SKLTSHU admission notification for Diploma in Horticulture – 2024

Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University
Mulugu (V &M), Siddipet 502 279



Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University was established in 2014 after the bifurcation of the state and offers Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral degree programmes in Horticulture. The University has established two Polytechnics in Adilabad Ramagirikhilla and Kollapur to train rural youth for technical manpower and self employment in the field of Horticulture. Also in recent years SKLTSHU has accorded affiliation to few Private Polytechnics in the state to boost the Horticulture sector and to create ground level technical manpower in Horticulture. In view of shift in medium of instructions to English in many private schools in Non-municipal areas and demand from students who studied in schools of urban areas, the Diploma course offered by the University from the AY 2022-23 onwards was changed to English Medium with 60% seats reserved for rural areas and 40% seats to students of schools from urban areas.

University Polytechnics:

S. No. Name of the Polytechnic District Year of Establishment Category Intake
DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (2 years course, English Medium)
1 Horticulture Polytechnic, Adilabad Adilabad 2003-04 COED 40
2 Horticulture Polytechnic, Ramagirikhilla Peddapalli 2008-09 COED 40
3 Horticulture Polytechnic, Kollapur Nagarkumool 2023-24 COED 40
Total for University Polytechnics 120

Affiliated Polytechnics:

S. No. Name of the Polytechnic District Year of Establishment Category Intake
1 Ganta Gopal Reddy Horticulture Polytechnic, Gaddipalli (V) Suryapet 2022-23 COED 40
2 Vishwadharani Horticulture Polytechnic, Thorrur Mahbubabad 2022-23 COED 40
Total for Affiliated Polytechnics 80
Grand Total for University and Affiliated Polytechnics 200

Note: COED means Co-Education.


Commencement of Application: 15-06-2024 (10:00 AM)
Last date for submission of filled in Application: 15-07-2024 (by 5:00 PM)


  1. The candidates seeking admission into Diploma in Horticulture course of SKLTSHU should have appeared for POLYCET-2024 or SSC passed or Intermediate Fail can also apply.
  2. Candidate should have passed SSC Examination (regular/compartmental) conducted by State Board of Secondary Education, T.S. or any other examination recognized as equivalent there to by the Board of Secondary Education, Telangana such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Council for Secondary Education (ICSE),National Institute of Open School (NIOS), Telangana Open School Society (TOSS),with Science as one of the subjects, and obtained atleast 35%marks in the qualifying examination as applicable.
  3. Candidates with Intermediate pass or any higher degrees are not Eligible.

Criteria for selection:

  1. The selection of candidates will be made on the basis of POLYCET-2024ranksor SSC marks or its equivalent examination.
  2. If further tie, the OGPA obtained in SSC or its equivalent examination will be considered.
  3. If tie continues the grade point obtained in first Science and later Maths, English, Telugu, Social and Hindi will be taken into consideration.
  4. In case of a tie, the age of the candidates shall be taken into consideration and the older candidates shall be given preference for the seat.

AgeFor admission into Diploma courses in the University the candidates shall to complete 15 years of age as of the year of admission (as on 31-12-2024) with an upper age limit of 22 years.

Reservation of seats for the Rural (Non-municipal) area students:

  • From AY 2022-23 onwards Sixty per cent (60%) of the seats in Diploma Horticulture course of SKLTSHU are reserved for students who have completed their schooling for a minimum of 4 years in schools located in Rural (Non-Municipal) areas.
  • FORM-I (Non-Municipal Area Certificate): It is a proforma to be certified by the Head of the Institution with his/her office seal that the candidate has studied for a minimum period of Four years in schools located in Non-Municipal are as during1st class to 10th class and submitted along with the application. If Form-I is not submitted, the candidates will not be considered under Rural Area category.


  1. Payment of application fee for SC / ST / PH candidates is Rs.600/- (for all other candidates Rs.1100/-) by drawing a Demand Draft in favour of The Comptroller, SKLTSHU payable at Mulugu, Siddipet.
  2. Selected candidate for admission into University polytechnics shall pay an amount of Rs. 18,545/-for First Semester (Hostel and Mess charges are included) during admission.
  3. Selected candidate for admission into Affiliated polytechnics shall pay an amount of 23,050/- for First Semester during admission.
  4. If the admitted candidate cancels his/her seat before the closure of admissions for the Academic Year 2024-25 an amount of Rs. 2,000/- (for SC/ST/PH candidatesRs.1000/-) shall be collected as processing fee. The remaining fees already paid during admission shall be refunded.
  5. If the admitted candidate cancels his/her seat After closure of admissions process for the AY 2024-25 the candidate forfeits the fees already paid and in addition, he/she has to pay processing of Rs.2,000/- (for SC/ST/PH candidates Rs.1000/-).

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