MDS Admission in Tamil Nadu 2024 with Complete Procedures

Hey There! Have you appeared at NEET MDS, or are you planning to appear? Have you considered pursuing your postgraduate degree in Tamil Nadu? If not, you have landed on the right blog because Tamil Nadu has numerous dental colleges.

Located in the southern part of India, Tamil Nadu has been one of the ancient hubs of medical and dental education. For decades, the state has been preferred by most MDS aspirants every year!

This is because most dental colleges in Tamil Nadu are highly reputed and established ages ago. Due to this, the academic quality of most colleges is excellent for pursuing the Master of Dental Surgery program. 

The state is also well-connected to other parts of the country through all means of communication. This solves another problem for students travelling there from another state to study MDS. 

Here, you can go through the complete MDS details related to the admission process, fee structure, seat matrix, and eligibility criteria in Tamil Nadu. You can also find some important tips that can benefit you as you step ahead in the MDS admission process in Tamil Nadu. So, stay along!

MDS Admission Process in Tamil Nadu 

The Selection Committee of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) of the state conducts the MDS NEET counselling process in Tamil Nadu. The colleges affiliated with the Dr M.G.R. Medical University of Tamil Nadu participated in this state counselling. Usually, there are four rounds of counselling, depending on MDS seat availability after each round. 

If you are looking for MDS admission in other states, with fees less than 25 lakhs for the total course including hostel and food, then you can go through my detailed article about MDS lowest fees in India. Or you can contact me personally on +91-8951242255.

So, you must apply for MDS admission here, through the MDS state counselling in Tamil Nadu, and follow the steps below.

  • Online Application
  • Application And Registration Fee Payment
  • Security Fee Payment
  • Uploading of Documents
  • Rank List
  • Choice-Filling
  • Seat Allotment
  • Reporting and Verification

Online Application 

Once you qualify for the NEET MDS exam, you must register for NEET MDS counselling through the following websites:  and

You must fill in all the mandatory details to complete your application form. Incomplete applications and improper information will be rejected. So, keep yourselves away from such troubles and patiently complete the process.  

Application and Registration Fee Payment

As you apply for registration, you will have to pay an application form fee. This fee varies based on the category of seat and your caste reservation.

MDS Application Fee  In Tamil Nadu
State QuotaManagement Quota

Additionally, Rs.1000/- is charged as the registration and application fees. Both of these amounts are non-refundable, so carefully evaluate your application before you make your final submission. 

Security Fee Payment

The security deposit must be paid to participate further in the counselling process. The fee is mandatory for everyone and will depend on your college and seat type. 

However, the security deposit is refundable, and the complete details are here:

MDS Security Fees In Tamil Nadu
Government Dental CollegesPrivate Dental Colleges
State QuotaState QuotaManagement Quota
Rs. 30,000/-Rs.1,00,000/-Rs.2,00,000/-

Uploading of Documents

Your registration process will also involve the uploading of a few documents. To complete your application, you must upload self-attested photocopies of the certificates /documents listed below. 

  • NEET MDS Score Card
  • NEET MDS Admit Card
  • Aadhar Card/PAN card/voter card/driving license 
  • BDS Degree Certificate
  • Provisional Pass Certificate
  • CMRI Completion Certificate
  • Permanent/Provisional Dental Registration Certificate
  • The photo uploaded for the NEET MDS exam
  • Postcard size color photograph (4”x6”) (size: 50kb to 300kb) 
  • Eligibility certificate (non-TN students)  

Certificates are to be uploaded only if applicable, 

  • Community Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  •  Minority certificate (if Applicable)
  • TNPSC/MRB Selection & Posting Order (For Service Candidates)
  • Nativity Certificate by competent authority (TN Candidates)
  • Certificate of Disability (PWD category)
  • Eligibility certificate (non-TN students)  

You will have to produce the original documents at the time of admission to the head of the institution for verification. If you need detailed information about documents, then you can read my blog post about documents required for MDS admission.

