Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling 

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Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling 2024 is the process through which eligible candidates can secure admission to Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by dental colleges in the state of Maharashtra. The counselling is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra.

The counselling process is based on the merit list prepared using the NEET MDS scores obtained by the candidates. NEET MDS is a national-level entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admission to MDS courses across India.

Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling involves various stages, including online registration, document verification, choice filling, seat allotment, and reporting to the allotted college. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria specified by the DMER to participate in the counselling process. During the counselling process, candidates are required to provide their preferences for colleges and specializations based on their NEET MDS ranks. Seat allotment is done based on the candidate’s rank, preferences, category, and availability of seats.

Candidates who are allotted a seat must report to the allotted college within the specified time frame to complete the admission formalities. Failure to report within the given time may result in the cancellation of the allotted seat.

Highlights

Specifics Details
Counselling Name Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling 2024
Name of the Counselling AuthorityDirectorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra.
Counselling ProcessState centralized counseling
Entrance Exam for Medical Course National Eligibility and Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET MDS).
Eligibility CriteriaCandidates must qualify NEET MDS and meet the required cutoff scores.
Counselling LevelState-Level
Counselling ModeOnline
Registration ModeOnline
Counselling RoundsMultiple Rounds
Course OfferedMDS and specialization courses
Official Websitehttps://cetcell.net/

Counsellling Dates 

Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling schedule is an important part of the admission process for undergraduate dental programs. The Maharashtra NEET MDS counselling schedule typically includes key dates for online registration, choice filling, seat allotment, reporting to assigned institutes, document verification, and subsequent rounds of counseling. Candidates must keep up to date with the official Maharashtra  counselling website or notifications to avoid missing any important deadlines.

Counselling EventTentative Dates
Online RegistrationTo be announced
Document VerificationTo be announced
Publication of Merit ListTo be announced
Choice Filling and LockingTo be announced
Seat Allotment – Round 1To be announced
Reporting to Allotted College – Round 1To be announced
Second Round CounsellingTo be announced
Mop-Up Round CounsellingTo be announced

MDS Course Specializations

SpecializationDuration
Master of Dental Surgery3 Years
Oral Pathology and Microbiology3 Years
Periodontology3 Years
Oral Medicine and Radiology3 Years
Prosthodontics3 Years
Preventive Dentistry3 Years
Conservative Dentistry3 Years
Periodontics3 Years
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery3 Years
Orthodontics and Dentofacial surgery3 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility CriteriaDescription
NationalityThe candidate must be an Indian national.
Educational QualificationCandidates must have passed the final B.D.S examination from a recognized dental college in Maharashtra and have completed/completing one-year internship training by 31st March . The dental college should be affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act, 1998, or a dental college affiliated to a Deemed university as per the University Grant Commission Act of 1956 under section 13/A situated in Maharashtra. Candidates should have obtained provisional or permanent registration from the Dental Council of India or Maharashtra State Dental Council (MSDC) or Other State Dental Council. Candidates who have passed the BDS examination from a foreign university are not eligible.
DomicileCandidates domiciled in the State of Maharashtra, who have obtained admission under 15% All India Quota/AIIMS/Central Government Institutions for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course in dental colleges situated outside the state of Maharashtra, and have obtained a degree from a university situated outside the state of Maharashtra, are also eligible. 
Such candidates should submit a certificate from the Dean of the respective Dental College stating that the candidate was admitted under 15% All India Quota/AIIMS/Central Government Institution quota for the BDS course, and a Domicile Certificate of Maharashtra State by virtue of residence.
Medical FitnessThe candidate must be medically fit.
NEET-MDS  EligibilityAll candidates desiring admission for MDS courses under the state quota or institutional quota must have appeared for NEET-MDS  and declared eligible by the Competent Authority of NEET-MDS , Government of India, New Delhi.

NEET MDS Cut off 2024

CategoriesCut off percentileCutoff marks
General50th272
SC/ST/OBC40th238
General-PH45th255
SC/ST/OBC-PH40th238

Registration Process

Step 1: Visit the official website of Maharashtra CET Cell (www.mahacet.org).

