Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Eligibility - BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Pass in 10+2 with 50% in Physics, Chemistry & Biology and English as one of the languages of study. Qualifying and applying for NEET UG and registration for All India counselling is mandatory.

Duration : 5years (including 1yr of compulsory internship) INTAKE : 100


Admission under General category

The admission under the General category will be on the basis of inter-se merit ranking in NEET UG. The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will allot seats through the process of centralised counselling

Admission under NRI / Management Category

The admission under NRI / Management category is also based on NEET UG ranking. Foreign nationals are also considered for admission under this quota if they have cleared NEET UG. The counselling for this category will also be conducted by KEA.

The payment of fee shall be in foreign currency or in Indian Rupees from the Non Resident External (N.R.E) account of the parent / sponsor.

Documents to be produced at the time of admission

  • 10th Std. pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested copies
  • 12th Std. equivalent marks card/pass certificate – Original + 3 attested copies
  • Transfer Certificate from the Institution last attended – Original + 3 attested copies
  • Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended – Original only
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Nitte (Deemed to be University)
  • Migration Certificate from the Board of the institution last attended or (For Non Karnataka students)
  • Physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs: Recent color photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35mm X 45 mm (Passport size) & 20mm X 25mm (Stamp size)
  • Aadhar card copy of the student
  • Employment certificate of the parent / sponsor (For NRI candidates)
  • Passport and Residence permit copies of the parent / sponsor (For NRI candidates)

Additional documents to be produced by Foreign nationals

  • Valid passport and student visa for the period of study. (Original must be shown for verification. 5 duly-attested photocopies must be produced.)
  • Letter of sponsorship if applicable – Original + 5 copies
  • *Residential permit from the local SP and FRO
  • *No Objection Certificate issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India

* These will be processed once the student reports at the University/Institution.

Commencement of course

The course commences as per the date prescribed by the University, most likely during the first week of August. The exact date will be communicated by the Institution.

Program Structure:

Year Courses
Year I Human Anatomy, Embryology and Histology
Human Physiology Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
Skills and Personality development*
Year II a) General Pathology
b) Microbiology
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Dental Materials
Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry
Pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Constitution of India*
General Medicine
Year III General Medicine
General Surgery
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Year IV- Part I Public Health Dentistry
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Year IV- Part II Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Other requirements: Internship (12 months)

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to...

  • PO1: Describe normal and abnormal human structure, development, function and behaviour that is relevant to the practice of Dentistry. 
  • PO2: Apply basic knowledge of biomedical, technical and clinical sciences for the effective practice of Dentistry.  
  • PO3: Elicit detailed Dental and relevant Medical history, perform an oral and general physical examination and choose relevant laboratory diagnostic tests for identification of oral disorders, prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health.  
  • PO4: Demonstrate the ability to interpret available clinical and laboratory data and effective clinical problem solving, in order to generate differential diagnoses and to manage oral health disorders. 
  • PO5: Perform and interpret a basic oral radiological examination safely. 
  • PO6: Plan and administer, safely, appropriate treatments, including surgical procedures, for common oral disorders in adults as well as children. 
  • PO7: Identify and manage common medical emergencies encountered in general dental practice. 
  • PO8: Identify and refer patients who may require specialist care. 
  • PO9: Demonstrate knowledge of global and national needs, policies and regulatory frameworks relevant to oral health.
  • PO10: Function effectively as an oral health care team member in health care settings. 
  • PO11: Communicate effectively and sensitively with patients, care-givers, colleagues and the public in a manner that will improve health care outcomes and patient / client satisfaction. 
  • PO12: Demonstrate the ability to continue refining existing knowledge / skills and acquire new knowledge/skills.   
  • PO13: Select and pursue an appropriate career pathway that is professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling.  
  • PO14: Recognize and manage medico-legal, ethical and professional issues in dental practice. 
  • PO15: Demonstrate and practice integrity, responsibility, respect and selflessness.