ITI Admission 2023, Courses, Colleges, Job Prospects, Career Opportunities

ITI Admission 2023, Courses, Colleges, Job Prospects, Career Opportunities

ITI full form is Industrial Training Institute. Industrial Training Institutes are Institutions that teach the theory and practical aspects of various Industrial Trades. ITI Admission for the year 2023 will normally start in the month of May, June after the declaration of SSC Results.

Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS)

The Government of India has introduced the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) in the year 1950.

The aim of CTS is

  1. To ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the domestic industry
  2. To raise quantitatively and qualitatively the industrial production through systematic training
  3. To reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them with employable skills
  4. To cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of the younger generation.

The CTS Scheme is most important in the field of Vocational Training. It has given good results by meeting skilled technical manpower requirements of Indian industries. The aim of setting up the CTS scheme has been achieved with the vast network of ITIs spread throughout India.

ITI Education 

ITI Admission 2023, Courses, Colleges, Job Prospects, Career Opportunities
ITI Admission 2023, Courses, Colleges, Job Prospects, Career Opportunities


ITIs have been established with a view to developing skilled technical manpower, which is an essential requirement for the development of Small, Medium, and Large scale industries in India. The main aim is to train the craftsman, with a view to having good employability for the Indian Youth, and to have a good supply of technician manpower resources for the Indian industries.

ITI Courses/ITI Trades

ITI Admission to various courses will be done through counseling by the respective colleges. ITI Fitter, Electrician, and Welder are the traditional trades which are having high popularity as compared to all other trades, because of their higher job potential and overseas job opportunities. 

The following table gives the various ITI courses, ITI Admission eligibility for various courses and their duration.

Sl.No.Entry QualificationEng/Non EngDurationTrade Name
18th Class PassedEngineering1 YearCarpenter
210th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearComputer Operator and Programming Assistant
310th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsDraughtsman (Civil)
410th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsDraughtsman (Mechanical)
58th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearDress Making
68th Class PassedNon-Engineering6 MonthsDriver Cum Mechanic
710th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsElectrician
810th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsElectronics Mechanic
910th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearFashion Design & Technology
1010th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsFitter
1110th Class PassedEngineering1 YearFoundryman
1210th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearHealth Sanitary Inspector
1310th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsInstrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
1410th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsInstrument Mechanic
1510th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearIoT Technician (Smart Agriculture)
1610th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsLaboratory Assistant-Chemical Plant
1710th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsMachinist (Grinder)
1810th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsMachinist
1910th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsMechanic (Motor Vehicle)
2010th Class PassedEngineering1 YearMechanic Auto Body Painting
2110th Class PassedEngineering1 YearMechanic Auto Body Repair
2210th Class PassedEngineering1 YearMechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics
2310th Class PassedEngineering1 YearMechanic Diesel
2410th Class PassedEngineering1 YearPlastic Processing Operator
258th Class PassedEngineering1 YearPlumber
2610th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsRefrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
278th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearSewing Technology
288th Class PassedEngineering1 YearSheet Metal Worker
2910th Class PassedEngineering1 YearSolar Technician (Electrical)
3010th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearStenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English)
3110th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsTurner
328th Class PassedEngineering1 YearWelder
338th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsWireman
348th Class PassedEngineering1 YearCarpenter
3510th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearComputer Operator and Programming Assistant
3610th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsDraughtsman (Civil)
3710th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsFitter
3810th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsMachinist
3910th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsMechanic (Motor Vehicle)
4010th Class PassedEngineering1 YearMechanic Diesel
418th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearSewing Technology
4210th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsTurner
438th Class PassedEngineering1 YearWelder
4410th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsElectrician
4510th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearStenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English)
4610th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsElectronics Mechanic
4710th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsInstrument Mechanic
488th Class PassedNon-Engineering1 YearDress Making
4910th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsRefrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
508th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsPainter General
5110th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsInstrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
5210th Class PassedEngineering2 YearsLaboratory Assistant-Chemical Plant


The full form of NCV is National Council for Vocational Training. It was established by the Government of India in the year 1956. Initially, it was known as the National Council of Training in Vocational Trades—NCTVT. The NCVT has the responsibility of prescribing standards, and curricula for craftsman training, and advising the Government of India on overall policies and programs. The other main responsibility is conducting All India Trade Tests and awarding National Trade Certificates.

This NCVT portal is a one-stop information source for all Institutes and courses under the purview of the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).


The full form of NSQF is National Skills Qualification Frame Work. This was introduced in the year 2013 by the Government of India.

The Directorate General of Training, Government of India has launched new ITI courses with NSQF compliance in areas where there is technology advancement and huge potential for manpower requirement. NSQF courses include advanced technology in computers, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic technology, drones, augmented reality, etc. Up to 2022, the DGT/DGET has started 153 ITI courses with various NSQF levels. 

ITI Colleges

There are a number of Government ITI colleges that were established by the Central and State Governments. In India, each state is having Government Colleges, that administer various courses.  In addition to the Government ITIs, there are a number of private ITIs that were given accreditation and affiliation to the NCVT. The private ITIs were mainly concentrated in the Southern States of India like Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, and Kerala where the trained candidates are mainly focusing on Gulf opportunities. The ITI Admissions to the government and private colleges will be done through a single notification by respective state government technical boards. 