Step 2: Click on the “NEET MDS” tab and select “Registration” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Enter your personal details, contact information, and NEET MDS  details.

Step 4: Upload the required documents, including NEET MDS admit card, scorecard, internship completion certificate, BDS degree certificate, and other relevant documents.

Step 5: Pay the registration fee through the online payment gateway.

Step 6: After successful registration, take a printout of the application form and keep it for future reference.

Counselling Process

Step 1: Online Registration

Candidates need to register on the official website of Maharashtra CET Cell (www.mahacet.org) and fill in the required details.

Step 2:Document Verification

After registration, candidates are required to visit the designated document verification center along with the necessary documents. The documents will be verified by the authorities to ensure their authenticity.

Step 3: Merit List Publication

Based on the NEET MDS  scores and the information provided during registration, a merit list will be prepared and published on the official website. The merit list will display the names of candidates eligible for further rounds of counselling.

Step 4: Choice Filling and Locking

Eligible candidates need to log in to their accounts and fill their preferred choices of colleges and courses. Candidates can modify their choices multiple times before the final locking of choices.

Step 5: Seat Allotment

The authorities will allocate seats to candidates based on their merit rank, choices filled, and availability of seats. The seat allotment result will be published on the official website.

Step 6: Reporting and Fee Payment

 Candidates who are allotted seats need to report to the allotted college within the specified time period. They must pay the required admission fees and complete the necessary formalities to secure their admission.

Step 7: Upgradation and Reshuffling

Candidates who wish to upgrade their allotted seat or participate in the reshuffling process can do so during the specified period. The process will involve the availability of vacant seats and the preferences of candidates.

Step 8: Reporting to Allotted College

After the final round of seat allotment, candidates need to report to the allotted college, submit the necessary documents, and complete the admission process within the given timeframe.

Documents Required 

  • Online downloaded Application form NEET-MDS .
  • Copy of downloaded NEET-MDS Admit Card.
  • Any Photo ID proof (Aadhar Card, Driving license, PAN Card, Passport).
  • Copy of downloaded NEET-MDS Result/Mark sheet.
  • Nationality certificate/valid passport or School Laving Certificate of SSC/HSC indicating the nationality of the candidate as “Indian”
  • Domicile certificate from the State of Maharashtra.
  • B.D.S. Degree/Passing Certificate
  • Internship Completion Certificate form University/Head of Institution or Certificate indicating likely date of completion of Internship from the Head of the Institution (Annexure–J)
  • Permanent/provisional registration certificate of Maharashtra Dental
  • Council / DCI /other State Dental Councils in India.(If available)
  • Certificate from Head of the Institute showing that the Dental College/Institute from which the candidate has passed final BDS examination is recognized by Dental Council of India.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (As per Annexure – M)
  • Copy of Receipt of online fee payment of Rs.3000/- 

MCC 50% AIQ Quota

About MCC

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The MCC is responsible for conducting online counselling for admission of 50% of seats to various postgraduate medical and dental courses in India, including MBBS and BDS, through the NEET UG and NEET PG exams, respectively.

The MCC conducts centralized counselling for the 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across India, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC, and AFMC colleges. The counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and admission to the allotted colleges.

MCC NEET Counselling Registration

MCC holds four rounds of NEET-UG counseling for AIQ, including a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. Following the completion of Round 2, the MCC will fill the remaining seats in a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. The following steps must be taken:

  • Visit the official website: Visit the official website of MCC (https://mcc.nic.in/) and click on the “UG Medical Counseling” tab.
  • New registration: Click on “New Registration” and fill in all the required details such as personal details, contact details, NEET exam details, and security pin. After filling in all the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  • Login credentials: After successful registration, a new page will appear with your login credentials. Use these credentials to log in and fill in your choices of colleges and courses.
  • Choice filling: Fill in your preferred colleges and courses in order of priority. You can choose as many choices as you want.
  • Locking of choices: After you have filled in your choices, you need to lock them by clicking on the “Lock Choices” button. Once the choices are locked, you cannot make any changes.
  • Seat allotment: The MCC conducts the seat allotment process based on your rank, category, and the choices filled by you. You will be able to see your seat allotment result on the official website.
  • Reporting to the allotted college: If you are satisfied with the seat allotted to you, you need to report to the allotted college within the specified time with all the required documents and pay the admission fee.

