CHENNAI: Close to one lakh first time graduates have applied for the 2014 TN Engineering Admissions of the Anna University.
As per rough estimates given during the event to generate the random number on Wednesday, the varsity has received 92,731 applications from first timers. A whopping 64 per cent among the first time graduates are boys. Aspirants under this category could avail of special benefits including subsidised tuition fees.
“We have received over 92,000 applications from first gradates. But this is not the final figure, which will be arrived at only after verifying the documents of the students during the counseling. First graduates can avail a waiver of `20,000 in tuition fee in every academic year.”, said the TNEA Secretary Rhymend Uthariaraj.
Meanwhile, this year saw a sale of 2.12 lakh application forms out of which 1.73 lakh were submitted. Out of the 1.73 lakh, 1.6 lakh were for academic courses and around 5000 were for vocational courses. In all, over 60 percent of the application forms are from boys. A total of 488 candidates are from the differently abled category. The rank list for the TNEA counseling would be put up on the June 16 and the general counseling will begin on June 27.
The organizers admitted that they expected an an increase in the need for random numbers. last year 24 random numbers were assigned and in the year before it was 16. The random number is assigned if candidates share the same marks in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and the fourth optional subject and also share the same date of birth.
The university informed that candidates who have applied under eminent sports person quota for admissions in colleges under the single window counseling have been shortlisted and would be called for verification from June 13 to 15. Shortlisted candidates will be informed through SMS.