About B.Tech After Diploma (Lateral Entry)

B.Tech After Diploma is a lateral-entry bachelor's degree programme exclusively designed for working professionals for a duration of 3 years (6 semesters) to 3.5 years (7 semesters). This programme is suitable for candidates who wish to pursue higher education degrees for professional growth while simultaneously managing their regular jobs. B.Tech through distance/online mode is invalid, however, AICTE has allowed only working professionals who are diploma holders to pursue this B.Tech for Working Professionals course.

No. of Universities: 2

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Diploma/Polytechnic pass out

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Reasons to Pursue B.Tech Lateral Entry Course

Time Saving

Enhanced Job Prospects


Practical-Oriented Course

Key Highlights of B.Tech Lateral Entry Programs

  • The course duration of this B.Tech after diploma program ranges from 3 to 3.5 years due to direct entry into the second year of the program.
  • For enrolling in the B.Tech lateral entry programs, it is necessary to complete a 3-year diploma program.
  • Students can choose from a variety of specializations that this lateral entry program offers, like civil, electronics, mechanical, electrical, etc.
  • During the course curriculum, one not only gets to study the theoretical aspects of the course but also gets exposure to practical applications through projects, internships, hands-on training, etc.
  • B.Tech after diploma program opens up new career pathways in the engineering field.
  • One can work in diverse domains of engineering like software, electronics, mechanics, aerospace, etc.

Specializations Offered by the B.Tech Lateral Entry Programs

There is a variety of specializations from which one can choose, depending on their interest and career objectives. Here are some of the specializations listed below that one can check out:

B.Tech in Computer Science B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
B.Tech in Civil Engineering B.Tech in Electronics & Communication
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering B.Tech in Mechanical and Automobile