MCC Counselling Fees Structure

Counselling Fee (Non Refundable)

Institution TypeUR
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category candidatesRs. 500/-
Deemed University CandidatesRs. 5,000/-

Security Deposit (Refundable)

15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 25,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category candidatesRs. 10,000/-
Deemed University CandidatesRs. 2,00,000/-

Merit List

Maharashtra  NEET MDS counselling Merit List is a compilation of candidates who have appeared for the NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate) examination and have applied for the counselling process in Maharashtra NEET MDS counselling. This merit list is prepared based on the NEET PG scores obtained by the candidates.

The merit list provides a ranking system where candidates are listed in descending order of their NEET PG scores. The candidate with the highest score is given the top rank, while the candidate with the lowest score is placed at the bottom of the list.

The purpose of the merit list is to establish a fair and transparent selection process for the counselling procedure. It helps in determining the order in which candidates will be called for counselling and seat allotment in various postgraduate medical courses in Maharashtra NEET MDS counselling. We have compiled the merit list for Maharashtra  NEET MDS counselling.

Maharashtra NEET MDS counselling 2022 Merit List (PDF)

Participating Colleges 

List of the MDS Government Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune-1PuneGovernment 8Rs. 35,000/-1954
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, AurangabadAurangabadGovernment 24Rs. 35,000/-1982
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, MumbaiMumbaiGovernment 39Rs. 45,000/-1951
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, NagpurNagpurGovernment 20Rs. 45,000/-1968
Nair Hospital Dental College, MumbaiMumbaiGovernment 63Rs. 55,000/-1951

List of the MDS Private Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Aditya Dental College, BeedBeedPrivate 10Rs. 4,00,000/-2006
Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College, DhuleDhulePrivate 29Rs. 4,50,000/-2002
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Navi MumbaiNavi MumbaiPrivate 23Rs. 3,50,000/-2004
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, PunePunePrivate 42Rs. 6,50,000/-1988
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, SangliSangliPrivate18Rs. 7,50,000/-2007
Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha’s Dental College & Hospital, AurangabadAurangabadPrivate17Rs. 4,50,000/-1991
D.Y. Patil Dental School, PunePunePrivate8Rs. 4,50,000/-2011
Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, PunePunePrivate41Rs. 4,50,000/-2000
Dr. Hedgewar Smruti Rugna Seva Mandals Dental College & Hospital, HingoliHingoliPrivate21Rs. 5,50,000/-2008
Dr. Rajesh Ramdasji Kambe Dental College & Hospital, AkolaAkolaPrivate10Rs. 6,50,000/-2015
Late Shri Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Medical & Rural Development Foundation’s Dental College & Hospital, AhmednagarAhmednagarPrivate20Rs. 3,50,000/-2007
M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, PunePunePrivate48Rs. 4,50,000/-2000
Maharashtra Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (Dental College)LaturPrivate28Rs. 3,50,000/-2006
Mahatma Gandhi Missions Dental College & Hospital, Kamothe, Navi MumbaiNavi MumbaiPrivate20Rs. 6,50,000/-2003
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir’s Dental College & Hospital, NashikNashikPrivate29Rs. 7,50,000/-1991
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi MumbaiNavi MumbaiPrivate52Rs. 8,50,000/-1990
Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental College, SolapurSolapurPrivate19Rs. 7,50,000/-2001
Rural Dental College, LoniLoniPrivate16Rs. 3,50,000/-1989
S.M.B.T. Dental College & Hospital, AmrutnagarAmrutnagarPrivate29Rs. 6,50,000/-2001
Saraswati Danwantri Dental College & Hospital, ParbhaniParbhaniPrivate16Rs. 7,50,000/-2007
School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, KaradKaradPrivate23Rs. 8,50,000/-2006
Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, WardhaWardhaPrivate36Rs. 4,50,000/-1990
Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, PunePunePrivate27Rs. 6,50,000/-2006
SMBT Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Nandihills, NashikNashikPrivate15Rs. 3,50,000/-2016
Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, NagpurNagpurPrivate24Rs. 2,50,000/-2006
Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College & Research Centre, New PargaonNew PargaonPrivate8Rs. 2,50,000/-2002
Terna Dental College & Hospital, Navi MumbaiNavi MumbaiPrivate20Rs. 6,50,000/-2002
Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, SangliSangliPrivate19Rs. 2,50,000/-1989
Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society’s Dental College & Hospital, AmravatiAmravatiPrivate10Rs. 3,50,000/-1989
VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, NagpurNagpurPrivate36Rs. 3,50,000/-1996
Yerala Medical Trust & Research Centre’s Dental College & Hospital, Navi MumbaiNavi MumbaiPrivate41Rs. 7,50,000/-2000
Yogita Dental College & Hospital, RatnagiriRatnagiriPrivate14Rs. 7,50,000/-2008

