The Oxford educational institutions saw humble beginnings with just 2 faculty members and twenty four students. Today, it houses more than eighteen thousand students and over two thousand faculty members. One of the premier colleges of this institution is the Oxford Dental College, which is now one of the most sought after dental colleges in Bangalore. It is housed in a well-equipped eight storey building with all required facilities for pre-clinical and clinical training. It is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and has been accredited with A Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
The Oxford Dental College offers mainly two courses, namely, B.D.S (Bachelors in Dental Surgery) and M.D.S. (Masters in Dental Surgery). Any student applying for the BDS Course is required to have passed 10+2 /PUC/PDC or its equivalent with PCB and English as the compulsory subjects, with a minimum aggregate marks of 50%. Lastly, the candidate must have completed 17 years of age as on December 31st of the year of admission. The Duration of the course is 4+1 years. The college also offers an NRI and Management Quota, for which students will have to get in touch with management directly.
The College has various departments such as Oral medicine and radiology, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Conservative Dentistry and Ododontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Pedodontics and preventive dentistry among others. Apart from the curriculum, the college also conducts various continual dental education programs, post graduate conferences, workshops and symposia for updated knowledge on the ever expanding dental technology. To equip students to deal with their work environment and enable development of practical skills, the college is equipped with the most modern infrastructure. This includes CAD-CAM lab having CERCON unit, high-end KAVO chairs, state-of-the-art casting equipment, computerized periodontal probe and Periotron, specialized microscopes.
The Oxford dental college houses students in an ultra-modern hostel which is on campus. This ensures a comfortable stay and easy access to class rooms and other college related facilities. Students can choose from a studio apartment or triple occupancy rooms. All rooms have basic amenities like full time internet. There is a high tech canteen which serves multiple cuisines round the clock. Further, the staff quarters are on campus, ensuring round the class access to faculty. They also have their own fleet of buses to increase convenience. Lastly, they conduct various cultural programs like college day and Kannada Rajyotsava.
The college offers some of the best placements in the industry in the most highly reputed hospitals. It guarantees placements to all and ensures that your career gets off to the right start as soon as you graduate. This is one of the reasons this college is so highly sought after. Secondly, it is placed in the beautiful city of Bangalore on a lush green campus, with great connectivity from rail, air and road. Lastly, the college charges a fee of around rupees 2.5 lakh a year, coming to a total of around rupees 10 lakh for the whole course.