The Directorate of Medical Education has constituted the Board of Paramedical Education exclusively to select candidates for admission to various paramedical diploma and certificate courses.

This is for the first time that such a board has been formed.

For 2010-11, 5,842 candidates will be admitted for 23 paramedical diploma and certificate courses in 17 Government Medical Colleges and Hospitals and Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai.