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Many interests go unnoticed while we are engrossed in our studies. Many times, there isn’t a degree that allows you to pursue your passions. But that is no reason to abandon your ambitions; in fact, you can pursue a diploma. Diplomas are simple, quick, and comprehensive. They give you a lot of options for the future of your career. The question here is what types of diploma courses one can take after completing the 10th and 12th grades, as well as after graduating.

Diploma Courses after 10th and 12th

A Diploma in Engineering

The electrical, civil, mechanical, computer, and aeronautical streams are the main focus of the engineering diploma. One can work in the private, public, or non-profit sectors. It also entails becoming a teacher or instructor.

Structure of Course: The course usually lasts three years and is divided into semesters with a yearly assessment examination. The course prepares students to pass the JEE Main and Advanced exams and pursue B.Tech. or B.E. degrees.

Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary: The student can choose to work in a field that is related to their diploma. As a fresher, the monthly salary ranges from INR 10,000 to INR 30,000. Some of the job opportunities are:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Managers
  • State Govt. Security and Support Staff at government organizations and airports
  • Piping Designer
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Lab Assistants
  • A Mechanical Design Engineer

A Diploma in Fire and Safety

The fire and safety diploma programs can assist you in pursuing a career in the fire department, government security, or disaster management. Chemical plants, oil companies, refineries, construction companies, and industrial firms are all places where a student can find a private or government job.

Course Structure: Course Structure: The course can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Students are taught how to take precautions and safety measures in the event of an emergency.

Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary: A diploma in fire and safety opens options for tremendous opportunities to work abroad in Gulf countries or the USA. The monthly salary for beginners ranges from INR 15,000-INR 40,000. Some of the job options are:

  • Safety Engineer
  • Station Supervisor
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Firefighter
  • Station Master
  • Field Fiber Engineer
  • Safety Officer

Hotel Management Diploma.

A diploma in hotel management can help a student work in hotels, clubs, restaurants, pubs, and cafes in the food and beverage industry. In addition, the student can work in the events industry.

Course Structure: The course can last anywhere from three months to three years, with a practical skills training period in between. Culinary skills, guest communication skills, and dealing with difficult situations in the hospitality industry will all be taught to the student.

Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary: The scope of the hospitality sector is vast. The monthly salary starts at INR 12000 and goes up to lakhs in the case of starting a restaurant or organizing events. The student has opportunities such as:

  • Housekeeping Staff
  • Restaurant Manager
  • The Front Office Manager
  • Accounts Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Cafe owner
  • Regional Chef Operations Manager
  • The Food and Beverage Director
  • Hotel manager

A Diploma in 3D Animation

A student with a 3D animation diploma can work in the film industry, gaming industry, media, journalism, or technology industry.

Course Structure: The course structure is divided into six semesters, each lasting six months to a year. The course consists of practicing animation skills.

Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary: A diploma in 3D animation can open creative opportunities for the student, such as:

  • Lighting Artist
  • Rendering Artist
  • Audio-Video Editor
  • Script development
  • 3D Modeler
  • Compositeor
  • Texturing Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Character design
  • Rigging Artist

Working in the film, media, gaming, or computer engineering industries can pay between INR 18,000 and INR 25,000 per month.

Diploma in Computer Programming

A computer programming diploma opens doors to rewarding careers in Web design and publishing, electronics, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, robotics, and artificial intelligence, all of which revolve around the domains of the computer hardware industry. computer service providers. Services of Consultation Industries involved in software development

Course Structure: A full-time diploma in computer programming can last anywhere from one to two years, and it teaches students computer and information technology skills.

Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary: The following jobs are available due to the bright future and options for continuing education in the field of science:

  • Telecom Engineer
  • Technical writer
  • Software engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • A software programmer
  • Network expert

The monthly salary ranges from INR 20,000- INR 75,000.

Diploma in Beauty Care

The diploma in beauty care can open your doors to industry domains such as fashion, entertainment, media, events, and makeup and hairstyle sectors.

Eligibility: A student must have passed the 10th grade examination with a certified board in order to enroll in beauty care. A few institutes also accept students with an eighth-grade diploma.

