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What is ITI?
ITI Full form in English: “Industrial Training Institute”.
ITI Full form in Hindi: औद्योगिक प्रशिक्षण संस्थान
These institutes constituted under the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Union Government to provide training in various trades.
ITI course is designed to provide industrial training to candidates in different trades so that they can help organizations in industrial development growth and deliver through their experience.
The main purpose to establish ITI was to fulfill the needs of trained workers in the fastest-growing Industrial sector by providing skilled labor.
During ITI candidates get training in different trades such as Fitter, Tool and Die-Maker, Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter, Firemen, Data entry operator, etc.
Candidates pursuing this course get industrial training also along with their study.
It means if someone doesn’t want to spend too much time in higher studies and just wants to start his career as soon as possible then ITI is the best option for them. The course duration ranges from 1 year to 3 years and courses include technical and non-technical courses.
ITI Training duration is different for different trades and varies from 6 to 36 months. It was initiated by the Directorate General of Training (DGT) in 1950 with the name “Craftsmen Training Scheme”.
After completing the training candidates have to write the All India Trade Test (AITT). Candidates who successfully cleared the All India Trade Test will get the National Trade Certificate (NTC) by AITT.
After receiving the NTC certificate candidates can start practicing according to their trades.
Admission in ITI is done based on the guidelines released by NCVT. Admission starts every year in April, May, June, July depends on the institute.
Some Institutes take a written test for admission and some institutes take admission on the basis of marks scored in 8th, 10th, or 12th class.
Written exam and merit base are the two preferred methods of ITI Admission. Candidates must contact the Institue they want to apply for all details about the admission process.
The admission process is different for different states.
Also read CCC full form and other details at the linked article
Please find below information about ITI eligibility criteria.
- Eligibility criteria depend on the trades you want to choose.
- Candidates can apply after the 8th, 10th, and 12th classes. Age of an applicant must be 14 years or more.
- For admission in some trades, candidates must have passed class 8th, 10th in the subjects required for that trade
- Candidates must have completed his education from any recognized board/ Institution.
ITI course fee starts from 1000 Rs and goes up to 10000 Rs. The fee is different for different trades.
The course fee is also different for technical and non-technical courses.
Generally, Technical courses are costlier than non-technical courses.
Also if you are pursuing ITI from any private college then you will have to pay some extra money as compared to a Government college.
There are many benefits of ITI courses. Please have a look at some important benefits mentioned below.
- If someone doesn’t have too much interest in the study or if someone wants to support his family as early as possible then he can pursue the ITI course which can be completed in 6 months to 2 years depends on the trades you choose.
- After completion of the course, candidates can apply in different organizations for internship opportunities.
- Some companies like Mahindra, Bajaj, Tata, Aditya Birla, Honda, Essar, L&T, ITC, Wipro, etc offer permanent job opportunities to the candidates completed ITI course.
- After completion of the course candidates can even start their own business as well with the help of the training they get during the ITI course. The Indian government also provides loans without guarantee to ITI trained candidates under the mudra load scheme.
- Candidates can even apply for government jobs that hire trained professionals. There are a lot of government jobs that come every year for ITI especially in Indian Railway, Delhi Metro Central, and state-level public sector units, Indian Navy, Indian Army, Air Force, Vocational Education Department, Technical Education Department, etc.
- If someone wants to apply for the Diploma course then he can get lateral entry in 2nd year directly after the ITI course.
- Another benefit is the ITI course is cheaper than other diploma or degree courses.
As per the recently updated data by the National Council of Vocational Training, Ministry of Skill Development, And Entrepreneurship, There are 138 ITI trades in 15,042 Institutes in India. Candidates can check the availability of different trades in the ITI institutes they want to apply to. The important Trade list is mentioned below.
In the below table candidates can find ITI course after 8th, 10th, and 12th class.
