Bachelor of Dental Surgery | Tribhuvan University

Tribhuvan University (T.U) offers a dynamic bachelor's degree course in the field of science which is termed as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). This course lasts for about 4 and half years. This course is based on semester system; has about 9 full semesters. This course comes under the faculty of Medical and Allied Sciences.

This program has three main elements: Integrated Basic Medical Science, Clinical Medical Science and Clinical Dental Science. Amid initial 2 years of the program, students learn pre-clinical laboratory techniques and the dental Material Science Community Dentistry. In the latter two years, they will be presented to the clinical dentistry that deals with multiple dental medical issues from the fundamental perspective.

List of Bachelor of Dental Surgery Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Dental Surgery program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

College Name Phone Area
B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences 25-525555 , Buddha marg, Dharan Apply
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences 977-25-525555, Sunsari, Dharan Apply
Chitwan Medical College 056-592366 ,056-592367, Narayangadh, Bharatpur Apply
Chitwan School of Medical Sciences 056-524203, Bharatpur Apply
Gandaki Medical College +977-61-538595, 061-207130,061-538595, Sanchayakosh Bhawan Nayabazar, Prithivichowk, Pokhara Apply
Kathmandu University-School of Science 977-11-661399 , Kathmandu Apply
KIST Medical College 977-1-5201682, Imadol, Lalitpur Apply

Objectives of Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Upon completion of BDS program, the Dental Graduate ought to have the capacity to:

  • Show the comprehension of principles & routine of modem dentistry with a top to bottom knowledge of functions and structure of human body, ordinary and in maladies.
  • Continue dental instruction projects and research.
  • Exhibit a comprehension of contemporary knowledge and skills.
  • Have characteristics of socially responsible individual.
  • Release work duties with concern and care.
  • Recognize regular dental medical issues, oversee them at first, ask conclusion from seniors or allude to suitable health institution when necessary.
  • Give instruction to individuals on oral health.
  • Take part in vaccination and dental health programs & in health camps.
  • Give due care to youngsters, ladies and senior citizens.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Qualification Criteria for Affirmation:

  • Age: Aspirant's age must be greater than 17 years old and must not be greater than of 25 years old.


  • Transitional in Science or proportionate capability from colleges perceived by the Tribhuvan University inside or outside Nepal with Material science, Chemistry, Biology and English as primary subjects, or Ten In addition to Two(10+2) with the central subjects said above.

Choice Criteria:

  • The choice of understudies will be done on the legitimacy premise in the aggressive selection test directed by Institute of Medicine (T.U.).

Entrance Module

  • Zoology: 30

  • Natural science: 20

  • Science: 30

  • Material science: 20


Foreign Students are not necessarily required to appear for the entrance exam. They ought to secure not less than half of total marks (with subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, English and Science).

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Syllabus.

1st Year

  • : Integrated Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology and Pharmacology)
  • : General concepts
  • : Neuro-Sensory system
  • : Musculo-Skeletal system
  • : Dental Material Science
  • : Laboratory Techniques (Conservation, Prosthetics and Orthodontics)
  • : Community Dentistry 1 (Behavioral Science and Computer Application)

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • : Respiratory system
  • : Cardiovascular system
  • : Gastrointestinal system
  • : Renal electrolyte system
  • : Reproductive system
  • : Metabolic/Endocrine system
  • : Oral Anatomy
  • : Laboratory Techniques (Operative, Prosthetics and Orthodontics)
  • : Community Dentistry-2 (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • : Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • : General Medicine
  • : General Surgery including Anaesthesia
  • : Forensic Dentistry

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Syllabus.

4th Year

  • : Phase I- community Dentistry
  • : Phase I- Preventive Dentistry and Field Visit
  • : Phase I- Orthodontics
  • : Phase I- Paediatric Dentistry
  • : Phase I- Oral Medicine including imaging
  • : Phase II (6 months)1- Oral Surgery
  • : Phase II (6 months)2- Periodontics
  • : Phase II (6 months)3- Prosthodontics
  • : Phase II (6 months)4- Conservative dentistry including Endodontics

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Dental Surgery Syllabus.


  • : one year of internship

Scope and Career Prospects

Job Prospects

Students with BDS degree have multiple opportunities in Dentistry. Graduates can find a job in a dental department in government and private hospitals and dental treatments centers. They can also involve in educational institutes for teaching. They also have option to start a private dental clinic too. A trained and skilled dentist can earn from thirty-thousand to one lakh twenty thousand per month. Other than this, graduates with this degree can easily find works in Pharmaceutical companies. In the context of Nepal, a dentist can make a good amount of money by working in a research center, nursing homes, and dental clinics. 

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