Medicine and Health Care
5 year(s)6 month(s)
The aim of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program of Kathmandu University is to produce a well-rounded dental graduate who as a result of the four and a half years of undergraduate education program in dental surgery and one year of internship will be competent to carry out preventive, promotive and curative functions expected of a dental surgeon.
Six Dental Colleges of Nepal offers Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course with affiliation from Kathmandu University.
The accent of the curricular approach is community orientation, integrated teaching-learning and problem-based learning.
To focus on the need of the students centered course, the course is patient based and oriented towards to the community. A problem based approach and integration of different subjects and specialties, to the possible extent, are encouraged and aims at:
For integrated approach - the following subjects classically taught in the dental schools all throughout its four and half year curriculum, could be grouped as follows:
General Medical Sciences - Basic Medical Sciences, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology
Oral Structure, Function and Development - Oral Biology - Oral Anatomy and Embryology, Oral Physiology, Oral Biochemistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics
Oral Pathogenesis and Disease Prevention - Dental Microbiology, Dental Pharmacology, Community and Preventive Oral Health, Periodontology, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral Functional Sciences and Rehabilitation - Dental Materials Sciences, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral Implantology
General Dentistry - General Dental Practice, Practice Ethics, Dental Practice Administration, Geriatric Dentistry, Dentistry for the disabled and special need dentistry
Others - Legislation and forensic odontology
Provisions for Admission Process
In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.
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.
Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.
Copy of Citizenship / Passport.
Admit card of the Entrance Examination.
Documents submitted for reservation.
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:
Candidates from the Backward community
Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims
Question Type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option:Four Options (A,B, C,D)
Number of Questions: 200
Duration: 3 hours
Biology, origin, and evolution of life
General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.
Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog,
Human biology and human diseases
Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology
The basic component of life and biodiversity
Ecology and environment
Cell biology and genetics
Anatomy and physiology
Developmental and applied botany
General and physical chemistry
Heat and thermodynamics
Geometrical optics and physical optics
Current electricity and magnetism
Sound waves, electrostatics, and capacitors
Modern physics and nuclear physics
Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics)
Particle physics, source of energy, and universe
Spatial relation/Abstract reasoning
The objective of the Program
On completion of the four and a half year of BDS program, the Dental Graduate should be able to:
Course Duration: Five and half years
First Year: I semester
First Year: II semester
Year Two: III semester
Year Three: V semester
Year Four: VII semester
Year Five: IX semester
• One year rotating