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We understand that not many students prefer the academic way of life. Theory and memorisation of lengthy notes is not everybody’s strength. That is why we highly recommend the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Courses. 

All these industrial trade courses are a part of the Directorate General of Employment of Training (DGET) in the Ministry of Labour and Employment. While there are some private institutions that are authorised to conduct these courses, it is mostly offered in government-funded academies or government institutions. These courses provide training for technical and non-technical trades. These courses incorporate hands-on training for each trade giving the student an opportunity to learn all practical aspects of the trade. 

It also provides a faster chance to be employed these days. However, students must note that after their chosen course, they write the All India Trade Test, also known as AITT. Only those students who pass that test will be awarded their National Trade Certificate. 

We have curated a list of courses for the interested student. Some of these courses are only three months while some courses are for four years. However, it is solely the responsibility of the student to ensure which course best suits their interest. Students from around India can attend their desired course as there are centres around the country. 

Students must ensure that they have passed their 12th standard to quality for admission into any of these courses.  While there are hundreds we have found 20 popular ITI courses. 

Types of courses, duration and entrance eligibility:

  1. Advanced Welding

A welder will join metals together and is most needed in construction and automobile industries. Welding is a high demand job.

  1. Plumber

A Plumber is one who takes care of all water pipes in a building structure. These jobs are always in high demand. 

  1. Carpenter

A Carpenter works with wood making furniture and other required elements for home or office. This trade is one that is always in need. 

  1. Electrician

An electrician is a valued profession because everyone depends on Electricity for survival. 

  1. Fitter

A fitter is a person who can put together machine or engine parts. Fitting a vocation has proved to be very useful. . 

  1. Painter General

A painter is a one who applies fresh paint on walls and buildings. This course teaches you about the art of applying paint, working with finishing surfaces and all types of materials use.  

  1. Machinist

A machinist works as a tradesperson by using different machines and hand tools to create parts made of metal, wood or plastic. This job is highly required in India. 

  1. Baker and Confectioner

A baker and confectioner is one who makes cakes, cookies, chocolates, bread and other sweet treats. People who study this can be self employed by owning their own businesses. 

  1. Hair and Skin Care

Most popular among women, this course will help you understand how to cut and style hair and how to do beauty facials and skin care. 

  1. Desktop Publishing Operator

This course will teach you how to design various different materials required for marketing and promotions. You will learn how to design posters, invitation cards, pamphlets, brochures and the list is endless. 

  1. Interior Designing and Decoration

A popular job that requires the expert advice of a talented person with an eye for detail, a interior designer is responsible for designing spaces to be more creative and workable. 

  1. Surveyor 

A surveyor works with the local office that conducts surveys of buildings so that they can determine the boundary lines and identify any encroachments that may affect the title of the building. 

  1. Heat Engine Automobile

A heat engine is a type of engine that produces macroscopic motion from heat. This course will teach you how to work with this engine. It is not a popular ITI course but very beneficial. 

  1. Stenography

A stenographer is a person who types from live events such as court hearings. They are taught to type extremely fast using shorthand. Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Conditioner

A Mechanic in Refrigeration and Air Conditioner is one who is trained to repair these mentioned machines should there be a problem. This is also a job that is in great demand. 

  1. Sheet metal worker

A sheet metal worker repairs all types of metal products. This type of job is in high demand in India. Mechanic Computer Hardware

A Computer Hardware and Network Maintenance person is responsible for computer systems, desktops, laptops and other computer components. The tasks may include installing and repairing, maintaining and upgrading hardware and other equipment to ensure optimal use of the system. Secretarial Practice

A secretary or a reception is responsible for the front end of the office. They are often responsible for typing, basic use of the computer and other receptionist duties.

  1. Principles of Teaching

This course is best for those interested in teaching. It equips you with the knowledge of becoming a teacher. 

  1. Cutting and Sewing 

This course is most popular among women. The course teaches you to cut patterns and sew using different types of fabric. 


Eligibility Criteria

 

Course 

Eligibility 

Duration 

Advanced Welding

8th standard

1 and 2 years, depending on the level you study.

Plumber

8th standard 

1 year

Carpenter

8th standard

1  year

Electrician

10th standard

2 years

Fitter

10th standard

2 years

Painter General

8th standard 

2 years

Machinist

10th standard

2 years

Baker and Confectioner

10th  standard

2 years

Hair and Skin Care

10th standard 

1 year

Desktop Publishing Operator

10th standard 

1 year

Interior Designing and Decoration

10th standard 

1 year

Surveyor 

10th standard

1 year

Heat Engine Automobile

10th standard 

1 year

Stenography

10th standard 

1 year

Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Conditioner

8th standard 

1 year

Sheet metal worker

8th standard 

1 year

Mechanic Computer Hardware

12th standard

2 years

Secretarial Practice

12th standard 

1 year

Principles of Teaching

10th standard

1 year

Cutting and Sewing 

8th standard

1 year



Placement And Career

Like all other further education, studying towards an ITI course will improve your chances of being employed because you are professionally trained in that field. Depending on your skill, you can be employed by both private and public sectors. 

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FAQs

ITI courses are technical and vocational courses that help you to gain meaningful employment should you not be academically inclined.

You can pass 8th standard for some courses, 10th standard and 12th standard for other courses.

An ITI is a technical degree that is recognised by industries. It is not a diploma.

No. ITI courses are not gender specific and anyone can apply.

There are many courses available in the ITI course list that can land you a government job. The best option is to choose something that you are passionate about.

The minimum age is 14 years and the maximum age is 40 years. For people with special needs the maximum age is 35 years. For widows and women separated from their husbands is 35 years.

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