Post Graduate Diploma is certificate course of higher education which is taken either after graduation or its equivalent. These courses are popular worldwide and are offered by most of the institutes of various countries in different disciplines. The courses are called with different short names like PGDip, PDE, PGD etc.
PG Diploma courses deal with the advanced study of a particular subject. There would be some particular aim behind the development of the course. Most of these courses can be obtained besides the regular studies and have high recognition by recruiters. Thus, most of the scholars consider the PG Diploma Courses besides their regular studies.
The eligibility of the courses varies from courses to course and from institute to institute. Some of the courses require graduation, some require post graduation and some require diploma course in the equivalent discipline. Age is not considered for most of the courses but educational eligibility must meet the requisite.
The course is offered in most of the major disciplines and in their sub-disciplines. Arts, Science, Engineering, Medicine, etc are the major streams in which the PG Diploma are offered. Examples: PG Diploma in Urban Planning and Development, PG Diploma in Book Publishing, PG Diploma in Education Technology, PG Diploma in Disaster Management etc.
The duration of the course usually remains between two months to two years. Few of the universities offer the courses in regular as well as distance mode, depending on the subject.
Post Graduation diplomas help very much to lift up the career step. As these courses help to study advanced in a particular course, it masters the student in that area that the student get demand and get higher positions. Most of the working employs go for these courses so that it would help them for their career. Some of the programs are also called job oriented that they assure the employment soon after the completion of the course.