Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S)

Stream Dental
Course Type Degree
Duration 5 Years

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S)

The undergraduate dental training programme leading to BDS degree shall be of 5 years (4 Yr. BDS + 1 Yr. Internship). During this period, the student shall be required to have engaged in full time study at a dental college recognized or approved by the Dental Council of India. After completing 4 Yr. BDS, one Year rotatory internship is mandatory (Total 5 Yr.) 

Dental Curriculum

The aim and objective of the curriculum is to produce Dental Surgeons who are socially acceptable with ability to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral diseases while ensuring uniformity in standards of technical and clinical requirements.

To produce a graduate of dental surgery who is capable of functioning effectively both under the rural and urban settings, and thus emphasis is placed on fundamental aspects and common problems of health and diseases.

The Curriculum is divided into two broad areas

  1. The Preclinical Training Programme:
  • The 1st and the 2nd year of the professional BDS programme aims at proficiency in the
  • Basic Sciences
  • Preclinical technique and Laboratory procedures.

        2. The Clinical Training Programme

  • The 3rd & 4th year of the professional BDS programme consists of
  • Clinical Training on patients in the clinics in various departments.
  • Class room instructions.
  • Community and field training programme.

Every attempt is made to encourage the students to participate in group discussions and seminar to enable them to develop expression, character and personality essential for a dental graduate to serve the community and the Nation effectively.


. He / She shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December, of the year of admission to the BDS course;

2. He/ she has passed qualifying examination of higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than the core course as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education;

3. The student should be NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) qualified and obtained the letter of DGME (Director General Medical Education) as a requisite for admission to BDS course.