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“Life is a master of choices and every choice you make makes you”- John C.Maxwell. Likewise, the 10th standard is a key milestone in your life. After completion of the 10th standard, you will have to choose either Commerce, Arts, or Science stream for the 11th and 12th standards. Even after completing the 11th and 12th, you have to pursue graduation to facilitate your career growth.  Instead of opting for 11th and 12th, you can choose a specialised diploma course to boost your career in a short time. 

If you’re planning to pursue diploma courses right after the 10th then this is the right place. This blog will help you understand different diploma courses and job opportunities.


What are the eligibility criteria for a diploma?

Below we have stated the eligibility criteria for the diploma course.

Score: The aggregate score of students in their class 10th examinations must be at least 50%.
Age: The minimum age is 17 years and the maximum age should be 24 years

Completion of class 10th from a state-recognized or equally respected education board.


What are the best diploma courses available for design and architecture?

Have you recently passed 10th?  If you have, then you will be wondering about the different types of diploma courses available in the market. There are various types of diploma courses such as Designing, Engineering, Architecture, Technology, Management, Computer Science, Arts, Media and Journalism and so on. So if you are interested in pursuing diploma courses in design and architecture then the following diploma courses are available in India.

Diploma in Architecture:

Are you someone who likes to admire the architecture of the monuments? Do you always have a gut instinct to create better designs on existing monuments or buildings? Then pursuing a course of diploma in architecture is the best option for you. A diploma is far better than a normal course because of its short course duration, flexibility in attending the course, and helps you get the job faster.

So why wait just enroll in a diploma course to boost your career.

The diploma in architecture is a 2-year course available across India. After completing the diploma you will be qualified as an Architect. 

The eligibility criteria are:

  1. IELTS/PTE/TOEFL scores are required to study abroad for non-native speakers of English.  
  2. GMAT or GRE scores depending upon what is acceptable at the university. 


What is the entrance exam procedure?

Evaluation of merit seats in any diploma institute is done based on the entrance exam, and 10th marks. The entrance exam procedure consists of written tests, personal interviews, counselling, and group discussion. Students are allocated seats based on merits at various Diploma in Architecture colleges.

What are the entrance exam fees?

The fee structure may vary depending on the college and resident state. 


Are you interested in creativity and designing? Then pursuing a diploma in design may be the right choice for you as it allows you to complete the course in a short time and earn a higher salary.

There is various diploma in design courses available in India. Depending on an individual’s area of interest and capabilities you can choose the right field and excel in it. To guide you better, the following is a list of diploma courses that will help you choose the right career path.


Name of the Course Duration Description
Diploma in Interior design 1- 3 years The Interior designing course helps you to study courses on how to design a house, office or interior of any place. 
Diploma in Fashion Design 1-3 years The course helps you to strategize and render services in the fashion and lifestyle industry, through practical and hands-on experience.
Diploma in Textile design 1-year In a diploma in textile design, you will be able to learn various things such as analysing Fabric and visualising several elements in the Fabric, understanding colour palette, learning to match colours to tones, understanding yarns and threads etc.
Diploma in Jewellery design 1-year This course is for those who have an interest in different ornaments, a keen sense of fashion and accessories, like experimenting with various types of Jewelleries, are fond of creating or drawing new designs, eye for detail, are innovative, and have a good visual imagination.
Diploma in Animation and Multimedia 1 year This course will help you with Animation, cartoons, 3D/4D movies etc. 


What is the entrance exam procedure?

The entrance exam procedure is different for every course and it’s better to ask a reputed institute for the relevant process.

What are the Job opportunities after completion of diploma?

Diploma holders from a reputed institute are often hired as Junior Engineers, Assistant Engineers, executives in hotels, the BPO sector and many public and private organizations. Even Government Public Sector Unit and Public sector undertakings are offering job opportunities to the diploma holders in various engineering branches like Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics and Civil. Indian Railways, Airways, roadways, and many Government owned companies like BHEL, BEL, NTPC, Coal India, HPCL, Airport Authority of India, IITs, ECIL, BPCL, Government PSU like UCI, NACL, NLC, SAIL, NTPC, IOCL, ONGC, Power Grid, Railtel, NMDC, RITES etc offer positions to the diploma holders across the country. The basic requirement includes a three years full-time Diploma in the engineering discipline from AICTE / Government approved Institutions and Universities.

Why choose SILICA institute for diploma courses?

SILICA has provided high-quality classroom and online coaching programmes for over 18 years. Our alumni are placed in premier institutions such as IIT-IDC, NID, NIFT, CEPT, SPA, UID, MIT, SRISHTI, ISDI, Pearl Academy, and J.J. College of Architecture / Art, Rachana Sansad, and others. 

Most parents and students are less aware of the opportunities that design and architecture careers offer. So, our aim is to assist students and parents toward a good future: 

Step 1: Firstly, we check your skill and passion for different design career streams through career guidance and aptitude test.

Step 2: On the basis of your scores, we provide top faculties, online apps, study materials, weekly tests, etc. 

Step 3: We provide personal guidance for admission and college decisions after the course duration.

Through this, thousands more creative young people will be able to realise their dream careers through our guidance and coaching. As a result, we are fulfilling our long-term vision.

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