The student admission policy will remain unchanged with respect to what was in practice before grant of autonomy. This is in accordance with an agreement to the state government as a condition for academic autonomy. The prevailing policy is elaborated below :

1. Government Quota (85% of sanctioned intake) :
  • (1) The intake of students for the B.Tech programmes will be based on the rank list prepared by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), appointed by the Government of Kerala. The rank list is published considering the results of the KEAM and marks of the Higher Secondary Examination in 1:1 proportion. Based on the options regarding institution and programme exercised by the eligible candidates, the CEE allocates students to the institution, following various reservation norms constituted by the Government of Kerala.
  • (2) The intake of students for the B.Arch programme is based on the rank list prepared by the CEE, considering the results of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) and marks of the Higher Secondary Examination. Based on the options regarding institution and programme exercised by the eligible candidates, the CEE allocates students to the institution, following various reservation norms constituted by the Government of Kerala.
  • (3) The intake of students for PG programmes in engineering and MCA are also done through the single window system of the Centralized Allotment Process under Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), as per Government norms.
2. Management Quota (15% of the sanctioned intake) :

Selection to this category is done by the TKM College Trust from among the applicants declared eligible for admission by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.

3. Government of India Quota :

Number of seats for this category is prescribed by the CEE, Kerala and allotment is done by the Director of Technical Education, Government of Kerala. This category includes students from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and so on.

4. Other seats include 15% over and above the sanctioned intake of students :
  • (I) Children of Indian workers in Gulf countries
  • (II) People of Indian origin
  • (II) Foreign students
5. Fees to be Charged :

Government and University Fees as per the Government/University Order.

6. Reservation :

Allotment of students are made by the Office of the Commisioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala in compliance with Government Rules.

7. Documentations :

Documents/Cerificates from students are kept in college only upto the completetion of verification by the University and not retained thereafter.

Selection to this category of seats is done by the TKM College Trust from among the applications submitted by eligible candidates.

Eligibility Conditions for the various programmes are as follows :
  • (1) The minimum eligibility for B.Tech programme in the merit category is a pass in the Higher Secondary examination (10 + 2 level) with 50 percent marks in Mathematics and overall 50 percent for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics put together. For the SC/ST category, a pass in the Higher Secondary examination is the criteria.
  • (2) For admission to B.Arch programme, candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board, with Mathematics as a subject of study by securing an aggregate mark of 50% or 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Government with 50% aggregate marks; or, International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination. In addition to this, only those candidates who score 40% marks in NATA will be considered for admission to B.Arch Programme.
  • (3) For the above mentioned programmes, for the students from SC/ST community, a pass in the qualifying examination is the minimum requirement.
  • (4) For the M.Tech programmes (Government Aided), the eligibility is a B.Tech degree in the respective branch. Candidates with a valid GATE score are eligible for scholarship. For the M.Tech (Self-financing) programmes, admission to 50% of the seats is based on merit from the rank list prepared by Director of Technical Education (DTE) as per Government norms. In the remaining 50% seats candidates are admitted under management quota from among eligible candidates.
  • (5) For the MCA programme, the minimum qualification is as per the University norms. The minimum requirement is a pass with 50% marks for merit category in the 3 year degree course with Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Computer Application/ Engineering and Technology as main or subsidiary or core subject after passing (10+2) examination and 45% marks for SEBC and Physically Handicapped category. For SC/ST candidates a minimum pass is required. Reservation norms specified by the Government are strictly followed. Admission to the merit seats is through a Centralized Allotment Process done by a Government agency, namely Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram.
  • (6) Admission to the Ph.D. programme is as per the specified norms of the regulatory bodies.