Chief Minister KPalaniswami said that the move is aimed at providing access to quality technical education at low cost to students from economically backward families who scored high marks, Press Trust of India reported.
With this development, four Undergraduate (UG) courses will be introduced in the Anna University's campuses in Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore.
The Chief Minister also said presently the varsity was offering UG and PG courses in four of its city-based campuses, besides 13 university colleges across the state.
With the introduction of UG courses in the three zonal campuses, 60 students each would be admitted in the four courses from this academic year, the Chief Minister said.
"I have directed launching of four UG courses from this academic year (2018-19) in these zones," Palaniswami said in a statement, adding requests in this regard have been received.
For UG admissions, applications can be registered till May 30 through Internet from anywhere by logging on to the official TNEA Web portals https://www.tnea.ac.in or https://www.annauniv.edu/tnea2018.
Admission to first year B. E./B. Tech. Degree Courses to the University Departments/Constituent Colleges of Anna University, Government and Government Aided Engineering Colleges, Annamalai University and for the seats surrendered by the Self - Financing Engineering Colleges is held under TNEA.
A reported by Deccan Chronicle, more than 80,000 students have registered for the TNEA counselling so far. The registration for TNEA Counselling 2018 began on may 3.
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