All About BDS
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All About BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery or BDS as it is commonly known is one of the medical courses sought out after MBBS. Students while aspiring for a medical career at the high school level and beyond look for information that tells them all about BDS. 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. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) is the national level exam to apply for BDS admissions. A total of 26,620 seats are available as per the Dental Council of India records across 313 colleges inclusive of Govt, private colleges as well as central and deemed universities. Candidates wishing to know all about BDS should know the eligibility criteria, entrance exam to write, admission norms, colleges to apply to and fee structure to be well armed with knowledge to apply for admissions. Careers360 presents the complete information about BDS in the article below.

Know all about BDS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to fulfil the specified criteria in terms of nationality, age limit if any, qualifying exam, pass percentage and more. In addition they must also qualify NEET 2019. The eligibility criteria for BDS admissions as per NEET are given below.

BDS Eligibility Criteria

Parameters

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

Indian Nationals

Non Resident Indians (NRIs)

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)

Foreign Nationals (for 15% quota All India Quota only). The norms for state admissions will be different.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates have to pass a recognised Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study


NIOS candidates are eligible for now subject to the matter subjudice in the court.


Students from Foreign/International Boards are eligible if their qualify exam meets the equivalency determined by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.

Subjects to be studied in qualifying exam

Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (including practical tests in these subjects)
AND
Mathematics or any other elective subject with English as prescribed by the NCERT.

Note: Candidates who have studied Biology/Biotechnology as and additional Subject can also apply subject to the judgement of the Supreme court where the matter is subjudice.

Required Pass Percentage in 10+2 or equivalent

Unreserved candidates and OCI, NRI, foreign candidates

Must have secured at least 50% in their qualifying exam in

Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology taken together.


Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes (OBC)must have secured 40%


PwD candidates must have secured 45% in their qualifying exam.

Age Limit

Candidates must have completed 17 years at the time of admission or before December 31 of the year of admission.


Candidates must be born on or after May 5,1994 for SC candidates, relaxation apply as per guidelines. Such candidates must be born on or after May 5, 1989.


The upper age limit criteria has been removed subject to the judgment pending in the Supreme Court.


NIOS candidates

Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates are eligible subject to the ruling of the court as the matter is subjudice.

Study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level

Candidates who have studied Biology/ Bio-technology as an additional subject after passing +2 level is eligible to appear in NEET (UG) – 2019 subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India.”

Percentile obtained in NEET UG -

The percentile is determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in “National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to BDS course.

Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50th percentile.

For SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile.

In respect of candidates with locomotory disability of lower amendments, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile.”

State Admissions

While the eligibility for NEET applies to all the BDS admissions, domicile and residency regulations in addition to other eligibility criteria will be applicable as per the regulations of the respective states.

Admissions will be on the basis of the State Merit List announced by each state.

BDS Course Duration

As per the Dental Council of India, BDS course shall be of 4 (four) Academic years with 240 teaching days in each academic year, plus one year paid rotating Internship in a recognised dental college. All candidates will be required to undergo one year paid rotating internship after passing the final BDS examination. The internship is compulsory and BDS Degree shall be granted after completion of one year paid Internship and passing of BDS examination.

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All candidates pursuing their 5th year BDS Course must complete their theory in in 4 (four) subjects with 160 Lecture hours within a period of 6 (six) months as given below:

Subject

Lecture Hours

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

30

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

50

Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

50

Public Health Dentistry

30

Total

160

After passing the examination, all candidates shall be allowed to do six months paid rotating internship programme in all the departments for the duration indicated against each department as given below:

Department

Period of Posting

Oral Medicine & Radiology

20 days

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

30 days

Prosthodontics

30 days

Periodontics

15 days

Conservative Dentist

10 days

Pedodontics

15 days

Oral Pathology & Microbiology

10 days

Orthodontics

10 days

Community Dentist/Rural Service

30 days

Elective

10 days

Total

180 days

Note: Any student who does not clear the BDS Course in all the subjects within a period of 9 years, including one year mandatory rotatory paid internship from the date of admission shall be discharged from the course.

