Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Department of Technical Education, Kerala
Kerala Polytechnic Admissions 2012-2013
Applications have been invited for admission to Diploma Courses conducted by various Polytechnic Colleges under the Department of Technical Education, within the state of Kerala, for the year 2012-13.
There are two streams of Diploma Programmes. Stream I is the Diploma in Engineering / Technology and Stream II is the Diploma in Commercial Practice / Management. There will be special batches for Hearing Impaired students at Womens Polytechnic College Thiruvananthapuram, Govt. Polytechnic College Kalamasserry and at Kerala Govt. Polytechnic College Kozhikode. The list of Polytechnic Colleges and the various programmes / branches offered during the academic year 2012-13 is appended in Annexure-I of the Prospectus that can be downloaded from http://www.polyadmission.org/files/prospectus-2012-13en.pdf
All the Diploma programmes are of 6 semester duration spanning over a period of 3 years. In addition to this, for Tool & Die Diploma programme, Compulsory Twelve Month plant training is also part of the programme. All the Polytechnic Colleges follow credit based semester pattern.
Eligibility for Admission :
Applicant should be a citizen of India. Applicant should also 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 taken more than two chances (Appearances for 'Betterment' or 'SAY' Examination will not be considered as a chance), to secure eligibility for higher studies in SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examinations are not eligible for admission. Hearing Impaired candidates who have passed SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination, with eligibility for higher studies with 60dB or above hearing loss in better ear are eligible to apply for admission to Special Batches for Hearing Impaired.
A candidate 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 in another branch. If selected again the candidate will be permitted to join in the first year class of the branch concerned and allowed to continue studies as a fresh candidate.
Application is to be submitted ONLINE at http://www.polyadmission.org/ till 5 pm on 2 June, 2012. The prospectus available in English and Malayalam languages can be downloaded from this website. An applicant may apply for admission to as many districts as desired. However, only one application need be submitted for admission to Polytechnic Colleges in different districts of the state.
Applications can be submitted online from any Computer having Internet connectivity. Those who do not have access to Internet facility, may make use of the Help Desks established in all the 49 Polytechnic Colleges, free of cost, for submitting online application.
At the time of submitting applications online, applicant should keep with him/her, copies of documents to prove Eligibility, Claims for Reservations and enter the relevant details in the online application form. Claims not included in the applications will not be considered.
Applicants will also have to exercise their options, in the order of their preference in the Online Application form. Candidates can exercise options to any number of programmes / Institutions in the district. After completing the relevant entries, the Online Application form should be submitted using the link 'SUBMIT'. On submission, the applicant will be issued an Application Number which may be noted for further reference. Applicant can take the Print out of the application using the link 'PRINT APPLICATION'. The application thus printed will have the entries as submitted online and will bear the allotted Application Number. A candidate who does not take the print out of the Application immediately on submission of the online application can take the print out at a later time using the link 'PRINT SUBMITTED APPLICATION'. The Application number and Date of Birth of the candidate will be considered as the key for this facility.
The Print out of the Online Application is to be submitted / registered at any of the Polytechnic Colleges in the state, remitting the required fee, latest by 4 pm on 4th June, 2012.
The application fee is Rs. 100/- per district. For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe applicants, it is Rs.50/-. If a candidate submits application for more than one district, he/she will have to remit additional fee at the rate of Rs. 100/- for each district (Rs. 50/- each for SC/ST candidates). Required fee which will be printed in the application form should be remitted to the Principal of the Polytechnic College where he/she submits the Application Form. Applicant will be issued a Registration Number from the Polytechnic College on receiving his/her Application form. Applicants can verify their application status from the web site using the Application number, Registration Number and Date of Birth. Candidates will not be permitted to alter the entries made in the application.
Complaints if any, regarding the status of application should be brought to the notice of District Co-ordinators of the Single Window System (Principal of the Nodal Polytechnic College for the District) for Polytechnic Admissions. The names and contact details of the District Co-ordinators are given in the Website.
Those who apply under management quota for admission should submit the application to the Principal of the concerned Polytechnic College remitting the required application fee. Application for Management quota will not be considered for selection under Merit / Reservation quota. Such candidates who wish to apply under Merit / Reservation quota should submit separate application at the desired Polytechnic Colleges.
Applications against the seats reserved for Nominees from Jammu & Kashmir, Union Territories-Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshwadeep, Motor Vehicles Department, NCC Quota, and Sports Quota should be submitted to the concerned authorities as specified in the Prospectus.
