In the first round of counselling, three of the city’s engineering colleges are the most popular among students.
What’s it about? SSN College of Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), and Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chromepet were the most preferred by students. For the first round, the TNEA called more than 14,000 students with cut-off marks from 200 to 184.5. More than 10,000 got provisional allotments, and about 9,600 paid their fees.
- In the general category, SSN filled almost 88% of its seats, with CEG 86.8% and MIT 85.5%. Only 20 colleges had more than 30% of their seats filled.
- More than 260 colleges couldn’t get a single seat filled. Career consultant Jayaprakash Gandhi said students preferred colleges with a good reputation and facilities.
Reducing wastage: The TNEA added more than 2,600 seats to vacancies after students didn’t confirm their seat allotment or didn’t pay the fees within seven days of being allotted. Last year, more than 1,800 allotted seats went to waste since students didn’t join the course.