Admissions open for Technical High Schools, 3,275 seats across Kerala

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Technical high schools provide quality training in various technical streams along with regular academics, preparing the students to secure well-paying jobs in the future. The Directorate of Technical Education of the Kerala Government runs the technical high schools in the State.

Students who have passed class seven can seek admission in the 39 government-owned technical high schools in Kerala . The application for the upcoming academic year can be submitted from Wednesday, March 16 until 6 April.

The classes will begin on 1 June.

In all 3,275 seats are available in 39 technical high schools in Kerala. They are at Nedumangad, Neyyatinkara, Sree Karyam, Kulathupuzha, Ezhukon, Haripad, Kavalam, Krishnapuram, Pampady, Kurichi, Pala, Teekoy, Kadaplamattom, Kanjirapally, Ilanji, Mulanthuruthy, Ayavana, Varapetti, Purapuzha, Vannapuram, Adimali, Thrissur, Kodungallur, Shornur, Palakkad, Chittoor, Kokkoor, Kuttipuram, Manjeri, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Payyoli, Thaliparamba, Kannur, Neruvambram, Mogralputhur, Cheruvathur, Mananthavady and Sultan Bathery.

How to apply
The candidates can log into for online application and to download the prospectus. Aspirants can submit more than one application to separate schools.

Those who have passed class seven and hasn’t completed 16 years of age as 1 June 2022 could apply for admission. Reservations are available for Scheduled Castes/Tribes, other eligible communities, Persons with Disabilities, wards of ex–servicemen and wards of serving men.

The selection will be based on an entrance test that has been scheduled on 7 April. Students who are studying in the first year will not be allowed to change schools.

There is no tuition fee.

THSC on par with SSLC
The academics in technical high schools would be same as classes 8, 9 and 10 in regular schools. However, they have additional courses in technical subjects and practical training too. The Technical High School (THS) certificate is equally valid as the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC). Basic technical training would be provided in the first year. Meanwhile, the students would receive special training in the streams of their choice in the second and third years.

English would mainly be the medium of instruction.

For polytechnic admission, THSC students are provided 10% reservation — around 1,200 seats — in total seats.

Add–on course
The students of classes 8 and 9 can choose an add–on course called ‘Enrich Your English’.

School timings
The school timings are from 9 am to 4.30 pm as more time is required for practical training.

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