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MGR Medical University BDS and MDS Admissions 2018

Updated On - March 30th 2018

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University (TNMGRMU) is a government medical university and is the 2nd largest health sciences university in India. The university has different departments which offer a multitude of medical courses at undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and doctoral level.

The faculty of dentistry at the university offers Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) & Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programme to those who possess the relevant eligible degree. The university offers BDS/ MDS course to its students in the following disciplines:

Courses under BDS

BDS Dentistry

Courses under MDS:

MDS Dentistry is offered into the following 9 disciplines:

  • Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge
  • Periodontology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  • Oral Pathology & Microbiology
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
  • Oral Medicine & Radiology

Admission to the above mentioned programmes is done through marks secured by the candidate in the university entrance examination. Candidates can register themselves through online application process upon submitting the prescribed application fee of Rs. 1400/- and Rs. 1600/- for BDA and MDS courses respectively, along with relevant original certificates.

  • Mode of Application



    04th Jan, 2019 - 11th Jan, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 04th - 11th Jan, 2019

Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidate must possess 50% aggregate marks in physics, chemistry and biology at 10+2 level examination. SC/ST students shall be given 10% relaxation in minimum required aggregate marks.
  • Candidate should have complete age of 17 years on or before being admitted to the BDS course


MDS is offered in the following 9 disciplines:

  1. Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge
  2. Periodontology
  3. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  4. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  5. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  6. Oral Pathology & Microbiology
  7. Public Health Dentistry
  8. Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
  9. Oral Medicine & Radiology


  • Candidate must possess BDS degree of this university or any other recognized university by the authority of this university and Indian dental council, and permanent registration from state dental council.
  • Candidate must possess BDS degree and complete one year of CRRI (Or) One year of house surgeon ship in a recognized dental college (Or) 3 years of dental practice after BDS qualification with state dental council.

How to Apply


For Indian candidates:

  • For admission to BDS/MDS programme, candidates can fill the online application form available at the university website and submit it along with the required fee to complete the registration process
  • Candidate must submit the registration fee of Rs. 1400/- and Rs. 1600/- for BDS and MDS programme respectively, for application and eligibility certificate through online payment gateway for students. The application and eligibility certificate fee is non-refundable

For NRI candidates:

  • Candidates who have passed advanced level qualification and central board examination in foreign countries can also submit application and eligibility fee amount of Rs. 10,000/- through Demand Draft (DD) in favour of The Registrar, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
  • Candidate should be of Indian origin settled in foreign countries or should be born to parents of Indian origin in a foreign country. Candidate seeking admission under NRI quota must possess Indian passport


For Indian candidates seeking admission to BDS programme:

  1. Higher Secondary School +2 certificate
  2. Transfer certificate

For Indian candidates seeking admission to MDS programme:

  1. Allotment order (All India Quota/ State Quota)
  2. Community Certificate
  3. Transfer Certificate
  4. X Std / XII Std Mark Statement
  5. MBBS/MD/MS degree Certificate
  6. CRRI certificate
  7. Migration Certificate & Eligibility Certificate for students from other Universities (originals to be enclosed along with the registration application)
  8. State Council registration certificate for UG degree

For NRI quota candidates:

  1. NRI status of the financial supporter issued by the Indian Embassy
  2. Certificate of relationship between the NRI financial supporter and the candidate issued by the competent authority
  3. Valid Indian Passport of the NRI financial supporter
  4. NRE (Non Resident External) Bank Account Pass Book of the financial supporter
  5. Evidence for payment of Development charges US $ 1000/- to the college by the NRI financial supporter (One time payment at the time of admission only)
  6. Screening test result
  7. Medical Council of India certificate
  8. Evidence of CRRI completion in India

Admission Process


Selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of the marks obtained in qualifying entrance examination and rank scored in the merit list.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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