About Us


Central Institute of Hand Tools (MSME Tool Room, Jalandhar) is a premier organization responsible for the development of Hand Tool Industry in the country. Government of India has set up Central Institute of Hand Tools as a National Institute in Jalandhar (Punjab) as an autonomous organization with the assistance of U.N.D.P. and Govt. of Punjab in the year 1983, with a view to provide trained manpower and technology support services to engineering industry in general & the hand tools industries in particular. The institute is ISO-9001:2015, ISO-14001:2015 Certified and having NABL Accredited Lab.

CIHT, Jalandhar is imparting Engineering Education in various skill development courses which has greater demand in the industries in the field of Product Design & Development, CAD/CAM, CNC Programming & Machining, Mechatronics/ Automation with PLC, Welding, Electrician and Quality Control etc. and providing services to the Engineering industries in various areas such as Tool Room, Heat Treatment, Testing & Quality Control.

CIHT is running four long term courses namely 4 Year Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Tool and Die and 3 Year Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, Various NSQF Compliant / NSQF Exempted Courses and also organizing various short term Tailor-made skill enhancement courses for engineering institutions.

CIHT has been organizing various Govt. sponsored training programs such as Residential Training Program in the field of Basic welding, Certificate course of electrician for candidates related to NE Region of M/O Development of North Eastern Region, TEDP under DST-NIMAT Project of M/O science & Technology, Govt. of India, Entrepreneurship skill development program of M/O MSME, Govt. of India, Employment through skill training & Placement of Punjab Skill development Mission (PSDM) and PMKVY-TI (AICTE), various skill development programs under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and PM-DAKSH (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Yojana under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The management of the institute rests with the Governing Council appointed by the Govt. of India, with Development Commissioner M/o MSME, small scale industries as ex-officio chairman of the institute. The Principal Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute. Other members include the Govt. officials and the industrialists from the industry.


Promote growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises through technological and skilled manpower support.


To become internationally acclaimed Centre of Excellence in the area of Design, Development and Manufacturing of quality tools & components, project consultancy and skill development.


  • Trained personnel for the industry to adopt improved technology in product design, production technologies, testing & quality control techniques, packing & product development.

  • Design of tools not manufactured by the industries, and prototype development.

  • Common facility services for forging, dies, tools, jigs and fixtures.

  • Consultancy services leading to setting up of turnkey projects.

  • Assistance to the Small and Medium Scale Industries in the Design and Development, manufacture of dies, Heat Treatment of tooling for Hand Tool.

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