Polytechnic College Admissions Trend Reflects Some Positive Signs
: The trend of post-pandemic admissions for the 2022-23 session in polytechnic colleges where the registration process is underway appears better compared to last year, according to school officials here.
The mandatory two-week internship component, introduced by the Directorate of Technical Education for students of government polytechnics, during the vacation period after the end of the second year should serve as motivation for students to s enroll, according to Mr. Tamilselvam, Principal, Government Polytechnic College, Tiruchi.
Another incentive is the provision made under Moovalur Ramamirdham Ammaiyar Higher Education Insurance Scheme for payment of Rs. 1,000 per month for female students who had studied in Tamil from sixth standard in public schools. . Also, the introduction of new programs such as artificial intelligence, logistics and garment technology, in line with region-specific labor needs, are positive signs for the increase in enrollment, a said Mr. Tamilselvam.
Now that the government has extended the admission date, polytechnic officials are awaiting the results of the CBSE.
Last year, a number of government and government-subsidized polytechnics were unable to meet the seat quota due to declining patronage.
There is, however, a section of conscious parents who view polytechnic education as a solid foundation for pursuing BE/B.Tech programs through lateral entry. For a tenth pass student, the duration is the same six years for completion of UG in engineering, said K. Vijaykumar, director of Seshasayee Institute of Technology.
Until a few years ago, gaining admission into a top polytechnic college was a difficult proposition, even for students with an SSLC score above 80%. The threshold has decreased over the past few years, however, the fact remains that the placement is robust for polytechnic students. “This year, many students have received two or three offer letters from recruitment companies,” Mr. Vijaykumar said.
Nevertheless, there is still a silver lining because there is bound to be a section of parents who see the polytechnic education of wards as a sure way to earlier economic emancipation of the family, he said.