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Army College of Dental Sciences

Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh | Ratings: 3.3/5 (8 votes) - Add Review
Established : 2001 | Accredited/Approved : DCI | Affiliated : Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

The Army College of Dental Sciences was founded in 2001 and is affiliated with Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada. The Army Welfare and Education Trust manages it. They offer courses for both beginners (BDS) and advanced students (MDS). To get in, students need to do well on NEET.

Apart from regular classes, the college also teaches practical skills that students will need when they start working as dentists. The college has achieved some important certifications, showing that it meets certain quality standards. These include ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015. It's also accredited by NAAC grade A, which means it's been recognized as a good place for dental education.

The college is proud of its achievements. It's considered one of the best dental colleges in India. Army College of Dental Sciences NIRF Ranking is 33 for the Dental Category. They have a strong network of alumni, with around 650 former students. They offer services to those who need dental care but can't afford it, and they have special programs for people with disabilities. They have modern facilities and clinics with the latest technology to ensure they can provide the best care possible. Plus, they continue to help dentists even after they graduate, offering courses and programs to keep their skills sharp and up-to-date.



Name of the College

Army College of Dental Sciences


Dental Council of India (DCI) & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)





Courses offered


Admission Criteria

NEET score

Application mode



Gabbilalpet Main Rd, Rajiv Swagruha ABHIMAAN Project, Secunderabad, Telangana 500083

Why Join the Army College of Dental Sciences?

  • The Army College of Dental Sciences is affiliated with a respected university, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences.
  • The college is managed by the Army Welfare and Education Trust, ensuring quality education and discipline.
  • It has received an A grade from NAAC every year.
  • They have  ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015
  • They have new equipment and facilities to help students learn and treat patients.

Army College of Dental Sciences fee structure

The fees include tuition fees, hostel fees, and a refundable security deposit. Payment options include paying the full amount at once or in two installments. Additional yearly charges for mess, hostel, insurance, and university fees apply. These fees are subject to change without notice. An increase of 10% per year is expected. Any fee changes will be notified separately. However, Army Dental College Management Quota fees will be expensive as compared to general fees.



Army Dental College Fees



INR 3.5 Lahs


Prosthodontics, Pedodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

INR 5.5 Lakhs

Army College of Dental Sciences Course  Admission

Applicants seeking admission to Army Dental College must ensure the eligibility criteria before seeking admission.

BDS Admission

To get admission to ACDS for BDS, you need to follow these steps:

  • Admission is based on the merit ranking in the UG NEET exam.
  • ACDS accepts 40 students each year. Six seats are reserved for Telangana State residents, and the remaining 34 seats are for the children of current or retired Army personnel.
  • Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNR UHS) in Warangal, Telangana, will manage the admission process for the 34 Army College of Dental Sciences Management Quota Seats. KNR UHS will release two notifications on its website.
  • The first notification is for the Competent Authority Quota, which includes six BDS seats for Telangana State residents. Army candidates should not register under this quota, as it is only for civilians from Telangana. Registering under this quota will disqualify you from applying for the 34 Army seats under the Management Quota.
  • The second notification for Admission into the BDS Course Management Quota will be issued after the last date of registration for the Competent Authority Quota. That includes 34 seats for the children of serving and retired Army personnel in ACDS and for others in the Management Quota of Private Non-Aided Non-Minority & Minority Colleges.
  • Candidates who wish to apply under the Army Quota in ACDS should register for the Management Quota Seats.
  • To register, candidates must visit the KNR UHS website (www.knruhs.in) and pay the required Registration Fee to join the Counselling Session for admission to ACDS for 34 seats under Category B Management seats.
  • After successful registration, candidates will receive an online Acknowledgement Form with a Registration Number from the University.
  • All candidates with a Registration Number from KNR UHS should submit scanned copies of required documents online to ACDS for verification.

Army College of Dental Sciences Cut off BDS (NEET-UG)


2021 closing rank



Army College of Dental Sciences Facilities


·         The library is well-equipped with approximately 4500 books, 24 international journals, and an e-consortium for students and staff.

·         Free online journals are accessible at any time.

·         A unique ICMS management system allows easy access to journal back volumes from 2006 onwards.

·         Internet and photocopying facilities are available.


·         Each student is assigned a staff Mentor or Institutional Guardian for personal guidance throughout the course.

·         Proctorship and Peer mentoring are key features of the mentoring program.

Scientific and Academic Forum:

·         Coordinates various academic activities within the college.

·         Works with the Institutional Review Board to uphold presentation standards.

·         Organizes clinical society meetings, dental educational unit activities, and other events to meet departmental and institutional objectives.

Cultural and Sports Activities:

·         The student council organizes inter-class cultural competitions and sports activities annually.

·         Encourages participation in clubs focusing on social responsibility, team building, and generous capabilities.

Army College of Dental Sciences Hostel:

·         Self-contained campus with hostels, sports fields, and amenities.

·         Well-connected by city bus service.

·         Separate hostels for boys and girls with experienced wardens.

·         Spacious dining halls with modern cooking amenities.

Health & Recreational Facilities:

·         Excellent games, sports, and health club facilities.

·         Recreational amenities include an auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria.

·         MI Room facilities have a trained nurse on campus.

·         Sick students are referred to MH Secunderabad when necessary. Parents should submit dependency certificates/ECHS card details at admission.

ACDS Course fee structure

dental - Dental Studies 1420000 4 years
dental - Dental Surgery 1420000 4 years

ACDS Entrance exams required for Admission 2024

ACDS Campus Facilities/Infrastructure


Asked question

What are the admission criteria for the BDS program at the Army College of Dental Sciences?
Asked by Manas Mukherjee
replied on 17-May-2024 05:38:58

Interested students must have passed in 10th and 12th board exams along with NEET cut-off scores and based on counselling results seats will be provided in Army Dental College. 

How much are the fees for the BDS program at the Army College of Dental Sciences?
Asked by Satyapal
replied on 18-May-2024 11:01:48

Army College of Dental Sciences fees for the BDS program is INR 3.55 lakhs per annum. For the entire program, it will cost INR 14.2 lakhs. 

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ACDS Nagar (Chennapur– CRPF Road) Jai Jawaharnagar Post, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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