Distance B.Tech programme is a good option for working engineers who want to continue education but need the flexibility to choose their own study hours. Like traditional BE/B.Tech programmes, distance B.Tech programmes are available in the evergreen areas of Automobile Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as in emerging fields of Bio-Technology, Information Technology (IT), and Nanotechnology.
Besides, distance B.Tech programmes also offer following specializations:
It is necessary to make sure that distance B.Tech programme in which you are seeking admission is approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC). If the distance B.Tech programme is being offered by the state or central run university and approved by their statutory bodies, it is not necessary for them to seek approval of AICTE.
Many open universities in India as well as other institutions offering distance learning programmes offer distance B.Tech programmes too. However, these programmes are only open to those who have already completed their three-year diploma programmes in engineering.
Some of the high-end institutions may hold their own entrance exams for diploma-holder engineers to screen them for admission to their four-year distance B.Tech programmes.
Distance B.Tech programmes are not supposed to be offered as the first degree course and does not usually enroll candidates who have just cleared their 10+2 exams. They are meant for working personnel. The advantages it offers are same as those offered by a regular engineering degree programme and open gateways for promotions and career advancements for engineers.