Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)


  • Level of Programme Undergraduate
  • Duration 5.5 years
  • Average Start Salary 8-12 lakhs per annnum
  • Language English
  • Assessments Yes
Course Description

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is a 5-years undergraduate program and the only approved professional dental course in India. It is a compulsory course for the students aspiring to work as dentists at government or private hospitals.

BDS mainly focuses on training and introducing the students to the dental sciences and surgeries. The 5-year program involves 4 years of classroom education and 1 year of compulsory rotating internship. 

The various subjects taught in the program include Dental Histology, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, etc. for admission to BDS courses, it is mandatory for students to qualify a 10+2 exam or an equivalent degree.  NEET exam is one of the important criteria for selection process

Eligibility Criteria

Higher Secondary (10+2) qualification from a recognized university.

Physics, Chemistry and Botany as main subjects.

A minimum aggregate score of 50%


Year Semesters Subjects Covered

First Year

12 months

Biochemistry Dental Histology Dental Materials Law for Dental Profession Anatomy Physiology Preclin Prosthodontics

Second Year

12 months

Preclin Conservative Pharmacology Dental Materials Pharmacology Oral Pathology Microbiology Pathology

Third Year

12 months

Gen Surgery Gen Medicine Pedodontics Oral Pathology Oral Medicine Oral Surgery Public Health Orthodontics Conservative Dentistry Prosthodontics Patient Safety Curriculum Community Orientation Program Group Project/Research

Fourth Year 

12 months

Pedodontics Public Health Dentistry Orthodontics Oral Medicine Oral Surgery Prosthodontics Periodontics Practice Observership Conservative Dentistry

Fifth Year

12 months

Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry Period ontology Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology Public Health Dentistry Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Pathology and Microbiology Accident and Emergency Medicine Comprehensive Oral Health Care