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    Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2024

    Medical Science is one of the most rewarding career pathways in modern times. With the demand for doctors increasing steadily, a larger number of medical colleges have come up across India. Students must qualify for the NEET, which is the most popular entrance exam for admission to undergraduate medical courses. Based on their NEET rank, students are offered admission to various medical colleges across India. 

    In India, medical colleges are spread throughout the country. Tamil Nadu is one of the states in south India, which is famous for the most prominent medical colleges in India. As a matter of fact, the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu are widely regarded as the best in India. A large number of students come from different states to study Medical science in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has over 7400 seats for MBBS and around 2800 seats for BDS

    With so many options to choose from, students can get a little confused regarding choosing the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Here we have listed the best medical colleges in Tamil Nadu based on their performance along with some essential parameters. 

    Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu (NIRF 2022 Ranking)

    To see which are the top medical colleges in any state or all over India, NIRF is one of the most trusted websites as it is a government website managed by the Ministry of Human resource development. It was launched in Sept 2015, and since then, it has been providing rankings to colleges in different educational courses or fields. Below we have mentioned the 2023 rankings of NIRF for medical, dental and pharmacy colleges.  Here are the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu as per NIRF 2023 Rankings: - 

     

    Name of the college

    (Dental)

    NIRF 2022 score

    NIRF 2023 Rank

    City

    Saveetha Institute of Medical and technical science

    82.30

    1

    Chennai

    SRM Dental college

    66.12
    8

    Chennai


    Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

    59.38

    13

    Chennai

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    56.58
    19Coimbatore

    Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research

    55.65

    22

    Chennai

    M.G.R Educational and research institute

    53.15

    25

    Chennai

    Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute
    52.74
    27Kelambakkam
    Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital
    51.91
    29

    Chennai

    Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai
    50.88
    32

    Chennai


     

    Name of the college

    (Pharmacy) 

    NIRF 2022 score

    NIRF 2022 Rank

    City

    JSS College of Pharmacy

    74.60

    6

    Ooty

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology



    12


    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    60.43
    14

    Coimbatore

    Annamalai University

    59.84

    15

    Annamalai Nagar

    Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences

    62.00
    31

    Chennai


    Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS)

    51.28
    34

    Chennai

    Nandha College of Pharmacy
    46.34
    50Erode
    College of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College
    43.26
    63

    Chennai

    PSG College of Pharmacy

    42.21

    70

    Coimbatore

    Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy
    39.54
    82Srivilliputtur

    KMCH College of Pharmacy

    37.70

    70

    Coimbatore

    Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Careers360)

    After NIRF, there are many other websites which also provide rankings of colleges on their parameters. Careers360 is one of the most reliable websites and it gives information about top colleges and ranks them on an India basis. Below we have mentioned all the medical colleges in Tamil Nadu which have been ranked by Careers360. 

    Name of the college (MBBS)

    Careers360

    Christian Medical College

    2

    Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital

    6

    Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

    21

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology

    36

    PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

    64

    Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

    65

    Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Internship/Placement Opportunities)

    Medical science is a very hard field and needs a lot of practical experience. The practice is very important for medical students.  That is why internships are provided so that students can practice under professional doctors. 

    Below we have mentioned all the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and their internship/placement opportunities. 

    Name of the College

    Placement Package

    Top recruiters

    City

    Christian Medical College

    Rs. 1.55 lakhs – 5.39 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

    Christian Medical College

    Missionary Hospitals

    Corporate hospitals

    Vellore

    Sri Ramachandra Medical College and research institute

    Rs. 2.40 lakhs – 15 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

    Campus Internship

    Chennai

    Madras Medical College

    Rs. 1.90 lakhs – 9.39 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

    College Hospital

    Chennai

    SRM Medical College and research institute

    Rs. 2.27 lakhs – 10.80 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

    College hospital

    Chennai

    PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research

    Rs. 5.16 lakhs – 11.64 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

    Hospitals, clinics, dispensaries etc.

    Coimbatore

    Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

    Rs. 5.50 lakhs – 15 lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

    City hospital

    Chennai

    Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Entrance Exams)

    In India, it was made compulsory that all medical colleges will not take their entrance exams and state-level exams were banned. Only one entrance exam that is NEET will be conducted on the National level. Below we have mentioned all the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu with acceptable entrance exams. 

    Name of the college

    Entrance exam

    City

    Christian Medical College

    NEET

    Vellore

    Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

    NEET

    Chennai

    Madras Medical College

    NEET

    Chennai

    SRM Medical College and Research Institute

    NEET

    Chennai

    PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research

    NEET

    Coimbatore

    Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

    NEET

    Chennai

    Stanley Medical College

    NEET

    Chennai

    Government Tiruvannamalai Medical College and Hospital

    NEET

    Tiruvannamalai

    Government Villupuram Medical College

    NEET

    Villupuram

    Theni Medical College

    NEET

    Theni

    Government Dharmapuri Medical College

    NEET

    Dharampuri

    Annamalai University

    NEET

    Annamalai Nagar

    Popular medical specialization and top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu offering them:

    1. MBBS 

    MBBS is one of the famous medical courses in India. It is a 5.5-year medical course with one year of the internship included. After this, students can also go for MD, which is the PG Course to MBBS, or they can start working in hospitals and can also start their clinics. These are the top 5 MBBS colleges in Tamil Nadu.

