SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SCHEME
- Training is imparted in 49 engineering and 49
- ITIs are functioning under the administrative control of the respective
State Govts./UTs / Private Organisations.
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- The period of training for various trades varies from six months to three years
and the entry qualification varies from 8th to 12th class pass, depending on
the requirements of training in different trades.
- The institutes / trades having necessary infrastructural facilities as per
the norms, are granted affiliation.
- These institutes are required to conduct training courses as per the
curriculum prescribed by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). The
admission to the new courses are made in the month of August every year.
- The trainees after competition of the training period are required to
appear in the All India Trade Test conducted under the aegis of
Council for Vocational Training. The successful trainees are awarded National
Trade Certificate which has been recognized by Govt of India for the purpose
of recruitment to subordinate posts and services under the Central Govt.
- About 70% of the training period is allotted to practical training and the
rest to theoretical training relating to Trade theory, Workshop Calculation
& Science, Engineering Drawing, Social Studies including environmental
science & family welfare.
- Training in Govt. ITIs is provided free of cost or nominal fee is charged.
They are also provided
with library, sports and medical facilities.
- Syllabi of various trades are periodically revised to keep pace with
changing technology in industry.
- Seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates in proportion to their population
in respective State/ UT. Guidelines for reserving 3% seats for physically
handicapped and 25% for women candidates have been issued to State Governments
and these could be filled based on the general reservation policy of each
State/UT and total reservation is limited to 50%. Seats are also reserved for
the wards of defence personnel.
- Broad based modular training is offered in four Central Model Industrial
Training Institutes (MITIs). This pattern of training has the advantage of
re-orienting the training modules as per the changing skill requirements of
the Industry in lesser time.
- There is a procedure for evaluation of affiliated ITI's/ITC's which
envisages deaffiliation of trades/units whose infrastructures are found not
conforming to the standards/norms prescribed by NCVT.
- A new trade titled "Information Technology & Electronics System
Maintenance" (IT&ESM) has been introduced in selected ITIs of various
States. The syllabus of the trade IT&ESM has been designed in consultation
with Department of Electronics.
- Introduction of eco-friendly refrigerants and phasing out of ozone
damaging ones and retro-fitting of equipment needs new inputs in training and
equipment. DGE&T is availing assistance from Swiss Agency for Development
and Co-operation (SDC) and has requested them to provide demonstration kits,
to upgrade machinery and equipment in DGE&T Institutes / ITIs and also
update syllabi for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning courses.