Rank List

The Tamil Nadu Selection Committee will release a state rank list based on marks obtained in the NEET MDS exam. You can check it out on their official websites after the completion of online verification of application forms. 


Once the merit list is out, you can proceed with the choice-filling round to select the preferred branch, college, and even seat type. 

However, plan your option entry carefully! Your allotment depends on your rank and the choices you make!

Seat Allotment

The DMER, Tamil Nadu, will announce the results for the students allotted an MDS seat. 

Allotted students will also receive a letter of allotment, which you must download to confirm your admission. 

Reporting and Verification

Selected students must physically appear and report to the concerned dental college for admission confirmation. You must carry all your original documents and the allotment letter for the reporting procedure. 

These documents will be submitted to the head of the institution for verification. 

Finally, your admissions process for the MDS course in Tamil Nadu ends here!

However, for admission to deemed universities in Tamil Nadu, you must participate in the All-India NEET MDS counselling. This is conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee of India (MCCI).

MDS Post-Allotment – An Important Caution

You will have to pay the complete tuition fee and other fees through online payment to download the allotment order.

Payment can be made online via Net Banking or RTGS/ Debit Card / Credit Card.  

Hence, your bank account must have a sufficient transaction limit available for their fee payment before remitting the fees. 

Being prepared and making timely payments can save you from unexpected payment errors!

MDS Seats in Tamil Nadu 

Out of the 33 dental colleges in Tamil Nadu, the MDS program is currently available in 30 colleges. These include three government dental colleges, nine deemed universities, and 17 private dental colleges affiliated with the State Medical University of Tamil Nadu. 

Private dental colleges have two types of seat reservations: state quota and management quota seats. However, 15% of management seats are also reserved for NRI students in private dental colleges. You can refer to the complete seat reservation and matrix details given below.

MDS Seat Reservation In Tamil Nadu
Government Dental Colleges
50%  AIQ seats under MCC, New Delhi50% state quota under Competent Authority
50% of seats reserved for in-service candidates 50% Open category 
Private Dental Colleges
50% State quota seats under Competent Authority 50% Management Quota under Competent Authority 
15% of NRI Quota (M-Q Seats) under Competent Authority 

MDS Fees in Tamil Nadu

The fee structure of the MDS course is a crucial factor when it comes to choosing your specialization and college. Tamil Nadu’s fee structure is based on the seat category and the MDS branch you choose. 

The government quota fee is more economical compared to the management quota fees in private dental colleges. So, here, you can reap the benefits of affordable fees if you get admitted to the MDS course in a state quota seat.

If you are looking for deemed colleges, then you can go through the detailed post about MDS fees in deemed universities.

To understand the whole scenario of the branch-wise fee structure of MDS in Tamil Nadu, find the complete details here.

