Pre-Diploma in Automobile Engineering (Automobile Sub-overseer)

Pre-Diploma in Automobile Engineering (Automobile Sub-overseer)

1 year 3 months

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Pre-Diploma in Automobile Engineering (Automobile Sub-overseer) is a CTEVT run program of 1 year with compulsory 3 months internship. This “Pre-Diploma in Automobile Engineering ” is designed to produce competent workforce equipped with skills, knowledge and attitudes in the field of automobile engineering. 

Graduates of this program will be capable to perform basic mechanical works, apply auto mechanical equipment and repair and maintenance of automobile vehicles and related plants. This also provides ample of opportunity for employment in the related sector, mainly self employed as well as the employment in national and international job market. There are altogether fourteen subjects in two academic years, which covers all related areas of the automobile engineering. Though some basic and essential theoretical inputs have been included, yet the focus is given on enhancement of the required skills, enabling techniques and competency building. 

This course is based on practical exposure in different areas as required. In every subject, topical explanations will be followed by demonstrations by instructors and in all tasks, students will be asked to practice by themselves through do-it-yourself/hands-on practices so that they can internalize what they learn in the classroom.


The program aims is preparing competent basic level workforce in the field of automobile



After the completion of this curricular program, the graduates will be able to:

  • Perform basic Mechanical Engineering works
  • Prepare simple auto mechanical drawing.
  • Familiarize with basic computer aided design/drawing.
  • Repair and maintain automobile vehicles.
  • Repair and maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Assemble /disassemble various automobile systems.
  • Familiarize with auto electrical and electronics system.
  • Troubleshoot the automobile system.

Salient Features

Course Duration: 

This course is completed within 29 months (24 months on institution + 5 months on the job training (OJT). The duration is 52 weeks/1560 hours for each year on institution and 20 weeks/ 800 hours on-the-job assignment for issuing successful completion of the course. 

Target group:   The target group for this pre SEE intake curricular program is all the interested individuals of the country who have SEE exam appeared. Preference is given to the individuals of rural poor, female, Dalit, Janjati, Disadvantaged Groups (DAGs), conflict affected people and the differently able.

Group size: The group size of this program is not more than 24 in a batch

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Pattern of attendance:  The students should have 80% attendance in theory classes and 90% in practical/ performance classes to be eligible for internal assessments and final examinations

Grading System

The grading system will be as follows:

Grading                      Overall Marks
Distinction                  80% or above
First division               75% to below 80%
Second division           65% to below 75%
Third division              Pass aggregate to below 65%

Certificate awarded

The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificate in “Technical School Leaving Certificate in Automobile Engineering” to those students who successfully complete all the requirements as prescribed by the curriculum. 


Individuals who meet the following criteria are allowed to enter into this program:

  • SEE pass
  • Students should pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT

Job Prospects

The graduates will be eligible to work in the position of automobile technician in the government related organizations, private company/service center or as prescribed by the public service commission or the concerned authorities of the republic of Nepal.

Curricular Structure