Eligibility Requirements for UG Courses

Eligibility for admission to first year B.E. / B.Tech. programmes
(As per norms of Govt. of Tamilnadu)

A pass in XII std., of Tamilnadu HSC (Academic) with Maths, Physics and Chemistry.


A pass in XII std., of Tamilnadu HSC (Vocational Stream) with Engineering / Technology Vocational Subjects and any one or two of the related subjects like Maths, Physics or Chemistry.

A pass in an equivalent examination accepted by Universities in Tamilnadu for admission to B.E. / B.Tech., / B.Arch. degree courses.

Rank statement from the approved agency like Consortium of Self Financing Engineering and Arts Colleges is mandatory for admission under Minority / Management quota. (Refer to separate advertisements from the authorities of State Government for Admissions under Government Quota).

Minimum Eligibility Marks

Community HSC (Academic) or Equivalent HSC (Vocational)
OC Average of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - 50% Average of Related Subjects and Vocational Subjects - 50%
BC Average of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - 45% Average of Related Subjects and Vocational Subjects - 45%
MBC / DNC Average of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - 40% Average of Related Subjects and Vocational Subjects - 40%
SC / ST Pass - 40% subject to approval Pass - 40% subject to approval

Eligibility for Direct Second Year (Lateral Entry)

Candidates satisfying the following rules alone are eligible for admission to Second year Lateral Entry B.E. / B.Tech. Degree Courses for the year 2014-2015 or seats retained by the Management.

  • Candidates claiming as belonging to Tamil Nadu will be considered under the respective community on production of necessary Community Certificate, provided they have qualified for the three year Diploma / B.Sc. in Tamil Nadu fulfilling the minimum eligibility marks criteria for the Community
  • Candidates claiming Nativity of Tamil Nadu but have qualified for Diploma / B.Sc. in other State (including Puducherry) should produce the Nativity Certificate along with the Community Certificate for consideration under the respective community. Such candidates should fulfill the minimum eligibility marks
  • Candidates belonging to "Other State" including Puducherry with Indian Nationality are eligible and treated as "OC" and such candidates should obtain the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for "OC"
  • Foreign Nationals are "NOT ELIGIBLE" except Sri Lankan Tamil refugee candidates who have studied Diploma / B.Sc. in Tamil Nadu as per policy communicated vide G.O. (Ms.) No.143, Higher Education (J2) Department, dated: 14.6.2011
  • The Self Financing Engineering Colleges should adhere to the guidelines issued by the "The Chairman, Committee to oversee the admission made by the Consortium of Self Financing professional Arts & Science Colleges, Chennai 600025" with regard to procedure adopted for making admissions against seats retained by the Management

Qualifying Examination: Diploma Candidates

A pass with prescribed minimum eligibility marks in any one of the Diploma in appropriate branch of Engineering / Technology of the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Tamil Nadu / equivalent prescribed for admission to the Degree Course (Refer list of eligible Degree Courses for various Diploma Courses).

Qualifying Examination: B.Sc. Candidates

A pass with prescribed minimum eligibility marks in any recognized Bachelor's Degree in Science of minimum 3 years duration with 10+2+3 year's pattern and studied core Mathematics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Note: Candidates with Degree other than Bachelor of Science are not eligible.

For any clarification with regard to Diploma qualification, write a letter to DOTE, get it clarified and then admit students. On any account, candidates without prescribed qualifications will not be given admission approval.

Minimum Eligibility Marks

Both Diploma and B.Sc. qualified candidates have to obtain the following minimum eligibility marks for admission to Lateral Entry as prescribed in G.O. (Ms.) No.263, Higher Education (J2) Department, dated: 30.6.2008 and as per directions issued in Government Letter No.5464 / J1 / 2011-1, Higher Education Department, Dated:4.7.2011.

S.No. Community Minimum average marks in the Pre-Final and Final semesters put together or Final year
1. General Category 55.00%
2. Backward Class including Backward Class Muslim 50.00%
3. MBC & DNC 45.00%
4. SC / SCA / ST Mere pass in the qualifying examination. Examinations as stipulated by the State Board Education Tamil Nadu / B.Sc. Degree examinations / Equivalent. Subject to approval
  1. Rounding off of minimum eligibility marks is not permitted and the candidate should have obtained the minimum prescribed marks
  2. In case of candidates studied in annual pattern, marks obtained by them in the Final year shall be taken into account for arriving at minimum eligibility marks
  3. Sandwich Diploma: In case of Sandwich Diploma, marks secured in the last two semesters of the course shall be considered. If the Industrial Training intervenes in any one of the last two semesters, then the marks of the previous semester in which there is no Industrial Training shall be considered
  4. Part time Diploma: In case of Part time Diploma, the marks secured in the last 3 semester's examination including private study marks shall be considered

Note: When the candidates produce grade certificate, they have to produce the actual marks also otherwise only the minimum marks applicable to the grades in the subjects will be taken into account.

List of Diploma Courses prescribed for the Degree Courses

Group Code Group Name Diploma Branch Code Qualifying Diploma Eligible Degree Course
3 Electrical 301 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Information Technology

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Bio-Medical Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Sandwich)

Robotics and Automation Engineering

Medical Electronics

Electronics and Tele Communication Engineering

Computer and Communication Engineering
302 Electronics and Communication Engineering
303 Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
304 Electronics Engineering (Instrumentation)
305 Computer Technology
306 Instrumentation Technology
307 Computer Science and Engineering
308 Instrumentation and Control Engineering
309 Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control)
310 Electrical Engineering (Sandwich)
311 Information Technology
312 Electronics (wsi)
313 Electrical Engineering
314 Instrumentation Technology
315 Computer Engineering
316 Computer Networking
317 Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Sandwich)
318 Electronics (Robotics)
319 Electronics (Robotics) (Sandwich)
320 Mechatronics Engineering
321 Mechatronics Engineering (Sandwich)
322 Electronics and Communication Engineering (Sandwich)
Group Code Group Name Diploma Branch Code Qualifying Diploma Eligible Degree Course
04 Chemical 401 Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering

Polymer Technology

Pharmaceutical Technology

Petro Chemical Technology

Bio Technology

Food Technology

Petroleum Engineering

Plastic Technology

Rubber Technology

Industrial Bio Technology
402 Petrochemical Technology
403 Pulp and Paper Technology
404 Polymer Technology
405 Plastic Engineering
406 Sugar Technology
407 Ceramic Technology
408 Petroleum Engineering
409 Plastic Technology (Sandwich)
410 Plastic Engineering  (Sandwich)
411 Polymer Technology (Sandwich)
412 Chemical Technology (Sandwich)
413 Chemical Engineering
414 Petro Chemical Engineering
415 Pulp and Paper Technology (Sandwich)
416 Plastic Technology (Sandwich)
417 Ceramic Technology (Sandwich)