All About BDS - Fees

Fees will vary for the type of colleges - Government, Deemed Universities or private. While the Government colleges will have less fees for eg Patna Dental College has an annual fee structure of Rs 4000 if allotted under the All India Quota, deemed university fees start in the range of 3.5 lakhs and may go up to 6 lakhs and above.

Fees for colleges under state management will be decided by the respective regulatory bodies. However for the management quota the fees are not available officially and are reportedly very high..

All about BDS - List of Colleges

A total of 313 colleges are registered in the records of the Dental Council of India which is the regulatory body for all BDS courses. However only 308 have been given permission to offer admissions while the remaining 5 colleges have been disallowed from admitting students for valid reasons. These 308 colleges offer around 26620 seats in all. 15% of the seats fall in the All India Quota the details of which are given in the table below. The counselling is centralised for these seats whole the rest of the seats are through the respective state regulatory bodies.

BDS Seats Through NEET Counselling (15%)

Types of colleges

Total Colleges

Total Seats

Government Colleges

35

339

Deemed Universities

62

3000

Central Universities

4

174

Total

101

3513

* As per the official NEET counselling website.

All about BDS - List of registered colleges with DCI

S.No.

College Name

State

Type

Seat Intake

1

Anil Neerukonda Educational Society, Vishakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

Private

100

2

C.K.S. Teja Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Tirupati

Private

100

3

Care Dental College, Guntur

Private

50

4

Drs. Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram Mandalam

Private

100

5

G. Pulla Reddy Dental College & Hospital, Kurnool

Private

50

6

Gitam Dental College & Hospital, Vishakhapatnam

Private

100

7

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Vijayawada

Govt.

40

8

Govt. Dental College, RIMS, Kadapa

Govt.

100

9

GSL Dental College & Hospital, Rajahmundry

Private

100

10

KIMS Dental College, Amalapuram

Private

100

11

Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajahmundry

Private

100

12

Narayana Dental College & Hospital, Nellore

Private

100

13

Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur

Private

100

14

Sree Sai Dental College & Research Institute, Srikakulam

Private

100

15

St. Joseph Dental College, Duggirala

Private

100

16

Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram

Private

100

17

Govt. Dental College, Dibrugarh, Assam

Assam

Govt.

50

18

Govt. Dental College, Silchar, Assam

Govt.

50

19

Regional Dental College, Guwahati

Govt.

40

20

Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Kankarbagh, Patna

Bihar

Private

100

21

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Patna

Private

40

22

Mithila Minority Dental College & Hospital, Darbhanga

Private

60

23

Patna Dental College & Hospital, Patna

Govt.

40

24

Sarjug Dental College, Darbhanga

Private

40

25

Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Govt.

100

26

Chattisgarh Dental College & Research Institute, Rajnandgaon

Chhattisgarh

Private

100

27

Govt. Dental College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Govt.

100

28

Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Durg

Private

100

29

New Horizon Dental College & Research Instiute, Bilaspur

Private

100

30

Rungta College of Dental Sciences & Research, Bhilai

Private

100

31

Triveni Institute of Dental Sciences, Hosptial & Research Centre, Bilaspur

Private

100

32

Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre,

Daman & Diu

Private

100

33

ESIC Dental College, Rohini, New Delhi

Delhi

Govt.

50

34

Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Govt.

50

35

Maulana Azad Dental College &

Hospital, New Delhi

Govt.

40

36

Goa Dental College & Hospital, Goa

Goa

Govt.

40

37

Ahmedabad Dental College & Hospital, Gandhinagar

Gujarat

Private

100

38

AMC Dental College, Ahmedabad

Govt.

100

39

College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad

Private

100

40

College of Dental Sciences, Amargadh

Private

100

41

Faculty of Dental Science, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad

Private

100

42

Goenka Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Gandhinagar

Private

100

43

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Ahmedabad

Govt.

100

44

Govt. Dental College Hospital, Jamnagar

Govt.

