Polytechnic courses are usually pursued after one completes their 10th grade. Contrary to popular belief, Polytechnic courses are not limited to only engineering. They offer a wide variety of courses that are predominantly technical in nature and hence many students who chose to do engineering are the ones who choose to go for Polytechnic courses. It is not vastly different from a diploma course and is often opted by students who are sure what they want to pursue in their life. There are several advantages as to why you should do a Polytechnic course and, in this article, we list a few.
Students who decide to go for a Polytechnic course after class 10th, decrease their education time by at least a year. Let us say that you are a student who has just completed your class 10th, if your Polytechnic course is two years long and you complete it then you can directly gain admission into the second year of any engineering college. Thus, after your class 10th, you study only for five years whereas regular engineering students study for six years. But both of you are employable on the same skills. This poses an advantage for Polytechnic students as they have a lot of opportunities in front of them while at a young age.
Both polytechnic students and engineering students study subjects like physics, chemistry in their respective courses but the difference here is, polytechnic students start learning about their specific domain right after 10th whereas engineering students do not. Engineering students start learning various subjects related to their domain in the first year of their engineering but by that time polytechnic students have already gained relevant knowledge in their field. Polytechnic courses focus a lot on the tasks at hand instead of providing bookish knowledge to students. Right from the first year of their diploma, students are encouraged to learn skills instead of learning answers therefore when compared to a regular engineering student polytechnic students have more knowledge about practical applications and real-world applications of what they study.
The fees of top engineering institutes across the country can go as high as 10,00,000 per annum. The more common fee range for colleges, however, ranges from 50,000 to 2 lakhs per annum. This is extremely huge when compared to the fees of polytechnic courses that are offered by various government and private institutions. The common free range for institutions offering polytechnic courses ranges from 3000 to 10,000 per annum. That is more than five times of a difference and is simply not worth it.
Polytechnic students usually job-ready when they complete their two to three-year diploma courses in their respective fields. However, they also have the option to pursue a professional degree by enrolling in an engineering institute after completing their diploma. The catch is, they will not be admitted into the first year rather will be admitted in the second year of engineering programs. If any student wishes to do so, then it is a relatively easy process to get admission in any college across the country and will not require lengthy procedures and troubling paperwork.
As mentioned in the article, polytechnic students usually have a better skillset than their engineering student counterparts. Therefore, a lot of organizations and firms are willing to provide internships, projects, job opportunities to polytechnic students instead of engineering students. Since a lot of polytechnic institutions are government-owned throughout the country, many opportunities will be provided for students by the government itself.
Polytechnic courses are much more hassle-free than regular engineering courses as engineering focus too much on theoretical work, completing records, submitting assignments. Whereas polytechnic focuses more on enhancing the skills of the students and not burdening them with written and theoretical work. This should not be confused as to think that there is absolutely no theory in polytechnic courses; because there is, but it is comparatively less and therefore students can focus on what needs to be focused and do not have to stress much about meeting deadlines.
After completing their diploma and maybe an internship, polytechnic students are ready for a job. They get multiple opportunities by government and private organizations and hence it is easy for them to land jobs. There is also less competition when compared to engineering institutions where campus recruitment takes place and students must compete with 1000 or more students for the same job position. In polytechnic, this is not the case and that is why it is easy for them to land a job early on in their life.
If a Polytechnic student is not satisfied with their diploma it is extremely easy for them to change the course of their career by enrolling in a different program either in a professional degree course are any other polytechnic course. They are not bound by anything which is extremely advantageous for them.