Draughtsman civil ITI course details, eligibility, jobs, sal

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Draughtsman civil ITI is one of the best technical job oriented certification course under ITI courses.

Draughtsman civil course is also known as Drafter course.

this is a working art vocational trade, which comes under the CTS- Craftsman Training Scheme.

During this 2-year course, students learn to prepare blueprints or drafts of different types of building and other structures.

After doing this course, the job prospects are very high, jobs are easily available in both government and private sector, and self-employment also has good chances


 What is ITI Draughtsman Civil course?

Draughtsman Civil ITI course deals with the detailed technical drawing or plans section for buildings, dams, roads, airports, bridges etc.

This course has been designed in such a way that it can full fill the requirements of Indian industry as well as international industries.

Due to which students have no problem in getting jobs in India as well as in other countries.

Drawing sketches from the instruction of the civil engineer, and calculating the dimensions is the main work of the draftsman civil.

Who should do this course?

Students who want to pursue a career in the field of civil, and also those who like the field of civil architecture, should do this course.

Students who have an interest in the drawing of every structure and construction of the structure should also join this course.

Apart from this, the students who want to do a course in which there is good job potential, and the sector is also growing fast, by studying a course of shorter duration, spending less money, should also join this course.

Draughtsman Civil ITI course - key points

Following are the key points and Highlights of the Draughtsman Civil course-

Course Level


course Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)


10th from any Recognized Board, minimum 35 % in 10th
Age Minimum of 14 years

Admission Process

Direct in Most of the Private colleges, for Government colleges Entrance exam

Tuition fees

5 thousand per year to 50 thousand per year

Exam Type

Semester wise

Starting Average Salary

1.0 lakhs to 1.5 lakhs per year

Job profile

Drafter, Junior drafter, surveyor 

Placement Opportunities

Government Jobs, Electricity Department, PWD, IOCL
Top Achievement most of the Junior Drafters are ITI or Diploma holders


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What do students learn during the course?

During the Draughtsman Civil ITI course, students get the skills of Planning, drawing, estimating, and costing of all type of civil work.

they learn drawing plans using AutoCAD, and they also learn to make 3D models of all types of Civil work.

the students learn during this 4 semesters about the giving lineout at site and supervision of work at the site.

After the completion, of course, students will have proper knowledge about the following topics-

  • Surveying
  • Building Material
  • Bridge and culverts
  • Highway Design
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Building construction


Any student who has passed class 10th from a recognized board can join this course.

Maths and Science paper is compulsion in class 10 to join this course.

The age of the student should not be less than 14 years and not more than 40 years.

Admission Procedure for Draughtsman civil ITI course

Any student who is interested in the draftsman civil ITI course can take admission in two ways.

  1. direct admission
  2. through an entrance exam

Admission will be given on the basis of 10th mark for this course in almost all private ITIs.
Students must clear the entrance exam for admission to government ITI colleges.

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Duration of Course

The Duration of the ITI Draughtsman civil course is 2 years, divided into 4 semesters.

During these four semesters, lecturers try to explain technical topics in easy language through workshops, along with practical and theoretical methods.

Duration of Apprentice training after ITI Draughtsman civil course-

Students who do well during the ITI course and if they get a chance to apprentice, then its duration is 3 years. Which includes 2 years of basic training.

Tuition fees-

The tuition fees for this course have been kept very low so that more and more students can join this technical course.

While the annual fees in a government ITI college vary from 2000 to 5000, the annual fee in a private ITI college can range from Rs 10,000 to  50000.

Career options after Draughtsman Civil course

This course has been planned in such a way that students can get a good job easily after the course is completed.

India and many countries of the world are developing countries, and construction work is going on fast in these developing countries,

and the more construction work is being done, the more Draughtsman civil persons are needed.

A lot of jobs for ITI Draughtsman civil students are available in government and non-government fields. 

In which they can join according to their knowledge and need.

Employment opportunities for trainee from this trade as Draftsman, Surveyor and Land Surveyor shall be available in Central & State Government Departments. Ammonia Printer in Railways, C.P.W.D. Military, TCP, P.D.A., P.W.D., HUDA, Housing Board, Land Survey.
Private sector opportunities shall be as Draftsman, Construction Supervisor with Architect, Civil Engineer, and Civil Contractor, Builders.

different roles they can get while working in different fields are-

  • Draughtsman
  • Surveyor
  • Architecture Assistant
  • structural Draughtsman
  • construction supervisor 

Government Jobs-

After this course, there are many opportunities for government jobs too, some of which are as follows-

  • Indian Railway
  • Bhel
  • Indian Oil
  • National Highway
  • Airport Authority of India
  • Defence
  • Electricity Department
  • CPWD
  • Housing Board

Draftsman, Surveyor and Land Surveyor jobs are available in the Central Government and State Government for students who complete the course.

Draughtsman civil at work


Salary after Draughtsman civil course-

After this course, the initial salary that most students have received is around  10000 per month.

If the student gets a government job, then he also gets around 15 thousand a month.

At the same time, if the student goes for an apprentice, then he gets five to  6000 months there.

Students do not need to panic after seeing this initial salary, they start getting good salary with experience.

Foreign job-

Many students after getting this ITI course are getting employment in Gulf Country, European Country, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore etc.
Youth employed in these countries are earning well.

Higher Education options 

When a student does Draughtsman civil course, he takes the first step in the field of structural designing and architecture.