    Name of the college

    City

    Christian Medical College

    Vellore

    SRM Medical College and Hospital

    Chennai

    Sri Ramchandra Medical college

    Chennai

    Madras Medical College

    Chennai

    PSG Institute of Medical Sciences

    Coimbatore

    2. BDS 

    After MBBS if anyone can think of a medical course, then it is BDS. BDS is a 5-year medical course. After which a student can opt for doing MDS, which is the PG Course to BDS, or they can also start their dental clinic or can work in hospitals. Here are the top BDS colleges in Tamil Nadu. 

    Name of the college

    City

    Saveetha Institute of Medical and technical science

    Chennai

    Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

    Chennai

    SRM Dental college

    Chennai

    MGR Educational and research institute

    Chennai

    3.  B. Pharma 

    B. Pharma is a course which deals with medicines and drugs. It is also one of the famous medical courses. Its duration is 4 years. A graduate can then work with big pharmaceutical companies or can also open a chemist of their own. Following are the top pharmacy colleges of Tamil Nadu.

    Name of the college

    City

    JSS College of Pharmacy

    Ooty

    Annamalai University

    Annamalai Nagar

    S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology

    Chennai

    Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

    Chennai

    Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS)

    Chennai

    Admission Procedure for top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu: -

    1. The students are required to have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Biology during their 10+2 examinations.

    2.  They need to apply for NEET examinations. A candidate can apply for NEET examinations only if they score at least 50% marks.

    3. After clearing the NEET examinations, only those students who get 50% or more in their NEET examination are qualified for counselling.

    4. Counselling decides in which colleges the student will get admission. Each student has to put their preferences in their Application form and according to that if the students meet the criteria of cutoffs provided by the college, then only they will get the admission or the seat in the college.

    It is the same process for PG courses as well, except for the fact that the student must complete their bachelor's degree with an internship in that course. The entrance exam for PG Courses in NEET-PG. 

    Things to Look for in top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu: -

    1.  The college should be a recognized college and should be listed on the NIRF website.

    2.  The college should have the facilities and amenities which a medical college should have like laboratories, a library, an affiliated hospital or a hospital where the students can get hands-on experience.

    3.  The most important thing is that the teaching staff of the college should be the best because medical science is such a subject that needs proper education. After all, you cannot go wrong with the treatment of the Human body. So, getting proper knowledge and proper education is very important.

    4.  Next, the college should provide good internship and placement opportunities.  If a student has good practical experience through internships, then only he or she can get further good opportunities.

    5.  Hostel facilities or residence facilities should also be provided by the colleges for students who come from different cities.

    FAQs 

    Question 1: - How many MBBS seats are available in Tamil Nadu?

    Answer: - In Tamil Nadu, there are approximately 7400 seats for MBBS. 

    Question 2: - What is the minimum cut-off to be qualified in NEET examinations for NEET counselling?

    Answer: - In 2022, the minimum cutoff to qualify NEET UG for the general category is 715-117. 

    Question 3: - Which is the best college in Tamil Nadu for MBBS?

    Answer: - Christian Medical College is the best college for MBBS in Tamil Nadu, and it is one of the best medical colleges in India. 

    Question 4: - Is Tamil Nadu good for studying pharmacy?

    Answer: - Yes Tamil Nadu is a good state for studying pharmacy. It has 11 colleges which are listed in NIRF Ranking. 

    Question 5: - Which is the cheapest college to attend that is also one of the top medical colleges in Tamil Nadu?

    Answer: - Government medical colleges provide MBBS courses and other courses at a very affordable rate, other than that there is Stanley medical college and Madras medical college the fees for which are 0.62 Lakhs. 

    Question 6: - In Tamil Nadu, which city has the highest no. of Medical colleges?

    Answer: - Chennai has the highest no. of Medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. 

    Question 7: - Where is JSS College of Pharmacy located in Tamil Nadu?

    Answer: - JSS College of Pharmacy is located in Ooty. Ooty is a town in Tamil Nadu. 

    Question 8: - Which dental college is best for BDS?

    Answer: - Saveetha Institute of medical science is the best dental college in Tamil Nadu for BDS. 

    Question 9: - What is the fees for MBBS in Christian Medical College?

    Answer: - Fee at Christian Medical College for MBBS is 1.53 lakhs. It is quite inexpensive when compared to other Top colleges in Tamil Nadu. 

    Question 10: - Does Christian Medical College provide hostels for both girls and boys?

    Answer: - Yes, it provides a hostel for both girls and boys. But the fees of the hostel are not included in the tuition fees. The charges for the hostel room are taken separately.

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