The popularity of Polytechnic Diploma Engineering courses increasing in India

Are you searching for a suitable course after the class 10 board exam? here are the best professional Engineering diploma courses in polytechnic, a dynamic and progressive learning platform? This course is for those who want to hitch jobs quickly. After the course, you can opt for a job as a junior engineer or can start your own business on your dream object or can go for higher study. Here I have discussed the various scope of the course, admission details, and future prospects in our country.

Diploma Engineering course overview

The polytechnic diploma is a professional engineering diploma course on various subjects after passing the class 10 board examination. The demand for polytechnic diploma courses is increasing day by day. In a country like India where the burden of unemployment is so high, the future of this course is very bright. On the one hand, the government of the country is concerned about employment, polytechnic courses are moving in the direction of employment through which ordinary unemployed can find a livelihood. After passing the class 10 board one can take the benefit of this diploma engineering short-term course.

Admission to Diploma Engineering course

Generally in India, various states conduct common entrance tests separately in April to July each year for admission to their aided Polytechnic colleges based on merit through the state technical board of education, like in Delhi, through CET, in West Bengal JEXPO, in Bihar BCECEB, etc. Besides the above, there are various self-financed polytechnic institutes where you can directly take admission based on your passing result of the Class 10 board examination. In certain courses, class 12 board exam passing is also required. One can find other criteria for Polytechnic Entrance Exam by visiting the official website of the exam conducting authority of their respective state.

An example- In West Bengal, the official website of the department of technical education, training, and development shows all the institutes that are conducted such diploma engineering courses in the state. You can visit the official website for all other pieces of information and online application for admission for all the colleges under the west Bengal technical education board:

Reputed Polytechnic Institute in India

  • Vivekanand Education Society's Polytechnic-Bombay
  • Government Polytechnic-Bombay
  • Adhiparasakthi Polytechnic College-Kanchipuram
  • Kalinga Polytechnic Bhubaneswar
  • Tamilnadu Government Polytechnic College, Madurai
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science-Chennai
  • Government Polytechnic College, Neyyattinkara
  • St Mary's Polytechnic College, Palakkad
  • Government Polytechnic College, Kasaragod

Career opportunities as a Diploma Engineer

After passing the diploma engineering course there is the scope of getting a Government job as a Junior Engineer, Technician, IT Assistant etc. The major Govt. recruiters are:
  • Indian railway
  • Coal India
  • Airport Authority of India
  • BHEL
  • Electricity department
  • Power grid

Besides the above, many private sectors are also demanding more such diploma engineers like TATA, Bajaj, Wipro, TCS, etc. Recently many private firms have been conducting campus selection at the respective institutes for recruitment.

Polytechnics diploma engineering course branches

There is various field-based subject are available for 3 years regular course.
Those are diplomas in: Automobile Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science & Technology, Computer Software Technology, Printing Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Industrial Control), Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical Power System, Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering, Food Processing Technology, Footwear Technology, Geographic Information System & Global Positioning System, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Information Technology, Leather Goods Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Production), Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mine Surveying, Medical Laboratory Technology, Multi-Media Technology, Packaging Technology, Renewable Energy, Survey Engineering, Modern Office Practice & Management, Cyber Forensics & Information Security, Communication and Computer Networking, Construction Automation, Mechatronics.

The course is more practical and less theory base, one can select the subject as they preferred. All the above courses are available under the west Bengal technical and training Institute.

Advantages of doing Polytechnic diploma

  • Polytechnic diploma passing student can take admission in 2nd year of Engineering course if they want for further study.
  • As this course is more practical oriented the student after passing can excel more in corporate and other sectors
  • As the degree course and diploma course contains common subjects, after passing diploma it will make it simple to complete the degree course easily
  • After passing diploma the student can get jobs and employers are also preferred them as they are well trained practically in their respective field
  • If you don't get a job or are not interested in jobs, there are a lot of business opportunities in your own line. In many cases, there is an opportunity to become a successful entrepreneur through a government grant-based business loan also. There are many successful business personnel from the fields of Civil Construction, Automobile Industry, Computer technology, Survey engineering, etc. in the society


Many of the students in our country discontinue their study after passing class 10 or class 12 due to financial or other economic crises, then this polytechnic course helps them to build a good career at this level which is highly appreciable with very lower course fees. Accordingly our modern society where the future generation is searching for an alternative way of living shall be benefitted from such a technical field.

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Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao10 Oct 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

I appreciate the author for this informative article on diploma courses in engineering. After completing SSC one will think that intermediate is the only way forward. But people who want to have an early settlement in their lives and people who want to get into a career early can definitely look for this diploma course. The course is for just three years and after three years you can get into a job or if you want to study you can join engineering by lateral entry process. There are many industries in India where they require more diploma technicians than engineering graduates. Many MSMEs prefer a diploma technician over a graduate engineer. This is what attracts students to this course. The course is more towards skill development. A diploma holder can operate a piece of equipment with his own hand and he can also maintain the equipment and can address the repairs, if any, in the machine. So slowly people are getting attracted to these diploma courses.

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