Rajarajeshwari Dental College & Hospital (RRDCH), Mysore Road
NOTE: Admissions to Rajarajeshwari Dental College is via KCET & Management quota only. No seats are there for COMEDK (UGET) students
Rajarajeshwari College is located on Mysore Road near the Ramohalli Cross in South Western extreme of Bengaluru. It is a very prominent sign board on the magnificent white building which cannot be missed while driving. Although it is quite far from centre of city, accessibility is good thanks to BMTC which runs buses from major parts of the city till here. They drop you right outside the college and bus frequency is also decent. There is also a bus service run by college which can be availed at Rs 7,000 a year.
The campus houses an engineering college, a nursing college, a management college and an MCA College too along with dental college and hospital. It’s not too vast a campus but somehow all these courses and colleges are accommodated in it. The infrastructure is decent and consists of comfortable classrooms, well-equipped labs and a decent library. There is internet connectivity available over wifi in the entire campus.
There are hostels too in Rajarajeshwari College for boys and girls. They are common with engineering students. Girls’ hostel is nice but boys’ hostel is very bad. There is twin sharing in very small rooms and hygiene also is not properly maintained. Mess food is average. Charges for hostel are 55,000 per year.
For Karnataka CET students – 40k per year
For management students – 2 Lakh per year
There are two completely separate sets of faculties – one who teach at Rajarajeshwari Medical College (which is 10 minutes far on the other side of road) and the other who teach in the college. Most students find their own teachers much better than the ones at Medical College. There are many junior members in the staff as the experienced ones have left the college in past few years. But overall faculties are above average and students don’t have much complains against them.
Attendance is taken very seriously in this college. One has to maintain 75% attendance – even 74% is not accepted. Those falling short of 75% are straightaway not allowed to write the exams and have to appear repeaters exams after 6 months break.
Majority of crowd belongs to southern India, not necessarily from Bangalore or Karnataka. In fact there are more of Kerala-ites than locals due to the management consisting of Malayalam members. And a trend which is seen in many engineering colleges across Bangalore is not followed here - very few people from northern parts of country. Also lot of rural crowd is seen due to college being on the outskirts of city. Overall the crowd is quite balanced and students give equal importance to studies & ‘masti’.
Canteen of RRDCH is huge and there is enough space to sit too. Food is also tasty. Only two complains about canteen: there is no Kerala--style food served here and prices are slightly higher compared to restaurants outside.
There aren’t many interesting hangouts nearby. Students mention ‘Manchanabele Dam’ as their only hangout which is some 15 km away and looks beautiful especially during monsoons.
Although there is no college fest in the established sense but one month around their college day is full of events and celebrations. There are cultural programmes and football matches during this time.
All the students are placed in parent hospital only for clinicals and internships both. There is enough patient load and variety in cases for students to gain satisfactory experience.
Rajarajeshwari Dental College & Hospital (RRDCH),
# 14, Ramohalli cross, Kumbalgodu,
Mysore road, Bangalore-560 074.
Ph: +91-80-28437512, +91-28437513, 9900028023
Rajarajeshwari Dental College & Hospital (RRDCH) although can’t be said to be the best college for dental, isn’t a bad one either. Faculty are decent and practical exposure is also there. These are the two things that matter most and college doesn’t let you down for it.