Counselling procedure : The first day and my experiences

{ TANCET ME 2009 }

Finally, i attended the TANCET ME 2009 counselling on 18th(first day of counselling for regular candidates) and i was quite observant of the whole procedure to blog it in here. On the whole i would say the counselling procedure has improved compared to the one i attended for BE admission. Not much hassles! However one fault i found with them… the parent(or any attender) is not allowed to accompany the candidate into the counselling hall. This scheme might have been implemented by Anna University either because they thought you are matured enough to decide for yourself or there were not enough chairs available for the attender 😉

Now to more important instructions ….
Be present in the college atleast 2hours before your alloted time since you need to stand in a looooong queue to pay the initial amount of Rs.5300/- (either cash or DD). Keep your options list big, because i have never seen  such a tough competition on the first day of the counselling. Its a  neck and neck battle. Plan the courses,college and dont forget to note down the college code in order to avoid confusion arising out of colleges with similar names.

First,you have to stand in that long queue near the examination center near the shamiana and pay the amount or DD at the counters there. There you will be given a “counselling form” which contains your name,application number,token number etc.
With that you need to stand in another line leading to a waiting hall, where you would be given a “declaration form”. In that you have to fill only your name and application numer(also called TNEA number). Rest of the fields should be filled only when you are directed to.In that waiting hall the vacancy positions would be displayed in big screens. You will also be directed to arrange your original certificates in a particular order(counselling form,declaration form,TANCET call letter,TANCET marksheet,TANCET  hall ticket,.10th and +2 marksheets or equivalents,BE provisional certificate or equivalent,community certificate and Transfer certificate).
Next,based on your token number  you would be sent to the verification hall where the original certificates would be verified and you will asked to wait again.While waiting you can view the vacany positions displayed there.
Finally you will be called to attend your counselling in the same hall.
Once you select the course you will be sent to the first floor to collect the appointment/admission form.
After collecting it come out the building and collect the medical test form in the appropriate counter and go where you are directed to.

Good luck ! Be cool !

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Vacancy positions as on 18.08.2009 (8.00 PM)