MDS Admission in UP 2024 – The Complete Guidance

Hi Aspirants! Uttar Pradesh has 22 postgraduate dental colleges and hence it is one of the major hotspots among MDS applicants. Also, the affordable fee structure, easy accessibility,  language compatibility, etc. are some of the reasons that students from all regions of India, look forward to UP. 

Uttar Pradesh NEET MDS admission process is mediated through the state counseling of Uttar Pradesh. Hence, interested students have participated in the Uttar Pradesh counseling through the official website of the UPDGME. Since UP is another prime location thronged with thousands of MDS aspirants, I will try to give you a complete concept of the admission process, that might work as a guide for you, as well!

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MDS Admission Process in Uttar Pradesh

Okay! If you are planning your post-graduation in the state of Uttar Pradesh, you have to follow these steps to conquer a spot there! The UPDGME will release the counseling schedule and from there the admission process will commence. 

  1. Online Registration.
  2. Payment of registration fees.
  3. Payment of the Security Deposit.
  4. Publication of Merit List.
  5. Choice filling and choice locking.
  6. Provisional Allotment.
  7. Downloading of Allotment Letter.
  8. Document Verification.
  9. Reporting to the Allotted College

Online Registration 

Like any other counseling, Uttar Pradesh NEET MDS Counseling registration is similar. You have to register yourself at the website.

The MDS registration link is available in the PG counseling section and you have to register and create your profile using your details such as your name, date of birth, NEET roll number, email ID, and contact number same as the details filled during the NEET exam registration.

Registration Fees

Once you register your profile, the website will direct you to pay the registration fee. The amount can be paid online and is non-refundable.

The charges for students belonging to Karnataka are Rs.3000/- for all categories.

Once the payment is complete, it is important to download the payment receipt as it is one of the mandatory documents required during document verification.

As you complete this process, you will be able to complete the form wherein now you will have to provide more details such as parent information, address, domicile, caste, religion, category, and past academic records such as BDS exam details, internship completion, etc. 

Don’t forget to re-check your information, as this is not editable after the final submission.

Once done, you can declare the information as correct and proceed to final submission.

With this, you must save the online generated copy of your form for your further reference when needed.

Security Deposit

The Security deposit is a refundable amount that everyone has to pay to participate in the further steps of the admission process. The link for payment of the security money is available on the same website. 

You have to log in using your login credentials and pay the amount online.

The security fee for applying only to government dental institutes is Rs.30,000/-  and for applying to both government and private institutes the fee is Rs.1,00,000/- lakh. 

Again remember to download the receipt of payment, it’s very important!

Merit List

Once registration rounds are over the UP state merit list of MDS aspirants who are eligible to participate in the subsequent option entry rounds will be released online.

The UPDGME will prepare this list after verifying your information online for eligibility.

Choice filling and choice locking

The UPDGME will release the seat matrix for MDS online before the choice-filling round. Once the link is active, you can log in to your profile and select your desired branches and colleges.

Although there is no limitation to adding the number of choices. However, you must strategize how and which options to be filled, instead of aiming to enter your preferences randomly.

Additionally, once you fill in your choices, choice locking is mandatory so revise your choices before locking them.

Seat Allotment and Results 

Once the option entry round is over, within a day or 2 the MDS seat allotment and results will be published online.

You have to download your admission order which will be available on your profile if you get an MDS seat.

Document Verification 

If you are satisfied with what you have, then you have to follow the further steps and report to the designated nodal center with all the original documents.

The information you provided during registration will be verified offline again by the UPDGME to check your eligibility.

Additionally, since 2023, medical evaluation was also a part of the document verification process.

After your eligibility is verified, you will be officially allotted to your chosen institute.

Also, for those who do not accept the allotment result, since 2023, seat cancellation is only possible through physical reporting at the nodal center. Only then you will be eligible to participate in the second or other rounds.

Reporting to Allotted College 

Once, you complete the above formalities, you can now glide away into your new alumnus!

This might involve certain college documentation procedures, fee payments, etc.

And Yay! Your MDS admission process in Uttar Pradesh is complete!

This is just the basics of MDS counseling in UP. If you need in-depth information about the same, then you can read my article about UP NEET MDS counseling.

Total MDS Seats in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh boasts 22 dental colleges including government and private institutes. All these together contribute 703 MDS seats in the seat matrix.

Although in most private colleges all seats are open for every eligible student, however, category and minority reservations are there in government colleges and few private colleges.

Out of the total seats, approximately 639 seats are open for eligible MDS aspirants. So competitors are many and targets are fewer, plus the NEET rank, individual branch preference, budget, and college preference, all these factors influence the allotment.

Hence a detailed discussion about the Uttar Pradesh MDS seat matrix is inescapable.

