BDS is the designated degree for Dentists (doctor). It is the only professional programme for dental surgery in India. In the medical field, it remains the second choice for children after MBBS. It is equivalent to MBBS and one gets ‘Dr.’ as a prefix to his or her name.
BDS is a 5-year programme where 4 years are for academic education and 1 for a compulsory internship.
Students who had PCB as their main subjects in 12th are eligible for BDS. Students should score minimum 50% in 12th standard and have to clear entrance exams conducted by respective authorities.