Seat Matrix for Private Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu

In the last article, we gave you the seat matrix for deemed universities/ central universities. Following this article, I got a few requests to write an article on the seat matrix for private colleges in Tamil Nadu. The last article was easy as the seat matrix for deemed universities/ central universities was provided by Medical Counseling Committee; all I have to do was to present in an easy-to-read format. However, the seat matrix for private colleges in Tamil Nadu is yet to be released by Tamil Nadu government.

Seat Matrix for Private Colleges in Tamil Nadu

I have to collect information from MCI information desk. I compared it with the colleges listed in Tamil Nadu prospectus for 2017-18 admission. I have to make some assumptions where clear information is not available, particularly on the distribution of seats between merit and management quota.

I have assumed that seats in all private colleges are split into 65% merit quota seats and 35% management quota seats. I have also assumed that CMC Vellore will not surrender any seats to state quota and all their 100 seats will be considered as management quota seats. The 100 seats of ESIC Medical College, KK Nagar will be split as 65 merit quota seats, 20 seats for Insured Persons (IP) quota and 15 seats for all India quota.

As you can see, there are 1550 seats under self-financing colleges in Tamil Nadu for the admission year 2017-18. Out of this, 921 seats are reserved for government quota and will be charged about 2.85 lacs to 4 lacs per annum (ESIC medical college, KK Nagar charges only INR 24,000 per year).

There are about 594 seats under management quota in self-financing colleges. Of these, 459 seats will be available at an annual fees of INR 12.5 lacs. 100 seats in Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore will be available at about INR 23000 per year. 35 seats in IRT Perundurai will be available only to wards of Transport Corporation Employees.


The information presented here are collected from the web sites of MCI, respective self-financing colleges and prospectus of Tamil Nadu medical admission. We have made few assumptions. We advise the candidates to use the information here as a guidance and do their due diligent check. They are also advised to check the relevant Authorities for regular updates as this information may not be updated regularly.

The remarks regarding recognition for Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Sri Muthukumaran Medical College are as displayed in MCI web site and are correct at the time of posting this article.