For the first time this year, Anna University officials sought the help of students to manage the crowd during the single window counselling for engineering courses.
First-year students helped the candidates or their parents get ready for counseling sessions. But, more importantly, they also advised students on what they should look for when they chose a college.
Engineering college principals and officials have always maintained that candidates should do their homework before choosing a college. Students of the College of Engineering, Guindy, who were part of the volunteering group, and some seniors played a pivotal role in many cases. One third-year student said candidates were told to avoid colleges that lacked infrastructure.