Diploma

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West Bengal technical education and training at various polytechnics is regulated by West Bengal State Council of Technical Education and organized by the Directorate of Technical Education and Training. Additionally, all the polytechnic institutes need approval from AICTE, the central government body monitoring technical education in India.

Job opportunities

In the year 2007-2008, the recruiters included Ashoke Leyland, Tata Motors, HCL infosystem.2

General admission procedure

Admission to the polytechnic institutes usually requires valid JEXPO, POLY-40 or VOCLET scores. Central Selection Committee constituted by WBSCTE is responsible for counseling during admission. Hotel management diploma courses require Joint Hotel Management Aptitude Test (JHMAT) scores.

Mode of selection

For all districts in West Bengal other than Darjeeling

  • 60% of the total seats to be filled up on the basis of merit in Joint Entrance Examination for Admission to State Polytechnics (JEXPO) conducted by WBSCTE.
  • 40% of the total seats to be filled up on the basis of merit in Madhyamik or equivalent examinations subject to districtwise quota (POLY-40)

For Darjeeling

  • Siliguri Government Polytechnic will apply the above regulations
  • Darjeeling Polytechnic will have all the seats filled up from Madhyamik or equivalent examinations
  • 60% of the seats will be filled up by candidates from the 3 sub-divisions of Darjeeling and the rest 40% will be filled up by the candidates from districts of north Bengal and the sub- division of Siliguri.

Other quotas

  • SC, ST, OBC and PC candidates will have reservation according to government norms.
  • Under POLY-40 scheme, 5% seats are reserved for the land loser family members from Purulia, Bankura, Purba and Paschim Medinipur and Burdwan.

Eligibility criteria

  • Passed Madhyamik or equivalent; for part-I in full time diploma course [except Modern Office Practice and Management (MOPM) and Pharmacy (P)]
  • Passed Higher Secondary or equivalent; for part-I in full time diploma course in Modern Office Practice and Management (MOPM)
  • Passed Higher Secondary or equivalent with physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics; for part-I in full time diploma course in Pharmacy (P)
  • Medical requirements: Good health and physique with sound mind. The applicants should not suffer from any disease, constitutional affection on body or mental infirmity.4
    • Allowed:
      • myopia or myopic astigmatism: Total strength of correcting lens not exceeding 3.5 Dioptre and acuteness of vision after correction a) 6/9 in one eye and b) 6/6 in another eye.
      • hypermetropia not exceeding 14 Dioptre or hypermetropic astigmatism: Strength of correcting lens not exceeding 4 Dioptre and acuteness of vision after correction a) 6/9 in one eye and b) 6/6 in another eye.
  • Must be citizen of India.

Institutes, courses & fees

Course duration

Usually duration of diploma courses are 3 years with part I, II and III except pharmacy (P) for which the course duration is 2 and half years with part I and part II.

Courses

There are many polytechnic institutes in West Bengal.5 The courses offered are:

  • AE = Automobile Engineering;
  • AM = Aircraft Maintenance Engineering;
  • CE = Civil Engineering;
  • ME = Mechanical Engineering;
  • EE = Electrical Engineering;
  • CA = Computer Applications;
  • CS = Computer Science;
  • ETE = Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering;
  • HM = Hotel Management;
  • HMCT = Hotel Management and Catering Technology;
  • IT = Information Technology;
  • P = Pharmacy;
  • PT = Printing Technology;
  • Photo = Photography;
  • Arch = Architecture;
  • Chem = Chemical Engineering;
  • Inst = Instrumentation Technology;
  • EIE = Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering;
  • SE = Survey Engineering;
  • FP = Food Processing Technology;
  • Marine = Marine engineering;
  • FT = Footwear Technology;
  • Met = Metallurgical Engineering;
  • MLT = Medical Laboratory Technology;
  • MOPM = Modern Office Practice and Management

