MDS Admission in Punjab 2024 – Procedures & Fee Structure

Hello aspirants! Are you about to take the NEET MDS Exam in 2024, or are you seeking dental admission for a Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) program anytime soon?

Then you should check into Punjab, a province that has an abundance of dental medicine schools and also an amazing fee structure!

MDS courses are offered by 12 out of the 16 dental schools in Punjab. The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences operates the MDS admissions process in Punjab, and all of the colleges are affiliated with it.  

Therefore, you have to take part in the Punjab State PG counselling if you are thinking of applying for the MDS program there.

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MDS Admission in Punjab – Process

The BFUHS conducts the MDS admission process in Punjab online through their official website: http://www.bfuhs.ac.in/ 

If you are interested, you have to begin with registration and follow the complete outline of the MDS admission process to get a seat in Punjab. The overview is given below:

  • Online Registration.
  • Provisional Merit List.
  • MDS Seat Matrix.
  • Security Deposit.
  • Choice-filling round.
  • Provisional result.
  • Deposition of the tuition fee.
  • Reporting to the allotted college.

Online Registration 

You first have to create your profile at http://www.bfuhs.ac.in/. The link for the MDS registration will be available from a specific date fixed by the BFUHS. 

The online registration will require your identification details (name, address, caste, DOB, etc.), NEET qualification details (NEET Roll no., NEET Rank, NEET Score) and also your email ID and phone number, which you have used during the NEET exam registration. Additionally, your past BDS records and institutional information are also sought. 

Apart from that, two important documents that you need to keep handy are your passport photograph and your signature in a 30 KB size and JPEG format. Both of these have to be uploaded during the registration process. 

Once this is complete, your login credentials will be sent to you through the registered mail or SMS, which you need to record the entire process carefully.

If needed, you can also check the list of documents needed for MDS counseling.

Registration fee 

Like any other counselling, Punjab MDS registration also levies a fee to complete the process. You have to pay it online and generate the receipt of payment for future documentation. 

The amount for the registration fee is Rs. 5950/- and Rs. 2950/- for unreserved and reserved categories, respectively. 

Once your payment is made, you will be allowed to access your profile to participate in the next steps in line.  

Provisional Merit List

After the online registration concludes, after a day or two, the provisional merit list of the eligible candidates for MDS admission is published on the website. 

The BFUHS states that the eligibility clause requires every applicant to have completed BDS and the following internship from a recognized dental institute. 

Secondly, it also states that the applicant should be qualified for the NEET MDS exam with the announced percentile in the relevant year. 

MDS Seat Matrix

Simultaneously, after the publication of the merit list, the information in context to the availability of MDS seats in Punjab is also displayed on the admission forum. 

Security Deposit 

The confirmation to participate in the further process after the submission of the willingness supplements registration. 

This step includes the payment of the security deposit fee, which is, of course, refundable but compulsory for participating in the option entry round. 

The security deposit that has to be paid online is between Rs.25000/- to Rs.2,00,000/- for applying in only govt institutes and private institutes/both, respectively. 

With the payment completion, don’t skip to download and save the proof for documentation. 

Choice-filling round 

The choice-filling round lasts for 2-3 days, and you can enter your preferences for MDS speciality and institutes.

This stays editable till the last date of the option entry round. However, a systematic approach can really help you get an excellent match for MDS, as per your expectations!

Provisional result

As the option entry round closes, the results will soon make their way to the admission forum. 

The processing of MDS seats is completed based on rank. However, residents of Punjab do have an advantage of state quota seats. 

Yes! In Punjab, even in private colleges, state-quota reservations are there for candidates bearing the state domicile. 

Deposition of the tuition fee 

Now, once your MDS result is out, the decision is yours! 

You can accept your fate or reject the allotted MDS seat and try again in the next rounds of counselling.

Well, if you go with the former, then a deposition of six months of your MDS fee is required to confirm the admission. This fee is paid to the university through the same portal, and it is adjusted later in due course with the allotted dental institute.

Once you deposit the fee, your allotment letter will be available online. So, you have to present the fee receipt and the allotment letter during the re\porting procedure. 

Reporting to the allotted college

Popular as the ‘document verification round’, this is the same conducted in the last step in the MDS admission process in Punjab. 

Once you are allotted, you have to report to the respective dental institute. Usually, this has to be done within a designated period of 2-5 days. 

Additionally, your verification of eligibility and information is done through the evaluation of your original documents. 

Once all the formalities are completed, your admission order will be offered to you by the college authorities. 

And with this, we have come to the end of Punjab and the MDS admission process there! 

Although the admission process might look quite easy, it is not that simple. But, if you familiarize yourself with additional information like the seat vacancy and fee structure, this can be a less complex venture for you!

Hence, I have attached the information for the seat matrix and MDS fees in the state of Punjab. Also, you can check out the list of all the 13 colleges alongside!

