At HIET Diploma courses were introduced during the academic year 2012-13, and seeing the popularity and the response additional courses for Electrical and Computer Sciences were introduced in the academic year 2013-14.
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The Diploma in Engineering or Diploma in Technical Studies is a technical degree below the undergraduate rank which aims to provide students with some basic knowledge of engineering, scientific, computing, mathematical techniques, a sound knowledge of English to communicate in the job field and ability to apply the basic problem solving techniques. Its duration is 3 years. Many countries in the world recognize it as equivalent to Inter-Science or Pre-Engineering for further studies purpose. After successful completion of Diploma in Engineering course, students can either continue further Engineering studies in undergraduate level or get employment as supervisors, foremen, sales engineers, workshop technicians, draftsman, service station managers, auto engineers, agricultural overseers, farm managers, junior instructors, workshop superintendents etc. In most of the countries one can apply for studying diploma in engineering degree after completion of 10th grade or the secondary school certificate. At HIET Diploma courses were introduced during the academic year 2012-13, and seeing the popularity and the response additional courses for Electrical and Computer Sciences were introduced in the academic year 2013-14. In Himachal Pradesh, specifically the “eligibility criteria for admission to the Diploma Polytechnic courses” is now based on “having taken the PAT test (Polytechnic Admission Test )” as organised by the HP Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala. Without this admissions to Polytechnics would not be considered. Students having cleared their 10th ( Matriculation ) examination, regardless whether they had Science as their subject or not , are eligible to take the PAT test and seek admission to the Polytechnic courses.
On completion of their Polytechnic courses the students have the option of further seeking admission to the Second Year of the B.Tech courses as Lateral entry or they could opt for placement services as offered by the institute. The Training and Placement cell at HIET would take the responsibility for the placement of the students who successfully complete their Polytechnic courses.
The Diploma Section is headed by an Independent Principal and has its own dedicated and experienced faculty. It has access to all the labs and the workshops as available at HIET for its other courses, as stipulated by the regulating Authority the AICTE and the NVTC