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Desktop publishing refers to the design and production of publications using personal computers with graphics capability. Desktop Publishers create a number of materials, such as brochures, magazines, newspapers and books with the help of computer software programs. They are responsible for the entire implementation and design process from start to finish. Employers of DTP operators include printing, publishing, graphic design and advertising companies.

CorelDRAW is the first Graphics Suite with combined vector graphics software, Photo Paint program, font manager, and other common features found in all of the versions. It is more preferred for DTP designing. We will learn in the form of assignments, so that it will be easier for you to get hands-on with the tools, and be ready to step into your desired career!

Why take admission?

Most Desktop publishers work in the publishing and printing industries. Others have jobs in in-house printing departments of advertising and public relations firms. Those who are more artistic and who have furthered their education may find opportunities in graphic design or commercial art.

Careers in desktop publishing range from web publication designers, layout artists, compositors, typographers, electronic publishing specialists and prepress technicians, DTP operators, and image design specialists.


  • This course is certified by Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL).

Important Dates

  • Batch Commencement: One batch in each calendar month (January to December)
  • Date(s) of Application and Fee Payment by Learner: 1st - 30th day of each calendar month
  • Date(s) of Learner Confirmation by ALC: 1st - 30th day of each calendar month
  • Course Start Date and Date of Issuing Learner Login: Date of admission confirmation

Academic Approch

The Academic Approach of the course focuses on the “work centric” education i.e. begin with work (and not from a book !), derive knowledge from work and apply that knowledge to make the work more wholesome, useful and delightful. The ultimate objective is to empower the Learner to engage in socially useful and productive work. It aims at leading the learner to his/her rewarding career as well as development of the society.

Learning Methodology

  • Learners are given an overview of the course and its connection to life and work.
  • Learners are then exposed to the specific tool(s) used in the course through the various real-life applications of the tool(s).
  • Learners are then acquainted with the careers and the hierarchy of roles they can perform at workplaces after attaining increasing levels of mastery over the tool(s).
  • Learners are then acquainted with the architecture of the tool or Tool Map so as to appreciate various parts of the tool, their functions and their inter-relations.
  • Learners are then exposed to simple application development methodology by using the tool at the beginner’s level
  • Learners then perform the differential skills related to the use of the tool to improve the given ready-made outputs.
  • Learners are then engaged in appreciation of real-life case studies developed by the experts.
  • Learners are then encouraged to proceed from appreciation to imitation of the experts.
  • After imitation experience, they are required to improve the expert’s outputs so that they proceed from mere imitation to emulation.
  • Finally, they develop the integral skills involving optimal methods and best practices to produce useful outputs right from scratch, publish them in their ePortfolio and thereby proceed from emulation to self-expression.

Course Syllabus


This course offers the following modules:

Topic: 1 Adobe Photoshop

Topic: 2 DTP with CorelDRAW

Topic: 3 Meeting the client

Topic: 4 Printing & Scanning

Topic: 5 Copyrights

Topic: 1 Adobe Photoshop

  • Lab: 1 Basics of Photoshop CS4
  • Lab: 2 Introduction
  • Lab: 3 The Working Place
  • Lab: 4 Customizing
  • Lab: 5 Image and Color Modifications
  • Lab: 6 Case Study - Black & White to Color
  • Lab: 7 Tools
  • Lab: 8 Case Study - Wedding Card
  • Lab: 9 Using the Brush and Paint
  • Lab: 10 Working with Selections
  • Lab: 11 Case Study - Photo Collage
  • Lab: 12 Scaling
  • Lab: 13 Knowing the Layers
  • Lab: 14 Filter Gallery
  • Lab: 15 Case Study - Greeting Card
  • Lab: 16 Color Adjustments
  • Lab: 17 Case Study - Photo Manipulation
  • Lab: 18 Output
  • Lab: 19 Case Study - Poster Design
  • Lab: 20 Settings

