TNEA Delays The Admissions For General Category Aspirants

Higher Education Minister, Ponmudi, announced that the TNEA will begin counselling for general category students two days after the NEET results have been declared.

TNEA delays admission to prevent vacant seats

K. Ponmudi, Higher Education Minister, has announced that the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions Committee will now be conducting counselling for the generator category aspirants two days after the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) results are published. The single-window counselling was set to start on 25th August.

K. Ponmudi further added that the decision was made to ensure that seats didn’t go vacant because of students taking admissions to medical colleges after getting their NEET results. For the past many years, several top institutions, such as the Anna University had to see students leaving their seats vacant after being allotted a seat in an MBBS college.

Over two lakh aspirants register every year for engineering admissions. This year, about 1.58 lakh students were eligible for counselling. Every year, the counselling is conducted in four rounds on the basis of the ranks of the candidates. Each round can take a week. Students have seven days to pay the fees and report to their college.

The impact of the delay in NEET results

Because of the delay in NEET results, the TNEA had to postpone the counselling as well. They expected the results to be announced on 21st August, but there has been a slight delay. Now, the counselling is scheduled to begin 2 days after the NEET results have been released.