A Diploma in Engineering or Polytechnic course is a 3-year technical course which anyone can take up as early after completing your 10th or even after 12th. The engineering diploma courses are considered best for those engineering aspirants who have missed the opportunity of getting admission in B.E. Or B. Tech. after 12th. Also, those students who don’t want to waste time can go for this course after 10th.
The 3 years are divided into 6 semesters so, students need to complete 2 semesters each year. The course provides a comprehensive overview (most of the basics) training program (Theory & Practical) about engineering.
Diploma in Engineering:
We can consider a diploma in engineering a short-term job-oriented occupational course that can be pursued by any interested individual. Most of these diplomas in engineering courses are offered by Polytechnic Institutions in India and abroad. The Diploma in Engineering is offered in different engineering branches.
You have options to choose from civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, textile, mining, computer science, etc., and several other branches of engineering. After completing the diploma course, you can either go for a job or can apply for a degree course according to your diploma branch.
What is Polytechnic?
Polytechnic is a diploma-level engineering program designed in a way to educate the student about the fundamentals of a particular engineering branch that the student aspires to make a career in it. It is more of a traditional technical course than a vocational course.
Is Polytechnic a vocational course?
No, polytechnic courses don’t come under vocational courses.
Because vocational courses are more of a non-academic type, that allows an individual to gain skills of a particular trade (technical/non-technical) mostly for the job purpose in a particular industry. Vocational courses are typically job-oriented compare to polytechnic courses. These are specially designed courses according to industry standards.
Polytechnic on the other hand is a diploma in engineering that you can say traditional academic type courses, where students expose to the fundamental of engineering (Theory and Practical).
A diploma in engineering course put slightly more emphasis on practical knowledge than theory. But, we can say that a polytechnic course seems like a vocational course behaviorally when we consider terms like providing practical knowledge, job-oriented, considerably short-term compare to the degree courses.
Can I do a degree after a diploma?
Yes, you can do a degree after completing a diploma. There is a process called “lateral entry” for the students who have completed their diploma course and wanted to pursue the degree course further, e.g., you can get direct admission in 2nd year B. Tech. after completing a 3-year diploma in engineering.
The salary package after completing a diploma in engineering isn’t constant, it mostly depends on the company (government/private) you are working with.
List of Diploma in Engineering /Polytechnic Courses after 10th:
|A list of all the available diplomas in engineering courses are mentioned below with information on their eligibility criteria, duration of the course, the course fee, admission process, etc.
The fee structure varies according to which type of college you are getting viz. Government or Private.
Also Read: List of Engineering Courses after 12th
For the first year (Semester 1 & Semester 2) of every polytechnic course or diploma in engineering course, the polytechnic subjects are almost common. But, the syllabus of the diploma course may slightly differ according to the states in India. From the 2nd year onwards the allotted syllabus is according to the particular branch.
The following table contains the name of the common polytechnic subjects that are taught in the 1st year of diploma in engineering.
Polytechnic First Year Syllabus – Semester 1 & 2 Theory and Practical subjects:
Semester I – Theory
Semester II – Theory
These are the common subjects provided in the first-year syllabus of a polytechnic course.
Top Polytechnic Colleges in India:
|Here is the list of top Polytechnic Colleges (Co-Ed/Women) in India you can look for diploma or polytechnic courses after 10th and 12th;
1)Government Polytechnic, Mumbai
2) Agnel Polytechnic
3) AANM & VVRSR Polytechnic
4) KIIT Polytechnic
5) Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Polytechnic
6) Government Polytechnic, Pune
7) Anjuman Polytechnic
8) Vivekananda Education Society’s Polytechnic
9) VPM’s Polytechnic, Thane
10) National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Navi Mumbai
11) ARJ Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu
12) South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi
13) Government Girls Polytechnic, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
14) Faroqia Women Polytechnic, Mysore
15) Government Polytechnic for Girls, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
16) Government Polytechnic for Women, Andhra Pradesh
17) Women’s Polytechnic, West Bengal
18) Residential Women’s Polytechnic, Darjeeling
19) Government Polytechnic for women, Himachal Pradesh
20) L.D. Women’s Polytechnic, Maharashtra
You can check the official website of NIRF to know the ranking of colleges and universities.
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