According to the latest admission notifications issued by AICTE,20% of the total seats are reserved for the candidates who will get admission through Lateral entry directly in the 2nd year of Engineering.The percentage reserved for the admission is same for all trades.Within this 20% all the reserved categories are also included.There are many Engineering Colleges which offers admission through Lateral entry for Diploma holders and they have good rankings in India too.
Most prestigious Engineering Colleges offering Lateral entry admissions are:
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology,Patiala.
Guru Gobind Singh IP University,Delhi.
Sant Longoval Institute of Engineering and Technology,Sangrur.
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute,Kanpur.
Punjab Technical University,Jallandhar.
Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology,Delhi
Amity School of Engineering and Technology,Noida
Delhi Technological University,Delhi.
Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology,Delhi.
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College,Ludhiana
DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology,Jallandhar.
SBS College of Engineering and Technology,Ferozepur.
Chandigarh Group of Colleges,Chandigarh.
All the best.