Courses

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

1. Duration of the course.
  • Undergraduate dental training programme leading to B.D.S. degree shall be 4 years with 1 year of rotating Internship .
2. Attendance.
  • Every student shall have minimum 75% attendance in theory classes and 75% in practical classes separately, Any student falling short of this, will not be permitted to appear for the university examinations.
3. Subjects of study and Examination.
  • First year B.D.S.
  1. General Human Anatomy including Embryology & Histology.
  2. General Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition & Diabetics.
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology & oral Histology.
  • Second year B.D.S.
  1. General and Dental Pharmacology & therapeutics
  2. General Pathology & Microbiology
  3. Dental Materials
  • Only Practical Examination
  1. Pre-clinical Prosthodontics, crown & Bridge
  2. Pre-clinical conservative Dentistry
Third year B.D.S.
  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology
  4. Community & public Health Dentistry

Fourth year B.D.S.

  1. Oral Medicine & Radiology
  2. Oral Maxilofacial surgery
  3. Periodontics
  4. Prosthodontics Dentistry
  5. Conservative Dentistry
  6. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  7. Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

Examinations

  1. Internal Assessment Examinations

These Exams are conducted 3 times in an academic year 10% of the total marks in each subject for both theory and practical’s should be set for Internal Assessment Examinations.

  1. University Examinations.

The final examinations are conducted at the end of the academic year by the University. Any student who does not clear the First B.D.S. University Examination in all subjects with in 3 years from the date of Admission, shall be discharged from the course.

Any candidate who fails in one subject in an Examination is permitted to go to the next higher class and appear for the subject and complete it successfully before he is permitted to appear for the next higher examinations.

University Examinations are conducted twice a year May/June and November/December.

Written Examinations

  1. The written Examination in each subject shall consist of one paper of three hours duration and shall have maximum marks of 70.
  2. In the subjects of physiology and Biochemistry and Pathology & Microbiology each paper will be divided into two parts, A and B equal marks.
  3. The question paper will contain different types of questions like essay, short answer and multiple choice questions.

Practical/Clinical Examination

  1. The Practical/ clinical Examinations are conducted by two Examiners, one Internal and one External Examiner appointed by the University. Each candidate will be evaluated by each Examiner independently and marks computed at the end of the examination.

Viva-Voce (ORAL EXAMINATION)

In the oral examination each examiner will assess the student independently and twenty marks are exclusively allotted and these are divided equally amongst the Examiners i.e. 10 marks per Examiner.

Marks Distribution in Each Subject


Each subject will have a maximum of 200 marks
Theory-100
Practical /Clinical -100
Theory -100
  1. University written Exam - 70                              1. University Exam - 90
  2. Viva-Voce - 20 2.                                                  Internal Assessment Exam-10
  3. Internal Assessment Exam - 10 100

Practical and Viva-Voce only in University Examination

Pre-clinical Prosthodontics & Pre-clinical conservative Dentistry.

  1. Internal Assessment Exam - 20
  2. University Practical Exam- 60
  3. Viva-Voce- 20

100


Records/Log Books
The candidate will be awarded some marks for his/her records and the marks obtained for the record in the first appearance can be carried over to the subsequent appearances if necessary.
CRITERAIA FOR A PASS
  1. A candidate shall secure 50% marks in aggregate in university theory including viva voce and Internal Assessment for a pass.
  2. In the university Practical/ Clinical examination, a candidate shall secure 50% of university practical marks and Internal Assessment marks combined together. A candidate who obtained together.
  3. A candidate who obtains 65% of the total marks or more shall be 75% or more is eligible for Distinction only attempt will be eligible for distinction or class.

RE-TOTALING

The University on application and remittance of a stipulated fee will permit a recounting of marks received for various questions in a theory Answer paper of all subjects for which marks awarded if identified. Any error in addition of the revised result will be declared.

GOAL OF BDS STUDENT

The dental graduates during training 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 able to participate in the rural health care delivery programmes existing in the country.