Offering industry-focused education and training across a range of Engineering and non-engineering disciplines, Industrial Training Institutes or ITIs afford students a fast track opportunity to enter the job market. With several branches spread in tier-1 to tier-3 cities, students can enrol in ITI courses beginning with 8th standard extending up to 12th standard. Owing to its field-specific nature and structure, ITI courses have not only established themselves as a competent alternative to regular degree programs but also enjoy affiliation with a variety of employers and industries. Through this blog, we will take a look at what the structure of these programs are and types of ITI courses along with other prerequisites.
ITI courses are typically offered as diploma programs. The minimum eligibility criteria for a majority of ITI courses are typically 8th standard, 10th standard or 12th standard depending on the discipline and objective of the course. For instance, an electrician course may ask applicants to have at least attained 10th standard qualification whereas welder courses are offered to those who may only have passed 8th standard qualification. Minimum percentage of marks, age and reservation-related conditions may also apply as per the institute standards.
In particular, ITI courses are offered as both Engineering and non-engineering study programs which may extend from 6 months and one year to two-year duration.
- Engineering & Non-Engineering: The distinction between engineering and non-engineering disciplines is necessary to differentiate between the course requirements of both categories of courses. For instance, in order to apply for ITI courses like a Diploma in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering may require a prior background in Science and Mathematics while a course in Fashion Design and Technology may be offered to individuals hailing from many diverse disciplines.
- 6 month, 1-Year, 2-year & 3-Year Courses: The duration of a wide range of ITI courses vary according to the objectives of the chosen program. A skill development course may be offered as a short-term course and those programs which may require significant training may have a longer completion period of 2 to 3 years.
Types of ITI Courses
Given below are a few of the top ITI courses along with the duration and eligibility conditions that you must consider.[optin-monster-shortcode id=”xf2mlnjiouddzrshykdb”]
|Computer Hardware & Maintenance||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Computer Operator & Programming Assistant||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Draughtsman (Civil)||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Draughtsman (Mechanical)||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Digital Photographer||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Electrician||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Fashion Design & Technology||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Electronic Mechanic||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Interior Design & Decoration||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Fitter||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Mechanic Auto Body Electrical & Electronics||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Mechanic Auto Body Repair||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Mechanic Auto Body Repair Painting||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Mechanic Consumer Electronic Appliances||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Mechanic Motor Vehicle||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Mechanic Motor Cycle||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Sewing Technology||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Welder||1 Year||8th Standard|
|Secretarial Practices (English)||1 Year||10th Standard|
|Tool & Die Maker (Press Tools, Jigs and Fixtures)||2 Years||10th Standard|
|Technician Power Electronic Systems||2 Years||10th Standard|
Note: Students are advised to check specific eligibility conditions and course durations at the official website of their chosen ITI courses.
ITI Courses: Institutes
The branches of leading ITIs are present in leading cities of Delhi, Hyderabad and Kanpur as well as in Bhavnagar, Alwar and Ajmer, amongst others. The following table summarises seven institutes offering ITI courses across India.
|S.No||Name of the Institute Offering ITI Courses||Location|
|1.||Department of Training and Technical Education, Govt of NCT Delhi||Delhi|
|2.||Sir CV Raman Industrial Training Institute, Dheerpur, Delhi||Delhi|
|3.||Industrial Training Institute, Hyderabad||Hyderabad|
|4.||Industrial Training Institute, Cuttack||Cuttack|
|5.||Industrial Training Institute, Jaipur||Jaipur|
|6.||Industrial Training Institute, Allahabad||Allahabad|
|7.||Industrial Training Institute, Kanpur||Kanpur|
Note: This is not an exhaustive list of institutes providing ITI courses.
ITI courses, along with a host of diploma and short-term courses are an effective way to gain a specialised set of skills and acquire an edge over the competition. Needless to say, it is important to realise that choosing a specialization that suits one’s skills and abilities determines, to a large extent, the career graph that one may expect to attain. The AI-based tool at Leverage Edu is a significant step forward helping students to pick a field that matches their interests and aspirations thereby assists them in shortlisting a suitable combination of course and university to advance in their career.