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BIDS was founded by Mr. K. Subbarao. He is the chairman of the Educational Trust, Vignan Education Foundation which was established in the year 1991. Dr. Siri Krishna and Dr. Swaira Rao are the directors of the dental college. Both the directors of the dental college BIDS are MDS in Orthodontist and MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
Since the college is being managed by directors who themselves are highly qualified individuals in Dentistry, their experience plays a vital role in maintaining the standard of imparting quality dental education among the students who are studying at Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences.
The trust also runs a medical college in the name of Katuri Medical College in a place called Guntur which is in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This college provides undergraduate, postgraduate, and superspeciality courses in the medical field. BSc Nursing and PBSc Nursing courses are also offered on the same campus.
This trust runs one more medical college in another country in the name of International Medical and Technical University. This college is in Dar E Salam, Tanzania. Lots of Indian students have gone there to study and this college has played a vital part in providing a platform to Indian students of going to other countries for studies.
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences is most strategically located in the garden city of India, Bangalore. It falls in the central business district of Bangalore. Approximately, 8 km from Majestic Railway station, Bangalore SBC, and approximately 40 km from Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore.
This college is just 2 km away from the most known place in Bangalore MG Road or Brigade Road. It is on the main road of a busy connecting road. Lalbagh, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Mg Road, Brigade Road, BTM, Dairy Circle are some of the localities which are in around a 2km-5km radius.
Courses in BIDS
BIDS offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and post-doctoral fellowship programs in the field of Dentistry.
- BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery).
- MDS( Master of Dental Surgery).
- Post Doctoral Fellowship program in Cleft lip and cleft palate.
- Post Doctoral Fellowship program in Aesthetic Facial Surgery.
MDS in all 9 branches of dentistry:
- OMRD (Oral Medicine and Radiology).
- Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry(Conservative Dentistry).
- OMFS(Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery).
- Orthodontics(Dentofacial Orthopoedics).
- PCD(Preventive and Community Dentistry).
- OP(Oral Pathology).
There are 60 intake capacity for BDS, 27 for MDS, and 2 seats each in the Fellowship certificate program branches of cleft lip and palate and Aesthetic facial surgery.
The BDS course is of 5 years duration, MDS is of 3 years and the Certificate program is of 1 year.
Affiliation and Recognization
All the courses in this college are affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences(RGUHS). The college is recognized by the Dental Council of India(DCI) and affiliated with RGUHS.
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences Campus
The college campus as stated is located in the central business district area of Bangalore on the main road. The college building can be noticed while crossing NIMHANS. There are 4 big buildings of modern architecture that are attached to each other. All the courses are run on this campus.
The interior of the campus building is designed in a way such that the students pursuing the courses in this college have ample environment for studies and their activities. The classroom, seminar room, Examination Hall, practical departments such as pathology labs, a museum for anatomy, educational and awareness room for preventive dentistry, everything has been taken utmost care of.
Since this college is associated with the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi cancer Institute, KIDWAI cancer institute, and Mahaveer Jain Hospital, the students of this college get a chance to get vast exposure apart from the dental subjects also.
The students of UG have their general medicine and general surgery class conducted in Jayadeva Institute. So, the students get a chance of practical exposure with the patients.
In PG, the college is associated with cancer institutes and Jain hospital. So, students get a chance of making various prosthetics and assisting surgeries.
In the fellowship program, the smile train plays the most important part. Due to this, students from all across the world prefer to join BIDS.
The college attracts lots of dental patients in each of their departments. The location of the college serves a vital role in order to keep the college flooded with patients every time. Also, because of the eminent name of the professors most high net worth individuals also prefer to be treated here in this college dental hospital. For example, Anil Kumble was treated in this college.
Also, since the student number is limited in undergraduate and post-graduation, the patient-to-student ratio is also very fair enough. Students get an ample amount of patients to work on them which in turn helps building them confidence while their own dental practices.
The college has kept very minimal and affordable treatment charges due to which again it attracts lots of dental patients.
Faculties of BIDS(Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences)
BIDS has always set a very high standard benchmark in the terms of maintaining renowned faculties. Since the college is managed by management who themselves are qualified postgraduate dentists, they understand the importance of keeping experienced faculties.
Eminent authors whose books are studied by BDS Students like Dr. Ramya Raghu, publishers whose research work, and journals are accepted all over the world like Dr. Sanjiv Nair and Dr. Krishnamoorthy are some names to take who are the faculties of this college. Dr. Ashish Shetty, who himself is an aesthetic dentistry expert is also a faculty in this dental college.
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences has a very good and well-differentiated library for both postgraduate and undergraduate students. Together combined, the sitting capacity is of 200 students at a time. It also has a digital library and the students can access recent journals and publications. The library is on the second floor of the building.
BIDS has hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The hostel for girls is in the same campus building whereas for boys it’s outside the campus within a walking distance. Keeping security as the main objective the hostel runs under strict timings and warden. However, the facilities are been kept taken care of at par high standards.
The hostel has vitrified tile flooring with dual and triple sharing rooms. The food comprises of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu which keeps changing every month.
Students have to take special permission from the warden, principal, and written information from parents if they have to go on leave.
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