Candidates who wish to apply should be an Indian citizen.
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Holders will be treated on par with Indian citizens for the purpose of admission only.
A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a Keralite only for the purpose of eligibility for admission.
Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre come under this category and should produce a certificate from the competent authority showing that the parent of the candidate is an AIS officer allotted to Kerala cadre.
3. Non-Keralite Category-I (NK-I): A candidate who is not of Kerala origin but fulfils anyone of the following conditions will be categorised as 'Non-Keralite Category I(NK I).
candidate who has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of 5 years within the period of 12 years of study and is a non keralite.
candidate who has studied in Kerala from Class VIII to XII and is not of Kerala Origin
candidate who has studied 10+2 in Kerala and whose parents are Non- Keralites belonging to the Government of India/Defence Service, posted to Kerala.
candidate who has studied 10+2 in Kerala and whose parents are Non- Keralites serving/served Government of Kerala for a minimum period of two years Iincluding the period of study of the qualifying exam).
3. Non-Keralite Category-II (NK-II):
Candidates who do not belong to the ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non- Keralite Category-I’ will be considered as ‘Non-Keralite Category-II'. Such candidates can apply ONLY to the ‘State Merit’ seats in the Private Self-financing Engineering Colleges in the State or the "Management Quota" seats in Self-financing Engineering institutions under Government control.
4. Eligibility Criteria for Engineering courses:
For B.Tech (Ag. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg.) and B.Tech (Dairy Science. & Technology):
Candidates must have passed the HSC exam of Kerala or equivalent from a recognized board.
They must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50 % marks in aggregate in Physics and Chemistry
5. Eligibility for Diploma Holders in Engineering:
Candidates who have passed a Diploma in engineering or equivalent are also eligible.
Such a Diploma in engineering must have been recognized by the State Board of Technical Education.
They must have undergone a minimum 3 year institutional course from an AICTE recognized institution.
They must have obtained a minimum of 50% in the final year of such a course
Eligibility Criteria For B.Tech. (D.Sc. & Tech):
Candidates must have passed the HSC exam of Kerala, or equivalent with 50 % marks in Mathematics or Biology
They must have secured an aggregate of 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology
They will be required to pursue a make-up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be.
Note: Diploma Holders in Engineering will not be considered for admission to the Engineering Colleges affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University and Kerala