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B.D.S Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. If you believe that oral health is imperative to overall health of the body, or if you want to perform cosmetically oriented surgeries that improve a person’s smile, BDS is the stepping stone for you. In this article, you can find all there is to know about pursuing your passion for the Dental Sciences in India.

Course Name: B.D.S Dental Surgery
Stream: Healthcare & Medical Science
Course Category: Dentistry
Duration: 4 Years + 1 year Internship

Under the Dentist Act, 1948, the Dental Council of India is entitled with the responsibility for according recognition to the Dental Degrees awarded by the various Universities and also for maintaining uniform standards of dental education in the country. The aim and objective of the Dental curriculum is to produce a Dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral diseases and to maintain uniformity in standards, technical and clinical requirements.

B.D.S Dental Surgery 2019 - 2020 Admissions/Application Enquiry


B.D.S Dental Surgery - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering B.D.S Dental Surgery course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2019 - 2020 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College NameUniversityState
Lady Hardinge Medical CollegeUniversity of DelhiDelhi
Lenora Institute of Dental SciencesDr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & HospitalBaba Farid University of Health SciencesPunjab
M N Dav Dental CollegeHimachal Pradesh UniversityHimachal Pradesh
M S Ramaiah Dental College & HospitalRajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesKarnataka
M.M.I.C.T. & B.M. CollegeMaharishi Markandeshwar UniversityHaryana
M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & HospitalRajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesKarnataka
Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College & Research CentreRajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS)Rajasthan
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir's Dental College & HospitalUniversity of MumbaiMaharashtra
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir`s Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray Dental College and HospitalMaharashtra University of Health SciencesMaharashtra
Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences & HospitalPondicherry UniversityPuducherry
Malla Reddy Institute of Dental SciencesDr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Andhra PradeshTelangana
Mar Baselios Dental CollegeKerala University of Health SciencesKerala
Maratha Mandal’s Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research CentreRajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesKarnataka
Maulana Azad Dental College & HospitalUniversity of DelhiDelhi
Maulana Azad Medical CollegeUniversity of DelhiDelhi
Medical College Hospital KolkataWest Bengal State UniversityWest Bengal
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education And ResearchTamil Nadu
Meenakshi Ammal Dental CollegeMeenakshi Academy of Higher Education and ResearchTamil Nadu
Meghna Institute of Dental SciencesDr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Andhra PradeshTelangana
Mes Dental CollegeKerala University of Health SciencesKerala
MM College of Dental SciencesMaharishi Markandeshwar UniversityHaryana
MNR Medical CollegeDr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Andhra PradeshTelangana
Nair Hospital Dental CollegeUniversity of MumbaiMaharashtra
Narayana Dental College & HospitalDr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & HospitalHemchandracharya North Gujarat UniversityGujarat
Navodaya Dental CollegeRajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesKarnataka
Noorul Islam College of Dental SciencesUniversity of KeralaKerala
Padmashree Dr. D.y. Patil UniversityUniversity of MumbaiMaharashtra
Padmashree Dr. D.y. Patil UniversityUniversity of MumbaiMaharashtra

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About the Course

Dentistry is the most sought after course after General medicine in India. Through various modes of communication, viz-à-viz, through didactic lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work and conferences, the curriculum aims to provide students with knowledge on the different kinds of oral treatment including surgical procedures, dental materials, dental anatomy and oral history, oral pathology, oral medicine and radiology, etc. Of course, the range of subjects covered is vast, and now that the mandatory internship period has been excluded from the curriculum, students get more time to study all there is to know about the health of the mouth.

The following is a list of courses including electives that the Dental Council of India recommends for being taught at the BDS level over a course of five years. These are:

  • General Human Physiology and Biochemistry

  • General Human Anatomy

  • Dental Materials

  • General Pathology and Microbiology

  • General and Dental Pharmacology

  • Oral Anatomy, Histology and Physiology

  • General Medicine

  • General Surgery

  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology

  • Orthodontics

  • Periodontics

  • Pedodontics

  • Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge

  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

  • Oral Surgery, Local Anaesthesia & General Anaesthesia

  • Oral Medicine and Roentgenology

  • Community Dentistry

Based on your interests or requirements, you can choose to excel in a particular field in Dentistry.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age limit:

    Students completing age of 17 years at the time of admission, or by the 31st December of the year of admission are eligible to apply.

  • Qualifications:

    High School Certification (10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent) with 50% marks in each of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

  • NOTE: Under the Pharmacy Act, national open school certification does not qualify to be equivalent to a High School Certification, i.e., students having passed 10+2 from national open schools are not eligible to apply for a BDS course.

Entrance Examinations

There are two kinds of entrance examinations students need to appear for when applying for a BDS course in India: the first is a common entrance examination for applying to government colleges and some private colleges, while the other is an entrance test specific to a particular private college. Thus, the number of tests a candidate may appear for may be greater than one.

One most common entrance test conducted by the CBSE is the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam. This test is common for both MBBS and BDS, where allocation of institutes happens based purely on merit. Advertisements and other information regarding the entrance tests of private institutes are widely publicized through various agencies and media, like Employment News, websites, even school notice boards.

Career Prospects

While the population explosion might induce a series of debates on the reducing standards of living, it has had a boon in creating the much needed career opportunities in every field including Dental. While oral hygiene remains the primary focus of this field, BDS graduates can aim to specialize in Cosmetic Dentistry to improve the smiles of a billion Indians. Other specializations a graduate can embrace are: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, Conservative and Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Pedodontics and Orthodontics. One can even pursue a course in MDS with lasts about three years.

B.D.S Dental Surgery Admissions for 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

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