TNEA 2020 engineering counselling to be completed by October 15. Higher education minister K P Anbalagan on Wednesday released the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) schedule with online counselling to be held from September 17 to October 6. Online registration of applications began on Wednesday with the last date for applications being August 16. Candidates can apply at www.tneaonline.org. Speaking to reporters after releasing the schedule, the minister said certificate verification, special counselling for differently-abled and supplementary counselling would be conducted online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As per the schedule, counselling to be completed on October 15.
The minister said the AICTE, in view of the COVID outbreak, has given state governments time till October 15 to conduct counselling. Though the ISC and the CBSE have released the Class XII results, the state board is yet to declare results. Anbalagan said state board students will have enough time to upload their applications with marks. “Of 1.43 lakh seats, 83,396 seats (61.2% ) were filled in online counselling.
TNEA 2020 Engineering Counselling
Starting date to apply
|July 15, 2020|
|The final date of application||
August 16, 2020
Rank list release date
September 7, 2020
We expect more admissions this year compared to the previous year,” the minister said. However, the number of engineering colleges participating in counselling has come down from 480 colleges in 2019-20 to 465 colleges in 2020-21. “The number of seats and other details are being finalised,” he added. Last year, 1,33,116 applications were received for online counselling.
The state authorities have established 52 service centres throughout the state to assist college students with submitting the applying and on-line counselling. On conducting semester exams, the minister mentioned the state would take a name after getting the knowledgeable panel’s report. Requested about schools reopening, Anbalagan mentioned many establishments had been transformed into COVID care centres and would reopen solely when the state of affairs improves.
Career consultant Jayaprakash Gandhi said the state should conduct engineering counselling only after medical and IIT counselling to avoid huge vacancies in top engineering colleges. “CBSE students have performed well and will take JEE and NEET. If they get seats in IIT or medical college, they would leave their engineering seats,” he said, adding that there won’t be any major change in the number of seats available for engineering counselling since many engineering colleges are starting courses in emerging areas.
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