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Mar Baselios Dental College (MBDC), Kothamangalam, founded in 2002, is the first dental college in Kerala started in the self-financing sector. The College is a minority institution managed by the Mar Baselios Medical Mission Trust. It is affiliated to the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), Thrissur and recognized by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi. The present eminence of the College makes it the most preferred college for the students aspiring for dental education.

The sprawling green campus ofmore than 7 acresis located at Thankalam, 2 km north-west of Kothamangalam Town, in the Ernakulam District, Kerala State, India. The nearest railway station is Aluva, 30 km west and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport 30 km northwest of the College. The idyllic location of the campus enjoys the refreshing aura of the rural ambience.

The College offers Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmewith an annual intake of 60 and seven postgraduate programmes in different specializations –Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,ProsthodonticsOral Medicine and Radiology, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Periodontics and Implantology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

The College has state of the art infrastructure with advanced facilities for effective teaching, learning and better diagnosis and management.ICT enabled Air-conditionedclassroomsandwell-equipped laboratories and clinical departments, well-stocked Central Library with more than 6000 volumes and about 150research journals including 57 e-journals, provide ample opportunities for quality learning and research.It has its own hospital at Kothamangalam – Mar Baselios Medical Mission Hospital-with 380beds and two full time satellite centres in the neighbourhood.There are two women’s hostels and one men’s hostel with modern amenities available on the campus.

The College has carved a sense of reliance and trustworthinessamong the community around through conducting variouscommunity outreach programmesmaking them visit MBDC for their oral healthneeds. The higher number of patients visiting the College is a rare opportunity for the UG and PG studentsfor greater exposure and expertise.

True to its founding objectives, the College has built up a distinct reputation in terms of academic performance and conducting numerous skill development activities. The present reputation of the College is the result of the long vision andresolute commitment of the Management coupled with theunconditional cooperation and hard work of the Staff and Students. Above all, the intercession and blessings of the Patron Saint, Eldo Mar Baselios, is a major guiding force. The College takes pride in its past achievements and looks forward to realizing its aspirations for the future. It is steadfast in its commitment to shape and mouldgenerations of young men and women into professionally competent and ethically upright dentists.

 

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