Now when the results of most schools have come out, there is doubt in the students’ minds what they should pursue next. Should they go for 10+2 or they prefer ITI or prepare for competitive exams, etc.

Most of the students prefer to go for 10+2 because they think to become successful, one should do this.

Let me tell you another option which you can look at. The name of this course is polytechnic. Now one question will arise in the mind of most of the students that what does this term polytechnic means.

How can they do the course of polytechnic? How is this course going to help them in the future? What is the scope in the future regarding this? What are the eligibility criteria for this particular course? So, no need to worry about this because today we will be discussing what are the advantages of this course named ‘polytechnic’.

What is Polytechnic?

Polytechnic is a very popular course which you can study after the completion of the 10th or 12th class. Students after the completion of the course get a diploma certificate.

A diploma certificate is issued by the educational institution that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study. Normally this course takes 3 years to complete.

If you do this course after the completion of the 10th class then you have to study for the 3 years to get the diploma.

If the student who has passed 12th class and wants to do this course then he can also pursue this.

The advantage he will get while doing the course is that he will have to only study for 2 years for getting the diploma. Indirectly diploma is equivalent to intermediate.

Eligibility for Polytechnic

The students who have minimum passed 10th class or SSC with a minimum of 40% are eligible for the diploma course.

Students should have studied English, Maths, and Science compulsorily in their SSC for applying for the diploma courses.

Selection Process

First of all, a notification is issued by the government regarding the admission.

Students need to fill the application forms released by the authorities within the given time period.

They have to upload the required documents which are asked to upload.

After this, there are CAP rounds through which a student has to go. After the first round, students get the college based on their marks.

If they are satisfied with the college which is allotted to them then they can go to the college for the further process or they can further go for the next CAP round.

Branches in Polytechnic

Before taking admission to any polytechnic college one must first think about their field of interest.

There is numerous field in which one can pursue a diploma course. These courses are as follows:

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Automobile Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
  • Diploma in Textile Technology
  • Diploma in Mining Engineering
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Environmental Engineering
  • Diploma in Environmental Engineering
  • Diploma in Fashion Technology
  • Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering
  • Diploma in Architecture Engineering
  •  Diploma in Computer Science and Technology
  • Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Diploma in Modern Office Practice
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Cosmetology
  • Diploma in Beauty Culture, etc.

There are many more branches in which a student can get the diploma certificate.

Is Polytechnic Tough?

There will be some students who will feel that this course is very tough and they can not do this course.

For these students, I will say that nothing is easy or hard in life. Everything depends on your hard work and interest.

If you are interested in making cars or you are interested in machines than you van can prefer to go with the mechanical engineering field.

Likewise, if someone is having an interest in making apps and games then they can go with computer science and engineering. And so on.

Advantages of Polytechnic

First of all, you will get a technical certificate after completing your diploma course.

On the basis of your diploma certificate, you can apply for the government and private jobs.

You can also look forward to going for higher studies. One of the biggest advantages that a diploma holder possesses is its technical knowledge.

The amount of technical knowledge they are having is pretty much more than that of a student who has completed intermediate.

What after doing Polytechnic

A question will arise in the mind of the students that what they can do further after completion of a diploma.

Students can go for engineering in the branch they have opted during the diploma or if they want a different branch than they can also change before taking admission in engineering college.

One of the advantages of doing engineering after the diploma course is that the student can get admission directly in the 2nd year of engineering.

One can also go for the job after completing the diploma course. There are jobs available in the government sector including the armed forces.

Future in Different Sector

If you are thinking about joining the armed forces after getting the diploma then you can also go for it.

Since the Indian armed forces are Thousands of candidates are being recruited by Army, Navy, and Air force every year on the diploma basis.

Future in PSUs

Many PSUs like Oil and natural gas corporation (ONGC), Bharat electronics limited (BEL), Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL), Ordnance Factory Of India, GAIL, BHEL, SAIL, NTPC, BPCL, and other public sector units recruit candidates who are having a diploma degree. 

Options for Higher Studies

If you are not willing to work and want to opt for post-graduation then you can pursue M.Tech or M.S in computer engineering. Usually, M.Tech is a 2-year course and M.S is a 3-year long course.

After students can find a job in both private and public sector firms.

You can also do a Ph.D. if you are interested in the research field. Generally, it is a 5-year integrated course which involves two years of course and three years of research work.

Self Dependent

If you are interested in business or want to become an entrepreneur then you can also go in this field after getting a diploma or after getting a degree. Otherwise, you can go for an MBA course.

This course is most helpful for students who are inclined towards business and management.

Most of the companies allow a higher range of salary for the candidates who are from an MBA background.


The polytechnic is one of the best courses one can prefer after completing there SSC. It will help in building your technical knowledge and will allow you the job opportunity at a very early age.

The future in after this scope looks good. The scope after the diploma course is very vast.

So it will be good for the students to think out of the box and try to make themselves different from the crowd who only thinks that HSC is the only good thing after completing the 10th class.


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