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Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital

Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital

Established : 1868
Type : Co-Education
Director : Dr. Rajesh B. Dhirawani
Dean : Dr. K.T. Chandrasheker
Former Name : HDCH
Location : Jabalpur
Affiliation(s) : Rani Durgavati University (formerly known as Jabalpur University)
Category : Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Accreditation / Recognition : Dental Council of India (DCI)
Department(s) : B.D.S. & M.D.S.


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) Course
  • Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) Courses

    Following streams are offered under the MDS course:

    • Oral Diagnosis and Medicine - Three seats
    • Periodontia - Three seats
    • Pedodontia & Preventive Dentistry - Three seats
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Three seats
    • Prosthodontia - Three seats
    • Conservative Dentistry - Three seats
    • Orthodontia - Three seats


Admissions to the five year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Course will be granted on the basis of Admission Test. The admission test are being conducted by

  • Association of Private Dental & Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC) - DMAT. The forms for the entrance exam can be obtained from the college or designated branches of State Bank of India or from the officce of APDMC.
  • Vyapam - PMT.

Students are advised to appear for above entrance exams and contact the college immediately on declaration of their results.

Any candidate who has completed 17 years of age or will be completing by 31st December during the year of admission is eligible but he should not have completed 22 years of age. He should have obtained 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 12th (10+2) standard or equivalent examination or higher examination with the aforesaid subjects from any other recognised board or university.

15% seats are available to NRI / Foreign students. Details can be obtained from the office of the college.

The college has the desired infrastructure as per norms of Dental Council of India. The infrastructure and campus of the college consists primarily of the following:-

  • »  Land and buildings –
    Spread over an area of 7.5 acres of land the campus consists of the main college building and the clinics, the hostels for boys and girls, residential facility for staff and dean, playground, etc.
  • »  Class rooms and lecture halls –
    Several lecture halls are available in the main building equipped with audio and video aids, projectors, etc. Stepped halls with good ventilation and lighting are available to provide a good learning environment.
  • »  Library –
    Spread on a single floor with an area of over 10000 square feet it is one of the best in the region. An extensive collection of books and journals are available along with news papers and magazines. Reading areas for staff and students along with a computer and multimedia section are available.
  • »  Laboratories & Museum –
    For medical and dental subjects the laboratories and museums are spread in the main building of the college. The labs are equipped with modern equipments.
  • »  Departments –
    The college departments are well equipped with facilities as per Dental Council of India requirements.

Hitkarini Dental College & Hospital is the 8th college established by Hitkarini Sabha, which is one of the oldest educational institutions in the region. It was established in 1868, almost 140 years ago. Since then it has grown from providing elementary school education to professional and technical education through quality institutes in the field of arts, science, commerce, education, law, nursing, engineering and dentistry.

This is the first college of dentistry in eastern Madhya Pradesh. The college is situated in a picturesque location on the airport road in Jabalpur.

Quality infrastructure, including hostels and staff quarters are available on the campus. The college is affiliated to the Rani Durgavati University (formerly known as Jabalpur University) and the BDS course is recognized by the Dental Council of India, the Government of India and the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The MDS course is also approved by the Dental Council of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh.

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