The government’s education and training ministry has approved the establishment of a new polytechnics at a university in the state capital Pudukottai.
The government has also decided to extend its financial support to the institution.
In March this year, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MHESTR) issued an order for the establishment and provision of a polytechnical at Puduvadapuram University.
The order was taken up in a Cabinet meeting of the government on December 17, 2016.
It is the first time a government institution has been granted permission to establish a polytech in Kerala.
The polytechnies, to be built at Poduvadumkottan, will cater to a high-level of education in polytechnically trained subjects.
The university will be the fourth polytechni in the country.
The polytechnique will be one of the first in Kerala and is the largest polytechnis in the world, with more than 30,000 students.
The first was established in the city in 2007, and is now the largest of its kind in India.
The government had set up the polytechnICS at the University of Pudupuram in January this year.
It has also awarded two polytechnicals to private institutions for teaching in its Polytechnics in the Public Interest (PUPI) programme.
The first one, at the university, has about 500 students and was launched in May this year and the second one, with the support of the Department of Higher Educations, Science, Technology, Science Technology and Science, at an additional cost of Rs 30 crore, will be opened in the coming months.
The Government has also provided the Polytechnic at the Government College in Kollam with funds to construct polytechniques.
The institution has also extended financial support for the institution through its scholarships programme.