polyDirectorate of Technical Education, Padmavilasom Road, Fort PO, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to the Six Semester, Diploma Programmes conducted by various Polytechnic Colleges under the Department of Technical Education within the state of Kerala. 

Programmes: There will be two streams of diploma programmes. Stream 1 will be Diploma in Engineering/Technology and Stream 2 will be Diploma in Commercial Practice/Diploma in Computer Application and Business Management. The branches include Architecture, Automobile Engineering, Bio Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Commercial Practice, Computer Application & Business Management, Computer Engineering, Computer Hardware Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Technology, Printing Technology, Textile Technology, Tool & Die Engineering, Wood & Paper Technology, Civil Engineering (Hearing Impaired) and Computer Engineering (Hearing Impaired).

Colleges: The admissions will take place to the seats in 45 Government polytechnics, 85% seats in Government Aided Polytechnic Colleges and Government seats in Private Self-financing Polytechnic Colleges.

The list of Polytechnic Colleges and the various programmes/ branches offered there are given in Annexure-I of the Prospectus that can be downloaded from http://www.polyadmission.org/

All the Diploma programmes follow credit based semester pattern and are of 6 semester duration spanning a period of 3 years. In addition to this, for Tool & Die Diploma programme compulsory twelve month in plant training is also part of the programme. 

Eligibility: Applicant should be a citizen of India. Applicant should be a native of Kerala or should have undergone a qualifying examination from an institution in Kerala State or his/her parent should be a permanent employee in Central/State/Quasi Government/Public Sector undertaking in Kerala State.

Applicant should have passed SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination, with eligibility for higher studies. 

Those who have passed qualifying examination with Mathematics, English and Science subjects are eligible to apply for both stream I and stream II. Those who have passed qualifying examination with Mathematics and English are eligible to apply for stream II.

Those who have taken more than two chances to secure eligibility for higher studies in SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examinations are not eligible for admission. Appearances for ‘Betterment’ or ‘SAY’ Examination will not be considered as a chance. 

Application: Application has to be submitted online at www.polyadmission.org, using the link ‘Online Submission’, available in the website, from any computer having Internet connectivity. Those who do not have access to Internet facility may make use of Help Desks facility provided in all the Polytechnic Colleges, free of cost. Online Submission of Application ends on 29 May 2018.

Application fee is Rs. 150/-. It is Rs.75/- for SC/ST categories.

The amount has to be remitted at the Polytechnic College at the time of submission of the printout of application submitted online, along with relevant documents.

Applicants will have to exercise their options, in the order of their preference in the Online Application form for colleges and programmes. Candidates can exercise a maximum of 30 options to any combinations of programmes and institutions. 

After submitting the application online, applicant has to take the printout of the same, using the ‘Print Application’ link. It is also possible to take the print out, at a later time using the link ‘Print Submitted Application’ link. 
 
After taking the printout, the applicant has to register the hardcopy (printout), signed by candidate and parent/ guardian with required fee, at any convenient Government/ Aided Polytechnic Colleges/Self-financing Polytechnic Colleges in the state, latest by 4 pm on 31 May 2018, along with the documents as per clause 9.16 of the Prospectus. On registering, a registration number will be issued to the applicant from the Polytechnic College.  Applicants can verify the status of their application from the website in due course. Complaints if any, regarding the status of application should be brought to the notice of Principals of Polytechnic colleges where the candidate registered his/her application.

Separate applications have to be submitted remitting fee in each case for the following categories.

-For regular seats in Government/ Government Aided Programmes/ Government seats in Self Financing Programmes / Special batch of Hearing Impaired (HI) 
-for the management seats under Aided programmes to be submitted at respective Polytechnics 
-For NCC quota 
-For  Sports quota

Those seeking admission to the management seats in Self Financing Programmes should submit separate applications to the respective Institutions in the format insisted by the institutions.
There will be special batches for Hearing Impaired students at Women’s Polytechnic College, Thiruvananthapuram, Govt. Polytechnic College, Kalamassery and Kerala Govt. Polytechnic College, Kozhikode. 

