Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) - BPKIHS


BPKIHS

Medicine and Health Care

5 year(s)6 month(s)


BDS course at BPKIHS is landmark for Dental Education in Nepal and is the first course in Nepal. The Dental Education at BPKIHS started on August 1999 with the intake of first batch of 40 BDS students. The course of studies leading to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree of the BPKIHS consists of 5½ academic years including 1-year Community Oriented Compulsory Residential Rotatory Internship.


Curriculum

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) curriculum of BPKIHS is committed to producing health manpower needed and deemed appropriate for the twenty-first century. The curriculum is an integrated one, incorporating the organ-system and need based approach. It is community oriented and uses problem-based learning as a supplementary tool in the teaching-learning process. During the first two years of the course, designated as Phase-I, the emphasis has been laid on the applied basic sciences along with community medicine and professional skills. In the next two and a half years, designated as Phase-II, the emphasis is on clinical sciences with a high degree of integration between clinical and community medicine and applied basic sciences. The curriculum incorporates early patient contact and emphasizes the importance of study of community medicine and behavioral sciences from the beginning. Teaching through lectures has been restricted to a bare minimum while problem-based learning and other unconventional learning experiences (UNCLE) are encouraged. In their own interest, students should attend all classes organized for them. Attending at least 80% of the classes is essential for being eligible to take the Annual Examinations conducted during the course.

SEATS AVAILABLE

A total of one hundred seats in MBBS and forty seats in BDS programs are available divided in different schemes for Nepalese and other nationals as follows:

Category

MBBS

BDS

1. Heavily Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (HSTFS)

1.1 Nepali Nationals

a. Open Category

17

5

b. Hill District Category

4

2

c. Dalit

1

-

d. Indigenous Nationalities (Janajati)##

3

-

e. Under-privileged Women

2

-

f. ***Ward of BPKIHS Faculty

1

-

g. ***Ward of BPKIHS Staff

1

-

h. ***Ward of BPKIHS Faculty/Staff

-

1

1.2 Indian Nationals

4

-

2. Partially Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (PSTFS)

2.1 Nepali Nationals

a. Open Category

27

16

b. ***Ward of BPKIHS Faculty

2

-

2.2 Indian Nationals

6

-

3. Full Tuition Fee Scheme (FTFS)

3.1 Nationals of SAARC Country

22*

8*

3.2 Nationals of non SAARC Country

10**

8**

Total

100

40

Examination Fee: Non refundable examination fee should be paid in the form of bank draft or bank voucher at the time of submitting the application form.

For Nepali Nationals:

Only one scheme of a program : Rs. 2,000/-

Any two schemes of any program : Rs. 3,000/-

More than two schemes of any program : Rs. 4,000/-

For Foreign Nationals( Including Indian Nationals):

SAARC or Non-SAARC seat of any program : US $ 45

Both SAARC & Non-SAARC seat of any program : US $ 50

Combination of HSTFS/PSTFS with any FTFS scheme : US $ 65

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Entrance Examination is common for all schemes of MBBS and BDS programs. It will be conducted by BPKIHS in different centres of Dharan and Biratnagar. The confirmed centre of examination will be indicated in the Admit Card.

a) Structure of The Examination

The Entrance Examination for all schemes comprises of multiple choice questions in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Introduction to Health, Aptitude for Medicine/Dentistry and General Knowledge.

The Entrance Examination will be of 3½ hours duration and will have one paper consisting of 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The language of the question paper will be English. The distribution of marks will be as follows:

Subject Marks

Physics 50

Chemistry 50

Biology 50

English, Introduction to Health, Aptitude

for Medical/Dental and General Knowledge 50

Total 200

The general standard of the Entrance Examination will be that of the Intermediate Science, 12th class under the 10+2 system or an equivalent examination of Higher Secondary Council. No syllabus for the examination has been specifically prescribed by BPKIHS.

4. Students not paying fees along with the mess charges on time will not be allowed to sit in the annual examination. Admit card for such students will not be issued.

5. All fees under FTFS should be paid annually. In case of failure to pay the fees in time, the Registrar may impose such penalty, as he/she considers appropriate.

6. Students of all schemes who have to repeat the academic year due to failure or any disciplinary action should pay fees as follows:

a. Tuition Fee: 15% of the total tuition fee

b. All other fees: 100% as mentioned in the prospectus.

7. Other equipment/tools etc. as required have to be bought by all candidates themselves.

8. Hostel accommodation will be on sharing basis.

Structure of the Entrance Examination

Admission either in HSTFS or FTFS seats will be based entirely on merit as judged through Entrance Examination comprising of multiple choice questions in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, General Knowledge and Aptitude for the specialty.

