Crafts Instructor Training Scheme(CITS)

National Skill Training Institute Mumbai established by Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, offers Craft Instructor Training under CITS of one year duration for various trades combining Trade Technology(TT), Engineering Technology (ET) and Training Methodology (TM).

Primary objective of this Institute are to train the Vocational Instructors of various Industrial Training Institutes / Centres and other training establishment.

Training of Craft Instructors is the mandated responsibility of DGT and It has been operational since the inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS). Comprehensive training both in skills and training methodology is imparted to the instructor trainees to make them conversant with techniques of transferring hands-on skills, to train skilled manpower for the industry.

Programme structure :

The duration of crafts instructor training is one year.

Combination of Subjects:

The following subjects are covered

  • Trade Technology (Comprising of Basic & Advanced components of trade practice and theory)
  • Engineering Technology (Comprising of Workshop Calculations & Science and Engg. Drawing)
  • Training Methodology (Comprising of Teaching Practice and Principles of Teaching)

Start of session: 1st August of every year.


Admission is done through All India Common Entrance Test which is conducted centrally by DGT HQ. Entrance Examination Fees – Rs. 300/- for General Category and Rs. 100/- for SC /ST candidates

Eligibility for Admission

NCVT certificate in the relevant trade or Diploma/Degree from a recognized Board of Technical Education/University or Equivalent. Preference will be given to the candidates deputed by Govt./Pvt. ITIs However, private candidates meeting the above requisites are also considered for admission subject to the availability of seats, on order of merit.

Age limit: Minimum 18 years, No upper age limit

Admission & Award of Certificate

Candidates can enroll for the above programmes for one year. A candidate has to secure 60 % Sessional marks in Theory and Practicals and also have a minimum of 80 % attendance. On possessing the above requisites, candidates will be allowed to appear for the final examination conducted by NCVT, New Delhi in June/July every year. On passing the prescribed exam, trainees will be awarded the Instructor training Certificate from NCVT.

Hostel : Hostel facilities are available for trainees on payment of Rs. 300/- per quarter (i.e., Rs. 100/- per month) as hostel rent and Rs. 50/- as Hostel service charge. Hostel Caution money Rs. 125/- per session(Refundable) are also to be deposited for availing hostel. Separate hostel facilities are available for ladies. Messing charges extra to be borne by the candidates.

Medical Facilities : Free medical facility is available in NSTI Dispensary subject to availability of medicine in Govt. Medical Store. However, critical cases are referred to Govt. hospital for treatment but cost will be borne by the trainee.

Working Hours:From 09.00 am to 5.30 pm with half hour lunch break on all working days(Monday to Friday).

Attendance : Minimum 80% attendance is required to appear in the Final Trade Test to be held at the end of the course.

Note :Above fees/Charges subject to change as per direction of the DGT, MSDE, New Delhi.

CITS Courses

The objective of the Craft Instructor Training (CITS) is to train Instructors in the techniques of transferring hands-on skills, in order to
train semi-skilled / skilled manpower for industry


Contact details

Landline No.: 022-24223962





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