In order to get admission into the
diploma stream the minimum qualification required I to clear the tenth standard/Secondary
School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or an equivalent examination, with not les
than 35 percent in subjects including Science and Mathematics. The examination
to enter the Diploma section is conducted by various private as well as
government Polytechnic Colleges.
After getting the Diploma degree a
student is entitled to take direct admission in the second year of B.Tech as
lateral entry. This fast-track admission is possible only after writing the
LET, the Lateral Entry Test. If you do well on this test, you can apply to
B.Tech / B.E programmes.
B.Tech./B.E. programme and diploma
programme have almost the similar content but the level of syllabus content is
higher in the latter. However, diploma students may have an advantage in terms
of the number of government jobs in the various departments like water board,
irrigation, PWD and many other. They also have a strong fundamental base of the
course over the students pursuing regular B.Tech/B.E students who directly
enter after their twelfth grade.