Institutes

Institute name Funding Subjects Fees Admission
24 Parganas (North)
AJC Bose Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, ETE
Kingston Polytechnic College Private AE, CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
24 Parganas (South)
JLD College of Engineering & Management Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Bankura
Bishnupur Public Institute of Engineering Private CE, ME, EE, ETE JEXPO/ POLY-40/ VOCLET/ Direct - Details
KG Engineering Institute Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Birbhum
Basantika Institute of Engineering & Technology Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE JEXPO/ Management - Details
Bengal Institute of Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40/ Direct - Details
Santiniketan Institute of Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40/ Direct - Details
Sree Ramkrishna Silpa Vidyapith Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Burdwan
ABS academy of polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE 35% in 10th standard, JEXPO
Asansol polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Bengal Institute of Technology Government Sponsored IT, AE, CS, ETE
Gobindapur Shepali Memorial Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details (?) JEXPO/ VOCLET/ Direct - Details
H.B. Institute of Technology & Mining Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Kalna Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Kanyapur Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
MBC Institute of Engineering & Technology Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Nazrul Centenary Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Sylvan Polytechnic College Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40/ Direct - Details
The New Horizons Institute of Technology, Durgapur Private CE, ME, EE, AE, ETE
Coochbehar
Coochbehar Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, AE, P
Darjeeling
Darjeeling Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Hooghly
Elite Polytechnic Institute Private CE, AE, EE, CS, ETE
Hooghly Institute of Technology Government Chem, CE, ME, EE Details
Saroj Mohan Institute of Technology, Hooghly Private ME, EE, CS, ETE, IT, EIE
Technique Polytechnic Institute, Hooghly Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE, SE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40/ Direct - Details
West Bengal Survey Institute Government SE, CE (?)
Women's Polytechnic, Chandannagar Government Arch, P, CS, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40 - Details
Howrah
The Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology & AHS Private P Hostel fees, Total = Rs. 72900 Direct - Details
Engineering Institute for Junior Executives Government ME, ETE
R K Mission Shilpamandira Private CE, ME, EE, ETE Details Admission test, JEXPO/ POLY-40/ VOCLET Details
Jalpaiguri
Falakata Polytechnic Government FP, ETE
Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute Government CE, ME, EE, ETE Rs. 1169, Hostel fees = Rs. 1228 JEXPO/ POLY-40
Kolkata
APC Ray Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, EIE, FP
Birla Institute of Techonology Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Budge Budge Institute of Technology Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details JEXPO Details
Calcutta Technical School Government ME, EE, CS, Marine
Central Calcutta Polytechnic Government ME, EE, CS, ETE
Central Footwear Training Centre Government FT
Elitte Institute of Engineering & Management Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE, AE, HMCT Details JEXPO/POLY-40/VOCLET/Direct and JHMAT
Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Private P, MLT Details HS with physics, Chemistry and biology/mathematics
IAM-Institute of Hotel Management Private HM Details JHMAT, English
Institute of Hotel and Restaurant Management Private HMCT Details, JHMAT
International Institute of Hotel Management Private HM JHMAT
JC Ghosh Polytechnic Government ME, EE, CS, ETE, P
NIMAS Private HM Madhyamik
NIPS School of Hotel Management Private HMCT JHMAT and Interview
North Calcutta Polytechnic Government ME, EE, CS, EIE, Arch
R K Mission Shilpapitha Government sponsored ME, EE, CS, ETE
Regional Institute of Printing Technology Government PT, Photo
S.C.M. Institute of Engineering & Technology Private AE, CS, AM JEXPO Details
Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Science & Technology Private CE, ME, EE, Arch, ETE JEXPO Details
Women’s Polytechnic Government CA, Arch, ETE, CS, MOPM
Malda
Malda Polytechnic Government ME, EE, CE, AE
Murshidabad
BCARE Institute of Management & Technology Private CE, ME, EE, ETE Details JEXPO Details
Dumkol Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE, IT, EIE
Employee Development Centre of NTPC, Farakka Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Minerva Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40/ Direct - Details
Murshidabad Institute of Technology Government CE, ME, EE
Narasinghapur Institute of Technology Private P
Nibedita Institute of Technology Private CE, ME, EE, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40 - Details
Nibedita Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE
RPBM Jiagunj College of Engineering & Technology Private CE, ME, EE, AE, ETE Details JEXPO/ POLY-40 - Details
Sheikhpara Abdur Rahaman Memorial Polytechnic Government MLT, CS, FP
Nadia
BPC Institute of Technology Government CE, ME, EE, CS JEXPO, Madhyamik Details
JIS School of Polytechnic Private CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE Details 35% in 10th standard, JEXPO - Details
Paschim Medinipur
ICV Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS
Institute of Science & Technology CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Sidhu Kanhu Birsa Polytechnic CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Purba Medinipur
Contai Polytechnic Government CE, P
Global Institute of Science & Technolgy, Haldia Private CE, ME, EE, CS Details JEXPO/ VOCLET/ Direct - Details
Dr. Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Purulia
Bundwan Polytechnic CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE
Purulia Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, Met, ETE JEXPO/ POLY-40/VOCLET - Details
Uttar Dinajpur
Raiganj Polytechnic Government CE, ME, EE, CS, ETE