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Anna University opts for SMSing to reach students

Anna University is planning to intimate engineering aspirants about their counselling date and time through short message service (SMS) in addition to the call letters which will be sent to the candidates by post.

Published: 20th June 2013 12:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2013 12:56 PM   |  A+A-

For the first time in the history of the Tamil Nadu engineering Admission, Anna University is planning to intimate engineering aspirants about their counselling date and time through short message service (SMS) in addition to the call letters which will be sent to the candidates by post.

According to university sources, around 2.73 lakh engineering seats were available this year in 565 engineering colleges. Of this nearly 1.90 lakh seats are to be filled through single window counselling to be held at Anna University, Chennai.

“For the first time we have collected phone numbers of candidates as basic data in the coding sheet itself. So the numbers of the students are available in our database,” said TNEA secretary V Rhymend Uthariaraj.

“We have decided to send SMSes to candidates to inform them about their counselling date and time. The SMS will be sent two days before the counselling of a particular candidate,” he said.

The SMS will also advice candidates to visit Anna University website (www.annauniv.edu) to get more details. The general (academic) counselling of the Tamil Nadu engineering admission commences from June 21.

The call letters for these candidates are already being sent by posts. But after the revaluation and retotalling, the marks of many candidates have changed. Because of this their counselling date and time will also change.

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