Polytechnic is a technical institute which imparts technical education in India. Polytechnics are not affiliated to any university but are recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). They offer 3 Year duration diploma courses in engineering.
The courses are designed in such a way that the students are able to perform basic engineering tasks. The diploma holders in engineering are generally employed as supervisors or junior engineers in the companies.
The different branches / trades offered in polytechnic colleges are Click Following Links
Be Careful before you decide the branch !!! Meet students who are pursuing diploma to know more about each branch. Also meet professionals (successful ones) to get their views about Diploma and further studies. No website or magazine will give the latest & inside details as much as a professional can give you. So think before you think whom to ask !!
The Advantages of 3 year Polytechnic Diploma
1. The 3 year polytechnic diploma makes a student half engineer. 2. It's the best option for students keen on studying technical subjects immediately after school. 3. More exposure to technical world compared to PUC students, tajen to 2 year Engineering. This path is less competitive to get into Engineering compared to the path of PUC-->CET-->Engg 4. A diploma degree will be sufficient for junior engineering jobs 5. Successful candidates can set up their own industry 6. Excellent job opportunities un gulf countries 7. Campus recruitment in selected Government Polytechnics. You can be into MNC's just 3 year after school while for others it's a wait of 6 years (2 yrs PUC+3 or 4 yrs of Graduation)
CHALLENGES IN DIPLOMA
1. Tight Schedule of Exams: The 3 year Diploma course is divided into 6 semesters with every semester having at least 2 internals exams !!. This puts you on very challenging schedule 2. Coaching facilities in most colleges is average due to lack of committed faculty who are now moving to industry 3. Except a few colleges, most of the colleges lack good facilities.