COLLEGE / BRANCHOral SurgeryEndodonticsOrthodonticsProsthodonticsPedodonticsPeriodonticsOral MedicineOral PathologyPublic Health
Government Dental College And Hospital, Cuddalore30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- N/AN/AN/A
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College And Hospital, Chennai30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- N/A30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/- 30,000/-
Government Dental College, PudukkottaiN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/A3,50,000/- N/A
Best Dental Science College, Madurai9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/AN/A9,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/-
Ragas Dental College And Hospital, Chennai8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-3,25,000/-3,25,000/-3,25,000/-
Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Tirunelveli8,50,000/-8,50,000/-N/A8,50,000/-N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Vivekanandha Dental College For Women, ElayampalayamN/A9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/-
Madha Dental College & Hospital, Kundrathur8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-3,25,000/-3,25,000/-3,25,000/-
Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/-
Karpaga Vinayaga Institute Of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/-
JKK Natrajah Dental College & Hospital, KomarapalayamN/A8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-N/A8,50,000/-N/AN/AN/A
K.S.R. Institute Of Dental Science And Research, NamakkalN/A9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 3,50,000/- 3,50,000/- N/A
Sree Mookambika Institute Of Dental Sciences, Kulasekharam8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-N/A8,50,000/-3,25,000/-3,25,000/-N/A
Sri Ramakrishna Dental College & Hospital, Coimbatore9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/A9,50,000/- N/AN/AN/A
CSI College Of Dental Sciences & Research, Madurai8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-8,50,000/-N/A8,50,000/-N/A3,25,000/-N/A
Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital,Thalambur, ChennaiN/A9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tagore Dental College & Hospital, Chennai9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
R.V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Sulur9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/AN/AN/A
Priyadharshini Dental College & Hospital, Thiruvallur9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- 9,50,000/- N/AN/AN/A
Sathyabama Univ. Dental College and Hospital, ChennaiN/A12,00,000/-12,00,000/-N/A12,00,000/-N/AN/AN/AN/A
Saveetha Dental College, Chennai16,50,000/-16,50,000/-16,50,000/-16,50,000/-15,50,000/-12,00,000/-8,00,000/-3,00,000/-5,00,000/-
Sri Ramachandra Dental College And Hospital, Chennai11,50,000/-11,50,000/-11,50,000/-11,50,000/-11,50,000/-9,00,000/-6,50,000/-5,00,000/-5,00,000/-
Meenakshi Ammal Dental College And Hospital, Chennai15,00,000/- 15,00,000/- 15,00,000/- 15,00,000/- 11,00,000/- 10,50,000/- 5,50,000/- 3,00,000/- 5,50,000/-
Srm Dental College, Chennai14,00,000/-14,00,000/-14,00,000/-11,00,000/-12,00,000/-9,00,000/-5,00,000/-3,50,000/-6,00,000/-
SRM Katt. Dental College and Hospital, Kanchipuram 14,00,000/-14,00,000/-14,00,000/-11,00,000/-12,00,000/-9,00,000/-N/AN/AN/A
Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem14,00,000/-14,00,000/-11,00,000/-10,00,000/-9,00,000/-7,00,000/-5,50,000/-4,00,000/-N/A
Sree Balaji Dental College And Hospital, Chennai12,50,000/-13,50,000/-13,50,000/-11,50,000/-11,00,000/-8,50,000/-4,50,000/-3,00,000/-N/A
Thaimoogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai15,00,000/-15,00,000/-15,00,000/-15,00,000/-15,00,000/-10,00,000/-8,00,000/-3,00,000/-N/A
Nandha Dental College and Hospital, ThottaniN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Asan Memorial Dental College & Hospital, KancheepuramN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Dental College, PerambalurN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

MDS Extra Fees in Tamil Nadu

You must be cautious that, at every dental college in Tamil Nadu, there are additional fees apart from the yearly tuition fees. These fees are commonly referred to as special charges and apply to all dental colleges. However, the range is variable based on college-to-college. 

So, if you are allotted to a private dental college, prepare for an extra fee ranging from  Rs. 50,000/- to Rs.1,00,000/- depending on the college.  

Apart from that, if you are planning to stay in a boarding facility, you must consider an amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- to rs.1,50,000/- extra with food included in it. 

Planning your MDS budget well can help you avoid confusion and unfortunate surprises! So, keep yourselves prepped up accordingly!

Wrap Up

We have reached the end of our discussion regarding MDS admission in Tamil Nadu. However, I understand that the Tamil Nadu counselling process is slightly complex to grasp at once! So, educate yourselves well with the complete details before stepping into the counselling process. 

Tamil Nadu hosts many well-known dental colleges and is one of India’s largest education hubs. This is also why it can be pretty confusing for students to choose one for MDS easily!

So, in case you are looking for assistance in figuring out your decision regarding MDS in Tamil Nadu, you can also reach out to us. Since I have visited most of these dental institutions, I can provide you with more detailed information regarding them. 

So, if you feel the need anytime, send us a ‘hi’! Surely, we will provide you with the guidance you need for admission to dental colleges in Tamil Nadu.

If you are looking for MDS admission in other states, then you can go through the following articles too:

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About K Vishnu Nambiar

I am a dental blogger and a career counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. I blog about different dental courses and their scopes. I also visit dental colleges and review them in a unique way.

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