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TNEA 2017 - Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions - Application, eligibility, dates

TNEA 2017 for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions B.E & B. Tech 2017

Anna University Chennai invites applications for the unified single window admission for first year B.E. /B. Tech Degree Courses to the University Depts. /University Colleges, Govt. and Govt. Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats surrendered by the Self-Financing Engineering Colleges through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions, TNEA 2017

TNEA 2017 Application

Common application seeks admission to University Departments and Constituent College of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges and for the seats surrendered by Self-Financing Engineering College in Tamil Nadu under Unified Single Window Admission System for Indian Nationals.

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) is the process through which more than 1.5 lakhs Engineering Aspirants get themselves enrolled into Engineering Colleges of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions through Single Window Counselling.

TNEA 2017 Eligibility Criteria

For General - Candidates satisfying the eligibility conditions given below as on the last date of submission of application are eligible to apply. Passing the qualifying exam after the last date of submission of application shall not be considered


i) Tamil Nadu candidates who have passed VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. in Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply

ii) Children of Central Govt. Employees may also apply for admission, irrespective of their native, provided their parents or guardians (only if both parents are not alive) have been serving in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years at the time of submission of application, which should be supported by enclosing a certificate from the employer of the parent or guardian, to that effect

iii) Sons and daughters of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre Officers otherwise not native of Tamil Nadu are eligible

iv) Children of Employees in Public Sector or Government recognised Institutions who at the time of submission of application for admission employed in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past five years may also apply irrespective of their domicile

A certificate from the employer has to be enclosed along with the application stating that the person is a Permanent Employee of the Firm or Institution concerned with evidence like Income Tax return, PF Slips, etc. and is working in Tamil Nadu continuously for the past FIVE YEARS

iv) Tamil Nadu native candidates who have passed any of the VIII, IX, X, XI and XII Std. or their equivalent exam from schools situated outside Tamil Nadu can also apply

Qualifying Examinations & Eligibility

A pass in the HSC (Academic) or its equivalent with a minimum average percentage in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together as given below:

i. General Category: 50%

ii. BC (including Backward Class Muslim): 45%

iii. MBC & DNC: 40%

iv. SC/SCA/ST: 40%

Vocational Subject: A pass in any one of the HSC (Vocational Subject) as given below with any one of the Engineering related subjects namely Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry with a minimum average percentage put together as given below:

i. General Category: 50%

ii. BC (including Backward Class Muslim): 45%

iii. MBC &DNC: 40%

iv. SC/SCA/ST: 40%

Other Requirements

(i) Maximum age limit 25 years

(ii) Minimum Height 157 cm

(iii) Minimum Weight 48 kg

(iv) Normal Colour vision

Before selecting the course, the candidates shall ensure that they are medically fit for the course

TNEA 2017 Important Dates

Commencement of Registration of Online Application 01st May 2017

Last Date for Registration and Filling of Application 31st May 2017

Last Date for Receipt of filled-in Online Application 03rd June 2017

TNEA 2017 Allocation of Seats in Colleges

a) Seats in BE & B. Tech Degree Courses in University Depts. & Constituent Colleges of Anna University

b) Seats in B.E Degree Courses in Mechanical Engineering & Civil Engineering (Tamil Medium) in University Depts. & Constituent Colleges of Anna University

Seats in B.E & B. Tech Degree Courses in Govt., Government Aided & Seats surrendered by Self-Financing Engineering Colleges

a. Category I

(i) Seats in Govt. Engineering Colleges

(ii) Seats in Aided Courses in Govt. Aided Engineering Colleges

(iii) Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi

b. Category II

(i) Seats in Self-Supporting Courses in Govt. Aided Engineering Colleges

(ii) Seats surrendered by Self Financing Engineering Colleges

(iii) Seats in Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET)
**A candidate needs to submit only one online application for all the courses/colleges/Institutions mentioned above irrespective of the category