Course Structure: The course can last anywhere from three months to a year and includes practical topics such as beauty, makeup, wellness, spa therapy, and hair care.

Scope, Job Opportunities, Salary: The students with a diploma in beauty care work as freelancers, entrepreneurs (owners of beauty parlors, salons, or spas), or employees as beauty advisors, hairstylists, nail technicians, or makeup artists. The monthly earnings can vary from INR 8,000 to INR 50,000.

Diploma in Air Hostess/ Cabin Crew Training

Candidates interested in a career in the aviation or travel industry can enroll in courses such as air hostess or cabin crew training, which can lead to great opportunities.

Course Structure: Students learn first aid, emergency situation handling, food and catering services, grooming, communication skills, passenger handling, in-flight, and airport procedures during the course. The duration is between 6 months and a year.

Scope/ Job Opportunities/ Salary: After completing the diploma, the student can begin working as an air hostess, cabin crew member, or airport on-ground staff member. For domestic flights, the salary ranges from INR 20,000 to INR 40,000.

Diploma in Fashion Technology

A diploma in fashion technology promises a career in the fashion, manufacturing, or entertainment industry.

Eligibility: A student must have passed a reputable board’s 10th grade examination and have a basic interest in and ability to design.

Course Structure: The duration of the course can range from one to three years, with topics such as design and color theory, studying textile and clothing materials, drawing, draping, and so on.

Scope/ Job Opportunities and Salary: The monthly salary for a fresher starts at INR 25,000 and can go up to lakhs.

The students can start their own apparel brand or find jobs such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Boutique Manager
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion stylist
  • Bridal Wear Designer
  • Costume Designer

Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition

A degree in food and nutrition can lead to jobs in the medical field, nursing homes, the hospitality industry, long-term care schools and colleges, retirement community centers, and hospital food service departments, among other places.

Course Structure: The duration of the course is 1–2 years, and it teaches students the fundamentals of food and nutrition.The salary ranges from INR 15,000–INR 35,000 and increases with experience.

The abundant job options for the students are:

  • Dietitian
  • Food Supervisor
  • marketing/sales consultant in the medical industry.
  • Nutrition Manager
  • Caterer
  • Quality Supervisor

Diploma in Business Management

After earning a diploma in business management, you can work in any industry, including digital media, advertising, logistics, telecommunications, and manufacturing. For eligibility, the student must have passed the 12th grade examination with a certified board and appear for the respective institute’s entrance examinations. The course usually lasts a year and a half, depending on the institute. Students learn how to manage organizations and operations in a practical way. The monthly salary can range from INR 15,000 to INR 40,000 as a fresher.

The job opportunities are vast for business management, such as:

  • HR Manager
  • The business development manager
  • Business consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Accountant
  • Finance manager
  • Salesperson

A Diploma in Tourism and Travel

The diploma program in tourism and travel focuses on topics such as tourist resort planning, food service management, and intercultural communication, among others. It’s a course that teaches you how to manage tourist accommodations, travel, and stay. Travel agents, lodging managers, travel coordinators, front desk executives, lobby managers, tour operation managers, and other positions are available after completing this course.

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 12th with a minimum 50% aggregate mark.

Universities/Colleges: Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai, Delhi College of Advanced Studies, Christ University, Bangalore, IP University Delhi, GIBS Business School, Bangalore.

Post Graduate Diplomas

PG Diploma in Management (PGDM)

PGDM is one of the most popular post-graduate diploma courses in India among graduates. It is a master’s level management course. It allows a person to advance in the corporate world to higher levels. A PGDM is a certificate program. In India, however, a PGDM course that has been accredited by the AIU (Association of Indian Universities) is equivalent to an MBA degree. A PGDM degree can be pursued by graduates from any field. Some colleges that offer PGDM programs may require scores from entrance exams such as the CAT, NMAT, and XAT, while others may accept applications without them.

Duration: 2 years.

Eligibility: Graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

Institutes: IIMs, IITs, NMIMS, XLRI.

PG Diploma in Taxation

A PGD in Taxation is a course related to the Internal Revenue Service. It imparts technical, research, and conceptual knowledge in the field of taxation. Mathematically gifted students (algebra, geometry, calculus, arithmetic, etc.) have an advantage in this field. Students should be familiar with economic and accounting practices and principles, as well as financial data analysis and reporting.

