Shift system proposed

Shastry V. Mallady

In Government Polytechnic

MADURAI: With the demand for polytechnic courses rising every year, the Government-run Tamil Nadu Polytechnic College here has submitted a proposal to introduce “shift system” so that more candidates can be admitted.

The proposal to have two shifts of classes daily, forwarded to the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), is under consideration, according to Rm. Umayal, Principal.

She said on Tuesday that the college, an autonomous institution, mooted this proposal when the DTE sought suggestions from principals of Government polytechnics on the requirements of each college.

“We asked for permission to have shift system so that classes can be held both in morning and evening. By doing that, we can admit more students and generate more revenue to the Government,” Ms. Umayal said.

The demand for polytechnic admissions is more this academic year too. For instance, the Tamil Nadu Polytechnic College has already issued more than 3,000 applications for the 370 seats available in seven branches.

It is offering diploma courses in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, computer technology, plastic technology and polymer technology, besides a three-and-a-half-year sandwich course in mechanical engineering.

The Principal said that polytechnic courses were enjoying a high demand from students since they saw more job prospects.

The college had already achieved hundred per cent placement for students of all branches.

Companies like Larsen and Toubro, Ashok Leyland, Voltas, TVS Brakes and Wheels India participated in the ‘job campaign’ conducted by the college and absorbed candidates, she said.

At present, applications for first year admissions are being issued and the last date for submitting filled-in forms is June 19.

Admissions will be made through counselling towards the end of the month depending on the marks scored in the tenth class examinations.

Admission by ‘lateral entry’ to polytechnic courses is also underway, based on the marks secured in Plus Two examinations.

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