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Counselling for engineering seats from June 28

Special Correspondent

Application forms will be issued from May 3

Last date for submitting forms is May 31

CHENNAI: Counselling for admissions to engineering colleges in the State will begin on June 28, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy announced here on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters after meeting the Vice-Chancellors of universities in the State, Mr. Ponmudy said the counselling process is scheduled to take for 27 days and will end on July 25. This year's process would be 15 days shorter than the previous year's counselling, he said. The counselling handbook had been prepared and the department had consulted with the School Education department and the Medical Education directorate to ensure smooth coordination, he added.

Replying to a query on whether deemed universities would be accommodated in the counselling if the Supreme Court decided to accept the Union government's recommendations, he said the matter had not been resolved yet. The government was hoping that they would be affiliated back to Anna University and it was ready to accommodate them in the counselling if required, he said.

On the action taken against colleges on which raids had been conducted last year on charges of collecting capitation fees, Mr. Ponmudy said the report had been sent to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and it was up to that body to act against the erring colleges.

Application forms will be issued from May 3 after a public notification on May 2 and the last date for issue of application forms is May 29. The last date for submission of completed application forms is May 31. Random numbers will be assigned on June 15, the rank list will be published on June 18, and counselling will take place between June 28 and July 25.