Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2017: TN health has issued the first seat allotment of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 on August 31 in pdf format. Admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes in Government and private colleges located in the state of Tamil Nadu will be done on the basis of NEET 2017 scores. The Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List has been released on August 23 by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The previously set schedule of the state, as per which admissions should have been concluded by August 31, was disrupted when it tried to opt out of NEET 2017. However, following the Supreme Court order passed on August 22, Tamil Nadu is now required to complete its admission formalities by September 4. This will be for 85% of State Quota seats in Government Medical Colleges and Government Quota seats in Self Financing Private Medical Colleges including the seats surrendered to Government by Rajah Muthiah Medical and Dental College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram and also for the Management Quota seats in Self Financing Private Medical/Dental Colleges including NRI Quota. Therefore, Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS 2017 Admissions will be conducted for 2,502 MBBS seats in 22 government medical colleges, 150 seats in Rajah Muthiah Medical College and 804 seats in 11 self-financing colleges, totalling 3,456 MBBS seats, along with 88 BDS seats in the Tamil Nadu Dental College, 68 in Rajah Muthiah Dental College and 1,045 government seats in self-financing colleges, totalling 1,201 BDS seats, as per the revised seat matrix released on August 23 which can be seen by candidates on this page.
As per the Supreme Court’s directive on NEET in 2016, admissions to MBBS and dental colleges across India will be done on the basis of NEET only. However, prior to this decision, admissions to MBBS and BDS seats in various Government aided Health Sciences Institutes and Private MBBS Health Sciences Institutes/Colleges were on the basis of Class 10+2 marks. This was the system that Tamil Nadu wished to continue with instead of NEET and this is what led to the inordinate delay in admissions this year. Admissions to 85% state quota seats will be done by Selection Committee, Directorate of MBBS Education, Government of Tamil Nadu. Further, admissions to 15% All India Quota will be done by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
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Highlights of Tamil Nadu MBBS Admission 2017
Counselling Conducting Authority: Selection Committee, Directorate of MBBS Education, Government of Tamil Nadu for 85% state quota seats
Counselling Conducting Authority: Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for 15% All India Quota seats
Tamil Nadu MBBS Important Dates 2017
Candidates can check below for Tamil Nadu MBBS Important Dates 2017 including application, merit list, counselling and seat allotment.
Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 Important Dates
Application form release
June 27, 2017
Last date of submission of application form (without late fees)
July 8, 2017
Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List 2017
August 23, 2017 (delayed from July 14)
Counselling (2 rounds)
August 24 to August 30, 2017
Tamil Nadu MBBS Eligibility Criteria 2017
General Eligibility Criteria MBBS/BDS programme admission - Besides mandatory qualification in NEET UG 2017
Candidate must be 17 years of age as on December 1 of year of admission
Candidate must have studied from Class 8th to 12th from a school located in Tamil Nadu
Such candidates have to produce a nativity certificate
Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects
Those candidates who are already undergoing MBBS or BDS programme are not eligible to apply for admissions
Minimum Marks Criteria -
For MBBS - Candidates need to have minimum 50% marks (45% marks for OC/BCM/BC/MBC/DC) in an aggregate of Botany and Zoology as well as at least 50% marks (45% marks for OC/BCM/BC/MBC/DC) each in Physics and Chemistry subjects. Also, the averagely weighted marks of Botany+Zoology and Physics, Chemistry must be more than 140 out of 200. For OBC and BC Muslims, the marks should be 130 out of 200, for BC and Denotified Category, the marks should be 120 out of 200 and for SC/ST/SCA should be 80 out of 200.
For BDS - Candidates need to obtain minimum 50% marks in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Botany/Biology and Zoology. However, candidates belonging to SC/ST/SCA, the minimum marks should be 40% and 45% marks for candidates under Physically Challenged categories i.e. OC/BC/MBC/BCM/DC).
Note: Only candidates who have passed in each subject at their first attempt will only be considered. Candidates who have improved marks/revised result of reappeared exam are not eligible.
