Diploma In Engineering

The Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) is a program focused on practical and skills-oriented training. It is a technical course that only covers the essentials when ranked with an undergraduate engineering degree.

 It aims to provide students with industry or job-related engineering knowledge, scientific skills, computing and analysis, mathematical techniques, a sound knowledge of English to communicate in the field and ability to apply problem-solving techniques.

Polytechnic Diploma courses are rightly termed as the short-cut to a professional career by many students, as they offer excellent scope and varied career opportunities to the students. For Class 10 students, who are facing financial difficulties or those who want to start their job career early, Polytechnic offers several career options that are exciting and lucrative. 

The Diploma in Engineering is conferred by government and private institutions in various fields like Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, and Communication Engineering, etc.... 

Minimum qualification for admission into Diploma in Engineering

Candidates who have passed SSC or its equivalent examination recognized by the board of secondary education, are eligible. With a minimum of 55% of Marks The candidates who have compartmentally passed or appearing for SSC are also eligible for this. However, they must have passed in all subjects before seeking admission.  

Some States are conducting Entrance test for this.. in Telangana State-TS Polycet, Andhra Pradesh State AP Polycet  in Tamilnadu State There is no Entrance Exam for this they will take the basis of SSC Marks,

Career Opportunities after Diploma in Engineering

1) Further Studies:

B. Tech Lateral Entry The most popular option for Polytechnic Diploma holders, especially those from engineering domains, is to take up B.Tech or B.E. For this, candidates need to appear for the respective Engineering Entrance Test for the college and course they want to join. 

Many engineering colleges offer lateral entry to Engineering Diploma holders. Lateral entry means you can join the engineering programme directly in the second year or the third semester of B.Tech / B.E. programme. 

2) Job Opportunities:

Polytechnic Diploma courses are rightly termed as the short-cut to a professional career by many students, They can opt to join the government service sector through PSU jobs, take up jobs with private companies or even start their own business and be self-employed.

A) Govt Jobs:

The Government offers great career opportunities to Diploma in engineering students below companies hire Diploma holders for junior level positions and technician level jobs.

  • DRDO – Defence Research and Development Organization.
  • BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • NSSO – National Sample Survey Organization
  • IPCL – Indian Petro Chemicals Limited
  • GAIL – Gas Authority of India Limited
  • Railways
  • Indian Army.

B) Private Sector

  • Airlines - Indigo, Spicejet, Jet Airways, etc.
  • Construction Firms – Unitech, DLF, Jaypee Associated, GMR Infra, Mitas, etc.
  • Communication Firms – Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, etc.
  • Computer Engineering Firms – TCS, HCL, Wipro, Polaris, etc.
  • Automobiles – Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, TATA Motors, Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, etc.
  • Electrical / Power Firms – Tata Power, BSES, Seimens, L&T, etc.
  • Mechanical Engg Firms – Hindustan Unilever, ACC Ltd, Voltas, etc.


Another excellent career option for Polytechnic Diploma holders is that of self-employment. All the Diploma courses offered by Polytechnic institutes are specially tailored to train the students in the practical or application-oriented aspects of the respective subject. This prepares the students to learn the basics of the subject and apply it to start their own business.

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