Dental Colleges in Sikkim

Dental Colleges in Sikkim are currently not available. Despite the beauty and attractiveness, the region lacks specific dentistry education institutes. Students interested in studying dentistry in the Sikkim should look into dental colleges in other regions of India.

However, it is important to note that the lack of dental colleges should not deter dental students from the Sikkim. Throughout India, there are numerous reputable dental colleges that offer comprehensive dental education courses, cutting-edge infrastructure, and experienced faculty. Residents of the Sikkim can complete their education and gain the knowledge and skills required to launch a successful dental practice by enrolling in one of these dental colleges.

Furthermore, while studying in dental colleges outside of the Sikkim may require students to relocate, it offers an opportunity for cultural exchange, exposure to diverse patient populations, and access to a broader range of clinical experiences. Students can research several dental institutions in India and analyse their admission criteria, curriculum, infrastructure, and placement possibilities to make an informed decision regarding their dental education journey.

Dental Course Facts 

CourseBDSMDS
Examination TypeNEET-UG Exam NEET-MDS Exam
Approval FromNational Dental CommissionNational Dental Commission
Eligibility Criteria10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and BiologyBDS degree
Duration5.5 years3 years
Popular Dental Colleges in India Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
Christian Dental College, Ludhiana
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
Popular Dental Colleges In SikkimN/AN/A

About Dental Courses (BDS & MDS)

  • Dentistry is a field of medicine that focuses on the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the mouth, maxillofacial region, and related structures. The knowledge and skills needed to work in the dental industry are taught in dental courses. In India, the two primary dental programs are the BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and the MDS (Master of Dental Surgery).
  • An internship of one year is included in the five-year BDS program, which is an undergraduate dental program. Among the topics covered in the course are anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, dental materials, dental histology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and community dentistry. Additionally, students receive practical training in prosthodontics, root canal therapy, tooth extraction, and fillings.
  • The three-year MDS program is a postgraduate program in dentistry. The goal of the course is to give students advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of dental specialties, including prosthodontics, orthodontics, pedodontics, periodontics, conservative dentistry, and endodontics. In order to graduate from the MDS program, students must complete a research project.
  • Students must have a solid background in biology and science to be successful in both BDS and MDS courses. Additionally, students should be very skilled with their hands, have good communication skills, and focus on the needs of their patients when doing their work. Graduates from dental schools with a BDS or MDS degree can find employment as dental specialists in public and private clinics, research centers, and educational settings.

Career Opportunities & Scope

With technological and scientific advancements, the field of dentistry is also rapidly expanding. The demand for dental services is rising along with the population, presenting more career opportunities for dental specialists. Additionally, the growing emphasis on preventive care and early intervention is opening up more opportunities for dental professionals due to the increased awareness of oral health and hygiene. Following are a few of the career options open to BDS and MDS graduates:

  • Private Practice: Graduates of BDS or MDS programs can open their own private practices and offer patients dental care after completing their programs. For those who have the entrepreneurial spirit and are willing to take risks, private practice can be a lucrative option.
  • Hospital dentistry: Many hospitals have dental departments where dental specialists collaborate with other medical specialists to offer patients comprehensive medical care.
  • Academician: Graduates with an MDS degree can work in research and teaching capacities at dental universities and colleges. Additionally, they can work toward a Ph.D. in dentistry and advance the subject through research.
  • Dentistry for public health: Dentists can work for governmental and non-governmental institutions that prioritize promoting dental health and preventing dental diseases.
  • Dental Industry: The dental industry has a variety of career options, including sales, marketing, and the design and development of dental tools and supplies.

Salary Range & Job Outlook

The salary range for dental professionals in India varies depending on factors such as qualifications, experience, location, and the nature of the job. Here is an approximate salary range for various job profiles in the dental field:

Job ProfileSalary Range
BDS fresher Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 40,000/- Per Month
MDS fresherRs. 35,000/- to Rs. 60,000/- Per Month
Private PracticeRs. 50,000/-  to Rs. 2,00,000/-Per Month
Hospital DentistryRs. 40,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/-Per Month
AcademicianRs. 40,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/- Per Month
Public Health DentistryRs. 30,000/- to Rs. 70,000/- Per Month
Dental IndustryRs. 30,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/- Per Month

The increasing awareness about oral health and hygiene is leading to a greater demand for preventive care and early intervention, creating more job opportunities for dental professionals. The job outlook for dental professionals in India is positive, with plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement in the field.

Sikkim NEET Counselling Procees

Counselling Registration

Step 1: Visit the Official Website

  • Go to the official website designated for Sikkim NEET Counseling 2023. Search for it using a search engine if needed.

Step 2: Find the Registration Link

  • Look for the “Registration” or “New Candidate Registration” link on the website’s homepage.

Step 3: Click on Registration

  • Click on the registration link to start the registration process.

Step 4: Enter Personal Details

  • Fill in your NEET roll number, name, date of birth, email address, mobile number, and other requested information.

Step 5: Create a Password

  • Create a strong password following the specified criteria, typically including a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Step 6: Verify Information

  • Double-check all the details you’ve entered for accuracy.

