As per the statistics, in the year 2020, around 13.66 lakh students appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET). The number seemed to be halved when it came to the number of qualified students. In the year 2020, only 7.71 lakh students were able to qualify for the exam. This type of statistic is seen every year. It is expected for the number of applicants to go above the 14-15 lakh range in the upcoming years. However, a very daunting task of counseling is needed to fill the seats. The number of colleges offering the medical course is very less in number as compared to the number of qualified students. In India, there are a total of 511 colleges that offer MBBS courses. The number of colleges is made up of 250 government colleges and 261 private medical colleges. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recognized 420 colleges while the other 95 colleges are accredited by UGC. All the medical colleges accept the application forms from students based on their NEET scores. Certain qualifications regarding the admission process are set by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Among these 49 colleges are located in Tamil Nadu state. Let us earn more about these colleges in Tamil Nadu.

The admission to 7400 MBBS and 2873 BDS seats offered by the medical institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu will be conducted by Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu. The application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2020 will be released in the first week of June, in online mode. Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as specified by the authority and qualifies NEET entrance exam can appear for TN MBBS admission 2020. Through Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2020, candidates will be allotted seat in 49 medical and 29 dental colleges under 85% state quota seats and private colleges of the state.

The status can be summarized as:

Total number of candidates= 117502
3650 MBBS seats in 26 Government  colleges
1950 seats in 14 private Medical colleges
1800 seats in 9 deemed Universities.

List of government MBBS colleges with total seats in Tamil Nadu

Sl.No. Name of colleges Annual Intake (Seats)
1 Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalainagar 150
2 Theni Government Medical College,Theni 100
3 Government Dharmapuri Medical College, Dharmapuri 100
4 Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore 150
5 KanyaKumari Government Medical College, Asaripallam 150
6 IRT Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai 100
7 Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem 100
8 Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu 100
9 Government Vellore Medical College, Vellore 100
10 Madras Medical College, Chennai 250
11 Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai 150
12 Madurai Medical College, Madurai 250
13 Thanjavur Medical College,Thanjavur 150
14 Tirunelveli Medical College,Tirunelveli 250
15 Stanley Medical College, Chennai 250
16 K A P Viswanathan Government Medical College, Trichy 150
17 Thoothukudi Medical College, Thoothukudi 150
18 Government Medical College, Karur 150
19 Government Medical College, Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu 150
20 Government Medical College & ESIC Hospital, Coimbatore, TamilNadu 100
21 Government Medical College, Omandurar 100
22 ESI-PGIMSR,ESI Hospital,K.K Nagar,Chennai 100
23 Government Thiruvannamalai Medical College, Thiruvannamalai 100
24 Government Sivagangai Medical College, Sivaganga 100
25 Government Villupuram Medical College, Villupuram 100
26 Thiruvarur Govt. Medical College, Thiruvarur 100


List of Private MBBS colleges with total seats in Tamil Nadu:

Sl.No. Name of colleges Annual Intake (Seats)
1 Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences, Kanyakumari 100
2 Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Chennai 150
3 Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi Instt. Medical Sciences and Research 150
4 Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Trichy 150
5 Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences,Maduranthagam 100
6 PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore 150
7 Christian Medical College, Vellore 100
8 KMCH Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Coimbatore 150
9 Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai 150
10 Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore 150
11 Madha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai 150
12 Annapoorna Medical College & Hospital, Salem 150
13 Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital,Perambalur 150
14 Sri Muthukumaran Medical College,Chennai 150


List of Deemed MBBS colleges with total seats:

Sl.No. Name of colleges Annual Intake (Seats)
1 Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai 250
2 SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Kancheepuram 150
3 Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram 250
4 Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram 150
5 Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College, Salem 100
6 Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram 250
7 ACS Medical College and Hospital, Chennai 150
8 Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai 250
9 Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Enathur 250

Eligibility criteria for MBBS in Tamil Nadu

  • Age limit- Aspirant’s bottom age should be 17-years at least.u
  • Maximum age limit- The age of the aspirant should not be more than 25-years. Some exclusions are made in this rule for the category student.
  • Obligatory subjects- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English should be the obligatory subjects.
  • Merest scores- Candidates should be able to score more than 50% total in the above-stated subjects.
  • Domicile rule- Aspirant should be a dweller of TN to satisfy the domicile standards determined by the government.

State domicile rules to get 85% state quota seats in Tamil nadu for MBBS:

Let us study thoroughly about the domicile certificate. This certificate can be secured from the local authorization (principally from the Tehsildar office) or the village administrative department. The domicile certificate is the truth of a statement of a person’s unchanging habitation. The approval standards for this certification deviate from state to state. In Tamil Nadu, the domicile certificate is granted to a person who is a permanent resident of the state or who has lived in the state for more than 6-years. This certificate can be used to take benefit from various schemes, scholarships, etc. introduced by the government. The certificate can be obtained from the Revenue Department, District Collector office, Sub-divisional Magistrate, Tehsildar administration. A fee of 60 rupees needs to be paid for the processing of the document. One can secure the certificate within 30-days from the application date. However, many states will assign a certificate after a person has remained in the state for several years, that is as defined by the government. Several proofs that may be required when filling in the proof form include Adhar / Pan card, passport photo, address proof (such as utility bills), etc. For the online demand of the certificate, people can get help from the official website. This rule is applicable for 85% of the seats. While the rest of the 15% of seats are reserved for the non-native students of Tamil Nadu.


In Tamil Nadu, the counseling process is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME). There is a total of 49 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Among these colleges, 26 colleges are under the administration of the government. While the other 14 and 9 medical colleges are under the administration of private administrations and deemed universities respectively. After the release of the NEET result, students have to go through a counseling process conducted by the DME. A distinct application form is needed to be filled by qualified students. Some charges are applicable for filling the form. After the forms are filled, after some days students will have to download their call letter from the official website of the committee. This call letter will contain specified information related to the place and time for counseling. During the counseling process, some essential documents of the students are verified. Students are allocated seats as per their scores in the exam.

  • One must be a bonafide resident of the state.
    • Students who have completed their schooling from 6 to 12 from the schools located in the state, needn’t submit the nativity certificate. However, they need to produce their parent’s birth certificate, ration card, SSLC/10/12 certificate or No Graduate Certificate in case parents are not literate.
    • Applicants from other states who are living in Tamil Nadu will not be considered as domicile candidates and can get admission under open category.
    • Students who are not the domicile of the state but have studied Class 6 to 12 in schools of the state will be considered for admission under open category.
    • Domicile of Tamil Nadu who have studied Class 6 to 12 partly or completely in other states must furnish the true copies of parents certificates as mentioned above.
    • It must be noted that permanent resident certificate will not be accepted instead of nativity certificate.
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