The Directorate of Technical Education is the monitoring and controlling body for the admissions to Diploma and Degree courses in Karnataka. As regards to the admissions to the degree program a separate Cell has been set up by the Govt. of Karnataka to take up this gigantic task. All the latest information about admissions to Engineering degree programs are available in the web-site of Karnataka Examination Authority.
The common admission to 1st year Diploma for Aided Polytechnics who have surrendred their seats will be conducted by Department Of Technical Education (DTE) in co-ordination with Karnataka Examination Authority, Bangalore(KEA) and National Informatics Center(NIC). The admission process usually starts with the issue of the notification for admission by the Directorate in leading news papers of the State. The advertisement generally appears in and around the dates of announcement of Secondary School Leaving Certificate results conducted by the State Govt. It may be some time in the last week of April or First week of May or around that period. The announcement is also made on the website http://dte.kar.nic.in and www.kea.kar.nic.in of the Directorate. The polytechnic websites will also carry the details of admission notification in their respective sites.
The prescribed Application Form along with the Information Brochure will be available in KEA & DTE websites www.kea.kar.nic.in & www.dte.kar.nic.in respectively. Candidates shall download the Application Form and Brochure from the website and fill up the Application as per the instructions.Admission to diploma courses is based on merit in each category of reservation. Out of the total seats 50% of the seats are reserved for various groups of the society. Remaining 50% of the seats are allotted based on the marks scored in the SSLC for technical Courses. All the Details of admission to Diploma courses are available in the Admission Brochure.From 2017-18, Government has given permission to Department of Technical Education to follow "Online Interactive councelling " admission process.
Candidates who have passed SSLC or Equivalent Examination with 35% of marks in aggregate and should have passed JTS (3 years course) / ITI (2 Years Course) recognised by Govt. of Karnataka are only eligible for seats reserved under JTS / ITI quota. Admission will beconsidered only for the candidates coming under JTS quota and ITI quota for Diploma First semester courses.
Fee structure for the diploma courses in Government & Aided polytechnics in the state is mentioned below as per the Government order No. ED 119 TPE 05 , dt: 18/10/2005. and G.O. No. ED 10 TPE 2012, Dated:29-05- 2012 and G.O. No. ED 64 TPE 2016, Dated:21-06-2016.
|Sl. NO.||Category Claimed by the Candidate||Income Limit||Fee to be paid|
|2.50 to 10.00 Lakhs||2,535/-|
* The Candidates have to pay 40/- towards NSS in institutes only where Additional Self-financed NSS unit is willing to establish when NSS unit exists.
** The Candidates have to pay 50/- towards NSS in institutes where Self-financed NSS unit is willing to establish when NSS unit does not exist.
***Atleast minimum one NSS unit must be existing in every Polytechnic.