Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) - BPKIHS


BPKIHS

Medicine and Health Care

5 year(s)6 month(s)


BDS course at BPKIHS is a landmark for Dental Education in Nepal and is the first course in Nepal. The Dental Education at BPKIHS started in August 1999 with the intake of the 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 the 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 into 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: Nonrefundable examination fee should be paid in the form of the 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

The objective of the Program

On completion of the four and a half year of BDS program, the Dental Graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the understanding of principles and practice of modem dentistry with an in-depth knowledge of structure and functions of the human body, normal and in diseases.
  • Develop a holistic approach to the practice of modem dentistry
  • Advance one's own knowledge and skills through higher education via continuing dental education programs and research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary knowledge and skills.
  • Possess qualities of a compassionate and socially accountable human being.
  • Discharge job responsibilities with concern and care.
  • Provide immediate management care to life-threatening situations by self.
  • Identify common dental health problems, manage them initially, ask opinion from seniors or refer to appropriate health institutions when required.
  • Provide education to people on oral health and health-related matters.
  • Participate in immunization and dental health programs and in health camps.
  • Communicate well with patient and patient's relatives by explaining matters known and refer them to appropriate persons when matters are not clear to self.
  • Provide all information on matters of management of patients to the patient and the relatives.
  • Identify medico-legal dental cases and function as required.
  • Develop a dental health care team-approach and give respect to all the other members of the team.
  • Give due care to children, elder citizens, and women.
  • Provide dental health care by becoming aware of the ethos of dental ethics.
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Admission criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

  1. In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.

  2. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.

  1. Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.

  2. Copy of Citizenship / Passport.

  3. Admit card of the Entrance Examination.

  4. Documents submitted for reservation.

  5. Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions.

*Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.

Provisions for Scholarships

As per Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, out of the total scholarship seats to be awarded to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level, 55 percent of the seats will be distributed through open competition and 45 percent of the seats will be distributed on the basis of the following:

Female

33%

Dalit

9%

Aadibasi janajati

15%

Khas Aryan

17%

Madhesi

12%

Tharu

4%

Muslim

2%

Candidates from the Backward community

4%

Disabled

2%

Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims

2%

Examination Format:

Question Type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option:Four Options (A,B, C,D)
Number of Questions: 200
Full marks:200
Cognitive Ratio:Recall:Understanding:Application-30:50:20
Duration: 3 hours

Weightage

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

a.

Zoology

40

1.

Biology, origin, and evolution of life

4

2.

General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.

8

3.

Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog,

8

4.

Human biology and human diseases

14

5.

Animal tissues

4

6.

Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology

2

b.

Botany

40

7.

The basic component of life and biodiversity

11

8.

Ecology and environment

5

9.

Cell biology and genetics

12

10.

Anatomy and physiology

7

11.

Developmental and applied botany

5

c.

Chemistry

50

12.

General and physical chemistry

18

13.

Inorganic chemistry

14

14.

Organic chemistry

18

d.

Physics

50

15.

Mechanics

10

16.

Heat and thermodynamics

6

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

17.

Geometrical optics and physical optics

6

18.

Current electricity and magnetism

9

19.

Sound waves, electrostatics, and capacitors

6

20.

Modern physics and nuclear physics

6

21.

Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics)

4

22.

Particle physics, source of energy, and universe

3

e.

Mental AgilityTest(MAT)

20

23.

Verbal reasoning

5

24.

Numerical reasoning

5

25.

Logical sequencing

5

26.

Spatial relation/Abstract reasoning

5

Total

200

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Eligibility

  • Passed 10+2 Science or equivalent (with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) with 50% aggregate in total marks or CGPA 2.4 OR
  • Secured the Percentage equivalent to the above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system OR
  • Applicants who have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level/Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) containing Physics, Chemistry, and Biology With Certificate of Equivalence to Grade 12 Science program from National Examination Board AND
  • Secured at least 50% aggregate in total marks both in Diploma and the Examination for equivalence AND
  • Registered in Nepal Health Professional council or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurveda Councils per related educational program.

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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