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    Top B.D.S. Colleges in Kerala

    BDS Colleges in kerala: Known for its scenic beauty, amazing beaches and mouth watering cuisine, there are a total of 31 BDS colleges in Kerala. Out of those, as many as 9 BDS colleges are government-owned and 22 are private. Bachelor of Dental Surgery, commonly known as BDS is one of the most desirable courses opted by students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in Dental Surgical & Training. After MBBS, it is one of the most opted courses by aspirants in the healthcare industry. Admission to BDS colleges in Kerala is granted on the grounds of the scores obtained by the candidates in one of the  top medical entrance exams of India, NEET.

    To assist candidates in making an informed decision, Careers360 brings this article on top BDS colleges in Kerala.  Aspirants must read the list of Kerala top BDS colleges with course details, admission process, as well as fee structure below.

    BDS Colleges in Kerala- Highlights 

    Particulars

    Details 

    Number of BDS colleges in Kerala

    31

    Types of colleges 

    Number of government colleges- 9
    Number of private colleges- 22

    Universities affiliated 

    Admissions through entrance exams

    NEET UG

    Branch 

    Dentistry

    Number of BDS seats

    2390

    Average fees 

    From Rs 97,500 to 25.06 Lakhs

    BDS Colleges in Kerala- Eligibility Criteria 

    To pursue a BDS degree, aspirants are required to qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, also known as NEET. Before applying for the entrance exam, it is important to check and fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the authorities. Mentioned below are the basic eligibility criteria for candidates to admission to the list of BDS colleges in Kerala.

    Eligibility guidelines for BDS colleges in Kerala

    • As per NEET-UG eligibility criteria, candidates must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

    • Students must have passed/appeared in 10+ 2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects.

    • Qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination with 50% for general category, 40% for SC/ST/OBC and 45% for general-PH.

    • For state quota seats, students should fulfill the NEET domicile criteria of Kerala.

    BDS Colleges in Kerala- Admission Process

    Candidates need to be familiar with the admission process to secure a seat in top BDS colleges in Kerala. As mentioned above, Kerala NEET admission is granted on the grounds of the NEET UG scores. The Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram conducts the counselling for the list of BDS colleges in Kerala in an online mode. 

    Candidates should know that CEE will be responsible for admission to BDS colleges in Kerala to 85% seats under state quota and 100% seats in private dental colleges. While the counselling for the remaining 15% All India Quota seats from government colleges is conducted by MCC. Students can check the detailed admission procedure below. 

    • Students have to register at the MCC website for admission to AIQ seats in BDS course - mcc.nic.in.

    • On the other hand, to apply for state quota admission for BDS colleges in Kerala, students have to fill the online application form at cee-kerala.org.

    • The authorities will then release the merit list mentioning the names of eligible students for admission to top BDS colleges in Kerala..

    • Shortlisted aspirants have to submit their choices of courses and colleges during online counselling. 

    • Based on choices submitted by applicants, NEET rank, seats available, reservation, and other criteria, authorities grant admission to shortlisted candidates. 

    • Selected students have to report to the allotted dental colleges in Kerala for document verification and completion of the admission process. 

    List of BDS colleges in Kerala (fees and seats)

    It is important for candidates to be aware of the fee structure of BDS before aiming to secure in the top colleges in Kerala. Having the fee information will enable aspirants in making an informed decision. Check the list of top 5 BDS colleges in Kerala mentioned below.

    Fees and seats of best BDS colleges in Kerala

    List of Government BDS colleges in Kerala

    Securing a seat in government colleges has always been a dream of many candidates. As per Careers360 data, there are a total of 9 government colleges in the state offering BDS degree. Check the list of top 5 government BDS colleges in Kerala below. 

    Top government BDS colleges in Kerala

    Also read: List of government medical colleges in Kerala

    List of Private BDS Colleges in Kerala

    As per the Careers360 data, there are 22 private colleges that offer admission BDS degree in Kerala. Check the list of top 5 private BDS Colleges in Kerala below. 

    Top 5 private BDS Colleges in Kerala 

    Also read: List of private medical colleges in Kerala

    Entrance Exam for Admission to BDS Colleges in Kerala

    The admission in the list of BDS Colleges in Kerala is granted based on NEET UG conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET is India's single largest exam for UG medical, dental and AYUSH courses which is conducted in a pen-paper mode across the country. As per the exam pattern of NEET, a total of 180 multiple choice questions are asked from the NEET syllabus, which includes topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from class 11 and 12.  

