TNEA single window counselling of Anna University from June 21

As June 21 draws near, the engineering aspirants in Tamil Nadu should look forward to the date with confidence and not with trepidation. Because the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) single window counselling of the Anna University is a foolproof system that ensures a fair and transparent admission process.

Aspirants and their parents were assured of this at a session on “How to Face the Anna University Engineering Counselling” at PSG College of Technology here on Sunday. It was organised by the Coimbatore Chapter of the Computer Society of India.

P. Narayanasamy, Additional Controller of Examinations, University Departments, Anna University, and former TNEA Secretary, dispelled the worries of eager students and anxious parents with the guarantee that all applicants had a fair chance of getting a seat without the fear that someone else could usurp what was due to them.

All that the students and parents had to do was remain informed about the colleges and courses, which was available on the web.


The Anna University website also provided choice of college and course based on last year’s aggregate marks for the easy reference of students. “However, the day of counselling is not the time to do all this. A list of colleges and courses should be short-listed before counselling depending on the candidate’s aggregate and reservation norms. Once the counselling begins, constant updates will be available on the website and also on large screens at the counselling venue. If the candidate is prepared with enough choices, he will not be perturbed if seats are already filled in two or three colleges of his choice,” Mr. Narayanasamy said.

They had the following options to choose from: university departments of Anna University, Government engineering colleges, aided courses in Government-aided engineering colleges, self-supporting courses in Government-aided engineering colleges, and seats surrendered by the self-financing engineering colleges.

Taking them through a step-by-step process (see box), he explained the dos and don’ts that candidates and the parent / guardian accompanying them had to remember at the venue on the day of counselling.

R. Nadarajan, Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences of PSG College of Technology, who presided over the event, urged students and parents to be clear about their choices.

He also asked the parents to give freedom to their wards about the choice of college and course based on their interest and passion.

Senior faculty from core engineering disciplines of mechanical, electronics and communication, civil, and electrical, were present to clear the doubts of the students. The general consensus of these experts was that the student could compromise on the course if he got the choice of a good college in the counselling.


Students were distributed a free booklet that listed out the counselling process in steps and a check list of the documents that will be verified at the venue. The Hindu was the media partner for the event.