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Admission Procedure for Engineering Courses in Tamil Nadu

Published On: 05 Aug 2011 | Last Updated On: 12 Jun 2014

If you are a student looking for admission in the Top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu, then you need to read further to get an idea about how to go about the admission procedure. While there are several private universities with their specific admission requirements, for general state wide engineering admissions is done through the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA).

The Government of Tamil Nadu has entrusted Anna University to conduct Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2014. 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.

Anna University has designed, developed, and adopted TNEA Single Window Counseling process to ensure that engineering aspirants get admission into engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu transparently. Tamil Nadu accounts for 570 engineering colleges with intake of over 2 lakh seats and takes the pride from the fact that the first engineering college in the country was established at Guindy in 1842. 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.

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 others 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:

TNEA:  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.

Eligibility criteria:

Student eligibility for TNEA 2014 is the candidate should have completed HSC with minimum score on the core subjects, i.e. Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry.

1.   HSC ( Academic ) / Plus 2 / 12th / Equivalent:

-  The candidates who have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

-  OC candidates should have secured not less than 50% marks in aggregate.

-  BC/ BCM / MBC & DNC / SC/ SCA / ST candidates should have secured not less than 45% marks in aggregate.

2.   Diploma:

-  The candidate who have passed 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central / State Governments.

-  OC candidates should have secured not less than 50% marks in aggregate in all the semesters put together.

-  BC/ BCM / MBC & DNC / SC/ SCA / ST candidates should have secured not less than 45% marks in aggregate in all the semesters put together.

TNEA 2014 application documents:

·  10th Mark Sheet

·   HSC / Equivalent / Diploma Mark Sheet

·   Transfer Certificate

·   Permanent Community Certificate Card for ST, SC, SCA, MBC&DNC, BC and BCM

·   Nativity Certificate (if applicable)

·   H. Sc. / Diploma Hall Ticket

·   First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (if applicable)

·   NATA Mark Sheet

·   NATA Hall Ticket

Students can take those certificates which are applicable to them only for the counseling.

Prescribed tuition fees and other fees for engineering colleges through TNEA:

In Tamil Nadu, most engineering colleges collect the tuition fees only based on the government prescribed norms. The Tamil Nadu Government prescribed tuition fees are as follows.

Government Quota / Counseling Seat for TNEA candidates:

·   Tuition Fee For Not Accredited Courses : Rs. 40,000 per annum

·   Tuition Fee For Accredited Courses : Rs. 45,000 per annum

Management Quota:

·   For Both Accredited & Not Accredited Courses - Tuition Fee: Rs. 70,000 per annum

There also might some other costs apart from the tuition fees specified by the respective colleges which the students should take note and arrange for the same.

TNEA Time table:

Publication of Rank list



Sports Original Certificate Verification

13.06.2014 to 16.06.2014


Publication of Sports Rank


Counseling for Sports Persons

23.06.2014 to 24.06.2014


Counseling for Differently Abled Persons


Commencement of Academic General Counseling



Counseling for Vocational Candidates

09.07.2014 to 20.07.2014


End of Academic General Counseling


TNEA Single Window Counseling: At the day of counseling, TNEA follows a set pattern.

1. The candidate has to remit the prescribed counseling sum in the bank counter and receive a bank receipt or challan after submitting their call letter. The candidates will be allowed to remit the sum well before their counseling session so as to avoid crowding at the last hour. The challan will contain the candidate’s ranking in the respective counseling session along with other information.

2. The candidate accompanied with one person with the bank challan will be allowed at the allotted time. Entering the briefing hall, each candidate’s attendance will be marked for that counseling session. The candidates will then be briefed about the order in which they should arrange the certificates and procedures that will follow.

3. The candidate’s certificates and supporting documents in original format will be verified. TNEA can reject a candidate if the certificates or supporting documents were not original or any discrepancies are found. The candidates upon successful verification will be allowed into the counseling hall.

4. The candidates will then be called according to the session rank before the terminal for counseling. The candidates can now choose a seat from the available seats. They can make three choices. Based upon the session rank, choices will be confirmed.  Those choices may become unavailable on the respective candidate's counseling day due to some other higher ranked candidate opting for it. Therefore, the candidate has to keep track of the availability, posted on the TNEA website after every counseling session. Even on the day of counseling, the choices of a particular candidate may not be available, in which case, the candidate may track and re-prioritize his choices by monitoring the LIVE displays at the TNEA venue.

5. After the seat is allotted, the respective candidate alone can collect the allotment order from the Allotment Order section. The candidates should verify that the course and college printed in the respective allotment order is the same as that of his choice.

6. The candidate has to take this allotment order to the respective college and enroll for admission before the last date mentioned in the allotment order.

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