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Tamil Nadu B.Tech Admissions 2023 (TNEA): Dates (Out), Counselling, Seat Allotment, Colleges

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: August 25, 2023 11:28 am IST

The TNEA 2023 counselling schedule for Tamil Nadu B. Tech admission 2023 was released at Find out all about B.Tech entrance exams, eligibility, selection process, fees, important dates, and information on some of the best B.Tech colleges in Tamil Nadu here.

Tamil Nadu B.Tech Admissions 2023 (TNEA): Rank List (Out), Counselling, Seat Allotment

Tamil Nadu B.Tech Admissions 2023 (TNEA): TNEA Round 3 Seat Allotment 2023 is released at on August 25, 2023, in the online mode. The last date for candidates to confirm the allotment is August 26, 2023, before 5 PM. Tamil Nadu is one of the popular states in India for pursuing a B.Tech. There are around 560 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, which offer diverse specialisations in Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) or Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech). The Directorate of Technical Education (Tamil Nadu) is responsible for conducting a centralised and online counselling process for B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu, which is called TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions).

Latest: TNEA Round 3 Tentative Allotment 2023 Released

Also Read: TNEA Round 3 Seat Matrix 2023

Lakhs of students compete for B.Tech admission in government or private engineering colleges and state universities across the state. Tamil Nadu has numerous deemed universities (private), which offer B.Tech admission based on the entrance test or Class 12 merit. The online B.Tech admission process in Tamil Nadu is not complex and offers flexibility to students. All the details pertaining to TNEA 2023 or Tamil Nadu B.Tech admissions 2023 such as TNEA counselling 2023 dates, B.Tech eligibility criteria, selection process and application procedure can be checked here.

About Tamil Nadu B Tech Admissions 2023

Usually, DTE initiates the admission process only after the announcement of Class 12 results. The TNEA process involves different stages, and the entire counselling process is online. For the benefit of students, DTE sets up facilitation centres in all the districts across the state where students can submit the online application form without relying on Internet centres. The varsity releases the list of facilitation centres a week before the commencement of TNEA. 

Quick Links:

TNEA Application Form 2023TNEA Counselling Process 2023
List of Documents Required for TNEA Counselling 2023TNEA Random Number 2023
List of TNEA Participating Colleges 2023TNEA Rank List 2023

Entrance Exams Accepted by Tamil Nadu Engineering Colleges 2023

Tamil Nadu state government does not conduct any entrance exam for B.Tech admissions in Tamil Nadu. The students are given admission based on merit in Class 12. Students who wish to secure admission to government or private engineering colleges across the state can apply for the centralised counselling process, i.e. Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA). Private deemed universities conduct separate entrance exams for B.Tech admissions. Some of the popular entrance exams conducted by deemed universities are –

  • SRM Deemed University conducts SRMJEE for B.Tech admissions

  • VIT Deemed University conducts VITEEE for B.Tech admissions

  • Hindustan Deemed University conducts HITSEEE for B.Tech admissions

  • JEE Main (accepted by private deemed universities and private engineering colleges)

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission Important Dates 2023

The Directorate of Technical Education has released the TNEA counselling 2023 dates. Given below are the dates pertaining to the Tamil Nadu Engineering admission 2023:



Notification Release

May 5, 2023

Online Registration Starts 

Document Upload Start Date

Online Registration Ends

June 4, 2023

Assigning Random Number 

June 6, 2023

Document Upload Last Date

June 9, 2023

Commencement of Certificate Verification at All TFCs 

June 5 to June 20, 2023

Publication of Rank List

June 26, 2023

Counselling for Government (7.5%) Special Reservation categories (Online)

July 22 to 23, 2023

Counselling for General Special Reservation categories (Online)

