NAAC - Institutional Assessment & Accreditation - B + (from 31/3/2021) Track ID: TNCOGN100628 / AISHE ID: C-45457. Recognised by Dental Council of India - Department of Health and Family Welfare,Govt. of India. Affliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University.

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The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at Tagore is designed to enable graduates to become outstanding dentists and leaders in their chosen profession. Students will graduate with advanced knowledge of all aspects of oral health care provision with advanced clinical skills.

The graduate attributes have been developed and methodically designed to the intended learning outcomes of the subjects in the course (from the 1st year through to the final year) to meet the DCI norms.

The BDS graduate attributes reflect the Tagore Dental college graduate attributes of academic excellence, knowledge of the discipline, ability to live and work competently with people from different cultures and be model citizens. Course learning outcomes are organized in to the following 5 domains:


On completion of the BDS, students will be able to:

  • Work as a member of a team;
  • Design and conduct scientific investigations;
  • Exhibit professional responsibility;
  • Have an awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities;
  • Value differences in health beliefs, lifestyles, ethnic and cultural background;
  • Ensure safe and effective care for people of diverse backgrounds.


  • The ability to apply practical skills and a recognition of their importance in health care;
  • Have empathy, compassion, honesty, integrity, resilience and lifelong curiosity,
  • Self-awareness, the ability to recognise when clinical problems exceed their knowledge and skill, and a willingness to seek help and/or to refer;
  • The ability to identify and address their own learning needs ;
  • A thorough understanding of the ethical principles and legal responsibilities involved in the provision of dental care to individual patients;
  • Skills to use contemporary information technology for documentation including patient records, communication, management of information and applications related to health care.


On graduation BDS graduates will have developed:

  • Knowledge of the basic biological, medical, technical and clinical sciences in order to recognise the difference between normal and pathological conditions;
  • Skills to analyse oral health as it relates to symptoms, signs and pathology;
  • Skills required to prevent, diagnose and treat anomalies and illnesses of the teeth, and associated structures;
  • Knowledge of the management and interaction (pharmacological, physical, nutritional, behavioural and psychological) of important oral and medically-related conditions;
  • Skills to provide treatment options based on the best available information;
  • Scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and antisepsis and infection control and waste disposal;
  • Knowledge of the hazards of ionising radiations and their effects on biological tissues, together with the regulations
  • relating to their use, including radiation protection and dose reduction;
  • Knowledge of research methods and their applications
  • Knowledge of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of care to individual patients, to populations and communities;
  • Understand basic principles of practice administration, financial and personnel management to a dental practice.


On graduation, BDS graduates will have developed:

  • The ability to communicate with patients including the ability to listen to, respond to, and provide appropriate information to patients;
  • Respect for patients’ values and their expressed needs;
  • Skills to manage and the potential impact of chronic illness and disability on the patient’s oral health;
  • Appropriate skills to obtain a thorough dental, medical and social history and perform an accurate oral examination;
  • The ability to integrate and interpret clinical findings and apply reasoning to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis or differential diagnosis;
  • The ability to formulate an evidence-based and cost effective treatment plan in collaboration with the patient;
  • The ability to perform appropriate dental procedures effectively and safely, with due regard for the patient’s comfort including during emergency procedures;
  • The ability to predict, prevent and correct deficiencies in patients' oral hygiene regimens and provide patients with strategies to control undesirable habits affecting the maintenance of oral and general health;
  • Skills to alleviate pain and provide appropriate treatment outcomes.


On graduation, BDS graduates will have developed:

  • The ability to be an active participant in professional organisations, and an appreciation of the benefits of this participation
  • The ability to provide effective peer review in order to assist colleagues to improve their performance
  • Maturity and responsibility to maintain standards of dental practice at the highest level throughout a professional career;
  • The philosophy of lifelong learning and accept that continuing professional development is required for professional growth.


On graduation, BDS graduates will have developed:

  • The ability to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work;
  • Knowledge of the determinants of a ‘healthy society’ and the economic, political, psychological, social and cultural factors that contribute to the development and persistence of oral health and illness;
  • Skills of oral health promotion including primary and secondary prevention and health education;
  • Skills to identify the requirements of health care systems in a culturally diverse society;
  • Respect community values, including an appreciation of a diversity of backgrounds and cultural values;
  • Knowledge of the relationship between environmental issues and the oral health and health of local communities and society.

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