Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling 2024

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling 2024 is the process through which eligible candidates can secure admission to Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses in dental colleges across Tamil Nadu. The counselling is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu, based on the ranks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for MDS (NEET MDS) conducted by the National Board of Examinations. Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling provides a fair and transparent platform for aspiring dental professionals to compete for seats in esteemed dental institutions. The counselling process aims to allocate seats based on merit, candidate preferences, and reservation policies set by the state government. The counselling process begins with the registration of eligible candidates on the official website (https://tnmedicalselection.net/).

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling will start from last week of August (Tentative) and complete schedule will be released by Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu. The state counselling authority will conduct counselling for 50% of Government MDS Colleges seats and 100% Private MDS Colleges Seats, counselling for whereas remaining 50% seats of government MDS Colleges will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). During the counselling process, candidates have the opportunity to select their preferred courses and institutions based on their NEET MDS ranks. The counselling authority releases a merit list and schedule, indicating the dates for each counselling round. It is important for candidates to stay updated with the official announcements and adhere to the prescribed timelines.

Candidates must register online, fill in their choices of courses and colleges, and pay the counselling fee within the specified time frame. After the registration and choice filling period, the counselling authority conducts the seat allotment process based on the candidate’s rank and preferences. The seat allotment result is published on the official website, and candidates can download their provisional allotment order.

Highlights 

Specifics Details
Counselling Name Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling
Name of the Counselling AuthorityDirectorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu
Counselling ProcessState centralized counseling
Entrance Exam for Medical Course National Eligibility and Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET MDS)
Eligibility CriteriaCandidates must qualify NEET MDS and meet the required cutoff scores.
NEET MDS Result3 April 2024
Counselling LevelState-Level
Counselling ModeOnline
Registration ModeOnline
Counselling RoundsMultiple Rounds
Course OfferedMDS and specialization courses
Official Websitehttps://tnmedicalselection.net/

Counsellling Dates 

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling schedule is an important part of the admission process for postgraduate dental programs. The Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling schedule typically includes key dates for online registration, choice filling, seat allotment, reporting to assigned institutes, document verification, and subsequent rounds of counseling. Candidates must keep up to date with the official Tamil Nadu counseling website or notifications to avoid missing any important deadlines.

Counselling EventTentative Dates
Online RegistrationTo be announced
Document VerificationTo be announced
Publication of Merit ListTo be announced
Choice Filling and LockingTo be announced
Seat Allotment – Round 1To be announced
Reporting to Allotted College – Round 1To be announced
Second Round CounsellingTo be announced
Mop-Up Round CounsellingTo be announced

MDS Course Specializations

SpecializationDuration
Master of Dental Surgery3 Years
Oral Pathology and Microbiology3 Years
Periodontology3 Years
Oral Medicine and Radiology3 Years
Prosthodontics3 Years
Preventive Dentistry3 Years
Conservative Dentistry3 Years
Periodontics3 Years
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery3 Years
Orthodontics and Dentofacial surgery3 Years

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility CriteriaDetails
NationalityIndian citizen or OCI
DomicileResident of Tamil Nadu
Educational QualificationMust possess a recognized BDS degree
Internship CompletionShould have completed one-year rotating internship
NEET MDS QualificationMust qualify NEET MDS 2024
Minimum Qualifying PercentileGeneral Category: 50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC Category: 40th percentile
PWD Category: 45th percentile
Registration with State Dental CouncilMust be registered with the Tamil Nadu State Dental Council

NEET MDS Cut off

CategoriesCut off percentileCutoff marks
General50th272
SC/ST/OBC40th238
General-PH45th255
SC/ST/OBC-PH40th238

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling Registration -State Quota

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling. (https://tnmedicalselection.net/)
  • Step 2: Look for the “Registration” or “New Candidate Registration” link and click on it.
  • Step 3: Fill in the required details in the registration form, such as personal information, contact details, and NEET MDS details.
  • Step 4: Create a unique username and password for login purposes. Remember to keep them safe and confidential.
  • Step 5: Upload the scanned copies of the necessary documents, such as photograph, signature, NEET MDS scorecard, BDS degree certificate, internship completion certificate, and category certificate (if applicable).
  • Step 6: Pay the registration fee through the available online payment modes. The fee amount will be mentioned on the website.
  • Step 7: Verify all the entered details and documents before final submission. Make sure they are accurate and match the information provided.
  • Step 8: After successful submission, take a printout of the registration confirmation page for future reference.

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling Process

 Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling.
  • Click on the “Registration” link and fill in the required personal and academic details.
  • Create a unique username and password for login.

 Step 2: Document Verification

  • Upload scanned copies of required documents, such as photograph, signature, NEET MDS scorecard, BDS degree certificate, internship completion certificate, and category certificate (if applicable).
  • Ensure that all uploaded documents are clear and legible.