Duration of the Programme

B.E/B. Tech - 4 Academic years comprising of 8 semesters

B.E (Sandwich) - 5 Academic years comprising of 10 semesters

Selection Procedure for TNEA 2017

i) Admission to General Category: The selection of candidates will be based on the marks obtained in the prescribed subjects reduced to 200 (Mathematics - 100, Physics + Chemistry - 100) in the qualifying exam

ii) Normalisation of Marks and Inter-se Merit: As per Tamil Nadu the marks obtained by the students in the relevant subjects in the qualifying exam conducted by various Boards or Authority shall be equated with the marks obtained by the students in the same subjects in the qualifying exam conducted by the State Board of Tamil Nadu by adopting the method of normalization

If the highest mark secured by the student of State Board of Tamil Nadu in Physics is 100 and the highest mark secured by a student of any other Board in the same subject are 90 both the highest marks will be considered to be equal to 100

If a student of the other Board secures 60 marks in Physics when the first mark in Physics in the same Board is 90, 60 marks will be considered to be equal to 66.66 marks

In the case of candidates who have qualified from National Boards such as CBSE, ISCE etc. the highest mark obtained in the relevant subject by the candidates at the National Level alone will be taken into consideration for normalization

A merit list will be prepared based on the total mark of 200

The overall rank and Community wise rank lists will be published in Anna University website Separate announcement will not be given in Newspapers.

iii) Admission of Vocational Stream Candidates: 100 seats in Category I and 4% of seats surrendered in Category II have been set apart vide G.O. (Ms.) No. 290 HE (J2) Dept. dt: 21.08.2007 for the HSC (vocational stream) candidates

The academic marks in the prescribed subjects will be reduced to 200 (Related subject 100 marks, vocational subject including theory and practical 100 marks)

iv) Admission to Sandwich Courses: Sandwich courses in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Production Engineering are offered at PSG College of Technology under self-financing scheme; the duration of the course is 5 years; it comprises of practical training in the mornings and class work in the evenings

TNEA 2017 Application Form

The candidates shall register applications only through internet by logging on to The procedure for Registration is available in the web portal
Candidates have to submit the online application either in person or by post along with photocopies of Mark Sheet(s), Proof of Age and copies of all other relevant certificates to the Secretary, TNEA, Anna University, Chennai-600025 on or before the last date

Candidates can pay the registration fee either through online payment mode or by a demand draft

Candidates allotted during counselling will be given the provisional allotment order and a receipt for Rs.5000/- (or Rs.1000/- in the case of SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamilnadu)

Guidelines for Registration and Filling of Online Application

Read the Information and Instructions to Candidates carefully before filling the application form. Use a valid and functional (separate) e-mail ID/Mobile number for Registration of each candidate.

Mode of Payment is only through Payment Gateway (Internet Banking/Credit card/ATM-cum-Debit Card)

In addition, to the Registration Fee of Rs.500/ or Rs.250/-(for ST/SC/SCA Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) the applicant has to pay applicable Bank charges (Payment Gateway)

After filling in all the essential details required in the Online Application; you can either select, 'SAVE AND LOGOUT' or 'SAVE AND PREVIEW'. The 'SAVE AND LOGOUT' option allows you to modify the entered data. Once you select the 'PRINT' option, you cannot modify the entered details

Review the details entered in the Application before pressing 'PRINT' button and make corrections if required

Your Application number will be generated and the number will be printed in the application. Note down the application number for future reference

Download the filled-in application generated in the online system and keep it for your future correspondences.

All Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of "The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions" payable at Chennai, drawn on any Nationalised Bank dated on or after last date; candidates are instructed to write the name and address on the reverse side of the Demand Draft

For further details, visit Anna University, Chennai website or Contact: 044-2235, 8265 & 2235

Anna University

Anna University is a technical university in Tamil Nadu, India. The main university campus is located in Guindy, Chennai. Anna University was established in 1978 by the government of Tamil Nadu. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs through entrance test.

Anna University, Chennai

The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA), Anna University, Chennai-600025; Phone No.: (9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m) , 044 - 2235 9910 (with 5 lines); 044-2235 9911 (with 5 lines); Email, Website

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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