Crafts Instructor Training Scheme(CITS)

National Skill Training Institute (W) , Shimla established by Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, offers Craft Instructor Training under CITS of one year duration for various trades.

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.

National Skill Training Institute(W), Shimla conducting the following CITS Courses:

Training Session 2022-23 Trade NSQF Level Duration Sanctioned Seats Filled Seats Vacant Seats
1. Fashion Design and Technology 6 1 Year 25 25 0
2. Draughtsman Civil 6 1 Year 50 50 0

Programme structure : The duration of crafts instructor training is one year.

SELECTION : 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. 

Age limit :  No upper age limit

Admission & Award of Certificate : Candidates can enroll for the above programmes for one year. A candidate has to secure 40 %  in Trade Theory, 40% in POT, 40% in VCS and 60% in Trade Practical and also have a minimum of 80 % attendance to appear the final examination. 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.

Name of Faculty, Trade & Course NSTI(W) Shimla 2022-23

S.No Name of Course Sanctioned Seats Name of Faculty Contact No
1. Fashion Design and Technology 25 Smt.Babita 01772775999
2. Draughtsman Civil (Shift I) 25 Ms. Vandana 01772775999
3. Draughtsman Civil (Shift II) 25 Ms. Vandana 01772775999


Fees Details

S.No Particulars Amount (in Rs.) for General Amount (In Rs.) for SC/ST/PH
1. Admission fee 100 25
2. Registration fee 50 Nil
3. Gymkhana fee 100 Nil
4. Tuition Fee 1800 600
5. Examination fee 100 25
  Total 2150 650

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

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.


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

Email -

Phone no - 0177-2775999



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