Chennai: Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA 2020) online registrations have begun on Wednesday (15 July 2020) after Higher Education Minister, K P Anbalagan released the admissions schedule. The deadline for applying for engineering counselling is August 16.
As per the announcement of the minister, certificate verification, special counselling for differently-abled and supplementary counselling will be conducted online due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
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TNEA 2020 Counselling Schedule
|Online Application begins||July 15|
|Last date to Apply||August 16|
|Deadline for Uploading the Documents||August 20|
|Number Allocation||August 21|
|Verification of the certificate||August 24 to September 1|
|Rank List||September 7|
|Special Counselling||September 10 to September 14|
|General Counselling||September 17 to October 6|
|Supplementary Counselling||October 8 – October 12|
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As per the schedule, the ranking list will be available on September 7 and General Counselling from September 17 to October 6. Anbalagan has also said that the state governments will conduct counselling till October 15. This is because even though ISC and CBSE have declared the results, state boards are awaited.
“Last year, 61.2% of seats (83,396) in online counselling. We expect more admissions this year compared to the previous year.”, Anabalagan further added.
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52 service centres have been installed in the state to help the students in filling the application form and during counselling.
As for the conducting of the semester exams, the government will only make a decision after consulting the expert panel.