If you need innformation about counseling procedures of different states, you can check my detailed articles about the same below:

MDS Seat Matrix in Punjab

Out of all the dental colleges in Punjab, 12 contribute 171 MDS seats in the entire state. However, not all these MDS seats are open for all.

A myriad of reservation regulations divide the matrix into various categories of seats. The reservation also applies to the private dental institutes of the state. 

While 50% is open for everyone who fulfils the eligibility criterion, the remaining 50% is reserved exclusively for Punjabi MDS candidates. Additionally, a 15% reservation also applies to the share of seats. 

So, below is the gist of the seat vacancies available for MDS in Punjab. Going through it might help you teach the chances of your allotment in the state!

Complete MDS Seat Matrix of Punjab
Branch Endo-dontics Prosth-odontics Perio-dontics Pedodo-ntics Oral Surgery Orthodo-ntics Oral Medicin-e Total seats
GDC, Amritsar 2 3 2 3 3 N/A N/A 13
Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences  N/A 3 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5
Guru Nanak Dev Dental College 2 2 3 3  

3

2 2 17
National Dental College 6 2 4 3 2 3  

 N/A

20
Dasmesh Institute of Dental Sciences 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 18
Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences  3 2 3 2 N/A 2  2 14
BJS Dental College  

3

 2  2  2  N/A  3  

 N/A

12
Desh Bhagat Dental College 5 2 3  N/A  N/A 5  N/A  15
Sri Guru Ram Das 

Dental College

3 3 3 3 3 3 N/A 18
Christian 

Dental College

N/A 3 N/A 3 3 N/A N/A 9
Adesh Dental College 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 N/A 6
Desh Bhagat Dental College 5 2 3 N/A N/A 5 N/A 15
Total MDS seats  37 27 28 21 16 26 5 171

If you need to know about seat matrix of MDS in different colleges, you can go through my detailed post about MDS seat matrix in India.

MDS Fees in Punjab

MDS Fees in the dental colleges of Punjab are pocket-friendly compared to other states. A uniform fee structure can be expected in every college, as stated by the BFUHS.

However, I have added the list of the fees branch-wise that you can expect while you encounter the admission process for MDS.

MDS Tuition Fees Structure in Punjab
Dental Specialty  Annual MDS Fees in INR
Endodontics Rs. 5,85,000/-
Prosthodontics Rs. 5,85,000/-
Oral Surgery Rs. 5,85,000/-
Orthodontics Rs. 5,85,000/-
Pedodontics Rs. 4,00,000/- to Rs. 4,50,000/-
Periodontics Rs. 4,00,000/- to Rs. 4,50,000/-
Oral Medicine Rs. 3,00,000/- to Rs. 3,50,000/-

If you are looking for detailed information about fees in difeerent states, then you can read my articles about MDS fee structure in private colleges of different states.

If you are looking for fees of government colleges you can check my article about MDS fees in government colleges too.

Note on Extra Fees – MDS in Punjab

The above-mentioned fee structure excludes the additional charges that might apply and usually includes an annual sum of Rs.1,00,000/- for accommodation and food. 

Apart from that, you can also expect a cost of Rs. 50,000/- to a lakh for material and other institutional charges, if applicable. 

Even including everything, you can still complete your three-year MDS course within a budget of rupees 18 lakhs to 22 lakhs in Punjab. Commendable! Isn’t it?

Freuqently Asked Questions

What is the stipend for MDS in Punjab?

The MDS stipend in government dental colleges of Punjab is around Rs.30,000/- to Rs. 60,000/- monthly. Only a few private colleges have a stipend facility for MDS which is around Rs.10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- a month.

How can I apply for MDS admission in Punjab?

You can apply for state counseling in Punjab, by registering online at www.bfuhs.ac.in to participate in MDS admission in Punjab.

Can I apply for the Punjab state quota in the NEET MDS seat?

Yes, if you are qualified in NEET and a resident of the state bearing the Punjab domicile, you can apply in the state quota seat for admission in MDS.

How can I get a management seat in MDS in Punjab?

You have to qualify in NEET MDS exam and fulfill the eligibility criteria of Punjab, you can participate in the state counseling of Punjab. You can apply for management quota seats. However, your allotment will depend upon your NEET merit.

What is the MDS tuition fee in Punjab?

Most dental colleges in Punjab have a fee structure of Rs 5,85,000/- per year for MDS in Punjab. However, in certain branches the fee structure may vary from college to college.

How many MDS seats are there in Punjab?

There are 171 MDS seats in the state of Punjab including all colleges and branches available in the state.

Conclusion 

Punjab has overgrown its popularity for MDS for a few years now! 

A decent number of dental colleges and the affordable fee structure are the primary reasons that the state turns into a challenging zone for MDS aspirants every year. 

Acquainting yourself with the MDS admission process can take you a step ahead. I hope this blog will help you to do so! 😀

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Need Guidance?

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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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