B.Voc. in Metal Construction Skills
The B.Voc program is modular in nature with multiple exit points at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and B.Voc. Each of the six semesters carries 30 credits, resulting in a total of 180 credits for B.Voc.
Upon successful completion of the B. Voc program, the student will :
- Be prepared in the various facets (quality control, sheet metal processing, welding, materials selection, production control) of the welding industry for employment in heavy industry, manufacturing and repair.
- Be a trained professional meeting the standards of NSQF Level 7 and become a specialist in at least one job role in the field of Metal Construction.
- Be able to pass certification tests as administered by Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) and American Welding Society (AWS) Officials.
- Be able to initiate his/her own businesses and start-ups.
- Be able to apply all the basic principles, theories and safety procedures that meet current welding industry standards.
- Be able to apply all the principles and features of professional work ethics in any work environment.
- Be able to participate to organization growth and continuous improvement.
10+2 or two years ITI after 10th will be considered as equivalent to 10+2 or and Polytechnic Diploma (Lateral Entry admission in II year of B.Voc)
Admission will be through an Entrance Exam or based on the merit of the qualifying examination.
Infrastructure and Equipment
The school of metal construction skills has a wide range of welding and cutting equipment to handle all types of welding depending on the type of production. The availability of such varied equipment ensures that all welding requirements are met. The welding equipment available at the school could be used for training and demonstrations to produce specialized equipment used in ultra-high vacuum (UHV), steam, cryogenics, automotive, and others.
The school has Maxmig 400 CD and Champtig 300 AD machines. A Maxmig 400 CD used for metal inert gas (MIG) welding is commonly used for high deposition rate welding. Wire is continuously fed from a spool. A Champtig 300 AD dedicated for tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding serves to produce high quality welds. When it comes to high degree of precision, a TIG welding is a better option.
The workshop houses a Kjellberg CNC plasma cutter of high cutting accuracy and edge quality at higher cutting speeds. This automated CNC based machine carries a plasma torch that can be moved in a predefined path fed in the computer program. The program describes the contours of the part and when to turn the torch on and off.
The Mitre band saw from Indotech Industries India is one very important machine in the workshop. One of the key feature of this machine is that it accepts any type of saw blade for cutting different material grades and geometries. It is also easy to work with robust structure of materials and aggressive cutting parameters to achieve a high level production.
Other facilities for sheet metal operation in the school include a hydraulic press brake and a shearing machine supplied by Bhavya Machine Tools India. A press brake is a pressing tool for bending sheet metal and plate material at any bending angle. The shearing machine enables a fast cutting of the workpiece without sacrificing the cutting quality. These mechanical shears helps to feed the sheet and reduce markings on delicate materials. The design ensures that the shears provide a straight cut every time. These machines consume less power and require minimal maintenance. Further features include better precision, higher speed and lowest wear as well as free of noise and vibration.
The school is in process of setting up a cold forging press- 100 T and a deep drawing press- 50 T facility for training and demonstration of students. The institute will have many new machines and equipment of interest for advanced technology in coming years. The idea is to provide the highest quality of man power training in all areas of metal construction technology.