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Students Scramble for Caste Certificates ahead of TNEA 2013

Hundreds of engineering aspirants applying for TNEA ( Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions ) 2013 counselling had to wait for several hours on Wednesday to secure the attestation of the Tiruchi Tahsildar in their nativity, residence, family income, and first generation graduate certificates.

Every day it is a scramble at the office since students were required to submit their application along with these certificates for counselling before 20th May, 2013 to the Secretary, TNEA 2013, Anna University Chennai. According to Arun, a student waiting at the Tiruchi Taluk Office, having to wait for the signature of the Tahsildar, after securing the attestation of the Village Administrative Officer and Revenue Inspector for their certificates was an ordeal.

According to the TNEA 2013 norms, Scheduled Tribe students must get their community certificate attested by the Revenue Divisional Officer, and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Castes ( Arundathiyar ) from the Tahsildar. For students in Most Backward Class, Denotified Community, Backward Class and Most Backward Class categories, either the Deputy Tahsildar – Headquarters or Deputy Tahsildar ( Certificates ) is the signing authority.

If students fail to furnish caste certificate along with the application, they would be listed in general category.

Tahsildar Baladandayutham said the staff had been instructed to accord priority to the students’ requirements. “I personally signed hundreds of certificates till 8 p.m.,” he said.

Anna University started issuing applications for TNEA 2013 on 4th May, 2013. According to its schedule, random numbers would be assigned on 5th June, 2013 and rank list published on 12th June, 2013 for the counselling that would take place from 21st June, 2013 to 30th July, 2013.

The section of rural students who are children of illiterate or semi – literate parents consider certification of the first generation graduate certificate as vital since they would be exempted from payment of tuition fee in the event of securing admission under government quota through single – window counselling. Under the scheme, the applying student has to be the first person in the family to claim the tuition fee waiver for the duration of the course. Each eligible student is provided a benefit of ₹ 20,000. According to the policy note of the Higher Education Department, the intention of the scheme was to take technical education to the doorsteps of students from marginalised families.

In 2012 – 13, 2,48,064 students benefitted from the scheme to the extent of ₹ 478.7 crore, the policy states.

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Issue of TNEA Applications Starts 4th may 2013

The issue of Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission ( TNEA ) applications began across the State on 4th May 2013 Saturday. The applications are being issued at various centres till 20th May, 2013.

The Centres in Coimbatore are :

  • Government College of Technology, Thadagam Road,
  • Government Polytechnic College for Women, Gandhipuram, and
  • Government Polytechnic College for Men, Aerodrome Post.

Last Date Distribution TNEA Application Form 2013

The last date for receipt of filled – in applications is 20th May, 2013.


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