The full form of ITI is referred to as Industrial Training Institute. It facilitates vocational training and industry-specific skills for students. It is constituted under the Directorate General of Employment of Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment Union Government of India. The training standards and curriculum are prescribed by the national council of vocational training (NVCT). Some of the trades are – Electrician, fitter, diesel mechanic, information technology, refrigeration and air condition, baker and confectioner, dairying, digital photographer, catering and hospitality assistant, agro-processing, etc.
ITI Full-Form | Industrial Training Institute
The trades in ITI are classified into various training schemes such as Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and the Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS), Skill development initiatives to provide pre-employment training. CTS provides long-term institutional training whereas includes both institutional and on-the-job training that provides skilled manpower to the industry.
The objective of establishing ITI’s was to provide skilled manpower to the rapidly growing industrial sector. Skill India initiative by the government highlights the significance of possessing marketable skills that will help people get employment and become self-employed.
After completing the course, the students are required to undergo mandatory practical training in his or her trade in an industry for one or two years.
Eligibility Criteria to get Admission in ITI
- The Candidate should have passed Class VIII to Class XII from a recognized board depending upon the eligibility norms of the course they choose
- The candidate should have secured at least 35% aggregate.
- The candidate’s age must be between 14 to 40 years at the time of admission.
ITI Admission Process
Reputed government and private institutes (both Government and private) rely on the merit-based admission process by conducting a written test to select deserving students. Some private institutes are accepted direct admission.
ITI Course Duration
Duration of ITI courses could vary anywhere between 6 months to 2 years, depending upon the type and nature of the course.
On successful completion of training under CTS and ATS, the candidates must qualify for the All India Trade Test (AITT) conducted by NCVT (National Council for Vocational training. Successful candidates passing out AITT are conferred with the National Trade Certificate (NTC) and National Apprenticeship Certificates (NAC) by NCVT. NTC and NAC have recognized qualifications for recruitment to relevant posts and services in Central/ State Government establishments and private and corporate sectors and industries.
Training provided by Industrial Training Institute (full form of ITI) in both engineering and non-engineering technical trades usually helps candidates land technical and non-technical jobs in the desired sector or industry. Job prospects and type of job depend upon the trade or course that one chooses. One may also choose the option to set up a workstation related to the acquired skills.
Some of the popular ITI Colleges-
- Sarvodaya Industrial Training Institute, Delhi
- Sir C.V. Raman Industrial Training Institute, Delhi
- Industrial Training Institute- Delhi
- Ramakrishna Mission industrial Training Institute, Kolkata
- Advanced Training Institute, Hyderabad
- Bagula Mukhi Collge of technology, Bhopal