Duration: 1 or 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in commerce /finance related stream

Institutes: OU Hyderabad, SCMT Haridwar, Symbiosis Institute Pune, Aligarh Muslim University.

PG Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The PG Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management provides a structured approach to supply chain decision-making. It will improve a person’s management skills, allowing them to achieve corporate success. It also enables a person to learn how to coordinate more effectively with their suppliers and customers. It should be selected by those who are interested in product cost optimization and market penetration. Holders of the diploma can apply to companies such as Lenovo, Apple, and Unilever, among others.

Duration: 1 or 2 years

Eligibility: Graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

Institutes: NITIE Mumbai, IIMs, ISB, etc, etc.

PG Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID)

The use of established learning theories, analysis of learner profiles and needs, and creation of learning plans to achieve specific goals are all part of the PG Diploma in Instructional Design. PGDID teaches the fundamental practical and theoretical skills required to create and deliver courseware. Content Editor, Technical Writer, Instructional Designer, Instructional Writer, and other positions are available after this course.

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any stream.

Institutes: S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning.

PG Diploma in Chemo-Informatics (PGDCI)

Chemo-informatics, or cheminformatics, is a relatively new field. Chemo-informatics is the result of combining information technology and chemistry. You will be using technology to solve chemistry problems. Topology, data mining, information retrieval, and chemical graph theory are all studied in this field.

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Chemical engineers with graduate or post-graduate degrees in chemistry, pharmaceutical or medical science.

Institutes: Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University.

PG Diploma in Disaster Management

Disaster management, mitigation, and rehabilitation are all covered in the PG Diploma in Disaster Management. You can use it to conduct vulnerability and risk assessments. They will prepare you to learn how to respond effectively to disasters in the event of an emergency.

Duration: typically 1 year but can be extended from 1 to 4 years.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline (can also be done after 12th).

Institutes: Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, Panjab University, Christ College, TISS, and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

 PG Diploma in Hotel Management

The PGDM in Hotel Management is a two-year intensive program that prepares students for the complexities of hotel management. Aspects of the hospitality industry, food and beverage industry and preparations, hotel operations, and personnel management will all be covered.

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Graduate Degree in any stream 

Institutes: Administrative Staff College of India, Xavier College of Hotel Management, Acharya Nagarjuna University 

PG Diploma in Personnel Management

The PGD in personnel management emphasizes professional excellence and has a nationwide network in almost every state. You will learn how to create and maintain a satisfied workforce.

Duration: 1-2 years

Eligibility: Graduation with a minimum 50% aggregate mark.

Institutes: National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Kolkata, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, BIMM, Sri Balaji University.

PG Diploma in packaging

The PG Diploma in Packaging is a course that teaches supply chain management and the responsibility of packaging operations at various levels. It also includes the study of management functions related to packaging component development, design, and production. After completing this course, students will be qualified for senior positions in the packaging industry.

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: 12th + 3-year graduation degree (entire in science only) with a minimum 50% aggregate mark.

Institutes: Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP)

PG Diploma in Retail Management

Sales and marketing, retailing fundamentals, supply chain management, and operations management are just some of the topics covered in this course. Students with a PGD in Retail Management are prepared to work as customer relationship assistants, retail managers, accounts managers, and other related positions.

Duration: 1-2 years 

Eligibility: Graduate Degree 

Institutes: Symbiosis Institute of Management, Amity University, Welingkar Institute of Management

PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

The importance of advertising in the development of a brand cannot be overstated. The PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations enables students to profitably develop their advertising and marketing skills. It also emphasizes public relations, which is an important tool for reaching out to the general public. Candidates with strong interpersonal skills and a basic understanding of advertising, promotion, and public relations should consider this field as a career option.

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Graduate with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

Institutes: Indian Institute of Mass Communication Delhi, International Institute of Management Media and Institute of Technology  (IIMIT) Delhi, University of Lucknow, Uttarakhand Open University.

