The total admission capacity of these colleges, as reported in 2019, was 5,765 students – 2,260 in private colleges, 3,505 in government colleges, and 360 in women’s colleges.

These colleges offer admissions in 20 different courses. However, admission to these polytechnics had been declining and posed a challenge to the department to keep these institutes functional.

Admission to these colleges increased from 64.22% in 2014 to 35.77% in 2018 compared to the capacity of 3505 students in government polytechnics, only 2364 seats were filled in 2014 while in 2018, only 1575 students were solicited for admission to these institutes.

In the wake of this downward trend, several polytechnics were closed in J&K, two in Jammu and one in Kashmir. Due to this admission scenario, institutions face financial crises, which adversely affects the quality of education.

Faced with multiple challenges, the SDD and DoTE have developed different strategies to redesign the admissions process in these technical institutes.

During the 2021 academic session, the Directorate of Technical Education launched an extensive awareness campaign to make a comeback and overhaul the admission process in polytechnic institutes.

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