The general counselling for admission to MBA courses began here on Monday.
The admission is for management courses in Government, Government-aided and self-financing engineering colleges, and arts and science colleges of Tamil Nadu.
To begin with, special counselling for differently abled candidates who had cleared the TANCET examination was held on Sunday. Like last year, 42 candidates were called for and 30 attended.
As many as 29 candidates received allotment letters at the counselling at Government College of Technology (GCT).
On day one of the general counselling, 546 candidates were called for, out of which 336 attended. As many as 329 candidates received allotment letters.
A large number of students numbering 263 chose to study the subject in engineering colleges, while only 66 candidates chose arts and science colleges. Kiran S. from Coimbatore with the highest TANCET score chose PSG College of Technology.
He received the allotment letter from GCT principal V. Lakshmi Prabha who is also the Secretary, Tamil Nadu MBA / MCA Admissions -2013.
Satish R. from Chennai was the second one to receive the allotment letter.
He chose to pursue the course at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai.
The general counselling to fill the Government quota in management courses will go on till August 14.
A total of 7,539 candidates have applied as against last year’s 11,163. The seats available are however 18,648, much higher that last year’s 17,680.