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    Diploma in Plastic Engineering

    About Diploma in Plastic Engineering

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering is a three-year diploma programme offered at various polytechnic colleges in the country and is pursued by those who want to get involved in plastic products manufacturing of all varieties along with designing and processing. After obtaining their diploma in Plastic Engineering, the candidates become experts of producing their desired plastic materials by altering various properties of plastic such as barrier, chemical, thermal, electrical and mechanical properties. A Plastic Engineer is also responsible for keeping the cost of manufacturing of plastic under check. 

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering Course Highlights

    Check out the highlights of the Diploma in Plastic Engineering course from the table provided below - 

    Duration of Programme

    Three Years

    Level of Programme

    Diploma Level

    Eligibility Criteria 

    Any Xth or XIIth qualified candidate who has studied the Science group and Mathematics at the qualifying level

    Admission Process

    Entrance Test Based Admissions Process

    Type of Exam


    Average Programme Fee

    Approximately 75,000/- rupees per annum

    Average Starting Salary

    INR 6K to 15K per month

    Usual Job Positions

    Quality Control Engineer, Product Engineer, Plant Supervisor, Plant Manager etc

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering Eligibility Criteria

    To be able to pursue the diploma programme in Plastic Engineering, the aspirants have to fulfil certain eligibility criteria of Plastic Engineering Diploma course provided below - 

    • Applicants must have passed their Class Xth/XIIth qualifying exam from a recognized Board
    • Applicants should have studied the Science group and Mathematics at their qualifying level compulsorily
    • Applicants should have passed their qualifying exam with a minimum aggregate of 40% (50% for Class XIIth students) 

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering Admissions via Entrance Exams

    Almost all the polytechnic colleges which offer this Diploma in Plastic Engineering programme take admissions on the basis of an entrance exam score. The entrance exams which are conducted for admissions into the Diploma in Plastic Engineering programme are mostly state-level entrance exams. On the basis of the scores obtained by the aspirants in these entrance exams and counselling process, Diploma in Plastic Engineering course seats are offered to the suitable candidates. There are some institutes, however, which provides direct admission also to the Plastic Engineering Diploma aspirants as per their Management Quota rule. 

    List of Polytechnic Entrance Exams in India - About, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process 

    Direct Admissions in Diploma in Plastic Engineering

    The following steps will help the aspirants apply for direct admission into the Diploma in Plastic Engineering programme without having to appear in any diploma entrance exams - 

    • Click on the link - to start the process
    • Hit the link - “Common Application Form” below the “Trending Today” section
    • Hit the “Search Colleges” tab and choose the “Diploma” degree tab
    • Select your field (engineering in this case) and tap on the “Submit” button
    • Enter the name of the city/es and click on the college you wish to take admission 
    • Click on the “Next” button and choose all the colleges which offer the programme you desire (do not forget to check the text boxes to finalise your choice)
    • Enter your basic personal details like name, email address and contact number
    • Choose your preferred payment gateway and submit the “Common Application Form” fee
    • Fill up the rest of the details in the final phase of the common application process

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering Syllabus

    The detailed Diploma in Plastic Engineering course syllabus is provided in the table below - 



    Semester - I

    • Basics of Mechanical Engineering
    • Computer Programming and Utilization
    • Basic Polymer Chemistry
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Mathematics

    Semester - II

    • Environment Conservation and Hazard Management
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Basics of Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Graphics/Drawing
    • Workshops

    Semester - III

    • Compression Transfer and Injection Moulding of Thermos
    • Technology for Injecting Moulding
    • Mould Fabrication Technology
    • Plastic Materials
    • Basic Mould Design

    Semester - IV

    • Blow Rotational and Thermoforming Process
    • Process Instrumentation and Maintenance
    • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
    • Plastic Extrusion Technology
    • Design for Injecting Mould

    Semester - V and VI

    • Secondary Processing Techniques
    • Plastic Testing and Quality Management
    • Plastic Materials
    • Mould Fabrication Technology
    • Design for Blow and Thermoforming Moulds
    • Industrial Management
    • Project Work
    • Industrial Visit and Training

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering Career Options and Job Prospects

    Here is a list of career opportunities which a candidate with a Diploma in Plastic Engineering can target - 

    • Product Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Plant Supervisor
    • Plant Manager
    • Quality Control Engineer
    • Production Engineer

    FAQs about Dip. in Plastic Engineering

    What are the top colleges offering Diploma in Plastic Engineering courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : Indian Institute of Technology (Bhubaneswar) , Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani) , P.S.G. College of Technology (Coimbatore) , Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) , Indian Institute of Technology (Varanasi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Diploma in Plastic Engineering or not.

    I want admission in Diploma in Plastic Engineering. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

    Andhra Pradesh Polytechnic Common Entrance Test , Haryana Diploma Entrance Test Lateral , Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology Joint Entrance Exam , Delhi Common Entrance Test , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Diploma in Plastic Engineering courses.

    What is the average fee for the course Diploma in Plastic Engineering ?

    The average fee for Diploma in Plastic Engineering is INR 15000 per year.

    What are the popular specializations related to Diploma in Plastic Engineering ?

    Some of the popular specializations for Diploma are : Orchard Management , Media & Entertainment Law , Accommodation Operation & Management , Wealth Management , Environmental Planning.

    What is the duration of the course Diploma in Plastic Engineering ?

    Diploma in Plastic Engineering is a 3 year course.
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    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    After completing a Diploma, an aspirant will get a bundle of placement opportunities at NLSIU Bangalore. Top recruiters such as L&L Partners, AZB & Partners and KPMG will hire the deserving candidates. Go through the Placements at NLSIU Bangalore to find out more about it.

    In case of admission related enquiry, do not hesitate to reach out to our admission experts by simply dialling the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or filling-up the Common Application Form. For more questions, write back to us in the QnA zone.

    Thank You


    Navneet, Student / Alumni

    As an alumnus of LPU, I had many friends who did fashion designing and are own working with top brands. LPU has faculty from premier design institutes to sharpen design visualization and execution. Labs and equipment to simulate the industry environment with practical exposure to the fashion industry right from design to merchandising. Option of specialization in Design or Technology. Quality learning has created skilled professionals that are recruit-able much before they graduate.There are 15+ global brands for placement and training,16+ labs to stimulate industry environment and 20+ lifestyle products created every year. School of design alumni are working in best design houses like Anshul Rajwansh (Delhi), Archana Kochhar (Mumbai), Sabeena Bani Ahuja (singapore), Aslam Khan (Delhi), Pam Mehta (Delhi). Companies like H&M, Raymond’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Gini & Jony, Shahi export, Orient Craft selected LPU students. LPU is also a hot ground for fashion start ups Some names include Nidhi & Ankita brand name “Akhyan”, Sumandeep handa brand name “SumanHanda Design ”, Abhishek Harshbardhan brand name “Harshbardhan”, Aditi Brand name “Pankh”, Tanvi Bansal “Modian Designer House” In Academics students do experimental design and production. Students are exposed to fashion shows, craft fairs, industry internships and craft documentation. Intensive exposure to practical work in Pattern making, Draping, Weaving, Printing, Dyeing, Garment Construction labs. Students are given various Live-projects during the course of the program to create commercially viable designs.

    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

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