CORNERSTONE ACADEMY (private) Ltd - (CAPL) aims at providing education to enhance the employability of graduates in specific fields of engineering and help them find suitable jobs and open global career opportunities.

WELDING is one such field in which CAPL offers training for international diplomas: International Welding Engineer (IWE) and International Welding Technologist (IWT). These courses are designed by International Institute of Welding and the diplomas are valid across the world.

Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India-ANB) has been authorised by International Institute of Welding (IIW) as its only "Authorised National Body" (ANB) in India to operate it's international scheme and award International Diplomas to welding personnel at various levels.

IIW-India-ANB in turn appoints Training institutes as Approved Training Bodies (ATBs) as per International Authorisation Board guideline No IAB-001r3-07 who will actually impart the approved practical and theoretical training programmes. Prospective candidates are required to undergo training in these ATB's in the course of their choice. The ATB is to conduct approved courses designed to prepare candidates for examinations and qualifications of welding personnel to International Standard as per IAB guideline.

Welding industries seeking to implement ISO 3834, which enables them to bid more effectively for international welding projects,would require their welding personnel to possess diplomas IWE or IWT.

Cornerstone Academy Private Ltd. (CAPL) has been approved as ATB to conduct classes for both IWE and IWT courses. To teach the courses effectively CAPL has put together a team of faculty members with vast experience in teaching welding engineering and also in industry. Several regular faculty members who have received their Ph.D degrees from IIT Madras and others working in the welding industry for a couple of decades across the world will teach the students . Apart from the regular course, special topics will be covered by guest lecturers drawn from leading educational and research institutes such as IIT Madras, IGCAR and DRDL.

The course schedules are drawn in such a way that the timings will suit welding professionals working in industries and as well as fresh graduates / diploma holders.


  • B.E degree or equivalent in Mechanical/Metallurgical/Manufacturing/ Production Engineering AMIE/AMIIM /AMIIW.
  • Diploma in Mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering for IWT.