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
Tamil Nadu Colleges offering BDS and their sanctioned seats
Note: These are the total seats available for admission. The available seats for various categories are mentioned in the prospectus 2020.
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
|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|
To be notified
|Commencement of classes||15/12/2020|
|Closure of admission||31/12/2020|
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.
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.
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.”