The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) is undergoing counseling for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) 2022. At present, the first two consultation rounds have been completed. According to the first round of counseling, students are choosing admission to private colleges over government colleges this year.
Usually, for engineering education, the seats in the four state colleges in the state, including Guindy College of Engineering and MIT College, which come under Anna University, are filled in full. But this time, not 100 percent seats are occupied. On the contrary, it has been found that students have opted for private engineering colleges in Chennai and Coimbatore.
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According to the data, there are about 420 engineering colleges functioning in Tamil Nadu. In these 420 colleges, there are about 1.5 lakh seats, which need to be filled. But in this total list of colleges, about 50 remain on the top priority of the students for admission. Students usually choose colleges based on infrastructure facilities, quality of education, job opportunities after graduation etc.
Each year, when admissions counseling begins, colleges including Guindy College of Engineering and MIT College in Krompettai are the first to fill their seats. The seats in these four colleges are filled in the first guidance round. However, the trend has changed this year. In the first round of counseling, out of a total of 2,264 seats in the Anna University campus colleges, only 1,521 seats were filled.
As many as 86.82 percent of the seats in the Guindy College of Engineering and 85.58 percent of the seats in the MIT College are occupied. Remarkably, during the first consultation round last year, 93.75 percent and 92.35 percent seats were filled in the respective universities of applied sciences.
To change the trend, 428 seats out of a total of 487 seats were filled in a private engineering school in OMR Road, Chennai during preparatory counseling this year. In total, 87.89 percent seats in private colleges have been filled in the first round of counseling.
Education experts argue that only if the government makes good efforts to renew government colleges will students choose those colleges. Otherwise, students will remain in the direction of private educational institutions in the state. Of the 14,524 students who participated in the consultation, 10,340 students were assigned lectures in round 1.
The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) recently released the result of the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) counseling 2022 for the second round. Candidates that applied for admission into Tamil Nadu Technical College in 2022 are required to confirm their assignment by today, September 29, on the official website, tneaonline.org.
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