry, then you might know all our articles are very long and informative. But, in this article, I am just explaining a small section of MDS admissions and fee structure.

I used to get thousands of queries from students asking for MDS admission and most of them are interested only in the major clinical branches like Orthodontics. They are really confused about the fee structure in different states and colleges.

So I just want to give you a brief idea about the MDS fees for the Orthodontics department. ๐Ÿ˜€

MDS Orthodontics Fees

So you know that Ortho is one of the costliest branches in MDS and I will explain to you how much you have to pay and what is the differences.

In general, fees for MDS in orthodontics will range from Rs.5.5 lakhs to Rs.20 lakhs excluding your hostel, food, and material charges.

Orthodontic Fees in North India

If you are looking for colleges in the North, then you have to pay somewhere around Rs.5.85 lakhs to Rs.8 lakhs per annum as tuition fees.

They will also charge you a hostel fee ranging from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.1.5 lakhs per annum depending on the type of hostel you choose.

MDS Ortho Fees in South India

South India, means most of the students will be opting for colleges in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as it is an open state and there are many dental colleges.

Let it be anywhere in South India, except Kerala, you will have to pay a fee of around Rs.12 lakhs to Rs.18 lakhs per year as tuition fees. The fees may vary depending on the demand and seat availability.

And you can expect a material charge of around Rs.1 lakh to Rs.1.5 lakhs per annum. Hostel fees can be around Rs.95,000 to Rs.1.75 lakhs depending on the type of room you choose.

If you are looking for the official state authority fee structure in Karnataka, you can go through the following articles:

And also a few deemed dental colleges also charge very high fees, which comes under NEET MDS counseling conducted by MCC. If you need you can go through my post about MDS fee structure in deemed colleges.

Which colleges to choose? – North or South

There are colleges in Karnataka, whose fees are around Rs.15 lakhs per annum and their quality is less than a college offering Rs.5.85 lakhs per annum.

Yes, it is true!

It is due to the myth that education is good only in South India. It’s not like that!

There are many hidden gems in the North, which you have to find through proper guidance.

The best way to decide will be to decide on a budget in your mind for the complete course first and find colleges in that budget which is good. If you do not have any budget constraints go for colleges in the South. Because branded colleges that come in NIRF ranking are more in the south. ๐Ÿ˜›

These are just my views and personally share them as I have been guiding students for MDS for the past 13 years.

How I Can Help You?

As I told you earlier, I am into this field for more than 13 years and I know 100+ dental colleges in India.

“I KNOW” Means, I have personally visited these colleges and know inside out. Let it be patient flow, HOD, faculties, management, or anything.

This helps me rate every college on my views and I can guide students that way.

Think like, you are looking for an MDS in Orthodontics and your budget is very low. You want to find the best college! I can surely guide you in finding the best in your budget.

Simple as that!

It won’t be something like, I will just tell you the college name and vanish, starting from the booking of the seat, counseling procedures, and allotment of the seat I will be beside you.

If you want to know the procedures for MDS admission, then you can go through my detailed article about MDS admission through management quota.

Frequently Asked Question

Can I book MDS Orthodontics seat?

Yes, in few colleges you can book the seat for Orthodontics.

What is the lowest fees you can provide for MDS in Orthodontics?

If you are not looking for quality, then you can even get MDS Orthodontics for Rs.4 lakhs per annum too.

What will be the maximum fees for Orthodontics?

I know seats for MDS in Ortho was even filled for Rs.23 lakhs per annum.

Can I MDS admission without attending the counseling?

No, you have to attend the counseling for taking MDS admission anywhere in India.

I want your guidance, what should I do next?

You can contact me personally on +91-8951242255 or email me on


I have given my complete experience and views about MDS fees for Orthodontics. All the information provided here is from my personal experience in the field of career guidance.

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If you are having any questions, feel free to comment it below and I will try my best to revert back 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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