BDS Programme

The duration of BDS course is 4 years plus one-year internship programme

Subjects of study

First Year

  • General Anatomy Including Embryology, Osteology and Histology
  • General Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Dental Anatomy Embryology and Oral Histology
  • **Practical - Dental Materials

Second Year

  • General Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Dental Materials
  • **Practical -Pre-clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • **Practical- Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry

Third Year

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Fourth Year

  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & dental orthopaedics
  • Periodontology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • Public Health Dentistry

Internal Assessment

Assessment Examinations are held at least thrice a year. The average marks of these exams are considered. 10% of the total marks in each subject for both theory, practical/clinical examinations are set aside separately for internal assessment.

Scheme of Examination

The Scheme of Examination involves annual examination at the end of every academic year. Any student who does not clear the first BDS University examination in all subjects within 3 years from the date of admission will be discharged from the course.

Any candidate who fails in one subject in an examination is permitted to go to the next level class and appear for the subject and complete it successfully before he is permitted to appear for the next level examination

MDS Programme

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION: There shall be one examination at the end of 3 years.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The written examination shall consist of four papers, out of which two shall be pertaining to the speciality; one in Applied Basic Sciences and one shall be an Essay. Each paper shall be of three hours duration.

SYLLABUS DISTRIBUTION AMONG 4 PAPERS IN VARIOUS SPECIALITIES

Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

  • Paper - I - Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Dental Materials
  • Paper - II - Removable Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology
  • Paper - III - Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Paper - IV - Essay

Periodontology

  • Paper - I - Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Pathology and Pharmacology
  • Paper - II - Etiopathogenesis
  • Paper - III - Clinical Periodontology and Oral Implantology
  • Paper - IV - Essay

Conservative and Endodontics

  • Paper - I - Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Dental Materials
  • Paper - II - Conservative Dentistry & Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Paper - III - Endodontics
  • Paper - IV - Essay

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

  • Paper - I - Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Genetics physical anthropology and Dental Materials
  • Paper - II - Diagnosis and treatment Planning
  • Paper - III - Clinical Orthodontics and Mechanotherapy
  • Paper - IV - Essay

Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Forensic Odontology

  • Paper - I - Applied Anatomy, Physiology,Pathology and Research Methodology
  • Paper - II -Oral pathology,Microbiology and Oncology
  • Paper - III - Laboratory Techniques and Diagnosis
  • Paper - IV - Essay

Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

  • Paper - I - Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietics
  • Paper - II - Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • Paper - III - Preventive and Community Dentistry as applied to Pediatric Dentistry
  • Paper - IV - Essay

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

All the candidates registered for MDS course in various specialities shall pursue the course for a period of three years as fulltime students. During this period each student shall take part actively in learning and teaching activities designed by the institution/ university. The council desires the following teaching and learning activities in each speciality.

1. LECTURES:

There shall be some didactic lectures in the speciality and in the allied fields. The postgraduate departments should encourage the guest lectures in the required area to strengthen the training programmes. It is also desirable to have certain intergrated lectures by multidisciplinary teams on selected topics.

2. JOURNAL CLUB:

The journal review meetings shall be held at least once a week. All trainees are expected to participate actively and enter relevant details in logbook. The trainee should make presentations from the allotted journals of selected articles at least 5 times in a year.

3. SEMINARS:

The seminars shall be held at least twice a week in each postgraduate department. All trainees are expected to participate actively and enter relevant details in logbook. Each trainee shall make at least 5 seminar presentation in each year.

4. SYMPOSIUM:

It is recommended to hold symposium on topics covering multiple disciplines.

5. CLINICAL POSTINGS

Each trainee shall work in the clinics on a regular basis to acquire adequate professional skills and competency in managing various cases to be treated by a specialist.

6. CLINICO PATHOLOGICLAL CONFERENCE:

The clinico pathological conferences should be held once in a month involving the faculties of oral medicine and radiology, oral pathology and concerned clinical department. The trainees should be encouraged to present the clinical details, radiological and histo-pathological interpretations and participation in the discussions.

7. INTERDEPARTMENTAL MEETINGS:

To bring in more intergration among various specialities there shall be interdepartmental meeting chaired by the dean with all heads of post graduate departments at least one a month.

8. TEACHING SKILLS:

All the trainees shall be encouraged to take part in undergraduate teaching programmes either in the form of lectures or group discussions.

9. CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES:

Each postgraduate departments shall organize these programmes on a regular basis involving the other institutions. The trainees shall also be encouraged to attend such programmes elsewhere.

10. CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOPS/ ADVANCED COURSES:

The trainees shall be encouraged not only to attend conference/ workshops/ advance courses but also to prevent at least two papers at state/national speciality meetings during their training period.

11. ROTATION & POSTING IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS:

To bring in more integration between the speciality and allied fields each postgraduate department shall workout a programme to rotate the trainees in related disciplines.

12. DISSERTATION/ THESIS:

The council appreciates the importance of research activities for the growth of the profession. Trainees shall prepare a dissertation based on the clinical or experimental work or any other study conducted by them under the supervision of the postgraduate guide.