Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) Distance Education

Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) in Distance Education / Correspondence


3 Year / 2 Years Lateral Entry


INR 30K – 50K Per Year


10 / 10+2 in PCM / Two years ITI


10+ Universities are offering this course

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About Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) Distance Education

Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) Distance Education is 2 years (Lateral Entry)/ 3 years engineering diploma program designed to impart technical education. This program provides, 10th pass candidates, an opportunity to start a job, in engineering field, right after completing the course. Candidates who have completed 12th (PCM) or ITI (2 Years) after 10th can be admitted to 2nd year of Diploma in Engineering program. Students who are not able to secure admission inB. Tech, can take admission to Diploma in Engineering. After completing, Diploma in engineering, they can be directly admitted to 2nd year of B. Tech. Distance Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) is designed to impart technical knowledge of a specific engineering field, opted by students. This program offers many branches of specialization such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automobile engineering, etc. Aspirants can opt any branch of their interest. There are many aspirants who want to pursue this program. However, they cannot afford to join regular college because of unavoidable reasons such as financial constraints, job commitments & family responsibilities. Diploma in Engineering through Distance education can help such aspirants to continue their education.

Is Polytechnic Diploma through distance education valid?

There are lots of articles regarding this topic over the internet, that leaves the aspirants completely perplexed. Very clear answer to this question is “No”. UGC-AICTE-DEB do not recognize diploma in engineering or any other technical course like BE/ B. Tech through distance education. They have also issued a notification declaring technical distance education invalid. Although, AICTE has come up with an alternative solution for this problem i.e., delivering Diploma in Engineering through Part-Time/ Online mode. There are many UGC-AICTE approved universities offering this alternative.

Affiliations to check before selecting any University

University Grants Commission

Association of Indian Universities

All India Council for Technical Education

Eligibility for Diploma in Engineering Distance Education

Candidates who are 10th pass are eligible for taking admission into this course.

Candidates who pursued 12th (PCM) or ITI (2 Years) after completing 10th are eligible to get lateral entry in 2nd year of the course directly.

Fees for M. Tech Distance Education

30K – 50K Per Year (As fees varies according to universities)

Objectives of Diploma in Engineering Distance Education

To help students, who cannot join regular college, in pursuing the course.

To cater aspirants employed in engineering industries in completing their technical education required for gaining appraisals in their career.

To equip candidates with sufficient technical knowledge required for starting a job in engineering industry or establishment.

To develop industrial & technical skills to perform well in real life scenario.

To impart basic communication and soft skills.

To impart the knowledge of using technical tools and gadgets.

Career options after Diploma in Engineering Distance Education

Diploma in Engineering course is designed and imparted in such a way that the candidates can take a job immediately after completing this course. This course makes various career options available to the aspirants.

  • Aspirants can start a job as Junior Engineer, Assistant Engineer in Engineering Industries.
  • Aspirants interested in further education can join B. Tech 2nd year.
  • Aspirants are also eligible to join other graduation programs like BBA, BCA, etc.
  • There is a huge demand for diploma engineering holders in Gulf countries.
  • Diploma engineering candidates are also required, for the role of Junior Engineer, Project Assistant, in various public sector undertakings, like DRDO, ONGC, NTPC, etc.
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