July 24 to 26, 2023

General Counselling (Online)July 28 to September 3, 2023

Supplementary Counselling

September 6 to 8, 2023

SCA to SC counselling

September 10 to 11, 2023

Round 1
Commencement of TNEA Choice FilingJuly 28, 2023 
Last date of Choice FillingJuly 30, 2023
Release of Tentative AllotmentJuly 31, 2023
Tentative Seat Allotment ConfirmationJuly 31 to August 1, 2023
Round 2
Commencement of TNEA Choice FilingAugust 9, 2023
Last date of Choice FillingAugust 11, 2023
Release of Tentative AllotmentAugust 12, 2023
Tentative Seat Allotment ConfirmationAugust 12 to 13, 2023
Round 3
Commencement of TNEA Choice FilingAugust 24, 2023
Release of Tentative AllotmentAugust 25, 2023
Tentative Seat Allotment ConfirmationAugust 26, 2023 (Till 5 PM)

Eligibility Criteria for B Tech Admissions in Tamil Nadu 2023

Tamil Nadu B.Tech candidates must satisfy the below eligibility norms for securing B.Tech admission. The aspirants must note that the online application submitted by students will be accepted for the admission/ counselling process only if he/ she satisfies the below eligibility criteria.

Nativity Rules/Domicile Rules

  • Tamil Nadu residents or students who have studied Class 8 – 12 in the state are eligible for the admission process, and these candidates can claim state government reservation policies, scholarship schemes or concession seats. These students are not required to enclose the Nativity Certificate along with the applications.

  • Students who have studied Class 8 – 12 outside Tamil Nadu can also apply for admission only if his/her parents are natives or residents of Tamil Nadu. These students must enclose the ‘Nativity Certificate’ along with the application form.

  • Only the above students are eligible for communal reservations in Tamil Nadu.

  • Students from other states can apply for B.Tech admissions in Tamil Nadu. However, these students will have a chance to secure admission in private engineering colleges subject to the availability of seats.

Academic Qualification

  • Students aspiring to secure B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu must have passed Class 12 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as the main subjects.

  • Students with Biology/Biotechnology can also apply for specific courses in B.Tech like Biotechnology etc.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • The minimum qualifying marks required in Class 12 for B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu are as follows –

  1. General Category – 50%

  2. SC/ ST/ SCA – 40%

  3. BC – 45%

  4. DNC & MBC – 40%

Documents Required for B Tech Admission in Tamil Nadu 2023

The candidates must upload the following documents along with the TNEA online application form –

  • HSC (Class 12) Hall Ticket

  • Class 10 & 12 Mark Sheet

  • Transfer Certificate (TC)

  • Category Certificate (only for reserved categories)

  • Nativity Certificate (only for some students – refer to eligibility criteria section)

Tamil Nadu Engineering (BE/ B. Tech) Admission Procedure 2023

The engineering (B.E/B.Tech) admission procedure of Tamil Nadu is completely online. Students must take part in the TNEA counselling process in order to secure admission in B.Tech/B.E courses offered by Tamil Nadu engineering colleges. On the other hand, the chances of getting admission to the preferred engineering colleges are based on options filled in by the candidates in the choice entry. Some of the important guidelines that candidates must remember with regard to Tamil Nadu engineering (B.E/B.Tech) admission procedure –

  • You will have fair chances to get admission only if you choose choices/ options based on your TNEA rank/aggregate marks. It is also advisable to check the previous year's cutoff/opening and closing ranks of colleges to get better clarity.

  • For example, if you choose an institution that has a rank or cutoff higher than your aggregate marks or score, the chances of getting admission into that particular institution will be less.

  • Therefore, choose the college that has a cutoff or rank at par with your aggregate marks or rank. There is a 100% chance of getting admission into engineering courses.

  • TNEA web portal will have details pertaining to the opening and closing ranks of the participating colleges. Students will have adequate time to refer to the information and make a decision regarding the choice filling or option entry.

