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WBUHS Kolkata Courses

Updated on: Feb 6, 2013

Courses in West Bengal University of Health Science are diversified in nature and offers programs, covering all the streams of health science in the scenario of West Bengal. The main purpose behind the establishment of West Bengal University of Health science is proper management of health and medical education. Existing medical courses in the universities of Calcutta University, Burdwan and North Bengal have been brought under one roof with the establishment of this university, by an Act of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.

The available courses in West Bengal University of Health Science cover a wide range of study, which are as follows:
  • MBBS
  • MD/MS/PG Diploma in Modern Medicine
  • Dental Courses
  • BDS
  • MDS
  • Nursing Courses
  • Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • BPO
  • Ph.D in Modern Medicine, Homeopathy, Dental Sciences, Ayurveda, Unani, Nursing, Pharmacy and other Biological and allied Medical Sciences.
M.B.B.S Course in West Bengal University of Health Science:

The M.B.B.S course offered by the West Bengal University of Health Science is a composite form of three professional years. The first professional year consists of two semesters- each of six months duration, 2nd semester of three semesters- each of six months duration and the third professional year- consists of seven semesters- each of six months duration. Once admission procedure for M.B.B.S course is over, classes start from the month of August every year.

Eligibility Criteria for M.B.B.S:


The aspirant, applying for M.B.B.S course, must have completed age limit of 17 years and the candidate must have passed the pre medical or ISC or Higher Secondary or any other examination of equivalent standard from a recognized board or university with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English and a vernacular subject. 

MD/MS/PG Diploma in Modern Medicine:


Candidates applying for MD/MS/PG Diploma in modern medicine can obtain this diploma on various medical courses, which includes:
  • D.M. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE)
  • M.Ch. (MASTER OF CHIRURGIE)
  • M.D. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE)
  • M.S. (MASTER OF SURGERY)
Diploma on various subjects: Clinical Pathology (D.C.P.), Anesthesiology (D.A.), Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy (DDVL), Forensic Medicine (D.F.M.), Obstetrics & Gynaecology  (D.G.O.), Paediatrics (D.C.H.), Ophthalmology (D.O.), Orthopedics (D.Ortho.),  Otorhinolaryngology (D.L.O.), Psychiatry (D.P.M.), Public Health (D.P.H.), Radiotherapy (D.M.R.T.)., Tropical Medicine & Health (D.T.M. & H.), Industrial Health ( D.I.H.), Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases (D.T.C.D.), Maternity & Child Welfare ( D. M. C. W.)

In order to study all these courses offered by all West Bengal University of Health Science, students have to attain expertise on certain parameters, such as:
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Development of individual attitudes including communication skills
  • Training in research methodology
  • Practical and clinical skills
  • Thesis skills
Eligibility for Application:

Aspirants for the post graduation and diploma courses offered by the university will be selected completely on the basis of merit. Their merit will be determined through a competitive test conducted by the West Bengal University of Health Science. If any applicant, who is already possessing a Post Graduate Medical degree will not be permitted to pursue a post graduate degree in the same discipline of study.

Dental Course:

The WBUHS or West Bengal University of Health Science offers both undergraduate and post graduate degrees on dental course to the students. The whole curriculum is divided into two parts:
  • BDS
  • MDS
BDS or Bachelor in Dental Surgery:

The BDS course offered by the WBUHS is of four years duration and provides the students thorough theoretical as well as practical knowledge about this particular field of study of health science.

Admission in BDS:

Candidates who have qualified the Higher Secondary examination or any other equivalent examination, which must be recognized by the WBUHS with subject combination Biology, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects are eligible to apply for this course. If applicant has not scored 50% marks at least in each of the subjects, then his application wonÂ’t be considered.

MDS or Master in Dental Sciences:


MDS curriculum of the university covers a wide range of area of study. All those students who have qualified the BDS examination can apply for the MDS course. Their selection will be done completely on the foundation of their merit and the merit testing will be done through the competitive examination, conducted by the WBUHS.

Eligibility for Admission in Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology:


Students who are willing to apply for the Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology must be between 17-25 years of age and must have passed the Higher Secondary or any other equivalent examination with at the least 50% marks in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English and any other fifth subject. 

Eligibility for Admission in Bachelor of Physiotherapy:

In order to take admission in this course, the applicant has to secure at least 50% marks in the Higher Secondary or any other examination of equivalent importance. Applicant must have the subject combination of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and any other optional subject.   

For detailed information on the courses offered by West Bengal University of Health Science, you can visit their official website.

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