Pre-Diploma in Automobile Engineering (Apprenticeship) - 40 Seats


TSLC Curriculum in Automobile Engineering is designed to produce entry level workforce in

Automobile sector. The graduates will be equipped with required knowledge, skills and attitude

necessary to this level to meet the demand of the Automobile repair center and workshop in the

country and aboard. This curriculum is based on the apprenticeship model in which trainees

involve in the real work practice in the industry. An apprenticeship program combines on-the-job

training with academic instruction for those entering the workforce. It is also called dual-training

programs because of the combined occupational and in-house components; apprenticeships help

individuals put their academic skills to practical use in various careers.

The program extends over 24 months. First fifteen weeks in-house classes insist in theoretical

and basic practical skills will be provided in training institutes. They learn the theoritical

foundational subjects, communications and soft skills. The trainees acquire theoritical knowledge

and do practical in the training institutes. In every subject, topical explanations will be followed

by demonstrations by instructors and in all tasks, trainees will be asked to practice by themselves

through do-it-yourself/hands-on exercises so that they can internalize what they learn in the


After completing the fifteen weeks classes in training institutes, students are placed in

Automotive Repairing Center or Workshop for 78 weeks (5 days a week and 8 hours a day) for

real practice and they are called in training institute for 1 day a week, where they get some

theoretical and practical exposure they find necessary. After the completion of 78 weeks'

industrial practice, apprentice students come back to the training institute for the revision and

exam preparation for 4 weeks as block release.

Admitted trainees will have the three parties training agreement among trainees, sponsor

industries and training institute. The Agreement term and conditions will be implemented during

the whole training period.


The automobile Engineering is genuine field in the engineering and technology sector. Many

people in the world have been given emphasis for the broader application of automobile. This

sector has been helping the world for the overall development and it has been creating wage and

self employment opportunities both in public and private sectors. Nepal is lacking huge number

of trained workforce in automobile sector. In the one hand, large number of foreign workers are

working in Nepalese automobile industries and in the other hand, huge number of workforce are

migrated abroad for employment as unskilled workers with minimum wages.

Very few Nepalese workers are working in automobile sector at present without well trained.

They are not able to fulfil the needs of industries due to the lack of skills and knowledge on latest

technology. This curriculum is designed as apprenticeship model with the involvement of experts

from automobile industries. Based on this curriculum, students will acquired required skills and

knowledge in real work of world and fulfil the skills gap of the industries. This apprenticeship

curriculum prepares graduates apt to the industry need, so that they get employed and poverty

will be elevated. Moreover the automobile industries have agreed to develop the curriculum and

train the students as apprentice so that they won't have the scarcity of skilled workers updated

with their technologies in low cost.


The aim of this programme is to produce competent workforce equipped with automotive skills

and knowledge to undertake any automobile repairing center or workshop or business company.


This curriculum has following objectives to:

 Produce basic level competent workforce in the field of automobile engineering who will

able to;

- Repair and maintain automobile vehicles.

- Repair and maintain various automobile components.

- Assemble /disassemble various automobile systems.

- Familiarize with auto electrical and electronics system.

- Troubleshoot the automobile system.

 Prepare such technicians who are able to work in the automobile sector related local

workshop and industrial settings of the country.

 Prepare such technical workforce who will demonstrate positive attitude and respect for

the profession and socio-cultural values.

 Meet the demand of such technical workforce for the automobile industries of Nepal.

 Reduce the dependence on employing such technicians from foreign countries.

 Create self-employment opportunities.

Course Duration

This course will be completed within 24 months after the enrolment in a formal setting.

The total hours for the course will be 4378 hours in the 24 months of period. Pre-training course

(maximum 15 weeks) and at the last month of the whole course Block Release Training

(maximum 4 weeks) programme will be conducted in the Institute. Industrial Practice & related

skills will be learnt in the related sponsor industries.

The details of the course duration are as follows:

A. Institute Based Instruction: 1258 hours

 Pre training course: 15 weeks (600 hours)

 One day/week for 78 weeks: 78 days (498 hours)

 Block Release: 4 weeks (160 hours)

B. Industry Based Training (Hands on Practice): 3120 hours

 Control & Suspension System: 10 weeks (400 hours)

 Power Trains: 10 weeks (400 hours)

 Automotive Engine: 16 weeks (640 hours)

 Auto Electrical & Electronics System 10 weeks (400 hours)

 Automobile Body shop Repair: 8 weeks (320 hours)

 Specialization in Any/All Department: 24 weeks (960 hours)

Entry Criteria:

Individuals with following criteria will be eligible for this program:

 SEE with any grade and any GPA (Since 2072 SLC).

 SLC appeared (Before 2072 SLC).

 Nepali citizen above 16 years of age.

 Pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT.

 Candidates will be recruited on the merit base of entrance examination.

 Selected candidates should pass the interview conducted jointly by industry and the

training institute.

 Mentally & physically sound.

Group size:

The group size of this program will be 40.