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Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanic (4 wheeler)

Programme Highlights
  • Eligibility: High School (Male Only)
  • Medium of Instruction: Hindi (Tamil and Telgu versions of the 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
  • Service Technician in Automobile Dealership Workshop
  • Line Operator in Assembly Line
  • Technician in private garage
  • Operator in Automobile Supplier
  • Self Employement person starting a small automobile repair shop
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An increase in the number of automobiles on Indian roads has created a big demand for motor vehicle mechanics. To be able to cater to this demand, one needs special training. The One-year Certificate Programme in Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Four-wheeler) offered by the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra is designed to provide this training. For getting trained in this vocation, one needs to be willing to work with his hands; no big qualifications are required. The eligibility for admission to this course is Xth pass. The medium of instruction is Hindi.

The Certificate Programme in Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Four-wheeler) was first introduced in the D.E.I Technical College from the session 2003-04. It aims at making a person self-supporting at an early age by giving him adequate technical skills to be able to work in an automobile workshop and after gaining experience, even set up his own workshop. It is believed, this course will benefit those who aspire for a career in automobile service and maintenance.

After its launch in 2003, the Programme was offered in the Distance Education (asynchronous) mode on June 2, 2004 at Melathiruvenkatanathapuram near Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. The study material, comprising course handouts and video CDs, was prepared by the members of staff of the DEI in-house, with assistance from industry experts in the automobile field. Presently, the Programme is being offered at 21 out-station locations, including one overseas at Colombo in Sri Lanka. Each Centre has a sanctioned strength of 20 students. The study material has been prepared in 4 languages viz. English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Every effort has been made to present the content in simple language accompanied with relevant figures or photographs and charts so that it is both easy to understand and enjoyable to study.

The Programme content is divided into 2 semesters, each having several trade theory and trade practical courses, besides compulsory courses as per National Council for Vocational Education guidelines to engender in the student engineering skills and core courses of DEI which aim at developing the all-round personality of the student. In order to keep step with industry requirements, an MOU has been signed with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd for updating knowledge and skills of staff and students and also placement of students.

In the first semester, the various systems which make an automobile, excepting the engine and electrical are taught. In the second semester automobile engines and electrical systems are covered in detail.

The teaching methodology adopted is as follows -the student is shown videos of the concerned lesson/topic with short breaks at nearly 5 minute intervals for discussion and clarification of doubts.  He is then taken to the workshop at the Centre for demonstration and practice. Each Study Centre has tied up with a local Authorized Service Station/Workshop where the student is taken for gaining wider knowledge. The student has to study at home with the help of self-learning material (course handouts) provided and also submit assignments etc.

The student is internally examined on the basis of Continuous Evaluation system and final End-semester examination is held for juxtaposition and preparation of the final result.

All Centres have been provided with adequate infrastructure including audio-visual material, general & special tools and at least one Maruti 800 car, besides other aggregates for practice sessions. Each Centre has a library, well stocked with adequate number of books and reference material. Each Centre has a qualified mentor, facilitator(s), and a Centre Incharge to supervise its working.

The study material of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic programme is based on the Maruti 800 car. This is due to the fact that Maruti is the precursor of the transformed automobile industry in India in modern times and the most widely seen car brand on Indian roads. Other vehicles have similar systems and maintenance procedures. For any particular vehicle one will have to refer to its service manual for the exact procedure and specifications. Only then can one hope to accomplish a good job.

After completion of the first semester, the student should be able to:
•         use workshop tools & measuring instruments and observe safety precautions in the workshop
•         understand the need and working of various systems (excepting the engine and electricals ) on the chassis of a vehicle
•         service a motor vehicle, inspect the undercarriage, rotate tyres
•         remove braking system defects
•         repair suspension and steering system defects
•         overhaul clutch, transmission gear box, and final drive
After completion of the second semester, the student should be able to:
•         understand the working of various automobile engines
•         understand about engine systems and their working
•         dismount, dismantle, inspect, re-assemble, and re-mount an engine on a Maruti 800 car
•         overhaul petrol fuel system (carburetor model)
•         diagnose MPFI system faults
•         tune a petrol engine
•         troubleshoot a petrol engine
•         diagnose and remove engine lubrication and cooling system faults
•         check and maintain automobile battery
•         repair starting, charging, and lighting system defects

The distribution of internal and external assessment i.e. end semester evaluation for each course is indicated below. A student has to register for the semester-wise courses listed in the following table-

