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TANCA 2018 – Tamil Nadu Common Admissions 2018

TANCA - 2018 Admission to M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan. Degree Courses

TANCA 2018 (Tamil Nadu Common Admissions) - Anna University has released notification for admission to M.E. /M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan Degree Programs offered in the University Departments, Regional Campuses, and Constituent Colleges, Govt., Government Aided Engineering Colleges and the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges for the year 2018

The complete details of TANCA 2018 - Tamil Nadu Common Admissions such as application form, eligibility criteria, merit list, counselling, admission process etc are given below.


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Important Dates

  • Date of Commencement of Online Registration of Application: 06th July 2018
  • Last Date for Online Registration & Submission: 17th July 2018


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Course Offered

  • Common online application form for admission to M.E. /M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan Degree Programs offered in the University Departments/Constituent Colleges, Govt., Govt. Aided Engineering Colleges & Self-financing Eng Colleges in Tamil Nadu for the seats surrendered for admission through single window counselling (TANCA 2018)
  • Duration of Full-Time PG Programs is 4 Semesters (2 years) while that of Part-Time Programs is 6 Semesters (3 years)


Mode of Study


  • Candidates admitted under ‘Full-Time’ should be available in the departments during working hours for the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Candidates should not attend any other Full-Time Programs/Courses or take up any Full-Time Job/Part-Time Job in any institution or company during the period of the Program Violation of the above rules will result in termination from program


  • Part-Time candidates will not be permitted to convert to Full-Time Mode during the course of study


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Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have passed all the subjects in the recognised Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent field and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of candidates belonging to reserved categories)in the qualifying degree exam as per AICTE norms are eligible. Further, the candidates shall possess:
    • TANCET2018 mark (or)
    • GATE 2016/2017/2018 qualified score in the appropriate discipline of Engineering /Technology(or)
    • GATE 2016/2017/2018 qualified score in Engineering Science (X E) and Life Science(X L) papers along with TANCET2018 mark

Note 1: Eligibility qualifications for admission to various programmes are given in Annexure I
Note 2: A candidate is considered GATE 2016 / 2017 / 2018 qualified, if the marks secured are greater than or equal to the qualifying marks mentioned respectively for the category in the GATE 2016 / 2017 /2018 score card
Note 3: If a candidate claims that the educational qualification possessed by him / her (though not the same as prescribed eligible qualification) is equivalent to the eligible qualification prescribed in Annexure I, he / she should obtain the Equivalency Certificate from the Director, Academic Courses, Anna University, Chennai on or before the last date prescribed for registration of the online application

Candidates of the following categories may also apply for admission:

  • Candidates appeared for the final semester / year exam of the qualifying degree programmes during April / May 2018, except A.M.I.E. The candidates should produce an evidence of having passed all the subjects in the qualifying degree exam at the time of counselling, failing which the candidates will not be permitted to attend the counselling. Copy of results downloaded from internet is permitted only when it is attested by the Principal.
  • Candidates with Section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates (e.g. A.M.I.E.) of the Institution of Engineers and other similar certificates of various professional bodies viz., Aeronautical Society of India etc., recognised by the MHRD, Govt.  of India and enrolled before 31st May 2013 are considered to be equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech degree holders for admission to ME/ M.Tech degree programs subject to the following conditions (a), (b) & (c)
  • Candidates should have studied 10 + 2 years Higher Secondary. + AMIE (with 2 years experience) (or) 10 + 3 Years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE (with 2 years experience)
  • Two years regular full time Teaching experience/Industrial experience in the relevant field after passing all the subjects including project work. The experience certificate will have to be produced by the candidate
  • Must have qualified either in GATE 2016/ 2017/2018 with qualifying score or TANCET 2018



  • Candidates who have studied continuously for the last 5 years (from XII Standard onwards) in Tamil Nadu will be considered as Tamil Nadu candidates. Candidates who are Native of Tamil Nadu but have studied XII or/ and Diploma, Degree outside Tamil Nadu have to upload a photo copy of Nativity Certificate
  • The Nativity certificate in electronic form / digitally signed e-Certificate only will be accepted

Communal Reservation

  • Candidates belonging to Other States are eligible in Open Competition category only
  • Candidates who are Sri Lankan Refugees and passed the recognised qualifying degree (with a minimum of 50% marks) in Tamil Nadu will be considered for admission to ME/ M.Tech /M.Arch/ M.Plan degree Programs as per rank, under Open Competition through Single Window Counselling
  • Candidates must have also appeared for TANCET 2018

TANCET Category

  • Candidates who have appeared in TANCET 2018
  • Sponsored Category (Admission only in University Departments of Anna University,Chennai-25)


Admission Procedure

  • A limited number of seats (Full-Time mode) is available for the candidates employed and sponsored by the Govt. /Govt. Organisations/Govt. Aided Educational Institutions under Sponsored category in the University Depts. of Anna University, Chennai i.e. (College of Engineering Guindy, A.C. College of Technology, School of Architecture & Planning and Madras Institute of Technology Campuses)
  • Sponsored Registered Professional Architects with a minimum of five years of professional experience will be considered for admission to M.Arch. Degree Program under Sponsored Category at University Dept., School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University,Chennai-25
  • All the candidates under sponsored category should have appeared in TANCET 2018

Merit List Preparation

  • GATE (Engineering/Technology): The merit list will be prepared based on GATE 2016 /2017 / 2018 SCORE in the appropriate discipline of Engineering / Technology
  • GATE (Egg. Sciences (XE)/Life Sciences (XL) Category: The merit list will be prepared based on GATE 2016 / 2017 / 2018 SCORE in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers and TANCET 2018 MARK with a weightage of 70:30
  • A common merit list will be prepared for GATE (Engineering / Technology) and GATE(Engineering Sciences (XE)/Life Sciences (XL) category


Application Process

The candidates who intend to apply for seats under sponsored category should

  • have appeared in TANCET 2018
  • apply through Online in the web portal https://www.annauniv.edu/tanca2018
  • take a print out of the filled - in online application
  • send the filled - in application through proper channel with necessary documents enclosed to one of the following addresses based on the choice of college


Registration Fees

  • The candidates should pay the application / registration fees (only online payment) Rs.500/- for General category ` 250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu
  • A candidate applying for more than one category has to pay Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) for each additional category (only online payment)
  • Candidates can also register through internet at the centres mentioned above with the required documents and a Demand Draft Rs.500/- for General (Rs.250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu on production of a copy of Permanent Community Certificate card) towards registration fee
  • The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Common Admission, Anna University, Chennai-25" payable at Chennai

Guidelines to fill up the Online Application

  • Read the Information and Instructions to Candidates before filling the application form. Non-GATE (TANCET) Category candidates can use their existing email id as User-id to log in
  • Log in using User-id (registered email id)
  • After logging, enter the details applicable to you. Before filling the application, make sure that the soft copies of passport size photo (.jpg/.jpeg) and other necessary documents (.pdf) are readily available.
  • Make online payment of application/registration fee Rs.500/- for General category Rs.250/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu
  • Note down the application number shown after successful submission of application, for future reference



  • Seats will be allotted through counselling only. Candidates more in numbers than the actual number of seats available will be called for counselling. Candidates are advised to check the seats available in the web portal https://www.annauniv.edu/tanca2018
  • Admission will be offered depending upon the seats available based on the merit of the candidates who attend counselling as per the reservation norms of Govt. of Tamil Nadu and others cannot claim any right for admission