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Overview

Bachelor of dental surgery (BDS) degree is awarded at the successful completion of four years of study and one year of internship to the students as per the old regulations of Dental council of India. According to new regulations, the BDS course comprises of five years with no internship period.

The course comprises didactic lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work and conferences.

The aim and objective of the curriculum is to produce a dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral disease.
At present, the institution is running the BDS degree programme under two DCI regulations (old and new)
Old Regulation (Up to the batch of 2007-08)


Attendance during the course (old regulation):

Minimum of 75 % attendance (separately in theory and practical) is mandatory for being eligible for appearing for professional examination held by the university. In case of a subject, for which there is no examination at the end of the academic year, the percentage of attendance shall not be less than 70%.

Exam Pattern (old regulation)


Examination Theory Practical
University 100 70
Internal assessment 60 30
Viva 40
TOTAL 200 100

Each subject will have 300 marks. The distribution of marks is as follows:

Internal assessment will be calculated on the basis of the average of the two best performances
Duration of each written exam is of 3 hours.

A candidate is declared to have passed if he/ she scores 50% separately in the theory and practical examinations

Attendance during the course (new regulation):

A minimum of 75 % attendance (separately in theory and practical) is mandatory to be eligible to appear for professional examination held by the university. In case a subject in which there is no examination at the end of the academic year, the percentage of attendance shall not be less than 70%.

Exam pattern (new regulation) 

  • Each subject will have 200 marks. The distribution of marks is as follows:
  • Internal assessment will be calculated on the basis of the average of the 3 sessional exams conducted

    Examination Theory Practical
    University 70 90
    Internal assessment 10 10
    Viva 20  
    TOTAL 200 100
  • Duration of each written exam is of 3 hours.
  • A candidate is declared pass if he/she scores 50% separately in the theory and practical examinations
  • Medium of instruction: English

Curriculum

The BDS Curriculum is divided into 4 years of studies and 1 year of compulsory internship. The subjects taught in the 4 years of study are:

I BDS
• General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
• General Human Physiology And Biochemistry
• Dental Materials
• Preclinical Prosthodontics
A candidate, who has not successfully completed the III BDS examination, cannot appear for IV BDS examination

II BDS
• General Pathology and Microbiology
• Human Oral Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
• General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
• Preclinical Conservative Dentistry
• Preclinical Prosthodontics
A candidate, who has not successfully completed the III BDS examination, cannot appear for IV BDS examination

III BDS
• General Medicine
• General Surgery
• Oral Pathology & Microbiology
• Orthodontics
• Periodontics
• Oral Medicine (Oral Diagnosis) and Radiology
• Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
• Conservative Dentistry
• Oral Surgery
A candidate, who has not successfully completed the III BDS examination, cannot appear for IV BDS examination

IV BDS

Part 1

• Orthodontics
• Periodontics
• Oral Medicine (Oral Diagnosis) and Radiology
• Pedodontics

Part 2

• Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
• Conservative Dentistry including Endodontics
• Oral Surgery
• Preventive and Community Dentistry

Internship

Every candidate will be required, after passing the final BDS examination, to undergo one year paid rotating internship in a dental college.

New Regulation (Batch- 2008-09 Onwards)

SUBJECTS OF STUDY FOR BDS COURSE AS PER DCI REGULATIONS - 2007

First Year

i) General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
ii) General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics
iii) Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
iv) Dental Materials
v) Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Second Year

i) General Pathology and Microbiology
ii) General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
iii) Dental Materials
iv) Pre clinical Conservative Dentistry
v) Pre clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
vi) Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

Third Year

i) General Medicine
ii) General Surgery
iii) Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
iv) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
vi) Oral Medicine and Radiology
vii) Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
viii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
ix) Periodontology
x) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Fourth Year:

i) Orthodontics & dentofacial orthopaedics
ii) Oral Medicine & Radiology
iii) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
iv) Periodontology
v) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
vi) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
vii) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
viii) Public Health Dentistry

Internship

Every candidate will be required, after passing the final BDS examination, to undergo one year paid rotating internship in a dental college.

