To include six colleges in the TANCA counselling

The Anna University of Technology–Tiruchi (AUT-T) on Tuesday reportedly sent a second fax communication in a gap of two days to the TANCA (Tamil Nadu Common Admissions) 2011 authorities, paving way for inclusion of its six affiliated colleges that have applied to start new M.E. programmes, in the counselling process.

The TANCA authorities were in a fix as the AUT-T had intimated in its first fax communication sent on Monday that affiliation was pending for the six new courses. However, in the second letter, the university had explained that though the inspection was due for the courses, the six colleges could be included in the counselling process, though they had secured the approval of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

The university, which earlier took a stand that it had nothing to do with the admission process, later thought it fit to toe the line of the State's other technical universities in dealing with the issue.

As far as the TANCA authorities are concerned, the requirements are the AICTE's approval letter, letters from the respective colleges on the number of seats they intend to surrender for the common counselling, and a letter from the respective universities on the affiliation status. Since all the requirements have been fulfilled, the six colleges were included in the counselling process, sources said.