In Chennai, the top choice of students continues to be core engineering. On Wednesday, during the counselling for admissions to engineering colleges in the state, most of the applicants leaned towards Mechanical and Electrical and Communication Engineering.
Out of 1,256 seats which were allotted on day one by the authorities, a total of 355 candidates opted for Electrical and Communication Engineering (ECE). After ECE, Mechanical Engineering was the next most popular choice with 313 seats and Computer Science with 245 seats. The total number of seats available in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Communication Engineering.
On the first day of counselling around 37.5 percent seats were absent. As pointed out by the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) secretary V Rhymend Uthariaraj, ther e were more than 1,000 students in the 190 cut-off category.
Uthariaraj said that out of the top 23 Engineering toppers in Chennai, nine appeared for the counselling process while seven of the remaining 14 candidates opted for MBBS. The counselling process for B Arch is likely to begin in the third week of July.
As stated by one of the counselling officials, around 150 students are admitted in the first batch. The counselling officer told TOI, “Students mostly picked mechanical and ECE, but some students also opted for biotechnology and computer science.” He added, “It was a mixed batch for the beginning of counselling. Students are aware of what they want.”