All you need to know about Diploma in Engineering

Diploma in engineering is again in the demand and due to this reason most of the students these days are preferring this course after completing their 10th standard academic examination. If you are one of those students, stay here to know everything about this course.

Let’s start.

Why Choose This Course?

If you want to pursue some technical course after completing your class 10th academics, diploma in engineering is an appropriate course for you. This course will help you to get a job easily in this competitive world at a younger age. Also, this course is considered equivalent to 12th standard academics so it will be helping you in further studies as well.

Fee Structure

Diploma course has lowest annual fee structure, and when you choose government institutions for the courses, the course fee is extremely low and within the budget. Approximate fee for the respective course is around 10k for a government institution and 15k to 30k for Pvt. institution. Thus, the course doesn’t cost much and offer appropriate education in various engineering branches.

Admission Criteria

It’s really easy to get admission in institutions offering the course because the competition level is low for these courses.

However, there are some mandatory requirements that must be fulfilled during admission.

The mandatory rule and requirements are that you must have cleared your class 10th academics with at least 35% of marks for admission in the first year of the course.

If you want admission directly into 2nd year of the course, you must have cleared your class 12th academic examination with subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Overall, the admission criteria is much easier and mandatory requirements can be fulfilled comfortably to get admission.

Entrance Examination

The entrance exam is not mandatory in every state but there are some states where admission in diploma courses is accepted only through entrance examination. There are some cities, like Delhi, Madhya Pradesh etc., that conduct separate entrance exams to offer admissions to the students. However, most of the states including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Karnataka etc. offer direct admissions into the course by considering the grade or marks scored in the class 10th examination.

Course duration & details

Diploma engineering course is a technical course that has a period of 3 years. The academic is divided into 6 parts, called semester. One year of the course includes two-semester, that is 3 years including 6 semesters, two semesters for each year. Every semester is designed with the stepwise learning process, that’s concepts, and education gets deeper with every semester. Overall, the motive of the course is to deliver efficient education to the students to make them appropriate candidate in this competitive job market with sufficient technical skills.

Diploma in Engineering Branches

There are so many diploma engineering courses and branches available to opt. However, some of the most demanded and popular branches are as following:

What after Diploma Engg.

Diploma engineering is known to offer various opportunities in most of the sectors. Also, the demand never goes down for these young students in core sectors. These days, diploma holders are hired as junior engineers and associate engineers in various Pvt. and govt. sectors. The central and state government offer many opportunities to the diploma holders to win an appropriate job.

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Government Jobs

There are huge opportunities for them in government sectors. Public sector undertakings offer great opportunities to the candidates with diploma certificate in various engineering branches including mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics engineering. Indian Airlines, Indian Railway, Indian Roadways and various other government authorized sectors like BHEL, NTPC, HPCL, BEL IITs, Coal India, government PSUs like IOCL, SAIL, NLC, NACL, Railtel etc hire diploma engineers with decent salary packages and other faculties.

However, you will have to clear competitive exams conducted annually by the government to get into the government job sector and reputed industries & organizations. The government sector pays around 30K to 40K per month to polytechnic college passed out freshers.

Private Jobs

Private Sectors have also opened the door of opportunities for these young dynamic techies. There are so many Pvt. Industries, like reliance power, L&T, PHILIPS and other core and non-core industries, which hire mechanical, electrical, civil engineers with diploma certificate. The roles and responsibilities usually offered here are junior site engineer, junior plant engr, service engr etc. With experience and time, great salary packages and growth can also be expected.


Further studies will be a great move for you after completing your diploma degree. It’s obvious that candidates with diploma degree have great scope and opportunities in the job sector, but that’s limited up to an extent. There are some companies and sectors that don’t hire diploma engineers, thus with further studies, you will be able to establish yourself as an appropriate candidate for those sectors as well.

You can pursue various course after completing this degree, but pursuing graduate engineering in the respective branch of your diploma degree will be more beneficial for you. If you are having mechanical diploma degree, opt mechanical engineering, if you’re having electrical diploma degree, opt for electrical engineering and so on. However, it’s not necessary that you choose the same course in engineering as well, you are free to opt any branch that matches your interest and skills.

Which college is the best: Govt. Or Pvt.

I have analyzed all the state diploma colleges and institutions and found that government authorized institutions are the best to pursue this certificate course. They are having excellent infrastructure and academic facilities with quality faculties to teach students. Experiment labs, libraries, campus space, cafeterias etc. are some of the main factors that indicated government institutions are the best as compared to private institutions.

The best and greatest thing about government diploma institution is the fee structure. Yes, these state-owned colleges offer courses at low annual costs as compared to private ones. In fact, in some states, diploma course fee structure is around 5000 INR per year. Another positive factor with the government institution is that they provide hostel and mess facilities at lower costs. So, you can see the difference. Overall, government colleges are the best college to pursue diploma engineering.


All the information we have provided you above are thoroughly researched and are 100% genuine. So, that’s all you need to know before you actually opt diploma engineering. Hope the content help you and you choose an appropriate course and college. All the best for your future. Prepare yourself well and do well.

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