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Tamil Nadu gets 29 technical institutions

Posted on: 01/Aug/2011 1:59:19 AM
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has cleared the proposal of 29 technical institutions, including engineering, management and architecture colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Anna University has provided affiliation to all these colleges this year with the state getting over 5,000 seats.

According to data provided by Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA), of the 29 colleges, over 15 are engineering, a few colleges impart architecture and the rest teach courses in engineering and management.

With these 29 colleges, the total number of engineering colleges in the state crosses 500 this year.

There were 1,47,561 government quota seats available for the governments single window counselling in engineering colleges this year, of which 67,236 seats have got filled up until July 31 with 36,337 boys and 30,899 girls enrolling in various engineering courses.

Students welcomed the development, despite the fact that many engineering seats may go vacant with supply outstripping demand in the state, saying it would provide more opportunities to engineering aspirants. Academicians, however, said that consistently meeting parameters that will ensure excellence would be most important.

Counselling began on July 8 and will get over on August 11 with 70 as the cut-off mark. Anna University has announced that it would conduct counselling for students who became eligible consequent to the special supplementary examinations held this month.

The seats going vacant at the end of the academic counselling will be offered to these candidates.

Anna University will start issuing application forms for supplementary counselling from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 and students need to submit the application forms by 5.30 pm on August 5.

A total of 1,128 seats remain vacant in Anna University-run colleges, five in government and government-aided colleges, besides 79,231 in self-financing engineering colleges in the state leaving 80,364 seats vacant after 24 days of intense counselling.

Source : Deccan Chronicle