Dental MDS College Predictor

Dental MDS College Predictor is your online compass, guiding you through the intricate landscape of postgraduate dental admissions. Similar to its medical counterpart, this tool empowers students to predict their potential colleges for coveted MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) programs based on their NEET MDS score, category, and desired location.

Fueled by the wisdom of past cut-off data, admission trends, and insightful algorithms, the predictor paints a personalized picture of your prospects. It generates a list of MD/MS colleges that harmoniously align with your score and preferences, empowering you to make well-informed decisions about your next academic step.

No more sailing blind – the Dental MDS College Predictor helps you strategically navigate the application process. By shortlisting colleges that match your eligibility and aspirations, you can optimize your efforts and focus on those with the highest chances of success. This invaluable tool alleviates the stress of uncertainty and empowers you to chart a course towards a fulfilling MDS journey. Here’s the list Dental MDS Colleges predictor we’ve provided to aspiring Students;

  • MDS Colleges Predictor 

Dental MDS Admission Consultant

Dental MDS Admission Consultants are your expert navigators, guiding you towards your postgraduate dream specialization with a reassuring hand. These professionals go beyond simply knowing the ropes – they possess an extensive and intricate knowledge of the dental education landscape, honed through years of experience.

Unraveling the complexities of NEET MDS score analysis, college selection strategies, and application intricacies become effortless with their expert counsel. They provide invaluable support and personalized guidance throughout the entire process, ensuring you make informed decisions at every step. From navigating eligibility criteria to deciphering college preferences, they’ll be your trusted allies, maximizing your chances of landing in the perfect program.

  • MDS Admission Consultant..

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling?

A: Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling is the process through which eligible candidates apply for and secure admission to MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) courses in dental colleges of Maharashtra.

Q: Who is eligible for Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling?

A: Candidates who have qualified the NEET MDS  examination and meet the eligibility criteria specified by the Maharashtra CET Cell are eligible for Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling.

Q: How can I register for Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling?

A: To register for Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling, candidates need to visit the official website of Maharashtra CET Cell and complete the online registration process.

Q: What documents are required for Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling?

A: The required documents may include NEET MDS  scorecard, mark sheets of BDS exams, internship completion certificate, proof of nationality, domicile certificate, category certificate (if applicable), and other relevant documents. The exact list of documents will be provided in the official information brochure.

Q: How is the merit list prepared for Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling?

A: The merit list is prepared based on the NEET MDS  scores obtained by the candidates. It takes into account the candidate’s rank, category, and other relevant factors.

Q: Can I modify my choices of colleges and courses after filling them?

A: Yes, candidates can modify their choices multiple times before the final locking of choices. However, once the choices are locked, they cannot be changed.

Q: How are seats allotted during Maharashtra NEET MDS Counselling?

A: Seats are allotted based on the candidate’s merit rank, choices filled, availability of seats, and reservation criteria. The seat allotment process is conducted in multiple rounds.

Q: What should I do after seat allotment?

A: After seat allotment, candidates need to report to the allotted college within the specified time period, pay the admission fees, and complete the necessary formalities to secure their admission.

Q: Can I participate in upgradation or reshuffling of seats?

A: Yes, candidates who wish to upgrade their allotted seat or participate in the reshuffling process can do so during the specified period. This depends on the availability of vacant seats and the preferences of candidates.

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