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Postgraduate Diploma in Tool Design (CP16) - PGDTD

Program Type

This is a Postgraduate Diploma program.


The program duration is 1 year, with the academic year starting in September and finishing in August followed by 3 month industrial training.

Who should join the course

This course is for individuals who would like to make a career in Tool Design / Tool manufacturing / tool procurement.


Students eligible for this program should be B. E. / B. Tech. in Mechanical / Production / Industrial & Production Engineering / Industrial Engineering & Management / Automobile / Mechatronics / Aeronautical Engineering / Polymer Engineering / AMIE / IIIE or equivalent. Age No bar.


After undergoing this program the students are expected to:
  • Design press tools for sheet metal components
  • Design moulds for plastic components
  • Design pressure-die casting dies
  • Design Jigs & Fixtures and Guages.
  • Use the Creo parametric in designing the above tools.
  • Process planning and manufacturing for the above mentioned tools.


The following are the advantages of this program:
  • Students learn to use computers in the design of press tools and moulds
  • They learn to plan the process and manufacture of press tools and moulds for plastic components
  • They are able to design gauges and jigs & fixtures, design press tools for sheet metal components

Career Opportunities

Students tend to get excellent career opportunities in the following areas:
  • Designer of press tools, moulds, jigs & fixtures, die casting dies
  • CAD-CAM-CAE engineer
  • After completion of this program students can expect a salary ranging from Rs.2.4 lakhs to Rs.4.0 lakhs per annum


The following are the main features of this program:
  • Industrial visits
  • Talk by experts
  • Practical training at school
  • Visits to industrial exhibitions and seminars

Course Fee

  • US$ 2500 per semester for Foreign Nationals & NRI category candidates
  • Rs. 1,20,000 per semester for Industry-Nominated category candidates
  • Rs. 80,000 per semester for Regular category candidates


Scholarship is available.

Further Learning

Students can carry on for higher education after the completion of this course. They can opt for an M. E. Tool Engineering at NTTF, as a further learning program.


Students can target all tooling, CAD-CAM and CAE manufacturing and automotive industries for employment opportunities.

Program Contents

Semester I

  • Workshop - I
  • Engineering Drawing and 3D CAD
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • GD&T and Tolerance Stack Up Analysis
  • Press Tools
  • Jigs & Fixtures - I

Semester II

  • Workshop - II
  • Die Casting Dies
  • Inspection & Gauging
  • Tool Manufacturing and CAM
  • Jigs & Fixtures - II
  • Plastic Moulds

3 Months

  • Seminar
  • Industrial Training


Equipment used for this program are:
  • Rapid prototyping machine
  • 3D digitizer
  • CNC machines for turning, milling, spark and wire erosion
  • Conventional workshop machines like lathe, drilling machine and milling machine
  • Injection molding machine
  • Power press for stamping
  • General Metrology equipment


We have a highly experienced faculty for imparting technical training under this programme. Also we have guest faculty members from reputed organizations and academia.

Placement Record

Proven Placement Record since start of PG School in 1983

Fact sheet

  • Department: Tool Design
  • Year Instituted: 2002
  • Programme Chief : Mr.Gibson M / Mr. Naresh. T. R.
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