TNEA: 70 per cent of spl category get seats

The first phase of counselling for students under special categories seeking admission to engineering seats in Tamil Nadu concluded on Friday with about 70% of candidates attending the session and getting allotments.
TNEA: 70 per cent of spl category get seats


Soon after the release of merit list, the Tamil Nadu Department of Technical Education (DOTE), which conducted the counselling for engineering aspirants after Anna University refused, had organised counselling for candidates under special categories on June 25 at Central Polytechnic College’ auditorium at Taramani.

The special category includes differently abled, ex-servicemen and vocational courses quotas.

A senior official from DOTE told DT Next on Friday that on the first day (June 25), more than 143 differently-abled students attended the event. “Of the total, as many as 101 students got the allocations.”

The subsequent day (June 26), counselling was conducted for 1,650 students under sports quota. “Around 330 students received the allotment,” he said.

For vocation courses, about 1,400 students were called for counselling from June 26 till Friday and more than 900 candidates got the seat allotment.

Of the total 1.33 lakh online applications, the rank list was released for 1.06 lakh students, who were called for counselling. “However, around 70,000 students are expected to participate in the process this session”, he stated.

The official said from July 3, counselling for students from general category will be conducted. “It will be done in multiple rounds till July 28. Students will participate according to their cut-off marks, that was released on June 20,” he added.
NIT-Tiruchy priority ofB Tech, B Arch aspirants
As per the first round seat allotment released by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) on Thursday, as many as 34 students, who secured top 1,000 places in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main), opted for NIT, Tiruchy  to study B Tech/B Arch programmes.

Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-Tiruchy handed over the first confirmation letter to S Rohith who was allotted a seat in B Tech (Instrumentation and Control Engineering) at NIT, Tiruchy.  S Shanmugam, Dean (Academic) and other top officials, R Karvembu, M Perumalsamy,  M P Selvan and T Ramesh were present on the occasion.

In NIT Tiruchy, 1,049 seats will be filled through JoSAA for B Arch and 9 B Tech programmes. Among 1,049 seats, 50 per cent would be allotted for home State (Tamil Nadu) students and the rest for other State candidates. 

Out of 1,w049 seats, 174 seats are reserved for girls. This year, as per the MHRD direction, 207 seats have been added to implement 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS). As NIT, Trichy, being in top among NITs as per NIRF ranking, it is expected to attract meritorious students.

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