Postgraduate Diploma in Tool Design (CP16) - PGDTD

Program Details

Program type Department Duration Program Fee
Postgraduate Diploma Tool Design The program duration is 1 year (2 semesters), with the academic year starting in September and finishing in August Rs.80,000 per semester for Regular category candidates Rs.1,20,000 per semester for Industry Nominated category candidates US$ 2500 per semester for Foreign National & NRI category candidates

Program Details

This program is for individuals who would like to make a career in Tool Design, Tool manufacturing and 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 / IIIE or equivalent.

·          Age No bar.

·         The candidate should have fairly good proficiency in 2D / 3D software preferably Creo Parametric.

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

       ·      Use of CAD in the design of press tools, moulds and die casting dies

       ·      Process planning and manufacture of press tools, moulds and jigs &             fixtures

       ·      Design gauges, jigs & fixtures and application of GD&T.


  • 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

The following are the main features of this program:

·         Industrial visits

·         Talk by experts

·         Practical training at school

·         Visits to industrial exhibitions and seminars

I Semester

II Semester

Workshop - I

Workshop - II

Engineering Drawing and 3D CAD    

Die Casting Dies

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Inspection & Gauging

GD&T and Tolerance Stack Up Analysis   

Tool Manufacturing and CAM

Press Tools

Jigs & Fixtures - II

Jigs & Fixtures - I

Plastic Moulds

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.3.0 lakhs to Rs.7.0 lakhs per annum,Students can target all tooling, CAD-CAM and CAE manufacturing and automotive industries for employment opportunities.


Further Learning:

Students can carry on for higher education after the completion of this program. Students who possess PGDTD qualification and have served in a relevant industry for at least one year after completing PGDTD program, are eligible for lateral admission to the third semester of PGTE (Postgraduate Degree in Tool Engineering) program.


Campus Contact Details

 School of Postgraduate Studies,
Nettur Technical Training Foundation,
23/24, II Phase, Peenya Industrial Area,
Bangalore - 560 058
Telephone : 080 - 28393167 / 080 - 28391223
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