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Certificate in Electrician

Programme Highlights
Eligibility: High School (Male only)
Medium of Instruction: Hindi (Tamil and Telgu versions of Study Material are available)
Tutorial Classes: Monday to Saturday, 3 hrs a day
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters, Semester 1 starts in July)
Programme Fee: Rs.1500 per semester (inclusive of study material)
Career Options
Electrician in small scale industry
Service technician with Domestic Appliance Manufacturers
Technicians in Electrical Repair Shops
Assembler in small scale manufacturing companies
Self employement person starting a small scale industry

The Certificate Course in Electrician is a two-year Programme offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical College, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra in the Distance Education mode at several out-station locations across the country. The course is NCVT- aligned and the eligibility for this programme is Class X pass under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

The Certificate Programme in Electrician is divided into 4 semesters (two years), the first two semesters having 9 courses comprising of 2 trade theories, 2 trade practicals, 3 compulsory courses as per NCVT guidelines viz. Workshop Calculation and Science, Engineering Drawing and Employability Skills and finally 2 Core courses of DEI are included. Each trade theory or trade practical course is divided into 5 Units of 6 lessons each i.e. a total of 30 lessons. The 3 compulsory courses have been divided into two parts-each part to be completed in each of the first two semesters. There is a summer term of 30 days comprising of two trade practical and workshop courses after the first year, followed by a two semester term of practical industrial training.

The trade theory and trade practical courses have been designed by the Department of Electrical Engineering and they cover all the topics in the Two year Certificate Programme in Electrician under the Craftsman Training Scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Employment & Labour (DGE&T). Hence the Certificate Programme of the DEI is equivalent to Electrician course offered under the Craftsman Training Scheme. The self-learning material provided to the student is supplemented and supported by video lessons which are shown to the student before the study of each lesson. In addition, workshop practice forms a major portion of studies.

In view of the above features of the programme, the student is given the option to exit from the programme after one year.

Education is provided in blendedmode through printed self-learning material and DVDs containing a lot of visuals. The course material is prepared by a team of experts. Besides the skill of the trade, other values like Cultural Education,Co-Curricular Activities, games etc are also included in the one year programme for an all-round  and complete personality grooming of the candidate.

The Certificate holder will acquire the required skills over a period of four semesters. The teaching is divided into a 80% practical component and 20% theory lecture component. In  the Certificate programme, bulk of the stress is on practical aspects. The primary purpose of the programmeis to enable the students to focus on a particular set of working skills which should lead to a vocation or employment. The evaluation is done by internal as well as external experts.

Trade Skills:

 Ability to:

1.       Correctly use and maintain the tools of the trade including power tools, test equipment and electronic measuring instruments.
2.       Install all types of commonly used wiring and wiring accessories.
3.       Locate and repair faults in electrical home appliances & wiring systems.
4.       Read and interpret simple electrical blue prints & drawings of different home appliances & their control circuits.
5.       Maintain & repair different home appliances & their control circuits.
6.       Test & Locate faults in different home appliances.
7.       Rewind small pumps, motors & armatures of alternators.
8.       Maintain HT & LT equipment
9.       Maintain solar photo voltaic systems.
10.     To test electronic components & repair power supplies, voltage stabilizer etc.
11.    Correctly instruct, supervise and transfer skills to any apprentice and semi-skilled worker assigned to him to ensure safety and quality of work.

Trade Theory:-

 Knowledge of:

1.       Engineering calculations associated with current carrying capacity of cables, wires, winding diagrams of small pumps & motors.
2.       Single and three-phase circuits, earth circuits, insulating and conducting materials, switch fuses and isolators.
3.       Electrical & electronic symbols.
4.       Use of Electrical & electronic test equipment and measuring instruments.
5.       Basic workshop practice, maintenance & repair of small motors & home appliances.
6.       Industrial hazards, safety and health precautions, and environmental concerns.
7.       Installation practice and regulations, and relevant codes of practice.











Ist Semester

Course No.

Course Title




CCC 101

Workshop Calculation & Science  – I

Compulsory common theory



CCC 102

Engineering Drawing – I

Compulsory common theory



CCC 103

Employability Skills – I

Compulsory common theory



CEW 101

Basic Electrical Engineering & Measurements

Trade theory



CEW 102

Electrical Wiring, Jointing And Estimating

Trade theory



CEW 103

Electrical Workshop – I

Trade practical



CEW 105

Electrical  Workshop – II

Trade practical



CEW 106

Basics Of Information Technology

Compulsory common practical







2nd Semester

CCC 201

Workshop Calculation & Science  – II

Compulsory common theory



CCC 202

Engineering Drawing – II

Compulsory common theory



CCC 203

Employability Skills – II

Compulsory common theory



CEE 201

Maintenance & Repair Of Electrical Machines.

Trade theory



CEE 202

Maintenance Of Home Appliances & Control Ckt.

Trade theory



CEE 203

Electrical Machines Lab

Trade practical



CEE 205

Home Appliances & Control Ckt. Lab

Trade practical







Summer term

CEE 104

Electrical Workshop – III

Trade practical



CEE 204

Electrical Work Shop – IV

Trade practical







3rd Semester (Jul-Dec)


Electrician Practical Training I

Compulsory training







4th Semester (Jan-May)


Electrician Practical Training II

Compulsory training







The Evaluation System

Continuous Evaluation System (CES) is an intrinsic and invaluable part of the DEI education system and has also  been adopted in the same spirit in the Distance mode. The mode of evaluation varies and  depends upon the nature of the course.For the theory courses the Quizzes, Class Tests, Assignments and end semester exam are conducted . For the practical component regular class work and other evaluation sections are adopted. The following evaluation pattern is used.

Evaluation System for the theory component:

(A)    Continuous Assessment (As per Institute Policy)

1.       Quizzes                                  – 3 best out of 4 (each of 15 marks)

2.       Class Tests                             – 2 best out of 3 (each of 35 marks)

3.       Home Assignment                – 5 Marks

4.       Class Assignment – 5 Marks

5.       Additional Assignment        – 15 Marks

6.       Attendance                           – 10 Marks

Total                                       –150 Marks

(B)     End Semester Examination         – 50 Marks

Total (A+B)                                            – 200 Marks

Evaluation System for the practical component:

Continuous Assessment (As per Institute Policy)

(A)     Internal Assessment                   – 130 Marks 

 Based on various evaluations of:

(i)                   Record book/File

(ii)                 Experiments/class work

(iii)                Regular class work

 Attendance                                          – 20 Marks

Total                                                 –150 Marks

(B)     End Semester Examination

by External expert                       – 50 Marks

Total (A+B)                                            – 200 Marks


Evaluation of Industrial Training in Second Semester

The students will be required to successfully complete one year training-during 3rd & 4th semester.

They will be examined at the end of each semester using the procedure described below:

Before the end of each semester the students will be examined by the institute (DEI Centre) for their performance. The student will be required to submit a report on his training (on job or otherwise), and follow up with a presentation. After the presentation, they will appear in a viva on their presentation. Students will be given marks for this, by the institute and the result for the 3rd semester will be declared based on their performance in the training and the assessment. Successful students will move to the 4th semester and will be assessed in a similar manner at the end of 4th semester.


         i.            After passing first year of the programme, Final Result Card and Certificate will be issued to the student. (This will enable the needy students to earn their livelihood on the basis of Skills acquired by them during the first year)

        ii.            All the interested students who wish to do two year programme will be allowed to join the third semester and undergo Practical Training in third and subsequently in fourth semester.

      iii.            Result Card and a separate Certificate will be issued to such students at the end of the session.