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About BDS

About the course

About BDS

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is the only approved and recognized professional dental course in India. It is an undergraduate degree of 5 years which trains students to enter the noble profession of dental science and surgery. The programme covers various aspects of dental problems, denture and surgery in the same fields. BDS or Bachelor of Dental Surgery is the most popular medical course after MBBS.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the national level exam to apply for BDS admissions. A total of 26773 seats are available as per the Dental Council of India records across 315 colleges inclusive of Govt, private colleges as well as central and deemed universities.
In this course, the students are taught about the denture, dental problems and surgery. It is also a good job-oriented degree programmes and various opportunities are available in the hospital, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.

The course is 4 years in duration followed by one year of paid rotating internship. In India, BDS is regulated by the Dental Council of India where all dentists have to register to be able to practice after the completion of their study.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the BDS course have been mentioned below.

Minimum Qualification Required for BDS: 10+2 (Chemistry, Biology & Physics)

Minimum Marks Required for BDS (Aggregate): 50% (for General category students) and 40% (for reserved category students)

Minimum Age Required for BDS: 17 years

Upper Age Limit for BDS: 25 Years

BDS Admission Process

The admission to BDS course is done on the basis of national or institute-level entrance exams.

The biggest and nationally accepted entrance exam for BDS is NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test).


Syllabus and Subjects for Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS)

BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery is divided into 5 years.

Break up: 4 years of academics + 1 year of internship

1st year


Physiology + Biochemistry

Dental Anatomy + Dental Histology

2nd year


Microbiology + Pathology

Dental material

3rd year

General Medicine

General Surgery

Oral Pathology

Final year (4th year)

Oral Medicine and radiology

Oral and maxillofacial Surgery



Public health and community dentistry

Conservative and endodontics



Human Physiology

Materials used in Dentistry

Human Oral Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Tooth Morphology

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Top 40 Colleges for BDS IN INDIA

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science G Delhi
Government Dental College & Hospital G Mumbai
Nair Hospital Dental College G Mumbai
Manipal College of Dental Sciences P Manipal
Government Dental College & Research Institute G Bangalore
Faculty Of Dental Sciences, King George’s Medical University G Lucknow
Christian Dental College P Ludhiana
SDM College of Dental Sciences P Dharwad
Post-Graduate Institute of Dental Science G Rohtak
Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital G Kolkata
Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital P Chennai
Manipal College of Dental Sciences P Mangalore
Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah Medical College G Bangalore
SRM Dental College P Chennai
Faculty Of Dental Sciences BHU P Varanasi
Bapuji Dental College & Hospital P Davangere
College Of Dental Sciences P Davangere
Government Dental College & Hospital G Aurangabad
Coorg Institute Of Dental Sciences P Coorg
A B Shetty Memorial Institute Of Dental Science P Mangalore
The Oxford Dental College P Bangalore
Manav Rachna Dental College P Faridabad
Army College of Dental Sciences P Secunderabad
Saveetha Dental College P Chennai
Dr.Harvansh Singh Judge Institute Of Dental Sciences & Hospital G Chandigarh
Faculty Of Dentistry P Delhi
Karnavati School Of Dentistry* P Gandhinagar
Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed To Be University) Dental College & Hospital P Pune
JSS Dental College & Hospital (Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara) P Mysore
I.T.S Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre P Greater Noida
Indira Gandhi Institute Of Dental Sciences P Pondicherry
Dental College & Hospital (Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University) P Sangli
Institute Of Dental Sciences P Bhubaneswar
School Of Dental Sciences* P Greater Noida
Yenepoya Dental College* P Mangalore
Rungta College Of Dental Sciences & Research* P Bhilai
Bhojia Dental College & Hospital* P Baddi
Dasmesh Institute Of Research & Dental Sciences* P Faridkot
I.T.S.Centre For Dental Studies & Research P Ghaziabad
Nims Dental College & Hospital P Jaipur



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