Diploma to Degree Admission Engineering

Have you completed Diploma in Engineering? Are you looking forward to study the relevant Degree (B.E. or B.Tech.) course? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, you’ll be reading about Diploma to Degree (Engineering) admission process and application process.

Diploma to Degree Admission

Diploma to Degree entry is commonly known as ‘Lateral entry’. There’s lateral entry scheme for various courses such as Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture etc. This article focuses on Diploma to Degree in Engineering discipline.


Lateral entry is commonly known by names such as DtoD and D2D. Let us check out more details about this admission scheme.


Diploma in Engineering courses are job oriented. The course duration is 3 years (6 semesters). But there also exists other better (and advanced) courses. Degree (B.E. or B.Tech.) holds more value that Diploma in Engineering.


Joining Degree Engineering course after completing Diploma makes a lot of sense. It is an advanced course and will provide you more knowledge about your chosen field. It will also help you land better jobs, improve the ‘weight’ and value of your CV.


Students who have completed 3 years long Diploma course are eligible to make Diploma to Degree switch. Read on to know more about the admission and application process.


Diploma to Degree Lateral Entry (Engineering)

First of all, a student must have completed 3 years long Diploma in Engineering from a recognized institute or university. Candidates must hold a valid Diploma certificate in his/her chosen engineering branch.


Eligible candidates may then take part in the lateral entry admission process (Diploma to Degree) and secure admission directly into the second year of Engineering (B.E. or B.Tech.) course. Typical Engineering (B.E. or B.Tech.) course is 4 years long. Lateral entry candidates will gain direct entry into the second year (3rd semester) of B.E. or B.Tech. program.


After securing direct entry into the second year (3rd semester), students will have to see off remaining 6 semesters of B.E. or B.Tech. course. After completing this course, they’ll earn Bachelor or Engineering (or Technology) Degree!


How to secure admission?

DtoD admission is usually overseen by Technical Education admission committee/board. Names of such committees/boards may vary from one state to another – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, UP, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa etc.


Admission process is merit based. Students’ performance in Diploma is taken into consideration and seats are allotted to deserving candidates.


Some admission committees also conduct a D2D entrance test. For example – Jharkhand’s DtoDECE.


How to apply for D2D admission?

Application process is online. Interested candidates may refer relevant State’s technical education board website and apply online.


Date of applying

Date usually varies from one state to another. Advertisements about admissions are usually put up by the admission committee. Readers must keep an eye on official website of the admission committee.


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Readers should give attention to the rules and regulations set by their respective States’ admission committee. Selection process, dates and websites may vary from one State to another.

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