More than 1,35,000 seats will be available for students in 41 disciplines of B.E. and B.Tech courses in Tamil Nadu Engineering Colleges. According to P. Mannar Jawahar, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, 'Around 85,000 seats will be allotted through counseling in the University.' he told that 'Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) forms along with an information booklet will be distributed from today onwards.' Nearly 1.5 lakh forms will get distributed in 58 counters all over the state.
'Even though dates for counseling has not been finalized but rankings will be ready by June 20 and counseling would commence after medical counseling,' he added. Overall 354 colleges that comprises of 333 self-financing colleges, 11 university colleges and 10 government and government aided colleges, will be a part of the counseling process. The prospectus of the 354 colleges is available online and students can obtain the forms at www.annauniv.edu/tnea2009 or through post or can even directly collect it from the counters setup by the university. The counters will remain open on all days from May 6, 2009 to May 30, 2009, except on May 12, May 13 (elections day), May 16 (counting day) and on Sundays, between 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fees for the application form is INR 500/- for general and INR 250/- for SC/ST candidates. The payment can be made through cash or Demand Draft (DD) at the counters and if sending through post additional INR 200/- should be added to it. A Xerox copy of the community certificate should be brought at the time of admission in case of SC/ST candidates.