TNEA 2017 - The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) will be conducted by Anna University for all eligible applicants who wish to study engineering courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. Admissions will be open for the participating engineering institutes of the state. There will be no entrance examination held. TNEA 2017 aims at providing admissions to all applicants on the basis of their secured marks in the qualifying examination. To be eligible for admissions, the applicants will be required to meet all of eligibility criteria set by the admission committee. There are around 571 participating institutes under TNEA 2017. It is essential for the applicants who wish for admission under TNEA 2017 to register themselves for the counselling session. The counselling session and allotment procedure will be held in offline mode. For more information about the important dates, eligibility criteria, application procedure, counselling and more of TNEA Admission 2017, read the full article below.
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The eligible applicants will be allotted seats under TNEA 2017 through counselling. Allotment will be done strictly on the basis of the applicant’s merit i.e., by checking his/her scores in the qualifying examination (10+2th or equivalent examination). Normalization of marks will be done and a rank list of the qualified applicants will be prepared who will undergo the counselling session of TNEA 2017.
Salient Features of TNEA 2017
Name of the Admission Process: Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA)
Conducting Authority: Anna University
Number of Participating Institutes: 571
Name of the Available Courses: B.E./B.Tech and B.E. (Sandwich)
Duration of the Courses:
B.E. /B.Tech – 4 academic years comprising of 8 semesters
B.E. (Sandwich) – 5 academic years comprising of 10 semesters
TNEA Important Dates 2017
Listed below are the tentative important dates of TNEA 2017. The applicants can check the listed dates to know when the admission procedure may tentatively start. The table will be updated as soon as the official dates are released by the conducting authority.
TNEA 2017 Events
Important Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration Starts
Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form
Issuance Of Random Number
Announcement of Rank List
July – August 2017
Commencement of Classes
Read TNEA 2017 Important Dates for more details.
TNEA Eligibility Criteria 2017
The applicants will be required to meet some eligibility standards set by the admission committee for state admissions. No admissions will be granted to any applicants if these criteria are not satisfied. The list of TNEA 2017 Eligibility Criteria are given below for all applicants to refer:
The applicants who belongs to Tamil Nadu should have qualified 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standard in the state.
Domicile residents of Tamil Nadu who have completed their 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standard examinations from outside the state are also eligible for admission provided they submit a copy of their Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate.
The children of Central Government Employees will also be eligible for admission even if they are not domicile residents of the state provided their parents have been serving in Tamil Nadu for the past 5 years at the time of submission of application.
Children of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre officers are eligible to apply for admissions.
Children of parents who have been working in Public sector or government recognized institutions for the past 5 years from the time of application for admission are also eligible.
Applicants who are not residents of Tamil Nadu but have completed their 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standard in the state will be eligible for admission without having to enclose their Nativity Certificate.
Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who have studied in Tamil Nadu will be considered for admission under open competition if they are able to provide their identification certificate from the Head Quarters Tahsildar.
To be eligible for admission, the applicants will have to be qualified in 10+2th standard (or equivalent) examination with the required minimum average aggregate of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
The general category applicants will have to secure 50% aggregate while the Backward Class will have to score 40%. MBC & DNC along with SC/SCA/ST will have to secure an aggregate of 40% to be eligible for TNEA Admission 2017.
Marine Engineering Branch
For the Marine Engineering Degree Programme, the applicants should have qualified 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as a separate subject. Minimum 50% marks should be obtained in English and an aggregate of 60% should be scored in PCM. The other requirements are:
Age Limit: Should be maximum 25 years old.
Height: Minimum height of the applicants should be 157 cm.
Weight: The applicant should weigh minimum 48 Kg
Normal Colour Vision.
Medical fitness is essential for admissions.
Mining Engineering Branch
Before applying for this course, all female applicants are requested to check and note the following points:
As per the Mines Act 1952, 46 (1), no woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law be employed In any part of a mine which is below ground and in any mine above ground except between the hours of 6 A.M and 7 P.M.
As per the Coal Mines Regulation 1957, 86 (2) no adolescent or women shall enter into a shaft in a cage or other means of conveyance unless accompanied by one or more adult males.
TNEA Seats Reservation 2017
The state of Tamil Nadu provides reservation of seats for various categories under TNEA Admission 2017. The applicants who wish to apply under reservation will have to meet all of the required criteria to be eligible. The following percentage of seats are reserved for each category. Read TNEA 2017 Reservation of Seats for detailed information.
