Dental Students


Learn how Colgate invests
in education

Colgate recognizes the efforts of students by granting
multiple scholarships and awards each year.


IDA-Colgate Future Dental Professionals Program

Taking cognizance that young Dental professionals need support towards building a bright professional future, Indian Dental Association and Colgate is working together on creating a professional student oriented platform called IDA-Colgate Future Dental Professionals Program.

This program aims to involve academic institutions, opinion leaders, faculty & students with the common aim of sharing and building upon the knowledge base through a series of well-planned scientific lectures & hands on demonstrations

Renowned orators would share their Scientific & clinical knowledge on an array of extracurricular topics that aim to impart skills that add immense value to their immediate & future needs.

Colgate also encourages students to participate in competitive activities like “Poster Competition” This program would not only motivate them to perform better but also give them a platform to showcase their skills to their teachers & fellow colleagues.
We encourage all students to register on to be part of Colgate family


Colgate-IDA Scholarships

For over three decades Colgate & Indian Dental Association acknowledge the achievements of dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence through the IDA-Colgate Scholarships.

  • The student desirous of getting the Scholarship should be an under graduate student of BDS and an IDA Member.
  • Such student should be amongst the first three rank holders in the respective BDS academic year.

Documents Required

  • Attested copy of the marksheet.
  • Letter from the Dean stating the rank of the student on College letterhead.
  • Candidate Profile form.
  • Cancelled Cheque of the student.
  • Photo Id (Driving Licence, Adhar Card etc.)
  • PAN card.
  • IDA Membership Card.

Note: All Documents courier To Indian Dental Association (Head Office) Address.

Rules and Regulations

  • This scholarship will be termed as “IDA-Colgate” scholarship.
  • There will be three scholarships of Rs. 2,500/- , Rs 1,500/- , Rs 1,000/- awarded annually to top three student members of IDA securing highest aggregate marks in each Academic year.
  • The aforesaid scholarship will be awarded to all the four Academic years of the BDS course.
  • The IDA & Colgate Scholarship will be awarded to only those Students who are the members of IDA.
  • The students who have cleared the academic examination in the first attempt will only be eligible for this scholarship.
  • In case, there are no deserving candidates who are eligible according to conditions, the Scholarships may not be awarded. IDA & Colgate will have the final authority to decide on the grant of scholarships.
  • The scholarship amount will be paid during the calendar year in which the student passes the examination and becomes eligible for the scholarship. The amount of scholarship will be handed over by a cheque issued in favour of the selected students along with a certificate of honour which will be sent to their respective Colleges or to the local branch of IDA.

Any violation of the above regulations will automatically disqualify the student.

Date of Submission

All the details should be submitted to IDA and Colgate Head Office starting from October till November. No applications will be accepted before October & after November. No applications will be accepted for any previous passing academic year.

Process after submission

  • After receiving requests from the Colleges, IDA would verify the membership status of the students.
  • Once the verification is done with IDA, Colgate would process the applications.
  • IDA would send the Certificates and IDA-Colgate covering letters for the students to the concerned College or IDA branch.
  • We would encourage the Dental Schools to invite the Office Bearers of IDA & Colgate to the Award Ceremony.

Download:- Student Candidate Profile Form


Advanced Leadership program

The Global Child Dental Fund (, a UK based charity with strong success in dental leadership, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations ( has accredited a new online programme:  Advanced Dental Leadership (ADLC).

The Advanced Dental Leadership Certificate will be awarded to everyone who completes the online programme. We then recommend you add the letters ADLC to your signature.

ADL is an ongoing dental leadership programme, unique in its field, equipping dental students and professionals with the skills you need to become first class leaders and advocates for oral health.

In a globally-connected profession, gaining the ADL certificate will be expected of any new dental graduate. You will need to demonstrate more and more that you possess crucial leadership and management skills which underpin clinical dentistry.

Developing dental leadership skills will greatly help your career; you will need to communicate strongly, manage your team smartly and lead your patients to better oral health. These are skills which are not often taught in depth at dental school.

The ADL programme will also help you influence the world beyond the four walls of your clinical practice. Your skills have the potential to improve oral health knowledge all around the world if you apply them creatively.

We urge you to recognise the great potential you have now at the beginning of your career. The future of dentistry is in your hands. Take the time now to develop your leadership skills so you will be ready to improve oral health during your long career ahead.

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