Thanks to a new rule, 508 engineering seats were filled at Anna University.
What’s it about? The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) committee introduced a new regulation that stated applicants should pay their tuition fees and enrol in universities within seven days of being allocated. Hence, more than 500 seats were filled by students who were chosen through online counselling.
- Previously, seats for which the fees weren’t paid within seven days would remain vacant. They would instead be added to the open seats in the same round to allow for better allocation of seats/colleges.
- Due to this upward movement, students who secured seats in government engineering and self-financing colleges got seats at Anna University.
The numbers: Last year, 405 seats in Anna university lapsed. R Velraj of the university said vacancies this year might reduce to around 100 after medical counselling is done. The new rule could help save 300-400 seats.