Education

Admission

 ADMISSION PROCEDURE

 (a)      Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education of Kerala or equivalent thereto with at least 50% marks aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology is only eligible for admission to the BDS course. Furthermore, only those candidates who secure 50% marks in the medical entrance examination (paper I and II taken together) will be considered for admission into MBBS/BDS courses. Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/SEBC will be considered for admission to these courses only if they have scored a minimum of 40% marks in the medical entrance examination (paper I and II taken together).*

 

(b)     Candidates who have passed the B.Sc degree (three year course) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biochemistry as main, and any one or two of the above subjects as subsidiaries, with 50% marks for the main and subsidiary subjects taken together subject to the condition that they have passed higher secondary examinations, kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent thereto with physics, chemistry and biology as optional subjects are eligible for admission to the BDS course. For all the courses, candidates belonging to socially and educationally backward classes (as per G.O.(P) No. 208/66/Edn dated 2.5.1996 and amendments thereof) with a total annual family income not exceeding Rs. 2.5 lakhs, will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of biology and 45% marks in the case of optional subjects put together. The SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. However, for admission to BDS courses , candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need 40% marks in physics, chemistry and biology put together in the qualifying examination (as per the guidelines of Medical Council of India). The relaxation in marks in qualifying examination extended to SEBC candidates only will be applicable to OEC candidates even if they are allotted against the un-availed seats of SC/ST quota.*

 Age

       Applicants should have completed 17 years of age on the 31st December of the year of admission to the course. No relaxation of the minimum age limit shall be made on any account.

          The following originals should be submitted at the time of admission :-

1.       S.S.L.C Certificate

2.       Plus Two Certificate

3.       Transfer Certificate

4.       Conduct Certificate

5.       Migration Certificate (Wherever Applicable) 

6.       Selection Memo

7.       Admit Card

8.       Fee Receipt

9.       Fitness Certificate

10.    Passport size photo-2

11.    Stamp size photo-2

  Procedure of Selection

     The selection for admission will be made from the merit list prepared on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination / entrance test conducted by Govt./Consortium.

Curriculum

The BDS course extends for a period of five academic years and subdivided as follows:

First BDS           12 months 

Second BDS       12 months

Third BDS          12 months 

Fourth BDS        12 months

Fifth BDS           12 months  

     First, Second, Third, Fourth & Fifth BDS courses are considered separately and classes and ranks are awarded separately. Those who fails to secure 50% of marks in a particular subject will be declared as failed in that subject and they will have to appear for examinations in the subjects concerned subsequently. Failed candidates will have to undergo additional course of remedial teaching.  As per the norms of the university, carry over may be granted. “Carry over” means, for example if a student passes two of the three subjects he/she will be promoted to the next year, but will have to clear the failed subject before appearing for the subsequent year’s exam.  This will be applicable to students as per the pertinent rules. 

     Eligibility criteria for appearing the University Examination will be declared at the beginning of the course.  The requirements to be completed are as follows:

1.   80% of attendance in examination subjects and 70% in non-examination subjects taught in the year.

2.  Completion of the work specified for the year.  This includes practical and clinical assignments. 

 

The B.D.S Program

The Bachelor of Dental surgery( B.D.S.)degree program prepares students to begin professional dental practice immediately after graduation.

The undergraduate dental shall be a of four and a half years duration in addition to one year compulsory rotating internship.
The medium of Instruction and examinations of BDS course will be in English .

During the first year of study, emphasis is placed on the basic sciences, the biological foundation of the dental profession. Dental technique courses also are part of the curriculum,

The second year builds on the basic science courses. During this time, students will be learning restorative and preventive dental care for patients in a pre- clinic atmosphere

Third year is a year of clinical rotations from one specialty to another in all dental specialties. These in-depth studies occur in concentrated five-week periods. At the end of the third year of study, students will have developed skills in every area of dentistry.

During the fourth year of the program, these skills are integrated in the Dentistry Clinics. Management skills are emphasized as students practice in a simulated office setting, providing comprehensive dental care to patients. There also are many programs available outside the college, including a Satellite clinic and hospital attachment.

Subjects of study
First Year
a) General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
b) General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics
c) Dental Materials
d) Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
e) Preclinical Conservative Dentistry
f) Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Second Year
a) General Pathology and Microbiology
b) General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
c) Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
d) Dental Materials
e) Pre clinical Conservative Dentistry
f) Preclinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
g) Pre clinical Orthodontics
h) Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

Third Year
a) General Medicine
b) General Surgery
c) Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
d) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
e) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
f) Oral Medicine and Radiology
g) Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
h) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
i) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
j) Periodontology
k) Public Health Dentistry

Final Year -Part I (One Year programme)
a) Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
b) Oral Medicine & Radiology
c) Public Health Dentistry
d) Periodontology
e) Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge
f) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
g) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
h) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

Final Year- part II (Six months programme)
a) Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
b) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
c) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
d) Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

 

Post Graduate Program

The course shall be of three years duration
Post graduation is open in following branches-

  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

  • Periodontology and Immlontology

  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 

  • Peadiatric and Preventive Dentistry

  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology

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