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Eligibility

Engineering  courses:

 

The Prospectus published by the commissioner for entrance examinations must be read carefully and the rules and conditions specified there in are applicable to all, except otherwise stated.

 

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission. However candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 45% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/ Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, the marks obtained in Computer Science shall be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry and Computer Science, the marks obtained in Biotechnology shall be considered. In case, the candidate has not studied Chemistry, Computer Science and Biotechnology, the marks obtained in Biology shall be considered. The marks as shown in the mark list of the Board of Examination obtained from the respective Higher Secondary Board shall be considered for academic eligibility.

 

Note:-

 

(i) In two year Kerala Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised

equivalent thereto with two year course where the Board Examinations are conducted in both years, the total marks of two years in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility.

 

(ii) In Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto where Board Examinations are conducted only at the end of 12th class (final year), the marks in the respective subjects as shown in the mark lists of the respective Higher Secondary Boards will be considered for academic eligibility.

 

(iii) For all other type of Higher Secondary courses or examinations recognised equivalent thereto, the marks of the respective subjects as shown in the mark list of the respective Board of Examinations will be considered for academic eligibility.

 

The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala.

 

 In the case of nominees of Government of India and nominees of reciprocal quota seats who are selected on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination, the academic eligibility as specified in clause 6.2.2 (a) is applicable.

Relaxation in marks :

For all the courses, candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (as per G.O. (P) No. 208/66/Edn dated 02.05.1966, GO(MS) No. 10/2014/BCDD dated:23.05.2014, GO (P) No. 1/2015/BCDD dated: 01.01.2015 and amendments thereof), will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology and 45% marks in the case of Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.

 

. The relaxation in marks in the Qualifying Examinations available to SEBC and PD Candidates will not be applicable to the admissions under Management Quota in Private Self Financing Engineering Colleges/Government Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges. Biotechnology will not be considered for the courses for academic eligibility as specified in clauses 6.2.1 (a) (ii), 6.2.1 (a) (iv) & 6.2.1 (b). Optional subjects are the subjects specified in Clauses 6.2.1, 6.2.2 & 6.2.3 for the respective courses. The relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination extended to SEBC candidates only will be applicable to OEC candidates even if they are allotted against the unavailed seats of SC/ST quota. Also refer clause 5.4.3 (f). 6.2.5 (i) Candidates who have appeared for the Higher Secondary or equivalent examination will be permitted to take the Entrance Examinations provisionally. The candidates should have appeared for the qualifying examination before taking the Entrance Examination. Such candidates should prove their academic eligibility on the date of admission. (Refer Clauses in prospectus issued by Commissioner for entrance examinations)

 

Candidates who have qualified in the Engineering Entrance Examination should submit their marks online through the Official website www.cee.kerala.gov.in  and forward the true copy of the mark list of final year of the qualifying examination, duly attested by a gazetted officer so as to reach the Office of the CEE on or before 05.06.2017.

 

 Candidates who have only appeared or are appearing for the BSc. Degree Examination, are not eligible to apply No rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is permitted. For example, a score of 50 marks out of 100 or 150 marks out of 300 alone will be considered as 50% marks and scores of 45 out of 100 or 135 out of 300 alone will be considered as 45% marks for determining eligibility.

 

AGE:

 Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on the 31st December 2017. No relaxation in the minimum age will be allowed. There is no upper age limit for KEAM–2017.

 

Liquidated damages

 

Levying amount towards liquidated damages from candidates discontinuing their studies:

 

(i) If any candidate admitted against ‘Government’ seats in courses other than MBBS/BDS in Government/ Aided/ Government Controlled Self-financing/Private Self-financing/KAU/KVASU/KUFOS Colleges, discontinues the studies after the closing of admissions in the same academic year, to join other Courses /Colleges or for other purposes, he/she is liable to pay liquidated damages of Rs.75, 000/- (Rupees seventy five thousand only). In all such cases the Transfer Certificate will be issued only after remitting the liquidated damages to the admitting authority concerned. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OEC are exempted from this rule. Candidates belonging to ‘Keralite’ category, as per Clause 6.1 (i), whose annual family income is below Rs.75,000/- and who have submitted Income Certificate along with the printout of the application for admission to Professional Degree Courses 2017 will also be exempted from payment of Liquidated damages.

 

Candidates who are transferred from one institution to another as per proceedings of the University concerned are exempted from payment of liquidated damages. The students admitted in Government/Management seats in Professional Colleges who discontinue their studies to join at any stage of the Course in National Defence Academy / Naval Academy/ Defence Institutions are exempted from the payment of Liquidated damages. In the case of Private Self financing Engineering Colleges, the date of closing of admission and levying of liquidated damages from the candidates discontinuing studies will be notified separately. (ii) The candidates admitted against Management seats in courses other than MBBS/BDS in Self financing colleges under Govt. control, on discontinuance of course after the closing of admissions in the same academic year, are liable to pay liquidated damages of Rs.75,000/-, irrespective of annual family income/nativity/ reservation status. In case of failure to remit the penalty, the same is liable to be recovered under the Revenue Recovery Act.

 

(b) On discontinuance of a course after the first academic year liquidated damages shall be collected in the following manner:

 

(i) For Government seats in Government/Aided/KAU/KVASU/KUFOS Colleges, liquidated damages shall be levied as in Clause 12.2.4 (a) (i) & (iii) above or fees for remaining years, whichever is higher, irrespective of annual family income/nativity/ reservation status.

 

(ii) For Government seats in Private Self-financing/Government controlled self-financing colleges, liquidated damages shall be levied either as in Clause 12.2.4 (a) (i)& (iii) above or fees for remaining years, whichever is higher, irrespective of annual family income/nativity/reservation status.

(iii) For Management seats in Government controlled Self-financing colleges, fee for the remaining years of study will be levied as liquidated damages, irrespective of annual family income/nativity/reservation status.

 

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