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Tamil Nadu BDS Admission 2021: Dates, Application, Selection Process

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: April 04, 2021 09:23 pm IST

Planning to pursue BDS in Tamil Nadu? Find detailed information about Tamil Nadu BDS Admission 2021 including dates, eligibility, application form, and counselling.

Tamil Nadu BDS Admission 2021

 Directorate of Medical Education (DME) is responsible for Tamil Nadu BDS Admission. There are a total of 2,873 BDS seats in the state. To get through BDS Admissions in TN candidates will have to apply for NEET 2021 exam to qualify for the same.

Tamil Nadu BDS Important Dates 2021

The important dates for Tamil Nadu BDS admission are as follows:

Event

Date

Application Start Date

TBA

Application Last Date

TBA

Entrance Exam

TBA

Result

TBA

Counselling

TBA

Also Read:-NEET 2021 Marks Vs Rank

Tamil Nadu BDS Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility for Tamil Nadu BDS admission is as follows:

Course

Eligibility Criteria

Exam

BDS

  • Candidates must be 17 years old by December 31, 2020 to be considered for admission.
  • For General candidates, the upper age limit is 25 years, and for SC/ST candidates, it is 30 years.
  • Must have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 50% marks (40% for reserved category ) from any recognized board.
  • Candidates should have studied in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Biotechnology (PCB) in Class 12th with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • OCI candidates can also apply.
  • Must have qualified NEET 2021.

NEET

Tamil Nadu BDS Application Process 2021

The steps to fill the BDS application form in Tamil Nadu are mentioned below:-

  1. DME will release the Tamil Nadu MBBS/BDS 2021 application form in an online mode tnmedicalselection.net.
  2. Register yourself by entering all the required details.
  3. Must have secured a minimum of 50% marks (40% for reserved category) in Class 12th exam from any recognized board.
  4. Fill out the BDS application form after registering, while providing your personal information, educational qualifications, contact information, NEET 2021 details and other information.
  5. Students must pay an application fee of Rs 500/- for government quota seats and Rs 1000/- for management/NRI quota seats
  6. Upload scanned images of the latest passport size photograph and signature
  7. Submit and take a printout of the Tamil Nadu BDS 2021 application form

Tamil Nadu BDS Merit list 2021

DME will publish the Tamil Nadu BDS 2021 merit list. Candidates whose name appear in the merit list will be eligible for Tamil Nadu BDS admission and will be called for the counselling process. Tamil Nadu BDS merit list will be prepared on the basis of NEET 2021 scores. Candidates can download the merit list of Tamil Nadu BDS 2021 from the link which will be provided here when released. The candidate's names, ranking, roll number, All India NEET Ranking, marks obtained, and other information will be included in the Tamil Nadu NEET merit list 2021.

Also Read:-MBBS Vs BDS - Which is a Better Course after Class 12?

Tamil Nadu BDS Selection/ Counseling Process 2021

In order to fill 85% of State Quota seats, the DME will conduct the counselling process. Candidates will be chosen based on their NEET 2021 exam results. Candidates who have been shortlisted will then be invited to participate in the counselling process, where they will be asked to fill out their preferences.

Candidates will be allocated BDS seats based on their rating, preferred choice, and available seats. Only after the verification of documents will all BDS seats be allocated to the appropriate candidates.

Documents required for Tamil Nadu BDS Admission 2021

The list of documents required for Tamil Nadu BDS admission 2021 are mentioned below:-

Class 10th Certificate & Mark sheet

NEET Entrance exam Admit Card

Class 10th Certificate & Mark sheet

NEET Rank card

Character Certificate

Category certificate (OBC/ SC/ ST/ SEBC)

Medical Certificate

10-Recent Coloured Photograph

Address Proof

Top BDS Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2021

Some of the top BDS Colleges in Tamil Nadu along with their seats are mentioned below:-

S.No.

Name of BDS college

Number of seats

1

Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur

100

2

Asan Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Kancheepuram

100

3

Best Dental Science College, Madurai

100

4

Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram

100

5

CSI College of Dental Sciences & Research, Madurai

100

6

Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital

113

7

JKK Nataraja Dental College & Hospital, Komarapalayam

100

8

K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science & Research, Tiruchengode

100

9

Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Kanchipuram

100

10

Madha Dental College & Hospital, Kundrathur

100

11

Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

100

12

Priyadarshini Dental College & Hospital, Pandur

100

13

R.V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Sulur

100

14

Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

100

15

Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Kavalkinaru 

100

16

S.R.M. Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai

100

17

Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

100

18

Saveetha Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

100

19

Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital

100

20

Sree Mookambika Institute of Dental Sciences, Kulasekharam

60

21

Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital, Porur

100

22

Sri Ramakrishna Dental College & Hospital, Coimbatore

100

23

Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital, Kancheepuram

100

24

SRM Kattankulathur Dental College & Hospital, Kanchipuram

100

25

Tagore Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

100

26

Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

100

27

Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital, Chennai

100

28

Vinayaka Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem

100

29

Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam

100

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