Branch-wise MDS Seat Matrix in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh University Of Medical SciencesN/AN/A2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2
King Gorge Medical University, Faculty Of Dental Sciences33331322323
Career Post Graduate Institute Of Dental Sciences & Hospital33231321220
Career Post Graduate Institute Of Dental Sciences & Hospital (Muslim Minority)22322232220
D.J. College Of Dental Sciences33331232323
D.J.College Of Dental Sciences & Research,
Modinagar, (Minority)
Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre33333322325
Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre (Jain Minority),22222233220
Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute Of
Dental & Medical Sciences
Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies5555323N / A 331
School Of Dental Sciences, Sharda University3333N/ A33N / A 321
Chandra Dental College5524N/ A53N / A 226
Saraswati Dental College6626352N / A 333
Azamgarh Dental CollegeN/A2222N/AN/AN / A 311
Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital6556N/ AN/AN/AN / A 527
Shri Bankey Bihari Dental College5533333N / A 328
BBD College Of Dental Sciences66663323540
Kalka Dental College5555N/ A2N/AN / A 527
Institute Of Dental Sciences66633623338
K.D. Dental College & Hospital65263323636
Kothiwal Dental College & Research
Rama Dental College66653523238
Subharati Dental College6666232N / A 334
ITS Dental College555523N/AN / A 530
ITS Center For Dental Studies66663633645

Although you might have an allotment, the final admission confirmation is completely dependent on your eligibility status as well. So, before you apply in Uttar Pradesh, you should be aware of those conditions, to avoid any inconveniences later!

MDS Eligibility Criteria in Uttar Pradesh

The eligibility criteria state that the MDS applicant must pass the BDS course from a DCI-recognized dental institute. 

It further says that the student must also complete the one-year rotatory internship before or on the specific date stated by the UPDGME. 

And of course, qualification for the NEET MDS entrance with the minimum cut-off marks is basic!

MDS Fees in Uttar Pradesh

The fee structure is one often plays a major role in your decision for MDS admission. So, information about the MDS fee structure will help you to set your goals. 

Hence I have sorted the tuition fee range for each dental specialty that might be charged in most dental colleges of UP.  And here is the list!

Dental SpecialtyMinimum  Maximum
Conservative and EndodonticsRs. 7,00,000/-Rs. 10,00,000/-
Prosthodontics Rs. 7,00,000/-Rs. 10,00,000/-
OrthodonticsRs. 7,00,000/-Rs. 10,00,000/-
Oral Maxillofacial  SurgeryRs. 8,00,000/-Rs. 10,00,000/-
PedodonticsRs. 4,00,000/-Rs.6,00,000/-
PeriodonticsRs.3,50,000/- Rs.5,00,000/-
Oral Medicine and RadiologyRs. 3,00,000/-Rs. 3,50,000/-
Oral PathologyRs. 2,00,000/-Rs. 2,50,000/-
Public Health Dentistry Rs. 2,00,000/-Rs. 3,00,000/-

If you are looking for MDS admission to UP at the lowest fee structure, then you can go through my detailed article about MDS fee structure in UP.

Do not miss out on The Extra Fees for MDS in Uttar Pradesh

While you join the MDS course, you should stay informed rather than land up with surprises!

In most of the colleges, there are also extra fees apart from the tuition fees. The miscellaneous fees for MDS in Uttar Pradesh can range anything between Rs. 50,000/- to 1,25,000/-, from what I have seen.

Additionally, if you are planning to stay in the boarding facility another amount of 1,00,000/- to 1,50,000/- must be considered every year.

Frequently Asked Question

How can I get MDS admission in Uttar Pradesh?

You have to qualify for the NEET MDS exam with a minimum cut-off score and register for the state counseling of Uttar Pradesh through the website .

Can I join MDS without NEET in Uttar Pradesh?

No, you cannot join MDS without NEET in Uttar Pradesh. NEET qualification is mandatory for MDS admission anywhere in India.

How many MDS seats are there in Uttar Pradesh?

There are 703 MDS seats in Uttar Pradesh including government and private dental colleges.

Who can apply for MDS admission in Uttar Pradesh?

Anyone, who fulfills the eligibility criteria of Uttar Pradesh can be admitted to MDS in the state of Uttar Pradesh. However, allotment and admission also depend on the NEET rank of the applicant.

Who is eligible for MDS state quota seats in Uttar Pradesh?

Only students who bear the domicile of Uttar Pradesh can apply for the MDS state quota seats. However, the AIQ seats are non-domicile seats and are open to everyone and anyone can target them through the All-India MDS Counseling.

Is the MDS security deposit compulsory for everyone in Uttar Pradesh?

Yes, the security deposit is compulsory to participate in the choice-filling round of Uttar Pradesh from the first round itself. Everyone has to pay the deposit depending on the type of institute you are planning to apply. For government institutes the security deposit amount is Rs.30,000/- and for both government and private colleges is Rs.1,00,000/- one time. This amount is refundable and released by the UPDGME within 3-6 months after admission.

9. How many government MDS seats are there in Uttar Pradesh?

There are 25 government MDS seats in Uttar Pradesh in two government dental colleges of the state.


Finally, I have reached the end of this blog. I hope, by now you have got a significant idea about the MDS admission in Uttar Pradesh. 

However, MDS is a course of specialization, so it will impact your career ahead. So, choosing the college needs equal importance as choosing the branch. After all, not all that glitter is gold! 

I tried my best to include all the information about MDS admission in Uttar Pradesh. If you feel this blog helped you in any way, then please do share it with your friends in need.

If you have any questions, then feel free to comment below or contact me at +91-8951242255.

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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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