BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) PROGRAM

MISSION
The primary objective of Kathmandu Medical College – Dental College and Hospital is to provide quality dental education within a modern academic environment to produce qualified dental professionals who can contribute by means of their knowledge, attitude, skills and professionalism. KMC-BDS Program follows a student centered curriculum that is community as well as problem and need based. KMC-BDS Program aims to develop to set new standards in dental education and high quality dental care.
KMC also stresses upon quality medical education in an affordable price with the objectives of producing extremely competent and socially accountable Dental doctors.

INTRODUCTION
Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) has been in operation for more than eighteen years and from August 2012 has started Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Program. As from July 2009 KMC has been converted into a Public Limited Company. A management committee comprising of leading Doctors, Businessmen and Bankers are running the institution. With this venture KMC hopes to provide service which is easily accessible, reasonably cheap and of the highest standards. The fact that the increasing number of people seeking medical dental treatments at our hospitals everyday has only encouraged us to work even harder.

KMC- DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
The duration of the BDS course is 4 1/2 years + 1 year internship. The curriculum which is student centered, problem based, integrated and community based is divided into two parts.      
Part I – Basic Sciences which will be taught in First and Second years.
Part II – Clinical Sciences which will be taught from Third year onwards.
The Basic Sciences classes/ practicals are conducted in the Basic Sciences Block at Duwakot and the clinical sciences are conducted in the newly constructed 10 storied Hospital building at Duwakot and also in the Dental Clinics at KMC Teaching Hospital, Sinamangal.
 
THE BASIC SCIENCES COMPLEX - DUWAKOT
The Basic Sciences Complex of KMC and the Dental Hospital at Duwakot is twenty minutes drive by car from KMC Hospital premises, Sinamangal. The pollution free environment and the scenic locale are ideal to start ones medical/dental education. As from 2011 more stress is being laid on Problem Based Learning.

THE CLINICAL SCIENCES COMPLEX - SINAMANGAL
There are a number of multi-storied buildings. This area is well served by all the city s transport facilities. The complex, in addition to the KMC Teaching Hospital (KMCTH) also houses the academic and examination sections, lecture theatres, library and canteen. Every department is fully staffed and we are proud to have many famous names of the Nepali medical community guiding us.

MEDICARE
We provide affordable medicare to patients in a friendly environment and with a spirit of compassion. That the charges are on par with the government hospitals bears testimony of our commitment to providing high quality medical care for all sections of the society. KMCTH has modern sophisticated equipment like bronchoscopes, ECHO, EEG, endoscopes, colposcope, laparoscope and a 64-slides CT scanner for use in the hospital. We have fully equipped ICU, CCU, NICU and PICU. CAC & PAC services are also provided.
The daily outpatient attendance has exceeded eight hundred fifty during summer months and the inpatient admissions show a healthy increase everyday. A patient is the doctor s best guide and every student needs to have exposure to a variety of cases for his/her education to be complete. Our aim in the coming years is to have a patient flow on par with the decades old government run hospitals of the Valley. 

LIBRARY
The college has well stocked libraries in Duwakot and Sinamangal. CD-ROMS, journals and periodicals are also available to students. Internet facilities aided by Wi Fi are also on hand. Many International journals are available online. Every department also has a small departmental library.

STUDENT SERVICES
The student affairs section provides a range of services to all students and these include counseling and student welfare. At Duwakot, a mentor is assigned to each ten students to supervise their progress.

HOSTELS
The hostels for the students are at two locations (i) at Duwakot and (ii) near the hospital complex at Sinamangal. A newly constructed hostel with 421 capacity is situated walking distance from Duwakot college premises. The canteen provides wholesome food-both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Separate Boys and girls hostel at Sinamangal are within walking distance from the Teaching Hospital complex. All the clinical students of KMC wanting to stay in hostel are accommodated here. Mess facilities are available in both complexes. A member of the administrative staff has been deputed to care and facilitate the students. The hostel is provided with basic necessities and has a common room. Allotted warden is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Girls hostel.

SPORTS FACILITIES
The college has playing fields at Duwakot and offers choices of sports for cricket, volleyball, football and basketball. A multipurpose hall exists for indoor activities.

OTHER COURSES
KMC has been running MBBS course since 1997, BSc Nursing course since 2006, MSc in Physiology since 2010, MS/MD in Medicine, Surgery, Obs/Gyn, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Community Medicine & Orthopaedics, ENT, Opthalmology, Anatomy, Pharmacology since 2009.

ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT
Candidates who have completed 17 years of age at the time of their applications and who fulfil the Kathmandu University and NMC criteria are eligible to apply for the BDS program at KMC. Students may contact KMC for application forms, prospectus or further details. Resident Nepali students will have to take KU Medical Entrance Test (KUMET).

FEE STRUCTURE FOR ACADEMIC SESSION 2014
Please contact the Account Section for up-to-date information: KMC 4469064 / 4476152 - Extensions 1010 to 1013.

Nepali students requiring financing, please contact:
1.    Bank of Kathmandu Ltd.
2.    Shree Investment & Finance Ltd.
3.    Nepal Merchant Banking & Finance Ltd.
4.    Other Commercial Banks operating in Nepal.


1.    The fees and accommodation charges quoted will be applicable only to students admitted   during the academic year 2015-2016. In addition KMC management is authorised to charge a small fee for specific services provided to students such as library and Internet.
2.    There are penalties for non-payment of tuition fees. Students who fail to pay their fees by the stipulated dates will not be allowed to:
a)    Borrow library books, resource learning materials, etc.
b)    Sit for any semester/university examinations of Kathmandu University.
c)    Late payment charges will be levied - 1st month – 0.5 %, thereafter – 1 % per month.

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