Students can take their higher education further according to their interest and needs, there are many options for higher education, some of them are mentioned below-

  • Along with doing this course, the student can also write his / her twelfth examination from NIOS Board, which makes him/her eligible for higher education in any field.
  • If the student wants to do a diploma, he can take admission in the related branch, directly in the second year through lateral entry.
  • After this course, a student can join the apprenticeship program in different industries, which can get him a national apprenticeship certificate.

Self-employment opportunities after this course

After this course, a lot of young people start their own business, and there they start planning, drawing, estimating and costing, and supervising the construction work

People do their own office setup to do all this work and earn good money from there.

Along with this, a lot of youngsters start construction material supply work, and they are able to earn a good income in it too.

Some top ITI Draughtsman Civil colleges-

  • Guru Daksha Industrial Training Center, Hisar
  • Chamba Millennium Industrial Training Institute, Chamba
  • Bhagwan Parshuram Industrial Training Institute, Sirmaur
  • SBSJ Industrial Training Institute, Solan
  • Abdul Bari Technical Center, Patna
  • GCRG Group of Institutions, Lucknow
  • Government ITI, Khairatabad, Hyderabad
  • Sir CV Raman Industrial Training Institute, New Delhi.
  • Dalchand ITI, Lucknow
  • Dehradun Industrial Training, Dehradun
  • Government Industrial Training Institute, Bokaro
  • Baliapur Institute of Technology, Dhanbad
  • Government Industrial Training Institute, Bhatinda


1st Semester

Trade Practical Trade Theory Workshop
Course Introduction- Familiarization with college Safety measures- Importance of safety Introduction to the safety equipment
Lettering basics- vertical and inclined Importance of lettering Applied trade problems- calculations
Scales, sign & symbols construction and choice of scale, different types of lines -do-
Drawing Plan, Dimensioning Techniques Projection, types and methods of projection ratio and proportion in trade problems
Isometric Projection The principal of isometric and Axonometric projection Algebra- simple to advance problems
Using graphical methods reduction and enlargement of an object different techniques of reducing and enlargement laws of motion, unit of force
perspective projection of a building using One point and two-point method  the two-point perspective drawing method -do-
arrangement of bricks in different parts of bonds such as in walls, pillars Building Material introduction Area of square, triangle, circle
foundation drawing, footing, piles foundation details, the safety of the foundation simple bodies weight calculation- such as square, cube
Plinth protection effect and source of dampness, damp proof course simple graph, trigonometrical graph
different signs used in engineering survey surveying and classification solution of triangles


2nd Semester

Trade Practical Trade Theory Workshop

chain survey of small plots and built-up plots

advantages and disadvantages of different survey technique polygons, circles parallelogram, parabola and ellipse Properties 
Surveying of a building site using chain entering field book and plotting  field problems, field book maintenance -do-
Handling of different types of instruments accessories and instrument use instruction using Simpson's rule calculation of circle
cross-section of road and railway Introduction to the road and railway alignment rectangular parallelopoids, cylinders, pyramids and spheres Surface area and volumes calculation
drawing of a masonry culvert Bridge introduction- different types of bridge magnet and magnetism
different types of irrigation structures Drawing  Introduction to water resources, such as Dam, canal Different magnetic substances and permanent magnets
public health & sanitization, different sanitary fittings different terms used in sanitary fittings line of force and magnetic field
RCC introduction RCC materials magnetism revision
Floor and finishing methods Different types of floors and floor materials functions and different trigonometric ratios
different types of steel roof trusses Drawing  introduction to structural drafting. -do-


3rd Semester

Trade Practical Trade Theory Workshop
ground floors concrete brick on edge, timber, tiled, patent stone, mosaic and steel floor Drawing details concrete proportion and mixing, types of mortar study of different section, the centre of gravity
arches, lintels and centring & Shuttering Drawing forms technical terms related to Arches and lintel practicals for survey
drawing of Carpentry Joints classification of joints, Carpentry joints terms. various types of load and support
detailed drawing of different type of doors parts of doors, size and types -do-
Window and ventilators detailed drawing types of window and ventilators,  need -do-
pitched roof including king & queen post, roof trusses Drawing details a detailed study about roof various types of load study
Upper floor, wooden floor, stone, jack arch Drawing details Upper floor classification and construction -do-
drawing details of stairs types of stairs and material problems of overhanging beams
Plumbing details, tools and materials safety precautions while doing plumbing work -do-
Carpentry- use and tools safety tools of carpentry perfect frame analysis
Electrical wiring in a different system safety precautions, wireman tool kit -do-
Building construction drawing masonry tools and safety precautions while working on it plan meter and pantograph Use & practises
with the use of digital theodolite and total station performing survey  theodolite introduction simple reflection, bending stress


4th Semester

Trade Practical Trade Theory Workshop
single-storied residential house with a single room Drawing details  Residential building planning simple trade connections
Drawing details of different structures viz. column, beams, slabs, staircase, footing, lintels etc. bar bending schedule preparation -do-
Estimation of residential building preparation bar bending schedule, preparation -do-
Building Drawing and structural Drawing using CAD software and Practice  Architectural Desktop and creating modelling.  
CAD command and uses windows command  
Project work    

note- the syllabus mentioned here is brief, and you can visit the NCVT website for detailed information. This syllabus is followed by almost all ITI colleges in India.

Draughtsman civil FAQs-

What is the difference between draftsman and Draughtsman?

there is no difference between draughtsman and draftsman, in some countries a person skilled at drawing engineering or architectural plans, is called draughtsman or in some countries like Americ a draftsman. 

so you can call a  person who is creating the blueprint of structures as draughtsman or draftsman.


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