TNEA 2017

TNEA 2017 TNEA 2017 - Anna University has announced the counselling scheduled for TNEA 2017. The counselling session and allotment procedure has stated in offline mode from July 17, 2017. The qualified candidates will have to report at the counselling venue for allotment of seat. The application form of TNEA 2017 for other state candidates was available from June 29 to July 12 (5.30 pm). Earlier, TNEA rank list 2017 was made available on June 22 late in the evening. The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) is conducted by Anna University for all eligible applicants who wish to study engineering courses in the state of Tamil Nadu. 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 the 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 online application form was available until May 31, 2017. 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). Normalisation 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 important dates of TNEA 2017. The applicants can check the listed dates to know when the admission procedure will start. 


Important Dates of TNEA 2017


TNEA 2017 Events

Important Dates 


Online Registration Starts

May 1, 2017


Last Date for Registration of Online Application Form

May 31, 2017


Final Date for Submission of Filled in Online Applications

June 3, 2017


Issuance Of Random Number

June 20, 2017


Announcement of Rank List

June 22, 2017


Commencement of Counselling

July 17, 2017

Read TNEA 2017 Important Dates for more details.


TNEA Counselling 2017


The counselling of TNEA 2017 will be held in offline mode from July 17, 2017. 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 have 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 2017 Counselling Fee



Counselling Fees


General Category

Rs. 5000



Rs. 1000


TNEA Rank List 2017 and Random Number


The TNEA rank list 2017 is now available after Anna University had announced it on June 22. The admission committee of TNEA 2017 had also announced the random number allotted to the candidates. Candidates must log in and check their random number.  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 was prepared through the normalization of marks in the relevant subjects of the qualifying exam. A common rank list has been prepared where the names and ranking of the selected applicants are mentioned. Other factors such as such as reservation, inter se merit and more were also 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 Participating Institutes 2017


Tamil Nadu offers admission to eligible applicants in around 563 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.


Participating Institutes of TNEA 2017


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 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.

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 belong 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 the Public sector or government recognised 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 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 Application Form 2017


TNEA 2017 application form for outside Tamil Nadu candidates is now open from June 29 to July 12 (5.30 pm). The application form of TNEA 2017 is now available only in online mode. All eligible applicants will be able to access the application forms till May 31, 2017. All of the required information will have to 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 online or offline mode. The enclosure filled with the printed application form and other relevant documents will have to be submitted till June 3, 2017 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(SBI Buddy) or online (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card). 

List of Documents to be Submitted with TNEA Application Form:

  • Original Special Reservation Form with DD

  • 10th Mark Sheet

  • HSC/Equivalent Mark Sheet

  • Transfer Certificate

  • 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 Application Form  2017 for step by step procedure.


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 Seat Reservation for detailed information.


Reservation of seats for TNEA 2017



Percentage of Reservation


Open Competition



Backward Class



Backward Class Muslim



Most Backward Class & De-notified Communities



Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)



Scheduled Tribe


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of TNEA 2017


Q1. What is the procedure for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions?

TNEA or the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission is a procedure conducted by Anna

University for admission of engineering undergraduate students of Tamil Nadu. The students will be selected based on the marks scored in their 12th Standard qualifying examination conducted by HSC, CBSE, ISC or equivalent state boards.


Q2. Who conducts it?

Anna University for Government of Tamil Nadu is responsible for conducting TNEA or the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission.


Q3. What is the generalized selection procedure?

The last date for the submission of the application form is 31 May 2017. The selection process consists of two steps. Application Scrutiny is the first process; this is an internal process which begins after application submission. After the forms are scanned for eligibility, a random number is assigned to the candidates. The rank list is declared based on the cut-off marks according to which the counselling procedure is carried out.


Q4. Can I buy application form from University?

The University has stopped issuing printed application forms from TNEA 2016. So, the application form for TNEA 2017 will be available only online.  


Contact Details:

The Secretary,

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions,

Anna University,

Chennai – 600 025  


Keep tuned to for more updates about TNEA Admission 2017.

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