Admission to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch courses in Tamil Nadu in the Government, Government Aided and Private colleges is based on Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examinations (TNPCEE) conducted by Anna University, Madras.
Eligibility : A pass in HSC (10+2) (Academic/Vocational) or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths/ vocational subjects securing 60% marks in each subjects and 70% marks in aggregate. Diploma holders of State Board of Mechanical Education securing 60-70% marks are also eligible. In case of SC/ST candidates a mere pass may be sufficient.
Admission Procedure : Application form and prospectus can be obtained from Admission Office, Anna University or Registrar, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai-600025 or from engineering colleges/ institutions/ head post offices of Tamilnadu as notified on payment of requisite amount. Completed form should reach the secretary, TNPCEE, Anna University by the notified date.
Selection : Selection is made on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying exam/TNPCEE. TNPCEE is conducted in Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry) and Maths at various centres in the State. Candidates applying for admission to B Arch course are also required to appear for an aptitude test.
Pattern & Medium of Examination: Test consists of Three papers-(1) Biology, (2)Physical sciences (physics, chemistry and GK) and (3)Mathematics. For B.Arch in addition to the above test candidate have to sit for an aptitude test. Medium of examination is English.
Reservation of seats: SC/ST-18%, BC-5%, PH-3%, 50 seats in B.E/B.Tech./B.Arch and 5 seats in B.Tech. (Industrial Bio-Tech) are reserved for candidates outside Tamil Nadu. 2 seats for children of ex-servicemen of the State, 1 seat for children/ward of staff of the State.
Domicile Restrictions: Residents of the state. However, there are some exceptions: (a) children of central government employees, whose parents or guardians are serving in the state. (b) Children of persons employed in Private or Public or Government, recognised institutions in the State.