ADMISSION TO MEDICAL COURSES IN TAMILNADU

Tamilnadu Dr M.G.R Medical University grants affiliation to new medical and paramedical, government or self financing colleges in Tamilnadu including awarding degrees. 

University regulates Medical, Paramedical and the dental education under a single umbrella to maintain uniform and high standards of education.

Undergraduate courses offered by the University

Name of course Qualifying Examination Academic eligibility Duration of course
M.B.B.S Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination with subjects physics, Chemistry, Biology with English as a core course

or

The pre-professional / pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, after passing either the HSE/PUC or an equivalent Examination along with a practical test in these subjects and English as a compulsory subject.

or

The intermediate examination in science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry and Biology along with a practical test in these subjects and English as a compulsory subject

or

The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized university, with Physics, chemistry and Biology including a practical test in these subjects and has passed 10+2 with English at a level not less than a core course

or

Pass in B.Sc. examination of an Indian University, having not less than two of the following subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) and also should pass the earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English

or

Any other examination which, in scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology including practical test in each of these subjects and English
For all Category-Pass in ENGLISH is essential
O.C.
60% Marks in each subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 140/200
B.C
60% marks in each subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 130/200
M.B.C.
55% marks in EACH subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 120/200
S.C./S.T.
40% marks in each subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 80/200
5 yrs including internship
B.D.S Bachelor of Dental Surgery Should have passed the two years Intermediate or equivalent course thereof with Science subjects, viz. Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized Indian University or Pre-University Intermediate Board

or

B.Sc. (Part I) Examination of an Indian University as laid down by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.)

or

Candidate who has done Senior Secondary School examination of National Open School with minimum 5 subjects with any of the following group of subjects: English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and any language
For all Category-Pass in ENGLISH is essential
O.C.
60% Marks in each subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 140/200
B.C
60% marks in each subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 130/200
M.B.C.
55% marks in EACH subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 120/200
S.C./S.T.
40% marks in each subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 80/200
5 yrs including internship
BSMS Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery A pass in the H S E / the Indian School Certificate examination / equivalent to 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry,Biology /Botany and Zoology, should have studied in Tamil medium up to 10th or any HSE. Should have passed in Tamil in the 10th STd or any HSE.    
Bachelor of Pharmacy(B.Pharm) Candidates  should have passed H.Sc. (Academic) Examination conducted by the State Board or any other equivalent examination in the FIRST    APPEARANCE, with the following group of subjects with the minimum eligibility marks:

Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (or)

Physics, Chemistry, Biology with any other subject.

D.PHARM candidates seeking admission under Lateral Entry

a)  Candidates belonging to all communities should have an aggregate of 50% of marks in the Part I (First Year) and Part II(Second Year) in D.Pharm Examinations with a pass in HSC with the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.

(or)

Candidates belonging to all communities must have obtained not less than  50% of marks in aggregate in HSC with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics with a pass in two year D.Pharm Course.

b) The candidates who have passed the Diploma in Pharmacy course should submit the provisional certificate for having passed the Diploma Examination and should have completed 500/750 hours of practical training at the time of applying for the B.Pharm Course. The Diploma candidates will be admitted into Second year B.Pharm course directly under Lateral Entry Scheme (for further details the prospectus may be referred). 

c)  Candidates of Tamil Nadu origin who have studied in Diploma in Pharmacy in other State have to produce Eligibility Certificate from Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai 32.

All categories other than SC/ST: Individual pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany and Zoology in both Theory and Practical. A minimum of 35% marks and with aggregate marks not less than 50% in the above subjects is mandatory.

For SC/ST:

 Individual pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany and      Zoology in both Theory and Practical with a minimum of 35% of marks and with     aggregate marks not less than 40% aggregate marks in the above subjects 

4 years
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS )

Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery(BHMS )

Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences(BNYS)
A pass in the H S E / the Indian School Certificate examination /equivalent to 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry ,Biology and English at a level not less than the core course For all Category-Pass in ENGLISH is essential

O.C.
60% Marks in EACH subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 140/200

B.C.

60% marks in EACH subject Viz. Physics,Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 130/200

M.B.C.
55% marks in EACH subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 120/200

S.C./S.T.
40% marks in EACH subject Viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany & Zoology and an aggregate of 80/200
4years
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery(BUMS) A pass in the H S E / the Indian School Certificate examination /equivalent to 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry ,Biology and English at a level not less than the core course, Studied in Urudu medium for HSE/Passed urudu as a subject in 10th std/HSE   5 yrs including internship
B.Sc., Nursing Candidates  should have passed H.Sc. (Academic) Examination conducted by the State Board or any other equivalent examination in the FIRST    APPEARANCE, with the following group of subjects with the minimum eligibility marks:

Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (or)

Physics, Chemistry, Biology with any other subject.
A Pass in English with a Minimum 35% marks, A pass with minimum 35% of marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or) Botany & Zoology for all categories. 4 years
BPT/BOT Candidates  should have passed H.Sc. (Academic) Examination conducted by the State Board or any other equivalent examination in the FIRST    APPEARANCE, with the following group of subjects with the minimum eligibility marks:

Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (or)

Physics, Chemistry, Biology with any other subject.
A Pass in English with a Minimum 35% marks, A pass with minimum 35% of marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or) Botany & Zoology for all categories. 4 years including internship
MLT A pass in the H S E of Tamilnadu /equivalent to 10+2 accepted by Dr MGR Medical University with Physics, Chemistry ,Biology (Botany/Zoology) A Pass in English with a Minimum 35% marks, A pass with minimum 35% of marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (or) Botany & Zoology for all categories. 3years

MODE OF SELECTION

    Admission to General Category
  • Based on marks of prescribed subjects in qualifying examination.
  • Marks will be reduced to a base of 200 (Biology -100, Physics and Chemistry put together-100)
Normalization of Marks:

The marks obtained by the students in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by various Boards or Authority will be equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the State Board (Government of Tamil Nadu) by adopting the method of normalization.

Other State Candidates:

The All India Pre-Medical/Pre Dental entrance examination is conducted by the CBSE for admission to 15% of the total seats for Medical/Dental courses in all Medical/Dental colleges.

Age Limit

Candidates should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or would complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the first year course. Admission process is a sole discretion of the Government of Tamilnadu, it is subject to change every year.

Courses and seats

The undergraduate level courses offered by the university and number of seats offered by affiliated institutions are listed below.

Courses offered No.of Affilated Seats No Of Seats
Government Colleges Private Colleges Total Government Colleges Private Colleges Total
M.B.B.S 13 05 18 1545 420 1965
B.S.M.S 02 03 05 150 90 240
B.H.M.S 01 09 10 50 450 500
B.U.M.S 01 - 01 26 - 26
B.A.M.S - 05 05 - 150 150
B.D.S 01 13 14 100 980 1080
B.PHARMACY 02 34 36 110 1760 1870
B.Sc(Nursing) 02 44 46 50 2175 2225
B.P.T 02 45 47 50 2190 2240
B.O.T - 07 07 - 350 350
B.Sc(M.L.T) - 01 01 - 12 12

Probable date of notification During May

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