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TANCA 2020 - Anna University will release the online application form of TANCA 2020 tentatively in the last week of July. TANCA is conducted for admissions to M.Tech programme. It is important for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria of TANCA 2020 before filling out the application form. The application process of TANCA 2020 will consist of registration, filling of the form, uploading of documents and fee payment. Candidates seeking admission should have qualified in TANCET or GATE in appropriate field of engineering or GATE Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers along with TANCET. On the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the qualifying examination, the authorities will prepare the merit list of TANCA 2020 and publish it tentatively in the third week of August. Candidates who will be a part of the merit list will be eligible to participate in the TANCA 2020 counselling. Read the complete article to know more about TANCA 2020.
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Name of Admission
Tamil Nadu Common Admissions
Commonly Known As
Number of Participating Institutes
More than 300 colleges
Duration of Course
Candidates seeking admission through TANCA 2020 should check the important dates of the admission process. This will help them to ensure that they do not miss out on any important event. Since the important dates of TANCA 2020 are not out yet, candidates can check the tentative dates in the table below.
Commencement of online registration for TANCA 2020
Last week of July 2020
Last date to submit the application form
Second week of August 2020
Publication of rank
Third week of August 2020
Counselling for candidates participating through GATE or differently-abled candidates participating through TANCET
Last week of August 2020
Counselling for candidates participating through TANCET
SCA to SC counselling
To get admission through TANCA 2020, candidates will be required to meet certain conditions and requirements specified by the admission authorities. Candidates should always check the eligibility criteria of TANCA 2020 before filling the application form.
Candidates should have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% in the qualifying degree examination as per AICTE norms (45% for reserved candidates)
Candidates should have qualified in any one of the following:
GATE 2018/2019/2020 in appropriate field of engineering
GATE 2018/2019/2020 in Engineering Science (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers along with TANCET 2020.
GATE 2018/2019/2020 score will be considered only when a candidate has secured marks greater than or equal to the qualifying marks mentioned in the scorecard respectively for the category.
Candidates who will appear for the final semester of the qualifying degree course in April or May 2020, will also be eligible.
Candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu will be given more preference.
There is no age limit for TANCA 2020.
The following category of candidates will not be eligible to apply for TANCA 2020:
Candidates who have obtained B.E. / B.Tech degrees through Distance Mode/Week End courses.
Candidates with obtained a degree without studying 10th Std, 12th Std. or 3 years diploma and 3/4 years degree programme.
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The admission authorities will release the application form of TANCA 2020 tentatively in the last week of July. Interested and eligible candidates should fill and submit the application form before the last date.
Registration - Firstly, candidates will have to register for TANCA 2020 by using their valid and functional email and mobile number.
Filling the details - After completing the registration process, candidates will have to enter the certain details asked in the application form of TANCA 2020 such as academic, personal, and contact details.
Uploading documents - In the next step, candidates will be required to upload the following documents in the format specified by the authorities.
Documents to be uploading in the TANCA 2020 Application Form
Class 10th marksheet
Class 12th marksheet or 3 year diploma certificate
Qualifying degree certificate
Marksheet of all semesters
Valid GATE 2018 / 2019 / 2020 scorecard for GATE (Engineering / Technology) category
Valid GATE 2018 / 2019 / 2020 scorecard and TANCET 2020 hall ticket for GATE (Engineering Science-XE / Life Science -XL) category.
TANCET 2020 hall ticket for TANCET category
Permanent community certificate
Certificate of disability (if applicable)
Nativity Certificate (if applicable)
Copy of Identification Certificate obtained from the Head Quarters Tahsildar
Experience Certificate (if applicable)
Payment of application fee - Candidates will also have to pay the fee of the application form of TANCA 2020. Candidates will be allowed to pay the fee only in an online mode.
SC/ SCA/ ST Category
The authorities will release the merit list of TANCA 2020 tentatively in the third week of August. A common merit list will be prepared for candidates seeking admission through GATE (Engineering / Technology) and GATE (Engineering Sciences (XE) / Life Sciences (XL) category. A separate merit list will be prepared for candidates seeking admission through TANCET 2020. The merit list will contain the names of all the candidates who will be qualified to participate in the further rounds of admission.
Visit the official website of TANCA 2020
Click on the “Merit List” link
Login by using the user Id and date of birth as per the category - TANCET & GATE
Merit list will be displayed on the screen
Note: If two or more candidates will have same marks in TANCET 2020 then a candidate with higher percentage in the qualifying degree exam will be considered.
The authorities will conduct the counselling of TANCA 2020 tentatively in the last week of August. All the candidates whose names will be displayed in the merit list will be eligible to participate in the TANCA 2020 counselling. Counselling will be conducted at Anna University, Chennai and candidates will have to bear the cost of attending counselling.
At the time of counselling, candidates will have to make a payment of Rs. 5300 (Rs. 1,150/- for SC / SCA / ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) in the form of Demand Draft. The amount will include a non-refundable counselling fee of Rs. 300 (Rs.150/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu). The Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of “The Secretary, TANCA, Anna University” payable at Chennai. After counselling, the authorities will allot seats to the candidates. After seat allotment, candidates will have to reach at the assigned institute on the specified date to confirm the admission.
If a candidate is unable to attend the TANCA 2020 counselling on the specified date and time he/she can
Candidates can authorise their parents on behalf of them. Parents will have to submit the authorisation letter given by the candidate for the authorities. Parents should also produce a photo identity of any one, voter ID, driving license, PAN card and passport.
Candidate can also attend the counselling of TANCA 2020 on subsequent date and time but seat will not be allotted on the basis of marks. Instead, a candidate will have to opt from the available seats.
Rs. 5300 (including Rs. 300 as counselling fee)
1150 (including Rs. 150 as counselling fee)
The authorities will allocate the seats following the Rule of Reservation of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu:
Rule of Reservation
Open Competition (OC)
Backward Class (BC)
Backward Class - Muslim (B C M)
Most Backward Class & Denotified Communities (MBC & DNC)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Caste - Arunthathiyars (S C A)
Scheduled Tribes ( S T )
Candidates seeking admission under ST/ SC / SCA / MBC & DNC/ BC / BCM quota will have to provide the authorities with the certificate of social status issued by the competent authority. Certificate should be obtained from the authorities given below:
Revenue Divisional Officer of their native place or Sub-Collector of their Districts (except Chennai) or P.A.
(General) to Collector of Chennai. The Community
Certificate card issued by Tahsildars upto 11.11.89 is
Scheduled Caste ( S C ) /
Scheduled Caste -
(Arunthathiyars) ( S C A )
Tahsildar of Native Taluk of the candidate
Backward Class / Backward
Class ( Muslim) ( B C M ) /
Most Backward Class /
( M B C & D N C )
Headquarters Deputy Tahsildar / Zonal Deputy Tahsildar /
Deputy Tahsildar (Certificates)
Geology and Geophysics
Architecture and Planning
Computer Science & Information Technology
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Production & Industrial Engineering
Ecology & Evolution
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
Government/Government Aided Colleges
Number of seats offered
Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi
Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
SRM University, Chennai
Vel Tech Dr Rangrajan Dr Sakunthala Technical University, Chennai
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore
Sona College of Technology, Salem
Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Kancheepuram
Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai
Veltech Multitech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai
Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai
Bharath University, Chennai
Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli
This article has been written as per last year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon as it is released by the authorities.
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