Top 10 Diploma Courses Available After Graduating Class 10

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to declare the class 10 results today. According to the School Education Secretary in HRD Ministry, Anil Swarup, the results will be declared at 4 pm. Students who appeared for the examination can check their results on websites such as, and


After the class 10 board examinations, students stand at the crossroads for the first time. What to do after class 10? This is not only an intimidating question but is also a question that determines their career path. This phase is most common to everyone and there is no need to panic. Even parents or guardians get a little bit confused while advising their child.

Top Diploma Courses After Class 10

Apart from the regular courses such as physics, chemistry, mathematics (PCM) and physics chemistry, biology (PCB), a wide range of diploma courses are offered to the students who have passed class 10. Some of the diploma courses can also be pursued through distance education. Here are some of the top diploma courses one can take up after class 10!

1. Diploma In Commercial Art

This is also called advertising art and is different from fine art. It focuses on the selling of goods and services. One can find jobs in advertising companies, publishing houses, art studios and fashion houses.

2. Diploma In Art Teaching

This is a two-year programme that trains candidates in the fundamental principles of visual and design experience.

3. Diploma In Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing

The duration of the course ranges from three months to one year, depending on the institute. The training will be imparted in body care. Candidates can get employment at beauty salons.

4. Industrial Training Institutes

These institutes are government-run training organisations. They offer training in multiple fields and the duration varies from one organisation to another. One will find more opportunities in the public sector.

5. Diploma In Garment Technology

This is a three-year diploma course and provides training on merchandise and resource utilisation. Most of the candidates who pursue garment technology will find opportunities as a fashion designer.

6. Diploma In Stenography

This is most popular diploma course where students will be equipped with the shorthand dictations besides clerical duties. The opportunities are plenty, both in public and private sectors. One can apply for the positions of stenographer, clerk cum typist and computer operator.

7. Diploma In Laboratory Technician

This is related to the training in a clinical laboratory and the duration depends on the course you pick. Students will be trained in the respective laboratory technology. After pursuing this diploma, you will find opportunities as a lab technician, a lab assistant, etc. One can also think about self-employment.

8. Diploma In Hotel Management & Catering Technology

The duration of the course is two years. The eligibility criteria vary depending on the institute. Students will learn about the skills required in hospitality management.

9. Engineering Diplomas

A wide range of diplomas is offered in engineering. These technical diplomas are ranked just below the undergraduate level. Some of the top engineering diplomas are: mechanical, civil, automobile, environmental, fire safety, architecture, computers and electrical.

10. Marine Diplomas

A wide range of diplomas is offered in the marine field. The employment opportunities are plenty because of the booming marine industry. Some of the top courses are: diploma in marine engineering, marine technology, etc.

Apart from the above list, students will also find various diplomas in computer-related fields. We suggest you explore the diploma courses in fine arts, cake decorating, cosmetology and photography; information can be found on our exclusive article.

Prior to the admission, we advise students do some research about the institute, regarding the placement services. Increase this list with your suggestions in our comment box.

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