The Entrance Examination will be of 3½ hours duration and will have one paper consisting of 200 objective- type questions. The language of the question paper will be English. The distribution of marks will be as follows:

10+2/I. Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English) - 100

(25 marks from each subject)

Health/Laboratory Sciences - 100

Entrance examination will be common for candidates with science and Medical Laboratory Science background. The general standard of the Entrance examination will be that of the Intermediate Science, 12th class under the 10+2 system or an equivalent examination of Higher Secondary Council. No syllabus for the examination has been specifically prescribed by BPKIHS.

FEES AND EXPENSES

Each candidate selected for admission shall have to pay the following fees and dues immediately after the announcement of the list of selected candidates, and after they are declared medically fit by the Medical Board, failing which his/her admission shall be cancelled and the candidate on the waiting list shall be admitted in his/her place in the respective programs.

(a) Under Heavily Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (HSTFS) BDS Program

1. Admission fee( in Rs.) :

First year : 10,000/-

Second year : 10,000/-

Third year : 10,000/-

Fourth year : 10,000/-

Fifth year : 5,000/-

2. Library Fee : 4,500/- per year

3. Laboratory Fee : 4,500/- per year

4. Student welfare fund

(Identity Card, Games Fee) : 4,000/- per year

5. Tuition Fee : 5,400/- per month

6. Hostel Fee : 1,500/- per month

7. Hostel maintenance Fee : 4,000/- per year

8. a. Annual Examination Fee : 4,500/- per year

b. Supplementary Examination Fee: 4,500/-(if applicable)

9. Field Program Fee : 6,000/- per year

10. Deposit (Refundable) : 15,000/- (one time)

(for library, laboratory and telephone, etc.)

11. Health Insurance Premium* : 1,000/- per year (approx.)

12. Nepal Medical Council Fee : 3,000/- (one time)

* Premium depends on the policy chosen for this purpose.

(b) Under Partially Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme (PSTFS)

Candidates selected under this scheme should pay tuition fees Rs. 11,61,600/- in BDS course.

MBBS Program BDS Program

First Year Rs. 4.2 Lakhs

Second Year Rs. 4.056 Lakhs

Third Year Rs. Rs. 1.2 Lakh

Fourth Year Rs. Rs. 1.2 Lakh

Fifth Year Rs. Rs. 0.96 Lakh Rs. 11.616 Lakhs

The first year tuition fee should be paid at the time of admission and others should be paid annually. All other fees and charges will remain same as specified above under heavily subsidized tuition fee scheme (HSTFS). The date of payment of fees is fixed. No extension in the date is allowed.

(c) Under Full Tuition Fee Scheme (FTFS-only for SAARC/Non-SAARC students):

i. Tuition Fee:

The total tuition fees for the course period for candidate from the SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal) for MBBS program is US $ 71,500 and for BDS program is US $ 33,000. Likewise, tuition fee for Non-SAARC candidates for MBBS program is US $ 82,500 and for BDS program is US $ 44,000. The fees should be paid annually as follows:

SAARC Countries (FTFS)

MBBS Program BDS Program

First Year US $ 11,000

Second Year US $ 11,000

Third Year US $ 5,500

Fourth Year US $ 3,300

Fifth Year US $ 2,200

US $. 33,000

Non-SAARC Countries (FTFS)

First Year U US $ 16,500

Second Year US $ 11,000

Third Year US $ 7,700

Fourth Year US $ 5,500

Fifth Year US $ 3,300

US $.44,000

Note : Tuition Fees for the Nepalese students if admitted under non-SAARC seats will be 10% less than the other nationals.

ii. Other Fees:

MBBS Program BDS Program

1. Admission fee

First year : US $ 150

Second year : US $ 150

Third year : US $ 150

Fourth year : US $ 115

Fifth year : US $ 60

2. Library Fee : US $ 60 per year

3. Laboratory Fee : US $ 60 per year

4. Student welfare fund : US $ 60per year

(Identity Card, Games Fee)

5. Hostel Fee : US $ 250 per year

6. Hostel maintenance Fee : US $ 60 per year

7. a. Annual Examination Fee : US $ 60 per year

b. Supplementary Examination Fee: US $ 60

(if applicable)

8. Field Program Fee : US $ 70 per year

9. Deposit (Refundable) : US $ 500(one time) (one time)

10. Health Insurance Premium*: US $10 per year

(approx.)