PG Diploma in Environmental Studies (PGDES)

Geo-environment,energy management, environmental pollution, ecological principles, solid waste management and environmental chemistry are all covered in PGDES. This course is most beneficial to students who have strong research, communication, and interpersonal skills. You can work in sectors such as wildlife sanctuaries, water treatment plants, waste management plants, and academic institutes after completing this course.

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Graduate with minimum 50% aggregate marks


  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • International Institute of Education and Research, Jaipur
  • Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore
  • Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Garhwal.

PG Diploma in Financial Management

Students who pursue a PGD in financial management learn how to manage a company’s finances. It is a course for those interested in pursuing a career in the financial markets. Students with a math background, strong communication and management skills, and a keen eye for detail in their research are ready to pursue this diploma

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks

Institutes: IIMs, IITs, Fore school of management, New Delhi.

PG Diploma in International Business

The PGD in international business is a program that is designed to provide a solid foundation in international business management. It provides international operations with strategic planning. You can work as an international financial analyst, procurement manager, research analyst,international product manager, and other positions after completing this course.

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Graduate with minimum 50% aggregate marks.


  • Andhra university, Visakhapatnam
  • Indian School of Business Management and administration, Chennai
  • All India Institute of management studies, Chennai
  • Fore school of management, Delhi.

PG Diploma in Human Resource Management

PGDHRM is a course for those who want to work in human resource management, organizational behavior, strategic management, and other related fields. During the course, students will learn communication skills, personnel management, interpersonal skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, and analytical skills.

Duration: 1-2 years

Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

Institutes: IIM Ahmedabad, Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jamshedpur, IMT Gaziabad, NMIMS Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, SIBM Pune.

PG Diploma in Archives Keeping

The PG Diploma in Archives Keeping is a field of study that focuses on the science of archival construction and curation. It is appropriate for those interested in the documentation and collection of historical papers, records, manuscripts, and other materials. Rare paper manuscripts and old palm-leaf manuscripts are among the subjects studied.

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Eligibility: M.A. in history with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks and an optional paper on modern Indian history (post-1750 period) OR M.A. in any social science stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (political science, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, etc.) OR M.Sc. in Physical Sciences / Applied Sciences with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

Institutes: National Archives of India (School of archival studies) New Delhi

PG Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT)

In today’s world, PGDIT has the most potential of all diploma courses after graduation. The sector is booming in this era of increasing reliance on IT industries. It is intended for those with a strong understanding of computer science and its applications. You will have a strong foundation in the IT industry after completing this course. Chief technology officers, chief information officers, information system managers, information technology directors, and other positions are available.

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Graduation degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

Institutes: JK Business School Gurgaon, Lovely professional University Jalandhar, ITM Business School Mumbai, Chandigarh University, Gujarat University Ahmedabad.

PG Diploma in Foreign Trade

The study of international exchange goods, services, and capital is the focus of the PG Diploma in Foreign Trade. It also includes research into international trade policies. It allows students to operate and perform effectively in areas such as distribution, documentation, costing, export finance, and foreign exchange.

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Graduation degree in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

Institutes: IIFT New Delhi, KJ Somaiya Institute of management studies Mumbai, SIBM Pune, Birla institute of Greater Noida.

PG Diploma in Event Management and Activation

The PD Diploma in Event Management and Activation is a course that emphasizes learning through the use of cutting-edge technology. It entails learning how to plan, organize, and run an event. Students learn design and décor, budgeting, venue selection, transportation logistics, and other skills after completing this course. Event manager, marketing director, business director, creative director, wedding planner,celebrity manager, brand manager, and other job profiles are available to students who complete this course.

Duration: 1-2 years

Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

Institutes: National institute of event management Mumbai, EMDI Delhi, INLEAD Gurgaon, GD Goenka School of communication Sohna.


Question 1: Does having a diploma after 10th or 12th grade limit your opportunities for further education?

No, in fact, the diploma aids in passing entrance exams for a variety of higher education programs.

Question 2: What is the cost of obtaining a professional diploma?

Professional diplomas can cost anywhere between INR 50,000 and INR 3 lakhs per year.

Question 3: After completing the 10th grade, can I complete the 12th grade and a diploma at the same time?

Yes, you can take evening classes for the diploma and finish your education at the same time.