Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a 5-years undergraduate program and the only approved professional dental course in India. It is a compulsory course for the students aspiring to work as dentists at government or private hospitals.
BDS mainly focuses on training and introducing the students to the dental sciences and surgeries. The 5-year program involves 4 years of classroom education and 1 year of compulsory rotating internship.
For admission to BDS courses, it is mandatory for students to qualify a 10+2 exam or an equivalent degree with at least 85% from a recognised institute.
There is generally only one entrance exam conducted all over India. The entrance exam is named National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) and is held as a national level exam once a year.
Azeezia College of Dental Sciences and Research is affiliated with Kerala University of Health and Sciences (KUHS).
Number of BDS seats in a year: 100