Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS] - Course Admissions and Eligibility

Updated on - Apr 16th, 2018 | 05:29 PM by Vaishnavi Prathap


Course Duration of Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS] is 5 Years.



Minimum Requirements

Age No Age Limit
Minimum Percentage It is open for students who have qualified Higher Secondary Examination with a minimum of 50% marks
Subjects Required Physics, Chemistry and Biology

About Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS]:

  • BDS or Bachelor of Dental Surgery is an undergraduate Dentistry course. The duration of Bachelor of Dental Surgery course is 4-5 years of study with internship and without an internship.

  • The BDS course is divided into 2 or more semesters.

  • The course can be pursued either as a Full-Time Graduate Course or Part-Time Graduate Course i.e. through Correspondence or Distance Education depending upon one’s choice.

  • Top universities include:

  • The aspirants have to download the application/admission form for the opted college from the website of the college/universities.For further details for Admission Procedure, click here.

  • Dental science being more focused on the rehab of the teeth and its other functions, Oral Medicine And Radiology is the new aspect getting more views and job opportunities for its unique and simple procedure.
  • Below mentioned are some of the finest job scope opportunities for the professionals post-graduate:-

    • Dental Clinics

    • Dental Equipment Manufacturers

    • Dental Products Manufacturers

    • Educational Institutes

    • For job scope for the program, click here.

  • The course while providing some significant attributes to the professional regarding the oral care also enables them to work on other species oral genisis.
  • The following mentioned are some of the subjects in the syllabus of the course: 

    • General Medicine. 

    • General Surgery. 

    • Oral Pathology & Microbiology. 

    • Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics. 

    • Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery. 

    • For information about subjects and syllabus.

What is Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS]?


  • After M.B.B.S., Bachelor of Dental Surgery is one the most sought-after course in the field of medical science.

  • B.D.S. enables one to become a Dentist. Dental Courses comprise didactic lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work, and conferences.

  • Aspiring candidates learn about various forms of treatment including Surgical Procedures, Dental materials, Dental anatomy & Oral histology, Oral Pathology, Community Dentistry, Pedodontics, Oral Medicine & Radiology etc which are some of the topics that are generally taught.

  • There are various Dental Schools and Dental Colleges which impart the education of Bachelor of Dentistry.

Why choose Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS]?


  • The field of Medicine is always evergreen and full of opportunities, hence a number of jobs for a Bachelor of Dental Science in this sector are rising. 

  • The most sought-after course, right after MBBS, is the Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS].

  • Any person in this field has the exciting opportunity to work in both the private sector, as well as the government sector.

  • They can either work in their own clinic or, in a government clinic.

See Various Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS] Colleges in India

Fee Structure of Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS] in India

Fee 0-2L
Fee 2-5L
Fee 5-10L
Fee >10L
(In Lakhs)

Fee Structure by State for Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS]

All Over India
Public Colleges
₹ 10,000 ( Minimum Fee ) ( Maximum Fee ) ₹ 31.30 Lakh
₹ 1.24 Lakh ( Average Fee )
Private Colleges
₹ 2,000 ( Minimum Fee ) ( Maximum Fee ) ₹ 32 Lakh
₹ 10.10 Lakh ( Average Fee )
Andhra Pradesh
Private Colleges
₹ 58,000 ₹ 18 Lakh
₹ 3.13 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 96,000 ₹ 14 Lakh
₹ 7 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 2,000 ₹ 22.34 Lakh
₹ 10.20 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 1 Lakh ₹ 30.80 Lakh
₹ 18 Lakh
Public Colleges
₹ 2.29 Lakh ₹ 31.30 Lakh
₹ 18.50 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 2 Lakh ₹ 26.25 Lakh
₹ 3.60 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 3.23 Lakh ₹ 15.80 Lakh
₹ 14.30 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 9,200 ₹ 13.75 Lakh
₹ 9.20 Lakh
Tamil Nadu
Private Colleges
₹ 4 Lakh ₹ 32 Lakh
₹ 12 Lakh
Uttar Pradesh
Public Colleges
₹ 48,240 ₹ 72,000
₹ 72,000
Private Colleges
₹ 3 Lakh ₹ 13.60 Lakh
₹ 10.80 Lakh

Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS] Reviews

Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS], batch of 2021
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

In BDS or any medical course, only the eligibility is to pass 12th by minimum 50% marks. But only in MBBS and BDS a national level exam is taken called NEET and the cutoff depends on that.

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Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS], batch of 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For admission in MRDC, you have to qualify NEET exam that is national eligibility entrance test. After qualifying it a candidate has to appear for counseling in the college venue itself.Before appearing for counseling one has to fill the application form of MRDC.

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Bachelor of Dental Science [BDS], batch of 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I wrote KCET entrance exam through which I secured a government seat in this college

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