Department of Orthodontics
UG training programme

The under graduate training programme consists of 270 hours of clinical and practical training and 70 hours of theory lecture classes. The undergraduates are trained in fabrication and use of removable appliances, diagnosis and case selection for fixed orthodontic treatment.

Department of Community Dentistry
Undergraduate training programme:
• Didactic Lectures
• Seminars and interactive tutorials with active participation of the students
• Oral health status assessment using indices
• Preventive dentistry: In the department application of pit and fissure sealants and fluoride gel
• Visit to primary health centre to acquaint with activities and primary health care delivery
• Visit to schools to assess the oral health status of school children
• Visit to water purification plant
• Preparation of oral health education material posters, models, slides, lectures, play acting skits etc

Interns Training Programme

Interns are posted for a period of wo months in the department of Community Dentistry during their compulsory rotating internship period. During this posting they are involved not only in preventive and curative activities but also participate in health promotional activities like street plays, health talks and demonstrations.

Department of Pedodontics
Undergraduate Training Programme (BDS)

Students are introduced to the subject in the 2nd year of their BDS programme. They undergo extensive preclinical training with emphasis on paediatric operative dentistry in state of the art dental labs equipped with phantom heads & separate work stations for each student. During their 3rd & final years they have clinical postings where they are trained in diagnosis & treatment planning , preventive procedures including fluoride applications, use of pit & fissure sealants, oral hygiene measures, restorative procedures & minor oral surgical procedures. They are also actively involved in promoting awareness regarding oral health among public & children through camps & school dental health programmes.

Department of Periodontics
Undergraduate training programme:

The under graduate training programme consists of 207 hours of clinical training and 65 hours of theory lecture classes. Undergraduate training programme in Periodontics starts in III BDS and continues till the final year. It mainly consists of

Didactic Training: The student is expected to acquire adequate theory knowledge of the subject through lecture classes and tutorials.

Clinical Training: The student is trained in various treatment procedures like oral prophylaxis curettage, adjunctive use of chemotherapeutic agents under the supervision of the faculty and also in assisting various periodontal surgeries

Department of Prosthodontics
Under graduate training programme:

The undergraduate teaching programme in prosthodontics is to provide detailed theory knowledge, practical learning experience that will enable the students to co-relate basic sciences, behavioural science and practical skills on clinical application so as to achieve the most effective and comprehensive Prosthodontic rehabilitation in patients.

Prosthodontics branch is taught to students right from the 1st year BDS to the final year BDS. During the first and second year practical classes, complete denture laboratory procedures are taught. Theoretical Knowledge is related to laboratory work to attain perfection in laboratory procedures so as to apply it while working with patients when they enter the third and final year clinical postings.

Third year theory and practicals are related to partial denture fabrication procedures and in the final year, fixed partial denture techniques are covered.

Third year and final year students also have clinical postings, wherein theoretical and practical skills are applied on the patient, to provide successful prosthesis.

Department of Conservative Dentistry
Undergraduate training programme:

The training for undergraduate students commences in the second year of the bachelor’s course and extends till the final year. Before the students enter the clinics, the complex skill of tooth preparation is taught on phantom heads by simulating exercises and demonstrations.

Once the students enter the clinics in the third year they are exposed to diagnosis of dental caries, wasting diseases, pulpal and periapical diseases as well as traumatic injuries. Training is given to perform simple restorative procedures on the patient. Thorough infection control procedures and prevention of cross infection is instilled in them. In the final year, more complex restorative, aesthetic and reconstructive procedures are performed by the students. They are taught to handle the various aesthetic restorative materials and complicated restorative procedures. They have the opportunity to perform various endodontic exercises.

BDS training:
• II BDS- theory & preclinical operative
• III BDS- theory & clinical
• IV BDS- theory & clinical
• Rotating Internship
Method of evaluation of the student by:
• Written Test
• Clinical Test
• Viva-Voce

Department of Oral Surgery
Undergraduate Training Programme:

Undergraduate training programme in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery starts in III BDS and continues till the final year. The training programme consists of:

i) Didactic Training: The student is expected to acquire adequate theory knowledge of the subject through lecture classes, tutorials and seminars.

ii) Clinical Training: The student is trained to acquire adequate clinical skills to perform extractions of teeth and certain minor oral surgical procedures under the supervision of the faculty.

