KEAM 2018 List of Communities Eligible for Education Concession is given below on this page.KEAM 2018 is going to be conducted for the candidates seeking admission to the Profession degree courses in the colleges across Kerala, Kerala Engineering Entrance Exam KEAM has to offer the fee concession to the eligible candidates belonging to OEC (Other Eligible Communities), The applicants applying for the KEAM has to fill the KEAM Application Form and also have to specify their category thereafter.
Candidates belonging to Other Eligible Communities (given towards the end) are exempted from payment of fee at the time of allotment to Professional Degree Courses under Government/Community quota irrespective of annual family income.
List of Communities Eligible for Educational Concession as is given to OEC
Communities listed below are also exempted from paying the fee at the time of allotment of Professional degree Course provided their annual Family Income is less than equal Rs. 6 Lakhs. To avail this benefit the communities have to provide a Community Certificate from the Village Officer in the Prescribed Format. This is as per the notification dated G.O.(Ms) No. 10/2014/BCDD May 23, 2014.
- Vaniya (Vanika, Vanika Vaisya, Vanibha Chetty, Vaniya Chetty, Ayiravar, Nagarathar
- Veluthedathu Nair (Veluthedan and Vannathan)
- Chetty/Chetties (Kottar Chetties, Parakka Chetties, Elur Chetties, Attingal Chetties,
Pudukkada Chetties, Iraniel Chetties, Sri Pandara Cetties, Telugu Chetties,
Udiyankulangara Chetties, Peroorkada Chetties, Sadhu Chetties, 24 Mana Chetties,
Wayanadan Chetties, Kalavara Chetties and 24 Mana Telugu Chetties
- Ezhavathi (Vathy)
- Kanisu or Kaniyar Panicker, Kani or Kaniyan (Ganaka) or Kanisan or Kamnan, Kalari
- Vilkurup, Perumkollan
- Yadavas (Kolaya, Ayar, Mayar, Maniyani and Iruman), Erumakkar
- Saliyas (Chaliya, Chaliyan)
- Chakkala/Chakkala Nair
- Reddiars (throughout the State except in Malabar Area)
- Veerasaiva (Yogi, Yogeeswara, Poopandram, Malapandaram, Jangam, Matapathi,
Pandaram, Pandaran, Vairavi, Vairagi)
- Vilakkithala Nair – Vilakkithalavan
- Vaduka – Vadukan, Vadugar, Vaduka, Vaduvan
- Kerala Mudalis
- Mooppar or Kallan Moopan or Kallan Moopar
Other Eligible Communities - KEAM 2018
The fee concession given to the listed above communities have been described below, the list of given below communities have been described in the GO (Ms) No. 06/2016/BCDD dated: 28.07.2016, See Clause 5.4.3 (f)].
- Mogayar and Megavirar Peruvannan
- Scheduled Castes converts.
- Kusavan including Kusavar, Kulalan, Kumbaran, Velaan, Odan, Andhra Nair, Anthru Nair, Velaans, Velaar
- (Konga-Malayan, Pani Malayan (in the erstwhile Malabar area alone)
- Allar (Alan)
- Pulaya Vettuvan (except in the areas of erstwhile Cochin State)
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