Anna University Engineering Counseling, Advise for Candidates

Advise for Engg TNEA 2013 Candidates
Anna University commences Tamil Nadu Engineering courses (TNEA 2013) counseling / Seat selection process from June 21 to July 31. Admission to 2 lakh government quota seats in 525 engineering colleges across the state will end on July 31.


Around 1.89 candidates applied for TN Engineering courses admissions in the Unified Single Window Admission System (USWAS) of the Anna University.

Counseling for the TN Engineering courses begin at Anna University, Guindy Campus. Candidates are advised to reach the venue at the earliest time.

TNEA candidates must bring DD of Rs 5,000/- drawn in favor of ‘The Secretary (TNEA), Anna University, Chennai to the counseling venue.

Click here to know the TNEA 2013 Counseling Procedure.

The money should be paid at the University bank counters in return for a challan which should be produced at a hall designated as ‘Attendance Hall.' Candidates should register their names at the hall at least an hour before their allotted time.

An electronic board will display updated list of the vacancy position for various courses in different colleges even as the counseling is on. Students must carry sufficient number of blank papers and pens to note down the vacancy position for making their desired choice of colleges.

"Many a times, I have seen candidates borrowing pens from others and noting down the details on the reverse side of their original mark statements and community certificates. Such things are undesirable," says career analyst and consultant Jayaprakash A.Gandhi.

After registration of names, the candidates would be asked to move on to ‘Verification Hall' where their original certificates would be verified. From there, they would be asked to move to the ‘Briefing Hall' before being allowed to enter the ‘Counselling Hall.' To the counseling hall only one person allowed with the student.

There will be more than 70 terminals inside the hall and every candidate would be allotted a terminal. The computer operators would initially ask for registration numbers of the candidates and retrieve their personal details from the system.

Candidates must check those details carefully before selecting courses and colleges. "The computer operator must be asked to refresh the details every two minutes to obtain updated vacancy position. Candidates or their parents should not ask the computer operators for suggestions. In fact, if someone makes any suggestions to you, it must be immediately brought to the notice of the Anna University officials for appropriate action," Mr.Gandhi adds.

Candidates must be doubly careful before finalising colleges because many colleges had identical names and once a selection is finalised in the terminal, it cannot be changed. It is always advisable to select colleges by their code numbers.

Then, the candidate would be asked to sign a declaration form, and they will be given an allotment letter confirming admission. Students wanting to opt for marine engineering course must be aware of the eligibility criteria - minimum height of 157 centimetres and weight of 48 kilograms, besides normal colour vision.

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