Diploma Courses in India can be termed as ‘Shortcut Courses’ as they are mostly short in duration and provide specific job based education. They even cost less as compared to Regular Degree Courses in India. These are even more varied than the aforesaid courses because there is no end to specialisation, especially with most of the professional fields becoming more and more complex. Thus we see that there are a variety of Short Term Diploma Courses and Long Term Diploma Courses. The rising popularity of these courses can also be attributed to the fact that they involve less formalities, most of them do not have an Entrance Test, eligibility requirements are liberal as compare to others and they can also be studied in distance education mode. The convenience provided by these courses attract the people to seek extra education not only for career enhancement purposes but also for personal interest and gaining more knowledge. More over industries need expert force work as these courses provide a professional workforce which the industry needs today. At times, Degree Courses in India, fall short of providing practical skills required in the industry, here they fulfil that shortage by equipping the candidates with precise and necessary skills required. The cost of education is another factor that adds up to their popularity, India being a developing country has a population which is more economically impoverished than economically enriched. Not everyone can afford a college degree so here these courses offer a chance for the deprived to gain the status and aspirations they seek.