100

45

K.M. Shah Dental College & Hospital, Vadodara

Private

100

46

Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar

Private

100

47

Manubhai Patel Dental College & Dental Hospital & SSR General Hospital, Vadodara

Private

40

48

Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital, Visnagar

Private

100

49

Siddhpur Dental College, Patan

Govt.

100

50

B.R.S. Institute of Medical Sciences Dental College & Hospital

Haryana

Private

0

51

D.A.V. Centenary Dental College, Yamuna nagar

Private

40

52

Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Dental College, Sirsa

Private

100

53

Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences &

Research, Mullana

Private

100

54

Manav Rachana Dental College, Faridabad

Private

100

55

PDM Dental College & Research Institute, Jhajjar

Private

100

56

Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak

Govt.

60

57

Sri Govind Tricentenary Dental College, Hospital & Research Institute

Private

100

58

Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research,Faridabad

Private

100

59

Swami Devi Dyal Hospital & Dental College, Panchkula

Private

100

60

Yamuna Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Yamuna Nagar

Private

100

61

Bhojia Dental College & Hospital, Nalagarh

Himachal Pradesh

Private

60

62

H.P. Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Shimla

Govt.

60

63

Himachal Dental College, Sunder Nagar

Private

60

64

Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, Poanta Sahib

Private

100

65

M.N.D.A.V. Dental College & Hospital, Solan

Private

60

66

Govt. Dental College, Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir

Govt.

50

67

Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu

Govt.

50

68

Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora

Private

100

69

Awadh Dental College & Hospital, Jamshedpur

Jharkhand

Private

100

70

Dental Institute Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi

Govt.

50

71

Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hazaribag

Private

100

72

Vananchal Dental College & Hospital, Garhwa

Private

100

73

A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Karnataka

Private

100

74

A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Private

100

75

Al Ameen Dental College & Hospital, Bijapur

Private

40

76

Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital, Gulbarga

Private

100

77

AME’s Dental College & Hospital, Raichur

Private

40

78

Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore

Private

60

79

Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere

Private

100

80

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere

Private

100

81

Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpat

Private

40

82

D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College, Bangalore

Private

60

83

Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore

Private

60

84

Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore

Private

0

85

ESIC Dental College, Gulbarga

Govt.

50

86

Farooqia Dental College & Hospital, Mysore

Private

0

87

Govt. Dental College & Research Institute, Bellary

Govt.

50

88

Govt. Dental College, Bangalore

Govt.

60

89

H.K.D.E.Ts Dental College, Hospital & Research Institute, Humnabad

Private

40

90

H.K.E. Society's, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research

Private

100

91

JSS Dental College & Hospital, Mysore

Private

100

92

K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, KGF

Private

40

93

K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital, Sullia

Private

100

94

KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences,Bangalore

Private

50

95

KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum

Private

100

96

Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore

Private

60

97

M.R.A. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore

Private

100

98

M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore

Private

60

99

Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore

Private

100

100

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Private

100

101

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal

Private

100

102

Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre, Belgaum

Private

50

103

Navodaya Dental College, Raichur

Private

100

104

P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital, Bagalkot

Private

100

105

Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore

Private

100

106

S.B. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Bidar

Private

40

107

S.J.M. Dental College & Hospital, Chitradurga

Private

60

108

SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad

Private

100

109

Sharavathi Dental College & Hospital, Shimoga

Private

100

110

Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital, Hassan

Private

40

111

Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore

Private

100

112

Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur

Private

40

113

Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore

Private

40

114

Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Private

100

115

Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Purale, Shimoga

Private

100

116

The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore

Private

100

117

V.S. Dental College, Bangalore

Private

100

118

Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Bangalore

Private

60

119

Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital, Mangalore

Private

100

120

Al-Azhar Dental College, Kerala

Kerala

Private

50

121

Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi

Private

60

122

Annoor Dental College & Hospital, Ernakulam

Private

50

123

Azeezia College of Dental Sciences & Research, Kollam

Private

100

124

Century International Institute of Dental Science & Research Center, Kasaragod

Private

100

125

Educare Institute of Dental Sciences, Malappuram

Private

100

126

Govt. Dental College, Alappuzha

Govt.

