Duration of the Diploma
The Diploma courses will be of six semester duration
after a pass in S.S.L.C. Examination of the State.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction
in all the theory and practical subjects shall be in English.
Those students who have
passed the 10th class examination (S.S.L.C) held by the
Kerala State Board of Secondary Education or any other examination
recognized on equivalent there to by the State Board of Technical
Education Kerala State will be eligible to seek admission to Diploma
in an academic year
The hours of instructions
will be 35 periods per week consisting of 7 periods in a day for 5
days in a week.
required for obtaining eligibility to sit for the annual examination.
A candidate must secure a
minimum of 80% attendance to secure the eligibility to sit for
each annual examination.
b) In the case of those
students who for medical reasons could not obtain the above minimum
attendance, the Principal of the polytechnic at his/her discretion may
grant the eligibility to write the examination with 65% attendance or
No student who has secured
less than 65% attendance will be allowed to sit for the examination
under any circumstances.
Scheme of Examinations
and the award of marks for each subject.
a) The scheme of examination
shall consists of external end examination and internal assessment
based on periodical tests, assignments and attendance in theory
subjects and sessional work in practical subjects.
b) The total marks for end
examination in theory papers will be 100 and for practical the end
examination marks will also be 100 except in some practicals and marks
may vary depending on the importance. The scheme for each discipline
of the diploma will give details of the break up.
The scheme of sessional
marks and end examination marks are worked out for each discipline and
is given along with other details.
d) The number of subjects in
each academic year will be as follows:
1st Year - Total of
9 subjects with 2 to 3 practicals one drawing and rest theory subjects
3rd Semester - Total of up
to 7 subjects with 2 or 3 practicals ,
4th Semester - Total up to
subjects with 2 to 3 practicals and the rest theory subjects.
5th Semester - Total up
to 7 subjects with 2 to 3
practicals , project the rest theory
6th Semester - Total up
to 7 subjects with 2 to 3 practicals ,
viva,seminar and the rest theory subjects.
All the end examinations
including the drawing examination will normally be of three hours duration. In certain specialized disciplines this requirement may not
be adhered to strictly and the end examination of a longer duration
may be permitted.
7. Award of internal assessment marks:
a) In respect of
subjects the award of sessional mark will be based on tests,
assignments and attendance in the proportion of 40% for tests,
assignments and 20% attendance. There will be a minimum of five tests
and the best four of the 5 taken for final sessional marks. In the
case of assignments, there will be minimum of five assignments with
all the five taken into account for the final sessional marks.
The teachers will maintain
record of all marks awarded in respect of internal assessment. The
students can represent their grievance if any in respect of marks
awarded to the Head of department for clarification.
c) In respect of
the internal assessment shall be made based on workshop/field
work/laboratory exercises conducted, drawing plates produced and
The students are required
to keep a record of all their laboratory exercises performed by them in
the form of a laboratory record. This record has to be authenticated
by the teacher-in-charge of the laboratory and certified as the
bonafide record of the work done by the student by the Head of
Section before he is presented by the department for the
practical examinations. No student will be permitted to take any
practical examination without this bonafide certificate.
8. End Examination
a) In each theory subject and in
the drawing subject there will be an end examination in each year
conducted by the State Board of Technical Education as per the pre-announced scheme of examinations. The timetable for the
examination will also be informed to the students ahead of their
The question paper for
each theory paper (excluding the drawing papers) will consist of the
Part A - for a maximum of
containing 10 short answer type questions of 2 mark each (answer in
one or two sentences) Covering the whole subject area. There will be
no choice in Part A.
Part B - for a maximum of
consisting of 5 questions of 16 marks each with one question from each
unit. Each question will be divided into 2 parts. The student will
have 100% choice and can answer either part (i) or part (ii) of a
question. Both the parts will be from the same unit of the
The Part A and Part B will be given
together in one question paper.
For drawing subjects, the
design of question paper will be according to the needs of that
particular drawing. There will not be any short answer type question
For practical end
examinations, the State Board of Technical Education will appoint
chief examiners who will set a paper consisting of a practical
exercises. This will be used for that practical subject.
Minimum marks for a
A candidate must secure a
minimum of 40% marks in the end examination in theory and practical
examinations for a pass in each subject.
b) There will be no separate
minimum for a pass in the internal assessment but the total of marks
for end examination and internal assessment should not be less than
40% for a pass each subject.
Rules for promotion
from one year to the next
A candidate will be
allowed to go to the second year if he/she has attended the first year
class and has fulfilled the condition of attendance requirement.
A candidate will be
allowed to go the third year
class if he/she has attended the second year class and
has secured the required attendance in the second year.
Classification of successful candidates
A candidate shall be
declared to have passed the diploma course only if he/she has secured
a pass in all the theory and practical subjects in the 1st,
2nd and 3rd years of study.
There will be 3 classes of
passed candidates namely
First class with distinction
First class and
c) The division in which a
candidate will be placed will be as follows:
75% and above – First class with distinction
60% and above - First class –but below 75%
All other successful candidates second
e) A candidate will be awarded
first class or first class with distinction if he/she has passed
i) Third year
examination in one attempt and
ii) Second year
examination taking not more than two chances. However for this
purpose the candidate should have passed the second year examination
before writing the third year examination or he/she should pass the
second year examination simultaneously with the third year