Private   |  Est. 1998   |   CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu

About College

The U.C.A. COLLEGE OF PARA MEDICAL SCIENCES, CHENNAI  is a Private College established in the year 1998. Approved by The Government Of Tamil Nadu & Affiliated with The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University & Accredited by The Indian Association of Physiotherapists. U.C.A. has started a 3 years and 6 months Diploma Course in Physiotherapy which was upgraded into a B.P.T Degree Course in the year 1998 which is for 4 years of academic and 6 months of compulsory rotatory internship training. The degree Course is conducted in accordance with the regulations and syllabus formulated by The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai – 32. The subjects taught include Social Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Physiotherapy subjects, and Rehabilitation Sciences. Care is taken to give exposure to the students in the Current Trends in physiotherapy. Students are sent for training to the Madras Medical Mission Hospital and other speciality Hospitals.Internship training is provided at Govt. Hospitals in Chennai.

Course                                                                                                                         Intake                                                                                                                                    
Bachelor of Physiotherapy50
Master of PhysiotherapyN/A

Address: No.30, Pachaiyappa's College Hostel Road, Chetpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600031

Phone no: 044 2665 1767

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ucacopt.com/

Admission Process

Admissions for Government of Tamil Nadu, B.P.T, Paramedical Degree Courses, Diploma In Nursing Course, Paramedical Diploma Courses Will Be Done On The Basis Of Centralized Common Counselling Conducted By Directorate Of Medical Education for Tamil Nadu Government Medical Colleges, Government seats in Self-Financing Medical Colleges affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University 

 (http://www.tnmedicalselection.org/ ) (https://tnhealth.tn.gov.in/ )

  • B.PHARM.
  • B.P.T.
  • B.ASLP
  • B.Sc. (NURSING)
  • B. OPTOM
  • B.O.T


Name of the CourseDurationHostel Facility

4 Academic Years of 8 Semesters and 6 months

Compulsory Resident Internship


ELIGIBILITY:- The candidate should be a citizen of India and Nativity of Tamil Nadu

AGE LIMIT:– Candidates should have completed 17 years of age as of 31st December 2021. (Those who were born a few days later can also be included).

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Candidates should have passed in all the subjects of the qualifying examination of the Higher Secondary Course conducted by the Tamil Nadu State Board or any other Equivalent Board in the following group of subjects with minimum eligible marks. Pass in Higher Secondary Course with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany and Zoology. 

Normalization of Marks:-

As per the Tamil Nadu Act No 3 of 2007, dt 05.03.2007 and G.O(Ms) No.77 HE(J2) Dept.dt:05.04.2007, the marks obtained by the students in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by various Boards or Authority shall be equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by the State Board (Government of Tamil Nadu) by adopting the method of normalization.

Explanation:- Under the method of normalization, the highest mark obtained by the students of various Boards in each subject will be equated to the highest mark obtained by the students of the State Board in that subject and the relative marks obtained by other students in that subject will be determined accordingly. 

Illustration:- i. If the highest marks secured by the student of State Board in Physics is 100 and the highest mark secured by a student of any other Board in the same subject is 90, both the highest marks will be considered to be equal to 100. If a student of the other Board secures 60 marks in Physics when the first mark in Physics in the same Board is 90, then 60 marks will be considered to be equal to 66.66 marks as arrived at below:- 

100 x 60 / 90 = 66.66% 

 ii. After normalization of marks in the relevant subjects in the qualifying examination conducted by different Boards, the qualified students of different Boards will be merged into a common merit list. In the case of candidates who have qualified from National Boards such as CBSE and ISCE, the highest marks obtained by the candidates at the National Level alone will be taken into consideration for normalization.


  1. The candidate should log on in any one of the following official websites: www.tnhealth.tn.gov.in  / www.tnmedicalselection.org
  2. The fees for the online application process is Rs.400/- and should be paid via bank portal
  3. Candidates should submit their filled-in online application form by uploading the details in the required fields.
  4. Request for change in any particulars in the online application shall not be entertained under any circumstances after submission.
  5. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  6. Candidates are advised to submit only one Application Form. If a candidate submits more than one Application Form, his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  7. Candidates should ensure that all information entered in the online application is correct during the online submission of the application form.
  8. Candidates should submit the printout of the filled-in online application form (Hard Copy) along with necessary enclosures.
  9. The filled-in online application form along with the necessary enclosures should reach the following address: The Secretary, Selection Committee,No.162, E.V.R. Periyar High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai – 10.
  10. AR Number (Application Registration Number) will be assigned by the Selection Committee on receipt of the filled-in online applications.

Candidates are instructed to enclose only the photocopies (not original) of the following certificates in the order indicated below along with the application:-

  • The Mark sheet(s) of H.S.C. examination/any other Equivalent examination duly endorsed by the competent authority. Photo copy of both the sides of the mark sheets should be enclosed.
  • Transfer certificate obtained after the completion of H.S.C. or equivalent courses
  • Nativity certificate (if applicable).
  • Permanent Community Certificate Card
  • Candidates seeking Admission against Special Category seats should submit necessary certificates obtained from appropriate authorities in the prescribed form and submit them along with the application to the Selection Committee
  • X - standard Mark Sheet.
  • Certificate for proof of study from 6TH standard to 12TH standard (candidate who studied in Tamilnadu)
  • H.S.C Hall Ticket
  • First graduate Certificate (claiming to be the first graduate in their family if applicable). Certificate submitted along with application alone will be considered. If submitted later to the college authorities, it will be summarily rejected.
  • The candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe should produce Community Certificate obtained from a Competent Authority not below the rank of Revenue Divisional Officer. An attested photo copy or certified copy of the permanent community certificate card should be produced. If candidate claims ST status in the online application without producing any evidence or claiming that ST status is under process of scrutiny, they will be treated as open category candidate.


