Admission in Diploma Courses :
The candidates who pass Xth 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
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 :
Academic Stream candidates should have compulsorily studied
Maths, Physics & Chemistry at 10th, + 2 level
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 10th, + 2
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.