The counselling session for engineering courses is set to start today (Monday, 17th July) at the Chennai Anna University Complex.
There are 532 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. There are 1.20 lakh seats available under the state government quota in these colleges.
Generally, the counselling for engineering courses starts only after the completion of the counselling for medical courses. However, there were issues encountered in the NEET leading to delay in the counselling for medical courses.
In this scenario, the Tamil Nadu state government Minister for Higher Education, Mr K. P. Anabalagan, announced that the counselling for the engineering courses will commence on 17th July (today). Accordingly, the counselling is set to commence today.
1.41 Lakh candidates have applied to join engineering courses under the above state government quota. All of them are to be invited to participate in the counselling session.
In the 1st Phase, the counselling for today and tomorrow (17th and 18th July) is for the industrial segment candidates. The counselling for the differently-abled candidates is scheduled on 19th July. The document verification for the sports segment is scheduled on 19th and 20th July. The counselling for the sports segment is scheduled on 21st July.
The counselling for the common or general cadre is scheduled from 23rd July to 11th August.
The invitation letters to participate in the counselling have been uploaded on the official website. The candidates may download the same.
As the counselling schedules start from 7.00 AM, arrangements have been made for the candidates coming from other places to come a day earlier and stay in the university hostel. Further, arrangements have been made for the facilities for the students and their parents.