How to become an Engineer

If you have analytical mind and ability to overcome technical troubles & issues, then Engineering may the best profession for you. An engineer basically applies the theoretical knowledge to design and built a system or structure and makes it practically/ physically available to real world.  The promising career opportunities and personal interest of students make Engineering as one of the most preferred professional courses available in India and as per own sphere of interest, disciples can opt any one from various branches of engineering as like Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Robotics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Civil etc.

In 10+2 system of education, 10th class/ high school/ SSC is the most crucial time for a student as during this phase the student has to make up his mind for the profession he aspire to practice in future and accordingly elect the subjects to study for next 2 years in schooling and also during higher studies. After successfully completion of SSC/ 10th class, the disciples fascinated towards engineering and decided to become an engineer can opt any of the options of either getting admission in ITI, Diploma in Engineering or in XIth class (Mathematics).


Industrial Training Institutes are constituted under Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It is the basic level of technical practical training in various trades. The admission procedure in ITI started in the month of July- august every year and it’s duration is of one to two years as per the trade opted. The course is based on semester system and each year has two semesters.  ITI holders are skilled workers often employed by govt., semi govt., and private companies as their work force or they can set up their own garage, electrical and electronics repair shop, fabrication shop etc. depending upon trade opted.

After completion of ITI, candidate can go for apprenticeship in any established organization to enhance their Technical knowledge and to be aware of the working environment in establishments. During their apprenticeship, ITI holders get stipend as per the respective state govt. or central govt. rules. For more information regarding eligibility and stipend etc. refer the site

ITI holders get admission directly in second year of Diploma called Lateral Entry. On the basis of rank achieved in Entry Test students get admission in polytechnic colleges for diploma. Some colleges offer admission to candidates on basis of their performance in ITI and 10/10+2 without conducting any entrance examination. It is advised to check the admission procedure and eligibility criteria of the college of your preference.
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Diploma is a specific academic award usually awarded in technical or vocational courses e.g. Engineering, Pharmacy, Designing, etc. Studies of Diploma in Engineering is usually held in Polytechnic institutes & Engineering colleges recognized by respective State Boards of Technical Education/ Examination, State Departments/ Directorates of Technical Educations and All India Council for Technical Education.

The students successfully qualify SSC/ 10th class became eligible for admission in Diploma both in Engineering and Non-Engineering trades. Diploma holders in engineering trades are considered at a higher level than ITI holders. The admission procedure for diploma starts in the month of July – August. Diploma holders can get good jobs and good salary in govt., semi govt., and private companies.

The tenure of Diploma is 3 years for 10th qualified candidates whereas HSC/ 12th qualified students & ITI holders are eligible for lateral entry i.e direct in 2nd year/ 3rd semester and can complete their diploma in 2 years. Some universities/ colleges also offers part time diploma for working professionals.
There are several central universities as well as state universities which accord affiliation to polytechnic and degree colleges and therefore the admission procedure varies across the country. For more information about admission procedure log on to website of Directorate of Technical Education of your state or the college of your selection. You can also personally visit the college to inquire about the admission procedure and other facilities in college.


After completion of diploma in engineering, individual can either get into a job or continue his/ her studies by getting admission in Bachelor of engineering in respective trade. Diploma Holders can also pursue Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (A.M.I.E). AMIE is a bachelor’s degree in Engineering awarded by The Institution of Engineers. The admission in AMIE course is open round the year. For more information about AMIE, log on to website


The disciples renounce for admission in ITI or diploma and resolute to continue their schooling shall grab admission in XIth class with mathematics as main subject. Successful HSC/ 12th class qualified students are eligible for getting admission in Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology.

Various state, central & private universities/ colleges conduct their own Entrance tests for admission in Bachelor of Engineering. On the basis of marks obtained in entrance test, the candidates were ranked and colleges were allotted as per the rank & choice of the candidate during counseling. The top level colleges were almost filled at the time of counseling and the seats left vacant in them or other colleges will available for direct admission. The tenure of Bachelor of Engineering is 04 years. Diploma holders can get lateral entry i.e. directly in second year and complete their degree in 03 years. For more information regarding Technical Education and colleges log on to website .

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