The registration for application forms for admission to colleges affiliated with Anna University ended after receiving 2.5 lakh forms. The process which began on 15th April, through a single window online registration system ended on Tuesday.
There is, however, a huge margin of difference between the number of prospective students who have registered for admission and the number of students who have paid the registration fees.
While 4021 application forms were received on the last day, 1,84,530 applicants had completed the procedure by paying the fees.
Of the 2.5 lakh applicants, around 68,251 are yet to pay the fees. The University has extended the last day for paying fees to June 4th.
While the previous academic years (2014-2015, 2015-2016) saw less than two lakh aspirants registering, the number of students who have registered for admissions this academic year has seen a slight increase with 62,226 forms sold more than last year.
Application forms in the past have been sold predominantly in the Guindy campus in Chennai and other authorized regional centers. This is the first time the institution has opted for a single window online registration. Last year, just 10% of the total applicants opted for online registrations, as per a report.