Direct Second Year Engineering

Stream Engineering
Course Type Degree
Duration 3 Years


Lateral Entry is a professional course which students can be take up after completing the Diploma as their higher secondary education. Students who are not capable to apply or are not able to take admission for the degree courses and are interested in Engineering as a professional career can opt for this course.

Students can enroll themselves in a direct second year of Engineering course, because it can allow them to transfer into the second year of the B. Tech or B.E. course. This approach is also referred to as the “backdoor to engineering degree” approach or this approach is called Lateral Entry.

Program Pattern

The duration of Course is 3 years.

This course can be of a yearly or semester pattern. Most yearly pattern courses have a duration of three years. The lateral entry programs that follow a semester pattern have a planned duration of four years, with three years of study and one year for an industrial internship.

Engineering diploma courses can be divided into two types depending upon the basic qualification required.

  • In the post-Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) diploma course, students with a basic SSC qualification can be accepted into the course.


Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam

Conducted by

Haryana LEET

Haryana State Technical Education Society(HSTES)

TIET Entrance Test for Lateral Entry

Thapar University

UKSEE Lateral Entry

Uttarakhand Technical University


Lovely Professional University


Punjab Technical University



  1. Delhi Technical University, Delhi
  2. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  3. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  4. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  5. KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar
  6. Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  7. SRM, Chennai
  8. UPES, Dehradun
  9. MIT, World Peace University, Pune

Future Scope

  1. Job- After passing B. Tech, candidate can go for a job. These jobs are either provided by the Colleges you have completed your Degree i.e. campus placement.
  2. Study- Apart from Jobs, You can also give your life in getting further education i.e. either Masters, PhD or MPhil.
  3. Educationist / Professor- You can also apply for professor jobs in different govt.  or private colleges based on your qualification and specialization.


  1. Lateral Entry in Engineering course can be pursued right after completing Secondary School Education (10th Standard).
  2. Candidate must have passed your Diploma or B. Sc from a valid university/board.
  3. The duration of Course is 3 years.
  4. After completing the 3 years Diploma program, candidates who have passed the criteria may secure admission directly in the 2nd year (3rd semester) of Engineering Degree (B.E. or B. Tech.) program. This entry is called the lateral entry.
  5. The aggregate marks should be 45% in the board exam with Maths as a subject from a recognized Institution.