Craft Instructor Training Scheme -CITS

National Skill Training Institute , Chennai 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, Chennai conducting the following CITS Courses of one year duration:

Sl. No. Trade NSQF Level Sanctioned Filled Trade Incharges
1 Carpenter 6 50 20 R Chinnadurai,  TO and
T L Ravi Kumar, VI
2 Computer Software Application (CSA) 6 75 61 Sunil M.K. TO
3 Draughtsman Civil 6 25 25 S M Dhurve, VI
4 Electrician 6 75 75 Vishram Meena, TO,
S Janardhanam, TO and
N Senthil Kumar, VI
5 Electronic Mechanic 6 25 24 K Hemalatha, VI
6 Fitter 6 75 71 Naresh Kumar, TO,
NVR Krishnan, VI and
S Sivarasu, VI
7 Mechanic Diesel 6 50 48 R Rajesh Khanna, TO and
D Sankar,VI
8 M M V 6 50 23 N Ramesh Kumar, TO
9 Plumber 6 100 93 S Chockalingam, TO
10 Sewing Technology 6 50 48 B Pauvlin Priya, TO and
A Mubashera Tabassum, VI
11 T D M 6 25 7 P Govindaraj, TO
12 Welder 6 75 70 J Jayaprakash, VI

Combination of Subjects : The following subjects are covered.

  • Trade Technology (Comprising of Basic & Advanced components of trade practice and theory)
  • Engineering Technology (Comprising of Workshop Calculations & Science and Engg. Drawing)
  • Vocational Science & Calculation / 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 (AICET) which is conducted centrally by DGT HQ. The link is  Or

Eligibility for Admission: NCVT certificate in the relevant trade or Diploma / Degree from a recognized Board of Technical Education/University or Equivalent. Preference will be given to the candidates deputed by Govt. / Pvt. ITIs However, private candidates meeting the above requisites are also considered for admission subject to the availability of seats, on order of merit.

Admission & Award of Certificate: Candidates can enroll for the above programmes for one year. A candidate has to secure 60% Sessional marks in Theory and Practical and also have a minimum of 80% attendance. On possessing the above requisites, candidates will be allowed to appear for 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.

Fees Details:

Sl.No. Particulars General / OBC Fees Amount (Rs.) SC / ST Fees Amount (Rs.)
1 Admission Fee 100/- 25/-
2 Registration Fee 50/- Nil
3 Tuition Fee 1800/- (150/- per month) 600/-  (50/- per month)
4 Caution Deposit (Refundable) 250/- 250/-
5 Examination Fee 100/- 25/-
6 Gymkhana Fee 100/- Nil
7 Library Deposit 20/- 20/-
  Total Amount  2420/- 920/-

Hostel: Hostel facilities are available for trainees on payment of Rs. 100/- per month as Hostel Rent and Rs. 50/- as Hostel service charge. Hostel Caution money Rs. 125/- per session (Refundable) are also to be deposited for availing hostel. Messing charges extra to be borne by the candidates.

Games: Games Facilities are available .

Working HoursFrom 09.00 am to 5.30 pm with half hour lunch break on all working days (Monday to Friday).

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

Note: Above Fees / Charges subject to change as per direction of the DGT, MSDE, New Delhi.


Contact details

Director- +91-44-22501460



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