Percentage of Reservation
Backward Class Muslim
Most Backward Class & De-notified Communities
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)
TNEA Application Form 2017
The application forms will be available only in online mode. All eligible applicants will be able to access the application forms tentatively in April 2017. All of the required information will have to be be filled in by the applicants in the online application form. Details regarding the applicant’s personal, education and qualifying details will have to be submitted. Incorrect or incomplete application forms will be rejected by the admission committee. After completing the application form, the applicants will be required to print the form and submit it in offline mode i.e, in person or post with other required documents. Payment of the application fees will have to be done through Demand Draft and sent along with the application form. The enclosure filled with the printed application form and other relevant documents will have to be submitted tentatively 10 days before the publication of the HSC result to the following address:
“Secretary, TNEA, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025.”
TNEA 2017 Application Fees
The applicants will have to pay the required application fees for the application form to be accepted. The mode of payment will be offline i.e, through a demand draft. The demand draft has to be drawn in favour of “The Secretary (TNEA), Anna University” payable at Chennai. The applicants have to note that no other mode of payment will be accepted.
List of Documents to be Submitted with Application Form:
Original Special Reservation Form with DD
10th Mark Sheet
HSC/Equivalent Mark Sheet
HSC Hall Ticket
Permanent Community Certificate Card for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC & BCM.
Nativity Certificate only in electronic form/digitally signed e-Certificate.
First Graduate Certificate and First Graduate Joint Declaration (if applicable)
Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Certificate (if applicable)
Read TNEA 2017 Application Form for step by step procedure.
TNEA Rank List 2017
The admission committee of TNEA 2017 will release the rank list tentatively in June 2017. All admissions will be done based on the rank list released by the admission committee. Selection of the applicants will be done based on the marks obtained by the applicant in his/her qualifying examination. The rank list will be prepared through the normalization of marks in the relevant subjects of the qualifying exam. A common rank list will be released where the names and ranking of the selected applicants will be available. Other factors such as such as reservation, inter se merit and more will also be taken into consideration while preparing the rank list. More information will be available at TNEA 2017 Rank List.
TNEA Cutoff 2017
The minimum required percentile for admissions will be termed as the cutoff of TNEA 2017. All of the applicants will have to meet this cutoff to be eligible for admissions. Inability to meet the cutoff will result in the disqualification of the applicant from the admission procedure. The cutoff will be determined by evaluating many factors such as the last year’s cutoff, number of applicant’s who have applied for admission, average marks and more. The detailed cutoff will be available at TNEA 2017 Cutoff.
TNEA Counselling 2017
The counselling session of TNEA 2017 will be held in offline mode. All qualified applicants who have been selected and are listed in the rank list will be called in for counselling. As the mode of counselling is offline, the applicants will have to be physically present. In case the applicants are not able to come, then he/she can authorize his/her parents to come on his/her behalf. Allotment of seats will be done based on the merit and communal reservation. The applicants will have to select their preferred colleges and courses during counselling and seats will be allotted based on the preference. The applicants will be required to pay the counselling fees. After allotment, document verification of the applicant will be done. All of the required documents has to be submitted and failure to do so will lead to the disqualification of the applicants. After successful allotment, the paid counselling fees will be adjusted in the tuition fees.
In case an applicant fails to attend the counselling on the given time and date, he/she will be allowed to attend the session in another slot provided that he/she will be allotted only in the available seats. If the rank of the applicants changes due to re-evaluation of marks, then he/she can attend the counselling as per his/her new ranking. For more information read TNEA 2017 Counselling.
Counselling Fee of TNEA 2017
The payment of the counselling fees has to be done before the allotment of seats. The applicants can pay the fees either in cash or through a demand draft. After the successful allotment of the applicant, the counselling fees will be adjusted in the tuition fees.
TNEA Participating Institutes 2017
Tamil Nadu offers admission to eligible applicants in around 571 engineering institutes of the state. The top 10 participating institutes under TNEA 2017 are listed below along with the total seat matrix for interested applicants. For the full list, check TNEA 2017 Participating Institutes.
List of Participating Institutes
Number of Seats
Thiagarajar College of Engineering
PSG Institute of Technology
University Departments of Anna University – CEG Campus
University Department of Anna University – MIT Campus
Kumaraguru College of Technology
Coimbatore Institute of Technology
K.S Rangasamy College of Technology
Bannari Ammam Institute of Technology
University College of Engineering, Tiruchirappali
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Kancheepuram
TNEA Seat Allotment Procedure 2017
Allotment of seats will be done for all applicants who manage to satisfy the required eligibility criteria. Under the seven categories of reservation of the state – OC, SC, BCM, BC, MBC & DNC, ST & SCA, the seats will be allotted. Verification of documents and payment of fees will have to be done to confirm the allotted seat.
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions,
Chennai – 600 025
This article is based on previous year’s data and will be updated as soon as the official notification is announced by the admission committee.
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