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TNEA counselling likely after NEET results; Thanjavur boy tops rank list

The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) counselling dates could be postponed and fresh dates would be declared only after NEET results are announced by the CBSE, Higher Education Minister KP Anbalagan said on Thursday. Earlier, the tentative date for counselling was fixed for June 27.

TNEA counselling likely after NEET results; Thanjavur boy tops rank list
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The Minister, along with Higher Education officials, released the toppers’ list. He said that 59 students got the 200/200 cut-off marks, out of which 36 were also eligible for medicine. Around 811 students came in the 199 cut-off and among them, 645 have also opted for biology. 

A total of 2,097 students fall under the 198 cut-off marks bracket, out of which 1,681 students are eligible for NEET. With regard to the 197 cut-off bracket, out of 3,766 students in the list, 3,014 are eligible for medicine. Anbalagan also said there was a possibility that some students, after attending the engineering counselling ,and being allocated a seat, might switch to medicine after the NEET results are out. 

This will result in seats going vacant, even in top engineering colleges. “To avoid such a situation, we decided to postpone the counselling dates,” he said. 

Sriram B from Thanjavur secured the first rank while Hari Vishnu M from Tiruppur secured the second and Saairam V from Chennai got the third rank. 

Celebrations have already started at Sriram B’s house. His father Balasubramaniam, who is an employee of LIC, says, “It is a proud moment for us. We were a bit disappointed that he didn’t clear IIT JEE but this is a very good news. He is a Computer Science student and his first option is College of Engineering, Anna University.” 

Vishnu M is also from the Computer Science stream. “I will opt for computer science in CEG. My dream is to eventually work abroad,” he said.

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