    Top BDS Colleges in Nearby Locations of Kerala

    Candidates can search the list of best BDS colleges in nearby locations of Kerala

    FAQs

    How many BDS Colleges are there in Kerala?

    There are a total of 31 BDS colleges in Kerala.

    What is the full form of NEET?

    NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

    How many BDS seats are there in top dental colleges in Kerala?

    There are a total of 2390 BDS seats in the top dental colleges in Kerala. 

    How many private colleges offer BDS degree in Kerala?

    There are a total of 22 BDS colleges in Kerala that offer a dental degree in the state.

    How many government colleges are there in Kerala for BDS?

    As per Careers360 data, there are only 9 BDS government colleges in Kerala..

    Can I get admission to BDS colleges in Kerala without qualifying NEET?

    No, in order to pursue a BDS degree in Kerala, aspirants must qualify for NEET. 

    Do I need to be a domicile of Kerala to appear in NEET for admission to BDS colleges in Kerala?

    Yes, as per the NEET eligibility guidelines, aspirants must be a domicile of Kerala.

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    Al-Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha

    Thodupuzha, Kerala
    1.5/51 Reviews
    Private

    Al-Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha

    Thodupuzha, Kerala Private 1.5/51 Reviews
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

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    Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi

    Ernakulam, Kerala
    Private

    Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi

    Ernakulam, Kerala Private
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Annoor Dental College and Hospital, Muvattupuzha

    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Azeezia Dental College, Kollam

    Adichanalloor, Kerala
    Private

    Azeezia Dental College, Kollam

    Adichanalloor, Kerala Private
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

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    Educare Institute of Dental Sciences, Malappuram

    Kodur, Kerala
    Private
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Government Dental College, Medical Campus, Trivandram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Medical Campus, Trivandram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Government Dental College, Alappuzha

    Vandanam, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Alappuzha

    Vandanam, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    • Exams : NEET
    • Fees : 1.17 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Government Dental College, Kannur

    Pariyaram, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Kannur

    Pariyaram, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    • Exams : NEET
    • Fees : 1.27 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

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    Government Dental College, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Kottayam

    Kottayam, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Government Dental College, Kozhikode

    Kozhikode, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Kozhikode

    Kozhikode, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Government Dental College, Thrissur

    Thrissur, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Thrissur

    Thrissur, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    • Exams : NEET
    • Fees : 1.15 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

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    Government Dental College, Trivandrum

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    Public/Govt

    Government Dental College, Trivandrum

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Public/Govt
    BDS
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Ernakulam

    Nellikuzhi, Kerala
    Private
    BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      KMCT Dental College, Kozhikode

      Mukkam, Kerala
      Private

      KMCT Dental College, Kozhikode

      Mukkam, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy

      Anjarakandy, Kerala
      Private

      Kannur Dental College, Anjarakandy

      Anjarakandy, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

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      MES Dental College, Malappuram

      Perinthalmanna, Kerala
      Private

      MES Dental College, Malappuram

      Perinthalmanna, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Malabar Dental College and Research Centre, Mudur

      Vattamkulam, Kerala
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Mar Baselios Dental College, Thangalam

      Kothamangalam, Kerala
      Private

      Mar Baselios Dental College, Thangalam

      Kothamangalam, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Noorul Islam College of Dental Science, Aralumoodu

      Neyyattinkara, Kerala
      2.5/51 Reviews
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

      Venkode, Kerala
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      PSM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Akkikavu

      Akathiyoor, Kerala
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Perumthuruthy

      Muthoor, Kerala
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Royal Dental College, Iron Hills

      Perumannur, Kerala
      Private

      Royal Dental College, Iron Hills

      Perumannur, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Sree Anjaneya Institute of Dental Sciences, Kozhikode

      Modakkallur, Kerala
      Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Sri Sankara Dental College, Vennecode

      Vettoor-cherunniyoor, Kerala
      Private

      Sri Sankara Dental College, Vennecode

      Vettoor-cherunniyoor, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      St Gregorios Dental College, Chelad

      Kothamangalam, Kerala
      Private

      St Gregorios Dental College, Chelad

      Kothamangalam, Kerala Private
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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