In the wake of a news report published in this website's newspaper last week, Anna University, Coimbatore, on Friday relaxed the revision made to the eligibility criteria for admission to M Tech courses.
This website's newspaper had published a story titled, 'M Tech aspirants in dire straits - University changes rules, students sore' on June 20, exposing the goof up by Anna University and the subsequent hardship faced by about 200 M Tech aspirants in Coimbatore.
Candidates with M Sc in Electronics, Statistics, Mathematics and several computer related streams were termed 'ineligible' and denied admission to M Tech courses, even after they had successfully written the TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) 2008.
The university had cited a revision to the eligibility criteria made by the co-ordination committee of Anna University in Chennai, after the candidates had already obtained their TANCET results.
In a dramatic twist, the university relaxed the norms and released fresh notification. University vice-chancellor Radhakrishnan told this website's newspaper that though the deadline for sale of applications for counselling and admissions had ended on June 27, the date had been extended till June 30, owing to the relaxation of the eligibility criteria in Coimbatore AU.