50

127

Govt. Dental College, Kottayam

Govt.

40

128

Govt. Dental College, Kozhikode

Govt.

50

129

Govt. Dental College, Thrissur

Govt.

50

130

Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum

Govt.

50

131

Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Kothamangalam

Private

100

132

Kannur Dental College, kannur

Private

100

133

KMCT Dental College, Calicut

Private

100

134

Malabar Dental College & Research Centre, Malappuram

Private

100

135

Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam

Private

60

136

MES Dental College, Malappuram

Private

100

137

Noorul Islam College of Dental Sciences, Trivandrum

Private

50

138

Pariyaram Dental College, Academy of Medical Sciences, Kannur

Private

60

139

PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Thiruvananthpuram

Private

100

140

PSM College of Dental Sciences & Research, Trichur

Private

100

141

Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla

Private

50

142

Royal Dental College, Kerala

Private

60

143

Sree Anjaneya Medical Trust, Calicut

Private

100

144

Sri Sankara Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram

Private

100

145

St. Gregorios Dental College, Ernakulam

Private

40

146

Bhabha College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

Private

100

147

College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Indore

Private

60

148

College of Dentistry- Indore

Govt.

50

149

Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Science & Research Centre, Burhanpur

Private

100

150

Hitkarini Dental College & Hospital, Jabalpur

Private

60

151

Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore

Private

100

152

Institute of Dental Education & Advance Studies (IDEAS), Gwalior

Private

100

153

Maharana Pratap College of Dentistry & Research Centre, Gwalior

Private

100

154

Mansarover Dental College, Bhopal

Private

100

155

Modern Dental College & Research Centre, Indore

Private

100

156

People’s Dental Academy, Bhopal

Private

100

157

Peoples College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal

Private

100

158

Rishiraj College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal

Private

100

159

RKDF Dental College & Research Centre, Bhopal

Private

100

160

Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore

Private

100

161

Aditya Dental College, Beed

Maharashtra

Private

100

162

Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College, Dhule

Private

100

163

Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Navi

Mumbai

Private

100

164

Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune

Private

100

165

Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Sangli

Private

100

166

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha’s Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad

Private

100

167

D.Y. Patil Dental School, Pune

Private

100

168

Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune

Private

100

169

Dr. Hedgewar Smruti Rugna Seva Mandals Dental College & Hospital, Hingoli

Private

100

170

Dr. Rajesh Ramdasji Kambe Dental College & Hospital, Akola

Private

100

171

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad

Govt.

50

172

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai

Govt.

100

173

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur

Govt.

50

174

Late Shri Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Medical & Rural Development Foundation's Dental College & Hospital, Ahmednagar

Private

100

175

M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Pune

Private

100

176

Maharashtra Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (Dental College)

Private

100

177

Mahatma Gandhi Missions Dental College & Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai

Private

100


178


Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Mandir’s Dental College & Hospital, Nashik

Private

100

179

Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai

Govt.

60

180

Nanded Rural Dental College & Research Center, Nanded

Private

100

181

Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Private

100

182

Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Dental College, Solapur

Private

100

183

Rural Dental College, Loni

Private

100

184

S.M.B.T. Dental College & Hospital, Amrutnagar

Private

100

185

Saraswati Danwantri Dental College & Hospital, Parbhani

Private

100

186

School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad

Private

100

187

Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Wardha

Private

100

188

Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune

Private

100

189

SMBT Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Nandihills, Nashik

Private

100

190

Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur

Private

100

191

Tatyasaheb Kore Dental College & Research Centre, New Pargaon

Private

60

192

Terna Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Private

100

193

Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, Sangli

Private

40

194

Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society’s Dental College & Hospital, Amravati

Private

50

195

VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur

Private

100

196

Yerala Medical Trust

& Research Centre’s Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Private

100

197

Yogita Dental College & Hospital, Ratnagiri

Private

100

198

Dental College, RIMS, Imphal

Manipur

Govt.

50

199

Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences, Imphal

Govt.

50

200

Hi-Tech Dental College & hospital, Bhubaneswar

Orissa

Private

100

201

Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Private

100

202

Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Private

100

203

S.C.B. Dental College & Hospital, Cuttack

Govt.

