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Diploma in Tool and Die Making (CP01)

Program Type

This is a Diploma program.


The program duration is 3 years and each academic year begins in July and ends in June.

Who should join the course

This program should be taken up by students having an interest in matters mechanical, and who would like to make a career in Tool and Die Making.


A student should have passed Xth/ +2/ PUC/ 12th Std./ Vocational course. The maximum age is 21 years.



English, Applied Science, Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Basic Electronics, Computer Programming, Production Technology, Material Technology, Electrical Technology, Strength of Material, Tool Design Theory (Press Tools, Dies, Moulds, Jigs & Fixtures), Pneumatics and Hydraulics, Quality Control & Metrology, Industrial and Production Management, Estimation & Costing, Heat Treatment & Surface Treatment and CNC Technology.


Bench Work including Advanced Fitting, Machine Work including Conventional and Special Tool Room Machines like Jig Boring, Jig Grinding, EDM, etc. Training in Inspection, Heat Treatment, Maintenance and Design Office. Exposure to Sheet Metal Presses; Plastic Moulding Machines and Pressure Die Casting Machines.Practice in Autodesk Fusion 360 & CNC Machine Operation, and Low Cost Automation.

Project Work

Students undertake various projects during the course of this program. Some of these are Production of Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges, Press Tool and Mould-based projects.


The course provides thorough practical and theoretical knowledge to the trainee, to make him a technician in the area of Tool Design and Manufacturing. The trainee will be able to apply the skills acquired at the program with immediate effect, while meeting the needs of the tooling industry.

Career Opportunities

This program offers career opportunities in areas such as:
  • Manufacturing of press tools
  • Moulds
  • Jigs & fixtures and gauges
  • Design & processing
  • Planning & marketing of tools

The salary a student can expect, after completing this program, is approximately Rs. 20,000/- per month.


This program gives students exposure to:
  • CNC
  • Manufacturing of press tools
  • Moulds
  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Gauges
Also, four industrial visits are arranged during the period of training.

Educational Loan

Loan scholarship is available for students hailing from the economically weaker sections of society. The nationalised banks also provide support, through the disbursement of educational loans.

Further Learning

Trainees are eligible for lateral entry to Graduate Engineering programs of various universities and deemed universities, after successful completion of this program. They are also eligible to join Post Diploma programs in NTTF and other reputed institutions, on successful completion of the course.


Students successfully completing this program can seek employment in industries such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automobile ancillaries
  • General Manufacturing
  • Tool Rooms

Program Contents

  • Rope In Programme
  • Theory
  • Theory Test/ Examination
  • Shop Talk (Trainees)
  • Shop Talk (Instructor)
  • Computer
  • Discovery Learning
  • Quality Circle
  • Green / Red rack presentation
  • Technical Enrichment
  • Study Tour
  • Cultural Activity
  • Sports
  • Bench Work (Exercise)
  • Bench Work /Machine (Project)
  • Lathe
  • Shaping / Milling
  • Surface Grinding
  • Tool and Cutter Grinding
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Engraving Machine
  • SPM / Non Conventional Machining
  • Co-ordinate Drilling
  • Heat treatment (Visits / observations)
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Practical Test
  • Leave / Holidays / vacations
  • Inplant Trg+6 Ind visits +20h
  • CNC
  • Pneumatic Lab
  • Design
  • Village Camp
  • Weekly Cleaning
  • Week Celebration
  • English lab
  • Science lab
  • Electrical / Electronics lab
  • Metrology lab
  • CAD/ CAM
  • Technical Seminar


During the course of this program, students are trained on equipment and machines such as:
  • CNC Milling & Lathe machines
  • CNC wire cut
  • EDM
  • Fanuc controllers
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics


We have an experienced faculty, who are experts in Tool & Die making, and who boast of with Tool & Die making industrial background. NTTF has rigorously trained graduate engineers/ diploma holders and some of them have become a part of NTTF's faculty.


Students have to take up projects during their course tenure. Some of the live projects are in the areas of Press Tools, Moulds, Jigs & fixtures and Gauges.

Example Projects

Some examples of the projects previous batches of students have undertaken are: Moulds, Press Tools, Die casting, Fixtures, Gauges.


Students have to go for industrial internship, for a period of one year. The internship consists of industrial training in reputed tool rooms in relevant industries.

Placement Record (Companies)

There are various companies which hire our students successfully completing this program, each year. A partial list of such companies is:

  • M/s. TATA
  • Godrej
  • Appolo Tyres
  • Renoult Nissan
  • Ford India
  • PMP Automobiles
  • TVS
  • Ashok Layland
  • L&T
  • Caparo
  • Videocon
  • LG
  • HCL
  • Minda
  • Molex
  • Tyco Electronics
  • FCI Connectors
  • Tata Auto components
  • Toyotta
  • Maruti
  • Fanuc
  • ITW.

This program also offers students employment opportunities abroad: thousands of alumni are working in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Bangkok and Switzerland. Many alumni are entrepreneurs too, in India and abroad.

Courses Offered at

  • Bengaluru
  • Coimbatore
  • Dharwad
  • Gannavaram
  • Malappuram
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kuttippuram
  • Murbad
  • Tellicherry
  • Vellore

Fact sheet

  • Department: Mechanical
  • Year Instituted: 1959
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