The application for admission to technical high schools in Kerala for the upcoming academic year can be submitted online from Wednesday, March 15, till April through the website www.polyadmission.org/ths.
Students who have passed Class 7 can seek admission to the 39 government-owned technical high schools in the state, which provide quality training in various technical streams along with regular academics, preparing the students for lucrative jobs in the future.
Aspirants can submit more than one application to separate schools.
The academics in technical high schools would be the same as in classes 8, 9 and 10 in regular schools. But they have additional courses in technical subjects, besides practical training.
The Technical High School Certificate (THSC) is equivalent to the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC). The students will receive basic technical training in the first year while they will be extended training in the streams of their choice in the second and third years.
The medium of instruction is mainly English. An add-on course ‘Enrich Your English’ is taught in Classes 8 and 9.
The school timings are from 9 am to 4.30 pm since more time is needed for practical training. The technical high school students get 10% reservation for polytechnic college admission.
In all 3,275 seats exit in 39 technical high schools in Kerala. The schools are at Nedumangad, Neyyattinkara, Sreekaryam, Kulathupuzha, Ezhukone, Haripad, Kavalam, Krishnapuram, Pampady, Kurichi, Pala, Teekoy, Kadaplamattom, Kanjirappally, Ilanji, Mulanthuruthy, Ayavana, Varapetti, Purapuzha, Vannappuram, Adimali, Thrissur, Kodungallur, Shoranur, Palakkad, Chittoor, Kokoor, Kuttippuram, Manjeri, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Payyoli, Taliparamba, Kannur, Neruvambram, Mogralputhur, Cheruvathur, Mananthavady, and Sultan Bathery.
The classes will commence on June 1.
Those who have passed Class 7 and haven’t completed 16 years of age, as on June 1, 2023, could apply for the 2023-24 academic year admission. Seat reservations are available for Schedules Castes/Tribes, Other Backward Class, Physically Handicapped, wards of ex-servicemen, and children of military personnel in service.
If there are more applications than the number of seats in any of the schools, then the candidates will be selected based on a one-and-a-half hour entrance test scheduled at 10 am on April 12. The test will consist of objective-type questions of Class 7 standards from subjects like Mathematics, Science, English, Malayalam, Social Science, General Knowledge, and Logical Reasoning.
The results can be known at 4 pm on the same day. The admissions will be based on the performance in the test and the eligible reservations.
First-year students can’t opt for a change of school. There is no tuition fee as such. However, students have to pay Rs 45 as admission fees in the first year and Rs 180 each in all three years as fees under various heads.