B.Tech in Tool Engineering is a 4- year undergraduate course whose first seven semesters consist of theoretical subjects and workshops and the last semester is reserved for industrial training and substantial project work.
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates interested in higher studies in the discipline may choose to pursue M. Tech/ M.E in the subject.
Those interested in working may go for employment opportunities in fields like manufacturing sector, education sector, R&D section in industries, railways etc.
Some of the popular firms that hire such Tool Engineers are Tata motors, Yamaha, Hero Honda, Maruti Suzuki, among others. They are hired in capacities such as Tool Designer, Tool and Die Maker, Lecturer, etc.
The average annual tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 1.14 lacs and 2.88 lacs.
Average annual entry- level salary offered to such Tool Engineers in the country ranges around INR 3 lacs.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with 60% minimum aggregate score|
|Admission Process||Based on counseling after clearing Entrance Tests (JEE Main, state entrance exam).|
|Course Fee||INR 1.14 lacs to 2.88 Lacs (full tuition fee).|
|Average Starting salary||INR 3.1 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||GE Healthcare, Yamaha motors, Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Ace designers, Robert Bosch, Hycom Engineering etc.|
|Job Opportunities||Designers, Jig makers, Mould makers, Tool Fitters, Toll and Die Makers etc.|
Eligibility for B.Tech in Tool Engineering
Candidates having qualified 10+2 from a recognized educational Board with Physics, Chemistry & Maths as main subjects with a minimum aggregate score of 60% in classes X and XII are eligible to apply for the course. This percentage criterion, however, may vary across institutes.
Students wishing to pursue B. Tech in Tool Engineering at one of the IITs are needed to qualify the JEE Advanced exam, and for admission to other engineering colleges, students need to qualify the JEE Main exam or other State- level engineering exams.
B.Tech in Tool Engineering: What is it About?
Tool Engineering is an offshoot of industrial engineering. The discipline involves manufacture of tools, and successful graduates of the course are hired in the manufacturing sector as Tool Detailers, CAD Operators, Tool Designers, Mold Makers, Tool Fitters, Jigs Makers etc., and for other technical positions in the manufacturing industry. Successful graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M. Tech in the subject or for jobs in the R&D section of the industry for tool designing. Among the popular firms that employ such graduates are GE Healthcare, Yamaha Motors, Hero Honda, Robert Bosch, etc.
B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Who Should Opt?
Eligible candidates wishing to work in the manufacturing industries and possessing good managerial skills, physical stamina, and problem- solving skills on the shop floor may ideally opt for this course. Tool engineers are also hired in the design section for designing tools as per specific product requirements.
B.Tech in Tool Engineering: Course Duration
B.Tech in Tool Engineering is a 4-year course consisting of eight semesters, with 2 semesters making 1 year. The course is also offered in the distance mode with a 4- year duration.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in India. Also mentioned are the corresponding locations and the average fees charged by each.
|Name of the Institute||City||Average Full Tuition Fees in INR|
|Delhi Institute of tool engineering||Delhi||2.20 lacs|
Punjab Technical University
|Patiala, Punjab||2.88 lacs|
Visvesvaraya Technological University
RV college of engineering
Eligible students upon clearing the 10+2 qualification in Physics, Chemistry and Maths with the minimum eligible score, are needed to qualify a relevant national- level entrance exam such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced or other State- level exams. Based on performance in such tests, students are admitted to the course.
Upon clearing the JEE Advanced, students are admitted to IITs and upon clearing the JEE Main exam, they are admitted to other State- level engineering colleges. The exam pattern of almost all the entrance exams held for admission to engineering colleges is similar, with the 3 main sections included, viz. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Tabulated below are the essential details of such entrance exams.
|Exam Name||Level/Conducted By||Colleges|
|JEE Main||National level/ CBSE||NITs, IIITs, Most institutes accept JEE Main Scores|
|JEE Advanced||National/ IITs||IITs|
Upon clearing the JEE Main exam, students are needed to go through the round of counseling and are admitted to a respective field of engineering after. The top 1.5 lakh students qualifying the JEE Main exam are eligible for the JEE Advanced exam. Upon clearing the JEE Advanced exam, students are admitted to IITs and NITs. Some colleges/ States conduct their own entrance tests for admission to the program.
Tool Engineers are hired in the manufacturing sector, R&D sector, automobile industries, production sector etc.
Listed here are the various job positions on offer for successful graduates of B. Tech in Thermal Engineering. Also mentioned are the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered for each role.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Tool and Die Makers||Responsible for fitting and assembling parts and components by modifying jigs, dies and gauges by using hand tools and machine tools. They conduct tests using tools to meet the specifications after making necessary adjustments. They also use CAD software for designing tools. They make necessary adjustments in the machine for making quality products.||1.30 to 7.71 lacs|
|Mold Maker||Responsible for making molds with plaster, mud, water by a specified formula. They repair the damaged edges and cracks in molds using hand tools. Mold Makers remove the extra molding material like plaster, wax extra.||1.50 to 2 lacs|
|Tool Fitter||Responsible for studying design drawings, based on which, they alignment the tools on the machine and perform assemblies of fittings. Also responsible for finding faults in the design and rectifying them. In the industry, they look after the mechanical fittings, pneumatic and hydraulic systems etc.||2 to 5 lacs|
|Jig Maker||Responsible for assembling different standard and non- standard jigs. Also responsible for ensuring proper working of the jigs and fixtures, and quality and accuracy according to prescribed operation procedures. They design jigs and fixtures as per the requirement of the product on the machine.||3.8 to 5.7 lacs|
|Designers||Responsible for designing tools according to the production of the product and taking care of the life of tools. They design single and multi- edged tools like broaches, cutting tool of the milling machines according to the specified drawings. Tool Designers modify the designs of tools according to product specifications and prepare layouts using standard drafting tools.||3 to 3.5 lacs|
Listed here are some of the top organizations in India which lucratively hire Tool Engineers:
The course consists of eight semesters out of which the first two semesters are common between all the branches of engineering. Afterwards, students choose a subject of their choice in engineering.
The scheme of assessment for B. Tech in Tool Engineering is given below.
|Scheme of Assessment||Weightage (%)|
Semester- wise, students of the course in India study the following as part of their course curriculum: