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DA Pandu Memorial RV Dental College and Hospital is one of the premier dental institutes in India. Established in 1992 as RV Dental College it was renamed in honour of its former Hon. Secretary, the late Sri. D A Pandu. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and is recognized by the Dental Council of India. It has received the prestigious NAAC A grade.

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D A Pandu Memorial R V Dental College & Hospital is among very few dental colleges in the country that provides almost all of the streams of dental education under one roof. A student of this college has wide range of opportunity of getting mentored and guided to achieve Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree right to applying research skills for obtaining a Doctorate of Philosophy in Dentistry.

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Bachelor of Dental Surgery Eligibility of candidate to be admitted to the BDS course- a pass in the subject of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English individually and must obtain a minimum of 50% marks aggregate in Physics.
1 year
Duration : 4 yrs
Intake : 50
Master of Dental Surgery ( MDS) is the postgraduate degree in dentistry. This three year course allows the postgraduate to receive specialized training in their chosen discipline of dentistry. The course prepares the candidates to become registered dental specialists allowing them to obtain greater expertise, advanced clinical and critical skills in their chosen field as well as opening up more opportunities in the field of research and as consultants in private hospitals and clinics alike.
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) Course is present in all 9 specialties:
Duration : 3 yrs
Intake : 29
DAPM RVDC offers the prestigious PhD course in all 9 specialities . The course is under the purview of RGUHS. The course is offered in all the following departments:
Candidates must have passed the RGUHS entrance examination conducted for entrance to the PhD course.
Duration : Minimum duration of three years for full time course and five years for part time course.
Intake : All 9 departments are recognised PhD centres
DAPM RVDC offers a PG Diploma in three departments. The program is recognised by RGUHS.
PG Diploma
Duration : 2 years
Intake : 3
DAPM RVDC offers certificate courses which are recognised by RGUHS in the field of aesthetic dentistry and implantology.
Candidate must have a Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree recognized by the Dental Council of India.
Duration : 1 year
Intake : Certificate Course in Aesthetic Dentistry : 4 per year


R V Dental College Alumni Association is a registered body at the Registrar of Societies, Government of Karnataka. It was conceptualised under the leadership of the chief patron Dr K S Nagesh during year 2003 and officially registered on 28th Februaury 2020 under the Karnataka Society Act. Membership is open to all BDS, MDS, PhD, Diploma and certificate course students who have passed out from our esteemed institution. A strong alumnus committee has been supporting the activities of the college and has always been helping the institution by sharing its rich experience and providing timely feedback.

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