DTE Kerala B.Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2012
DTE Kerala B.Tech Lateral Entry Admission 2012
Director of Technical Education (DTE), Kerala has invited applications for admission to the Second Year/Third Semester of the BTech courses under Lateral Entry Scheme, for 2012. The scheme envisages admitting meritorious Diploma holders to 10% of the sanctioned seats for BTech, in addition to total seats, to enable them to acquire a Degree in Engineering.
The admission will be subject to regulations of the Universities concerned and will be based on the list prepared based on an objective type entrance test to be conducted by the Joint Controller of Technical Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram as per the provisions of the Prospectus for B Tech Lateral Entry.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should have passed Diploma in Engineering awarded by the State Board of Technical Education or Equivalent after undergoing regular course of three years study in an approved institution. Those who are appearing for the final year Diploma examination are also eligible to apply subject to the condition that they shall produce the provisional certificate at the time of admission.
Maximum age as on the last date of submission of application will be 28 years. Non-Keralities are also eligible to apply but their admission will be restricted to the Private Self financing institutions & non-Government seats in the Government controlled Self-financing institutions.
Candidates will be admitted only to the branch of Engineering as per the equivalency given in Annexure A of the Prospectus that can be downloaded from http://www.dtekerala.gov.in/downloads/prosbtech.pdf
Reservation of seats: All seats under Lateral Entry scheme in Government Engineering Colleges will be allotted as Government seats. The availability of Government seats in Government controlled and other Private Self-Financing Engineering Colleges will be announced before ensuing online admission. 15% of seats under Lateral Entry are reserved as Management seats in Aided Engineering Colleges and remaining 85% will be allotted as Government seats.
Communal reservation for candidate belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBC) and SC/ST category will be followed as per usual norms (Ezhava-9%, Muslim-8%, Latin Catholic other than Anglo Indian-2%, B.H-5%, Backward Christian-1%, Kudumbi-1%, Scheduled Caste-8% and Scheduled Tribe-2%). 3% seats are reserved for physically disabled candidates. Candidates claiming reservation under physically disabled quota shall have a minimum of 40% disability. A disability Certificate from the District Medical Board has to be attached along with the application. Such candidates are also directed to produce a certificate obtained from a Medical officer not below the rank of Assistant surgeon to ensure the fitness of candidates to undergo the course.
One seat each is reserved for Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology branch for defence quota. For claiming reservation in this quota, relevant certificate should be attached. 80% of the available seats in Information Technology branch are reserved for the Diploma Holders in Information Technology.
Applicants belonging to SEBC whose annual family income (annual income of all members in the family from all sources taken together) is up to Rs.4.5 lakhs are eligible for reservation under this category. Candidates claiming reservation under SEBC category should produce both community and income certificates obtained from the concerned village officer in the space provided in the body of the application form. The candidates claiming reservation under SC/ST quota should produce community certificate in the space provided in the body of the application form. In the absence of SC/ST candidates, their seats will be filled from OEC category and they have to furnish community and income certificates from the Village Officer in the space provided in the body of the application form.
Candidates who are not eligible for communal reservation benefit and who wish to be considered for any scholarship/concession based on the family income that may be announced by Government/College/Admitting Authority at any time after the submission of application should also submit the income certificate, from the concerned authorities at the time of submission of application itself.
Application Forms: Application forms and prospectus are available atwww.dtekerala.gov.in
Application Fees: Application fee is Rs.750/- for General candidates and Rs.375/- for SC/ST candidates. The fee can be paid in ‘Shakti Account’ of the Joint Controller of Technical Examination at any branch of State Bank of Travancore. ST candidates, whose annual income is below Rs. 40, 000/-, are exempted from payment of application fee subject to production of income certificate.
Applications are to be submitted online. This can be done till 11.2.2012. The downloaded application form duly filled up along with the relevant certificates and Shakti chalan form should reach The Joint Controller of Technical Examinations, Kaimanam, Thiruvananthapuram - 695040, by Registered Post or in person, latest by 5 pm on 25.2.2012.
Entrance Examination: Admission to B Tech Lateral Entry will be based on an objective type Entrance Examination to be held from 10 am to 12 pm on 28.4.2012, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Thirur, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kannur. Admit Cards for the Examination can be downloaded from www.dtekerala.gov.in or www.tekerala.org from 21.04.2012 to 27.04.2012.
The Entrance Test will be on selected subjects of first year B.Tech course and English language as per the scheme and syllabus given in Annexure D of the Prospectus and will have 120 objective type questions from English, Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, IT and Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering.
For English, out of the 10 marks to be awarded, 5 marks will be for questions based on a given passage and remaining 5 marks for Basic Grammar and General English of +2 Standards. Sample questions are there in the Prospectus. Each correct answer will fetch 3 marks. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Marking of more than one bubble against a question will be considered as a wrong answer. Erasing, overwriting, partial marking etc may also be treated as incorrect answer. No deduction of mark will be made for unanswered questions.
The rank list will be prepared based on this Entrance Test. Candidates should secure a minimum of 15% marks in the entrance test to become eligible for the inclusion in the rank list.
Resolution of tie for preparing the ranked list: If there is any tie of marks, those with higher score in Mathematics will be placed higher in rank. If tie still exists, candidates with higher score in English will be placed higher in rank. If there is any further tie, age of the candidate will be taken into account and the older will be placed in higher ranking than the younger one.
Allotment: The allotment of seats will be made by the Director of Technical Education in accordance with the rank in the Entrance Examination and availability of seats in the various categories through the website www.dtekerala.gov.in, according to the options given by the candidates. Those who are eligible for admission, as per the rank list, will have to enter their options online between 20.5.2012 to 5 pm on 9.6.2012. After each allotment there will be provision for rearranging the options. A candidate getting an allotment will have to join the particular institution. He/She will be considered for further allotments. Once the candidate gets an allotment, all the lower options will automatically be cancelled and re-allotment will only be done based on higher options only. If a candidate is satisfied with the allotment he/she gets in a particular allotment and if he/she does not want to be considered for further allotments, he/she will have to cancel all the remaining options within the stipulated time.
Equivalency of Branches showing the Specialization in Diploma Course and the Branch Equated to B.Tech Course is given as Annexure A of the Prospectus.
For more details, please visit www.dtekerala.gov.in/downloads/prosbtech.pdf