Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS

Regulation Relating To BDS Course:-

1. Eligibility:

Qualifying Examination:

A candidate seeking admission to first BDS course:

Shall have passed the two years pre-university examination of pre- university Board of Karnataka with English and physics Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually also.

Shall have passed any other examination conducted by Boards/councils/intermediate education established by state Governments/Central Government and recognized as equivalent to two year Pre-University examination by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science/Association of Indian universities (AIU),with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and the candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually.

OR

Shall have passed intermediate examination in science of an Indian University/ Boards/councils or other recognized bodies with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, which shall include a practical test in these subjects and also English as compulsory subject. The candidate shall have passed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually.

Shall have passed pre-professional/pre-medical examination with physics, chemistry and Biology, after passing either the higher secondary school examination. The pre-professional/pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as compulsory subject.

Shall have passed first year of the three year degree course of a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology including a practical test in these subjects provided the examination is an 'University Examination' provided that the candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually in the pre-University or other examinations mentioned in the clauses above.

OR

Shall have passed B.Sc Examination of an Indian University, provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. examination with not less than two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany, Zoology) provided the candidate has passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually in the qualifying examinations mentioned in clauses (a), (b) and (c).

1.2 Marks:

The selection of students to dental colleges shall be based on merit provided that:

In case of admission on the basis of qualifying examination, a candidate for admission t5o BDS course must have passed individually in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or other backward classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% as above and must have passing marks in English.

In case of admission on the basis of competitive entrance examination, a candidate must have passed individually in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the qualifying examination and in addition must have come in the merit list prepared as a result of such competitive entrance examination by securing not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in the competitive examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or other backward classes notified by the Government, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination be 40% instead of 50% as stated above.(Vide Amendment to DCI Regulations,2007, notified in Gazette of Government of India dated 10.09.2007).

II. Age Requirement:

The candidate shall have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete this age on 31st December of the year in which he/she seeks admission.

III. Duration of the Course:

Five academic years with 240 teaching days in each academic year.

IV. Attendance Requirement, Progress and Conduct:

Attendance requirement shall be as follows:

75% in theory and 75% in practical/clinical in each subject in each year.

In case of subject in which the instructional programme extends through more than one academic year and hence there is no University Examination in the subject(i.e. non-exam going subjects), the attendance requirement shall not be less than 70% in theory and practical/clinical. However, at the time of appearing for the professional in the subject the candidate should satisfy the condition (a) above.

V. Titles of subjects of study:


  • First year
  • Second year
  • Third year
  • Fourth year

1. General Human Anatomy Embryology Histology.

2. General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics.

3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology.

4. Dental Materials.

5. Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge.

1. General Pathology and Microbiology.

2. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

3. Dental Materials.

4. Preclinical Conservative Dentistry.

5. Preclinical Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge.

6. Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology.

1. General Medicine.

2. General Surgery.

3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology.

4. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontic.

5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

6. Oral Medicine and Radiology.

7. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

8. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry.

9. Periodontology.

10. Prosthodontics and crown & Bridge.

1. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

2. Oral Medicine and Radiology.

3. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry.

4. Periodontology.

5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

6. Prosthodontics and crown & Bridge.

7. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontic.

8. Public Health Dentistry.

1. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

2. Prosthodontics and crown & Bridge.

3. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontic.

4. Public Health Dentistry.

5. Distribution of subjects for University examination:

BDS Examination

1. General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology

2. General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics.

3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology.

1. General Pathology and Microbiology

2. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

3. Dental Materials.

4. Preclinical Conservative Dentistry-only practical and Viva-voce.

5. Preclinical Prosthodontics-only practical and Viva-voce.

1. General Medicine.

2. General Surgery.

3. Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology.

1. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

2. Oral Medicine and Radiology.

3. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry.

4. Periodontology.

5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

6. Prosthodontics and crown & Bridge.

7. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontic.

8. Public Health Dentistry.