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February 2, 2009

Manipal University Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)

Manipal University Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)

Master of Dental Surgery(MDS)

Community Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics.

DURATION: 3 years.

CITIZENSHIP: Indian Nationals can apply under the General, MAHE or In-service category. Foreign nationals or Non Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/NRI category.

QUALIFICATIONS: Pass in BDS or equivalent degree recognized by Dental Council of India. Those applying under MAHE category must have studied and passed BDS degree from Manipal University or sister institutions.

INTERNSHIP: Candidates completing their compulsory rotating internship on or before 30.04.09 are eligible.

Candidates completing internship after 30.04.09 are not eligible for admission in this academic year.

REGISTRATION: Candidates should have obtained permanent registration with Dental Council of India or any of the State Dental Council or should obtain the same within one month from the date of admission.

GENERAL/FOREIGN/NRI/IN-SERVICE CATEGORY: Admissions are made on the basis of rank obtained in an all India EPSI National Admission Test (ENAT 09).

MAHE CATEGORY: Admissions are made on the basis of marks obtained in ENAT 09 and the marks obtained by the candidate in the theory papers of all subjects in the university examination.

Candidates can apply either under General/MAHE/In-service category or Foreign/NRI category. Those submitting applications under both General/MAHE/In-service and Foreign/NRI categories will be considered only under the General category. Change of category at a later stage will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Foreign nationals or candidates holding foreign degrees must write to the Dental Council of India to obtain a temporary registration for the duration of the postgraduate training. Such candidates must be registered as Dental practitioners in the country from which they have obtained their basic Dental qualification. Also, their degrees must be recognized by the corresponding Dental Council or by any other equivalent authority.

Upto 25% of total number of postgraduate degree seats are reserved for candidates who have studied and passed their BDS from Manipal University or sister institutions, against a 3 years service agreement to serve Manipal University or sister institutions after completion of the course. The reservation is subject to 25% of the total number of seats available in a particular subject. All fractional numbers are to be ignored in computing these seats. These candidates are also eligible for general category seats according to their general category ranks. These candidates will pay the same fees as applicable to the candidates under the general category.

Transferred candidates to Manipal University/sister institutions should have done not less than 60% of the entire course from the constituent institutions of Manipal University/sister institutions. Candidates who have taken transfer from Manipal University/sister institutions to other colleges after pre-clinical stage are not eligible under this category.

Based on the requirements of the department/institution, a few seats are reserved under this category. Seat allocation in this category depends on the need for getting faculty in a particular specialization, which will be decided from time to time. Such candidates must be ready to give a service agreement to serve Manipal University or sister institutions for atleast 5 years after completion of the course.

To be eligible, the candidate must be a Manipal University graduate or graduated from any of the sister institutions under the Manipal group and working as tutor for atleast 1 year and/or the parent/spouse working in any of the Manipal University or sister institutions for atleast 5 years at the time of selection.

Candidates or the parent/spouse who are not working at the time of admission, as above will not be considered under this category. These candidates will pay the same fees as applicable to the candidates under the general category.

TEST PATTERN: There will be one question paper of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of the objective type. The approximate distribution of questions is given below. The test will be of 2 hours duration and carries 600 marks. The question paper will be in English.

ENAT: Pedodontics (16), Orthodontics (16), Periodontics (16), Oral Medicine & Radiology (16), Prosthodontics (16), Conservative Dentistry (16), Oral Surgery (16), Community Dentistry (16), Human Anatomy (8), Human Physiology including Biochemistry (8), Dental Materials (8), Pharmacology (8), General Pathology & Microbiology (8), Oral Anatomy (8), General Medicine (8), General Surgery (8), Oral Pathology (8).

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Manipal, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune

The ENAT will be held between 18.01.09 and 27.01.09. The candidates can select the test schedule of their choice.

Manipal University,
Manipal 576104,
Karnataka, India

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Manipal University is recognised for imparting high quality professional education. It is the preferred destination for students from over 50 countries. The university has 20 constituent colleges that offer over 195 courses across 14 streams, including medicine, dentistry, engineering, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, life sciences, management, mass communication, information science, hotel management, regenerative medicine, geopolitics, cultural studies and many more.

Manipal University provides the finest in education to over 15,000 students every year. It also has an active alumni base of over 65,000 students across the world.

Manipal University believes in providing the finest in infrastructure and facilities to its students when it comes to learning and research. In fact some of the facilities like the Innovation Center – has served as a valuable ‘incubation center’ for industry and research. The skills lab and anatomy museum are considered amongst the best in the world. Besides Manipal University is compared with Nalanda of yore for its excellent academic reputation, experienced and dedicated faculty, outstanding clinical facilities, and a world-class environment that supports education.

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