50

204

Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry

Pondicherry

Private

100

205

Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry

Govt.

40

206

Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Mahe

Private

100

207

Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, Puducherry

Private

100

208

Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Bathinda

Punjab

Private

100

209

Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Ludhiana

Private

100

210

Christian Dental College, Ludhiana

Private

40

211

Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot

Private

100

212

Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh

Private

100

213

Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Ferozepur

Private

100

214

Govt. Dental

College & Hospital, Patiala

Govt.

40

216

Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Patiala

Private

100

217

National Dental College & Hospital, Gulabgarh

Private

100

218

Pb. Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Amritsar

Govt.

40

219

Rayat Bahra Dental College, Mohali

Private

100

220

Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Dental College & Hospital, Ludhiana

Private

50

221

Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar

Private

60

222

Sukhmani Dental College & Hospital, Derabassi

Private

100

223

Darshan Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur

Rajasthan

Private

100

224

Daswani Dental College & Research Centre, Kota

Private

100

225

Eklavya Dental College & Hospital, Kotputli

Private

100

226

Geetanjali Dental & Research Institute, Udaipur

Private

100

227

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur

Govt.

40

228

Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur

Private

100

229

Jodhpur Dental College General Hospital, Jodhpur

Private

0

230

Maharaja Ganga Singh Dental College & Research Centre, Sri Ganganagar

Private

100

231

Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur

Private

60

232

NIMS Dental College, Jaipur

Private

100

233

Pacific Dental College & Research Centre

Private

100

234

Pacific Dental College, udaipur

Private

100

235

R.R. Dental College & Hospital, Udaipur

Private

100

236

Rajasthan Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur

Private

100

237

Surendra Dental College & Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar

Private

100

238

Vyas Dental College & Hospital, Jodhpur

Private

100

239

Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur

Tamil Nadu

Private

100

240

Asan Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Kancheepuram

Private

100

241

Best Dental Science College, Madurai

Private

100

242

Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram

Private

100

243

CSI College of Dental Sciences & Research, Madurai

Private

100

244

Faculty of Dentistry, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai Nagar

Govt.

100

245

JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital, Komarapalayam

Private

100

246

K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research, Tiruchengode

Private

100

247

Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram

Private

100

248

Madha Dental College & Hospital, Kundrathur

Private

100

249

Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Private

100

250

Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital, Pandur

Private

100

251

R.V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Sulur

Private

100

252

Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Private

100

253

Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Kavalkinaru Jn

Private

100

254

S.R.M. Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai

Private

100

255

Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

Private

100

256

Saveetha Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Private

100

257

Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Narayanpuram

Private

100

258

Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Kulasekharam

Private

60

259

Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital, Porur

Private

100

260

Sri Ramakrishna Dental College & Hospital, Coimbatore

Private

100

261

Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital, Kancheepuram

Private

100

262

SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital, Kanchipuram

Private

100

263

Tagore Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Private

100

264

Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Govt.

100

265

Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

Private

100

266

Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem

Private

100

267

Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam

Private

100

268

Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad

Telangana

Private

40

269

Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Afzalganj

Govt.

100

270

Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Nalgonda

Private

100

271

Malla Reddy Dental College for Women, Hyderabad

Private

100

272

Malla Reddy Institute of Dental Sciences,Hyderabad

Private

100

273

Mamata Dental College, Khamam

Private

100

274

Meghna Institute of Dental Sciences, Nizamabad

Private

100

275

MNR DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL , MEDAK

Private

100

276

Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Hyderabad

Private

100

277

Sri Balaji Dental College, Hyderabad

Private

100

278

Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad

Private

100

279

Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad

Private

100

280

Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

Private

100

281

Career Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow

Private

100

282

Chandra Dental College & Hospital, safedabad

Private

100

283

D.J. College of Dental Sciences & Research, Modi Nagar

Private

100

284

Dental College Azamgarh

Private

100

285

Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College, Aligarh

Govt.

40

286

Faculty of Dental Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Govt.

50

287

Faculty of Dental Sciences, Lucknow

Govt.

