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TN engineering counselling to be held after NEET: Minister

- May 11, 2022

Chennai, May 11 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu higher education minister, K. Ponmudi has said that the counselling for Engineering seats in the state for this year will be held after the conduct of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). The NEET for this year is to be held on July 17th.

The minister also said that the government will be conducting online counselling for engineering admissions this year also and said that the higher education department officials will be holding a meeting regarding the modalities on coming Tuesday.

K. Ponmudi said that more felicitation centres would be arranged in schools and that he has had a discussion with school education minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi regarding the same.

The higher education minister said that several students are visiting the private browsing centres for online counselling and to prevent that the government was planning felicitation centres in schools.

The minister also said that the lateral entry of diploma students into engineering programmes has also been given a go-ahead to prevent the lapse of engineering seats in the state.