Kerala Polytechnic Admissions 2021- Application Procedure and Prospectus

Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala has started the application procedure for the Six Semester Diploma Programmes conducted by various Polytechnic Colleges under the Department of Technical Education and IHRD within the state of Kerala for the academic year 2021-22. Detailed instructions about the admission process is given below.

Important Points to remember in Single Window Admission to Polytechnic Colleges 2021-22

  • The submission of applications will be online through the website
  • There will be no entrance examination, the selection will be based on the index marks of the candidates calculated based on the SSLC/ THSLC marks and applicable reservations.
  • Last date for application is 10th August 2021.
  • Application fee can be paid online (General Category Rs. 150/- and SC/ ST category Rs.75/-.
  • No need to submit any physical documents in the application process.
  • Candidates can verify the status of their applications on the website.
  • The Centralised Allotment Process will be done through the Single Window System (SWS)


SI. No.ActivityDate
1Online Submission  of Application begins28.07.2021
2Online Submission of Application ends10.08.2021
3Publication of Provisional Rank list and Trial Allotment14.08.2021
4Last date for online correction of Applications18.08.2021
5Publication of Final Rank List and First Allotment           I          25.08.2021
6Last Date of Reporting/Joining based on allotment list              31.08.2021
7Second allotment04.09.2021
8Last date of reporting/ joining based on 2nd allotment08.09.2021
I           9Third allotment11.09.2021
10Commencement of First semester class & Induction Programme15.09.2021
11Last date of reporting/ joining based on 3rd allotment16.09.2021
12First Spot Admission (District wise at Nodal Polytechnic Colleges)22.09.2021 to 25.09.2021
13Second Spot admission (if any)28.09.2021 to 29.09.2021
14Admission closes30.09.2021


There will be two streams of diploma programmes.
Stream 1: Diploma in Engineering & Technology.
Stream 2: Diploma in Commercial Practice and Diploma in Computer Application & Business Management.

The list of Polytechnic Colleges and the various programmes / branches offered during the academic year 2021-22 is available here

The online application process through is applicable to Merit seats available in all the Government / Aided Polytechnic Colleges/ Government Controlled Self financing Polytechnic Colleges(IHRD) /Private Self financing Polytechnic Colleges.

Eligibility for Admission

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate should be a native of Kerala or have undergone the 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.
  • The candidate should have passed SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination, with eligibility for higher studies.
  • Candidate who has taken more than two chances to secure eligibility for higher studies in SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examinations is not eligible for admission. Appearances for “Betterment” or “SAY” examination will not be considered as a chance.
  • For CBSE/ICSE/Open school candidates the Marks/Grades obtained in Science is considered for calculating grade in the place of Physics and Chemistry. As per Circular No. Acad 03/2019 dated 10th January 2019, CBSE school candidates who have passed qualifying examination with MathematicsStandard are only eligible to apply for stream I and stream II.

Prospectus & Application Fee

The prospectus is available here for download
The application fee shall be Rs. 150/-. (For scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates, it shall be Rs. 75/-).The application fee shall be remitted online while submitting the application.

Reservation of Seats

Reservation of seats are available for the following catagories of candidates provided they possess the requisite educational qualifications.

  • Differently abled (Persons with Disabilities):
  • THSLC holders:
  • VHSE Candidates
  • Nominees from Union Territory of Andaman &Nicobar Islands [AN]
  • Nominees from Lakshadweep
  • Children of Ex-Servicemen
  • Dependent of Defence personnel Killed/ Missing/ Disabled in action
  • Children of Serving Defence Personnel
  • Children of CRPF Personnel
  • Anglo Indian Community
  • Certificate holders in Textile Technology
  • Transgender candidates
  • Nominees of Motor Vehicle Department
  • Sports Quota
  • NCC Quota
  • Orphan Quota
  • Economically Weaker Sections in general category (EWS)

50% of the seats will be filled up purely on merit irrespective of the category/community to which the candidate belongs.

General Conditions

  • Candidates have to submit the applications as detailed in the prospectus.
  • The rank list will be prepared based on the index mark and the allotment list will be prepared on the basis of the index mark, option exercised and applicable reservation, if any.
  • For candidates who have secured eligibility for higher studies in the second chance, a penal point of 0.5 will be deducted for index score calculation.
  • Prescribed uniform is compulsory on all days for students of Polytechnic Colleges

Submission of Applications

Application for admission shall be submitted online through the website”.

Online Help Desks are set up at all Polytechnic Colleges. Trained staff members are deputed at the Help Desk to assist the candidates in filling the application form

  • Fill up the applications online at the website link “ONLINE SUBMISSION”.
  • Remit the application fee online.
  • You will receive SMS on your registered mobile on the successful submission of your application. Candidates can take print out of the application at any time.
  • For assistance, kindly call the online Help Desk set up at any Polytechnic College (No need to submit the hard copy of the application).

Centralised Allotment Process (CAP)

  • The Centralised Allotment Process will be done through the Single Window System (SWS) of allotment to give allotment to various programmes and Polytechnic Colleges, based on the options/re-options exercised by the candidates. Candidates can exercise options to a maximum number of 30 of his/her choice (programme and institution combination)
  • There will be three allotments. The allotment list will be published in the website Separate Memo will not be sent to the selected candidates.

Documents to be submitted at the time of Admission

Candidates need to produce the following documents/ certificates in original at the time of admission. Candidates WILL NOT be given any chance to produce the original documents/certificates after the date of admission. Certificates issued by the competent authorities of Kerala State or as notified by the Government from time to time will only be considered.

  1. ADHAAR Card
  2. Proof of date of birth (Original certificate of SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination.)
  3. Proof of educational qualification (Original mark list of qualifying examination SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent with a Photocopy of it.)
  4. To claim reservation for VHSE (Original VHSE Certificate)
  5. To claim bonus point in case of candidate belonging to aspirational district, If any
  6. Certificates to avail community reservation as SC/ ST/ SEBC/ Intercaste Marriage etc, if applicable.
  7. Certificates to avail special reservation under clause 5, if applicable
  8. Certificates to avail reservation Under “Person with Disabilities”, if applicable\
  9. Certificates to avail reservation under EWS.

Fee Details

Tution fee for the various programmes in Polytechnic Colleges will be as follows.

  • Government/ Aided- Rs. 830/ Year
  • Self Financing/ IHRD- 18000/ Year
  • Govt. Quota seats in Self Financing Colleges- Rs.22500 / Year
  • Management Quota seats in Self Financing Colleges- Rs.37500 / Year

Important Links to download supporting documents of Single Window Admission to Polytechnic Colleges 2021-22

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