Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu are the most sought after educational institutions in India.The government-run institutions seats and 50% of the seats in private colleges are given based on the marks obtained in 12th or Inter Class. This privilege is available only to the students of Tamil Nadu.

The remaining 50% seats in private colleges are given through entrance examination. The deemed colleges have their autonomous entrance.

Students from all India are eligible to apply to the private colleges medical colleges in Tamil Nadu as well as the deemed medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. There are exclusively PG Medical Courses Offering Institutions in Tamil Nadu for eligible doctors from all India.

Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu – State, Private & Deemed 

Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu are 48 in number. 22 are state-owned and 26 are run by private trusts. There are 10 deemed medical colleges in Tamil Nadu from the 48 that are private trusts managed.

Among the 22 government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu there are 4 offering only PG Courses and no MBBS. And of the 26 private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu only 4 are offering only PG and no MBBS.

“We have given below the total list of medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. The list comprises of the institutions run by government, by private trusts, deemed universities and those offering only PG Courses.”

Further below, we have presented list of medical institutions with details of the number of MBBS and PG seats available to the aspirants for admission.

List of Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu

The list of medical colleges in Tamil Nadu are 48 in number located across the state.  The list shows 15 colleges in Chennai,   4 in Kanchipuram, 3 in Salem, 2 in Coimbatore, 2 in Madurai, 2 in Trichy, 2 in Vellore and the remaining are located in Asaripallam, Annamalainagar, Ambuthurai, Chengalpattu, Dharmapuri, Enathur, Kanyakumari, Madurathagam, Melmanvathur, Perambalur, Perunthurai, Thanjavur, Theni, Tiruvarur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunalveli, Thanjavur & Villipuram, .

S. No.

Name of Medical Institution

Location

Established

MBBS Seats

PG seats

1

ACS Medical College

Chennai

2008

-

-

2

Annapoorna Medical College & Hospital

Salem

2011

150

 

3

Aravind Eye Hospitals & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology

Madurai

 

-

20

4

Chengalpattu Medical College

Chengalpattu

1965

50

15

5

Chennai Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

Trichy

2009

150

-

6

Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute

Kanchipuram

2006

150

26

7

Christian Medical College

Vellore

1942

100

180

8

Coimbatore Medical College

Coimbatore

1966

150

77

9

D.D. Medical College &  Hospital

Chennai

2010

-

-

10

Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital

Perambalur

2011

150

-

11

Dr ALM PG Institution of Basic Medical Sciences

Chennai

 

-

3

12

ESI-PGIMSR, ESI Hospital

Chennai

 

-

11

13

Government Dharmapuri Medical College

Dharmapuri

2008

100

-

14

Government Vellore Medical College

Vellore

2005

100

-

15

Institute of Ophthalmology Joseph Eye Hospital

Tiruchirapalli

 

-

8

16

K A P Viswanathan Government Medical College

Trichy

1998

100

16

17

KanyaKumari Government Medical College

Asaripallam

2003

100

-

18

Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences

Maduranthagam

2009

100

-

19

Kilpauk Medical College

Chennai

1960

150

84

20

M. V. Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre

Chennai

 

-

0

21

Madha Medical College & Hospital

Chennai

2011

150

-

22

Madras Medical College

Chennai

1835

165

353

23

Madurai Medical College

Madurai

1954

155

186

24

Meenakshi Medical College & Research Institute

Enathur

2003

150

51

25

Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi Instt. Medical Sciences & Research

Melmaruvathur

2008

150

-

26

Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College

Salem

1986

75

17

27

Perunthurai Medical College & Institute of Road Transport

Perunthurai

1992

60

-

28

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences

Coimbatore

1985

150

65

29

Rajah Muthiah Medical College

Annamalainagar

1985

150

149

30

Regional centre for Cancer Research & Treatment

Chennai

 

-

7

31

Sankara Netralaya Medical Research Foundation

Chennai

 

-

4

32

Saveetha Medical College & Hospital

Kanchipuram

2008

150

-

33

Shri Satya Sai Medical College & Research Institute

Kancheepuram

2008

150

-

34

Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital

Chennai

1999

100

74

35

Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences

Kanyakumari

2006

100

18

36

Sri Muthukumaran Medical College

Chennai

2010

150

-

37

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute

Chennai

1985

250

164

38

SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

Kancheepuram

2005

150

58

39

Stanley Medical College

Chennai

1838

150

144

40

Tagore Medical College & Hospital

Chennai

2010

150

-

41

Thanjavur Medical College

Thanjavur

1959

150

90

42

The Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health & Family Welfare Trust

Ambathurai

 

-

30

43

Theni Government Medical College

Theni

2006

100

-

44

Thiruvarur Govt. Medical College

Thiruvarur

2010

100

-

45

Thoothukudi Medical College

Thoothukudi

2000

100

-

46

Tirunelveli Medical College

Tirunelveli

1965

150

53

47

Villupuram Medical College

Villupuram

2010

100

-

48

Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College

Salem

1996

100

55

     

Total

4905

1958

Affiliated to Dr. MGR Medical University Tamil Nadu

Most of the medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, except the Madras University and Deemed University colleges are affiliated to Dr. MGR Medical University Tamil Nadu.  Directorate Medical Education conducts the process of admission to MBBS, PG Medical Degree and Diploma Courses in the Government / Private medical institutions.

“The number of seats available every year in these medical colleges in Tamil Nadu for admission in UG (MBBS) are 3555 and PG (MD / MS / PG Diploma) are 1378.”

The MBBS / PG degree awarded by Dr. MGR Medical University Tamil Nadu & Deemed Universities are recognized by Medical Council of India.

Marks Obtained in 12th Class for Tamil Nadu Students & Common Entrance Test for Non-Tamil Nadu Students

  • Seats are allotted on the basis of marks obtained in the Tamil Nadu Board Examination for Tamil Nadu local students of 12th Class & Intermediate and the process is conducted by DME (Directorate Medical Education) of Tamil Nadu.
  • For Non-Tamil Nadu students a common entrance test is conducted by TPPCA (Tamil Nadu Private Professional Colleges Association).
  • Deemed universities conduct their own entrance test and have autonomous rules for admitting students.
  • The eligibility criterion is a minimum 60% percentage marks in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

DME (Directorate Medical Education) for MBBS / PG Courses

DME on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu conducts the selection process for determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Tamil Nadu local candidates to full-time courses of UG / PG in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu affiliated to Dr. MGR Medical University Tamil Nadu.

“Only Tamil Nadu locals are eligible for selection of Government seats in Government, Aided, Private Un-aided Minority / Non-minority institutions through DME.”

Marks obtained in the 12th board examinations is the prerequisite for admission into MBBS / PG Courses offered in the Government / Private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu for the eligible students.

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