BDS Admission

Neet Bds 2020

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is an undergraduate degree course in dentistry. It is a medical field that deals with oral and dental health, prevention, treatment of tissues/teeth of the mouth. Read More about Neet BDS 2020.

Neet Bds 2020

Neet BDS 2020 degree?

BDS degree course is less challenging than the MBBS course in terms of syllabus,
course fee, setting up of clinic, etc. MDS course is a post-graduate (PG) course in dentistry
taken after a BDS degree for PG specialization. There are 19 branches of specialization to
choose from in the MDS course. BDS degree course and MDS course duration are 5 years and 3 years
respectively.

BDS course syllabus?

Neet BDS 2020 course syllabus includes studying specialized fields of dentistry.

  1. Orthodontics – It deals with straightening and aligning teeth and jaws
  2. Periodontics – It specializes in the care/treatment of gums and their diseases.
  3. Endodontics – It specializes in root canal treatments, fillings, and cosmetic surgery.
  4. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge – It involves the making of artificial teeth.
  5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – It deals with operations on the mouth and jaw.
  6. Pediatric Dentistry – It deals with treating children with teeth/mouth problems.
  7. Oral Pathology – It deals with treating mouth diseases.
  8. Oral Medicine and Radiology – It deals with diagnosis and imaging of oral pathology.
  9. Public Health Dentistry – It deals with research methodology and dental public health.

What is the eligibility for BDS?

Like MBBS, eligibility for admission in BDS degree course is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry,
Biology with at least 50% marks (40% for reserved categories). Admission to BDS is through
qualifying a general, nationwide competitive examination NEET (National Eligibility cum
Entrance Test) only.

Is NEET required for BDS?

Yes, NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is mandatory for admission to the BDS course and is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) (NEET 2019 to be held on 5th May 2019,). NEET 2019 registration forms are filled online (link).

NEET 2020 is primarily for admission into MBBS and BDS courses, but since 2018 NEET has been made mandatory for AYUSH courses as well (BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, etc). To qualify NEET, the candidate must obtain 50 percentile (not percentage) in the test. After qualifying the NEET exam, students have to participate in the counseling process organized by the respective authorities (central, states and Union Territories). In this counseling, seats are allotted to the candidates on the basis of their  NEET rank,  Filled college choices (priority ranking of colleges, etc.) and  Availability of seats in the BDS course. Counseling is done for both government dental colleges and private dental colleges at the level of All India quota and State quota.

(a) All India quota: This quota has 15% seats of all government dental colleges from all states (except Andhra Pradesh and J&K) and 100% seats of all deemed dental universities. Counseling is done by central government authority MCC (Medical Counselling Committee)

(b) State quota: This quota has 85% seats in all government dental colleges from respective states and admission is governed by domiciliary status. This rule of domicile does not apply for private dental colleges situated in particular states as any candidate all over India can apply for admission in those private colleges as well. Counseling is done by state authorities. There are 3 rounds of counseling – 1st round and 2nd round is online whereas 3rd round is organized by DGME (Directorate General of Medical Education) on a specified venue. All the colleges (government and private) that participate in this procedure are recognized/approved by the Dental Council of India (DCI). And so, there is no difference between government BDS college and private BDS college in terms of infrastructure, faculty, campus area, etc. But because of the difference in fee structure, priority is always given to government BDS colleges. Government dental college Bangalore…..Manipal College of Dental Sciences Mangalore….,

How much should I score in NEET to get BDS?

NEET marks of 450 and above for admission in government dental college. For admission in private dental college 50 percentile in NEET is sufficient.
AFMC medical college cut off…

BDS admission without donation…

How many years the course is BDS?

BDS degree course duration is 5 years, which includes 4 years of study followed by 1 year of internship.

BDS internship salary?

There is no college fee for an internship. (advice: college can pay you a stipend, talk to the management).

BDS course fee?

The average BDS course fee ranges from Rs. 1.5 Lacs to Rs. 3.5 Lacs/ year (depends on government and private college). BDS course fee in Bangalore…. Check the BDS fee structure of all BDS colleges in India (link).

What after a BDS degree?

After completing your BDS degree, you are qualified to practice as a dentist. DCI provides a license to practice as a dentist. There are following best options after BDS degree:

  • Setting up your own clinic.
  • Getting into Private/government hospitals for practice.
  • Railways/Army have jobs for dentists.
    MDS course: Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) for specialization in courses such as operative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral medicine and radiology, periodontology and oral implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, conservative, endodontics and aesthetic dentistry. MDS course duration is 3 years.
  • Research/ Teaching: After an MDS degree you can do a Ph.D. in Dental Science, a good contribution to the advancement in dental science. Also, you can become a teacher to Dental students.
  • Other government exams UPSE etc
Is BDS degree better than the MBBS degree (Scope/market value of BDS)?

BDS degree is mostly compared with MBBS degree and people take it for granted that MBBS is far better than BDS. However, in the government sector, there is no difference between MBBS and BDS as upon graduation, MBBS and BDS doctors get equal salaries. If you analyze this from a private sector viewpoint, there are things that go in favor of BDS in terms of market value and total expenses.

  • Market value:

MBBS course itself has no value unless there is a post-graduate (PG) specialization (MD). If you want to take any specialization then the basic requirement is first to pass MBBS then go for PG to become a specialized doctor e.g., Ophthalmologist (eye doctor), Pediatrician (child doctor), Gynaecologist (women’s doctor), etc. Compared to this, right after BDS, the student gets specialization for dentistry, upon graduate degree itself, full doctor for teeth. After the MBBS course, there is PG specialization which has 19 branches. A heart patient would want to go to a heart doctor who has PG specialization in heart/cardiovascular diseases, while for teeth/gums problem a patient would go to BDS doctor directly, he will not approach any MBBS doctor). Therefore, in this scenario, the BDS degree gets the advantage that they get the market value directly after graduation and not requiring MDS course specialization, unlike MBBS.

  • Tough PG Competition:

PG specialization (MD) is a toughest academic job after the MBBS course as 100% MBBS students go for PG for better job options/scope and comparatively there are fewer seats available in PG. While for BDS only 20% – 30% go for PG (MDS course) as BDS degree itself gives them specialization for teeth. Therefore, doing PG after a BDS degree is less competitive and easier making BDS less challenging.

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