Career aspirations of dental students at Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Calcutta have been studied through a survey by questionnaire among 215 undergraduate dental students. The response rate was 78.6%. Private practice and clinical jobs were the commonest choices. Academic research jobs formed a very low priority area for career persual. Trends in junior through senior classes show low research interests in the senior as compared to the junior classes. More females preferred clinical jobs with private practice the second most common choice.