2008 Engineering and Medical Counselling dates announced

2008 Engineering and Medical Counselling dates announced

Counselling for engineering courses will begin on July 3 and for medical courses on July 4, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy said on Saturday.

Sports quota will be the first to be filled through counselling.

Talking to reporters at the Secretariat along with Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam, Mr. Ponmudy indicated that this year too the admission norm is likely to be in the ratio of 65:35 (65 for government quota and 35 for management) in self-financing colleges.

“We have asked the managements to surrender 65 per cent seats to the government and we hope that they will oblige,” he said. In the case of minority institutions, it will be 50:50. So far, 1.35 lakh applications have been sold for around 1.3 lakh engineering seats.

Asked about the fee structure, he said the committee constituted by the State government to fix the fee would announce its decision next week. “The announcement may come on Monday or Tuesday,” he said.

“The government always wants to reduce the fee,” he said when asked about the State Government’s stand on fixing of fee.

The Minister said the number of seats would go up further because of the creation of six more constituent colleges of Anna University.

Each college will have 240 seats. Moreover, the university has added 360 seats. “This year Anna University starts a course in biomedical engineering,” Mr Ponmudy said. He ruled out region-wise counselling.

Mr. Panneerselvam said that of the 1,645 medical seats, 247 (15 per cent) would go to the all India quota.

As Tamil Nadu has enacted legislation for providing reservation for religious minorities, both BC Christians and Muslims would get 49 seats each.

Asked whether the government would be in a position to admit students to the medical college in Dharmapuri, he said, “Steps were being taken to get the necessary approval.

” The government is also building up infrastructure in all medical colleges, he further said.

When told about the Comptroller of Auditor-General report (GAG) indicting the Madras Medical College for not having adequate faculties, Health Secretary V.K. Subburaj said postings were being made to fill the vacancies.

“The departments are getting recognition one by one,” he said.

Engineering Counselling 2008-2009

The Controller of Examinations,
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,
Madhavaram Milk Colony,
Chennai - 600 051,
Phone No : 044 - 25551586.
The Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Thiyagarajar Engineering College Road,
Thirupparankundram,
Madurai - 625 005,
Phone No : 0452 - 2483903.
The Associate Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
Kalappatti Pirivu,
Saravanampatty Post,
Coimbatore - 641 035,
Phone No : 0422 - 2669965.
The Professor and Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
No.6 / 7, First Main Road,
Ramalinga Nagar,
Woraiyur,
Trichy - 620 003,
Phone No : 0431 - 2770715.
The Associate Professor and Head,
Department of Clinics,
Veterinary Hospital Campus,
Trichy Road,
Namakkal - 637 001,
Phone No : 04286 - 220650.
The Associate Professor & Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
No.402 - B, II Floor, Tenkasi Road,
Rajapalayam - 626 117,
Phone No : 04563 - 220244.
The Associate Professors Head,
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre,
District Collectorate Campus,
Sathuvachari,
Vellore - 632 009,
Phone No : 0416 - 2253022.