Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)

Annual Intake - 100

Curriculum - view

Introduction -

BDS course as framed by the Dental Council of India and approved by the Central Government under the Dentists Act, 1948 – vide Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Dept. of Health’s) letter No.V.12012/3/2006-DE dated 25.07.2007 is followed in the Institution.


GOALS: The dental graduates during training in the institutions should acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills and reasonable attitudes which are required for carrying out all activities appropriate to general dental practice involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues. The graduate also should understand the concept of community oral health education and be able to participate in the rural health care delivery programmes existing in the country.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives are dealt under three headings (a) Knowledge and understanding (b) skills and (c) Attitudes.

(A) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The graduate should acquire the following during the period of training. 1. Adequate knowledge of the scientific foundations on which dentistry is based and good understanding of various relevant scientific methods, principles of biological functions and be able to evaluate and analyse scientifically various established facts and data. 2. Adequate knowledge of the development, structure and function of the teeth, mouth and jaws and associated tissues both in health and disease and their relationship and effect on general state of health and also bearing on physical and social well being of the patient. 3. Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods which provide a coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaws and preventive diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of dentistry. 4. Adequate clinical experience required for general dental practice. 5. Adequate knowledge of the constitution, biological function and behaviour of persons in health and sickness as well as the influence of the natural and social environment on the state of health in so far as it affect dentistry.

(B) SKILLS: A graduate should be able to demonstrate the following skills necessary for practice of dentistry. 1. Able to diagnose and manage various common dental problems encountered in general dental practice keeping in mind the expectations and the right of the society to receive the best possible treatment available wherever possible. 2. Acquire the skill to prevent and manage complications if encountered while carrying out various surgical and other procedures. 3. Possess skill to carry out certain investigative procedures and ability to interpret laboratory findings. 4. Promote oral health and help prevent oral diseases where possible. 5. Competent in the control of pain and anxiety among the patients during dental treatment.

(C) ATTITUDES: A graduate should develop during the training period the following attitudes. 15 1. Willing to apply the current knowledge of dentistry in the best interest of the patients and the community. 2. Maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and apply these in all aspects of professional life. 3. Seek to improve awareness and provide possible solutions for oral health problems and needs through out the community. 4. Willingness to participate in the CPED Programmes to update the knowledge and professional skill from time to time. 5. To help and participate in the implementation of the national oral health policy.

Duration of Course:

The undergraduate dental programme leading to BDS Degree shall be of 4 (four) Academic years with 240 teaching days in each academic year, plus one year paid rotating Internship in a dental college. Every candidate will be required, after passing the final BDS Examination to undergo one year paid rotating internship in a dental college. The detailed curriculum of Dental Internship Programme is annexed as Annexure-A. The internship shall be compulsory and BDS Degree shall be granted after completion of one year paid Internship. The BDS course is of 4 years followed by 1 year compulsory rotatory internship.

The subjects of Study are:

First Year:

i) General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology

ii) General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics

iii) Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

iv) Dental Materials

v) Pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Second Year:

i) General Pathology and Microbiology

ii) General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

iii) Dental Materials

iv) Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry

v) Pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

vi) Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

Third Year:

i) General Medicine

ii) General Surgery

iii) Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

iv) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

vi) Oral Medicine and Radiology

vii) Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

viii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

ix) Periodontology

x) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Fourth Year:

i) Orthodontics & dentofacial orthopaedics

ii) Oral Medicine & Radiology

iii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

iv) Periodontology

v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

vi) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

vii) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

viii) Public Health Dentistry

Attendance requirement, Progress and Conduct:

(i) 75% in theory and 75% in practical/clinical in each year.

(ii) In case of a subject in which there is no examination at the end of the academic year/semester, the percentage of attendance shall not be less than 70%. However, at the time of appearing for the professional examination in the subject, the aggregate percentage of attendance in the subject should satisfy condition (i) above.

Examination scheme:

At the end of each academic year, following examinations are conducted-

I B.D.S. Examination:

  1. General anatomy including embryology and histology
  2. General human physiology and biochemistry
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

II B.D.S. Examination:

  1. General pathology and Microbiology
  2. General and dental pharmacology and therapeutics
  3. Dental Materials
  4. Pre Clinical Conservative – Only Practical and Viva Voce
  5. Pre Clinical Prosthodontics – Only Practical and Viva Voce

III B.D.S. Examination:

  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

IV B.D.S. Examination:

  1. Public Health Dentistry
  2. Periodontology
  3. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaetic
  4. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  6. Conservative and Endodontics
  7. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  8. Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry


Eligibility -

Eligibility for admissions:

Provisions of this bye - law , an applicant for securing admission to the First B.D.S. Course shall be governed by the provisions of bye - law as under:-

i) shall be an Indian National and has completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of his / her admission to the College;

ii) has passed the (10+2) Higher Secondary Schools Certificate Examination or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto;

OR has passed an examination equivalent to the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) of any recognized Board / University situated in India;

OR has passed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Examination;

OR has passed an Indian School Certificate (ISC) Examination;

OR has passed examination from any School / College situated abroad, as equivalent thereto shall submit equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

iii) An applicant must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50 % marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination.

iv) In respect of the applicant belonging to Schedule Castes / Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together shall be 40%.

v) Appearance at the NEET is absolutely necessary for admissions to the first year of MBBS course, which is a University of all India character.

vi) An applicant shall qualify at the NEET.

vii) Qualification in NEET shall be the eligibility in the case of applicants, who are Foreign Nationals / Non-resident Indians / Persons of Indian Origin.

Provided that school/college from outside Maharashtra State is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or the Council of Boards of School Examinations in India shall be eligible for admission to the First B.D.S. with fulfilling the conditions of subjects and of passing with 50% in the individual subject (4 iii) as above.

Provided that whose names are included in the Merit List, prepared on the basis of marks obtained by him/her in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with English individually in the CET, conducted by the University and those candidates who have secured at least 50% marks in the CET (40% marks for candidates belonging to Backward Class ) shall be considered eligible for provisional admission to the First B.D.S.

Duration - 5 Years

Annual Fee - 500000/-