Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) - Course Overview

Duration: 3 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 55000 / Year

About Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic)

Diploma in Engineering is a professional course which is of a total of 3 years duration. The candidates who have passed class 10th or 12th can apply for admission to Diploma in Engineering. Sometimes, the candidates cannot get admission in BE or B. Tech directly. Therefore, they apply for a degree in Diploma in Engineering which can help them get admission directly to the second year of Engineering. After completing a degree in Diploma, the candidates can go for B.Tech which collectively takes them 6 years to complete their engineering (3 years diploma + 3 years B. Tech).

Through the Diploma in Engineering, the candidates can go for a specific stream of engineering. Through the course, the candidates are provided theoretical and practical knowledge in terms of basic Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and other related subjects.

List of Polytechnic Courses (Diploma)  

Some of the top Polytechnic Courses which the candidates can opt for in Diploma in Engineering is given in the table below:

Diploma in Computer Science Engineering

Diploma in Automobile Engineering

Diploma in Civil Engineering

Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Diploma in Petroleum Engineering

Diploma in Textile Engineering

Diploma in Mining Engineering

Diploma in Engineering Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the Diploma in Engineering course is given in the table below:

Level

Diploma Level

Duration

3 years (6 semesters)

Fee Structure

INR 30K- 1 lakh

Exam Type

Per Semester

Eligibility 

Must pass 10th or 12th in PCM from a recognised board

Minimum Aggregate Required

50%

Admission Process

Merit-Based, Entrance Exam

Starting Salary

INR 3 to 6 LPA

Job Options

Assistant Engineer, Junior Manager, Assistant Inventory Manager, Project Assistant, Junior Engineer, Professor, Consultant, etc.

Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) Eligibility Criteria

To pursue a degree in Diploma in Engineering, the candidates will have to fulfil the given below eligibility criteria:

Age Limit

The candidate must be of a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of applying for the admission. There is no upper age to apply for admission to Diploma in Engineering. 

Education Qualification

After 10th:

The candidate must have passed class 10th with main subjects as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from a recognised board.

The candidate must have acquired an aggregate of 55% in 10th exams.

After 12th:

  • The candidate must have passed class 12th from a recognised board.
  • The candidate must have studied in class 12th major subjects as Mathematics and Physics and one of the optional subjects as Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology.
  • The candidate must have attained an overall aggregate of 50% (45% for the reserved candidates) in the qualifying exam.

Domicile Rules

There might be some varied eligibility in terms of the domicile of different states candidates. For instance, the candidates who have the domicile of Maharashtra will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the required aggregate in the qualifying exam. Moreover, the candidates will also be given seat reservation in certain universities/ institutes.

List of Polytechnic Entrance Exams

Some of the polytechnic entrance exams which the candidates can apply for admission are given below:

  • Delhi CET
  • AP POLYCET
  • JEECUP
  • BCECE
  • Jharkhand PECE
  • TS POLYCET
  • Odisha DET

Polytechnic Admission Process

The candidates can seek admission to Diploma in Engineering through an entrance exam or through direct admission. For admission through an entrance exam, the candidates will have to appear for the entrance test. The candidates who qualify the exam will be further called for the counselling process. The counselling process can be either done through the institute based counselling or through centralised counselling. The candidates will have to attend counselling, get their documents verified, and pay the admission fee to complete the admission process.

For direct admission to the course, the candidates will have to fill the application form for the respective institute, visit the campus with the required documents and pay the admission fee to secure their seats in the college.

Lateral Entry in Diploma in Engineering (Eligibility and Admission Process)

The candidates can also apply for lateral entry to Diploma in Engineering through which they can get direct admission to second year of Polytechnic. Diploma in Engineering (Lateral Entry is for a total duration of 2 years).

Eligibility for Lateral Entry in Diploma in Engineering

The eligibility criteria which the candidates must fulfil for lateral entry to Diploma in Engineering are:

  • The candidate must have passed a degree in ITI (technical field) from a recognized institute.

OR

  • The candidate must have acquired a vocational qualification or a certification course in Technical Field after completing 10th/ 12th from a recognised board.

Admission Process for Lateral Entry in Diploma in Engineering

The admission to Lateral Entry in Diploma in Engineering is done on the basis of merit obtained by the candidate in the qualifying examination. If the candidate meets the required eligibility criteria, he/she will be called to the campus for admission where they will have to get the documents verified and submit the admission fee to complete the admission.

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Career Options and Job Prospects

After completing a course in Diploma in Engineering,  the candidates can opt for various career opportunities and job prospects. The candidates who have pursued a degree in Diploma in Engineering can go for either a government-based or a private based industry. The various job options which the candidates can off after pursuing a degree in Diploma in Engineering include Assistant Engineer, Junior Manager, Assistant Inventory Manager, Project Assistant, Junior Engineer, Professor, Consultant, etc. The starting salary of a candidate for Diploma in Civil Engineering ranges in between INR 3 to 6 LPA.

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For Diploma courses at Government Polytechnic, Lucknow, the tuition fee is INR 800/- per year, the hostel fee is INR 4670/- per year and the overall fee for the course is around INR 12,670/- per year.

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Dear Student,

The admission to Northern Regional Institute Of Printing Technology (NRIPT) is done on the basis of merit obtained in the qualifying exam. The candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent from a recognised institute for admission. For admission, you can visit the official website to apply online or you can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.

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Dear Student,

The official admission dates for admission to Government Polytechnic, Sirsa have not been released and you are advised to stay tuned with College Dekho and the official website for the notification of admission.

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FAQs about Diploma

What is the minimum eligibility requirement to apply for Diploma in Engineering?

The candidates will have to pass either class 10th or 12th in Science from a recognized board.

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

Uttarakhand Joint Entrance Exam Polytechnics , Delhi Common Entrance Test , Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology Joint Entrance Exam , Haryana Diploma Entrance Test Lateral , Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) courses.

What is the average fee for the course Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) ?

The average fee for Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) is INR 15000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) ?

Some of the popular specializations for Diploma are : Sanitary Inspector's , Packaging Technology , E-Commerce.

What is the duration of the course Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) ?

Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) is a 3 year course.

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