Chennai: Anna University today started issuing applications for Tamilnadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) for the year 2014.
Addressing mediapersons after inaugurating the sale of applications at the varsity campus at Guindy here, Vice-Chancellor M Rajaram said the forms would be available at 60 centres across the State. Necessary steps have been taken to see that the applications forms are available at all designated places without any hitches, he said.
The last date for submission of the forms is 20 May. Forms will be available in all the centres and can be downloaded from the university website also. While general candidates must pay Rs 500, the SC/ST candidates from the State will have to pay Rs 250. The counselling is expected to start in the third week of June depending upon when the medical counselling would start, the Vice-Chancellor said.
He further said that the first year classes would commences from 1 August.
In Tamilnadu there are 570 engineering colleges. Of them four come under university department, 13 - constituent colleges, 13 - government and government aided, 2 - CECRI and CIPET and 538 self financing colleges. Over two lakh students would be admitted through single window counselling, Rajaram said.
Last year, the university sold 2,35,211 lakh applications and of them 1,90,850 lakh students applied. At the end of single window counselling over 79,008 seats fell vacant, officials said.
This year there will be no new engineering college or increase in seats in the existing engineering colleges, according to University Grants Commission.
Meanwhile, applications for MBBS an BDS seats in Tamilnadu will be issued from 14 May. They would be available at 19 government colleges across the State and BDS college in Chennai. There are 2,555 MBBS seats and of them 383 would be allotted to all India quota. Also, there are 900 seats in private medical colleges and the government quota seats would be filled through counselling.
The Plus Two results will be announced on 9 May at 10 am. Over eight lakh students appeared for the board exams that were held from 3 March to 25 March.