BDS is the professional degree programme which offers a range of job opportunities to candidates. After finishing the degree, they can work in a government or private hospital as a dentist. In addition, they can make a career in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries. They can also start private practice as a Dental surgeon. For admission in BDS, candidates have to appear for the entrance test. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the national level exam to apply for BDS admission. A total of 26,000 seats are available in BDS courses as per the Dental Council of India records. These seats are available across 315 colleges including Govt, private colleges as well as central and deemed universities.
FEES FOR BDS IN PRIVATE COLLEGES 2022:-
|TOP BDS COLLEGES||FEES|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences, IMS BHU, Varanasi||1 L|
|Maulana Azad Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||1 to 1.5 L|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences King George's Medical University, Lucknow||1.5 to 2 L|
|Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai||2 to 2.5 L|
|Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata||1 L|
|Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mengaluru||25 to 30 L|
|DY PATIL DENTAL COLLEGE, PUNE||13.26 L|
|SINHGAD DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, PUNE||24.08 L|
|BHARTI VIDYAPEETH DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, PUNE||22.50 L|
|MA RANGOONWALA COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH CENTRE, PUNE||19.14 L|
Syllabus for Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS):-
BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery is divided into 5 years.
Break up: 4 years of academics + 1 year of internship
- Physiology + Biochemistry
- Dental Anatomy + Dental Histology
- Microbiology + Pathology
- Dental material
Total 4 subjects. But 3 papers of 70 marks each.
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Oral Pathology
Final year (4th year)
- Oral Medicine and radiology
- Oral and maxillofacial Surgery
- Public health and community dentistry
- Conservative and endodontics
- Human Physiology
- Materials used in Dentistry
- Human Oral Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Tooth Morphology
- Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Is NEET mandatory for admission to BDS?
Yes. You cannot get admission to the BDS course if you do not qualify for the NEET. There is no other entrance test for admission to BDS courses in India.
What is the fee for the BDS course?
Fee for BDS courses varies from one institute to another. The tuition fee for the BDS course ranges from INR 15,000 – INR 12,00,000.
Can a BDS student do MS after completing the course?
No, a BDS graduate can only pursue a master’s degree in dentistry. If a BDS graduate wants to build a career in surgery, he/ she can opt for MDS in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Is the Indian BDS degree recognised worldwide?
No, the Indian BDS degree is not recognised worldwide. In most countries, an Indian BDS graduate has to appear for a screening test to be able to practice dentistry.
Can a BDS doctor perform surgery?
Yes, a BDS doctor can perform surgery. But they have expertise in performing dental surgery.
Is BDS equivalent to MBBS?
Yes, both are undergraduate degree programmes. The graduates of both streams can use ‘Dr’ before their name. BDS provides knowledge of dental issues while MBBS makes students learn different aspects of medicine and treatment.
What would be the average course fee for BDS?
BDS graduates earn a handsome salary after finishing the course. The salary depends upon skill and responsibility. The average salary of the BDS graduates is INR 4 -10 lakh.
What is the eligibility criteria for admission to a BDS course?
Candidates should have passed 10+2 with compulsory subjects Physics, Chemistry, and bIology. Scoring 50 percent marks is mandatory in class 12th for admission to the BDS course.
What are the job options for BDS professionals?
They can choose from a wide range of job opportunities offered by the government and private sector. Some of the job profiles are as follows:
- Dental surgeon
What is best out of BDS or BAMS?
It offers more career opportunities in comparison to BAMS. BDS graduates get around INR 15,000-20,000 initially but after experience they can earn around INR 1 to 3 lakh.
As BDS graduates have thorough knowledge of dental related problems, they are easily recruited by hospitals and dental clinics.
BDS COURSE FEES IN PRIVATE COLLEGES
The course fee depends upon college. The average course fee for BDS is INR 1-6 lakh.
Dental professionals are recruited at different posts as per their skill and qualification. Initially they are offered INR 30,000 to 40,000 salary but it increases as they gain experience under expert hands.