The Application for Regular Seats in Government/ Government Aided Programmes/ Government Seats in Self Financing Programmes (with higher fees)/ Special Batch of Hearing Impaired (HI) can be submitted online at the website link ‘Online Submission’.  In case of Application for Management Seats under Aided Programmes, the application has to be submitted online at the website link ‘Management Seats’. 

The Applications under NCC Quota has to be submitted online at the website link ‘NCC Quota’. Applicant should take the printout and register the application (print out) with the attested copy of relevant certificates in any Government/ Govt. Aided Polytechnic College in the state by remitting the required fee. Copy of the application with attested copy of relevant certificates should be submitted to the NCC Directorate through the respective Unit Officer as per the procedure prescribed in the Prospectus. 

Applications under Sports Quota have to be submitted online at the website link ‘Sports Quota’. The application has to be registered by submitting the printout with the attested copy of relevant certificates, in any Government/ Govt. Aided Polytechnic College in the state by remitting the required fee. Copy of the application with attested copies of relevant certificates should be submitted to the Secretary, Kerala Sports Council, Thiruvananthapuram as per the procedure prescribed in the Prospectus. 

Selection: Selection is done state wise. The Procedure for Selection of candidates including calculation of weighted grade point average and index for Stream I and Stream II, Preparation of rank lists, Resolution of Tie while ranking, Centralised Allotment Process etc; are given in the Prospectus. For CBSE/ICSE applicants, the marks/grades obtained in Science will be considered for calculating grade in science in the place of Physics and Chemistry. In the case of CBSE candidates, only the certificates of Board examination shall be accepted as qualifying certificate. Such applicants shall submit an undertaking as shown in annexure XVIII at the time of admission and a copy of the same shall be submitted along with the application.

Hearing Impaired candidates with 60dB or above hearing loss in better ear, who have passed SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination, with eligibility for higher studies, are eligible to apply for admission to Special Batches for Hearing Impaired.

Provisional Rank list & Trial Allotment results will be published on 7 June 2018. The last date for appealing and submitting revised options is 12 June 2018. The selection list for allotment will be prepared on the basis of the index mark obtained, the option exercised and the reservation criteria if any. For candidates who have secured eligibility for higher studies in the second chance, 0.5 score will be deducted as the penal point for index score calculation. For the candidates who are the native of backward districts namely Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kasaragod or if they studied in VIII, IX and X standards in schools of the above districts and their qualifying examination centre belongs to above backward district, a bonus point of 1 will be awarded for the index score calculation for their selection in the respective backward district. The index score is obtained after subtracting the penal points if any and adding bonus points if any from/to the Total Grade Point Average (TGPA). 

Final Rank List & First allotment list will be published on 16 June 2018. Those getting allotment have to report/join the institutions by 4 pm on 20 June 2018. 
 
The second allotment list will be published on 25 June 2018 and reporting/joining based on second allotment has to be completed by 4 pm on 29 June 2018.

The third allotment list will be published on 2 July 2018 and the last date for Reporting / Joining based on third allotment list is 4 pm on 7 July 2018. 

The Fourth allotment list will be published on 9 July 2018 and the last date of Admission based on Fourth allotment list will be 4 pm on 11 July 2018. 

Classes for 1st semester begin on 17 July 2018 and the admission closes on 31 July 2018.

A person who has already secured admission for any one of the branches of Diploma programme in a particular academic year and joined the programme can apply and seek admission in the subsequent academic year as a fresh candidate. If selected again he/she will be permitted to join in the first semester class of the branch concerned and allowed to continue studies as a fresh candidate. Uniforms for the students in Polytechnic College including self-financing Polytechnics are compulsory. The uniform will be a combination of golden yellow shirt with black pants. Girl students are permitted to wear black churidar with golden yellow top and black waist coat. 

For more details, visit, http://www.polyadmission.org/