Diploma courses in State

Diploma courses in State

Diploma courses in State

After 10th standard many students also prefer to pursue a technical course.

Most of them take up the technical course to get a job in the same area of specialization as well as pursue engineering.

There are plenty of Diploma courses offered by Polytechnics, Institutes, Central and State Government Organizations and Corporate sector.

The courses offered can be broadly classified as: Three year technical diploma courses 

These courses focus in making the candidate technically sound and also job ready. The syllabus is prescribed and exams are conducted every 6 months.

Students pursue these diploma courses as a stepping stone towards graduation in Engineering ( BE, B Tech).

Common Diploma Courses offered by Polytechnics are Agriculture, Aeronautical, Architecture, Automobile, Bio-technology, Civil, Chemical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Heat Power Technology, Electronics Instrumentation & control, Information science & technology, Mechanical, Machine Tool technology, Mining, Polymer Technology, Water Tech. & Health sciences, Welding & Sheet metal Technology, Construction Tech.

Non-Technical diploma courses (for Girls):

For girls certain diploma courses are offered to make them undertake jobs as Secretaries, Administrators, Co-ordinators, Librarians, Personal Assistants among other vocations. These courses are one, two or three year duration.

The focus in these courses is to train the girls on business skills, communication skills, IT skills and specific skills of a job.

Non-technical Diploma Courses offered by Women Polytechnics are Architecture Assistantship, Commercial Practice – English, Commercial Practice – Kannada, Secretarial Practice, Modern Office Practice, Business Administration, Library science & Information management, Costume Design Dress Making, Interior Decoration.

Choosing a Polytechnic

The Government Polytechnics are well equipped and attract the best students. Hence first preference can be given to a Government Polytechnic.

Some private management polytechnics, if not all, are really good. You can choose the best based on feedback of ex-students and placement records.

Girls have the option to join a regular polytechnic or a only girls polytechnic.

Many polytechnics today do not have good faculty.

Hence a student must check the faculty details before choosing.

Diploma courses offered by specific industries:

 Some industries offer two and three year Diploma Courses to create well trained manpower specific to their requirements. 

The course is job-oriented and candidates are trained to become qualified technicians / engineers of the specific technology / industry.

Some of the special diploma courses for 10th passing students are as follows:

Diploma in Tool and Die Making, Mechatronics

Offered by Government Tool Room  & Training Centre (http://www.karunadu.gov.in/gttc) having centres in Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Mangalore, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Dandeli, Hubli, Hospet, Maddur, KGF, Kanakapura and also at NTTF (http://nttftrg.com) centres in Bangalore, Dharwad, Tumkur and Bellary.

Printing Technology Diploma

Offered by Government Institute of Printing Technology, Palace Road, Bangalore.

Diploma in Plastics Mould Technology – Offered by Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology, Hebbal Industrial Area, Mysore – 570016. (www.cipetindia.com)

Interior Designing Diploma

Offered by Small Industries Services Institute, Peenya, Bangalore – 01 ( www.sisikarnataka.org) ; Government Polytechnic for Women, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore.

Leather Technology Diploma

 Offered by Karnataka Institute of Leather Technology, Arabic College Post, K G Halli, Bangalore – 45 ; Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai – 20. (www.clri.org)

Diploma in Jewellery Design

Offered by JSS Polytechnic for the Handicapped (even general students can apply ), SJCE Campus, Mysore – 06.

Diploma in Pattern Making

Fashion Designing ; Garment Manufacturing Tech – Offered by Bangalore Institute of Fashion Technology .


Being a technical course, its more interesting and more challenging.

Students get to learn technology, skills and theory also a good foundation to pursue Engineering. Job opportunities for successful diploma candidates are very bright.

Many MNCs and Government organizations visit polytechnics for campus recruitment.

The good students always get a great package. Self-employment opportunities are plenty for Diploma holders.

Advantages over PUC

A diploma is three years of theory plus practicals.

It is linked to job and increase in knowledge and skills while PUC focuses on memorizing and writing exams.

A diploma is good for those who have decided what to pursue in engineering while PUC is good if he/she has not decided on the engineering options.

A diploma makes a student realize and practice his technical skills before joining Engineering while PUC gives no idea about technical skills.


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