Schemes running in institute
Name of the Scheme Total Capacity Duration Admitted in Current Financial Year (2016-17)
Craftsmen Training Scheme 492 4 SEM AND 2 SEM
Other Schemes 60 4 Month

CRAFTSMEN TRAINING Scheme

The Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) in the Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, Government of India initiated Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) in 1950 by establishing about 50 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) for imparting skills in various vocational trades to meet the skilled manpower requirements for technology and industrial growth of the country.

Objective of scheme

  • To provide semi-skilled/skilled workers to industry by systematic training to school leavers. to reduce unemployment among educated youth by equipping them with suitable skills for industrial employment.
  • To reduce unemployment among educated youth by equipping them with suitable skills for industrial employment.

Salient Features of the Scheme

  • Training is impartedin 7 engineering and 2 non-engineering trades.
  • ITIs are functioning under the administrative control of the respective State Govts./UTs / Private Organisations.
  • The period of training for various trades varies from six months to two years and the entry qualification varies from 8th to12th class pass, depending on the requirements of training in different trades.
  • 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 National 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 at nominal fee is charged. They are also provided with library, sports and medical facilities etc.
  • Seats are reserved for SC/ST , OBCs , Differently abled and women candidates as per norms
  • There is a provision of re-affiliation for existing affiliated ITIs for more than 5 years old to ensure standards/norms prescribed by N.C.V.T.