11. Nepal Medical Council Fee : US $ 50 (one time) US $ 50 (one time)

* Premium depends on the policy chosen for this purpose.

Special Offer:

If a student from the SAARC & Non- SAARC Countries would like to pay the entire tuition fee and other charges at the time of admission a rebate of US $ 5,000 is given for BDS Program.

Please note (All Tuition Fee Schemes):

1. The Governing Body of the Institute may change or review the fees and expenses.

2. The fee and other charges including hostel rent, once paid shall not be refunded if a student leaves the Institute for any reason. However, the deposit will be refunded after deducting 25% from it. Similarly, if a student has paid the advance tuition fee-installments and decides to leave the course in between, 25% of the paid amount will be deducted and the rest will be refunded in such cases. Tuition fee of the running installment-period will not be refunded.

3. Tuition fee & Hostel fee can be paid in 3 equal installments, the first being paid at the time of admission and at intervals not exceeding four months thereafter. All other fees should be paid at the time of admission. The last date of payment of fees must be strictly adhered to. No extension is possible unless an exceptional case by prior approval from the Registrar not extending a period of 15 days from the last date with payment of fine Rs. 100/- per day for the 2nd or 3rd installment. For further delay after 15 days the following fine shall be imposed:

For HSTFS Rs. 150/- per day

For PSTFS Rs. 250/- per day

For FTFS Rs. 500/- per day

For further default, the Registrar's decision is final.

4. Students not paying fees along with the mess charges on time will not be allowed to sit in the annual examination. Admit card for such students will not be issued.

5. Tuition Fee under PSTFS and all fees under FTFS should be paid annually. In case of failure to pay the fees in time, the Registrar may impose such penalty, as he/she considers appropriate.

6. Students of all schemes who have to repeat the academic year due to failure or any disciplinary action should pay fees as follows:

a. Tuition Fee: 15% of the total tuition fee

b. All other fees: 100% as mentioned in the prospectus

Internship Program

Students, who have passed the Fifth Year Final Assessment, have to undergo one year Community Oriented Compulsory Residential Rotatory Internship Program (COCRRIP) at BPKIHS and its Teaching District Hospitals. This is mandatory. The degree will not be awarded in case of failure to comply with this rule.

At present, the Internship Program consists of six months posting at BPKIHS teaching hospital and remaining six months at teaching district hospitals including 4 weeks elective posting with adequate facilities under supervision. While posted at district level hospitals, the interns will be given ample opportunities to work in the community.

The Internship Program will begin with an "ORIENTATION PROGRAM". Several important aspects of medical ethics, communication skills, techniques of sample collection for investigations, rational drug prescription, operation theater protocol, medico-legal aspects, health research methodology etc. would be covered during the orientation program.

The progress of the intern throughout the program will be monitored through a structured log book. The interns are required to maintain and update the log-book on a day-to-day-basis, and get the entries verified by the supervisor. The log-book will be used to evaluate the overall performance of the intern.

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Eligibility

Candidates who:

i. have passed I.Sc., class XII examination of the 10+2 system, or its equivalent Higher Secondary Council, with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English as their major subjects and obtained at least 50% marks in the aggregate in these subjects; and

ii. are at least 17 years of age by the last date of submission of application are eligible to apply in the MBBS and/or BDS courses.

Note: For Nepali Candidates applying under FTFS (Non-SAARC) Category: Those residing in Non-SAARC Countries and who have fulfilled Criteria-(i) as above from the same country are eligible.

Eligibility for reserved seats under HSTFS:

a. Hill District Category:

Candidates from the following selected hill districts and who have studied and passed class 8, 9 and 10 from public schools situated in these districts are eligible for hill district category seats.

Selected Hill Districts:

Bajhang, Bajura, Darchula, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Jumla, Kalikot, Manang, Mugu, Mustang, Rukum, Solukhumbu.

b. Criteria for Dalit Group:

Candidates from Dalit Group as listed in "Hill Tribes and Terai Tribes" by the National Dalit's Commission, Government of Nepal are eligible for the seat allotted to this group.

c. Criteria for Indigenous Nationalities (Janajati):

Indigenous Nationalities (Janajati) as defined by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) are as follows:

Group A:

1) Kusunda 2) Bankariya 3) Raute 4) Surel 5) Hayu 6) Raji 7) Kisan 8) Lepcha 9) Meche 10) Kusbaddiya

Group B:

1) Majhi 2) Siyar 3) Lohmi 4) Thudam 5) Dhanuk 6) Chepang 7) Satar (Santhal) 8) Jhangad 9) Thami 10) Bote 11) Danuwar 12) Baramu

