A total of 682 students from these 6 colleges had appeared for the exams under the BE and B Tech degree programs. Off the remaining affiliated colleges, 31 have recorded a pass percentage of more than 60% while 74 others have procured single digit figures.
In a worrying development for Anna University, 245 engineering colleges have registered less than 25% pass percentage in the November 2018 semester examination. To make matters even worse, a total of 84 colleges have less than 11% of pass percentile. The reason for this is touted to be the high standard question papers and tough evaluation witnessed this semester.
These numbers were revealed by the university to highlight the academic performance of 481 non-autonomous colleges under its belt. According to a number of reports, a measly 31 private engineering colleges have got a pass percentage of more than 60% while 74 others recorded single-digit pass percentile. The overall performance by the students this time around has dipped too in comparison to the previous semester. The April exams witnessed 396 colleges getting 25% pass percentage and 150 colleges registering above 50% pass percentage with just two colleges getting a nil result.
Anna University admission is based on the entrance exam which is conducted by the university. Two state-level exams TNEA and TANCET are also conducted by the university. A primary examination of the admission pattern reveals that at least 73 of the affiliated institutions that have registered less than 10% pass percentage have admitted only one or two students while more than 75% of their seats have remained vacant. On the flip side, the best performing colleges have recorded a healthy 85.57% student pass rate. The total number of colleges affiliated with the university has risen in number to 593.
The overall sad state of engineering colleges across the country can be attributed to the quality of education coupled with the enrolment of academically weak students. This has manifested into a vicious cycle where colleges are filling seats with monetary motives at the cost of producing dismal results and substandard engineers. The University in question