Lateral Entry 

Lateral entry scheme is to admit meritorious diploma holders to the second year/ third semester of the B.Tech course to enable them to obtain a Degree in Engineering. Lateral entry scheme is approved by Government of Kerala as per GO (MS) No: 156/2002/H.Edn. dated 13-11-2002 in 10% additional sanctioned seats. In order to maintain uniformity among various schemes of diploma holders, AICTE has suggested a state level entrance examination for the selection of meritorious students who passed the diploma with good academic records. AICTE has also suggested to conduct remedial courses for diploma holders admitted to degree programmes through lateral entry for making up their deficiencies. These students will have to successfully complete such remedial courses with in the stipulated time.

Eligibility for Admission

Candidates shall have passed diploma in engineering awarded by the State Board of Technical Education or equivalent and must have a minimum of 60% marks for the diploma. The relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed to SEBC candidates. For candidates belonging to SC/ST community a pass in the qualifying examination will be sufficient.


Maximum age as on the last date of submission of application will be 28 years.


State level entrance test for a duration of 2 hours will be conducted by the LBS centre for Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram for the selection of candidates for admission.

Candidates shall secure a minimum of 20% marks for the Entrance test.

Selection to 50% of the seats will be done by the Director of technical Education in accordance with the candidate’s rank in the entrance examination and availability of seats in the various categories at the time of counseling. There will be one time allotment by the DTE.

Selection to 50% of the seats will be done by the Management.

The remaining seats if any, will be filled by the Management from the entrance examination rank list with intimation to the Director of Technical Education.

Admission to the seats that are lying vacant due to non admission in the first year will also be made under this scheme from the rank list. Details of such seats should be intimated to the DTE well in advance.