First Semester
S.No
Course Code
Title
Theory/ Practical
MARKS
Credit #
INTERNAL
END SEM.
TOTAL
1.      
CAF 101
Automobile Running System & Power Train
Theory
150
50
200
3
2.      
CAF 103
Running System Overhaul
Practical
150
50
200
3
3.      
CAF 104
Power Train  Overhaul
Practical
150
50
200
3
4.      
CCC 103
Employability Skills – I
Theory
150
50
200
2
5.      
CCC 104
Workshop Calculations & Sc. – I
Theory
150
50
200
2
6.      
CCC 105
Engineering Drawing – I
Practical
150
50
200
2
7.      
CCC 106
Basics of IT
Practical
150
50
200
1
8.      
CEC 141*
Cultural Education
Theory
200
-
200
1
9.      
RDC 141*
Social Service
Practical
200
-
200
1

                                                                                                                                                              Total Credits:       18

Second Semester

S. No
Course No.
Title
Theory/
Practical
MARKS
Credit #
INTERNAL
END SEM.
TOTAL
1.   
CAF102
Automobile Electrical Systems
Theory
150
50
200
3
2.   
CAF 201
Automobile Engines
Theory
150
50
200
3
3.   
CAF 202
Automobile Engine Systems
Theory
150
50
200
3
4.   
CAF 105
Auto Electrical Systems Overhaul
Practical
150
50
200
3
5.   
CAF 203
Auto Engine Systems Lab.
Practical
150
50
200
2
6.   
CCC 203
Employability Skills – II
Theory
150
50
200
2
7.   
CCC 204
Workshop Calculations & Sc. – II
Theory
150
50
200
2
8.   
CCC 205
Engineering Drawing – II
Practical
150
50
200
2
9.   
CRC 241*
Comparative Study of Religions
Theory
200
-
200
1
10.
CAC 241*
Co-Curricular Activities
Practical
200
-
200
1

                                                                                                                                                      Total  Credits :       22

SUMMER TERM (Three Weeks)

S. No
Course No.
Title
Theory/
Practical
MARKS
Credit #
INTERNAL
E. S.
TOTAL
1.   
CAF204
Engine Dismantling & Inspection
Practical
150
50
200
5
2.   
CAF 205
Engine Assembly & Tuning
Practical
150
50
200
5

                                                                                                   Total             10

                                                                                                           Grand  Total              50    

*Institute Core courses.

# One credit is equivalent to 30 hrs. of study and/or doing practical work per semester which includes attending the academic counseling sessions, studying the lesson notes with comprehension, going through other course related documents, listening to/viewing the audio-visual  programmes, working on class and home assignments, self-learning etc. Thus, a 3 credit course will mean a minimum of 90 hrs. Study/practical work duration per semester.

Summer Term Courses will be evaluated and their result shown in Result Card issued after 2nd Semester.

Notes:

  • Weightage for attendance in each theory course  will be as per D.E.I. system 95-100%, 10 marks, 90-94%, 8 marks, 85-89%, 6 marks, 75-84% , 4 marks, 65-74%, 2 marks,  < 65% 0 mark.)
  • Weightage for attendance in each practical course will be as per D.E.I. system (95-100%) 20 marks, 90-94% 16 marks, 85-89% 12 marks, 75-84% 8 marks, 65-74% 4 marks,   < 65% 0 marks.)
  • P.T./Games will be compulsory in both the semesters and the regularity & performance of the student shall be evaluated under Co-curricular activities.

Specific Administrative Points:

  • There are several theory and practical courses in each semester but the Summer Term comprises 2 practical courses only. 
  • Each theory/practical course is divided into five units.
  • Each unit is sub divided into two lecture/practice modules.
  • Each module is taught through video sessions.
  • Video sessions are interspersed with short breaks for discussion and clarification of doubts of students.
  • Video sessions are followed by practice sessions in the workshop.
  • Three hours of contact per day is planned. Video and practical periods have the following durations:
  •                    A 45 minute video session.          
  •                    A minimum two hours practical session.

A video module is screened and explained, and doubts cleared by the Mentor, video re-screening in parts may be done during the practical session, if felt necessary by the mentor.

The lecture-cum-demonstration contents of each module are provided on separate VCDs along with course handouts which include:

a.       Detailed Script of the lecture.

b.      Lab/Workshop Practice Sheets.

c.       Quiz & Key (for the Instructor).

  • A semester of 19 weeks is scheduled including three weeks for examination and one week mid-semester break.
  • Continuous evaluation quiz tests as per the DEI pattern are scheduled on a weekly basis.