Life After Polytechnic Courses & Diploma

Your polytechnic course has come to an end and now you are wondering what to do. Well, you came to the right place then! Stop worrying about “what should I do next”. After completing the diploma, there are plenty of career options waiting for you. The main reason why most of the student opt polytechnic is because of the excellent career after completing it. It's one of the affordable ways to get a stable future in a short duration of time. Whether you are from the engineering field or from the non-engineering field after polytechnic courses students from both the fields get many career options to choose from. Here are all the career opportunities from which you can choose the best option for your future.

Studying After Diploma

Although this diploma programme is a proper technical course which is approved by all Indian council technical education (AICTE), still this course isn’t like proper graduations. Polytechnic course is designed to help the students in learning the basic of their study stream and have practical aspects. So it is good if you expand your knowledge. After completing the Polytechnic, you can go for further studies.

Why Choose Studies?

Polytechnic can help you to get a good job, but in order to have a wide career opportunity, you should have a proper graduation degree. In your diploma, you are taught about your main subjects and are given practical training of your domain subjects. This training helps you to get junior level jobs. Getting promotions after diploma jobs become difficult. It is helpful to start earning an early age but as years will pass it might frustrate you. Further studies will help you to have deep knowledge of your domain, you will study in both practical and theoretical level. This will not only add up your degree but will also help in getting high-level jobs with higher pay.

Lateral Entry in B.tech

This option is very popular among engineer filed diploma holders. To take up the B.Tech course you have to appear in the entrance test of colleges you are applying in. Many good engineering colleges provide lateral entry for diploma holders. This means you will get direct entry in the 3rd semester (2nd year) of the B.tech program. Doing B.tech after the diploma is very helpful. Firstly, you don’t have to study the off-course subjects that B.tech students study in their first year, you directly get to study your main subjects. Secondly, you get priority over students doing regular B.tech. The company sees that you have practical knowledge as well so they will prefer you over any other student. Many colleges and universities hold their separate test to screen the diploma candidates.

Top Colleges To Choose From:- The top colleges in India who offer lateral entry to diploma holders are-

  1. Delhi technology university (DTU) in Delhi
  2. Guru Nanak dev college in Ludhiana
  3. Punjabi University in Patiala
  4. Chitkara University in Chandigarh
  5. Punjab University in Chandigarh
  6. KIITS University in Odisha
  7. Punjab Technical University(PTU) in Jalandhar
  8. IP University (Guru Gobind Singh) in Delhi
  9. Netaji Subhash Institute in Delhi
  10. Thapar Institute in Patiala
  11. Delhi Technological University(DTU) in Delhi
  12. Harcourt Butler Institute in Kanpur

Certification Course

Taking up Associate member of institutions of Engineers (AMIE) certification course is a very good option for diploma holders of engineering field. This professional certification is equal to a B.E degree. A.I.M.E conduct an exam which consist of two parts, it takes a person around four years for completing this professional course. The candidate who passes this test successfully is awarded the certificate. However, there is an advantage for a polytechnic student in this paper, they can skip few papers (like project work) from section A. So it hardly takes three years for a polytechnic candidate to get this certificate. You can visit the official site www.ieindia.org to get more details about this course.

Focusing On The Study Domain

Btech and B.E programs are good for diploma holder of engineer field, but apart from this, there is an excellent option for those who are from the non-engineering field. The non-technical diploma holders have an option to opt for graduation in their mainstream subject. This graduation course is usually for three years. They can do BCA, B.Com, B.Sc, or BA in their respective field. However, to be eligible for these courses you must have completed your 12th board exams. This graduation courses provide high paying jobs but before applying for such courses make sure you have the certificate of 12th class.

Job After Polytechnic

Polytechnic is popular because it provides a shortcut for a stable career to many students. A diploma holder can get a very good job offer in a short period of time. For those students who want to start their career at an early age or have any financial problem, they can skip studying further and directly apply for jobs. Many reputed companies offer a good package to diploma holders. In fact, you can also apply for government jobs (PSU) after completing your polytechnic course.

Government Jobs

Many public sectors offer great jobs to diploma holder, they especially put vacancies having educational qualification like a diploma or ITI. These sectors hire polytechnic candidates for technician jobs, or other junior level jobs where both non-engineering and engineering candidates can apply. These jobs are at a junior level still they provide a good package. You can easily earn 20 to 50,000 per month by these PSUs.

Some top public sectors offering jobs to diploma graduates are:-

  1. Indian Army
  2. Railways (RRB)
  3. Maha Ratna companies like ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation), BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited), GAIL(Gas Authority of India Limited, NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) and DRDO.
  4. Irrigation Departments
  5. Public Work Departments
  6. BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited)
  7. IPCL(Indian Petro Chemicals Limited)
  8. NSSO(National Sample Survey Organization), etc.

Private Jobs

Similar to PSUs, many reputed private sectors also offers the job to diploma holders. These companies are mostly those who deal with construction,

manufacturing, telecom, and electronics domain. Just like public sectors, private sectors also offer a good package to candidates however, the promotion rate is less for diploma holder in private companies. But if you are looking for a job for only a few years, then joining a private company will be a good option.

Some top private sectors offering jobs to diploma graduates are:-

  1. Airlines like Jet Airways, Indigo, Kingfisher, etc.
  2. Communication firms like Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Bharti Airtel, etc.
  3. Construction Firms like DLF, Unitech, GMR Infra, Jaypee Associated, Mitas, etc.
  4. Companies dealing with Automobiles like Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, TATA Motors, Mahindra, etc.
  5. Computer Engineering Firms like HCL, TCS, Wipro, Polaris, Infosys, Capgemini, etc.
  6. Mechanical Engineering Firms like ACC Ltd, Voltas, Hindustan Unilever, etc.
  7. Electrical / Power Firms like BSES, Tata Power, L&T, etc.

Start Something Different

If you don’t like working under someone then starting your own business is a great option. Diploma holders are trained and are given proper practice in their core branch. They have proper knowledge of their respective subjects so a self-employment is a good option for diploma candidates. For example, if a student has good knowledge of Automobile engineering then he can start his own automobile repair shop or garage. A student holding a computer engineering diploma can start his business of computer repairing shop. You start your own business you need to have a good amount of money. Self-employment doesn’t give much profit at starting but as your business starts growing you earn a lot out of it. Imagine that feeling of a diploma holder offering jobs to top B.tech engineers!

Whatever you decide to do after your polytechnic course, whether it be studying further or doing a job, make sure you are happy with it.

|Published on May 6, 2019

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