Method of evaluation of the student is by:
• Written test
• Clinical test
• Viva-Voce

Department of Oral Pathology
Undergraduate training programme:

The undergraduate curriculum involves didactic lectures, discussions, interpretation of histological slides and practical training for first year, second year and third year BDS students.

The subjects of Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology and Oral Physiology are taught in the first year (new DCI regulations) and second year (old regulations) where the students learn about tooth development, structure and function of oro-facial tissues, and oral physiology. They learn to reproduce tooth morphology through wax carving. The foundation of normal oral histology and dental anatomy enables them to understand better the basis of Oral Pathology (taught in II and III year of the B.D.S course) and oral diseases in their varied clinical manifestations and histological appearances.

Department of Dental Materials
Undergraduate training programme:

The undergraduate training programme for Dental Materials is for a period of two years. During this period the student acquires sound educational background of various materials used in dentistry with a competent knowledge as to where and when the material finds its application in dentistry. The teaching includes theoretical and practical aspects of dental materials. Teaching modules include audio-video presentations along with showing them specimen models. Application of theoretical knowledge in practical helps them to practice dentistry with utmost ease. The students, during their practical hours, gain knowledge in manipulation of various materials like gypsum products, impression materials, cements, denture base resin.
 
At the completion of two years in dental materials the students shall be competent in the following:
• Apply knowledge and skill in day to day practice
• Evaluate the scientific literature and information to decide the treatment
• Self assessment and willingness to update the knowledge and skills from time to time
• Involvement in simple research projects
• To understand and evaluate the claims made by manufacturers of dental materials
• Search for newer and better materials which may answer our requirements with greater satisfaction

 

Admissions

ELIGIBILITY

CITIZENSHIP: Indian Nationals.

DATE OF BIRTH: Only those whose date of birth falls on or before 31.12.97 are eligible.

QUALIFICATION: Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology taken together.


ADMISSIONS


GENERAL CATEGORY: Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) 2014.

NOTE: Only candidates who have secured minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) 2014 will be considered for admissions.

FOREIGN/NRI CATEGORY: Candidates desirous of applying under this category can write to foradmission@manipal.edu or call +91 820 2571000 / 2922400. Application form for Foreign/NRI category can be downloaded from www.foradmissions.manipal.edu.  

Candidates can apply both under General and Foreign/NRI category. Change of category from Foreign/NRI to General after admission will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Manipal University Online Entrance Test(MU-OET) 2014
 

Test Syllabus:

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General English includes questions based on the 10+2 syllabus followed by major 10+2 Boards/Universities. CLICK HERE for MU-OET syllabi.

Test Pattern:

Group 1: Applicable to MBBS/BDS/BPharm/PharmD courses, Duration 2.30 hours.
Questions- 200 (MCQ). The approximate distribution of questions is as follows: Physics-50, Chemistry-50, Biology-70, English and General Aptitude-30.

TEST CENTRES

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dubai, Ernakulam, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Mangalore, Manipal, Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Asansol, Belgaum, Bhilai, Dehradun, Ganjam, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Indore, Jabalpur, Kozhikode, Ludhiana, Meerut, Nagpur, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vizag.



TEST DATE

The MU-OET  will be held between 14.04.2014 and 15.05.2014. Candidates can select the test schedule of their choice in the Online Test Booking System. 

CLICK HERE for details on MU-OET schedule booking procedure, e-hall ticket and MU-OET guidelines.

MERIT LIST


Based on the marks obtained in MU-OET , Manipal University will declare a list of all candidates appeared for the entrance test on or before 24.05.2014 in the website. In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks, the inter-se merit of such candidates will be determined on the basis of higher marks in the order of preference as under:

• Biology in MU-OET 2014
• Physics in MU-OET 2014
• Chemistry in MU-OET 2014
• PCB marks in 10+2

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