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About College

Davangere, the heart of Karnataka has history of 1200 years geographically, historically, culturally, socially, linguistically and politically. It is a unique place in Karnataka. It is situated at an altitude of 602.6 meters above sea level. The temperature throughout the year ranges from 25 to 35 degree Celsius. It is situated on golden quadrangle of NH-4 and is well connected to different parts of the country by train and road.

History dates back to 1000 A.D. when Baithur was the capital of the Hoysala and Pallava Empire, the name Davangere may have evolved from the word Devana-Kere (Devana-Leash, Kere-Reservoir). It was also called Deva-Nagari as it was one of the biggest townships of the empire. Time eroded its popularity till the advent of the Second World War when Davangere became the shelter for many enterprising businessmen.

College of Dental Sciences, established in 1991 has shown an excellent academic achievement in a short span of time under the able leadership of Principal Dr. V.V Subba Reddy. College of Dental Sciences offers opportunities you would not find anywhere else. This is an institution involved in rich amalgamation of scientific enquiry and comprehensive dental care service. At this institution we believe in educating the students to develop a good relationship between patient and doctor, efficiently manage a dental office, design a good treatment plan and utilize the state of the art materials and techniques. Our goal is to supplement the existing pool of dental and medical knowledge with an intentionto promote public health.We strive to educate dentists with a broader vision who will play a leading role in oral health care in the next millennium. The college has a faculty with expertise, many of whom are recognized authorities in their respectivefield. The staff is especially committed to clinical training, working extensively and intensively with students on one - to - one basis for total patient care. The teaching and hospital facilities at college of dental science are accommodated in two interconnected buildings, which are situated inproximity to the J.J.M Medical College, Bapuji Hospital and Chigateri General Hospital. This proximity and the reputation of our institute ensure a large flow of patients with wide ranging pathological conditions and an inter specialty management of these patients exists.

Each department is spaciously designed to accommodate separate undergraduate and postgraduate clinics, laboratories, seminar rooms and patient waiting lounges. Five lecture hall (seating capacity of 100 each) and a seminar hall (Seating capacity of 250) serve the regular teaching and continuing education programs.

Mission :


To prepare through excellence in educational experience globally competent oral health care. Professionals for science based ethical practice, which is sensitive to local expectations and social values.

Objectives :


  To conduct courses leading to dental professional qualifications.
  To conduct courses leading to auxiliary dental professional qualifications.
  To provide opportunities for continuous professional development.
  To encourage students activities aimed at benefiting their character building.
  To improve quality of life of people by providing basic and advanced oral healthcare services.
  To foster research for advancement of dental practice and community well-being.


The institutions approach to this mission is to :


  Attain excellence in dental health education.
  Serve the oral health care needs of all people with compassion irrespective of religion, caste or creed,
     particularly the poor and the needy.
  Inculcate moral values amongst students so as to mould them into doctors who would lead a principled life of
     honesty and integrity.
  Give a special emphasis on community oriented service through the graining and effective participation of
     members of the community.
  Acquire procedural skills in various aspects of dental surgery.
  Attain effective research skill and to stay abreast of the latest in dental research and technology. Through
     these activities each students who successfully completes the program will acquire the basic knowledge skills
      and judgment to competently practice dentistry.