Admission Procedure for Engineering Courses in Tamil Nadu

Published On: 05 Aug 2011

 | Last Updated On: 25 Jan 2012

Tamil Nadu accounts for 445 engineering colleges with intake of approximately 1,46, 076 seats and takes the pride from the fact that the first Engineering college in the country was established at Guindy in 1842 located at Madras Presidency which grew out as reputed College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. Guindy College of Engineering was affiliated to Madras University.

Indian Institute of Technology-Tamil Nadu was the 3rd IIT established in the country in collaboration with West Germany in 1959. 94% of engineering colleges in the state are private/self financed colleges.

Most sought after branches in Tamil Nadu Engineering Colleges are Electronics and Communications, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Information technology and Mechanical Engineering.

Directorate of Technical Education-Tamil Nadu is the administrative head of all Engineering Colleges and is affiliated to four technical universities i.e Anna University, Chennai, Anna University, Coimbatore, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli and Anna University, Tirunelveli.

Most reputed colleges like P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, Adhiyamaan college of Engineering, Krishnagiri approximately accounts for an intake of 1000 students every year and more than 60 colleges in Tamil Nadu has an approximate student intake of about 500 students.

Well known universities like SRM University, VIT Vellore and Karunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore has a large intake of 4965, 2043 and 1386 respectively which conduct their own entrance exam for admitting students.

IIT Chennai, NIT Trichy and Dr MGR University, Chennai conduct admissions based on JEE and AIEEE scores and accounts for a fair number of students' intake.

Admission Procedure for Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu:

Admission to engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu is based on the marks secured in 10+2 or its equivalent through single window counselling by Anna University. For student to be eligible for counselling, he/she should have scored 55% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The marks scored in qualifying exam is reduced to a base of 200 (Mathematics=100 and Physics and Chemistry=100) and accordingly ranks are issued.

VIT Vellore conducts its own entrance exam i.e VITEEE through which the admissions are done. Check here for more details on VITEEE

NIT Trichy, Dr MGR University, Chennai, IIIT, SCSVM, Kanchipuram, Sastra University, Kalasalingam University admits students based on AIEEE scores. Check here for more details on AIEEE.

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