The selection of candidates to Polytechnic colleges will be done district wise, with weightage for candidates from backward districts for admission to Polytechnic Colleges in their own districts. Selection of the candidate is based on the grading in SSLC / THSLC or equivalent Examination. For CBSE / ISCE candidates, the Marks / Grades obtained in Science is considered for calculating Grade in Science in the place of Physics and Chemistry. Grades / Marks of all papers of a subject will be considered separately if the subject has more than one paper in the qualifying examination.
For those who have passed qualifying examination under the old scheme (Prior to Grading system), marks will be converted to 9 point absolute grade as specified in the Prospectus at Clause 9. For those who have passed the qualifying examination under the old scheme (Prior to Grading system), and with Marks for individual papers with less than 30%, and have the eligibility for higher studies, will be considered to have passed the paper in D+ Grade for calculating the score in 9 point absolute scale. The Total Grade Value (TGV) is to be calculated by adding all the points thus obtained for all the papers. Weighted Grade Point Average will be computed for Stream I and Stream II. A bonus of 1 score will be added to the Weighted Grade Point Average (WGPA) to the candidates belonging to the districts of Kasaragod, Wayanad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Malappuram for admission to the Polytechnic Colleges in their native districts.
A penal point of 0.5 will be deducted from WGPA, for calculating the index, for candidates who have passed the qualifying examination in second chance. Index Score for a Stream will be computed by adding the bonus points to the WGPA and subtracting the penal points from the value so obtained. Separate Index score will be prepared for Stream I and Stream II. Details are available in the Prospectus.
Reservation of Seats :
Three percent of the seats available in each branch are reserved for the candidates with disabilities as stipulated in section 39, chapter VI of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995. Person with disability means person suffering from not less than 40% of disability (Loco motor disability, Hearing impaired and Blind or low vision) certified by the Medical Boards constituted by the Government of Kerala. Those applying in this category should produce a certificate from a Government Medical Officer not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon to the effect that the candidate is fit enough to undergo the programme. The selection of candidates under this category will be based on the merit in the index mark obtained and physical suitability, and not on the basis of the degree of disability.
10% of the seats available in all Engineering /Technology branches (Stream I) are reserved for the THSLC holders. 5% of the seats available in all branches are reserved for the ITI certificate holders. ITI Holders will be considered for these seats in Diploma programmes related to their trade in ITI course. The list of ITI course and the related Diploma programmes for which they will be considered for these reserved seats are given in Annexure IV of the prospectus. 2% of the seats available in each branch, subject to a minimum of one seat in each branch in all the Polytechnic Colleges are reserved for those who posses VHSE certificates. VHSE certificate Holders will be considered for these seats in Diploma programmes related to their trade in VHSE course. The list of VHSE courses and related Diploma programmes for which they will be considered for these reserved seats are given in Annexure V of the Prospectus.
In addition to the sanctioned intake, Special Reservation seats are available in Polytechnic Colleges. The number of seats available under special reservation categories is given in Annexure VI of the Prospectus. There are seats set apart for the nominees of Jammu & Kashmir, Union Territories - Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. Details are given in the Prospectus.
Seats are reserved for the children of Ex-servicemen, Dependant 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, Nominees of Motor Vehicle Department, Ceylon/Burma Repatriates, Sports Quota, NCC Quota, Orphan Quota, Persons With Disabilities, (under PWD Scheme) etc. Details are given in the Prospectus.
All the seats of Special batches for Hearing Impaired are reserved for Hearing Impaired candidates who have 60dB or above hearing loss in better ear certified by medical boards constituted by Government of Kerala. Those applying in this category should also produce a certificate from a Government Medical Officer not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon to the effect that the candidate is fit enough to undergo the course. The selection of candidate under this category will be based on the merit in the index mark obtained and physical suitability, and not on the basis of the degree of disability.
The seats against which the Department makes district wise allotment, through the nodal Polytechnic Colleges are the merit seats. Merit seats are available in all the Government / Aided Polytechnic colleges will be called Merit Seats. The seats set apart in the aided institutions; to be filled up by the Management concerned are called the Management Seats. 15% of sanctioned intake of each branch is set apart under this category. This will be filled up by the management concerned from among the eligible applicants who are having eligibility conditions as laid down in the relevant clause of the Prospectus and the selection list should be got approved by Regional Joint Director / Deputy Director of the respective region.
