Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Admission 2020

Total numbers of MBBS and BDS seats in Tamil Nadu are 7400 and 2873 respectively. The Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu handles the admission process for Tamil Nadu. The merit list for 2020 was released by DME on 16th November 2020. The admission rank list has been released for 2020 admissions, based on which the students will be called for the counseling process.

Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS Admission – Highlights

Admission NameTamil Nadu MBBS admission
Basis of AdmissionNational Eligibility  Entrance Test scores
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Counseling AuthorityDirectorate of Medical Education
Total Seat Offered7400 MBBS and 2873 BDS seats

Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed at least 10+2 level of education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects with English.
  • The minimum score requirement may vary but General candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in the Intermediate examination.
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the minimum percentage required is 40%.
  • The lower age limit to apply for BDS programme is 17 years and the upper age limit is 25 years.
  • Candidates must also have qualified in National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) for the MBBS admission in Tamilnadu.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission – Documents Required

  • Printout of NEET 2020 admit card of the candidate
  • Score card of NEET
  • Class 10 mark sheet (printout of both sides) of the candidate
  • Both sides printout of Class 11 mark sheet of the candidate
  • Mark sheet of class 12 with both sides printout of the candidates
  • Transfer certificate of school last attended by the candidate
  • Certificate of proof of study from Class 6 to 12 by the aspiring candidate
  • Nativity certificate for candidates who have studied Class 6 to 12 outside the state if applicable
  • Parent’s certificate as mentioned above for those who are the domicile of the state
  • Permanent community certificate, if applicable for the candidate
  • First graduate certificate, if required by the institution
  • Special category form with an additional form of Rs. 100 via Bank payment portal or through Demand Draft in favour of The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010, payable at Chennai by the candidate.

Tamil Nadu MBBS Application Process and Counseling

  • Step 1: Students have to qualify 10+2 as per the eligibility criteria.
  • Step 2: Students have to register for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) within the stipulated date and time.
  • Step 3: Application form has to be submitted with all other requisites and fee has to be paid online.
  • Step 4: Candidates have to attend the exam and qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) as per their category with the required cut off.
  • Step 5: NEET-UG results will be released with the merit lists of all candidates in the order of merit.
  • Step 6: Aspirants can opt for AIQ and/or State Quota.
  • Step 7: Based on their selection, they have to register with the concerned committee website.
  • Step 8: Based on the aspirant’s marks and merit, they will be called for the counselling process by the respective committee.
  • Step 9: Once the students lock their seats in the counselling process, they can confirm their seats visiting the respective college and by completing the admission procedure.
  • Step 10: Students who couldn’t find suitable college for them in the counselling process can opt for the direct admission procedure.

List of Tamil Nadu Government Medical Colleges – Location, Course and Number of Seats:

S.NoCollege nameLocationDistrictEst. yearNo. of Seats (MBBS)Stream
1Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi General HospitalPark TownChennai1835250Allopathy
2Stanley Medical College and HospitalWashermanpetChennai1838250Allopathy
3Government Madurai Medical College and Rajaji HospitalMaduraiMadurai1954250Allopathy
4Government Thanjavur Medical College and HospitalThanjavurThanjavur1958150Allopathy
5Kilpauk Medical College and HospitalKilpaukChennai1960150Allopathy
6Government Chengalpattu Medical College and HospitalChengalpattuChengalpattu1965100Allopathy
7Government Tirunelveli Medical College and HospitalPalayamkottaiTirunelveli1965250Allopathy
8Government Coimbatore Medical College and HospitalPeelameduCoimbatore1966150Allopathy
9Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and HospitalSalemSalem1986100Allopathy
10Government Erode Medical CollegePerunduraiErode1992100Allopathy
11K.A.P.Viswanatham Government Medical College and HospitalTrichyTrichy1997150Allopathy
12Government Thoothukudi Medical College and HospitalThoothukudiThoothukudi2001150Allopathy
13Kanyakumari Government Medical College and HospitalNagercoilKanyakumari2001150Allopathy
14Government Theni Medical College and HospitalTheniTheni2004100Allopathy
15Government Vellore Medical College and HospitalVelloreVellore2005100Allopathy
16Government Dharmapuri Medical College and HospitalDharmapuriDharmapuri2008100Allopathy
17Government Thiruvarur Medical College and HospitalThiruvarurThiruvarur2010100Allopathy
18Government Villupuram Medical College and HospitalMundiyampakkamVillupuram2010100Allopathy
19Government Sivagangai Medical College and HospitalMelavaniyankudiSivagangai2012100Allopathy
20Government Tiruvannamalai Medical College and HospitalThiruvannamalaiThiruvannamalai2013100Allopathy
21Government Medical College (Omandurar Government Estate) and Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality HospitalTriplicaneChennai2015100Allopathy
22Government Pudukkottai Medical College and HospitalPudukottaiPudukottai2017150Allopathy
23Government Karur Medical College and HospitalKarurKarur2019150Allopathy
24Government Dindigul Medical College and HospitalDindigulDindigul2021150Allopathy
25Government Namakkal Medical College and HospitalNamakkalNamakkal2020150Allopathy
26Government Ramanathapuram Medical College and HospitalRamanathapuramRamanathapuram2020150Allopathy
27Government Virudhunagar Medical College and HospitalVirudhunagarVirudhunagar2020150Allopathy
28Government Ooty Medical College and HospitalOotyNilgiris2020150Allopathy
29Government Tiruppur Medical College and HospitalTiruppurTiruppur2020150Allopathy
30Government Krishnagiri Medical College and HospitalKrishnagiriKrishnagiri2020150Allopathy
31Government Nagapattinam Medical College and HospitalNagapattinamNagapattinam2020150Allopathy
32Government Thiruvallur Medical College and HospitalThiruvallurThiruvallur2020150Allopathy
33Government Ariyalur Medical College and HospitalAriyalurAriyalur2020150Allopathy
34Government Cuddalore Medical College and HospitalChidamabramCuddalore1985150Allopathy