Before the commencement of the counselling process, Anna University released the merit list of the candidates eligible for B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu. The merit list features the name of the candidate, category, rank, and normalised score. Based on the merit list, the candidates can refer to the opening and closing ranks of colleges and cutoff scores so that they can choose the best options during the counselling process. The Tamil Nadu B.Tech admission process is also bound to the reservation policy.

Tamil Nadu B Tech Selection Process 2023

The B.Tech selection process in Tamil Nadu begins with the preparation of the merit/rank list based on different factors. The selection of candidates for B.Tech admission in Tamil Nadu is purely based on the merit/rank of the candidates as per the merit/ rank list. The selection of candidates is as follows –

Admission to General and Reserved Category

The selection of candidates for B.Tech admission under the General Category will be based on the marks secured in the prescribed subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The marks secured in these subjects will be reduced to 200 (Physics+ Chemistry = 100 and Mathematics = 100).

The Normalisation of Marks and Inter-Se Merit

For the method of normalisation, the highest marks secured by the students in relevant subjects in Tamil Nadu board exams will be equated with the highest marks scored by the candidates in the same subjects in board exams of other states. After the normalisation process, the qualified students will be merged into a common merit list.

Tamil Nadu B Tech Admission Reservation Policy 2023

B.Tech/ B.E seats in Tamil Nadu engineering colleges are distributed across different categories. The distribution of seats can be checked here –

Name of the Category

Percentage of Seats Reserved



BC – Muslim


Open Competition






SC (Arunthatiyars)


Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities


Quota for Special Reservation Categories

Apart from the above, separate seats are applicable for special reservation categories in Tamil Nadu. Only Tamil Nadu natives are eligible under special reservation categories. The list of categories and the number of engineering seats reserved for these categories is given below –

Name of the Category

Total Number of Seats Reserved

Daughters/Sons of Freedom Fighters


Daughters/Sons of Ex-Servicemen


Visually Impaired/Hearing Impaired/Orthopedically Differently Abled Persons

3% (1% for each category)

Eminent Sports Persons


TNEA Rank List 2023

Directorate of Technical Education - Tamil Nadu released the rank list of TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) on June 26, 2023. All the candidates who are featured in the TNEA rank list are eligible for admission into B.E/ B.Tech courses in Tamil Nadu. The rank list of TNEA can be downloaded through the official website of TNEA.

Tamil Nadu B Tech Counselling Process 2023

The entire TNEA counselling process involves different stages, and the same can be checked below:


Candidates will have to open the TNEA website to register for the counselling process. For registration purposes, the candidates need a valid E-Mail ID and Mobile Number. At this step, the candidates must enter other details such as Religion, Nativity, and Address for Communication etc. The login ID and password will be generated after the submission of the above details.

Candidates who do not have an internet facility must visit the nearest facilitation centre for registration with all the details, documents and counselling fees.

Application Fee Payment

The candidates must pay the TNEA application fee to take part in the counselling process. The TNEA application fee for reserved categories is Rs. 250 and Rs. 500 for the General category.

The TNEA application fee can be paid online mode by using a Credit/Debit Card/Internet Banking. Candidates who are present at the facilitation centre can pay the application fee to the officer. After fee payment, an online receipt will be generated.

Application Form Filling

TNEA online application form will be activated after the counselling fee payment. Here, the candidates must fill in academic and personal details. If you are present at the facilitation centre, please carry all the academic certifications so that it will help the computer operator to fill in all the details in the application form.

Application Submission

Check the details entered in the online application form before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button. If you are sure that all the details entered in the application form are correct, submit and take the printout of the application form.

Random Number

A random number will be generated after the submission of the application. Candidates can check the random number on the printout copy of the application form. The random number will be useful during the certificate verification process and tie-breaking.

Verification of Certificates

Candidates who submit TNEA online application form must be present at the nearest facilitation centre for certificate verification. The candidates must report to the centre first and register their names along with random numbers. The candidates will be called accordingly for certificate verification. It is mandatory to carry all the required documents for certificate verification. The admission authority will confirm the details of candidates only after the certificate verification.

