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Fill vacant seats, unaided engineering colleges told

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Candidates' list to be sent on or before October 7

CHENNAI: The Government has allowed the unaided engineering colleges to admit students to the vacant seats from the list of students who have written the TN Professional Courses Entrance Examinations (TNPCEE) or the Common Entrance Test (CET), but not admitted in the colleges, this year.

If the seats are still vacant, students who have written the Plus Two examination but under the higher (admission) standard fixed by the State can be admitted, the Commissioner for Technical Education (CTE) said in a statement on Friday.

Admissions should be over before October 5 and the list of the candidates admitted be sent to the CTE on or before October 7.

The Supreme Court's directed last week that the list of the students who wrote the TNPCEE or the CET, but not admitted to colleges should be forwarded to the self-financing college managements. The list should be used by the colleges to fill the vacant seats. In a similar development, the Justice S.S. Subramani Committee, on Friday gave time to the Tamil Nadu Private Professional Colleges Association — Health Sciences to complete admissions to management quota seats in medical and para medical colleges till October 5.

The admissions were supposed to end on Friday. The Association had not presented the merit list after conduct of the CET till Wednesday and the Committee had threatened to cancel the CET.

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