Bachelor of Dental Surgery [BDS]

Duration: 5 Years
Level: Under Graduate
Type: Degree

BDS is one of the most popular and designated degree of dentists (doctors). The BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is the only educational and professional programme of dental surgery in India. The BDS degree is provided post successfully completion of the four-year academic education and the one-year mandatory internship programme in dentistry education leading to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree programme. It owes the “Dr” domain as it is equivalent to the MBBS. The second choice of the students after the MBBS course, in the medical educational field, is BDS The students are taught about the denture, dental problems and surgery.  There are various job opportunities are available in the hospital, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries post completion of this course. This course is now in heavy demand by the students after 12th in the medical field.

BDS Eligibility

The candidate must be a Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), & Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)

The Candidate has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Courses .

The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates.

The  candidate  must be medically fit and  must submit a certificate of medical fitness at the time of Admission.

The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination  i.e. Higher  Secondary Certificate  (HSC/12th Standard) or equivalent examination, with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology  (Botany & Zoology)

A candidate belonging to OPEN Category  and EWS Category must have obtained  not less than 50%  (i.e. 150 out of 300) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, taken together at the HSC (or equivalent) Examination.  

A candidate belonging  to constitutional  reservation  except EWS Category and  constitutional  reservation with Person  With Disability claim must have obtained  not less than 40% (i.e.  120 out of 300) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology  taken together at the HSC (or equivalent)  Examination. Person with disability  candidate in General category must  secure not less than  45% marks (i.e. 135  out of 300) in Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB)  taken together at the HSC  (or  equivalent) Examination or decided by  respective Central Council.

NEET Eligibility for Admission to BDS.

A candidate belonging to OPEN Category  & EWS Category must secure not less  than 50 percentile marks in Physics,  Chemistry  & Biology  (PCB) taken  together in the NEET UG Exam

A candidate belonging to constitutional reservation except EWS Category and  constitutional reservation with Person  with disability claim must secure not  lessthan 40 percentile marks in Physics,  Chemistry & Biology (PCB) taken together  in the NEET UG Exam

Person with disability candidate in  General  category must secure not less  than 45 percentile marks in Physics,  Chemistry & Biology (PCB)  taken together  in  the NEET  UG exam or decided  by  respectivecentral  council  time to  

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BDS Syllabus

1. Human Anatomy, Embryology, Histology & Medical Genetics
2. Human Physiology & Biochemistry, Nutrition & Diatec’s
3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
4. General Pathology & Microbiology
5. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
6. Dental Materials
7. Pre Clinical Conservative Dentistry Laboratory Exercises
8. Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology
9. General Medicine
10. General Surgery
11. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic
12. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
13. Oral Medicine and Radiology
14. Orthodontics & Dent facial Orthopedics
15. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
16. Public Health Dentistry
17. Periodontology
18. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
19. Aesthetic Dentistry
20. Forensic Odontology
21. Oral Implantology
22. Behavioral Science
23. Ethics

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List of BDS Colleges for few states India.

Andhra Pradesh
Anil Neerukonda Educational Society, Vishakhapatnam
C.K.S. Teja Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Tirupati
Care Dental College, Guntur
Drs. Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram Mandalam
G. Pulla Reddy Dental College & Hospital, Kurnool
Gitam Dental College & Hospital, Vishakhapatnam
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Vijayawada
Govt. Dental College, RIMS, Kadapa
GSL Dental College & Hospital, Rajahmundry
KIMS Dental College, Amalapuram
Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajahmundry
Narayana Dental College & Hospital, Nellore
Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur
Sree Sai Dental College & Research Institute, Srikakulam
St. Joseph Dental College, Duggirala
Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram
ESIC Dental College, Rohini, New Delhi
Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Maulana Azad Dental College & Hospital, New Delhi
Aditya Dental College, Beed
Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College, Dhule
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Sangli
Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha’s Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad
D.Y. Patil Dental School, Pune
Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune
Dr. Hedgewar Smruti Rugna Seva Mandals Dental College & Hospital, Hingoli
Dr. Rajesh Ramdasji Kambe Dental College & Hospital, Akola
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur
Late Shri Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Medical & Rural Development Foundation's Dental College & Hospital, Ahmednagar
M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Pune
Maharashtra Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (Dental College)
Mahatma Gandhi Missions Dental College & Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai
Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir’s Dental College & Hospital, Nashik
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
Nanded Rural Dental College & Research Center, Nanded
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai
Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental College, Solapur
Rural Dental College, Loni
S.M.B.T. Dental College & Hospital, Amrutnagar
Saraswati Danwantri Dental College & Hospital, Parbhani
School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad
Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Wardha
Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune
SMBT Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Nandihills, Nashik
Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur
Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College & Research Centre, New Pargaon
Terna Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai
Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, Sangli
Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society’s Dental College & Hospital, Amravati
VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur
Yerala Medical Trust & Research Centre’s Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai
Yogita Dental College & Hospital, Ratnagiri
Ahmedabad Dental College & Hospital, Gandhinagar
AMC Dental College, Ahmedabad
College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad
College of Dental Sciences, Amargadh
Faculty of Dental Science, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad
Goenka Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Gandhinagar
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Ahmedabad
Govt. Dental College Hospital, Jamnagar
K.M. Shah Dental College & Hospital, Vadodara
Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar
Manubhai Patel Dental College & Dental Hospital & SSR General Hospital, Vadodara
Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital, Visnagar
Siddhpur Dental College, Patan
Darshan Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur
Daswani Dental College & Research Centre, Kota
Eklavya Dental College & Hospital, Kotputli
Geetanjali Dental & Research Institute, Udaipur
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur
Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur
Jodhpur Dental College General Hospital, Jodhpur
Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College & Research Centre, Sri Ganganagar
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur
NIMS Dental College, Jaipur
Pacific Dental College & Research Centre
Pacific Dental College, udaipur
R.R. Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur
Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur
Surendra Dental College & Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar
Vyas Dental College & Hospital, Jodhpur

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Medical PG Courses After B.D.S.

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