Admission procedures

Eligible candidates as stipulated by The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R MEDICAL UNIVERSITY can get the application forms from the Trust office or College office and apply along with the copies of their mark sheets of the 10th and 12th exams, Transfer Certificate, Age proof and Community certificate (For Scheduled Class and Scheduled Tribes), migration certificate (in case of students from other states). The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in their 12th exams.

Candidates from other states and countries should get their eligibility certificate from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R MEDICAL UNIVERSITY before applying.

Eligibility for Admission

The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University stipulates the following Eligibility criteria for admission to the BDS course:
Candidates with 50% marks on aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology(Botany/Zoology) and English at the qualifying examination at the end of 12 years of study for all categories except for  scheduled caste and tribe who are eligible with 40% aggregate.
Graduate students should have one of the following subjects as major  viz.Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology or should have passed the  earlier qualifying examination with the above subjects.
Students who have studied abroad, the equivalency of qualification as determined by the Association of Indian Universities and should have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English upto 12th  standard with 50% marks.
Candidates should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or complete the age on or before 31st December of the years of admission to the first year BDS course.

Courses offered

A modern and rapidly developing institution, the TDC&H offers opportunities for undergraduate study in Dentistry, broadly called Bachelor of Dental Surgery. This degree is  awarded after successful completion of five years of academic studies. The   undergraduate program is judged as providing preparation for graduates to enter the profession and  commence  a  professional  career  of  dental   practice. The curriculum consists of a set of required courses providing a core of knowledge   in basic   medical  science and its application to dentistry. Later part of the course  further develops the core abilities and provides the student, a set of broadly useful knowledge, practice and skills applicable to a variety of settings. In this part, many areas relevant to dental practice and surgery are contained within modules, while others require a sequence. In every case, the required content includes both generic information and dental   service applications. The study and practice of dentistry are enhanced considerably by opportunities for observation and practice in a perfectly professional setting. This places the students in a hands-on situation.

The First BDS course starts on the 1st of September every year.

The academic year are as follows

First BDS       September 1st  week to 31st July

Second BDS September 1st week to 31st July

Third BDS     September 1st week to 31st July

Fourth BDS  September 1st week to 31st July


The first, second, third and fourth year students should report to College 10 days after the last university Examination. Exact dates will be announced during the Clinical/ Practical examination. Android app