After the Indian independence, there was a realization of the need for the development in all fields-production both agricultural and industrial, education, health etc. However, in the then existing education system, only a very minute percent of the youngsters were able to obtain admission to some professional courses, eventually producing young people for a white-collared clerical job. At the same time it was found that for industrial development, basic man-power at the grass root level, i.e as skilled and semi-skilled technicians was lacking by and large the country. It was under such a background that the Hebich Technical Training School (now Institute) was formed in 1964 under the dedicated service of two German technicians Mr. A.Bauer and Mr. H.Weber. The Basel Mission which was at the forefront of service to the community in several fields saw that by starting a Technical Training Institute on the pattern of the training imparted to youngsters in W. Germany they could serve the society and the nation in many ways. It was planned to be a job-oriented 4 year course in the field of production shop/tool room in the mechanical engineering line.

Basic Course in Mechanical Craftsmanship

Courser Duration:  2 years, (starting from 1st August each year.
Certificate: Mechanical Craftsmanship by the Institute.  
Certified by National Council for Vocational Trades under the Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of India.
d)    Medium of instruction is English.
e)    Skills learnt: bench fitting including basic forging, sheet metal work and welding, machine work on lathe, shaping machine and milling machine. After completion of the Course a trainee will be able to work as a machine-operator, turner, shaper, fitter and general mechanic in any of the industries.
f) Scope of training
The training is job-oriented and it aims at making the students fit for self-employment as well as to cater to the needs of modern industrial firms. For this end,

  • job orders are accepted from engineering firms and the trainees are taught to execute the various   operations  accurately,  efficiently  and  safely  so  that  the  actual  working conditions of a production workshop are simulated and the trainees acquire the various skills including the use of  precision  measuring instruments by doing useful components and wherever possible, job order work in addition to selected graded exercises.
  • To supplement the subject matters taught in the classes, the students are expected to work through their notes and text books carefully.  Class tests and practical tests are held periodically.
  • Progress Cards are issued to students showing their assessments for their information as well as that of their Parents/Guardians.  Weekly assessment also is done based on the following 5 criteria:

             i)          Responsibility towards the Tools, Machinery and the work allotted.
ii)         Industry, diligence – Accuracy and speed.
iii)        Attendance, Appearance, Regularity, Punctuality, Maintenance of uniforms, etc.
iv)        Cleanliness, Order-Cleanliness of work place and machine allotted.
v)         Conduct-Obedience and sincerity to learn.

However, to be eligible for this Certificate the trainee should have attained the minimum of standard expected of him, viz., 40% in theory subjects and 60% in practicals and also should have put in a minimum attendance of 85% of the total working days. For the issue of the Certificate, shortage of attendance will  not  be  condoned  except  in  exceptional  cases  for  the reason of sickness of a long duration on one occasion but in any  case  the minimum  attendance  should  not  be  less  than 80 percent.

Thus those who successfully undergo the training in the Institute and fulfil the attendance and other requirements specified by the NCVT are eligible to appear for the All India Trade Tests. Under the present rules of NCVT,  the Final Trade Test will be held at the end of the second year of training. National Trade Certificates in the trade Fitter will be awarded to the successful candidates.


  1. To impart high skill
  2. To stress dignity of labour
  3. To practice mature thinking
  4. To train in self reliance
  5. To respect moral values
  6. To regard spiritual values
  7. To value devotion to work
  8. To keep abreast of new developments in one’s occupation
  9. To provide Job oriented training
  10. To inculcate and maintain high discipline.