The fees for a diploma programme purely depend on three important factors such as the course or the subject in which you are pursuing your diploma and the institute from where you are doing your diploma.
Private institutes like Amity, Rai Foundation, Weigan and Leigh, MET (Mumbai Educational Trust), Symbiosis etc are institutes that will charge more for a particular diploma programme in comparison to institute like IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) that conducts a host of diploma courses at very affordable prices. IGNOU has its study centres spread all across the nation through which it imparts education with minimal fees.
On the other hand, post graduate diplomas especially in management and media are expensive and may cost anywhere from three to five lakhs or even more. However, since these diplomas cover wide range of topics with in-depth learning, they are more expensive than other one year diploma programmes.
Today, with all kinds of diploma programmes being made available to students, choosing a course that you find is affordable is an easy task. Typically, an online and a distance learning diploma will be cheaper than a part time or a full-time diploma course.
Short diploma courses, six months to one year in duration (distance learning mode) costs anywhere between two thousand to twenty thousand Rupees.
Other diploma courses in animation and computer graphics cost more mainly because of the technology and the need of the industry. And since there are a few private institutes that teach these niche courses, the fees for such programme are kept high.
There are many institutes that offer scholarships for some diploma programmes for students from economically backward families. A student can use this to pursue their education and make their career.
A diploma is much more effective and cost worthy for getting into the industry of your choice.