Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

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Overview

Objective

  • To produce competent and skilled dental graduates who can be responsible leaders of society with entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
  • To encourage students to be well-versed in the scientific foundations of dentistry and the principles of biological functions in order to evaluate and analyse scientifically established data.
  • To be knowledgeable on the development, structure, and function of the stomatognathic system in health and disease and to relate their effect to the general state of health of the patient.
  • To enable the diagnosis and management of dental problems encountered in general dental practice and competency in in pain control and anxiety management during dental treatment.
  • To help students perform and interpret required investigative procedures.
  • To apply and maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct in all aspects of professional life.
  • To empathise with the needs of the individual patients and the community and work together to bring about a positive change in society.
  • To develop an attitude of interest and inquiry into lifelong learning, towards keeping knowledge and professional skills updated. 
  • To participate as a team member in the implementation of National Health Programmes.
  • To cope in varied situations regardless of cultures or constraints.
  • To develop key leadership abilities by means of interaction with peers and leaders within and outside the University.

Highlights

  • Proctoral System

    Under the Proctoral System, every student is assigned a faculty member as a Proctor or a mentor. 

    These mentors offer guidance, support and encouragement to students, helping them as they progress along their academic journey. From the choice of electives to their academic performance, from attendance to meeting their credit requirements, students can approach these mentors with any and every query. 

    Proctors also interact with parents/​guardians and keep them updated on the progress of students.

    To ensure that they reap the benefits of the Proctoral System, students are advised to be in regular contact with their Proctors

  • Innovation Centre

    At the Innovation Centre, students team up with faculty members to bring their innovative ideas to life. 

    Ideas are assessed based on their relevance to — and impact on — society. These are then translated into working projects that are entered in national and international competitions, and for registration as patents

  • Partner Facilities

    The Ramaiah Group was established in 1962 with a teaching hospital for medical students founded in 1985. This hospital caters to various income levels with a wide range of casualties. Students from FPS get exposure to live cases training them for the future

  • Dental Hospital with Special Clinics

    FDS has an attached hospital where patients from various walks of life come for treatment. Students have access to the main clinic during slotted hours and can observe and participate in treatment as it happens. The hospital also has 9 special clinics which cover the majority of conditions faced by people

  • Outreach programs

    FDS students are exposed to multiple medical cases and people in society who they can serve through outreach programs

  • Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC)

    This programme mandates that students complete all ability enhancement courses in order to be holistic practitioners. They are mandatory courses for attainment of the degree. This module includes Law for Dental Professionals, Basic Life Support, Community Orientation, Patient Safety Programme, and Practice Observership

Our programme at the FDS at MSRUAS offers state of the art and updated technologies, exposure to faculty from across applied sciences and an unconventional curriculum. The presence of a 1400 bed hospital offers invaluable clinical experience. 

  • Excellent clinical exposure to patients and state of the art clinical equipment.
  • Offers innovative teaching methods. 
  • Uses stringent quality control protocols to give students a competitive advantage. 
  • Teaches the value of patient safety, basic life support, ethics and jurisprudence.
  • Includes advanced information communication technologies, simulation labs and inter-university internships overseas.
  • Raises the bar of education for students in preparing them better for employment and future research.
  • Offers use of 3D printing and rapid prototyping, CBCT and skill labs. 

Enables students to take an entrepreneurial route, management positions in hospitals, employment in the corporate sector or armed forces or be prepared them for higher education

  • Our emphasis on applied brilliance translates into a campus that is buzzing with activity, whether in the form of guest lectures, seminars, workshops and industry events or student-organised activities and competitions. 
  • With 9 Faculties from different areas of study, multidisciplinary thinking is a way of life at RUAS.
  • From a host of eateries and cafes to convenience stores and coffee vending machines, our campus has been designed and developed to ensure that the needs of every student are met.
  • With access to RUAS’s numerous facilities, students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular sports and cultural events.
  • The University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options. Third party, off-campus hostels are also available.

