Polytechnic :: 3 year Diploma

What is Polytechnic?

Polytechnic is made up of two words- poly + technic. Poly means learning a lot of arts and technique means technology. That means polytechnic diploma is a course where we learn much technology, in different areas like mechanical, electrical, electronics, computers, communication, and instruments, etc.

Polytechnic course is a 3-year regular course in which Regular Class is to be attended. It focuses on skills and practical knowledge. There is less focus on theoretical knowledge because the purpose of the Polytechnic course is Practical skill Development.

The fees for government  colleges are low. Therefore, people who have a financial problem but want to learn something well, the polytechnic diploma is a very good option. Fees in the Private Polytechnic Diploma are slightly higher than the Government Institute, but career options are similar to both.

Eligibility for Polytechnic

No special qualification is needed for polytechnic. You can do this after high school or after intermediate. If you do it after high school, then it is 3 years course and if you do after inter then it is a 2 years course.  Students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in high school are eligible. Age relaxation is given for reserved category people.

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How to get admission in polytechnic college?

The admission process in polytechnic is different in every state. Some states students have to take entrance exams to get admission and in some states, merit list is made based on marks of 10th, so that candidates who are ranked above get admission. Every polytechnic college has limited seats in every course for which many candidates apply.

Admission based on Merit

Merit is the base of Admission in some states like Rajasthan and Odisha. There is no admission test for admission in these states. students have to register online for the process in which general information such as name, address, board name, number of information is required. To fill the online application form, the application fee is also paid which is different in every state.

 The merit lists are made based on 10th or 12th marks. Candidates having high marks are called for counseling in which some documents are required to be submitted for admission. Therefore, to get admission in polytechnic, it is necessary to get good marks in class 10 or 12th.

Admission based on Entrance Exam

The entrance test is required in many states for admission. After submitting the application form in those states, ‘Admit card’ is issued online which is the hall ticket for the examination? The test is offline, i.e. written test. Candidates who clear these entrance exams are called for counseling and admission is given based on their rank in the entrance exam. Candidates, who want to clear this entrance examination, have to study very well so that they can get a good rank.

The pattern of Entrance Exam

The entrance exam is taken offline in every state. This exam is objective type (multiple choice) in which 4 questions are given for each question, one answer is correct. Negative markings are also done in some states. Negative marking means that the number is cut when a wrong answer is given. The questions of science and mathematics are asked at the entrance of the diploma course.

Counseling and Admission

Counseling is done after the Entrance Examination based on the rank of student in the exam. Following Entrance Examination, if a student does not get a good rank, then he gets a private college, where the fee is generally Rs. 30000/- to Rs. 35000/- per year. On the contrary, if his rank is good, he gets a government college, where the fee is somewhere between Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 12000/- per year. Although many private colleges are also good and provide high class education and placements.


Fields of study

  • Architectural Assistantship
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Food Technology
  • Garment Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Interior Design & Decoration
  • Leather Technology (Footwear)
  • Library & Information Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Plastic Technology
  • Production & Industrial Engineering
  • Textile Technology

Further Studies

Although the Polytechnic 3 Year Diploma Course is a full technical degree course administered and approved by the AICTE ( All India Council for Technical Education)  but these courses are especially known for helping to learn the practical aspects and basics of related streams or topics.  Therefore, if the student wants to increase the theoretical knowledge as well as practical knowledge then after the completion of Polytechnic Diploma Course, he should go for further studies.

If someone wants to continue studying after doing polytechnics, then after completing polytechnics, a degree can be obtained in the same field. For example, if the student has taken a Polytechnic Diploma in Electrical Engineering, he can get admission in the Electrical Engineering Branch in B.Tech in the second year. This is called Lateral Entry in B.  After this one can do M Tech. Having a B Tech degree certainly increases job opportunities and salary scales.

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B.Tech Lateral Entry Scheme

The most popular option after 3 Year Diploma Course is to select B. Tech or BE, especially from the engineering domain. For this, the candidates will have to join the engineering entrance examination for college and course. Many engineering colleges offer lateral entry to the college diploma holders. Lateral Entry means that student can join the engineering program directly in the second year or may join the third semester of B.Tech / BE. In some colleges, separate entrance examinations are held for admission to the diploma holders through Lateral Entry Scheme.

AIME Certification

Another option after 3 Year Diploma Course holder with an engineering background is the AIME certification course. AMIE (Associate Member of the Institutions of Engineers) certification is a professional certification degree equivalent to BE. Candidates completing AIME Certification Course are honored by the Engineering Institute, India by AIME Certificate. There are two sections in the AIME examination and this course takes about 4 years to complete. However, polytechnic diploma holders do not need to do Stream A, i.e. project work. Therefore, they can do AIME certification course only in 3 years.

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Job Opportunities after Polytechnic

After the 3 Year Diploma Course, the scope of both government and private jobs is open.  placements are given to the candidates in private companies such as Wipro, Mahindra, Tata Polytechnic Institutes, etc.   Apart from this, many government jobs are also available. Many government companies also provide job placements to the candidates of the Polytechnic Institute.

Job profiles 

  • Product developer,
  • civil engineer,
  • Assistant Designer,
  • Analyst,
  • Junior Engineer,
  • Executive Officer
  • Lab Assistant in the College

Top government companies which recruit polytechnic students

  • Indian Railways
  • Indian Army
  • BHEL
  • Indian airport authority
  • Power grid
  • Electricity Department
  • GAIL – Gas Authority of India Limited
  • ONGC – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
  • DRDO – Defense Research and Development Organization
  • BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  •  NTPC – National Thermal Power Corporation
  • Public Works Department
  • BSNL – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  • Irrigation Department
  • Infrastructure Development Agency
  • IPCL – Indian Petro Chemicals Limited

Jobs in the Private Sector

Like the public sector, private sector companies also specially hire the polytechnic diploma holders working in manufacturing, maintenance, electrical, electronics, and communications domains. However, these jobs are of junior level and there is less hope of promotion unless one gets some other qualification like AMIE, etc.

Top private sector companies recruiting polytechnic diploma holders-

  • Airlines – Indigo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, etc.
  • Construction firm – Unitech, DLF, JP Associated, GMR Infra, Mits, etc.
  • Communication firm – Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, etc.
  • Computer engineering firm – TCS, HCL, Wipro, Polaris, etc.
  • Automobile – Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata Motors, Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, etc.
  • Electrical / Power Firm – Tata Power, BSES, Siemens, L & T, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering Firms – Hindustan Unilever, ACC Ltd, Volts, etc.


Another excellent career option for 3 Year Diploma Course holders is self-employment. All diploma courses offered by the Polytechnic Institutes specially train students on practical or application-related aspects of related topics. This prepares students to learn the basics of the subject and makes it worthy of starting their own business. For example, students who hold a diploma in computer engineering can easily start computer repair business Or any student holding a diploma in automobile engineering can start their garage or automobile repair store. Therefore, polytechnic diploma courses provide important opportunities for self-employment to students.

Top Polytechnic Colleges in India

  • Government Polytechnic, Mumbai
  • S H Jondhale Polytechnic Thane
  • P.M.’s Polytechnic Thane
  • Vivekanand Education Society’s Polytechnic Mumbai
  • Adesh Polytechnic College Muktsar
  • Anjuman Polytechnic Nagpur
  • Agnel Polytechnic Navi Mumbai
  • Chhotu Ram Polytechnic Rohtak
  • Adhiparasakthi Polytechnic College Kanchipuram
  • MEI Polytechnic Bangalore
  • Government Polytechnic Pune

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