ITI stands for Industrial Training Institute. ITIs have been set up with the aim of providing vocational training to Indian students. ITIs are constituted under the DGET (Directorate General of Employment and Training), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Union Government.
There are two main types of ITI courses. They are –
1. Engineering courses/trades
2. Non-engineering courses/trades
ITI courses’ duration could be anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. Course duration depends upon the type and nature of the course.
Eligibility criteria varies from one course to another. Generally, the requirements may range from 10th pass to 12th pass, depending upon the course!
Good institutes (both Government and private) rely on merit based admission process. These institutes conduct a written test to select deserving students. Some private institutes are known to have direct admission process.