Counselling for general category to begin today

The counselling for general category candidates should have been held from August 25 to October 21. However, due to the delay in NEET results, it was postponed to September 10.
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CHENNAI: The multi-round of counselling for the general category students seeking engineering courses in Tamil Nadu begins today (Saturday). Over 1.78 lakh applicants, who were shortlisted in the rank list, are expected to participate in the admission process.

The counselling for general category candidates should have been held from August 25 to October 21. However, due to the delay in NEET results, it was postponed to September 10.

T Purushothaman, additional director of Higher Education Department and in-charge of TN Engineering Admissions (TNEA-2022), that the online counselling will be held in four rounds. “It’ll be held simultaneously for both academic general category and government quota students according to the merit list. Students, who secured rank between one and 14,524 (under 200-184.5 cut-off marks) will be participating in the first round. That will be held from September 10 to 12,” he explained. “The tentative allotment will be released on September 15.”

Similarly, students from government schools who have availed 7.5% quota will also participate in the first round based on the rank list and cut-off marks on the same day.

“Accordingly, students, who secured rank between one and 332 (under 200-184.5 cut-off marks) will make their filing of choice in the counselling,” stated Purushothaman.

The fourth and final round of counselling will be held from October 29 to 31 with students who secured rank from 7,734 to 22,099 (under 130-77.5 cut-off marks). According to the TNEA official, after the general counselling, supplementary counselling will be held for 3 days from October 15.

This whole process was delayed because the results of NEET and Class 12 CBSE results were delayed.

To reduce the number of vacant seats in several engineering colleges, the Tamil Nadu government, for the first time, instructed has the students to pay their fees within a week after they get their provisional allotment.

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