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Post Diploma in Industrial Automation (CP19)

Program Type

This is a Post Diploma program.


1 Year - Starts in September in Dharwad

Who should join the course

Those who wish to make a career in Automobile, Process Control, Chemical Industry, Robotics Industry, etc.


  • Diploma/B.Sc in Electronics,Electrical, Communication, Instrumentation
  • Age not more than 26 years at the time of admission
  • A few seats earmarked for Graduate engineers


The course is aimed at imparting knowledge and skills required to work as an Automation technician in factories. The course initially presents basic concepts of Industrial Automation systems and elements, and later delivers in-depth training to use, troubleshoot and maintain PLCs, PC-based Data Acquisition Systems, variable frequency drives, process control instruments, etc.


The student gains the knowledge and skill required to work as a maintenance technician in the relevant industries.

Career Opportunities

Work as Automation Technicians. Attractive salaries are offered by the industries.


Implementation of industry relevant projects during the last three months of the course. Two Industrial visits are organized.

Further Learning

Can proceed for a regular engineering degree program. However, continuation in employment is encouraged, along with enrollment for a part-time degree program.


  • Automobile
  • Process control
  • Robotics
  • Vehicle electronics
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Many other industries which uses automation equipments

Program Contents

  • Analog electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Microprocessors
  • Microcontrollers
  • Sensors interfacing
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Control engineering


  • Siemens PLCs
  • Festo Pneumatic trainers


NTTF and external instructors


Any project that uses automation concepts.

Example Projects

Projects are normally based on control engineering using PC, PLC or Electronics Circuit.


During the last 3 months of the program internship is arranged if students desire to do a project in industry.

Placement Record (Companies)

  • Moser Baer
  • Lucas group
  • Plant control automation
  • Indo-US MIMS

Fact sheet

  • Department: Mechatronics
  • Year Instituted: 2009
  • Course Fee: : Rs.60,000/- p.a.
  • Programme Chief: P.Pari / B.K.Patil-Academics I/C(Dharwad)
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