The month-long general counselling for admission tocourses will begin at Anna University on July 13.
After a co-ordination committee meeting held to decide on the schedule of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2012, Anna University Vice-Chancellor P. Mannar Jawahar told reporters here on Thursday that the counselling under single window system of admission would begin on July 13 and was expected to go on till August 14.
As the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was yet to provide information on new colleges, courses and increase in intake in the existing colleges, the counselling could be extended by three to four days, he said.
Random numbers will be allotted on June 25 and the rank list published on June 30.
Counselling for sports quota will be held on July 5. The first phase of vocational stream counselling will be held between July 7 and 11 and for the differently-abled it will be on July 12.
Anna University expects the number of applicants to be around 1.80 lakh. Till Wednesday night, 1.70 lakh applications were received. With applications expected to arrive through post until Friday, the number could go up by 10,000 to 15,000, he said.
Last year, the number of seats available under government quota was 1.60 lakh and 1.10 lakh students received allotment orders through TNEA. This year all applicants have an opportunity to get a seat, Mr. Jawahar said.
To a question on the status of the merger process of five Anna Universities of Technology with the parent Anna University, T.S. Sridhar, Secretary, Higher Education, said the committee (headed by Sheela Balakrishnan) had finalised the deliberations. “It is in process,” he said when asked if the committee had submitted the report to the government.
Mr. Jawahar said that Anna University had conducted exams for students in colleges affiliated to the AUTs and it would give the degrees when they passed out.
He ruled out any change in the schedule announced as the committee had deliberated at length before finalising the dates.
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