Anna University wants the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to send them the class 12 board results of Tamil Nadu students directly. The request, according to the university, has been made in a bid to facilitate the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA).
The university has already announced the deadline for the submission of application forms for TNEA before May 20. However, based on available information, it is likely that the CBSE will declare the class 12 board results around May 25. This essentially means that CBSE students within the State who want to apply with TNEA, won’t be able to meet the dead lines.
“We have approached the CBSE to provide the 12th class results of the students of Tamil Nadu directly to us. We are hoping for a positive response. Pushing off the deadline further would delay the admission process especially since we have lakhs of admissions to process out of which the proportion of CBSE was extremely low. As such, we are now looking at options by which the CBSE students can send in their application forms to us without filling in their marks,” said V Rhymend Uthariaraj, Secretary, TNEA.
The secretary asserted that in the event the university fails to finalize a mutual agreement with the Board on the issue, the students can still send a copy of their downloaded marks at a later date.
Meanwhile, a lot of CBSE schools have reached out to both TNEA to CBSE to inquire about the confusion building up. “We have approached the Delhi headquarters and submitted a letter requesting them to either make the results available faster or ask the Anna University to evolve a mechanism to ensure that the CBSE students do not get left out of the engineering admissions,” said Ajeeth Prasad Jain, Secretary, Chennai Sahodaya School Complex for CBSE Schools.