Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) - Tribhuvan University


The BDS programme consists of four & half years of full time study with one year of compulsory rotating internship. Five Dental Colleges of Nepal offers Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course with affiliation from Tribhuvan University.

The programme has three major components.

Integrated basic medical science

Clinical Medical Science

Clinical Dental Science

Students will also learn the dental Material Science Community Dentistry and pre-clinical laboratory techniques during first two years of the programme.In the third year and fourth year,students will be exposed to the clinical dentistry itself, which deals with various dental health problems from the essential perspective.Student will learn the essential knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for the practice of dentistry.

Objectives 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 human body, normal and in diseases.
  • Develop a holistic approach to the practice of modem dentistry
  • Advance ones 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

Information for Online Application and Entrance Examination of IOM

  1. Candidates who apply for MBBS can also apply for another ONE program from among BDS, B.Sc Nursing, B.Optom, B.Pharma, B.Sc MIT, B.Sc MLT, BAMS. Such candidates should fill in two separate forms for these two program with two different bank vouchers. Candidates who apply for BNS program can also apply for BPH Program. Such candidates should fill in two separate forms for these two programs with two different bank vouchers. However candidates who apply for BNS program will have to compulsorily choose the category and campus, which they are applying for.
  2. The entrance exam will be of 100 marks (a single paper). Candidate should obtain the minimum 50% marks in order to pass the exams. Merit list of those who have passed the exams will be published according to marks obtained by candidates.
  3. Candidates must use "Black Gel Pen" during entrance examination. Uses of pencils, white correction fluids "Tipex" etc are not allowed and marks will not be awarded if used. Candidates should select the correct answer by simply filling empty bubble completely with black gel pen. There is no provision of "negative marking".
  4. Notice for Examination Centers and Results of Entrance Examination will be published in IOM's website and can also be accessed by mobile by sending SMS.
  5. If any seats remain vacant in any category of BNS program, then the respective campuses will fill the seats by candidates from other categories of BNS according to merit list. If reserved quota seats remain vacant in BNS program, those seats will be filled by candidates who apply for paying quota. If the seats still remain vacant, the respective campus can call for application from candidates who passed the IOM entrance of BNS of any category and fill it on merit basis.
  6. There is common entrance for B.Optom/B.Sc Nursing but candidates can only choose one program and this program should only be mentioned in their admission form during submission.
  7. If any seats remain vacant in B.Optom program, then the vacant seats can be filled from other candidates who have passed the B.Sc Nursing and BDS programs according to merit list. If the seats still remain vacant then it can be filled from candidates who have passed MBBS program according to the merit list. However, if any seats remain vacant in B.Sc Nursing; such seats can be filled only by female candidates who have passed the B.Optom/BDS or MBBS program according to merit list.
  8. If any seats remain vacant in BDS program, then the seats can be filled from candidates who have passed the MBBS program according to merit list.
  9. If any seats remain vacant in any of the B.Pharm/BAMS academic program, then the vacant seats can be filled from the candidates who have passed the B.Optom/B.Sc nursing/BDS programs according to merit list. If the seats still remain vacant, then it can be filled from candidates who have passed MBBS program according to the merit list.
  10. Electronic devices like Mobile, Calculator, Bluetooth, I-pad, tablet PC are strictly prohibited in the examination hall.
  11. The decision of TU Institute of Medicine will be final in any disputed matter.
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Salient features

Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education Scholarships Quota (For the academic year 2074/75)

for BDS Program of Tribhuvan University

Names of the Medical College

Scholarships Seats In BDS Program

Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur

4

Gandaki Medical College, Kaski, Pokhara

3

KIST Medical College, Imadole, Lalitpur

5

MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj

3

Peoples Dental College, Kathmandu

5

Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa

5

TOTAL

25


Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:-

AGE: Candidate's age must be minimum of 17 years and maximum of 25 years.

QUALIFICATION:-

  1. Intermediate in Science or equivalent qualification from universities recognized by the Tribhuvan University within or outside Nepal with Physics, Chemistry,Biology and English as main subjects, or Ten Plus Two(10+2) with the principal subjects mentioned above.
  2. The candidate must have secured not less than 50% of marks on the aggregate of above subjects.Candidates other than those mentioned above will not be eligible to apply for the course.

SELECTION CRITERIA:-
The selection of students will be done on the merit basis in the competitive entrance examination conducted by Institute of Medicine(T.U.).


Entrance Module

  1. Zoology: 30
  2. Botany: 20
  3. Chemistry: 30
  4. Physics: 20

NOTE:
Foreign students need not appear in the entrance exam.They should secure at least 50% aggregate marks(with Physics,Chemistry,English & Biology ).

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Curricular structure

Curriculum Structure: Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS): Tribhuvan University

FIRST YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

PAPER I / Theory

Integrated Basic Medical Sciences-General Concepts; Anatomy (Including Embryology, Histology, Genetics & Anthropology), Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology & Pharmacology.

40

160

PAPER II / Theory

Integrated Basic Medical Sciences (Neurosensory System, Musculoskeletal System).

20

80

PAPER III / Practical

Integrated Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology & Pharmacology).

X

275

PAPER IV / Theory

Dental Material Science.

20

80

PAPER IV / Practical

Dental Material Science.

X

50

SECOND YEAR

Subjects

Full Marks

Asst.

Final

PAPER V / Theory

Integrated Basic Medical Sciences- (Respi/Cardio/Gastro System)

40

160

PAPER VI / Theory

Integrated Basic Medical Sciences- (Reproductive/Endocrine/Metabolic System/Renal Electrolyte System)

20

80

PAPER VII / Practical

Integrated Basic Medical Sciences- (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology & Pathology)

x

275

PAPER VIII / Theory

Oral Anatomy

10

40

PAPER VIII / Practical

Oral Anatomy

x

50

Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics IX Practical

x

100

Pre-Clinical Operative X Practical

x

100

THIRD YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

General Medicine XI Theory

20

80

General Medicine XI Practical

X

100

General Surgery + Anaesthesiology XII Theory

20

80

General Surgery + Anaesthesiology XII Practical

X

150

Oral Pathology XIII Theory

20

80

Oral Pathology XIII Practical

X

100

Forensic Dentistry XIV Theory

20

80

Forensic Dentistry XIV Practical

X

100

FOURTH YEAR FIRST PHASE

Subjects

Full Marks

Asst.

Final

Oral Medicine & Radiology XV Theory

20

80

Oral Medicine & Radiology XV Clinical/Oral

x

100

Orthodontics XVI Theory

20

80

Orthodontics XVI Clinical/Oral

x

100

Pedodontics XVII Theory

20

80

Pedodontics XVII Clinical/Oral

x

100

Community Dentistry XVIII Theory

20

80

Community Dentistry XVIII Clinical/Oral

x

100


FOURTH YEAR SECOND PHASE

Subjects

Full Marks

Asst.

Final

Prosthodontics XIX Theory

20

80

Prosthodontics XIX Clinical/Oral

x

100

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics XX Theory

20

80

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics XX Clinical/Oral

x

100

Oral Surgery XXI Theory

20

80

Oral Surgery XXI Clinical/Oral

x

100

Periodontics XXII Theory

20

80

Periodontics XXII Clinical/Oral

x

100

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