Group C:

1) Sunuwar 2) Tharu 3) Tamang 4) Bhujel 5) Kumal 6) Rajbansi 7) Gangai 8) Dhimal 7 9) Bhote 10) Darai 11) Tajpuriya 12) Pahari

13) Topkegola 14) Dolpo 15) Free 16) Mugal 17) Larke 18) Lohpa 19) Dura 20) Walung

Group D:

1) Gurung 2) Magar 3) Rai 4) Limbu 5) Chhairotan 6) Tangbe 7) Tingaule Thakali 8) Bargaule 9) Marphali Thakali 10) Sherpa 11) Yakkha 12) Chhantyal 13) Jirel 14) Byansi 15) Yolmo

d. Criteria for Under-Privileged Women Group

In the Women Category, female candidates meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply.

Parent(s) or husband of the female candidate should NOT be holding any one of the following posts or positions.

1) Medical/Veterinary Doctor 2) Joint Secretary or above in Govt. of Nepal services 3) Registered class A, B, C Contractor 4) Chairperson and member of Industrial and Commercial Organization 5) Proprietor of Co-operative Organization 6) Foreign Service 7) Mayor/ Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of District Development Committee 8) Chairperson, President/Vice-President, General Secretary of the registered political parties 9) Member of Parliament 10) General Manager, Director, Chair person of Government Sponsored Organizations 11) Professor 12) Member of Women Council 13) Lawyer/Judge 14) Engineer.

Candidates must be the residents of one of the following districts and must have passed class 8, 9 and 10 from public schools situated in these districts.

Acham, Arghakhanchi, Baglung, Baitadi, Bajhang, Bajura, Bhojpur, Dadeldhura, Dailekh, Darchula, Dhading, Dhankuta, Dolakha, Dolpa, Doti, Gorkha, Gulmi, Humla, Ilam, Jajarkot, Jumla, Kalikot, Khotang, Lamjung, Manang, Mugu, Mustang, Myagdi, Okhaldhunga, Panchthar, Parbat, Pyuthan, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Rolpa, Rukum, Salyan, Sankhuwasabha, Solukhumbu, Taplejung and Terhathum.

e. Ward of BPKIHS Faculty and Staff: Eligibility Criteria

Seats for the ward of BPKIHS Faculty and Staff are for son or daughter of Nepali Faculty/Staff (Permanent), who have continuously served the BPKIHS for at least 3 years and are presently serving the institute. The selection of candidates in these seats will also be on the basis of merit of the Entrance Examination. After the selection of the ward, the faculty/ staff has to continue his/her services at least for further 4 years 8

provided the Institute requires his/her services (service bond should be signed). Failure to comply with this rule, shall lead to the ward of the faculty/ staff to pay tuition fee as applicable for Partially Subsidized Tuition Fee Scheme.

Note: Janajati/Dalit/Hill District category candidates- A copy of certificate issued by the Commission as well as a verification certificate from the district administration authority of concerned district must be attached with the application. A certified letter from concerned district education administration is a must for the Public School from where the candidate studied classes 8, 9 & 10.

Other Important Information:

In case of those candidates who have passed the qualifying examination without appearing in one or more of the essential subject(s), viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English, but passed that/those subject(s) at a subsequent or re-examination, the marks actually scored by them in the subject(s) at the subsequent examination will be considered for calculating the percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.

Selection purely by merit on the basis of Entrance Examination students having twelve years of schooling with science, such as I. Sc., CBSE board etc. or GCE Advanced Level are eligible to appear in Entrance examination.

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Curricular structure

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) curriculum of BPKIHS is committed to producing health manpower needed and deemed appropriate for the twenty-first century.

The curriculum is an integrated one, incorporating the organ-system and need based approach. It is community oriented and uses problem-based learning (PBL) as a supplementary tool in the teaching-learning process.

During the first two years of the course, designated as Phase-I, the emphasis has been laid on the applied basic sciences along with community medicine and professional skills. In the next two and a half years, designated as Phase-II, the emphasis is on clinical sciences with a high degree of integration between clinical and community medicine and applied basic sciences. The curriculum incorporates early patient contact and emphasizes the importance of study of community medicine and behavioral sciences from the beginning. Teaching through lectures has been restricted to a bare minimum while problem-based learning and other unconventional learning experiences (UNCLE) are encouraged.

In their own interest, students should attend all classes organized for them. Attending at least 80% of the classes is essential for being eligible to take the Annual Examinations conducted during the course.

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