Today Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) is recognized as a leading source for dental care in Karachi and recognized in Pakistan and abroad as a major contributor to the field of dentistry both as an institution and as a dental hospital.
The AIDM was founded in 2001. Since its inception the Institute stands out as an exemplary place for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. AIDM is a combination of a committed and qualified faculty inherently focused to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to its students. The team here has worked hard since then to make AIDM the leading source of dental care in Pakistan. Every passing year speaks more of successful graduates and advanced educational methodology being adopted at AIDM.
Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine strictly abides to rules and regulations laid down by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council in its regulations MBBS and BDS (Admissions, House Job and Internship) Regulations, 2018.
Centralized provincial or regional admission test of any province or region shall be applicable all over Pakistan. Students seeking admission in dental institution will have to appear in centralized single entry test conducted by the Admitting University notified under intimation to the council.
Candidate must have passed obtaining minimum seventy percent marks, in Higher Secondary School certificate (HSSC) or F.Sc (Pre-medical) equivalent examination having minimum twelve years of education; or
Candidate must have passed, obtaining minimum seventy percent marks in aggregate in, an examination of a course from a foreign university or examining body or foreign education system with at least three science subjects i.e. BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and either PHYSICS or MATHEMATICS and such course must have been duly certified by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) as equivalent to Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or F.Sc or Intermediate level of Pakistan.
Pakistani students having passed from foreign education system (i.e. O-Levels, A-Levels etc) in Pakistan shall NOT be eligible for foreign quota seats.
Overseas Pakistani students desirous of taking admission to BDS course against open merit or foreign quota or self-finance seats in any public or private institution of Pakistan shall have to meet the following additional eligibility criteria, namely:-
The candidate must pass English language proficiency test e.g. valid TOEFL or IELTS with a minimum score of 500 or 5.5 or have a certification by National University of Modem Languages (NUML) after one year English language course, where medium of instructions for obtaining required academic qualifications for admission test is not English.
Candidates having foreign or overseas Pakistani students and qualified from abroad may also apply if they have passed a foreign SAT II examination with minimum 550 marks in each of the three subjects i.e. BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and either PHYSICS OR MATHEMATICS or a foreign MCAT with minimum score of 500.
No candidate shall be eligible for foreign quota seats in the public and private medical and dental institutions unless, he holds a permanent foreign nationality or is an overseas (being a Pakistani citizen permanently resident in a foreign country) Pakistani student, and who has studied and passed HSSC 12th grade examination or equivalent from outside Pakistan and is a resident of a foreign country at the time of applying for admission and possess a certificate from the institution last attended to this effect.
A uniform pattern and syllabus for admission test shall be approved by the council and the syllabus of the admission test shall be commensurate with HSSC or F.Sc curriculum level.
The candidate shall apply to concerned Admitting University for admission by submitting his SSC, HSSC or F.Sc. and his admission test result. The concerned admitting university shall prepare a merit list by a weightage formula as under
F.Sc (Pre-Medical)/HSSC/Equivalent (50%)
Admission Test (50%)
A Hafiz-e-Qur’an certified as such by the appropriate body/authority shall be entitled to addition of twenty marks to his marks obtained in HSSC or, as the case may be, F.Sc./Equivalent.
Any student who fails to clear any professional examination in 2 executive chances shall not be eligible for continuation of medical and dental studies of MBBS and BDS in the subsequent professional examination.
Provided a student who has failed 2 consecutive chances to clear any professional examination shall be afforded, at the student’s request, a maximum of 2 opportunities to repeat relevant year that he has failed to clear the professional examination off.
Promotion is based on the results of professional examination conducted by the Affiliated University