TNEA Counselling 2016

TNEA Counselling 2018

TNEA Counselling 2018 is also known as Anna University Counselling will be conducted in online mode for the BTech Admission. TNEA Counselling for Round 2 is scheduled to start from 16 July 2018 for Sons/daughters of Ex-servicemen (Academic) category candidates. The counselling is conducted in various Engineering Colleges across Tamil Nadu. Anna University will conduct the TNEA Counselling for all the eligible candidates on the basis of TNEA Merit List (prepared based on HSC marks of candidates). The counselling process is conducted by Anna University for admission to 4 years B.E/ B.Tech and 5 years B.E. (Sandwich) courses. The candidates will be able to choose their colleges in the order of their preference during the TNEA 2018 Counselling process. There will be the total of 44 Tamil Nadu Engineering Facilitation Centres. The candidates can approach these centres for filling up the form and attending the counselling as well. No Entrance Examination is held for admission in engineering colleges. TNEA Rank list has been declared on the 28 June 2018. This page contains the information about the TNEA Counselling 2018Last year, around 1.52 lakh candidates were admitted to BE/ BTech courses through centralised counselling.
Until the last year, TNEA Counselling was conducted in offline mode. However, from the year 2018, the counselling process of Anna University will be online only.

Latest Update - TNEA Counselling Round 2 to start from 16 July 2018 for Sons/daughters of Ex-servicemen (Academic) category candidates.

TNEA Counselling 2018 Dates

Given below are the important dates to keep in mind related to TNEA Counselling 2018



TNEA  Application Process

3 May  2018

Last date to Register for TNEA

30 May 2018

TNEA Rank List Publication

28 June 2018

TNEA Counselling Starts

July 2018

TNEA Counselling Round 2 for Sons/daughters of Ex-servicemen (Academic) category 16 July 2018
TNEA Counselling Round 2 for Eminent Sports Person category
17 July 2018 

TNEA Counselling for Academic General Counselling

July to August 2018

TNEA Vocational Counselling 

July 2018


TNEA Counselling 2018 - Anna University Counselling for BTech

TNEA Counselling 2018 process will start from the month of July 2018. The counselling is conducted in various Engineering Colleges across Tamil Nadu. The good news is that the candidates are not required to rush to the cities and face the struggle to appear in counselling as the whole system has gone online. From the year 2018, TNEA Counselling will be conducted online only. Total 44 Tamil Nadu engineering facilitation centres have been made in 32 districts. The candidates can also approach the centres for registration as well as attending the counselling.

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Candidates will be called for counselling in the order of merit. Based on the merit and communal reservation, allotment of the branch/ college chosen by the candidate will be made. Candidates have to opt for colleges and branches that are available at the time of counselling.  

  • Time and venue for TNEA counselling will be intimated to the candidates, published in leading dailies and on Anna University website. No change of date/time of counselling is permissible. Further changes cannot be done in the choices once made.
  • Anna University Counselling VenueCentre for Entrance Examinations & Admissions, Anna University, Chennai - 60025.

TNEA Counselling Process 2018

The online TNEA Counselling will be conducted in five rounds. each round will offer five days to the students to fill and freeze their choices. This year, the students can opt for their choices of colleges and courses as there is no upper limit. The registration process for TNEA Counselling will begin after Class 12 results are announced.

  • When the candidates will upload their choices, the system will allot tentative seats to the students according to their ranks.
  • After that, the candidates will get two days to freeze their choices. The candidates who lock their choices will be removed from the next round of counselling.
  • However, the students who would like to participate in the further rounds will also be permitted to do so.


TNEA Counselling Process

TNEA Rank List 2018

TNEA Counselling Fee


Candidates have to pay an initial deposit of Rs. 5,000 (Rs.1,000 for SC/ SCA/ ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) by Cash or DD and produce all their original certificates when they attend counselling.


  • The TNEA counselling fee will be adjusted in the tuition fee (for the candidates who take admission).
  • If a candidate does not join after allotment and seeks the refund, only 80% of the initial deposit amount paid at the time of counselling will be refunded. In such cases, original allotment order with acknowledgement for the receipt of payment should be surrendered.
  • The refund will be processed only through TNEA 2018 refund processing system available online in TNEA website. All admissions made through single window system are provisional.
  • If there is a change in the ranking of a candidate due to re-totalling/revaluation of the mark, he/she can attend counselling as per the new mark and rank, though the call letter specifies a different date (as per original mark).

Unable to Attend TNEA Anna University Counselling

If any candidate is Unable to attend Counselling due to unforeseen and unavoidable reasons, on the specified date and time,

  • He/ she can attend on a subsequent time/ date (during the counselling period). But the candidate can only opt for the seats available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per original rank.
  • He/she can authorize his/her parent on his/her behalf and the parent’s decision will be binding on the candidate.

Candidates who have already got admission in other institution, but want to apply for TNEA Counselling 2018, he/she must produce a letter from the Head of the Institution. In that case, the attested photocopies of the certificates from the Head of the institution will be accepted. The candidate must note that under any circumstances, the ANNA university will not change: 

  • The college or branch allotted will not be changed.
  • The last date for joining in the college will not be extended. 

Facilitation Centres for TNEA Counselling 2018 

The government has added 44 TFCs (Tamil Nadu Engineering Facilitation Centres) in 32 districts. According to the Government, the larger districts will have an extra TFC for the convenience of the students. The facilitation centre will be carried in a way where the students will not need to travel more than 60 km. The centres will be based in government and aided engineering colleges and polytechnic institutions, whereas the self-financed institutions will not find their place in the list

TNEA Counselling Schedule for Last Year - Check Here

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TNEA Counselling Schedule for Differently Abled Persons (Last Year)

TNEA Counselling Differently Abled Person

TNEA Vocational Counselling Schedule (Last Year)
TNEA Counselling for Vocational


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