APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University formerly known as Kerala Technological University is a State university located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The University was established on May 21, 2014 by the Government of Kerala. The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses in streams like Engineering, Management, Computer Applications and Architecture.

KTU Kerala Admission 2021 for PhD programs have been stated for the academic year 2021-22. Last date to apply through official website (ktu.edu.in) is March 31.

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Highlights

Founded In


Type of University


Approved By



Govt. Engineering College (Idukki)

Govt. Model Engineering College (Kochi)


4000 Books /Periodicals / Research papers /Journals


3 (Boys Hostel)

2 (Girls Hostel)

How to Reach

12.3 Km from Thiruvananthapuram Railway station

9.5 Km from Thiruvananthapuram airport

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Courses and Admission

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Undergraduate Course Admission

The University offers B.Tech and B.Arch programs at the UG level to the candidates. Admission to the courses will be on the basis of marks secured by the candidate in 10+2 with minimum 50% marks.

Selection to B.Tech program will be done on the basis of candidates performance in KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture, Medical) entrance examinations conducted by CEE-Kerala.

To apply for KEAM exam a candidate must secure 50% marks separately in Mathematics and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics altogether.

For B.Arch program candidates will be selected on the basis of marks secured in NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture).

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Postgraduate and Ph.D. Course Admission

The University offers M.Tech, MBA, M.Arch and M.C.A. programs at the PG level. Candidates applying to this course must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 50% marks overall.

Students looking for admission in MBA course must have a valid score in CMAT/CAT/MAT exam.

For admission to M.Tech program, candidates will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in the GATE entrance exam.

To apply for MCA course a candidate must have studied a degree course of minimum three-years duration with Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Engineering and Technology as mandatory subjects with minimum 50% aggregate overall. Selection of candidates to the MCA program will be done on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination conducted by CEE-Kerala.

For admission to Ph.D. Course, a candidate must be a Postgraduate or equivalent in the relevant stream from a recognized University.

For further information about AAKTU Courses and Fees Structure

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Scholarships

Scholarships for the students with disabilities: Under this scheme, 2500 scholarships are provided to eligible differently-abled students for Degree and Postgraduate level professional and technical courses from recognized institutions in India.

30% scholarships will be reserved for girls, which will be transferable to male students in case of non-availability of female candidates.

The scholarship amount comprises course fees, maintenance allowance, books and stationery allowance and aids and appliances of the student.

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Facilities

  • The facilities offered to the students are a LAN network, 24×7 Wi-Fi connectivity, accommodation facilities, medical facility, etc.
  • The university has a massive central library with books and journals. It has other facilities in it such as an e-library, conference rooms, and internet facility.
  • The students are encouraged to actively participate in sports and hence the college organizes many sports meets every year.

Why join APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University?

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (Initially known as Kerala Technological University) is a university established by Government of Kerala. The broad objective of the University is to coordinate, supervise, regulate, guide and provide leadership in all aspects of technological and engineering education and research in Kerala State.

The University has been established both as a teaching and affiliation university. Unlike the traditional universities, AKTU will be on an e-platform with maximum possible use of e-governance for administration, affiliation and the conduct of examination etc. which will provide transparency and good governance.

The University has to provide an ecosystem where the best-educated youth of the state can reach his/her maximum potential. By smoothly integrating the technological and creative skills of students to solve the contemporary problems, the college can kick-start a new culture, which contributes to increased knowledge, wealth and employment.