 Step 3: Choice Filling:

  • After document verification, access the choice filling portal.
  • Browse through the available options of colleges and courses.
  • Select and prioritize your preferred choices based on your eligibility and preference.

 Step 4: Seat Allotment:

  • The seat allotment process will be conducted based on merit, reservation criteria, and availability of seats.
  • The allotment result will be published on the official website.
  • Candidates can view their allotted seat and download the allotment letter.

 Step 4: Reporting and Admission:

  • Candidates must report to the allotted college within the specified time frame mentioned in the allotment letter.
  • Carry all the required documents in original for verification.
  • Pay the prescribed admission fees to confirm the seat.
  • Complete the admission formalities as instructed by the college.

 Step 5: Joining and Document Submission:

  • On joining the college, submit all the necessary original documents for verification.
  • Complete any additional documentation or formalities required by the college.

 Step 6: Waiting List and Upgradation:

  • If seats remain vacant after the initial round of counselling, a waiting list will be prepared.
  • Candidates on the waiting list may be considered for upgradation to their higher preferred choices based on merit and availability.

Documents Required 

  • NEET MDS 2024 Score Card.
  • NEET MDS 2024 Admit Card
  • Aadhar Card/PANCard/Voter ID
  • BDS Degree Certificate or Provisional Pass Certificate.
  • CRRI Completion Certificate.
  • Permanent/ Provisional Dental Registration Certificate issued by the Dental
  • Council of India /State.
  • Community certificate from the Competent authority indicating the Community status of candidates belonging to Backward Community /Backward Community
  • (Muslim)/ Most Backward Community / Denotified Communities/ Schedule
  • Caste/ Schedule Caste (Arunthathiyar).
  • Scheduled Tribe candidates should produce community certificates issued by a
  • Revenue Divisional Officer of the competent jurisdiction.
  • TNPSC/MRB (through competitive written examination) Selection & Posting Order (For Service Candidates).
  • Nativity Certificate with supportive documentsas mentioned in Clause 2(b).
  • Regional Medical Board Certificate for Person with Disabilities.
  • ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE To be obtained from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.
  • Medical University, Guindy, Chennai 600032, Only for the Candidates Who Have Qualified From Other Universities.
  • Copy of receipt of payment

MCC Counselling – 50% AIQ Quota

About MCC

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The MCC is responsible for conducting online counselling for admission of 50% of seats to various postgraduate medical and dental courses in India, including MD/MS and MDS, through the NEET PG and NEET MDS exams, respectively.

The MCC conducts centralized counselling for the 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across India, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC, and AFMC colleges. The counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and admission to the allotted colleges.

MCC NEET Counselling Registration

MCC holds four rounds of NEET MDS counseling for AIQ, including a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. Following the completion of Round 2, the MCC will fill the remaining seats in a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. The following steps must be taken:

  • Visit the official website: Visit the official website of MCC (https://mcc.nic.in/) and click on the “MDS Medical Counseling” tab.
  • New registration: Click on “New Registration” and fill in all the required details such as personal details, contact details, NEET exam details, and security pin. After filling in all the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  • Login credentials: After successful registration, a new page will appear with your login credentials. Use these credentials to log in and fill in your choices of colleges and courses.
  • Choice filling: Fill in your preferred colleges and courses in order of priority. You can choose as many choices as you want.
  • Locking of choices: After you have filled in your choices, you need to lock them by clicking on the “Lock Choices” button. Once the choices are locked, you cannot make any changes.
  • Seat allotment: The MCC conducts the seat allotment process based on your rank, category, and the choices filled by you. You will be able to see your seat allotment result on the official website.
  • Reporting to the allotted college: If you are satisfied with the seat allotted to you, you need to report to the allotted college within the specified time with all the required documents and pay the admission fee.

MCC Counselling Fees Structure

Counselling Fee (Non Refundable)

Institution TypeUR
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category candidatesRs. 500/-
Deemed University CandidatesRs. 5,000/-

Security Deposit (Refundable)

15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 25,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category candidatesRs. 10,000/-
Deemed University CandidatesRs. 2,00,000/-

Merit List

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling Merit List is a compilation of candidates who have appeared for the NEET MDS examination and have applied for the counselling process in Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling. This merit list is prepared based on the NEET MDS scores obtained by the candidates. The merit list provides a ranking system where candidates are listed in descending order of their NEET MDS scores. The candidate with the highest score is given the top rank, while the candidate with the lowest score is placed at the bottom of the list.

The purpose of the merit list is to establish a fair and transparent selection process for the counselling procedure. It helps in determining the order in which candidates will be called for counselling and seat allotment in various postgraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling. We have compiled the merit list for Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling.

