My 3rd sessional pathology practical exam: Me and my friends coming back from canteen after our lunch preparing ourselves for the viva ahead. Suddenly we heard a voice of a man asking us, Is this the dental college and are you guys dental students? We affirmed and they started their further enquiry. They told us that they had come for counselling and were not sure as to which campus they should choose. On further introduction it was actually nice talking to someone in Hindi after such a long time and remembering the time when we were doing the same thing few years back. Manipal College of Dental Sciences, one of the premier dental institutions in India having two branches in Manipal and Mangalore. Often students seem confused when it comes to deciding over a full fledged campus life and a proper city life. But it totally depends on the choice of a student. Both of them offer an excellent faculty and teaching facilities. The overall rankings of colleges too is clubbed as MCODS Manipal without differentiating between the campuses. Manipal offers you an awesome campus life to make your college life memorable with serene and calm environment away from the city. On the other hand Mangalore being situated in the city offers you with a life full of malls and easy transportation facility connecting you through railways and airways. Students from manipal, in order to avoid boring weekends come to Mangalore to watch movies and roam around the city. Most importantly presence of hospitals in the heart of city at Lighthouse Hill Road and Attavar gives clinical exposure to students and gives them opportunity to interact with patients. Students have postings in both hospitals for 6 months for getting them acquainted to regular dose of patients. Mangalore campus organizes dental week to fulfil the extra -curricular activity quota of students out here to cope up with the academic pressure. So it solely depends on your preferences and your choice and both colleges are more or less same having their respective advantages. Send me your suggestions, articles if any on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.