Tamil Nadu: Anna University yesterday released random numbers for the single-window counselling for engineering admissions.
Principal secretary to the higher education department Selvi Apoorva released the random numbers.
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions secretary Rhymend Uthariaraj said, "We have issued random numbers to all the candidates. The list of qualified candidates will be known when the rank list is released on Friday."
The random number is one of the criteria to allocate rank to an eligible candidate for counselling. In engineering counselling, many students have the same cut-off marks.
Anna University uses parameters like scores in mathematics, physics, chemistry, random number and date of birth to decide the rank.
A total of 1,54,238 candidates applied for engineering this year, a 10% decrease from around 1.75 lakh applications last year.