Crafts Instructor Training Scheme(CITS)


National Skill Training Institute, Ludhiana established by Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, offers Craft Instructor Training under CITS of one year duration for various trades.

Primary objective of this Institute are to train the Vocational Instructors of various Industrial Training Institutes / Centres and other training establishment.

Training of Craft Instructors is the mandated responsibility of DGT and It has been operational since the inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS). Comprehensive training both in skills and training methodology is imparted to the instructor trainees to make them conversant with techniques of transferring hands-on skills, to train skilled manpower for the industry.

National Skill Training Institute, Ludhiana conducting the following CITS Courses:

Sl. No. Trade NSQF Level Duration Sanctioned Seats
1 Electrician 6 1 Year 75
2 Welder 6 1 Year 50
3 Turner 6 1 Year 25
4 Fitter 6 1 Year 50
5 Machinist 6 1 Year 50
6 Computer Software Application 6 1 Year 50
7 Mechanic Motor Vehicle 6 1 Year 75
8 Mechanic Diesel 6 1 Year 25
9 Mechanic Tractor 6 1 Year 50
10 Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance 6 1 Year 25
11 Mechanic Agriculture Machinery 6 1 Year 25

Programme structure : The duration of Crafts Instructor Training is for one year.

Combination of Subjects : The following subjects are covered

  • Trade Technology (Comprising of Basic & Advanced components of trade practice and theory)
  • Vocational Calculation & Science / Soft Skills
  • Training Methodology (Comprising of Teaching Practice and Principles of Teaching)

Start of session : 1st August of every year.

Selection : Admission is done through All India Common Entrance Test which is conducted centrally by DGT HQ. Entrance Examination Fees – Rs. 300/- for General Category and Rs. 100/- for SC /ST candidates

Eligibility for Admission : NTC/NAC/ Diploma/Degree in relevant branch of Engineering

Age limit : Minimum  not specified, No upper age limit

Admission & Award of Certificate : Candidates can enroll for the above programmes for one year. A candidate has to secure 40 %  in Trade Theory, 40% in POT, 40% in VCS and 60% in Trade Practical marks in and also have a minimum of 70 % attendance to appear the final examination. The final examination conducted by NCVT, New Delhi in June/July every year. On passing the prescribed exam, trainees will be awarded the Instructor training Certificate from NCVT.



Govt. Deputed Trainees Govt. Deputed Trainees Private Trainees Private Trainees
Regn Fee -- -- 50.00 --
Admn Fee 100.00 25.00 100.00 25.00
Tuition Fee(annually) -- -- 1800.00 600.00
Lib. Security 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00
C. Money(Refundable) 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00
Exam Fee 100.00 25.00 100.00 25.00
H.S.R.(annually) 1200.00 1200.00 1200.00 1200.00
S.C. 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
H.C.M.(Refundable) 250.00 250.00 250.00 250.00
Total with Hostel 1970.00 1820.00 3820.00 2420.00
Total without Hostel 470.00 320.00 2320.00 920.00
Gymkhana fee 100.00 - 100.00 -

Mode of Payment : Course fee has to be paid in advance or at the time of admission either in cash or demand draft in favour of "PAO MSDE New Delhi" of any Nationalized bank payable at New Delhi.
Hostel : Hostel Rooms are moderately furnished, used to allot trainees on twin or triple sharing basis. Guest and Family member not be permitted in Hostel. Cooking is strictly prohibited in Hostel Room.
Mess Facilities available at Hostel. It is managed by a private contractor. Necessary payment has to be made in cash directly to the contractor.
Note : Above fees/Charges subject to change as per direction of the DGT, MSDE, New Delhi.

Games : Playground is available for Games  

Working Hours : From 08.30 am to 5.00 pm with half hour lunch break on all working days(Monday to Friday).

Attendance : Minimum 80% attendance is required to appear in the Final Trade Test to be held at the end of the course.


CITS Courses

The objective of the Craft Instructor Training (CITS) is to train Instructors in the techniques of transferring hands-on skills, in order to
train semi-skilled / skilled manpower for industry


Contact details

Phone: +91-161-2501871, 2490187   

Fax: +91-161-2501871   




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