The admission criteria is the same as applicable to other Government / Government aided colleges that conduct the diploma courses which is given here under for reference.
Admission in Diploma Courses :
The candidates who pass X Standard or equivalent examinations with Mathematics and Science subjects are eligible for admission into Polytechnic Colleges and Special Institutions (except for few special courses) whereas candidates who pass XII Standard or equivalent examinations only are eligible for admission into Hotel Management and Catering Technology Institutions. There is no age restriction to join the Diploma Courses with effect from the academic year 2004 - 2005. Special Reservation is being given to the following category for admission in Government Polytechnic Colleges :
(i) Son and Daughter of Ex-Servicemen
(ii) Physically Handicapped People
(iii) Son and Daughter of Burma / Ceylon repatriates
(iv) Candidates sponsored by other States
(v) Son, Daughter, Grandson and Granddaughter of Freedom Fighters
(vi) Sports Quota - Participants of State Level and National Level Competitions only The candidates have to apply in separate form prescribed for admissions under special reservation, to DOTE. All admissions under special reservations will be done only by DOTE. Usually Notification for general admission into Government Institutions is being given by the Directorate in leading dailies at the time of publication of X Standard (Tamil Nadu) results and the last date for receipt of such applications will be fixed somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd week of June. The candidates belonging to Tamilnadu only can apply for the general admission in Government and Government - Aided Institutions. The candidates have to obtain and submit separate applications for separate institutions. The application form received from one institution cannot be used to apply for another institution. The filled - up application forms have to be submitted to the concerned institution on or before the prescribed due date. Applications received after the due dates will be summarily rejected.
Lateral Entry Admissions :
For Lateral Entry into the Second year (III Semester) of the three year diploma courses, the candidates shall be required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (Academic or Vocational) of 10 plus 2 pattern, with the following conditions :
(i) Academic Stream candidates should have compulsorily studied Maths, Physics & Chemistry at 10 + 2 level
(ii) Vocational Stream candidates should have studied either Maths or Physics or Chemistry as one of the subjects of study along with the related Vocational Subject (Theory & Practical) at 10 + 2 level. Their intake is restricted to 20% (10% for Academic + 10% for Vocational) of the sanctioned intake of the I Year Diploma Courses. The candidates belonging to Tamilnadu State only are eligible to apply for the lateral entry admissions in Government & Government - Aided Institutions. There is no age limit for the admission. Usually Notification is being given for general admission into Government Institutions in leading dailies at the time of publication of +2 results of Tamil Nadu and the last date for receipt of such applications will be fixed somewhere in the last week of May / first week of June. Applications received by the institutions after the prescribed due dates will not be accepted on any ground.
Readmission of Candidates :
A student who had discontinued his / her studies in the middle of a semester or who had not appeared for Board Examination of current semester of study, can apply and get readmission in the same semester in the following or subsequent academic years if he / she desires to complete the Course and satisfies the following conditions :
(i) The candidate should not have exhausted the total period of study permitted (SIX years for full time, SIX AND A HALF years for Sandwich and SEVEN years for part time - [J SCHEME] candidates from the year of admission in first year) to complete the course (Refer 2.7).
(ii) He / She, on readmission, should be able to complete his / her full course of study within the above stipulated total period. A candidate who had discontinued his / her studies continuously or in spells for more than 3 years shall not be recommended for readmission.
(iii) A candidate who had received his / her transfer certificate (T.C.) on his / her own from one institution without getting proper transfer orders from the office of Chairman, Board of Examination, can not apply for readmission to any other institution. He / She has to be readmitted only in the old institution and application for transfer to any other institution has to be submitted through the parent institution only.
(iv) A candidate who had been expelled from one institution, for any reason, shall not be admitted into any other institution. Readmission proposals shall not be sent for such candidates, by the new institution.
(v) A candidate who had been debarred from writing Board’s Examinations for his / her involvement in any malpractice, shall not be allowed to continue his / her studies or readmitted in any other institution until the period of punishment is over. And till then, the institution shall not issue Transfer Certificate or Course completion Certificate to such candidates.
(vi) A candidate, whose petition is pending in any court with respect to his / her admission /exam results / punishments etc. and who had discontinued the studies shall not be readmitted in the institution without getting the prior permission of the Chairman, Board of Studies and Examinations.
(vii) Readmissions are not permissible in First year for regular students and in third semester for lateral entry students, who have not written any Board Examination, before their discontinuance of study. They have to forego their candidature and seek admission again afresh. A last date, usually 15 days after the day of re-opening of Institutions for the semester, is being fixed and announced for the readmission of students. The Principals can themselves readmit the candidates who apply for their readmission on or before the prescribed due date in the semester / year in which they had discontinued, if they satisfy all the conditions specified above and send the proposal to the office of the Chairman, Board of Examinations in the standard format with necessary documents for approval and ratification. The Principals may permit such readmitted students to attend the classes, without waiting for the receipt of approval orders from the Chairman’s office, after obtaining an undertaking from the candidates to the effect that they will abide to the decision of the Chairman, Board of Examinations.[Annexure - III : Readmission Format] The percentage of attendance for the readmitted candidates shall be calculated from the actual date of their readmission, but on no account based on any date later than the prescribed last date for readmission. Even if a student starts attending the classes on a later date, after submitting his/ her request letter before the due date, his / her percentage of attendance shall be calculated based on the total number of working days from the prescribed last date for readmission. The proposal for readmission has to be submitted by the Principal of the institution, in the standard format only. The request letter given by the student shall not be simply forwarded to the Chairman without furnishing the particulars in the format. The applications with the proposal should reach the Chairman’s office within 7 days from the last date prescribed for readmission. A student seeking readmission into a particular semester should enclose the Xerox copy of his / her mark sheet of the just previous semester he / she had completed before discontinuing his / her studies and that copy has to be sent along with the readmission proposal. Arrear Mark Sheets or mark sheets with ALL ABSENT shall not be sent as evidence for their appearance in Board’s Examination.