  • CALCULATION OF MARKS:- Ranking will be made on merit on the basis of marks obtained by the eligible candidates in the prescribed science subjects in the qualifying examinations reduced to the base of 200 marks. The marks obtained through different Boards will be taken into account after normalization.


Weighted Total Marks for a maximum   200 
Percentage in Biology (after normalization) (X) 

Percentage in Physics and Chemistry  - Taken Together

(after normalization)


Percentage in Botany and Zoology - Taken Together 

(after normalization)

Percentage in Mathematics (after normalization)W
Weighted total marks for a maximum of 200. Either (X+Y) OR (Z+Y) OR (W+Y)
The percentage and the weighted total should be accurate to two decimals
  • Ranking of the candidates will be done based on the total marks obtained in the prescribed Science Subjects after normalization of marks computed to a maximum of 200.
  • Only the marks obtained in the prescribed Science subjects in the Higher Secondary Course qualifying examination as a whole in the first appearance will alone be taken into consideration for the allotment of seats to the candidates and the improvement marks in Higher Secondary Course examination of any year will not be considered. Also, the marks obtained through part by the part appearance in Higher Secondary Course examination will not be considered including for natives of Tamil Nadu who have passed any other equivalent examination from other Boards/States


a) In respect of the candidates who have taken the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be taken into account for arriving the General merit list and for those candidates who have taken Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics along with other subjects (other than Biology, Botany and Zoology) the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be taken into account for arriving the merit list for B. Pharmacy / B.ASLP/B.Optom courses only.

 b) Determination of Rank of Candidates obtaining equal marks in all Paramedical Courses (Inter-se Merit)

In cases where two or more candidates obtain equal aggregate for 200, the rank of such candidates shall be determined on the basis of the following order namely:-

i) Percentage in Biology or Botany and Zoology taken together in Higher Secondary Course Examination.

 ii) Percentage in Chemistry in Higher Secondary Course examination. 

iii) Percentage in Fourth Optional subject in Higher Secondary Course Examination. 

iv) Date of Birth – Weightage given to seniority in age.

 v) Computerised Random number assigned. Higher value of random number will be taken into consideration.

The Secretary, Selection Committee will publish the merit list  in the following website: 1). www.tnhealth.tn.gov.in 2). www.tnmedicalselection.org


  • Online Counselling Schedule will be available only on the website. Candidates should lock their choices of Colleges and Courses as per the schedule.
  • Admission to Paramedical Degree courses, shall be made by counseling on the basis of merit applying the rule of reservation.
  • The processing fee of Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) should be paid through online mode via bank payment portal to participate in the online counseling.
  • A candidate who has not registered and has not locked the choices in the 1st round of online counseling will not be permitted to the subsequent rounds of online counseling.
  • At the time of choice filling, candidates can choose the Course and College of their own choices on a merit basis and the same will be allotted as per the availability of seats.
  • The allotted candidates should download their provisional allotment order and join the course in the concerned Medical College/Institution on or before the stipulated date and time through any one of the following two modes.

PHYSICAL REPORTING: -The allotted candidates could join the course in the allotted colleges/Institution in person within the date and time specified in the provisional allotment order and submit the following original certificates along with their photocopies.

ONLINE REPORTING: The candidates could join the course in the allotted colleges/Institution by sending a confirmatory e-mail for having accepted the seat and should upload the scanned copies of the original certificates.

  • A candidate who have downloaded the provisional allotment order and have not joined the course (in person or confirmed joining through e-mail) will not be eligible to attend the subsequent rounds of online counselling.
  • The candidate who have joined in the course (in person or confirmed joining through e-mail) during 1st phase of counseling only eligible to attend the subsequent phases of online counselling for re-allotment of Colleges. The date of such counselling will be published in the websites and also will be informed to the Dean/The Principal of respective Colleges. No individual intimation will be sent to the candidates.
  • The movement of candidate from one category to another category (from self-financing to Government Colleges) and from one Government college to another Government college will be based on the merit following the rule of reservation. The date of such online counselling will be published in the websites and also will be informed to the Dean/The Principal of respective Colleges.
  • The vacancies arising after the first phase of counseling and also to the new colleges if any added will be filled up from the waiting list through online counseling, if necessary
  • No Re-allottment for any course within Self-financing colleges


  • The selection will be made based on merit and applying the rule of reservation by the Government of Tamil Nadu as follows:-
Open Competition31 %
Backward Class30%
Most Backward /Denotified Community20%
Scheduled Caste18%
Scheduled Tribe1%
Within 30% reservation for BC, 3.5% reservation will be provided for BC Muslims and 16% of seats out of 18% quota earmarked to SC shall be allotted to the Arunthathiyar community.
  • BC, BCM, MBC/DNC, SC, SCA &ST candidates are eligible for selection under open competition as per merit in addition to the reservation made for them.



65% of total seats in Non-Minority Institution and 50% of total seats in Minority Institution, subject to the Policy of the State Government and the court orders in this regard for each Para Medical Course in Self Financing institutions surrendered to Government Quota will be filled as per merit following the rule of reservation in force.

Management Quota SELF-FINANCING COLLEGES :- 35% of total seats in Non-Minority Institution and 50% of total seats in Minority Institution.

Fee Structure

The Tuition Fee for All Courses in all Govt. Colleges (per Annum) Rs. 3,000/-
B.P.T. -Rs. 33,000/-
The above fee does not include hostel, Transport, Mess charges, etc.,

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