Desk Top Publishing Operator

‘’Desktop Publishing Operator’’ trade under CTS is one of the popular course delivered nationwide through a network of NSTIs and  ITIs. The course is of one-year duration. It mainly consists of Domain area and Core area. The Domain area(Trade Theory & Practical) impart professional skills and knowledge, while the core area (Employability Skill) imparts requisite core skills, knowledge, and life skills. After passing out the training program, the trainee is awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) by DGT which is recognized worldwide.The trainee learns to edit, manipulate and enhance graphics or images to improve their overall appearance using Adobe Photoshop. They will go through the application CorelDraw to edit vector graphics. The trainees will learn and experience Adobe In Design to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. They also learn one bilingual software to create publications or documents in regional language. Finally, the trainees will learn and experience to print the publication/ document/ images/ graphics and publish it. At the end of this semester, trainees can go on industrial visit or projects specified in the syllabus.   




  • Can join industry as Craftsman and will progress further as Senior Craftsman, Supervisor and can rise up to the level of Manager.
  • Can become Entrepreneur in the related field.
  • Can join Apprenticeship programme in different types of industries leading to National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC).
  • Can join Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) in the trade for becoming instructor in ITIs. 
  • Can join Advanced Diploma (Vocational) courses under DGT as applicable


One Year


Level 3



Industry Connect

Main objective of DTPO trade is  to find and improve the student’s caliber in the field of graphic designing and Desk Top Publishing.The trainees are mainly employed in the areas of graphic designing(mainly in advertising companies),data entry works including multilingual data entry and Desk Top Publishing works. Some of them has become Entrepreneurs by starting their own Printing Press and DTP centers. The trainees are doing Project works in Graphic Designing.


    1. Ms.Krishnendu , Guest Lecturer

    2. Shri. Muhammed Anvar , Training Officer, Section -in Charge


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