Polytechnic courses are one of the best choices for especially after 10th students who are wondering for best short term professional courses after 10th. Even a 12th pass student who wishes to pursue B.E/B.tech but couldn't afford for specific reason can opt for polytechnical courses which are considered as the best alternative to traditional engineering.

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Polytechnic Courses Details

What are polytechnic courses?

Polytechnic courses are also known as Diploma in Engineering or Diploma in Technical Education. Even though it is not treated as under graduation, it is one of the career-oriented short term course alternatives to an engineering degree. It offers practical and skill-oriented training for students by which they can start their career equivalent to the graduated students.

Polytechnic Courses Duration And Eligibility

After 10th: Students who opt for polytechnic diploma course after 10th, the course duration is of 3 years.

After 12th: Students of Science stream after 12th will be given direct entry to 2nd year as they have learnt science subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in their 12th class, i.e. the duration for such students is 2 year.
Other than science stream students the course duration for completion of the polytechnic course is 3 years.

Polytechnic Courses Admission and Fees

Admission process for Polytechnic course depends upon college management and state boards under which they are approved. Usually, some state board prefer entrance exam for college admission and based on rank the seats are allotted. In some cases, the marks or percentile obtained in 10th or 12th is considered for allotment for students opting polytechnic after 10th or 12th respectively. The minimum eligibility for the course is 10th pass.

Fees structure for Polytechnic course completely depends on the type of college selected by students. As government colleges take comparatively fewer fees than private colleges.

Best Polytechnic Courses after 10th & 12th

Here I would like to list out all the best Polytechnic courses available after 10th and 12th for one who wants to build a career in the technical field.
  • Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Diploma in Architecture Engineering
  • Diploma in Automobile Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Diploma in Environmental Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Food Technology Engineering
  • Diploma in Glass Engineering
  • Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineering
  • Diploma in Information Technology Engineering
  • Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Industrial Production Engineering
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in Material Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
  • Diploma in Polymer Engineering
  • Diploma in Plastic Technology
  • Diploma in Printing Technology
  • Diploma in Textile Engineering
  • Diploma in Tools and Die Making

 Polytechnic Courses - Career and Future Scope

Future Study: 

B.E/B.tech: After Polytechnic course one can join Engineering for further studies in his/her specific stream. Yes, the polytechnic student gets the chance to pursue engineering through lateral entry directly to the second year of B.E/B.tech course. Candidate needs to take a Common Entrance Test for allotment of seats in a specific college.

AMIE: Associate Member of Institute of Engineers, this is B.tech level exam recognised by all government bodies such as AICTE and treated equivalent to B.E/B.tech. The exam is conducted with few theoretical and practical subject concerning selected streams the candidate need to qualify all exams to obtain certification.

Career options for Polytechnic courses

Government Jobs after Polytechnic: Many government organization in India recruit diploma/polytechnic students in the organization as Junior Engineers. The recruitment process for such an organization is through a competitive exam conducted by the respective board of government. The list of Organization recruiting Junior Engineers include:-
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
  • DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)
  • ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)
  • GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited)
  • BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited)
  • NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)
  • Indian Army
  • Indian Railways
Private Sector Jobs after Polytechnic: All private companies which recruit B.E/B.tech graduates also recruit diploma candidates. Nowadays, many companies prefer diploma candidate over B.E/B.tech, so this will be plus point for polytechnic course student. The main requirements for private sectors job are skills in the specific domain on which the student must focus from day one of his polytechnic course.
Following are some of the mass recruiters in private sectors.
  • TCS
  • Wipro
  • HCL
  • L&T
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Mahindra
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Hindustan Unilever
  • ACC, etc.
Entrepreneur/Self-Employment: As mentioned earlier skill is the basic requirement in any career opportunity, so after completing the polytechnic course one can start his own startup or business on the skills he has pursued during the course.


The main advantage of Polytechnic course is you will be introduced to the technical world in the early years of your student life (especially for students opting the course after 10th ) which will give you flexibility in shaping your career in the future as the foundation is the main factor for a successful career.

I hope this article has helped you to figure out all the questions regarding the polytechnic course, would like to here for any suggestions.