Counselling for under-graduate courses in agriculture and science and technology offered by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) will go online from this academic year, news agency PTI has reported.
Of the 3,422 seats, being offered by TNAU, its 14 constituent colleges and 26 affiliated privates colleges across the State, 65 percent will be filled through state quota, Dr K Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, TNAU told reporters in Coimbatore on Monday.
According to Dr. Ramasamy, the rest of the seats, in the Coimbatore based university, would be filled by colleges from the list of students who apply online on the TNAU portal.
The university had been receiving applications online for the past four years, he said adding from this year counselling would go online.
This would be beneficial for students, as they would not need to come here from various parts of the state to participate in the counselling process, the vice-chancellor added.
The online application process will begin from May 18 and go on till June 17 and verification of documents for special reservation will be held from June 18 to 20.
Rank list will be published on June 22 and counselling for special reservation will be held on July 7, he said adding counselling will be in two phases, Ramasamy said.
The first phase of counselling will be held from July 9 to 13 and the second from July 23 to 27, he added.
This year the University have upgraded the departments offering four courses — sericulture, biotechnology and agribusiness – into colleges and changed the nomenclature of two courses — B.Tech. Food Processing to four year B.Sc. (Hon.) Food Processing and B.Tech. Horticulture to B.Sc. (Hon.) Horticulture, reported by The Hindu.
If the candidates’ first choice of course will not be available at the end of the first counselling, the University would allot their second or third or other choice as per the priority, as per the seats available.