Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Process Explained For 2020

November 18, 2020

Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Process Explained For 2020

Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admission process

In Tamil Nadu, admission process for filling Undergraduate Medical/dental seats is administered by The Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu. The aim is to fill the  4500 MBBS seats and 1000 BDS seats in the medical and dental colleges of Tamil Nadu state. The admission to these seats will be based on the NEET 2020 score. Out of these seats, 85% seats are state quota seats for which DME, Tamil Nadu will organize counseling based on state merit rank derived from NEET scores and 15% are AIQ seats which will be filled by MCC on the basis of NEET 2020 Score.  

Tamil Nadu Colleges offering MBBS and their sanctioned seats

Name  (Govt. & Private)                                                                     Seats
Madras Medical College, Chennai                                                                               250
Stanley Medical College, Chennai                                                                               250
Madurai Medical College, Madurai                                                                            150
Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur                                                                        150
Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai                                                                               150
Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu                                                           100
Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli                                                                      150
Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore                                                                  150
Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem                                          100
K.A.P. Viswanatham Govt. Medical College, Trichy                                                    150
Thoothukudi Medical College, Thoothukudi                                                               150
Govt. Kanyakumari Medical College, Kanyakumari                                                    100
Govt. Vellore Medical College, Vellore                                                                       100
Govt. Theni Medical College, Theni                                                                            100
Govt. Dharmapuri Medical College, Dharmapuri                                                       100
Govt. Villupuram Medical College, Villupuram                                                           100
Govt. Thiruvarur Medical College, Thiruvarur                                                            100
Govt. Sivagangai Medical College, Sivagangai                                                          100
Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Thiruvannamalai                                                 100
Govt. Omandurar Medial College Omandurar Estate Chennai                                   100
Govt. Medical College & Esic Hospital, Coimbatore                                                    100
Govt. Pudukottai Medical College & Hospital, Pudukottai                                          150
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kancheepuram                                       250
ACS Medical College and Hospital, Chennai                                                                150
SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai                                   150
Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai                                                       250
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital, Chennai                                           250
Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram                   150
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai                                                     250
Meenakshi Medical Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai                                   250

Tamil Nadu Colleges offering BDS and their sanctioned seats

Name  (Govt. & Private)                                                                     Seats
 Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai                                                     100
SRM Kattankualthur Dental College and Hospital                                                       100
Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem                                       100
Sathyabhama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai                                 100
Saveetha Dental College, Chennai                                                                              100
Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai                                          100
Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospital, Chennai                                             100
SRM Dental College, Chennai                                                                                      100
Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai                                                       100
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai                                          100

 Note: These are the total seats available for admission. The available seats for various categories are mentioned in the prospectus 2020.


Admission Process

For admission to MBBS/BDS courses in Tamil Nadu, candidates were required to register online by filling the application form which was available at http://www.tnhealth.org/ from 03/11/2020 to 12/11/2020. Candidates had to download the receipt of online application form filled and had to send it with required enclosures to the following address:

The Secretary, Selection Committee,

Directorate Of Medical Education,

162, Periyar EVR High Road,

Kilpauk, Chennai-600 010


Dates for admission and counseling schedule

Events                                                                           Dates
Availability of online application form                                                03/11/2020
Last date to submit the receipt of online filled application                12/11/2020
Publication of state merit list                                                              16/11/2020

1st round of counseling

For Government Quota                                                                          18/11/2020 to 20/11/2020


2nd round of counselling

For Government Quota                                                                         

To be notified


Mop-up round       

To be notified

Commencement of classes        15/12/2020
Closure of admission                                                                            31/12/2020

Counselling Process

For Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS admissions, total three rounds of counselling will be conducted including a mop-up round (if required). The admission authority will separately release the provisional state merit list for each round. The list will be prepared on the basis of NEET-2020 score and it would include the details like name, roll number, NEET overall AIR, NEET marks, percentile, and date of birth. 


The admission authority will publish the provisional state merit list for 1st round on 16/11/2020 . Candidates whose names will be displayed in the state merit list will be eligible to attend the first round of counseling.

Government quota:

For admission under government quota including I.R.T. Medical College, Perundurai, Erode; Government seats in Self- Financing Medical / Dental Colleges affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University; Rajah Muthiah Medical / Dental College affiliated to the Annamalai University; Chidambaram and ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, K.K.Nagar, Chennai; the counseling for 1st round will be conducted from  18/11/2020 to 20/11/2020.

Management quota:

For admission under management quota including NRI in self - financing Medical / Dental colleges and Christian Medical College, Vellore, the counseling for 1st round will be conducted from (To be notified)

To participate in first round of counseling, candidates need to pay a non refundable amount of Rs 500 (for government quota seat) and Rs 1000 (for management quota seats) as a processing fee by means of Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai-10”payable at Chennai.

The authority will publish the result of seat allotment for first round. Aspirants whose name will be displayed in the seat allotment result of round one will need to download their seat allotment letters and need to report at the allotted institute for document submission.

 Note: Candidates who will be allotted seat in 1st round of counseling and do not join the institute in the stipulated time; will not be eligible for subsequent rounds of counseling. Also those who have not participated in 1st round will not be eligible to participate in other rounds of counseling.

Round-II (to be notified)

After round-I of counseling, the counseling authority will conduct a second round of counseling (to be notified) to fill the vacant seats. Candidates who will not be allotted seats in first round of counseling can attend the round-II. The candidates who are waitlisted/ re-allotted need not pay the processing fee.

Mop up round (to be notified)

All those candidates who will be granted seats in 1st & 2nd round and those candidates who will be in waiting list or to whom the choices were not available during 1st round and 2nd round will be eligible to participate in mop up round.

“This article has been modified in November, 2020.”

Also Read:

Leave a comment

No comments yet !. Be the first one to comment

Sign Up




Already A Member? Login here

Download App

App Store

Google Play Store