Tamil Nadu NEET MDS counselling  Merit List (PDF)

Participating MDS Colleges in Tamil Nadu

List of the MDS Government Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital, ChennaiChennaiGovernment 42Rs, 32,500/1988
Faculty of Dentistry, Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, Annamalai NagarAnnamalai NagarGovernment 37Rs, 32,500/1980

List of the MDS Private Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, MelmaruvathurMelmaruvathurPrivate 30Rs. 10,85,000/-1988
Best Dental Science College, MaduraiMaduraiPrivate 15Rs. 8,85,000/-2007
Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, KancheepuramKancheepuramPrivate 23Rs. 8,85,000/-2007
CSI College of Dental Sciences & Research, MaduraiMaduraiPrivate 18Rs. 8,85,000/-2007
JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital, KomarapalayamKomarapalayamPrivate 7Rs. 6,50,000/-1987
K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research, TiruchengodeTiruchengodePrivate 20Rs. 6,50,000/-2004
Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, KanchipuramKanchipuramPrivate 22Rs. 5,50,000/-2007
Madha Dental College & Hospital, KundrathurKundrathurPrivate 24Rs. 6,50,000/-2007
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 47Rs. 4,50,000/-1990
Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital, PandurPandurPrivate 18Rs. 8,50,000/-2007
R.V.S. Dental College & Hospital, SulurSulurPrivate 16Rs. 8,50,000/-2008
Ragas Dental College & Hospital, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 26Rs. 4,50,000/-1988
Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Kavalkinaru JnKavalkinaru JnPrivate 15Rs. 4,50,000/-1987
S.R.M. Dental College, Ramapuram, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 53Rs. 4,50,000/-1996
Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 7Rs. 3,50,000/-2009
Saveetha Dental College & Hospital, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 51Rs. 5,50,000/-1988
Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, NarayanpuramNarayanpuramPrivate 31Rs. 5,50,000/-1989
Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, KulasekharamKulasekharamPrivate 16Rs. 7,50,000/-1999
Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital, PorurPorurPrivate 41Rs. 8,50,000/-1995
Sri Ramakrishna Dental College & Hospital, CoimbatoreCoimbatorePrivate 13Rs. 6,50,000/-2000
Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital, KancheepuramKancheepuramPrivate 10Rs. 4,50,000/-2007
SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital, KanchipuramKanchipuramPrivate 18Rs. 3,50,000/-2007
Tagore Dental College & Hospital, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 10Rs. 2,50,000/-2007
Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital, ChennaiChennaiPrivate 42Rs. 10,50,000/-1991
Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, SalemSalemPrivate 35Rs.9,50,000/-1986
Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, ElayampalayamElayampalayamPrivate 20Rs. 9,50,000/-2007

MDS College Predictor

MDS College Predictor is a online tool that helps students predict which dental colleges they are likely to get admission to for Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs based on their NEET MDS score, category, and preferred location. The predictor tool uses the previous year’s cut-off data, admission trends, and other relevant factors to generate a list of MDS colleges that match the student’s score and preferences.

The MDS College Predictor tool helps students make informed decisions about their admission process by giving them an idea of the colleges they may get admission to. It also helps them plan their application process by shortlisting colleges based on their preferences and eligibility criteria.

MDS Admission Consultant

An MDS admission consultant is a professional who provides guidance and assistance to students seeking admission to Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs in India. Our consultant have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of dental education and can help students navigate the complex admission process. They provide expert advice, support, and guidance throughout the admission process, helping students make informed decisions and achieve their academic and career goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling is the process through which eligible candidates who have qualified the NEET MDS exam can secure admission to MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) courses offered by dental colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Q. Who is eligible to participate in Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Candidates who have qualified the NEET MDS exam and fulfill the eligibility criteria specified by the Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department are eligible to participate in the counselling process.

Q. How is the seat allotment done in Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling?

A. The seat allotment process is based on factors like NEET MDS rank, reservation category, and availability of seats. The allotment is done through a centralized counselling conducted by the Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department.

Q. What documents are required for counselling registration?

A. The documents required for counselling registration include NEET MDS scorecard, BDS degree certificate, internship completion certificate, category certificate (if applicable), photograph, and signature. Make sure to have scanned copies of these documents ready for uploading.

Q. Can I change my allotted seat during counselling?

A. No, seat change after the allotment is generally not allowed. Candidates must carefully choose their preferences during the choice filling stage as the allotment is final.

Q. What is the reporting and admission process?

A. After seat allotment, candidates must report to the allotted college within the specified time period. They need to complete the admission formalities, pay the required fees, and submit the necessary documents for verification.

Q. Is there a waiting list for Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Yes, a waiting list is prepared in case seats remain vacant after the initial round of counselling. Candidates on the waiting list may have the opportunity for upgradation to their higher preferred choices based on merit and availability.

Q. Is it mandatory to qualify the NEET MDS exam to participate in Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Yes, qualifying the NEET MDS exam is a prerequisite to be eligible for Tamil Nadu NEET MDS Counselling. Only candidates who have obtained a valid NEET MDS score are eligible to participate.

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