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Admission & Curriculum

Eligibility

  1. 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 put together for qualifying examination are only eligible for admission.
    Relaxation of 10% marks (5 marks) will be granted to SC/ST & OBC candidates subject to the production of community and income certificates obtained from Revenue Officers concerned. SC/ST candidates need only a pass in the examination.

  2. Candidates who have passed the B.Sc degree (three year course) examination of the universities in Kerala or any other universities recognized by the Universities in Kerala as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biochemistry main and any one or two of the above subjects as subsidiaries are also eligible for admission, provided they have secured not less than 50% marks for the main and subsidiary subjects taken together subjects to the relaxation in the marks provided in clause (a) for scheduled castes/scheduled tribes and socially and educationally backward classes and on condition that they have passed the pre-degree examination of the Universities in Kerala with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or any examination approved by those Universities as equivalent to the pre-degree.

  3. Rounding of percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is not permitted.

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.

Attested copy of relevant page of school record namely SSLC/ISC/CBSE certificate showing the date of birth should be furnished along with the application in proof of age.

Character and Conduct

Candidates should have good character and conduct. A certificate thereof should be produced from the head of the institution last studied.

Documents to be produced

  • Attested Photostat copies of the documents have to be submitted by the candidates along with the entrance test seat allotment order form at the time of admission.

  • All original documents must be produced at the time of admission.

  • A self addressed envelope should be enclosed

  • 2 recent passport size photographs.

Candidates are requested not to enclose original certificates along with the application. Attested photocopies need only be enclosed.

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 and written test for the entrance examination.

At the time of admission the candidate should bring a certificate regarding the physical standards / fitness obtained from a Medical Officer in Govt. service not below the rank of an Assistant Medical Officer.

BDS course extends for a period of four and a half academic years followed by twelve months compulsory rotating internship. The course is subdivided as follows:

First B.D.S

12 months

Second B.D.S

12 months

Third B.D.S

12 months

Fourth B.D.S part 1

12 months

Fourth B.D.S part 2

6 months

Internship

12 months

First, Second, Third and fourth B.D.S. courses are considered separately and classes and ranks are awarded separately. Fourth B.D.S. Part 1 and Part 2 are considered as separate courses. Those who fail 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 for remedial teaching. It is not compulsory to attend additional course for those who enjoy the carryover benefit. “Carry over” means that for example if a student passes two of the three subjects he will be promoted to next year, but will have to clear the failed subject before appearing for subsequent year exam. This will be applicable to students as per the pertinent rules.

Eligibility criteria for appearing in 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.