ITI trades (courses) list:
|Architectural Assistant||12th class||1 year|
|Architectural Draughtsmanship||12th class||2 years|
|Commercial Art||10th class||1 year|
|Basic Cosmetology||12th class||1 year|
|Book Binder||8th class||1 year|
|Call Centre Assistant||12th class||1 year|
|Carpenter||8th class||1 year|
|Catering and Hospitality Assistant||12th class||1 year|
|Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (copa)||12th class||2 years|
|Computer Hardware & Networking||12th class||2 years|
|Craftsman Food Production (General)||12th class||2 years|
|Craftsman Food Production (Vegetarian)||12th class||2 years|
|Creche Management||12th class||1 year|
|Cutting and Sewing||8th class||1 year|
|Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician||12th class||2 years|
|Desktop Publishing Operator||12th class||1 year|
|Draughtsman (Civil)||10th class||2 years|
|Draughtsman (Mechanical)||10th class||2 years|
|Dress Making||10th class||1 year|
|Electricians||10th class||2 years|
|Embroidery & Needle Worker||8th class||1 year|
|Firemen||10th class||1 year|
|Fitter||10th class||2 years|
|Footwear Maker||10th class||1 year|
|Foundryman Technician||10th class||1 year|
|GoldSmith||12th class||2 years|
|Health Safety and Environment||12th class||1 year|
|Health Sanitary Inspector||12th class||2 years|
|Human Resource Executive||12th class||1 year|
|Information Technology||10th class||2 years|
|Instrument Mechanic||12th class|
|Instrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant)||10th class||2 years|
|Insurance Agent||12th class||1 year|
|Interior Decoration and Designing||12th class||1 year|
|Leather Goods Maker||10th class||1 year|
|Library & Information Science||12th class||1 year|
|Litho Offset Machine Minder||10th class|
|Marine Fitter||12th class||1 year|
|Marketing Executive||12th class||1 year|
|Mason (Building Constructor)||12th class||1 year|
|Mechanic (Radio & TV)||10th class||2 years|
|Mechanic (Refrigeration and Air-Conditioner)||10th class||2 year|
|Mechanic (Tractor)||8th class||1 year|
|Mechanic Agricultural Machinery||12th class||2 years|
|Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics||10th class||2 years|
|Mechanic Consumer Electronics Appliances||10th class||2 years|
|Mechanic Diesel Engine||10th class||1 year|
|Mechanic Lens or Prism Grinding||12th class||2 years|
|Mechanic Motor Vehicle||10th class||2 years|
|Multimedia Animation and Special Effects||12th class||1 year|
|Old Age Care Assistant||12th class||1 year|
|Physiotherapy Technician||12th class||2 years|
|Plastic Processing Operator||12th class||1 year|
|Plumber||8th class||1 year|
|Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables||10th class|
|Pump Operator-cum-Mechanic||10th class||1 year|
|Radiology Technician||12th class||2 year|
|Secretarial Practice (English)||10th class||1 year|
|Sheet Metal Worker||10th class||1 year|
|Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English)||12th class||1 year|
|Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant (Hindi)||12th class||1 year|
|Surveyor||12th class||2 year|
|Tool & Die Maker (Dies &Moulds)||10th class||3 years|
|Tool & Die Maker (Press Tools, Jigs & Fixtures)||10th class||3 years|
|Travel & Tour Assistant||12th class||1 year|
|Turner||10th class||2 years|
|Weaving Technician||8th class|
|Welder (Gas and Electric)||8th class||1 year|
|Wireman||8th class||2 years|
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Can I do ITI after 12th?
Yes, ITI can be done after the 8th, 10th, and 12th classes. It depends on the trades you choose. Some trades that can be chosen after class 12th are Stenographer, Physiotherapy Technician, Radiology Technician, Architectural Draughtsmanship, Computer Operator % Programming Assistant (COPA), etc. Click here to know more about ITI trades.
Which ITI course is best?
Some popular ITI course is mentioned below which considered the best as most of the candidates choose these trades while taking admission in the course.
i) Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA)
v) Mechanic Motor Vehicle
vi) Electronic Mechanic
vii) Tool & Die Maker (Dies &Moulds)
viii) Tool & Die Maker (Press Tools, Jigs & Fixtures)
ix) Welder (Gas and Electric)
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How many ITI trade courses are available in India?
There are as many as 130 ITI trades available in India. The availability of trades depends on the institutes you want to apply. Out of 130 trades, around 77 are engineering, 48 are nonengineering and 5 are for visually impaired. We have already mentioned some popular trade list in our article.
ITI or polytechnic, Which is the better option?
ITI is a certificate course and can be completed from 6 months to 2 years. Polytechnic is 3 years duration diploma course. You can apply for ITI after the 8th class also but Polytechnic can be done only after the 12th class. Candidates having 3 years diploma always get higher salaries than a certificate holder. So Polytechnic is better than ITI.
Is ITI a good course?
Yes, ITI is a good course to start your career early in your life. It also makes you self dependent and you can start your own business as well. There are a lot of trades available and anyone can choose a trade according to their interest.
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