Government Dental College & Research Institute , Bangalore(Bengaluru)

The Government  Dental College in Bangalore(Bengaluru) is one of the first few dental colleges  in the country post independence and the first dental  college  in Karnataka  to have started in 1958 with its beautiful stone walled  building and campus. Within a very short period of time GDC gained lot of importance with its service to humanity mainly through best dental education to its students and catering to the needs of the population in and around Karnataka through efficient oral health care delivery.The first Postgraduate course in the subject of Orthodontia was started in the year 1965 followed  by Periodontia and Oral Surgery in 1967, in Oral medicine, Preventive and Social dentistry in 1973-74 and Conservative dentistry in 1977, which were given the due recognition by the Dental Council of India.

This repute and credentials of the GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) was the reason for the expert committee of World Health Organisation(WHO) to  visit this college as a centre and  choose this institution amongst several institutions throughout the Southeast Asia  to establish a Service clinic in the college and also recommended the starting of the  Post graduate programme in the subject of Preventive and social dentistry for the first time in our country.

GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) is a recognized center for the PhD programme in the six   specialities with 3 recognised PhD guides .Its also a centre for numerous ongoing WHO-GOI projects .

GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) caters not only to caters to the  patients who visit this institute but also caters to the patients visiting Bowring Hospital ,Jayanagar General Hospital, K C General Hospital, and also the  dental  clinic set up at the Central Prison ,Bangalore.

The GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) boasts of a well equipped state of art Mobile Dental Unit with two dental chairs fitted in it along with the latest equipments attached, catering to the oral health needs of the people in the outreach through ongoing regular screening and treatment camps.

All the departments are today well equipped in terms of the infrastructure and equipments as prescribed by the Dental council of India .It has in place the internet and intranet facilities designed for the whole college along with the Digital library with the  Helinet subscription by the RGUHS  enabling  students to access all the sciences/ dental journals worldwide under one roof.

GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) has a well established  Biomedical Waste Management system, water recycling plant and rain harvesting plant.

GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) has a policy of funding the educational expenses of the poor and meritorious students enrolled to the college by the State Government.

GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) has produced eminent graduates and post graduates serving all over the globe. Some of the alumni have attained the most coveted posts and  have brought laurels to their  alma-mater .
GOVERNMENT  DENTAL COLLEGE(GDC) was considered as an Autonomous institute by the Govt. of Karnataka  in 2007 and renamed as Government  Dental College & Research Institute (GDCRI).

Today, GDCRI is an innovative healthcare institute that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, socio cultural values of its diverse community.The College accomplishes this purpose by providing comprehensive, career-focused educational programs and services.


Bachelor Of Dental Surgery
Master Of Dental Surgery
Para Medical Course
Name of the Courses Intake Capacity
Diploma In Dental Mechanic – 2 Years 05
Certificate course In Dental Mechanic – 3 years 05
Diploma in Dental Hygienist – 2 Years 05
Certificate course In Dental Hygienist –3 years 05


Admission Procedure for Para Medical Course:

These courses are filled through paramedical board through state level counseling of Eligible candidates. SSLC or equivalent qualification for Certificate course and Plus II or equivalent for Diploma courses.

Government Dental College : Vision Statements 2020

Curricular Aspects

  • Upgrade undergraduate training program
  • Increase the admission for the BDS course from 60 to 100
  • Upgrade postgraduate training program
  • Increase the admission for the MDS course from 26 to 52
  • Upgrade auxiliary training program
  • Increase the admission for the Dental Mechanic course
  • Increase the admission for the Hygienist course
  • Start PhD program in all other Departments
  • Start postgraduate diploma ,Fellowship programs, Residency programmes and post doctoral programs in all the Departments.
  • Affiliation/Collaboration with Foreign Universities for exchange of Faculties and students

Teaching-Learning and Evaluation

  • Training Center for Medical and Dental Health Officers and Dental Practitioners- through CDE (Continuing Dental Education)and Workshops in the subject of latest dental research and updates.
  • Mandatory TOT(Training Of Teachers) and In-service training for the staff members

Infrastructure and Learning Resources  

  • Establish amenities like lifts,Student Hostels, Guest house/ rooms, Cafeteria, Lecture halls, Photography and Artist Room.
  • Acquisition Of Annex Building (Victoria Hospital OPD block ) for upgradation expansion of the existing infrastructure of GDCRI, Bangalore
  • Upgrade the Central stores and the Maintenance room
  • Upgrade Laboratories with State of Art Facilities(Dental labs and Pathology labs)
  • Upgrade Inpatient Facility with Trauma Center
  • Strengthen the existing Service Clinic
  • 24 hours Emergency and Ambulance Service
  • Upgrade the existing Digital Library

Research, Consultancy and Extension

  • Establish a State Research Wing for conducting Research and Promotion of Clinical Research Activities
  • Teledentistry /Networking with Health Centers in Screening and prevention of Precancer and Cancer
  • Start satellite Centers

Student Support and Progression

  • Enhance the present Scholarship program for the poor, meritorious students

Governance and Leadership

  • Develop Schemes and Programs for poor patients
  • Develop Sponsorship /public private partnership programmes
  • Credit facilities for Employees
  • E-governance
  • Upgrade Record Maintenance System– Hospital management information system 

Innovative Practices

  • Dental Tourism
  • Start newer disciplines like Oral Implantology, Geriatric Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry and Forensic Odontology

Following this half a century of excellence, and with this vast experience now GDCRI will equip to continue to be a Leader in dental education by enhancing, instruction through state-of-the-art education of students and management of patients oral health needs in coming years.

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