CHENNAI: With the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results kept pending, the state government has postponed admissions through engineering counselling.
Speaking to reporters after releasing the rank list for this year’s engineering counselling, higher education minister KP Anbalagan said that 39 out of the 59 candidates who have secured 200 out of 200 were eligible for MBBS admissions. “Seats in top engineering colleges will turn vacant if these students migrated to medical courses after attending engineering counselling. So, Anna University will begin counselling only after NEET results are out,” he added.
However, the Supreme Court had ordered all technical institutes to wind up the engineering admission process before August 15 every year. Anbalagan said they would seek the assistance of legal advisors to postpone the counselling process by a week or two.
Apart from those who scored 200 out of 200, there were 5,340 of the 6,674 candidates who secured cut-off scores of 197-199 who were eligible for MBBS admissions. Nearly 1.4 lakh candidates had applied for this year’s engineering counselling, which was originally scheduled to begin on June 27.