Under the Dentist Act, 1948, the Dental Council of India is entitled with the responsibility for according recognition to the Dental Degrees awarded by the various Universities and also for maintaining uniform standards of dental education in the country. The Council inspects the various dental Institutions and brings the deficiencies observed to the notice of the authorities concerned for suitable remedial action
The aim and objective of the Dental curriculum is to produce a Dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral diseases and to maintain uniformity in standards, technical and clinical requirements
Eligibility For Admission to BDS Course
- The candidate has to complete the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete this age on 31st December of the year of his admission
- Should have passed the two years Intermediate or equivalent course thereof with Science subjects, viz. Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized Indian University or Pre-University Intermediate Board:
- B.Sc. (Part I) Examination of an Indian University as laid down by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.)
- The candidate should have secured not less than 50% of marks on the aggregate of the above subjects in the qualifying or competitive examination conducted on similar lines as the qualifying examination conducted by a competitive body.
Duration of the Course:
Duration of the B.D.S. Course will be four calendar years, followed by one year paid rotating Internship in the Dental Colleges. For MBBS degree holder the duration of the course will be two years.