Master of Dental Surgery | Tribhuvan University

Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) is a three year program of Tribhuvan University (TU). There are different specializations on MDS and out of them BPKHIS provides MDS in Conservative Dentistry, Periodontology and Oral Implant ology, Orthodontics, Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Public Health Dentistry and Oral Medicine & Radiology. The program is prepared to provide theoretical knowledge, practical skill, clinical and laboratory aspects of dental surgery and also to develop the attitude, communicative skills and ability to research with understanding of social, cultural, educational and environmental background of the society. Moreover, this course also guides the students in fulfilling the curriculum goals by discussions, clinical and laboratory postings, seminars, thesis, library dissertations, journal clubs, participation in national and international conferences and workshops, educational activities. The sits of MDS program is very limited in number. Only few undergraduates are enrolled every year for this program.

Fee Structure:

The Junior Resident (Nepali Nationals) shall pay the fees as follows:

  • Registration Fee Rs. 10,000/- per year.
  • Library Fee Rs. 8,000/- per year.
  • Laboratory Fee Rs. 6,000/- per year.
  • Student welfare fund Rs. 3,150/- per year.
  • Examination Fee Rs. 12,000/- per year Supplementary Exam Fee (In case of failure) Rs.12, 000/- per attempt.
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee Rs. 30,000/- one time.
  • Deposits (Refundable) (Library, Laboratory, etc.) Rs.20, 000/- one time.
  • Health Welfare Scheme Charge (This may vary annually according to the Insurance Policy) Rs. 1,600/- per year.
  • Nepal Medical Council Fee Rs. 5000/- one time.
  • Life Insurance (Covering a sum of Rs. 5, 00,000/-) Rs. 1500/- per year.

List of Master of Dental Surgery Colleges

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

Objectives of Master of Dental Surgery

The key objectives of MDS program are as follows:                            

  • To produce highly trained and dedicated professionals enriched with service oriented attitude, knowledge, skills, morality, ethics in the field of dental surgery.
  • To develop qualitative and efficient community-oriented doctors and specialists having ability to contribute in fulfilling the dental health care policy of government.
  • To produce qualitative doctors having ability to conduct research work with boarder concept in the various branches of MDS.
  • To produce doctors having cognitive and intellectual knowledge and skills for managing the patients and giving them efficient and quicker treatment with economy.

Admission Requirements in Master of Dental Surgery


  • The candidates who have passed BDS and who have completed one year of internship or any equivalent degree from Colleges\ University recognized by Tribhuvan University are eligible for MDS program.
  • The candidates must have to be registered with the Nepal Medical Council (NMC).
  • One year of work experience for open candidates and two years of work experience for government sponsored (different categorizes), in institutions recognized by Tribhuvan University after temporary/ permanent registration with the NMC (proof is required) on or before time given Tribhuvan University.  

Admission criteria:

  • Students must have to sit in entrance exam. The total mark of entrance exam is 200; the total questions are 200 multiple choice questions. The total time duration is 3 hours.
  • Students must have to secure at least 40% in entrance exam called cut off marks.
  • Students securing cut off marks in entrance are called for counseling based on the merit list.
  • Merit list is published out of 205 marks i.e. 200 for entrance and 5 marks for service.
  • Students on the top of merit list are given priority to choose the discipline in MDS.
  • Students should furnish all the documents; fulfill all the criteria and procedure required for getting admission in the MDS program.
  • Provision is a little different for international students.

Scope and Career Prospects

The role of medical science is very vital in the life of human beings. Each and every field of medical science is very important. Every people want clean, healthy and attractive teeth. As MDS graduates, they can work in various hospitals, clinics, caring home, dental care homes, etc., treating patients as a dentist. The graduates can also work in various NGO/INGO's, international organizations, government departments, etc. The graduates can earn respect as well as good salary. Day by day, people are becoming more cautious about their health and beauty. So, the graduates don’t have to worry about the jobs. Moreover, the interested graduates can also work as the researchers researching in different aspects of dental science. Moreover, along with service the graduates can work as the teachers, lectures and professors in universities and colleges reacted to health science. Moreover, the medical graduates are highly appreciated in foreign countries providing them work and decent salary.

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