Update on 13 Mar, 23
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Lateral Entry Courses: Lateral entry means getting admission in the 2nd year of graduation directly, it states that you won’t need to sit in the 1st-year exam you will be directly promoted or get admission in the 2nd year.
There are some basic criteria to be cleared to seek admission in lateral entry courses, every institute has its own criteria it differs from institute to institute but the main criteria which are the same in every institute is that the candidate should be a diploma holder (3 years).
Candidates can go for a diploma after class 10th and complete their 3 years diploma which will be equivalent to 10+2. There are many lateral entry courses offered to students nowadays, Lateral entry courses focus on providing practical knowledge to the candidates rather than theoretical knowledge.
Some of the lateral entry courses offered in India are mentioned below candidates can choose the course they wanna pursue according to their preferences:
|Lateral Entry Courses||Duration|
|B.Tech Lateral Entry||3 Years|
|BBA Lateral Entry||2 Years|
|MBA Lateral Entry||1 year|
|BCA Lateral Entry||2 Years|
|B.Sc Lateral Entry||2 Years|
|M.Tech Lateral Entry||1 Year|
|MCA Lateral Entry||2 Years|
|M.Sc Lateral Entry||1 Year|
|Diploma in Architectural Assistantship||2 Years|
There are many specifications a candidate can choose to complete their graduation among these graduation courses. We have listed the specifications below here:
|Lateral Entry B.Tech Course|
|B.Tech (Electronics and Communication)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Biotechnology)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Computer Science and engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Mechatronics)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Food Technology)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Automobiles Engineer)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Robotics and Automation)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Biomedical Engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Electrical Engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Aerospace Engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Chemical Engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)||3 Years|
|B.Tech (Civil Engineering)||3 Years|
|Lateral Entry B.Sc Course|
|B.Sc (Information and Technology)||2 Years|
|B.Sc (Design- Interior and Furniture)||2 Years|
|B.Sc (Product and Industrial)||2 Years|
|B.Sc (Fashion)||2 Years|
|B.Sc (Airlines, Tourism, and Hospitality)||2 Years|
|B.Sc (Medical lab, Technology)||2 Years|
|Lateral Entry B.Design Course|
|B.Design (Interior and Furniture)||3 Years|
|B.Design (Fashion)||3 Years|
|B.Design (Product and Industrial)||3 Years|
For seeking admission in lateral entry course candidates need to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria that are to complete a diploma of 3 years from a recognized body after 10th. The admission process varies from institute to institute and as well as with the course too. Some of the institutes give admission on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in diploma. For BBA lateral entry admission the selection is done on the merit base, candidates are selected on the basis of their marks in diploma whereas for B.Tech Lateral Entry admission candidates are selected on the basis of the entrance test.
We have listed the courses which give admission on the basis of merit and entrance test candidates can check it here:
|Diploma in Architectural Assistantship||Merit Basis|
Note: The selection process may differ from institute to institutes, it is general information.
To seek admission in any lateral entry course candidate needs to read all the eligibility criteria regarding that course and make sure they fulfill all of them after this candidates can apply to any institution of their choice in their choice of course. Candidates need to give an entrance exam in some institutes for some courses while in some institutes admission will be given on a merit basis for some courses.
The students who will be given admission on a merit basis will have to score high marks in their diploma, as the highest marks scorers will get admission in the best institutes. Students need to prepare hard for the entrance exam as the competition in the entrance exam is high, candidates need to qualify for the entrance exam with at least 50 to 60% marks.
Lateral courses are very much popular nowadays, Students complete a diploma after class 10th and then they seek admission in lateral entry courses. By completing diploma candidates gain theoretical knowledge in addition to that it gives a great exposure to practical work in their field. So choosing the correct institute is really important and one of the important factors is to check the Fee Structure of the institute. There are many private institutes of lateral entry but their fees are pretty high and the same course in government institutes is really low or affordable.
Below we have mentioned the approx idea of the fee structure of different Lateral entry courses you can check the list and can have the approx idea:
|List Lateral Entry Course||Lateral Entry Course Fees|
|BCA||1,00,000 to 4,00,000|
|B.Pharm||50,000 to 3,00,000|
|B.Com||1,91,000 to 3,35,000|
|BPT||50,000 to 1,50,000|
|BHMCT||83,000 to 4,42,000|
|B.Design||2,00,000 to 5,50,000|
|Diploma in Architectural Assistantship||10,000 to 1,00,000|
|BBA||90,000 to 3,25,000|
|B.Tech||95,000 to 6,00,000|
Candidates are usually confused in taking admission whether they have to study the syllabus of 1st year also or what they will study, will they directly study 2nd year syllabus, and many questions regarding syllabus.
The candidates who seek admission in the lateral entry will directly enter the 2nd year they don’t need to study the first year or have to appear for the 1st year exam they will directly study the syllabus of the 2nd year which is the 3rd semester and will give the 2nd year exam.
Lateral entry means getting admission in the 2nd year of graduation directly, it states that you won’t need to sit in the 1st-year exam you will be directly promoted or get the admission in the 2nd year. Lateral entry courses focus on providing practical knowledge to the candidates rather than theoretical knowledge, Candidates can go for a diploma after class 10th and complete their 3 years diploma which will be equivalent to 10+2.
There are 3 basic criteria that a candidate should fill before seeking admission in Lateral Entry courses:
Being one of the famous courses Lateral entry Courses are studied in many colleges and universities. Many government-based universities and colleges offer lateral entry courses not only for government institutions but private institutions also allow Lateral entry courses. Lateral entry means getting admission in the 2nd year of graduation directly, it states that you won’t need to sit in the 1st-year exam you will be directly promoted or get admission in the 2nd year. Some top colleges and universities' names are given below who provide admission in Lateral Entry Courses.
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