There shall be a uniform NEET for admission to the under-graduate dental courses in each academic year conducted in the manner, as prescribed by the National Board of Examination or any other authority appointed by the Central Government in this behalf. The overall superintendence, direction and control of the NEET shall vest with the Council.
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.
Period of Training
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|
|Four B.D.S.||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.