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Department of Technical Education

Department of Technical Education, Tantrika Shikshana Bhavana, Palace Road, Bangalore - 560001

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The Department of Technical Education was established in 1959 to bring all the Polytechnics and Technical degree colleges under one roof. Before its establishment, all the Polytechnic colleges were under the governance of the "Public Instruction Department". 

The Department of Technical Education follows the state's and the nation's policies to plan the development of technical education for the students. It ensures that students get a quality education that matches the requirements of the industry. 

The DTE manages 44 aided, 85 government and 170 private polytechnic colleges. It also manages 6 junior technical schools and 14 government engineering colleges.


DTE aims to plan and develop technical education in the state. It provides opportunities for the all-round development of the students by providing need-based education and developing high-quality institutions. The Department of Technical Education ensures that students are evaluated and receive certification in an objective manner.


The Department of Technical Education has a mission to develop and build an efficient system that is updated as per the industry standards regularly. It envisions managing the system by implementing the Management Information System. The Technical Education Board also aims to give a higher priority to the education of women, physically challenged, and economically weaker sections.

The Department of Technical Education Core Values:

  • Equity
  • Humanism
  • Accessibility
  • Efficiency
  • Transparent Operations
  • Open Communication
  • Environment Development
The Department of Technical Education Responsibilities:

The Board of Technical Education has many roles and duties as it carries the responsibility of supervising and managing all the polytechnic colleges in the state. The responsibilities of the Technical Education Board are as follows:

  • To plan and control various programs for the development of institutes at both the degree and diploma levels.
  • To formulate engineering courses and recognize new courses.  
  • To conduct public examinations and award certificates to qualified students.
  • To set norms and standard procedures for the admission of students to Technical Educational Institutes.
  • To inspect and review institutions periodically and check if they are maintaining the standards of education.
  • To appoint teaching faculty for higher education.
  • To evaluate technical institutes for administration, academic procedures, and infrastructure facilities.
  • To authorize academic approvals for various aided and government technical education institutions.
  • To release grants to aided institutions along with other facilities.
Admission Procedure for Diploma Programs:

The Department of Technical Education is responsible for monitoring the admission procedure. It conducts the admission of students to 1st-year diploma courses in government, aided, and private institutes. 

The DoTE issues a notice in the leading newspapers before starting the admission procedure. The admission process usually begins in the last week of April or the 1st week of May.

Candidates who want to apply for admission must follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of the Department of Technical Education, Karnataka
  • Download the application form and brochure from the website
  • Go through the admission details provided on the Department of Technical Education admission brochure
  • Follow the instructions on the brochure and fill the application form

The admission will be carried based on merit for 50% of the seats. The remaining 50% of seats are reserved for different sections of society. The DoTE follows the “Online non-interactive counselling” admission process.


The candidates must be a citizen of India and have scored a minimum of 35% aggregate in SSLC or equivalent examination. 

Eligibility for Admission to Evening Polytechnic:

The candidates should fulfill the general eligibility criteria given above. Along with the general eligibility criteria, the candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the technical field after passing SSLC. They must also have a ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC)’ given by the employer. It must be produced in the prescribed format during the time of admission to the part-time diploma course.

Fees Structure:

The fees structure for the diploma courses is as follows:

Total Fees
Government Polytechnic
Aided Polytechnic
Private Polytechnic (Karnataka Students)
Private Polytechnique (Non-Karnataka Students)
Board of Technical Examination:

The Department of Technical Education is responsible for conducting a Diploma/ Post-Diploma examination. After conducting the examination, they award Diploma/ Post-Diploma Certificates to the candidates qualified for the examination.  

It also issues common guidelines to bring standardization and uniformity to the examination process. The services provided by the Board of Technical Examination are as follows:

  • Issue of Diploma Certificates
  • Correction of Marks Card and Issue of Fresh Marks Cards
  • Issue of Duplicate Diploma Certificate


- No, engineering colleges do not fall under the purview of the Department of Technical Education. It only manages polytechnic colleges and degree colleges that offer technical diploma courses.

- The services and schemes given on the Technical Education Board’s website are Diploma Syllabus, Diploma Admission Portal, Student Page, Diploma Admissions, Board of Technical Examination, and JTS Syllabus.

- The online services offered are Seva Sindhu, Sakala, EMIS, DTE Studio Channel, AICTE, and MHRD.

- The Technical Education Board’s courses include Aeronautical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Apparel Production and Management, Architecture, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Applications, Electrical Engineering, Fashion Technology, Information Technology, Machine Engineering, Metallurgy, Power Engineering, etc.

- Out of the total available seats under the Board of Technical Education, 50% of seats are reserved for the different sections of the society. The remaining 50% are offered based on merit.
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