Declaration of Merit/Rank List

A few days after the completion of the certificate verification process, the TNEA authority releases a merit/rank list that comprises the name of the candidates, category, rank, and normalised score. Candidates who feature in the TNEA merit/rank list are allowed to take part in the choice entry/ option entry process.

Online Choice Filling/Option Entry

The candidates must log in to the TNEA website and fill out the option entry form. The list of colleges, cutoff, opening, and closing ranks will be published on the official website, and the candidates are advised to fill the options only after referring to the cutoff and ranks (opening and closing ranks) of colleges. It is advisable to fill in the maximum number of options to improve the chances of securing admission. (Please refer admission procedure section for more details).

The initial process of TNEA counselling ends with option entry. The most important stage in the counselling process is seat allotment.

Tamil Nadu B Tech Seat Allotment Process 2023

Within a few days after the choice entry/option entry, the TNEA authority releases the seat allotment on its official website. Candidates must log in and check the seat allotment. The candidates will see the name of the course and the course allotted on the screen. Here, the candidates will have three options to choose from:

I Agree and Confirm the Current Allotment: If the candidates are satisfied with the seat allotment, they can tick on the ‘I' Agree and Confirm the Current Allotment’ option. These candidates will not be allowed to take part in the next rounds of the TNEA counselling process.

I Decline Current Allotment and Move to the Next Round: If the candidates are not satisfied with the seat allotment, they can tick on ‘I Decline Current Allotment and Move to the Next Round’. These candidates will be allowed to take part in the next rounds of the TNEA counselling process.

I Decline Current Allotment and Quit Counselling: Candidates who wish to quit TNEA counselling can click on this option. These candidates will be neither considered for the next rounds of TNEA counselling nor seat allotment.

After selecting any one of the above options, read the declaration and click on the ‘I Agree’ button. Candidates who accepted the allotment will have to deposit the initial admission fee to confirm admission. The initial admission fee for the General category is Rs. 5000 and Rs. 1,000 for reserved categories.
There are 4 rounds of seat allotment for TNEA. The result is released in the online mode and candidates can visit the official website for checking the provisional results. Candidates who have been allotted seats need to confirm their seats as per the deadline.

Finally, the candidates must take the printout of the seat allotment letter and initial fee payment receipt. Report to the respective colleges with all the relevant documents along with the seat allotment letter and fee receipt. Pay the remaining first-year B.E/B.Tech fee at the college within the stipulated dates.

Top B Tech Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2023

Approximately, 563 B.Tech colleges participate in the TNEA counselling process for B.Tech admissions. Here is the list of some of the top engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu that participate in the TNEA counselling process –

Name of the College

Saveetha School of Engineering - Chennai
Aarupadi Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT) - Chennai
Vel Tech - Chennai
Bharat Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER)
Kumaraguru College of Technology

University Departments of Anna University (MIT Campus, SAP Campus, ACT Campus and CGE Campus)

Government College of Technology, Coimbatore

Coimbatore Institute of Technology

Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College

St. Peter's College of Engineering and Technology

Kings Engineering College

Rajalakshmi Engineering College

Loyola Institute of Technology

Apollo Engineering College

John Bosco Engineering College

Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College

Adhiparasakthi Engineering College

Sri Krishna Engineering College

Balaji Institute of Engineering and Technology

Pollachi Institute of Engineering and Technology

PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research

K.S.R. College of Engineering (Autonomous)

CMS College of Engineering

Salem College of Engineering and Technology

Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous)

Krishnasamy College of Engineering and Technology

E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College (Autonomous)

Trichy Engineering College

Sri Bharathi Engineering College for Women

Stella Mary's College of Engineering

We hope that you are satisfied with the above explanation on Tamil Nadu engineering admissions. If you have any further doubts about TNEA, please post them in the Q & A section of CollegeDekho.

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