100

288

I.T.S. Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Ghaziabad

Private

100

289

I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Gr. Noida

Private

100

290

Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, Ghaziabad

Private

100

291

Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly

Private

100

292

Institute of Dental Studies & Technology, Modinagar

Private

100

293

K.D. Dental College, Mathura

Private

100

294

Kalka Dental College & Hospital, Meerut

Private

100

295

Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad

Private

100

296

Maharana Pratap Dental College & Hospital, Kanpur

Private

100

297

Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur

Private

100

298

Rama Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur

Private

100

299

Santosh Dental College & Hospital, Ghaziabad

Private

100

300

Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow

Private

100

301

Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Private

100

302

School of Dental Sciences, Greater Noida

Private

100

303

Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College & Research Centre, Masuri

Private

100

304

Subharati Dental College, Meerut

Private

100

305

Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad

Private

100

306

Seema Dental College & Hospital, Rishikesh

Uttrakhand

Private

100

307

Uttaranchal Dental College & Medical Research Institute, Dehradun

Private

100

308

Burdwan Dental College, Rajbati

West Bengal

Govt.

100

309

Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Calcutta

Govt.

100

310

Gurunanak Institute of Dental Science & Research, Kolkatta

Private

100

311

Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Banbishnupur

Private

100

312

Kusum Devi Sunderlal Dugar Jain Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata

Private

100

313

The North Bengal Dental College, Sushratangar

Govt.

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All about BDS - Careers after

A plethora of career choices are open for students after BDS. The most obvious choice would be to practise as a dentist. However that in itself has choices of where, for whom and as what.. An important point is that students must register with the Dental Council of India to be able to practise as a dentist. Some of the options are mentioned below:

  • Set up private practice: A common option followed by many dentists who have passed and registered themselves with the Dental Council of India. This will require some amount of funds and a good location. It also will take sometime before the dentists can establish themselves.

  • Consultant: In case setting up one’s own practice is not appealing, working as a consultant with established hospitals is another option. Here, one would be like an employee who is required to take on the patients who visit the hospital for their dental problems.

  • Teaching: Generally freshers are not taken in for teaching. The job requires experienced doctors who can answer queries and teach well. Mostly the doctors attached to the Govt hospitals also work as consulting professors to the students at the attached colleges. However teaching is an option for dentists who have an inclination for it albeit after gaining some experience working as a dentist.

  • Government Job: Most Govt hospitals, organizations, PSUs require doctors including dentists. So students can go in for these jobs for job security.

  • Options Abroad: To work abroad or practice as a dentist, one needs to check the regulations of the country and fulfil them to start work.

  • Further Study: Another option would be to go in for Masters in Dental Surgery. The specializations available allow dentist to choose the area in which they would like to mark their career. They have a choice of 9 specializations to choose from while pursuing their masters as given below.

  1. Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, and Radiology

  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  3. Oral Pathology and Microbiology

  4. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

  5. Orthodontics

  6. Prosthodontics

  7. Periodontal Surgery and Oral Implantology

  8. Pedodontics

  9. Public Health Dentistry

MDS is not just the only option that is open for students. Dentists can also pursue a management course like MHA (Masters in Hospital Administration) or MPH (Masters in Public Health). This will allow them to step into the management side of health organizations or hospital chains.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Question: Is it necessary to clear NEET for BDS?

Answer: Yes, only NEET qualified candidates will be considered for admission to BDS course, apart from MBBS course. Please note that the qualifying percentile and marks will be different for different categories.

Question: How many marks are required in NEET for BDS?

Answer: The cutoff marks depends on various factors like the category of the candidate, sanctioned seats, performance of candidates in the exam. Also, the cutoff varies from one year to another.

Question: Is Neet necessary for BDS?

Answer: Admission to BDS seats in dental colleges will be on the basis of NEET scores. So yes, BDS aspirants have to mandatorily take and qualify NEET exam.

Question: Is there NEET for BDS?

Answer: Yes, NEET exam is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Additionally, admission to allied courses like AYUSU is also done based on NEET scores. NEET result 2019 date is June 5

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