Pre-Diploma in Survey Engineering (AMIN)

This Curriculum for “Pre-Diploma in Survey Engineering (AMIN)” is designed to produce Assistant level technical workforce having knowledge and skills in the field of survey engineering necessary to be TSLC graduates in the field so as to meet the need of such technicians in the necessity of the country.

There are ten subjects, which cover all related areas of the work of Survey 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, trainees will be asked to practice by themselves through do-it-yourself/hands-on exercises so that they can internalize what they learn in the classroom. Duration of this course is 15 months including 3 months on the job training (OJT). 

The aim of this programme is to produce Skilled and Qualified TSLC graduates in the field of survey engineering. 


After the successful completion of this program, the students will be able:

  • To apply fundamental skills and knowledge of surveying
  • To carry out survey drawings & Computer Aided Design
  • To establish control points for surveying
  • To apply skills of cadastral survey and land administration
  • To carry out engineering survey
  • To carry out simple survey project
  • To apply skills of basic construction
  • To apply the skills of Basic GIS
  • To carry out topographical survey
  • To apply fundamental skills for entrepreneurship development 
Eligibility SLC passed
Intake Capacity 40 Persons/ Batch
Course Duration 15 Months (Including 3 Months on-the-job training)

Technical SLC in Survey Engineering

Admission criteria

Individuals who meet the following criteria will be eligible for this program:

  • SLC pass
  • Students should pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT
  • Final selection will be made on the basis of merit list. 

Salient features

Course Duration: 

This course will be completed in 15 months/62 weeks/2040 hours (1560 hours in house training + 480 hours OJT). The three months 9300 hours) OJT will be compulsory after completing the final exam.

  1. Total Theory hours = 442
  2. Total practical hours = 1118
  3. Ratio of theory and practical (outreach practical only) = 1:4
  4. On the Job Training hours = 300
  5. Working hours = 40 hours per week
  6. Academic weeks = 52 per year  

Target group:  The target group for this curricular program is all the interested individuals of the country with academic qualification of SLC pass. 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 40 students 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                    Percentage 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 (CTEVT) will provide certificate of “Technical School Leaving Certificate in Survey Engineering” with grading to the student participants after successful completion of this course.  

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Job prospects

The graduates will be eligible for the position of Amin /Assistant surveyor in the government related organizations, NGO, INGO, projects/programmes or as prescribed by the public service commission or the concerned authorities of The Republic of Nepal. 

Curricular structure

Subject Title                                                        Total (Full Marks)

Fundamental of Surveying                                     125 

Survey Drawing and CAD Operations                      125

Control Surveying                                                 150

Cadastral Surveying and Land Administration         150

Engineering Survey                                               100

Survey Project Management                                   75

Basic Civil Construction                                          50

Basic GIS Operation                                              125 

Topographical Survey                                              50

Entrepreneurship Development                                50 

On the Job Training                                                300