Normalisation of Marks -
As per the Tamil Nadu Admission to BDS and MBBS bill, 2017, the counselling conducting authority before declaring the merit list, will be equating marks of candidates from different boards with marks obtained by candidates of qualifying exams conducted by State Board of Tamil Nadu with normalisation process of Tamil Nadu Medical admissions as mentioned below -
If maximum mark secured by candidates of Tamil Nadu State Board in Physics is 100 and the highest mark secured other Board candidates in Physics is 90 marks, then the highest marks for both boards will be considered equal to 100 marks.
If Other Board candidates secures 60 marks in Physics when the first mark in Physics in the same board is 90, the 60 marks will be considered to be equal to 66.66 marks as arrived - 100 x 60/90 = 66.66%
After normalisation of marks in the subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by different Boards, the qualified candidates from all Boards will only be merged into a common merit list
In the case of candidates who have qualified from National Boards, such as CBSE and ISCE etc., the highest marks obtained by a candidate at the National Level will only be considered.
The application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS admission 2017 has been released on June 27, 2017, by the counselling conducting authority, Selection Committee, Directorate of MBBS Education, Government of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu MBBS application form 2017 is available for downloading in online mode as well as can be obtained from participating medical colleges. Candidates need to pay INR 500 via Demand Draft drawn in favour of 'Secretary Selection Committee Chennai' before July 7, 2017. The last date to submit the Tamil Nadu MBBS application form 2017 is July 8, 2017. The reserved category candidates i.e. SC/ST/SCA are exempted from paying application form fee for Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017. The application form will consist of three steps: Obtain application form, filling up the application form in your on handwriting and fee payment and submit the application form of Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS application form 2017 on below-mentioned address before last date -
162, PERIYAR E.V.R. HIGH ROAD,
KILPAUK, CHENNAI – 600 010.
The merit list of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 has been released on August 23, 2017 by the Government of Tamil Nadu following the Supreme Court verdict passed on August 22 regarding Tamil Nadu admissions. The counselling conducting authority, Selection Committee, Directorate of MBBS Education, Government of Tamil Nadu has released the merit list for 85% state quota seats only. Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 merit list comprises of candidates' names (belonging to Tamil Nadu only), admission number, category, NEET Registration number and NEET marks. Candidates whose names will not be in the merit list will not be eligible for the counselling process. Candidates who have qualified through the merit list can download their call letters for the Tamil Nadu Counselling which has begun from August 24.
Tamil Nadu MBBS Selection Procedure 2017
The counselling conducting authority will be releasing merit list based on marks obtained by candidates after the maximum marks are minimised to 200. And the marks obtained by candidates from different boards will be normalised to equate all board marks at the same level. Candidates can check below the method for selection of candidates -
Maximum average (weighted total) marks - 200
Normalised percentage marks in Biology - A
Normalised and combined percentage marks of Physics and Chemistry - B
Normalised and combined percentage marks in Botany and Zoology - C
Weighted total marks for maximum of 200 = either A + B or C + B
The percentage of marks should be exactly up to two decimals
Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 Counselling
Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS Seat Matrix -
Candidates can check in the below window the seat matrix for Government and Self-financed medical colleges as released by the Tamil Nadu Directorate of MBBS Education on August 23, 2017.
Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS 2017 Counselling Call Letter -
Candidates who have qualified for Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS admissions through the Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS 2017 Merit List can download their call letters before appearing from Tamil Nadu medical counselling. The call letters can be downloaded from the link or window given below.
To download Call Letter for Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 Counselling 2017, Click Here
Tamil Nadu MBBS BDS 2017 Counselling Schedule
Counselling for MBBS and BDS Seats in Tamil Nadu is being conducted between August 24 and August 30 as per the schedule released by the Selection Committee, Directorate of MBBS Education. Candidates can see the same in the below window.
The counselling will have to be concluded by September 4, 2017, following the Supreme Court verdict passed on August 22 which refused Tamil Nadu's request to exempt itself from NEET. The Selection Committee, Directorate of MBBS Education, Tamil Nadu, which is the counselling conducting authority of Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 was earlier supposed to conduct the counselling from July 17, 2017. Counselling will be held in offline mode wherein, candidates will have to present in person to participate in the counselling rounds. Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 Counselling will be held in two rounds only. The counselling of Tamil Nadu MBBS admissions 2017 will be based on the Tamil Nadu MBBS Merit List. This must be noted that mere participating in Tamil Nadu MBBS 2017 counselling doesn’t guarantee a MBBS and dental seat.
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