c. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
d. Conservative Dentistry
f. Oral Pathology
g. Community Dentistry
h. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
i. Oral Medicine and Radiology
A candidate for admission to the MDS course (Master of Dental Surgery) must have a degree of BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) from a college and University recognized by Dental Council of India or an equivalent qualification recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, (RGUHS) and the Dental Council of India. Candidates not possessing a recognized Dental qualification for the above purpose should secure the prior approval of his/her qualifications by the Dental Council of India before admission to the MDS course.
Students for MDS Course shall be admitted based on performance at the competitive examinations held by central government/state government/Universities or institutions.
No candidate shall be admitted to any postgraduate MDS course unless the candidate has obtained and produced eligibility certificate issued by University. The candidate has to make an application to the University with the following documents along with the prescribed fee:
1.BDS pass/degree certificate issued by the University.
2. Marks cards of all the University examinations passed (I to IV BDS year course).
3. Attempt certificate issued by the Principal.
4. Certificate regarding the recognition of the Dental college by the Dental council of India.
5. Completion of paid rotator internship certificate from a recognized College.
6.Registration by any State Dental Council and
7. Proof of SC/ST or Category I, as the case may be.
Candidates should obtain the Eligibility certificate before the last date for admission as notified by the University.
A candidate who has been admitted to postgraduate course should register his/her name in the University within a month of admission after paying the registration fee.
The course shall be of three years duration.
All the candidates for the degree of MDS are required to pursue the recommended course for at least three academic years as full time candidates in an institution affiliated to and approved for Postgraduate studied by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, and recognized by the Dental Council India.
The training of Postgraduate for degree shall be full time graded responsibilities in the management and treatment of patients entrusted to his/her care. The participation of the students in all facets of educational process is essential. Every candidate should take part in seminars, group discussions, grand rounds, case demonstration, clinics, journal review meetings,CPC and clinical meetings, Every candidate should participate in the teaching and trainings programme of undergraduate students.Tranining should include involvement in laboratory and experimental work, and research studies.
Eligibility: The following requirement shall be fulfilled by every candidate
to become eligible to appear for the final examination.
Every candidate shall have fulfilled the attendance prescribed by the University during each academic year of the postgraduate course.
ii) Progress and conduct:
Every candidate shall have participated seminars, journal review meetings, Symposia, conferences, case presentations, clinics and didactic lectures during each year as designed by the concerned department.
iii) Work dairy and Logbook:
Every candidate shall maintain a work dairy and logbook for recording his/her participation in the training programmes conducted by the department. The work dairy and Logbook shall be verified and certified by the Head of the Department and Head of the Institution.(please see section IV Model Checklist and Logbook)
The certification of satisfactory progress by the head of the department and head of the institution shall be based on (i),(ii) and (iii) mentioned above.
Schedule of Examination: The examination for M.D.S. courses shall be held at the end of three academic years (six academic terms). The University shall conduct two examinations in a year at an interval of four to six months between the two examinations. Not more than two examinations shall be conducted in an academic year.
M.D.S. Degree examinations in any branch of study shall consist of dissertation, written paper (theory), practical/clinical and Viva Voce.
Acceptance of dissertation shall be a precondition for the
Candidate to appear for the final examination.
(b) Written examination (theory):
Written examination shall consist of four question papers. Each of three hours duration. Each paper shall carry 100 marks. Out of the four papers, one shall be on applied basics Subjects, three shall pertain to the concerned specialty. The type of questions in paper I, II and III will be two long essay questions carrying 20 marks each and six short essay questions each carrying ten marks. The fourth paper will be to write an essay. Questions on recent advances may be asked in any or all the papers. Distribution of topics in each paper is shown in section III along with course description of the concerned specialty, and as clause 14 in this section.
(c) Practical/Clinical Examination:
In case of practical examination, it should be aimed at assessing competence and skills of techniques and procedures. It should also aim at testing student's ability to make relevant and valid observations, interpretation and inference of laboratory or experimental or clinical work relating to his/her subject for undertaking independent work as a specialist.
The actual format of clinical examination in various specialties is given in section III. The total marks for practical/clinical examination shall be 200.
(d) Viva Voce: Viva –Voce examination shall aim at assessing depth of Knowledge, logical reasoning, confidence and oral communication skills. The total marks shall be 100 and the distribution of marks shall be as under:
(i) For examination of all components of Syllabus
(ii) For (PEDAGOGY) demonstration of teaching skills
There shall be at least four examiners in each branch of study. Out of four, two shall be external examiners and shall be internal examiners. The qualification and teaching experience for appointment as an examiner shall be as laid by RGUHS and Dental Council of India from time to time.
To pass in the University examination, a candidate shall secure in both theory examination and in practical /clinical including Viva examination, independently, an aggregate of 50% of total marks allotted ( 200 marks out of 400 allotted for theory and 150 out of 300 for clinical and Viva-Voce together).
Paper 1: Applied basic sciences: Applied Anatomy, embryology, growth and development genetics, immunology, Anthropology, physiology, Nutrition & Biochemistry pathology, Microbiology, Virology, Applied Pharmacology, Research Methodology and Biostatics, Applied Dental Anatomy & Histology, Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Adult and geriatric psychology. Applied Dental Materials .
Paper II: Removable Prosthodontics and Implant supported Prosthesis (Implant logy), Geriatric dentistry and Cranio facial Prosthodontics.
Paper III: Fixed Prosthodontics, Occlusion, TMJ and Esthetic.
Paper IV: Essay.
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, & Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
Paper II: Normal Periodontal Structure, Etiology &Pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, epidemiology as related to Periodontics.
Paper III: Periodontal diagnosis, therapy & Oral Implantology
Paper IV: Essay (with emphasis on recent advances Periodontics)
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, General and Oral Pathology and Microbiology and Pharmacology
Paper II: Minor Oral Surgery and Trauma
Paper III: Maxillofacial Surgery
Paper IV: Essay
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology including Oral Microbiology, Pharmacology, Biostatistics and research Methodology and Applied Dental Materials.
Paper II: Conservative dentistry
Paper III: Endodontics
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Dental Materials, Genetics, Pathology, Physical Anthropology, Research Methodology, Bio-Statistics and Applied Pharmacology.
Paper II: Orthodontic history, Concepts of occlusion and esthetics, Child and Adult Physiology, Etiology and classification of malocclusion, Dentofacial Anomalies, Diagnostic procedures and treatment planning in Orthodontics, Practice management in Orthodontics
Paper III: Clinical Orthodontics
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology(General and Oral),Cell Biology, General Histology, Biochemistry, General Pathology, General and systemic Microbiology, virology, Mycology, Basic Immunology, Oral Biology( Oral and Dental Histology), Biostatistics and Research Methodology.
Paper II: Oral Pathology, Oral Microbiology & Immunology and Forensic Odontology
Paper III: Laboratory techniques and Diagnosis and Oncology
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy and Histology, Applied Physiology and Biochemistry, Applied Pathology, Microbiology, Oral Pathology, Physical and Social Anthropology, Applied Pharmacology and
Research Methodology and Bio-Statistics.
Paper II: Public Health
Paper III: Dental Public Health
Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Nutrition & Dietics, Growth & Development and Dental Plaque
Paper II: Clinical Paedodontics
Paper III: Preventive and Community Dentistry as applied to Pediatric Dentistry
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, and Pharmacology
Paper II: Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Paper II: Oral Medicine, therapeutics and laboratory investigations