Never too Late, complete your Engineering degree


I have been asked on many occasions by students that whether B Tech distance education or correspondence Engineering courses are available in India? Yes there are very few genuine institutes in India are available which offers Diploma / BTech distance education. The institute of Engineers (India) is one of the best engineering institute which offers program for working executive and students to get an engineering degree/diploma. It can be obtained by passing examination, project work and laboratory experiments.

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The Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Kolkata

It is one of the premier engineering institutes of country which was established long back in the year 1920. The Institute of Engineers (India) offers equivalent to bachelor degree/diploma program in respective branch which is recognized by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development and various engineering bodies of USA and UK.

Senior technician (ST) - BE or Btech distance education program

Age: Minimum 18 years
Education Qualifications: 3 years engineering diploma or 3 years graduation in respective branch.
Examination pattern: Section A consists of 4 paper of basic engineering after student will have to appear for Section B which consists total 9 papers. There are following branches are available;
  1. Civil engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Computer Science and engineering
  5. Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering
  6. Mining Engineering
  7. Electrical engineering
  8. Electronics and communication Engineering
  9. Production Engineering
  10. Textile Engineering
Maximum duration of course is 6 years but polytechnic diploma student can complete the senior technician (ST) course in 3 years. However project work and laboratory experiment can be carried out after completion of at least 5 subjects of section B.
Person who will pass the senior technician examination from IEI will award Associate member of Institute of Engineers (AMIE) –Corporate membership which is equivalent to Bachelor of Engineering.

Technician (T) – Diploma distance education program

Age: minimum 17 years
Education Qualification: Who have passed 10+2 and secured at least 45% in English and science subjects (Mathematics, Physics and chemistry)
Technician grade will be awarded after successful completion of the IEI examination – non corporate membership. Also, student can take part in senior technician (ST) membership after successfully passing technician grade.
For both Senior Technician/Technician examinations are held twice in a year in all major cities and gulf countries like Abu Dhabi.

Lastly, this program requires daily study and hard work as examination pattern is rather difficult.  Person has to acquire at least 50 marks out of 100 in each subject pass the examination. Therefore if you are serious about Engineering degree and can study regularly then you should go for it. To apply for membership visit the Institute of Engineers (India) website here.

Also read: How to become a chartered Engineer

It is government recognised B tech distance education program which is affliated to distance education board and HRD. I would love to answer your questions, Please ask below in comment section.

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