Step 7: Submit

  • Once you’re sure all the information is correct, click the “Submit” or “Register” button.

Step 8: Confirmation

  • You’ll receive a confirmation message or email indicating that your registration was successful. This message may contain a unique registration ID or reference number.

Counselling Process

Step 1: Log In

  • Visit the official website for Sikkim NEET Counseling and log in using your NEET roll number and the password you created during registration.

Step 2: Personal Details Verification

  • Verify your personal information displayed on the dashboard. Ensure it’s accurate.

Step 3: Choice Filling

  • Select and prioritize your preferred colleges and courses from the available options based on your NEET rank.

Step 4: Lock Choices

  • After making your selections, lock your choices within the specified deadline. Once locked, you can’t change them.

Step 5: Seat Allotment

  • Wait for the counseling authority to announce the seat allotment results. You’ll be informed about the college and course allocated to you.

Step 6: Accept or Reject Allotment

  • If you’re satisfied with the allotted seat, you can choose to accept it. If not, you may reject it and participate in subsequent counseling rounds.

Step 7: Reporting

  • If you accept the allotted seat, follow the instructions provided to report to the allocated college within the given timeframe. You may need to pay admission fees and provide necessary documents.

Step 8: Subsequent Rounds (Optional)

  • If you reject the initial seat allotment or wish to participate in further rounds, you can do so. Repeat the choice filling and seat allotment process for subsequent rounds.

Step 9: Final Reporting

  • Once you are satisfied with the seat allotted to you, complete the final reporting process at the allocated college to confirm your admission.

Documents Required 

  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Scorecard
  • Class 10th Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  • Class 12th Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate of Sikkim
  • Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Passport-size Photographs
  • Aadhaar Card or any other valid ID proof

MCC Counseling Registration

StepActionDescription
1Visit MCC Official WebsiteGo to the official MCC Counselling 2023
2Find the Registration LinkLocate and click on the “Registration” or “New Registration” link on the homepage.
3Read the InstructionsCarefully read and understand the provided instructions, guidelines, and eligibility criteria.
4Fill in Personal DetailsEnter accurate personal information: full name, date of birth, gender, contact number, email, etc.
5NEET UG DetailsProvide NEET UG exam details: roll number, application number, and exam year.
6Generate Login CredentialsCreate a unique username and strong password for future access to the counseling portal.
7Payment of Registration FeePay the prescribed fee using available online payment options. Follow provided payment instructions.
8Verify and SubmitReview entered information, make corrections if needed, and submit the registration form.
9Confirmation and PrintoutReceive a confirmation message/email upon successful submission. Print or save as PDF for records.
10Keep Registration Details SecureSafely store registration number, login credentials, and payment receipt for future reference.

Counselling Fee

(Non-Refundable)

Institution TypeURSC/ST/OBC/PwD
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,000Rs. 500
Deemed UniversityRs. 5,000Rs. 5,000

Security Fee (Refundable)

Institution TypeURSC/ST/OBC/PwD
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,0000Rs. 5,000
Deemed UniversityRs. 2,00,000Rs. 2,00,000

MCC Counselling Process

MCC will be the conducting the counselling process for admission to Medical, Dental Colleges and Nursing Colleges for the AIQ, Central Institutes, University, AIMS, JIPMER , Deemed universities, AMU, BHU and etc. The Counselling will be held in Four Rounds Namely Round 1, Round 2, Round 3 and additional Round known as Stray vacancy round which will be the last round for the counselling and admission. Here’re are some details about each round given below:

ROUND-1:

  • Register for Main Counseling: Visit www.mcc.nic.in and register for Round-1 by paying a Non-Refundable Registration fee and Refundable Security Deposit.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Choose your preferred institutes and courses during the specified days and lock your choices.
  • Seat Allotment Round-1: Based on your choices and merit, seats will be allotted in Round-1.
  • Result Publication: The Round-1 result will be published on the MCC website.
  • Upload Essential Certificates: After the result is declared, upload the necessary certificates as per the guidelines.
  • Physical Reporting: If allotted a seat, physically report to the allocated Medical/Dental College with original documents. Those who want to upgrade to Round-2 must report with their original documents.

ROUND-2:

  • Candidates Not Allotted in Round-1: If you weren’t allotted a seat in Round-1, no need to register again. You will automatically be considered for Round-2.
  • Fresh Registration for Round-2: New candidates or those who didn’t register in Round-1 must register for Round-2 by paying the fees.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Fill new choices and lock them during the specified period.
  • Seat Allotment Round-2: Seats will be allotted based on your choices and merit.
  • Result Publication: The Round-2 result will be published on the MCC website.
  • Upload Essential Certificates: After the Round-2 result is declared, upload the necessary certificates as per the guidelines.
  • Physical Reporting: If allotted a seat in Round-2, physically report to the allocated Medical/Dental College. Upgraded candidates must take relieving from Round-1 seat and join Round-2 seat.

