Crafts Instructor Training Scheme-NSTI(W) KOLKATA


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

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), Kolkata conducting the following CITS Courses:

Sl. No. Trade NSQF Level Duration Sanctioned Seats
1 Dress Making 6 1 Year 25
2 Fashion Designing Technology (FDT) 6 1 Year 25
3 Cosmetology 6 1 Year 50
5 Computer Software Applications (CSA) 6 1 Year 25

Provisionally admitted trainees as on 11.08.2023 (Session 2023-24):

Sl.No. Trade NSQF Level Duration Admitted trainees (Session 2023-24)
1 Dress Making 6 1 Year 05
2 Fashion Designing Technology (FDT) 6 1 Year 01
3 Cosmetology 6 1 Year 08
4 Computer Software Applications (CSA) 6 1 Year 06

*Admission process is going on.

Objective : These Courses are to train the Vocational Instructors of various Industrial Training Institutes / Centres and other training establishment.

Combination of Subjects : The following subjects are covered.

  • Trade Technology (Comprising of Basic & Advanced components of trade practice and theory)
  • Soft Skills
  • Training Methodology (Comprising of Teaching Practice and Principles of Teaching)


Start of session : 4th September 2023 for the session 2023-2024

Selection : Admission is done through All India Common Entrance Test (AICET) which is conducted centrally by DGT HQ. The link is  Or

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.

Admission & Award of Certificate : 

Candidates can enroll for the above programmes for one year. The minimum pass percent for Trade Practical, TM Practical, Soft Skill Practical Examinations and Formative assessment is 60% & for all other theory subjects is 40%. There will be no Grace marks. 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.

Fees Details :

Sl.No.   Particulars General / OBC Fees Amount (Rs.) SC / ST /PH / EWS Fees Amount (Rs.)
     1 Admission Fee 100/- 25/-
     2  Registration Fee 50/- Nil
     3 Tuition Fee Nil Nil
     4 Examination Fee Nil Nil
     5 Gymkhana Fee 100/- Nil
     6 Library  20/- 20/-
     7 Hostel 1250/- 1250/-

Mess :Mess charges extra to be borne by the candidates in monthly basis.

Games : Outdoor Games & Open Air Gym facilities are available.

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.


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

Phone No. : 033-23673673





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