Mandatory seats :
Leaving the seats set apart for Management Quota for the Aided Institutions and reservations, the remaining seats will be distributed among Open Merit, SEBC , SC and ST.
Open merit in the district : 64% of the seats will be filled up purely on merit in the district irrespective of the category/ community to which the candidate belongs. The remaining 36% of the seats will be reserved (in percentage) for Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC), Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as follows: (i) Ezhava / Thiyya-9, (ii) Muslims -8 (iii) Kudumbi-1 (iv) Other Backward Hindus – 5 (v) Latin Catholics Other than Anglo Indians – 2 (vi) Other Backward Christians – 1 (vii) Scheduled Castes – 8 (viii) Scheduled Tribes – 2.
Applicants belonging to SEBC whose annual family income is up to Rs. 4.5 Lakhs are eligible for the reservation under this category. The names of castes and communities under SEBC are given in Annexure VII. Candidates belonging to Ezhava, Muslim, Kudumbi, Other Backward Hindus, Latin Catholic other than Anglo Indian and Other Backward Christian communities claiming reservation under SEBC quota should invariably produce both community and income certificates obtained from the concerned Village Officer.
Applicants claiming reservation under "Latin Catholic other than Anglo Indian" quota should produce a community certificate from the concerned Village officer specifying that they belong to "Latin Catholic other than Anglo Indian Community". Details related to reservation under SEBC for children of inter-caste married couples are given in the Prospectus. Candidates claiming reservation under Scheduled Castes / Scheduled tribes quota should obtain the caste/ community certificate from the concerned Tahsildar. The names of castes and communities under SC/ST categories are given in Annexure VII.
Provisional rank list & Trial allotment :
The Provisional rank list prepared and the results of a trial allotment will be published in the website on 6th June, 2102. Applicants may verify their individual rank in the list through the link provided in the website using their Application Number and Registration Number and satisfy themselves regarding their position in the list, such as inclusion under different categories, eligibility for Community / Special reservation, Option details submitted, etc. If candidate has any complaint in this regard, he/she should approach the District Co-ordinator of the Single Window Admission, with specific request within 3 days after publication of the list, for necessary action. Complaint received thereafter will not be entertained. Applicant may also check the trial allotment to get an idea about the chances of getting allotment to a programme and college based on options exercised along with the application form and the rank of the candidate. Inclusion in Trial allotment list does not guarantee that the candidate will get an allotment in a Polytechnic College and programme. Applicant has the facility to submit revised options if required, to the Principal of the Polytechnic College where the Original application was submitted, in the Prescribed Form given as Annexure XVII of the Prospectus, latest by 8th June, 2012, for necessary action. Revised options received thereafter will not be entertained.
Final Rank List & First Allotment :
The Final Rank list prepared will be published in the Website on 12th June, 2012. Applicant may verify their individual rank in the list through the link provided in the website using his/her Application Number and Registration Number. Along with the Publication of Provisional Rank list, First allotment will be done. Final Rank list and Allotment will be based on the Rank of the candidate & Options/Revised options received.
Inclusion of name in the rank list will not entitle the applicant for admission for the programme, unless the applicant satisfies the rules regarding the eligibility for admission as laid down in the Prospectus. If any information or documents furnished along with the application by a candidate are found false or ineligibility for admission detected before or after admissions, candidature of the applicant will be withdrawn and admission if any given will be cancelled.
Admissions based on the select list will be between 13th and 15th June, 2012. First counseling& admission (District wise) at nodal Polytechnic College will be from 21.6.2012 to 23.6.2012. Classes for first semester begin on 27th June, 2012. Second counseling& admission (District wise) at Nodal Polytechnic College will be from 28.6.2012 to 30.6.2012. Admissions close on 3rd July, 2012.
No inter institutional transfers will be permitted in the first year after the closing of the admissions. Inter district and institutional transfer will be allowed only in second year of the diploma programme as per G.O (Rt) No. 654/03/H.Edn, dated 12.05.2003. All candidates selected for admission and their guardians should give a combined undertaking in the prescribed format (Annexure XV) that he/she was not involved in any ragging activity in the past and that he/she would not indulge in it in future. If the undertaking is violated, the students would be liable to be expelled. (Directives of the Hon. Supreme Court of India)
Uniforms for the students 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.
For more details, visit : http://www.polyadmission.org/ and also refer to the Prospectus.