Lateral Entry Scheme is intended to admit meritorious Diploma holders to the Second
Year/Third Semester of the B.Tech courses to acquire a Degree in Engineering. Lateral
Entry Scheme is approved by Government of Kerala as per G.O (Ms) No.156/2002
/H.Edn dated 13.11.2002 for 10% of the sanctioned seats in addition to total seats. In
order to maintain uniformity among various schemes of Diploma holders, AICTE has
suggested a state level Entrance Examination for the selection.
The fee details in various colleges is as given below;
I. In Government Engineering Colleges Tuition fee- Rs.6,000/-Special fee Rs.2000/-(per year)
II. In Government Controlled Self – Financing Colleges Tuition fee- Rs.35,000/-(Per year)
III. In Private Self-Financing Colleges Tuition fee- Rs.50,000/-(Per year), [Special fee –Rs.25000/-
(Per year) is applicable only to 50% of the candidates admitted to the institution belonging to
higher income group]
Students will be liable to pay all other fees and other charges as per statutes.
Eligibility for writing the Entrance Test
1. Candidates who have passed Diploma in Engineering/ Technology awarded by the State
Board of Technical Education, or Institutions under Govt. of India after undergoing
regular course of 3 years in an approved institution are eligible for writing the Entrance Test.
All candidates should produce a certificate showing the duration of the course and
the details of the certificate issuing authority properly authenticated by the head of
institution concerned, in the space provided in the body of the application form.
2. Those who are appearing for the final year Diploma Examination are also eligible to
apply subject to the condition that they will produce the Qualifying Certificate (Original
or Provisional) at the time of Admission.
Application forms and prospectus are available in the websites -www.dtekerala.gov.in-www.tekerala.org
Application fee is Rs.750/- for general candidates and
Rs.375/- for SC/STcandidates, which can be paid in ‘Shakti Account’ of the Joint Controller of Technical
Examination from any branch of State Bank of Travancore. ST candidates whose annual
income is below Rs.40, 000/- are exempted from paying application fee on condition that they
produce income certificate for the same.
Submission of Application:
Applications are to be submitted online and the downloaded application form duly
filled up along with the relevant certificates and Shakti Challan form should reach The
Joint Controller of Technical Examinations, Kaimanam, Thiruvananthapuram- 695040 by
Registered Post / in Person. The last date for the receipt of application is as per the schedule.