MCET accepts score in All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) / Common Entrance Test -Kerala(CET – K) / Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET), etc for admission into undergraduate programs, i.e. B.Tech. For admission into undergraduate engineering degree programs, minimum eligibility criteria is that one should possess 12 years of school education from Kerala State Board or CBSE Board or any other qualification in relevant discipline.
Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission to Professional courses unless otherwise notified. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admission. However PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation.Candidates seeking admission to Professional courses will be categorised as Keralite, Non-Keralite (Category I) and Non-Keralite (Category II).
(i) Keralite : A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorised as a ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’ as per G.O. (Rt) No. 822/08/H. Edn. dated 29/05/2008. But they will not be eligible for Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation.
(ii) Non-Keralite (Category I) [NK I] : A candidate who is not of ‘Kerala origin’ but who has undergone the qualifying course in Kerala, and who is the son/daughter of the following categories of Non-Keralite parents will be categorised as Non-Keralite (Category I) (a) Employees of the Government of India and Defence personnel, posted to Kerala. (b) Employees, who are serving the Government of Kerala, subject to the condition that the employees have served in the State of Kerala or for the State of Kerala, for a minimum period of two years. Non-Keralite (Category I) candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats only for Engineering/Medical Allied courses and will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation.
(iii)Non-Keralite (Category II) [NK II]: Candidates who do not come under ‘Keralite’ or ‘Non-Keralite(Category I)’ will be categorised as ‘Non-Keralite (Category II)’. Such candidates are not eligible for admission to the Engineering courses in Government/Aided/KAU/KVASU/ Engineering Colleges or to Medical/Agriculture/Veterinary/Fisheries courses in Government/ Aided/KAU/KVASU/KUFOS Colleges. Such candidates are only eligible for admission to Engineering courses in Management quota seats in Government Controlled Self financing Colleges and Government seats in Private Self financing Colleges, which will be notified separately.
(a) The following categories of candidates will not be governed by clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above: Candidates to be admitted in respect of seats reserved for the nominees of Government of India, Government of Puducherry, Administration of Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadeep Administration, Jammu & Kashmir, candidates selected through the All India Entrance Examination for MBBS/BDS courses and candidates sponsored under reciprocal quota by Govt. of Karnataka/Tamil Nadu.
(b) Candidates, who are children of employees of UNICEF and other Agencies of United Nations, and children of persons who are not domiciled in the State, but are permanently employed in any Government recognised institutions, are eligible for admission to the Degree Courses in Engineering. They will be treated as ‘Non-Keralite (Category I)’ candidates.
CERTIFICATES TO PROVE NATIVITY
(a) Keralites : IN order to prove that a candidate is an Indian Citizen of Kerala origin for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, he/she has to produce one of the following certificates:
(i) The true copy of the relevant page of Secondary School Leaving Certificate of the candidate showing the place of birth in Kerala.
(ii) The true copy of the relevant page of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate of either of the parents of the candidate showing Place of Birth in Kerala with corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate.
(iii) The true copy of the relevant page of the Passport of the candidate, issued by Government of India, showing Place of Birth in Kerala or of either of the parents of the candidate showing Place of Birth in Kerala with corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate.
(iv) A certificate of birth from the authority competent to register birth (Panchayat/Municipality/Corporation) showing the candidate’s or either of the parents (in which case corroborative certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate is necessary) place of birth in Kerala, to be issued by a competent registering authority.
(v) A certificate from the Village Officer/Tahsildar to show that the candidate or his/her father/mother was born in Kerala (This is to be obtained in the prescribed format along with the application). OR (vi) A certificate of residence from the Village Officer/Tahsildar to the effect that the candidate has been a resident of Kerala State for a period of five years within a period of twelve years (to be obtained in the prescribed format along with the application).
(vii) A Certificate showing School Studies in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII obtained from the Head(s) of the educational institution(s) in Kerala in the case of candidates who have undergone school studies in Kerala to prove that the candidate has undergone his/her studies in the schools in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII. This certificate is to be obtained in the prescribed format in the application itself (For details regarding the Certificate showing School Studies in Kerala from Std. VIII to XII, see Annexure XII).
(viii) A certificate from the competent authority showing that the parent of the candidate is an All India Service officer allotted to Kerala cadre. (b) Non-Keralites (Category I) : In the case of Non-Keralites (Category I), a ‘Certificate to be issued by the Employer’ is to be obtained in the prescribed format in the application from the Head of the organisation, where the candidate’s parent (employee) is serving, and the ‘Certificate showing School studies in Kerala for Standards XI & XII’ is to be obtained from the Head of institution where the candidate underwent his/her qualifying course in Kerala to satisfy the nativity condition under the sub-clause 6.1(ii). (c) Non-Keralites (Category II) : They should furnish the ‘Certificate of Completion of Qualifying Examination’ in the prescribed format in the application itself to prove their nativity.
Engineering COURSES : [Including B.Tech (Ag. Engg.) and B.Tech (Food Engg.) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University] and B. Tech (Dairy Sc. &Technology) under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University.
(a) 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/Computer Science/Bio-technology/Biology put together are eligible for admission.
(b) Candidates who have Diploma in Engineering awarded by the Board of Technical Examinations, or an examination recognised equivalent thereto, by the State Board of Technical Education after undergoing an institutional course of at least 3 years, securing a minimum of 50% marks in the final Diploma Examination are eligible for admission to the special reservation quota (DE) as shown in Clause 5.2.9.
(c) Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or examinations recognised as equivalent thereto, with 50 % marks in Mathematics/Biology separately, and 50 % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology put together are eligible for admission to the seats reserved for Dairy Farm Instructors of Dairy Development Department for B.Tech. (D.Sc. & Tech). However, the candidates admitted to the course have to take a make up course in Basic Mathematics (2+0) credits or Applied Biology (1+1) credit as the case may be.
(i) Diploma in Engineering is not recognised as the academic eligibility for admission to the Engineering Colleges affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University and Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University. (ii) The Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, has been recognised as equivalent to the Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala. (iii) In the case of candidates selected on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination, 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology put together are required. This is applicable to nominees of the Government of India and nominees to the reciprocal quota seats.