Kerala Polytechnic 2020: Eligibility, Admission Process, Courses, Seat Allotment

Published: | September 18, 2019
Kerala Polytechnic Admissions 2020

Polytechnic courses are offerered under the Department of Technical Education in Kerala, and there is no entrance examination for getting admission into polytechnic courses in Kerala. All the details regarding Kerala polytechnic admission 2020 are mentioned here.

Every year, around 1.5 lakhs applications are received for admission to the polytechnic courses in Kerala polytechnic colleges. The number of seats for the polytechnic courses in various institutes in Kerala is around 13000. In this article, we will discuss everything in detail about the Kerala polytechnic admission 2020. Candidates who are interested in polytechnic admissions in Kerala can refer to this article for important dates and other information.

Various government and self-financed institutes offer polytechnic courses in Kerala. These institutes offer more than 20 diploma programmes in the field of Engineering and Technology as well as Commercial Practice and Management. The duration of polytechnic courses in Kerala is 3 years which is further divided into 6 semesters.

Eligibility Criteria for Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2020

Following are the eligibility criteria for Kerala polytechnic admission 2020:

  • Senior Secondary Level Certificate SSLC

  • Compulsory subjects in SSC are Mathematics, Science and English

Diploma Courses Offered by Kerala Polytechnic Colleges

The diploma courses offered by Kerala polytechnic colleges are as follows:

  • Diploma in Engineering/Technology
  • Diploma in Commercial Practice
  • Diploma in Computer Application and Business Management

Special Batches are conducted for hearing impaired students. These batches are conducted at Women’s Polytechnic College, Thiruvananthapuram, Govt. Polytechnic College, Kalamassery and Kerala Government. Polytechnic College, Kozhikode.

Also Read: Diploma Courses after 10th

Kerala Polytechnic Admission Process 2020

There is no entrance examination for Kerala polytechnic admission 2020. Admission is on the basis of merit. Go through the following points to apply for Kerala Polytechnic admission 2020.

Fill the Application Form: Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala issues notification for admission in diploma courses on the official website. The online application form is released in the month of May. Candidates must visit the official website of the Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala and fill the application in online mode.

Submit the Application Form: Once the application is filled in online mode, candidates must take a printout of the application and get it self attested along with the other required documents.

Register the hardcopy of the application at any Government/Aided Polytechnic Colleges in the state and pay the required application fees.

Application Fees: Candidates must submit application fees to complete the application process. It is Rs. 150 for General Category and Rs. 75 for ST/ SC Categories.

Documents Required for Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2020

Following are the documents that need to be produced at the time of Kerala polytechnic admission 2020:

  • Original SSLC/THSLC certificate or equivalent examination

  • Original Mark sheet of qualifying examination SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent along with a Photocopy

  • Original ITI/VHSE/KGCE Mark list/Certificate to avail reservation

  • Certificates to prove nativity as Keralite

  • Original of the Community certificate for SC/ ST category

  • Valid Non-Creamy layer certificate from the authority to avail Community reservation in case of SEBC

  • Physically challenged candidates must produce the original certificate of disability issued by the Medical Board and fitness certificate from the Medical Officer

  • Candidates who want educational fee concession must produce original of the income certificate

Kerala Polytechnic Seat Matrix 2020

The seat matrix for Kerala polytechnic admissions 2020 in Government and Government-Aided and Self-Financed polytechnic colleges is given in the table below:

Type of Institute

Number of Colleges


Government & Government- Aided Institute



Self-Financed Polytechnic Institutes



Newly Added Self-Financed Polytechnic Institutes



Kerala Polytechnic Seat Allotment 2020

The seat allotment for Kerala polytechnic 2020 is mentioned below:

Merit Seats: The State Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (SITTTR) allocates merit-based seats. Merit-based seats are available in both Government-Aided Polytechnic Colleges and Private Self-Financed Polytechnic Colleges.

Management Seats: These seats are filled by the concerned management. 15% intake of each branch is reserved under this category. The seats are allotted on the basis of the eligibility criteria. The list of candidates who are allotted these seats must be approved by the Regional Joint Director or the Deputy Director of the respective region.

Management Seats in Self Financing Programmes: These seats are filled by the concerned management in the Self-Financing programmes which are offered in both Self-Financing Colleges and select aided polytechnic colleges. Students who fulfil the eligibility criteria are only allotted seats.

Fee Structure for Kerala Polytechnic Colleges

The following table shows the fee structure for Kerala polytechnic colleges

Fees Structure for Government/ Aided Polytechnic Colleges

Fees Component


Admission Fee


Tuition Fee

Rs.750 per semester

Special Fee (Revenue Portion)


Special Fee (PD Portion)


Student Amenities Fee


Caution Deposit (Refundable)

Rs 500 /-

Fees Structure for Government & Management seat in self-financing Polytechnic College

Tuition Fee ( For Govt.

Quota Seats)

Rs. 22,500/- per year

For Management Seats

Rs.37,500/- per year

Examination Permanent Registration fee

Rs.1500/- per student

Special fees

Rs.2500/ per year

Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time

of issue of TC )


Interest-free deposit (Refundable at the

time of issue of TC )

Rs. 10000/

Kerala Polytechnic Important Dates 2020

Kerala polytechnic admission 2020 takes place in four slots. The application process for Kerala polytechnic 2019 is closed. Candidates who are looking forward to applying for Kerala polytechnic admission 2020 can go through the table given below:



Application process commencement date

Second week of May 2020

Application Deadline

Last week of May 2020

First allotment list/ rank list

Mid-June 2020

Second allotment list

Last week of June 2020

Third allotment list

First week of July 2020

Fourth allotment list

Second week of July

Also Read: Diploma Courses after 12th

Polytechnic is a six-semester diploma course. The course is offered in various polytechnic colleges in Kerala under the Department of Technical Education.

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