Topic: 2 DTP with CorelDRAW

  • Lab: 1 Getting Started with CorelDRAW
  • Lab: 2 Case Study: Visiting Card
  • Lab: 3 Understanding the Color Palette
  • Lab: 4 Case Study: Sticker
  • Lab: 5 Case Study: Letterhead with Logo
  • Lab: 6 Working with the Objects
  • Lab: 7 Case Study: Wedding Card
  • Lab: 8 Case Study: Flex Banner
  • Lab: 9 Understanding other controls (Layers and Tables)
  • Lab: 10 Case Study: Flyer with Coupon
  • Lab: 11 Case Study: Brochure
  • Lab: 12 Other Features
  • Lab: 13 Case Study: Product Box Package
  • Lab: 14 Case Study: Book Cover
  • Lab: 15 Case Study: Newspaper advertising
  • Lab: 16 Case Study: Magazine Inner page

Topic: 3 Meeting the client

  • Lab: 1 Client Brief
  • Lab: 2 Content and Graphics
  • Lab: 3 Marketing Plan
  • Lab: 4 Look and feel

Topic: 4 Printing & Scanning

  • Lab: 1 Types of Printers
  • Lab: 2 Printing Concepts
  • Lab: 3 Printing Technologies
  • Lab: 4 Printer Paper
  • Lab: 5 Post Press – Print Project Finishing
  • Lab: 6 Scanning

Topic: 5 Copyrights

Course Duration

120 Hours to be covered in either 2 months (8 weeks) or 3 months (12 weeks).

Course Duration
Options Type Weeks Days per Week Hours per Day Total Hours
Option 1 2 Month Part Time 8 5 3 120
Option 2 2 Month Part Time 8 6 2.5 120
Option 3 3 Month Part Time 12 5 2 120


The course is available in English and Marathi.


MS-CIT passed preferred.

Should preferably be a 10th/12th Std. passed student (not compulsory).

Fees Installment

Except Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Region (for remaining Maharashtra):

Fee Installment
Mode Total Fee (Rs) 1st Installment (Rs) 2nd Installment (Rs)
Single Installment 4300 4300 N/A
Two Installment 4500 2250 2250

Admission Process

  • The learner should go to the Darpan Computer - Koregaon. To find out a centre nearest to you, click here.
  • The learner should fill an application form available at the Darpan Computer - Koregaon, along with the prescribed fees.  The fees can be paid in two modes.
  • Relevant documents to be carried at the time of admission are :
    • Xerox copy of Photo Id proof signed by the learner
    • 1 copy of passport size photograph (color or Black & White)
  • Once the learner submits his/her details, relevant documents and pays the fees, the Darpan Computer coordinator will fill the learner details in the darpan computer software and upload the learner data. Further, the Darpan computer coordinator will hand over a fee receipt.
  • Learner is expected to verify the online details filled in by Darpan Computer.
  • Darpan Computer coordinator will hand over the study material whose cost is already included in the fee.  The book is provided as per the medium selected by the learner (English, Marathi, Hindi)
  • After the learner receives the  study material, the learner is eligible to start learning instantly through ERA, using his User ID and password

Study Materials

MKCL will provide world-class interactive eLearning content at no extra cost.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern of KLiC Courses consists of 4 Sections as per below table:

Section No. Section Name Total
1 Learning Progression
2 Internal Assessment
3 Final Online Examination
4 SUPWs (Socially Useful and Productive Work in form of Assignments) 5 Assignments

YCMOU Mark Sheet: Printed Mark Sheet will be issued by YCMOU on successful completion of Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3 and will be delivered to the learner by MKCL.

MKCL’s KLiC Certificate will be provided to the learner who will satisfy the below criteria:

  • Learners who have successfully completed above mentioned 3 Sections i.e. Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3
  • Additionally, learner should have completed Section 4 (i.e. Section 4 will comprise of SUPWs i.e. Socially Useful and Productive Work in form of Assignments)
    Learner has to complete and upload minimum 2 out of 5 Assignments

Instruction for learners


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