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KEAM 2018 List of Communities Eligible for Education Concession

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.

  1. Vaniya (Vanika, Vanika Vaisya, Vanibha Chetty, Vaniya Chetty, Ayiravar, Nagarathar
    and Vaniyan
  2. Veluthedathu Nair (Veluthedan and Vannathan)
  3. 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
  4.  Ezhavathi (Vathy)
  5. Ganika
  6. Kanisu or Kaniyar Panicker, Kani or Kaniyan (Ganaka) or Kanisan or Kamnan, Kalari
    Kurup/Kalari Panicker
  7. Vilkurup, Perumkollan
  8. Yadavas (Kolaya, Ayar, Mayar, Maniyani and Iruman), Erumakkar
  9. Devanga
  10. Pattariyas
  11. Saliyas (Chaliya, Chaliyan)
  12. Pandithar
  13. Vaniar
  14. Ezhuthachan
  15. Chakkala/Chakkala Nair
  16. Reddiars (throughout the State except in Malabar Area)
  17. Kavuthiya
  18. Veerasaiva (Yogi, Yogeeswara, Poopandram, Malapandaram, Jangam, Matapathi,
    Pandaram, Pandaran, Vairavi, Vairagi)
  19. Vilakkithala Nair – Vilakkithalavan
  20. Vaduka – Vadukan, Vadugar, Vaduka, Vaduvan
  21. Chavalakkaran
  22. Agasa
  23. Kaikolan
  24. Kannadiyans
  25. Kerala Mudalis
  26. Madivala
  27. Naikkans
  28. Tholkolans
  29. Thottian
  30. 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)].

  1. Madiga
  2. Chakkamar
  3. Varnavar
  4. Kudumbi
  5. Dheevara/Dheevaran,
  6. Arayan
  7. Valan
  8. Nulayan
  9. Mukkuvan
  10. Arayavathi
  11. Valinjiar
  12. Paniakkal
  13. Mokaya
  14. Bovi
  15. Mogayar and Megavirar Peruvannan
  16. Scheduled Castes converts.
  17. Kusavan including Kusavar, Kulalan, Kumbaran, Velaan, Odan, Andhra Nair, Anthru Nair, Velaans, Velaar
  18. (Konga-Malayan, Pani Malayan (in the erstwhile Malabar area alone)
  19. Allar (Alan)
  20. Malavettuvan
  21. Malamuthan
  22. KunduVadiyan
  23. Kalanadi
  24. Chingathan 
  25. Malayalar
  26. Malapanicker
  27. Urindavan
  28. Marati
  29. Pulaya Vettuvan (except in the areas of erstwhile Cochin State)

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