(Specialised Manpower Generation)         


The Institute


Established under the patronage of Swiss Foundation for Technical Assistance, Indo-Swiss Training Centre, Chandigarh is held in high esteem by private industry both in India and abroad, R&D institutes and custodians of technical education. It is being run under the aegis of CSIO, Chandigarh . 

18th December,1963 was a red letter day when Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC), in Sector 30, Chandigarh

The training  institute is dedicated to serve the industrial sector by producing highly skilled and competent manpower. ISTC, in true sense, stands for 'Innovative -Scientific -Technological -Commitment'  to the nation  as a whole and the industry in particular.






Indo-Swiss Training Centre, an institute that pioneered a specific style of 'Skill Based Training Programme' to provide state of the art technical education up to diploma level, aims at producing professionals endowed with technical competence and leadership qualities. The Institute aims -

          To infuse thorough knowledge and impart industry -oriented practical training to make the students a breed apart.

          To inculcate a sense of discipline and responsibility coupled with logical thinking, so that they are an asset for their employers.

         To instil a high level of self confidence to make them successful in all walks of life including entrepreneurship.

         To emphasise their all round development, by ensuring participation in cultural activities, group discussions, social get-togethers, sports, etc.

         To imbibe qualities that make them better citizens.

          To create professional competence.

          To achieve ISO 9002.

ISTC trained professionals serve as a link between design engineers and skilled workers.



ISTC campus is spread over an area of around 20 acres. The institute is housed in three main technical blocks - Instrument Technology Block, the School Building,  Die & Mould Block - and a Hostel complex. Machine shops, Assembly areas, Instrumentation laboratory, Metrology section, CNC Lathe and many other facilities are located in Instrument Technology Block

The school building houses Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Department, Library, Computer Centre, etc.. Drafting hall and Lecture rooms are also located in this building. Highly sophisticated facility required  for training in the area of Die and Mould Making is situated in the third block . R&D laboratories and Central Library at CSIO provide the necessary scientific and technological environment. The Health Centre, Guest House, Community Centre, Canteen and a beautifully laid residential campus for the staff add to its pride.


The teaching staff is highly motivated. Industrial /R&D background of faculty members enables them to train students as per the optimum  requirements and work culture of the industrial sector .

Faculty members, from time to time, undergo various refresher courses/training /programmes to keep pace with the fast changing technological scenario all over .  The faculty members visit  abroad to widen  the horizons of  their knowledge for the benefit of  the students.

Training Philosophy

The Swiss Lineage has created a work culture , which attaches due importance to discipline,  etiquettes, punctuality, cleanliness and pride in labour. The programme aims at developing a high level of proficiency by integrating theoretical and practical aspects. Educational tours and industrial attachment programmes provide exposure to the real life environment in industrial units. Apart from these, the development of projects from industries and R&D labs., project report writing, organisation of various seminars, group discussions and lectures play useful role. Trainees work for 8 hrs a day for 5 days a week. Being an integral Division of Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, ISTC staff and students  have the privilege of utilising all its facilities and services.

ISTC Admissions - 2008


Courses Offered

Regular Courses

         Three Year Diploma in Instrument Technology

         Four Year Advanced Diploma in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation

         Four Year Advanced Diploma in Die and Mould Making

Short Term Courses (for personnel from industry)


In addition to regular courses , short term courses are also offered for personnel from industry on various Conventional Machining Techniques, Non- Conventional Machining Techniques; Designing of Dies, Moulds, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools, Auto CAD, PCB Designing & Manufacturing , Pneumatic Systems, Basics of Analog and Digital Electronics, Microprocessors & Interfacing.


Click below to view the details of Courses conducted at ISTC

Mechatronics & Indl. Automation

Die and Mould Making


Instrument Technology