Diploma: Tool Design & Die Making

IT is the mother of all manufacturing and deals with moulds, jigs & fixtures, plastics, die casting, dies and so on. “A three-year diploma is a crucial component in a one year in-plant training programme,” says S Sahu who did this course from IGTR Aurangabad.

Job prospects: Across manufacturing sectors you begin as a technician. Quite a few tool and die makers become tool designers. Some open their own tool and die shops.

Pay package: Well-trained Tool and die makers can command very good salaries. The starting salary is anywhere between Rs 6,000 to Rs 26,000 per month. Ranjeet Prasad Singh who passed out in 2006 from the Indo-Danish Tool Room at Jamshedpur and is currently a Design Engineer at TATA Technologies Ltd says, “DTDM is a job-oriented course, much better than other polytechnic/Diploma courses. The students are practically highly skilled and do not shirk from hard work. It is a collective effort says Sahu.

Training: Most of the institutes offering diploma in tool and die making are in the government sector.  Set up to fulfill the tooling and training needs of the micro and small industries, we present a list of these institutions and their relevant details as a  course listing. The challenge here is that due to the extensive training required, very few people enter the field and the employers do face difficulty in recruiting qualified candidates.

Institutes offering Tool Design and Die Making programmes

Fees (Rs.)
Diploma in Tool & Die Making; Intake: 60
10th pass with 60% (15-19 years); marks in qualifying exam and IGTR Entrance Test
Not Specified
Advance Diploma in Tool
& Die Making; Intake: 60
10th pass with 60% (15-19 years); Written Test and
Personal Interview  
SECO; Honeywell Turbo Tech; Bharat Forge; Lubricare; Kinetic Engineering  
Advance Diploma in Tool
& Die Making; Intake: 70
10th pass with 60% (15-19 years); Written Test followed by Personnel Interview
ASB; Bajaj Tempo; Flexituf; Hero Honda; Kota Glasses; Sona Steering; Timex
(1) Condensed course in TDM; Intake: 20; (2) Diploma in Tool & Die Tech; Intake: 60  
(1) 100,000; (2) 21,000
Course (1) 12; Course (2) 48
(1) Registration & interview (2) Joint Entrance Test & Interview
General Electric, Godrej, Escorts, Maruti Suzuki, Hero Honda
Diploma in Tool & Die Making; Intake: 90
10th pass with 50% (15-19 years); Admission Test & Interview
Durgapur Polymers; Areva; Telcon; Tata Motors; Usha Martin; Hindustan Fibre
Diploma in Tool, Die & Mould Making; Intake: 60
10th pass with 50% (15-19 years); Rank obtained in Entrance Examination
TELCO; Godrej; BEML; Bajaj Auto; Kinetic Honda; Crompton Greaves; TVS
Diploma in Tool & Die Making; Intake: 70
10th pass with 50% (15-19 years); entrance test on basis of syllabus of 10th standard  
Kennametal India; Inspiron; TRF; Tata Motors; Escorts; Deutsche Kipper India
Diploma in Tool and Die
Making; Intake: ~700
Competitive Exam through Computer Enabled Test followed by Counselling; Maximum Age - 21 years
Wipro; Lakshmi Machine Works; TVS Suzuki; Thermax; Titan Industries; Siemens; Ashok Leyland; Larsen & Toubro

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