Master of Dental Sciences in Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Stream Oral Pathology & Microbiology
Duration 3 years
Course MDS
Course Type Post Graduation

MDS in Oral Pathology and Microbiology: What is it About?

MDS in Oral Pathology and Microbiology is a special branch of dentistry that deals with the nature, characteristics, cause, effects, and diagnosis of diseases that affect the oral and maxillofacial regions. Course teaches the teeth structure and facilitates appropriate maintenance of the same. Students deal with the nature of oral diseases, their causes, and effects, and administer suitable treatment.


Typically, to pursue an MD degree, candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Candidates should have obtained a BDS Degree from an institution recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
  • Candidate should have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship after passing the final professional examination which is BDS before 31st March of the academic year.

Candidates in possession of an BDS degree or Provisional BDS Pass Certificate recognized by the Dental Council of India or State Dental Council and having completed 1 year of internship or/ are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March of the relevant year. A candidate must clear NEET-MDS exam in order to be

  • Eligible for admission to postgraduate Medical Courses for a particular academic year in case of General, General-EWS, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET-MDS (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) to Postgraduate Medical Courses held for the said academic year.
  • However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of candidates with Benchmark Disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for Unreserved Category & GEN-EWS Category candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates.
  • The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Medical Courses

Please Note: The following Medical institute is not covered by centralized admissions for MD/MS seats through NEET- MDS

  • AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS

MDS in Oral Pathology and Microbiology: Syllabus and Course Description.

A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Year 1
Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Applied Gross Anatomy of Head and Neck including Histology
Physiology (General & Oral)
Cell Biology
General Histology
Year 2
General Pathology
General Microbiology
Basic Immunology
Systemic Microbiology / Applied Microbiology
Dental Histology
Basic Molecular Biology and Techniques
Year 3
Basic Histology techniques
Oral Pathology
Clinical Pathology
Oral Oncology
Oral Microbiology and Immunology

To know more about the Oral Pathology and Microbiology Syllabus, click here

Top Institutes offering MDS in Oral Pathology and Microbiology.

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

Sr.No List of Top Institutes offering MDS Course Under NEET MDS
1 Maulana Azad Institute and Dental Science, New Delhi
2 Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak
3 Government Dental College, Chennai
4 Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram
5 Government Dental College, Kozhikode
6 Government Dental College, Kottayam
8 Dr.Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh
9 Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore
10 Nair Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
11 Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
12 Government of Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur
13 Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry
14 Governmnt Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad
15 Government Dental College and Hospital, Vijayawada
16 Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur
17 Government College and Hospital, Amritsar
18 Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Jamnagar
19 Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad
20 Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata
21 Regional Dental College, Guwahati
22 Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, Lucknow
23 Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram
24 Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital
25 Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla

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