Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admissions 2021: Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Selection, Counselling Process

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: January 08, 2021

Are you looking forward to direct 2nd year (lateral entry) admission to B.Pharm course in Tamil Nadu. Here is the detailed eligibility criteria and admission process for Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admissions 2021.

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admissions

TN B.Pharm (L.E.) Admissions 2021: Over the past few years, the demand for job-oriented courses has increased and B.Pharm course is an example of the same. The rise in the health care sector and an increase in the number of job opportunities has made more and more students opt for the same. What makes B.Pharm interesting is that many states offering lateral entry admissions, and of them is Tamil Nadu.

If you are looking for direct 2nd year (lateral entry) admission to B.Pharm course in Tamil Nadu, then this article is for you! Here is the detailed admission process, eligibility and counselling process for Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admissions 2021.

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admission 2021 Highlights


State Level

Admission Through

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Admission

Conducting Body

Tamil Nadu Health and Welfare Department

Contact Information

Website: www.tnhealth.tn.gov.in/www.tnmedicalselection.org/

Tel.: 044-24615989

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Important Dates 2021

The tentative dates for Tamil Nadu B.Pharm lateral entry admission are mentioned below:-

Important Events

Dates (Tentative)

Application Form Release Date


Last Date to fill the application form


Last Date for Online Application Receipt


Declaration of Merit List


Counselling Process


Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria that need to be followed in order to secure admission in B.Pharm Lateral Entry.

Course Name

Eligibility Criteria

B.Pharm Lateral Entry

  • Candidates who have passed Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) are eligible for direct 2nd year admissions.

  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories (OC/BC/BCM/MBC/DNC) should have secured at least 40% marks in D.Pharm or its equivalent. For the general category, the pass percentage is 40%.

  • Also, for B.Pharm Lateral Entry admissions in TN, the candidate should be a native of the state.

Also Read:-B.Pharm Admissions in India 2021 - Dates, Eligibility, Admission Process, Cut-off, Top Colleges and Fees

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admission Process 2021

Candidates seeking admission to B.Pharm Lateral entry in Tamil Nadu have to fill the online application form from the official website of Directorate of Medical Education i.e.- www.tnmedicalselection.org/.  After filling up the application form the applicant needs to submit the filled-in application along with important documents to the address mentioned below.

The Secretary,
Selection Committee,
No.162, Periyar E.V.R High Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai – 10

Note:- Applications received by speed post/ courier or any other means after the last date & time will not be accepted.

Document Required for Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Admissions 2021

The documents which are needed to be sent along with the application form are listed below:-

  • Identification Proof

  • D.Pharm Certificate and its Mark Sheets.

  • Provisional or Diploma Certificate.

  • Marksheet of Higher Secondary Education

  • Transfer certificate

  • Migration Certificate

  • Medical Certificate

  • Pharmacists Registration Certificate

  • Practical Training Certificate of a minimum of 500 hours out of 750

  • Candidate Service Certificate in Government Service

  • Permanent Community Certificate Card.

  • Certificate for proof of study of Class 10th to Class 12th and D.Pharm Course

  • Certificate of Nativity 

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Merit List 2021

The merit list for B.Pharm (Lateral Entry) in Tamil Nadu is prepared by calculating the marks obtained in D.Pharm course. It will be reduced to the base of 100 marks. The Secretary, Selection Committee will publish the merit list at the Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education. Candidates whose name appears in the merit list will be eligible for counselling. 

Also Read:- What after B.Pharmacy? - A Complete Guide

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Counselling Process 2021

In order to attend the Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Counselling Process, the candidates need to pay the processing fee of Rs 250/- in form of Demand Draft drawn in the favour of “The Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai-10”.

The candidates who fail to attend the counselling session called by the selection committee will have to forfeit their claim for B.Pharm Lateral Entry admission and his or her name will not be even considered further rounds.

At the time of counselling, if the candidate chooses government seats in self-financing colleges over the government colleges seat, he or she needs to submit a declaration for his/ her choice.

Tamil Nadu B.Pharm Lateral Entry Course Fee 2021

The course fee for the B.Pharm Lateral Entry in Government and Private Colleges is mentioned below:-


Average Annual Fee

Government College

Rs 3,000/-

Private College

Rs 43,000

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