Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Admissions 2019

Dr M.G Ramachandran Educational and Research Institute – Chennai has recently opened up the admission process for various courses across different varsities that are provided on the campus. Candidates who are looking to enrol themselves at the MGR educational and research institute are requested to take down some of the major points mentioned below. This might help with their admission process.

Things to know

The first and foremost point to note down would be that the admission into the institution is based predominately by merit. However, norms set up by respective statutory councils like the AICTE, DCI, MCI, INC, PCI and NTE are also considered. The students will be admitted based on the entrance exam and the university does not fail to provide sufficient representation to students from the counselling sections of the society. Furthermore, physically challenged students along with candidatures with sports excellence are also given preference.

The university adheres to a strict self-made credit based system. The B.Tech programme has 8 semesters spread across 4 years while the master’s programme is divided by 4 semesters across  2 years.  Candidates looking for non fulltime studies can look to the part-time bachelor and masters programme in the university designed to facilitate a balance between work and education. It is to be noted that all classes pertaining to the part-time courses are scheduled in the evenings.

The Procedure

Admissions for students will be based on the merit and personal interviews for courses like E&T, humanities and sciences, computer application, para-medical courses. The merits from All India Entrance Examination, MGREE along with the results of qualifier examinations will be taken into consideration. However, admissions to the engineering courses will be considered from the results of AIEEE/CSAB exams while the admissions to architecture would be entirely based on the NATA and qualifier exam results as per POA regulation. NEET results and government counselling will be a primary factor for admission into MBBS, BDS and MDS.


The MGREEE or the MGR Engineering Entrance Exams are conducted every year in key locations across the country – Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Cochin, Patna, Lucknow and Bhopal.

Admission Process

The admission schematics at the university’s end is a 5 step process as mentioned below

Step 1:  Notification on commencement of admission process would be issued through an advertisement in national dailies.

Step 2:  Applications and prospectus would be made available at the university and their official webpage

Step 3:  MGREE/NATA/NEET would be conducted in prior time as per regulatory norms and schedules

Step 4: Admissions based on counselling by university and DGHS would be considered.

Step 5:   Admissions into the campus.

In addition, the government’s reservation policy would be considered in the final stage and is subjected to the students under each category.

When it comes to foreign and NRI students, a separate and exclusive set of forms would be requested to be filled along with the necessary documents, payment processing, tuition fees as prescribed in the prospectus.

Eligibility – Under Graduate Programmes

For any varsity in the UG program, the candidate must have completed the mandatory 12 years of school education and must have cleared the standard XII exams or equivalent subjected to any of the recognized boards in the country.

Eligibility – Post-Graduate Programmes

For any varsity in the UG program, the candidate must have completed the mandatory 12 years of school education and at least a bachelor’s degree which spans 3 or 4 years depending on the area of expertise. Candidates with flamboyant academic proficiency would be considered the first preference.

Equivalence Certificate

Applications of Foreign and NRI candidatures would be considered only on the submission of the equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities. (AIU).  More information can be found o www.aiuweb.org

The students would be required to send the below-mentioned documents to the Association of Indian Universities for obtaining the Equivalence Certificate

  1. Degree Certificates with the year, authenticated by the Indian Embassy on foreign soil
  2. Accreditation status from the university last attended by the student
  3. Copies of academic certificates – Higher secondary or equivalent

The services charges for the issue of Equivalence certificate is to be paid through a demand draft in the favour of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.


Documents Required for NRI & Foreign students

 Along with the above-said certificates, the foreign or NRI students are requested to submit other valid documents as well.  However, the equivalent certificate is the most important and the candidature would be deemed ineligible if not submitted along. Apart from that, the candidates are also asked to submit

  1. Photocopy of passport and Visa (soft copy)
  2. Four Photographs of the candidature – Passport size
  3. Details of residence in India – Address proof which would be recognised
  4. HIV/AIDS test report from one of the WHO recognised institutions as per the government norms.

Payment Policy and guidelines:

Application forms for all courses including the Engineering & Tech, Arch., MBBS, BDS, Nursing, Pysio, Pharma, Humanities & Sciences and other courses available at the campus would be charged at INR 1000. Students can also opt for application by post, but that would cost an extra INR 100.  The extra for the “Application by post” can be issued through a DD in favour the college – “Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute”, payable at Chennai with full address of the applicant


All applications should be submitted through Post or courier to the following address:

The Admissions Officer
Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute
Periyar EVR Salai (NH 4 Highway)
Maduravoyal, Chennai – 600 095

Fee Payment

The candidates shortlisted to the final list of admission would be required to pay the fee mentioned as per the admission form. The fee can be paid through cash or DD in favour of Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute”, payable at Chennai.  It is to be noted that paid fees are not refundable under any circumstances.

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