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A Health Science Complex for Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and other related para - medical courses was conceptualized to be established at Secunderabad to provide vocational and technical education to the children of serving and retired regular Army personnel. Army College of Dental Science (ACDS) is the first among the above to be established here.

ACDS is a unique institution being the only Dental College of its kind in the country, having been established under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society as a center of excellence for Dental Education, for the children of Army personnel and war widows. It is a non –profit making institute meant for welfare of children of Army personnel .The college aims at imparting a high standard Dental education coupled with the development of good moral character. The college has been approved by the Dental Council of India and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and is affiliated to NTR University of health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, Vijaywada.


The following is the compositions of the Managing Committee of the ACDS: -

    Lt Gen B K Chengapa, AVSM

GOC ATNK & K Area, Chennai


    Maj Gen  KD Singh 

GOC Andhra Sub Area, Secunderabad


    Brig K.K Upadhyaya, VSM  

Comdt MH, Secunderabad


    Dr K Yellamma Bai

 Principal ACDS, Secunderabad


    Col V V Rao

Col 'A' HQ Andhra Sub Area, Secunderabad


    Col Shiel Joshi, SM

 Registrar ACDS, Secunderabad

 Member Secretary


The College offers the course leading to award of degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). The degree course will be of five years duration with effect from 2008 onwards.

PG in Department of Prosthodontics has commenced from 2008 onwards with two seats and in Conservative Dentistry and Periodontics it is planned to start from 2009.