Staff Reporter

Counselling for admission to engineering colleges on June 28

DINDIGUL: The Anna University that would become a unitary university shortly, will focus on more research activities, said Mannar Jawahar, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University.

Talking to presspersons here on Tuesday, he said the Government would form another Anna University of Technology to do the administrative work, including interacting with affiliated engineering colleges.

Anna University of Technology — Madurai will be established shortly. (Already, the government had passed a bill excluding Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts from the jurisdiction of the Anna Universities of Technology, Tiruchi, and Tirunelveli.)

Counselling for admissions to engineering colleges in the State will begin on June 28. The last date for submission of application form is May 31. If any candidate could not get support documents like community certificates, they could be added later.

The deadline for submission of application cannot be extended as it would affect the commencement of counselling, Dr. Jawahar stated.

Of the 1.82 lakh seats in engineering colleges, 1.08 lakh seats will be filled through general counselling and the rest by the management. At present, 454 engineering colleges in the State have been offering 51 courses in various engineering disciplines.

To a question on placement, 93 per cent of students wanted jobs and only six to seven per cent of students desired to go for higher studies. We wanted to bring the best companies, including multinational corporations, to come for the State-wide recruitment to give an equal opportunity to students in urban and rural areas, the Vice-Chancellor pointed out.