Structure

Study Domains

  • BDS

    Basic Dental Sciences

  • BMS

    Basic Medical Sciences

    An overview of elementary medical science subjects

  • CDS

    Clinical Dental Sciences

    In depth learning experiences into clinical specialities of dentistry

  • CMS

    Clinical Medical Sciences

    An overview of clinical medical subjects and its implications in dentistry

  • CRI

    Compulsory Rotatory Internship

    A compulsory one year rotatory posting in all specialities

  • PCE

    Professional Core Electives

    A special opportunity to understand advanced dental skills

  • UGRP

    UG Research Project

    An opportunity into a research project

  • OE

    Open Elective

    An opportunity to learn parallel courses to dentistry

  • AECC

    Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses

    A chance to learn more and add value to your skill set with courses for a well-rounded professional practice

    • Law for Dental Professionals
    • Basic Life Support
    • Community Orientation Programme
    • Patient Safety Programme
    • Practice Observership

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Anatomy

BDSMED101 Theory Practicals

10 Basic Medical Sciences BMS
Physiology

BDSMED102 Theory Practicals

8 Basic Medical Sciences BMS
Biochemistry

BDSMED103 Theory Practicals

6 Basic Medical Sciences BMS
Dental Anatomy & Histology

BDSDEN101 Theory Practicals

10 Basic Dental Sciences BDS
Law for Dental Professionals

BDSAECC01 Theory Practicals

1 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Pathology

BDSMED104 Theory Practicals

6 Basic Medical Sciences BMS
Microbiology

BDSMED105 Theory Practicals

6 Basic Medical Sciences BMS
Pharmacology

BDSMED106 Theory Practicals

5 Basic Medical Sciences BMS
Dental Materials

BDSDEN102 Theory Practicals

11 Basic Dental Sciences BDS
Preclinical Prosthodontics

BDSDEN103 Theory Practicals

14 Basic Dental Sciences BDS
Preclinical Conservative

BDSDEN104 Theory Practicals

8 Basic Dental Sciences BDS
BLS programme

BDSAECC02

1 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Oral Pathology

BDSDEN105 Theory Practicals

9 Basic Dental Sciences BDS
Gen Medicine

BDSMED107 Theory Practicals

7 Clinical Medical Sciences CMS
Gen Surgery

BDSMED108 Theory Practicals

7 Clinical Medical Sciences CMS
Patient safety Curriculum

BDSAECC03 Theory Practicals

1 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses AECC
Community orientation Programme

BDSAECC0403 Theory Practicals

5 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses AECC
UG Group Research/ Project

BDSRM01 Theory Practicals

8 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Oral Medicine

BDSDEN106 Theory Practicals

9 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Pedodontics

BDSDEN107 Theory Practicals

9 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Public Health Dentistry

BDSDEN108 Theory Practicals

9 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Orthodontics

BDSDEN109 Theory Practicals

9 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Oral Surgery

BDSDEN110 Theory Practicals

10 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Periodontology

BDSDEN111 Theory Tutorials

10 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Prosthodontics

BDSDEN112 Theory Practicals

11 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Conservative Dentistry

BDSDEN113 Theory Practicals

11 Clinical Dental Sciences CDS
Practice Observership

BDSAECC05 Theory Practicals

3 Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Oral Medicine

BDSCRI101 Theory Practicals

3 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Periodontology

BDSCRI102 Theory Tutorials

3 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Pedodontics

BDSCRI103 Theory Practicals

3 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Prosthodontics

BDSCRI104 Theory Practicals

5 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Public Health Dentistry/ Comprehensive Oral Health Care

BDSCRI105 Theory Practicals

4 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Conservative Dentistry

BDSCRI106 Theory Practicals

5 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Orthodontics

BDSCRI107 Theory Practicals

3 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Oral Surgery

BDSCRI108 Theory Practicals

3 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Oral Pathology

BDSCRI109 Theory Practicals

1 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Accident & Emergency

BDSCRI110

1 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Rural Posting

BDSCRI111 Theory Practicals

4 Compulsory Rotatory Internship CRI
Professional Core Elective 1

BDSPCEXX01 Theory Practicals

4 Professional Core Electives PCE
Professional Core Elective 2

BDSPCEXX02 Theory Practicals

4 Professional Core Electives PCE
Open Electives*

BDSOEXX1 Theory Practicals

3 Open Elective OE

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

During each year, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) which includes teacher interaction, term examinations and Year End Examination (YEE).

Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to apply knowledge of biological sciences to solve problems in oral health care. 
  • Ability to analyse maxillofacial health care problems, interpret data, and arrive at meaningful conclusions involving scientific inferences. 
  • Ability to treat a patient for oral health problems with a holistic approach. 
  • Ability to understand and solve complex oral health care problems by conducting experimental investigations. 
  • Ability to apply appropriate tools and techniques and understand the utilisation of resources appropriate to oral health care activities. 
  • Ability to understand the effect of maxillofacial health care solutions on sociocultural, and legal aspects of public health and safety.
  • Ability to develop sustainable solutions and understand their effect on society and environment. 
  • Ability to apply ethical principles to healthcare practices and professional responsibilities 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, to plan and to integrate knowledge of various disciplines in health care and to lead teams in multidisciplinary settings. 
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations and communicate technical ideas to a broad audience using written and oral means. 
  • Ability to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams by applying management principles. 
  • Ability to adapt to the changes and advancements in technology and engage in independent and life-long learning
  • Ability to address oral health care issues at a community level

Careers

  • Private Practitioner

  • Researcher

  • Army Dental Corps

  • Academician

  • Public Health Specialist

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates seeking admission to the program have to match eligibility criteria prescribed by the Dental Council of India.

  • Candidates have to have completed 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission. 
  • Candidates must have passed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to the program. 
  • Have passed a qualifying exam as under 
  • The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Leaving certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 higher secondary examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English.
  • Passed at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education. 
  • Where the program content is not as prescribed for 10+2 education structure of the national committee, the candidates will have to undergo a period of one-year pre professional training before admission to the dental college.
  • The intermediate examination in science of an Indian University or Board or any other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology that includes a practical test in these subjects with English as a compulsory subject

OR

  • Candidates should have passed higher school secondary examination and then a pre- professional or pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or the Pre University or an equivalent examination. The pre-professional/pre-medical examination must include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as a compulsory subject

OR

  • Candidates should have complete the first year of the three years degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology including a practical test in three subjects, provided the examination is a University Examination’ and the candidate has passed 10 +2 with English at a level not less than a core course

OR

  • Candidates should have completed a BSc examination of an Indian University, provided that they have passed with not less than two of the following subjects: 
    • Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Botany or Zoology. 
  • Candidate must have passed their earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology including practical tests in each of these subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

OR

  • Any other examination which is in scope and standard equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University or Board, taking Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, including practical tests in each of these subjects and English

Note: Marks Obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to BDS programme. After the 10+2 course is introduced, the integrated courses should be abolished

KEA Code: D104

Application Process

  1. Fill in the admission form online.
  2. Pay registration fee.
  3. Submit documents to the University.
  4. Pay tuition fee

Note: Please read the instructions carefully before filling the admission form

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 7,58,073 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

Candidates seeking admission to the program have to match eligibility criteria prescribed by the Dental Council of India.

  • Candidates have to have completed 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Candidates must have passed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to the program.
  • Have passed a qualifying exam as under
  • The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Leaving certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 higher secondary examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English.
  • Passed at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
  • Where the program content is not as prescribed for 10+2 education structure of the national committee, the candidates will have to undergo a period of one-year pre professional training before admission to the dental college.
  • The intermediate examination in science of an Indian University or Board or any other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology that includes a practical test in these subjects with English as a compulsory subject

OR

  • Candidates should have passed higher school secondary examination and then a pre- professional or pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or the Pre University or an equivalent examination. The pre-professional/pre-medical examination must include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as a compulsory subject

OR

  • Candidates should have complete the first year of the three years degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology including a practical test in three subjects, provided the examination is a University Examination’ and the candidate has passed 10 +2 with English at a level not less than a core course

OR

  • Candidates should have completed a BSc examination of an Indian University, provided that they have passed with not less than two of the following subjects:
    • Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Botany or Zoology.
  • Candidate must have passed their earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology including practical tests in each of these subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

OR

  • Any other examination which is in scope and standard equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University or Board, taking Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, including practical tests in each of these subjects and English

Note: Marks Obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to BDS programme. After the 10+2 course is introduced, the integrated courses should be abolished

KEA Code: D104

Application Process

  1. Fill in the admission form online.
  2. Pay registration fee.
  3. Submit documents to the University.
  4. Pay tuition fee

Note: Please read the instructions carefully before filling the admission form

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 12000 + Other fee Rs. 76550 per annum for international/​NRI students

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