Description of the Course:
Full Time (3 years) / Full Time – Lateral Entry (2 Years)
The Course for the full Time Diploma in Engineering shall extend over a period of three academic years, consisting of 6 semesters* and the First Year is common to all Engineering Branches.
Condition for Admission:
Condition for admission to the diploma courses shall be required to have passed in
The S.S.L.C Examination of the Board of Secondary Education, TamilNadu.
The Anglo Indian High School Examination with eligibility for Higher Secondary Course in TamilNadu.
The Matriculation Examination of Tamil Nadu.
Any other Examination recognized as equivalent to the above by the Board of Secondary Education, TamilNadu.
Note: In addition, at the time of admission the candidate will have to satisfy certain minimum requirements, which may be prescribed from time to time by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamilnadu.
Admission to Second year (Lateral Entry):
A pass in HSC ( Academic ) or ( Vocational ) courses mentioned in the Higher Secondary Schools in TamilNadu affiliated to the TamilNadu Higher Secondary Board with eligibility for university Courses of study or equivalent examination, & Should have studied the following subjects.
All the Regular Diploma Courses
Maths, Physics &
Physics, Chemistry & Biology
Practical 1 & 2
For the diploma Courses related with Engineering / Technology, the related / equivalent subjects prescribed along with Practical may also be taken for arriving the eligibility
Age Limit: No Age limit.
Medium of Instruction: English
Eligibility for the Award of Diploma:
No candidate shall be eligible for the Diploma unless he/she has undergone the prescribed course of study for a period of not less than 3 academic years in any institution affiliated to the State Board of Technical Education and Training, TamilNadu, when joined in First Year and two years if joined under Lateral Entry scheme in the second year and passed the prescribed examination.
The minimum and maximum period for completion of Diploma Courses are as given below:
Subjects of Study and Curriculum outline:
The subjects of study shall be in accordance with the syllabus prescribed from time to time, both in theory and practical by the curriculum development centre, Directorate of Technical Education, Tamilnadu.
Board Examinations in all subjects of all the semesters under the scheme of examinations will be conducted at the end of each semester. The Internal assessment marks for all the subjects will be awarded on the basis of continuous internal assessment earned during the semester concerned. For each subject 25 marks are allotted for internal assessment and 75 marks are allotted for Board Examination.
Criteria for Pass:
No candidate shall be eligible for the award of Diploma unless he/she has undergone the prescribed course of study successfully in an institution approved by AICTE and affiliated to the State Board of Technical Education & Training, Tamil Nadu and pass all the subjects prescribed in the curriculum.
A candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination in a subject if he/she secures not less than 40% in theory subjects and 50% in practical subject out of the total prescribed maximum marks including both the internal assessment and the Board Examination marks put together, subject to the condition that he/she secures at least a minimum of 30 marks out of 75 marks in the Board’s Theory examinations and a minimum of 35 marks out of 75 marks in the Board Practical Examinations.
Classification of successful candidates:
Classification of candidates who will pass out the final examinations from April 2018 onwards (Joined in first year in 2015-2016) will be done as specified below.
First Class with Superlative Distinction:
A candidate will be declared to have passed in First Class with Superlative Distinction if he/she secures not less than 75% of the marks in all the subjects and passes all the semesters in the first appearance itself and passes all subjects within the stipulated period of study 3/ 3½/ 4 years (Full Time/Sandwich/Part Time) without any break in study.
First Class with Distinction:
A candidate will be declared to have passed in First Class with Distinction if he/she secures not less than 75% of the aggregate of marks in all the semesters put together and passes all the semesters except the I and II semesters in the first appearance itself and passes all the subjects within the stipulated period of study 3/ 3½/ 4 years (Full Time/Sandwich/Part Time) without any break in study.
A candidate will be declared to have passed in First Class if he/she secures not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in all semesters put together and passes all the subjects within the stipulated period of study 3/ 3½ / 4 years (Full Time/Sandwich/Part Time) without any break in study.
All other successful candidates will be declared to have passed in Second Class.