The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2017 will start the single window counselling system on July 17 (Monday). It will start with counselling for vocational stream candidates on Monday and Tuesday followed by the academic stream candidates, July 23 (Sunday) and end on August 11 (Friday) as confirmed by the higher education minister K P Anbazhagan at a press conference. It has also been confirmed that Counselling for seats in the differently abled category would be undertaken on July 19 (Wednesday). Verification of sports quota certificates will be on July 19 and 20 followed by the counselling for this quota on July 21 (Friday). And the counselling for General Category students seeking admission to engineering will be held from July 23 to August 11. As far as special categories are concerned, counselling for SC/ST category seats will be undertaken on August 18.
The TNEA is a single window counselling system conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu state facilitating the conduct of admission process in the Engineering colleges in the state. Anna University manages the counselling under the directives from Department of Higher Education. The University started counselling on June 27 onwards. It launched the Single Window Counselling system back in 1997. Under this system, a student is invited for counselling based on his or her cut-off scores and is provided an option of selecting a preferred course in a favoured college. In the past 20 years, the Single Window Counselling has been one of the most convenient, transparent and student-friend selection system for giving admissions in higher education solely based on merit. Read More