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How to choose the Right Polytechnic College for you? February 17, 2023

Choosing the best college for engineering can be challenging because there are so many institutions spread out across the nation, all of which make claims to be superior to the others. If you are also confused, this blog will help you choose the right polytechnic college for you.

What is a Polytechnic course?

The polytechnic course enables students to take a diploma or vocational degree based on technical education. After finishing secondary school, students can enroll in these courses, which offer a realistic alternative to degree programs. Instead of focusing on theoretical information, polytechnic courses emphasize the development of skills and practical experience. Students receive diploma certification after completion of this course.

Benefits of Polytechnic Course

Following are some of the main benefits of attending a polytechnic engineering course

  1. Polytechnic is an affordable course.
  2. You will have the formal qualification of an engineer and can apply for government and private jobs right after your diploma.
  3. As compared to degree programs, you can complete your diploma faster. It will take 2-3 years to complete a polytechnic diploma.
  4. Polytechnic courses focus on practical learning and they will help you prepare for your career.

Polytechnic courses after 10th

Toms engineering college- Once you complete your class 10th you can pursue a polytechnic course at Toms engineering college. This diploma course is affiliated with DTE and approved by AICTE.

Toms offers one of the best polytechnic courses in Kerala. The Course duration is 3 years. The college has a standardized infrastructure, well-equipped with labs, a library, and hostel facilities. Toms also provides placement & training opportunities to its students.

You can pursue polytechnic courses in the field of –

  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Automobile engineering
  • Mechanical engineering, and
  • Electrical & electronics engineering

Eligibility Criteria to get admission to polytechnic diploma courses

At TOMS, 60 seats are available for every specialization. Out of which 30 seats are reserved for the government quota and 30 for the management quota. Please find the eligibility criteria for the management quota below-

  • The minimum age should be 16 years.
  • Candidates who have passed SSLC/ THSLC can apply for these courses.

Lateral entry admission to polytechnic courses- You can also join polytechnic courses after 12th with the lateral entry option at TOMS. To get admission here, a student needs to be a 10+2 passed out with science.

How to choose the right polytechnic college for you?

  • Find the stream you want to pursue your polytechnic diploma from. Making a list of your interest areas with the market demand of the stream will help you select one.
  • Now, sort out the colleges which provide these courses. You can sort out colleges based on cities, course fees, internship/placement opportunities, infrastructure, and the availability of the stream you want to pursue.
  • Once you sort out the colleges, do deep research about the college course curriculum, research facilities, essential amenities, social life, safety, college ranking, and everything that concerns you.
  • Check out the partnership of the institute with companies, past placement records, and accreditation of the college.
  • Check out the eligibility criteria of the college you want to be admitted to.

Career prospects after polytechnic courses

Btech as lateral entry option-

The most popular choice for holders of a polytechnic diploma, is to enroll in a B.Tech. or B.E. Candidates must take the appropriate Entrance exam for the college and degree they want to enroll in, in order to be considered for this. Engineering diploma holders have access to lateral entry in several engineering institutes. Lateral entrance refers to the ability to enter the engineering program during the second or third semester of a B.Tech. or B.E. program.


  • Civil engineering- Students can apply for technician, apprentice, or clerical posts in various government departments after completing the polytechnic course in civil engineering. Some popular job roles in this field are- Assistant Manager, Field inspector, and Quality Control Engineer.
  • Automobile engineering- Students with a diploma in automobile engineering are sought after in every field of employment, including engineering, development, mechanism, research, and many others. Most reputed organizations in private and public sectors in India and overseas favour diploma holders in automobile engineering. Popular job roles in this field are- Automobile Engineer, Production Engineer, Design Engineer, and Diploma in Computer Engineering.
  • Chemical engineering- Chemical engineering students can apply for maintenance technician, field operator, market analyst, associate scientist, and supervisor roles in public and private companies.
  • Mechanical engineering- Mechanical engineers can work in research & development, design, production, analysis & testing, and in the maintenance segment.
  • Electrical & electronics engineering- These engineers are well paid in India and the popular job areas in this field are educational institutes, the IT industry, the petroleum industry, railways, research & design, etc.


Hope this blog helps you find out the right polytechnic college for you. There are enormous opportunities in the field of engineering and through the polytechnic course, you can easily get junior-level jobs in the public and private sectors. So, get yourself enrolled in the Toms college of engineering and have a great career ahead.

Frequently asked questions

Is polytechnic good for the future?

If you are looking for junior-level jobs in an engineering field or want to start earning early, the polytechnic is a good course. And if you want to take up higher-level jobs, you can opt for graduation after a polytechnic diploma to enhance your skills and knowledge in your domain.

How long is the polytechnic course?

Polytechnic courses are generally of three years, and if you take lateral entry admission, it will take you two years to complete your polytechnic.

Which job is best after polytechnic?

You can get jobs in both the public and private sectors after completing your polytechnic. But it is advisable to look for government jobs because organizations such as Railways, DRDO, BHEL, BSNL, Indian army, IPCL, etc. hire polytechnic graduates.

Which polytechnic course is best after the 10th?

Diplomas in chemical engineering, civil engineering, automobile engineering, and electrical and electronics engineering are some of the best polytechnic courses after the 10th.

What is the average salary of a polytechnic engineer in India?

The average salary of a polytechnic engineer in India is 2.2 lakhs.

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