ITI Admission Growth of ITI Colleges in India

ITI Admissions – Growth of ITI Colleges in India

ITI Admission to Colleges

In the majority parts of India, in most of the states, the ITI Admissions to the various Government and Private Colleges the admission will be conducted in the month of May, and June after the release of the SSC results.  The ITI admission process will normally be through a notification given by the respective state boards.

The intended desirous candidates have to apply online. The ITI admissions will be through online/offline counseling, and based on the counseling, the final list of the selected candidates will be released. The candidates whose admission is finalized, have to pay the fee and have to confirm their seat. 

ITI Apprentice

Apprenticeship Training consists of Basic Training and On-the-Job Training/Practical Training at the workplace in the industry. The objective of the Apprentices Act, of 1961 is to regulate the program of training of apprentices in the industry by utilizing the facilities available therein for imparting on-the-job training. 

Apprenticeship training will enable the use of existing infrastructure for the On-Job Training of the ITI qualified candidates. This will help the candidates to adapt to the industrial environment. Also, this will be useful for the industry to fulfill their qualified candidates’ requirements. 

The employers have to mandatorily induct apprentices for apprenticeship as per the Apprentices Act, of 1961. The Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship monitors the implementation of the scheme of apprenticeship training.

The ITI passed candidate can register themselves with the apprenticeship portal

Benefits of Registering with the Apprenticeship Portal:

  1. Candidate may access the apprenticeship portal and register him/ herself for an apprenticeship program in a sector/trade of his/her choice
  2. Search for potential employers and apprenticeship opportunities posted by them on the apprenticeship portal search bar
  3. Candidates can send applications to potential employers for apprenticeship training
  4. Receive offer letters from establishments online and send his/her acceptance
  5. Sign the contract of apprenticeship with the establishment & commence the apprenticeship program

ITI Jobs

With rapid industrialization, the establishment of new industries, expansion of existing industries, and rapid growth of the MSME industries are on the rise. The State and Central Governments are giving more emphasis on industrial development and Government of India initiatives like Make in India, Start Up India, and Atmanirbhar Bharat have resulted in the boosting of the Indian Economy.

All this has led to the huge requirement of skilled manpower, and technicians for the effective operation of Indian industries. There is a huge requirement for ITI-qualified candidates in both the public and private sectors throughout India.

Many public sector industries like Indian Railways, Defence Establishments, Ship Yards, Power Plants, BHEL, Heavy Engineering Industries, and Automobile Industries have a regular requirement for ITI qualified candidates. 

ITI Career Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for ITI candidates to advance their careers. Candidates who have completed 10+ITI have the privilege of joining the 2nd year of the Polytechnic by lateral entry. This admission will be based on qualifying in the respective state entrance test for polytechnic and interview and satisfying the criteria set by the respective state governments. 

After the completion of the Polytechnic/Diploma, these candidates can go for the Engineering BE/BTech as Diploma Candidate and can pursue higher studies like ME/MTech after the completion of the Engineering Degree.

There are plenty of opportunities for ITI qualified welders overseas. The Gulf countries, Australia, and Canada are some of the locations where the ITI Fitter, Electrician, Welder, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, and Draughtsman qualified candidates have got very good employment opportunities. 


What is ITI?

ITI full form is Industrial Training Institute. The ITIs are providing skilled manpower to the industry by providing training in various trades, thereby helping the growth of India.  

What is ITI course?

The ITI admission will enable the candidate to get theory and practical training in various trades like fitter, electrician, welder, draughtsman, etc. There are courses in the Engineering and Non Engineering Streams. The basic qualification varies from passing 8th grade to 10th class, depending on the course selected. 

The main advantage of ITI courses is, the candidate can get enhanced skills which will fetch him employment. If desired they can rt to go for self employment as well.

ITI Admissions will normally be carried out in the month of  May/June after the declaration of SSC results. Interested candidates have to be in touch with the respective government itis, and respective state boards for ITI Admission Notifications. 

Which ITI course is best for a high salary?

There are a number of courses available in various ITIs. Upon the ITI Admission, as the candidate is well trained in theory and practical and after completing the on job training in apprenticeship in the industry, the employment opportunities are very high. ITI Fitter, Electrician, Welder, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Plumber, and Draughtsman are some of the trades having good demand in the industry.

The candidates have to enhance their skills and update their knowledge and once working for a few years in India, they can try for overseas employment where they can earn comparatively higher salaries. 

What is the future of ITI students?

ITI qualified candidates have bright future as there are plenty of opportunities for employment in the private and public sector undertaking. They can get employment in Indian Railways, BHEL, Defence establishment, heavy engineering industries, and MSME industries. 

After earning good experience in India, ITI candidates can try for overseas employment opportunities. 

After ITI they can join the 2nd year of Polytechnic/Diploma by passing the respective state government eligibility exam for the lateral entry of ITI qualified candidates to the Polytechnic colleges.

Upon completion of a Diploma from a Polytechnic college, they can pursue Engineering Degree and Post Graduate Degree. 

Who is an Apprentice?

A person who has entered into a contract of apprenticeship with the employer for apprenticeship training under the Apprentices Act. 

Who all are eligible to be apprentices under the Act?

  1. Any individual who has completed 14 years of age (18 years in case of Hazardous Industries defined under the Apprenticeship Rules)
  2. The individual has passed as a minimum of 5th class pass (for Optional Trade)
  3. The individual must be physically fit for the course and have minimum educational qualification prescribed for a trade can undergo apprenticeship training.


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