Polytechnic: Click here to know about the course, duration, eligibility, specialization, syllabus, top universities, career opportunities and more

Career Goals: After completing the polytechnic diploma, individuals can work as technicians or engineers in various private or public organisations. Students can also go for higher studies. Other than jobs, students can also open his/her company if he is interested in starting his/her business.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About the course:

Polytechnic is a technical education course which is generally divided into 3 years. This program is designed for individuals who want to get a diploma in the technical education field. Polytechnic can be pursued right after the student’s high school.  This course emphasizes the overall development of skills and practical experience over theoretical knowledge. After completion of this program, students get a certificate. Individuals can get jobs in various private or public organizations through this certificate.

Currently in India, many colleges offer polytechnic diplomas. The average fee for a polytechnic program is Rs 15000 to Rs 40000 per annum in India. It can vary from college to college.

The duration of Polytechnic:

Polytechnic is a diploma programme for students wanting to get a diploma in technical education. The duration of the program is usually three years which are then divided into 6 semesters.

The eligibility criteria for polytechnic:

The eligibility criteria for the Polytechnic diploma are given below for students’ convenience. Students wishing to be admitted to any polytechnic college are advised to look at the eligibility criteria below.

  • The candidate should have qualified for his/her class 10th or 12th
  • He/she should have a minimum of 40% marks in the qualifying examination. Although it can vary from college to college.
  • The student should be a citizen of India.
  • The compulsory subjects should be Mathematics, English and Science.
  • For admission to a government polytechnic college, the candidate should sit for the entrance exam of the respective state.

Polytechnic syllabus:

Aspiring students can check mentioned subject list of polytechnic courses below in order to get an idea of the course before admission. The semester-wise subject list is given below for students.

For semester 1:

  • Communication skills I
  • Applied mathematics I
  • Applied Physics I
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Basics of information technology
  • General workshop
  • Practice I

For semester 2:

  • Applied Mathematics II
  • Applied Physics II
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Basics of Mechanical and civil engineering
  • Analog electronics
  • General workshop practice II

For semester 3:

  • Applied mathematics IIII
  • Electrical instrumentation and measurement
  • Electrical and electronics engineering materials
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electrical machine I
  • Environmental studies

For semester 4:

  • Communication skill II
  • Industrial electronics and control
  • Electrical design, drawing and estimating I
  • Power plant engineering
  • Transmission and distribution of electrical power
  • Energy conservation
  • Universal human values

For semester 5:

  • Industrial management and entrepreneurship development
  • Switchgear and protection
  • PLC, Microcontroller and SCADA
  • Electrical machine II

For semester 6:

  • Installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment
  • Electrical design, drawing and estimating I
  • Utilization of electrical energy
  • Application of computer software in electrical engineering
  • Project work

Top polytechnic courses available:

The list of top polytechnic courses is mentioned below. Students can choose from any of these courses.

  • Diploma in biotechnical engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Diploma in automobile engineering
  • Diploma in textile engineering
  • Diploma in power engineering
  • Diploma in civil engineering
  • Diploma in computer science & engineering
  • Diploma in interior decoration
  • Diploma in arts and crafts
  • Diploma in electrician
  • Diploma in chemical engineering
  • Diploma in biotechnology engineering
  • Diploma in information technology
  • Diploma in metallurgy engineering
  • Diploma in agricultural engineering
  • Diploma in aeronautical engineering
  • Diploma in aerospace engineering
  • Diploma in mining engineering
  • Diploma in motorsport engineering
  • Diploma in polymer engineering

Career opportunities after polytechnic:

After completing the polytechnic diploma, individuals can work in the private and public sectors. Some students also pursue higher studies to gain advanced knowledge in their respective fields.

After their polytechnic diploma, students can work in the following organizations.

  • Indian Railways
  • ONGC
  • GAIL
  • Indian Army
  • BHEL
  • Coal India Limited
  • Bharat Petroleum
  • Indian Oil
  • NSSO
  • Private organisations
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Mahindra


Top polytechnic universities in India:

Some of the top polytechnic colleges are given below.

  • V. Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar
  • Lovely professional university, Jalandhar
  • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab
  • PES University, Bangalore
  • Sri Venkateswara college of engineering and technology, Chittoor
  • Integral University, Lucknow
  • NIMS University, Jaipur
  • Government polytechnic, Pune
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow
  • B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair
  • VPM’s Polytechnic, Pune
  • Pusa Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Delhi skill and entrepreneurship University, Delhi
  • Veermata Jijabai technological institute, Mumbai and many more.

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