All government approved Diplomas are of 3 year duration. The admission to diploma courses is given after 10th. The pass outs are eligible for Direct entry to Second year in BE/BTech program. Hence as per norms she can take admission in Bachelor degree program.
The Direct Second Year admissions are based on centralised admission process of the state for all government and university affiliated colleges and many private colleges. Otherwise the admissions are done at the college level if private or deemed university.
Typically 10% of seats in BE/Btech program is allocated for Direct second year admitted candidates. This amounts to 6 admission to a batch of 60. While some other colleges have an entire class / division of 60 for direct second year admissions. The seats are limited, and hence diploma score matters.
Can she take admission in a Bachelor degree program?
Yes, she can take admission. Bachelor's is the best option according to me. Since it is a professional course which can land a good job. If she is interested in higher studies she can later opt for MS/ME/Mtech/ MBA. But if she takes admission to Bachelor's program, then she needs to beware of the following:
Admissions may be delayed. The regular students start studies early. Let her start studies even before the admissions.
Most students from diploma find Maths, electrical networks and Electronic devices and circuits difficult. Often many students do not clear these subjects. The backlog impacts the subsequent semesters, and also leading to depression, demotivate and stress. Low scores in the third and fourth semester may also lead to impact placement since most companies have an every year cut off of 55 to 60%.
What are the other options she has to make a meaningful career.
There are many other career options like take up a simple job, do some international certification and join IT company. But during my 28 years of teaching experience, almost all those students who did diploma in the 1990s and 2000 have later opted for degree and then a job.
So, in a nutshell: I would strongly suggest that she can definitely opt for bachelor's. The job opportunities are plenty.
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