The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course comprises of five and a half years academic program including one year compulsory internship at the end of the course. The aim of the program is to produce an efficient dental graduate who as a result of such undergraduate education in dental surgery will be competent to perform preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services expected of a qualified dental surgeon.
The accent of the curriculum is student-centered, patient-based and community-oriented approach. The program applies problem-based learning and integration of different disciplines, which are aimed at:
- Providing basic knowledge and skill required for general dental practice of standards that are expected
- Realizing the appropriate standards of patient care based on the needs of an individual and the community as a whole
- Commitment for continuing education
- Appraisal for higher training in dental specialty
- Raising the standards of dental education and practice for the betterment of profession, patient and the people.
The BDS Curriculum is divided into two parts. Part-1 includes the curriculum of the first and second years which encompasses the subjects of basic medical and dental science, whilst, Part-2, Part-3 and final BDS Include the curriculum of the remaining two and a half years which covers the clinical subject of dentistry and medical sciences.
- Oral Biology
- Dental Materials
- Pre-Clinical Conservative Dentistry
- Pre-Clinical Orthodontics
- Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Community Dentistry
- Oral Pathology, Microbiology & Forensic Odontology
- Oral Medicine & Radiology
- Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Student centered (rather than teacher centered)
- Problem based (rather than subject based)
- Integrated (rather than subject based)
- Community oriented (rather than hospital centered)
- Electives embodied (rather than standard program oriented)
- Systematic (rather than apprentice based)
The candidate must be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission.
Selection is purely based on merit through entrance examination as per the rules of Kathmandu University and interview conducted by the College. Students having twelve years of schooling with science (biology) in 10+2, I.Sc., CBSE Board, GCE ‘A’ level or equivalent with not less than 50% average score in aggregate and 50% average score in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English are eligible to appear in the entrance examination conducted by the University.
As per the rules of Kathmandu University, selection is purely based on merit through entrance examination conducted by the university (KUMET). Few scholarship seats are reserved for meritorious students nominated by the Ministry of Education, Nepal Government.