ROUND-3:

  • Candidates Not Allotted in Previous Rounds: If you were not allotted a seat in Round-1 or Round-2, no need to register again. You will be considered for Round-3.
  • Fresh Registration for Round-3: New candidates or those who didn’t register in Round-1 or Round-2 must register for Round-3 by paying the fees.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: Fill new choices and lock them during the specified period.
  • Seat Allotment Round-3: Seats will be allotted based on your choices and merit.
  • Result Publication: The Round-3 result will be published on the MCC website.
  • Upload Essential Certificates: After the Round-3 result is declared, upload the necessary certificates as per the guidelines.
  • Physical Reporting: If allotted a seat in Round-3, physically report to the allocated Medical/Dental College.

FINAL STRAY VACANCY ROUND:

  • Fresh Registrations: Candidates must register for the Final Stray Vacancy Round.
  • Elimination: Candidates with allotted seats in other rounds will be eliminated from the Stray Vacancy Round.
  • Stray Vacancy Round: The AIQ Stray Vacancy Round for vacant seats will be conducted online by MCC of DGHS, MoHFW.
  • Seat Allotment: Seats will be allotted based on merit in the Stray Vacancy Round.
  • Joining Allotted Seat: If allotted a seat in the Stray Round, the candidate must join the allocated seat/college. Failure to join will result in debarment from NEET examination for 01 year and forfeiture of fees.

(Note: Candidates can participate in Round-2 or Round-3 directly without fresh registration if they are not allotted a seat in the previous round. Upgraded candidates cannot claim their previous round seat.)

Eligibility Criteria

Qualify Exam NEET conducted By  NTA
NationalityApplicants must be Indian citizens.NRI candidates with Indian passports are also eligible to apply. Under the NRI Category, overseas citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian origin (PIO) are eligible to apply.
Age Limit17 years old (as of December 31). In addition, the candidate’s maximum age should be 25 years.
QualificationThe candidate must have passed from a recognized board/institute with a Class 12 credential or equivalent. In addition, the qualifying test should include biology, chemistry, English, and physics as core subjects.A minimum of 50% is required for the general category, 40% for SC/ST, and 45% for physically disabled candidates.

NEET UG Cutoff 

Qualify Exam NEET conducted By  NTA
NationalityApplicants must be Indian citizens.NRI candidates with Indian passports are also eligible to apply. Under the NRI Category, overseas citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian origin (PIO) are eligible to apply.
Age Limit17 years old (as of December 31). In addition, the candidate’s maximum age should be 25 years.
QualificationThe candidate must have passed from a recognized board/institute with a Class 12 credential or equivalent. In addition, the qualifying test should include biology, chemistry, English, and physics as core subjects.A minimum of 50% is required for the general category, 40% for SC/ST, and 45% for physically disabled candidates.

NEET Cut-Off 2023

CategoryQualifying criteriaNEET Cutoff 2022NEET Cutoff 2023
UR/EWS50th Percentile715-117720-137
OBC40th Percentile116-93136-107
SC40th Percentile116-93136-107
ST40th Percentile116-93136-107
UR / EWS & PH45th Percentile116-105136-121
OBC & PH40th Percentile104-93120-107
SC & PH40th Percentile104-93120-107
ST & PH40th Percentile104-93120-108

Participating Dental Colleges

Dental students from Sikkim who are looking for dental colleges in neighbouring states have various possibilities. They can look into the following popular dental colleges in neighbouring states: 

West Bengal

Name of the CollegesEstablishmentSeat Intake
Burdwan Dental College, Rajbati2009-10125
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Calcutta1951-52125
Gurunanak Institute of Dental Science & Research, Kolkatta2002-03100
Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Banbishnupur2007-08100
Kusum Devi Sunderlal Dugar Jain Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata2017-18100
The North Bengal Dental College, Sushratangar1990-9163

Assam

Name of the CollegesEstablishmentSeat Intake
Govt. Dental College, Dibrugarh, Assam2018-1963
Govt. Dental College, Silchar, Assam2018-1963
Regional Dental College, Guwahati1982-8350

Manipur

Name of the CollegesEstablishmentSeat Intake
Dental College, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences2017-1850
Dental College, RIMS, Imphal2013-1450

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are there any dental colleges in Sikkim?

A. No, currently there are no dental colleges in Sikkim. However, students from the islands can consider dental colleges in other states for their dental education.

Q. Which nearby states offer dental colleges for students from Sikkim?

A. Students from Sikkim can explore dental colleges in nearby states such as West Bengal, Assam and Manipur.

Q. What is the duration of a dental education course?

A. The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course duration is normally five years, with one year of rotatory internship required.

Q. What subjects are covered in the dentistry curriculum?

A. Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, dental materials, oral pathology, periodontology, conservative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry are among the subjects included in the dental curriculum.

Q. What are the requirements for admission to a dental college?

A. Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent education with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) to be eligible. They must also pass entrance examinations at the national, state, and college levels.

Q. Can students from Sikkim apply for dental colleges in other states through the All India Quota (AIQ)?

A. Yes, students from Sikkim can apply for dental colleges in other states through the AIQ. They need to qualify for the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and participate in the centralized counseling process for AIQ seats.

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