BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) is the only approved and recognized professional dental course in India. It is an undergraduate degree of 5 years which trains students to enter the noble profession of dental science and surgery. It is considered one of the most popular and pursued courses after MBBS in India. Minimum 50% in Class XII with NEET qualification is required for BDS admission.

BDS Admission Process

BDS Admission takes place through NEET exam. It has been made compulsory from 2016 onwards for successful admission into MBBS, BDS and other medical courses.

BDS Course Eligibility:

Students should have secured at least 50% in their Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects. 

BDS Entrance exams

There are not many BDS entrance exams, as admission is usually done on the basis of NEET result. Apart from this, Rama University takes admission in BDS course through the R exam. 

  • ?NEET 2020- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level exam for admission in undergraduate medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BHMS and BAMS. BDS admission is done through NEET only, even in recognized/approved private dental colleges. Therefore, it is very important to give the NEET exam for BDS admission.

Colleges offering BDS

Maulana Azad Institute Of Dental Sciences (MAIDS)

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science is the first medical college to achieve the FICCI excellence award. Institute is also declared as ‘Centre of Excellence’ under the government of NCT Of Delhi. Also, MAIDS was ranked number 1 college for dental sciences in India by... View More


Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai has been named among the Top 3 colleges in the country by a survey done by the Outlook Magazines. It is the first college in the country to give the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery which was recognized by... View More

Manipal College of Dental Sciences

About the College Founded in 1987, the Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (A constituent college of Manipal University) is the country’s first dental college to admit 100 students to BDS course from the very first year of inception along with the... View More


Established in 1999, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) became a constituent college of Nitte (Deemed to be University) in 2009. The Institution is named after its founder, the visionary, Late Justice K S Hegde, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Speaker of the... View More

Noorul Islam Institute of Medical Science and Research Foundation (NIMS MEDICITY)

Noorul Islam Educational TrustNoorul Islam Educational Trust has completed 64 years of service in Education, which was established by Dr. A.P. Majeed Khan. The rare of credit of establishing the first technical institute (Industrial Training Institute) in 1955 in the... View More

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Health Science Campus) Kochi

About UsAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited 'A' by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India. Amrita is spread across six campuses in three states of India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu... View More

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

OverviewSathyabama is a prestigious institution which excels in the fields of Engineering, Science and Technology for more than three successful decades. It offers multi-disciplinary academic programmes in various fields of Engineering, Science, Technology, law, Dental... View More

Pariyaram Medical College(Academy of Medical Sciences)

About Us Academy of Medical Sciences, popularly known as Pariyaram Medical College is one of the biggest Super Speciality Medical Institution in India.  Kerala has made giant strides in the field of health and set the standard in indicators of public health for... View More

MES Academy of Medical Science

The Muslim Educational Society (Mes)The last five decades have been witnessing a remarkable and glorious transformation in the educational upbringing of the muslims in kerala, traditionally the most backward community in education. The driving force behind this... View More

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has... View More

SRM University

SRM IN FOCUSEducation is all about creating an environment of academic freedom, where bright minds meet, discover and learn. One would experience top of the world living and learning experience at SRM.SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) -... View More

KMCT Group of Institutions

 About KMCTThe Kunhitharuvai Memorial Charitable Trust Group of Institutions or KMCT was established in 1994 by Dr. K. Moidu a leading medical practitioner and a visionary educationist for imparting quality education in different... View More

Indira Gandhi Group of Institutions

Indira Gandhi Group of InstitutionsIndira Gandhi Institute of Dental SciencesAbout Our CollegeIndira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, established in the year 2007,was granted approval by the DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA and sanctioned by the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA... View More

KVG Group of Institutions

 ABOUT USK.V.G. College of Engineering sponsored by Academy of Liberal Education (R) Sullia D.K. is located in Kurunjibhag and is one of the largest mega educational complexes in India.The campus is offering Diploma, Graduate and Post Graduate Programmes in... View More

Yenepoya University

Yenepoya Medical College was established in the year 1999 and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore for award of degrees. A batch of 100 MBBS students was admitted in the year 1999. Subsequently in year 2005, after obtaining permission from... View More

Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences.

 Established in 1992, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, NITTE Institutions is one of the most reputed institutions that are offering the best nursing education in Karnataka. The institute is spread over 50,000 sq. ft. within a 22-acre campus. 
The occupied stream of BDS is Dental
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The graduation type of BDS is UG

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