The tentative allotment assumes significance this time as this academic year, government schools students would be getting a 7.5% horizontal quota.
A senior official from the Directorate of Technical Education (DOTE), which conducts engineering admissions in the State, said that a total of 15,161 government school students, who studied from Class 6 to Class 12, have enrolled to pursue various engineering courses.
This year, a total of 476 colleges, including Anna University have as many as 1,51,870 against the total student enrollment of 1,38,531.
"Of the total 15,161 students from government schools, who have enrolled, only 11,390 applicants could avail 7.5% horizontal quota according to their rank list," he said adding that the rest of the students from State-run schools will also get engineering admissions as seats are more than the total enrollment this year.
Stating that students will have one day to confirm their allotment, the DOTE official said that the provisional allotment will be made on September 24.
He said that as per the Chief Minister's announcement, initial deposit will be refunded for the government school students availing 7.5% seats on a preferential basis.
The official said if there was have any grievance regarding government school studied students ranking, the applicants can get detailed guidance at the Students' Facilitation Centre, established across all the districts.
"In addition, to tentative allotment will also be released on Wednesday for other special category applicants such as eminent sports person, wards of ex-servicemen and differently-abled person along with students from State-run schools.
The four-round of online counselling for students falling under the general category will begin from September 27 and would end on October 17.