The Hyderabad-based Central Institute of Tool Design (CITD) is the first tool room in India, established in 1968 with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme and International Labour Organisation.

The institute, which was started as an implementing agency to develop tool design technologies nurtured a range of critical expertise in its field of study as well as its allied subjects over the years.

Branching out

Though tool design remains its priority area, the Central Institute of Tool Design has branched out to other connected subjects such as automation, Computer-Aided Designing/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) with the aim to develop end-to-end tool design solutions that involve electronics, hardware and software expertise.

Courses offered

The institute offers M.E. in tool designing and mechanical Computer-Aided Designing/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, M.Tech. in Mechatronics, PG Course in Tool Design, PG Diploma in Tool Design, Diplomas in Tool Design and Tool, Dye and Mould Making, Advanced Tool Making Course, Advanced CNC Machinist Course, Post Graduate Diploma in CAD/CAM for Tool Engineering, Mechatronics and VLSI & Embedded Systems and Master Certificate programmes in CAD/CAM, Computer Aided Tool Designing, Mechatronics and its Applications and several short-term courses in same subjects.


Students of ITI, diploma and engineering are eligible to apply for CITD courses.

Notification for long-term courses is already out and June 23 and 30 are last dates to apply for the programmes with and without late fee respectively.

Short term courses offered by the institute have different notifications.

For example, notification for Post Graduate Diplomas appears twice in a year.

The eligibility criteria, duration of the courses, admission process and tuition fee differ from one course to another. For more details on the courses, those who interested can contact the institute on 9849449056, 9440963987 or visit its website ‘’.


The CITD students enjoyed a 100 per cent placement record till last year and this year placement process is yet to be commenced.

“The CITD long duration courses are certainly remunerative. Our ME/M.Tech students get offers with minimum salary of Rs. 3 lakh per annum and PG diploma students get Rs. 2 lakh as starting salary,” informs Principal Director, Shujayat Khan.

There is a huge supply-demand gap in the tool design sector, he adds.


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