Many skip engineering counselling on day 1: More than 42 per cent of candidates reportedly failed to turn up for the inaugural day of the general counselling for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) at Anna University in Chennai on Monday.
Four of the top ten rankers failed to turn up for the counselling. It was learnt that they had taken up medical courses, in the admission process that was held before the TNEA.
State Minister for Higher Education K P Anbazhagan gave away the admit cards to the first 10 rank-holders today.
Top ranker, A Aburva Darshini, a student of SNBT in Muvattupuzha, opted for Electronics and Communication Engineering at College of Engineering, Guindy.
Following her, Bharathan N, a student of Narayan Junior College, Nellore, chose Mechanical Engineering at CEG as did Rakshanaa R (third rank).
Last week, counselling was held for differently abled persons and eminent sports persons category.
Of the 1,195 candidates who had been called for counselling, 352 had been allotted seats and 174 were absent. As many as 669 candidates skipped counselling. In the differently abled category, of the 221 eligible candidates, only 160 managed to make the cut.
Amidst the scramble for medical seats, a young lad gave up a medical seat at ESI Hospital, Coimbatore, and chose to do electronics and communication engineering in PSG College of Techology, Coimbatore.