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Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Studying BDS at a private institution, matters? Yes, Of Course. Compared to top notch central institutions, private institutions improvise their facilities, infrastructure and curriculum often meeting international standards. So that students pursuing their dream dental programmes from them, can work at top hospitals across the globe. But choose the best private institution that deliberately works for the excellence of students through finest modern infrastructure and skilled staff. Is there an institute here, as such?  Yes, there is. Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, one of the top 10 dental colleges in India and Tamil Nadu, aims at  offering BDS and MDS programmes under its smart built infrastructure, facilitated with qualified professors for the meritorious students.

About Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Located strategically within Chennai city limits,Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute at Kelambakkam aims at offering international standard education for everyone. The institute is deemed to be a university cum hospital that trains medical professionals and surgeons of tomorrow.


Chettinad admits students based on merit list prepared on the basis of the entrance exam- NEET. Chettinad holds the fame of creating patient friendly qualified dentists , who are now at reputed hospitals and health centers across the globe.

  1. The institute houses essential hospital facilities and amenities to cater the needs of patients and medical practitioners around Chennai and neighbouring districts.
  2. The meritorious institution houses the best infrastructural merits of a medical institution including the state of art built laboratories complimented with sophisticated equipment, digitally equipped lecture halls, air conditioned classrooms, well stacked central library, dedicated placement hub and a spacious play area.

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Courses Offered :

  1. Bachelor in Dental Science
  2. Master in Dental Science

What is BDS ?

BDS is nothing but an undergraduate programme  for aspirants whose only aim is to excel in dental science and become a dentist.

The duration of BDS course is five years and six months including one year of rotational internship at hospitals, health centres, and health camps organised by non-profit organisations (NGOs).

What does BDS cover ?

The essential course covers the syllabus includes studies on Prosthodontics Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Orthodontics Periodontics Conservative Dentistry Pedodontics Oral Pathology Oral Medicine. All together, the course programmes consist of syllabus pertaining to mould an exceptional dentist.

Are there any eligibility to study BDS ?

To study BDS in India, the candidate has to clear NEET and based on score post examination, students are admitted to both government and private institutions. For those who wish to study medicine overseas, the criteria depends on the institution and its country. For more details, on overseas medical admission, click here.

What is NEET ?

Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is a national level entrance exam for medical aspirants to get admission for MBBS , BDS and professional medical courses at educational institutions in India.

Eligibility Criteria :

The eligibility criteria for applying for NEET (UG) requires a qualification of Higher Secondary School studies. Currently, NEET is considered as the only entrance test required for candidates to join medical institutions. Hence, a pass percentage of the exam is demanded for admissions in India.

How seats are allotted ?

Once the entrance test is over, NTA releases rank list according to the students score. Based on the rank list declared, students are invited to attend counselling sessions to join institutions across the country.

Ranklist and Cutoff :

Similarly, the criteria for minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for admission to BDS course shall also be applicable to INIs. Further, the common counseling for admission to BDS in these INIs shall be conducted by the DGHS as per the Time Schedule specified in the MCI’s regulations.

The responsibility of the NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and for providing an “All India Rank Merit List” to the Directorate General Health Service, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for providing the result to States/other Counselling Authorities.

Facts Chettinad Academy and Research Institute :

Applications are Opened for 2021

❖   Ranked 32nd best medical institution in India.

❖   Ranked 10th best private college in Southzone.

❖   Ranked under top 100 Universities in India by NIRF.

❖   1100 + research publications, has 35 patent publications.

❖   Honoured with 12B status by University Grants Commission.

❖  Chettinad has been awarded with QSI-Gauge E-Lead award for its excellence in academics by Qs-I Gauge.

❖  Dedicated and experienced faculty, student centric innovative teaching learning methods, and excellent infrastructure including state-of-the-art lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, museums, and laboratories are the bests of Chettinad.

❖  50+ active MoUs with renowned academic institutions such as Linkoping University, Sweden, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention & Milano Medical Health Aging Unit, Italy besides MOUs with industries.

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Scholarships and Student centric benefits

For students with high scores, scholarships benefits and fee waiver schemes are offered to help everyone continue their journey. To apply for scholarships and benefits, students should apply via the official website of the dental college.

To avail scholarship and fee discount benefits, fill in your details here with marks scored in the class 12 examination. We will help you get admission and discounts/scholarships.

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Students joining through us are eligible to receive discounts of up to 75 % on fees from our partnered institutions.

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Students with high scores are eligible to receive scholarship benefits directly from the institution.



Lecture Hall | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
Lecture Hall | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Be it an academic event or national level seminar, Chettinad’s gallery-type lecture halls & non-gallery type demo halls are there. The lecture halls are designed spacious with modern gadgets including tools meant for gaming and animation. Also CARE houses studio-type halls for practical training, building prototypes, designing, & allied activities. There is a central Atrium with natural lighting for students to relax / study.


Smart Campus | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
Smart Campus | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Chettinad owns the best infrastructure built elegantly with state of art facilities and amenities. The complete campus is well connected with internet connection and equipped smart to meet the demand of students comfort. The campus is pollution free with green zones, battery operated vehicles and bi-cycles to commute within the large campus. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled to provide access for the students to enhance their learning. Entire campus is monitored with 600 Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) for safety and security purposes.


Hostel | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
Hostel | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Chettinad offers accommodation facilities for those from far off places. The institute has separate hostels for men and women, equipped with all basic amenities. All rooms are spacious, air conditioned, and interconnected with wifi connection. Based on requirement, rooms can be customized.


Transport | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
Transport | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Transportation facility is available for  day scholars to ply between campus and home. The facility can be availed by paying a small fee.


Canteen | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
Canteen | Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Health and hygiene are the two eyes of Chettinad. Ensuring the wellness of it, food is prepared in a hygienic way in an in house canteen.  Both vegetarian and Non vegetarian foods are available. Based on their requirements, students can make use of it.


Laboratory Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
Laboratory Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute

Other than these, Chettinad campus houses  basic amenities such as 24/7 ATM facilitated by Nationalised bank, Bank extension counters, a travel desk, beauty parlour, and stationery shop complete the stress-free campus living experience.


On successful completion of dental degree, students are offered placements at reputed hospitals and research centres including the institute run hospital. Students can either join them or start their own health centre with guidance and support from the institution. For students interested to continue with higher studies, guidance is provided by the mentors.


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