What exactly is a Polytechnic College?
The term polytechnic comes from the Greek word meaning many and tekhnikos meaning arts. In short, Polytechnic means an institute that offers a variety of professional courses, which is mainly technical and vocational in nature.
In fact, Polytechnics give one the comfort of various career courses under one roof. The courses offered by polytechnics help an individual kick-start his career - it allows him to start his own business or get a decent job at a reputed place.
Types of Polytechnics
There are various types of polytechnics in India - government owned polytechnics, private polytechnics, women's polytechnic and likewise. Subjects taught in these polytechnics are numerous and include- mass communication, fashion designing, automobile engineering, chemical engineering, interior decoration, computer engineering...the list can go on and on.
The women polytechnics lay stress on all types of courses in general and women-oriented courses in particular. Women-oriented courses will enable women to become independent and begin their career. Some women oriented courses include cookery, sewing, house-decorations, etc.
Polytechnic Colleges in India
In India, there are polytechnics of different states and cities like polytechnics in Delhi, polytechnics in Chennai, polytechnics in Bangalore, polytechnics offering vocational training course, etc. These polytechnics may be offering these courses on a part time or full time basis and there may be diploma courses as well as full-time courses.