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ITI Courses

ITI Courses are the short term industrial training career-oriented courses which are the best choice for the students who wish to start a career early. The course is provided by the institute which is affiliated with Directorate General of Training (DGT).

What are ITI Courses?

ITI is an abbreviation for Industrial Training Institutes which are controlled by Director General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

The training period ranges from 6 months to 2 years depending upon the requirement of skillset in specific ITI courses. During Course, period training regarding industrial skills are provided for enrolled students after completion the candidate should write All India Trade Test (AITI), the successful candidate receives a National Trade Certificate (NTC).

The speciality of ITI courses is that one can go for industrial Apprenticeship where are exposed to the industrial activity which helps them in gaining practical knowledge. Usually, the apprenticeship duration is of one year after the completion of course and candidates are paid stipend during training period ie, paid apprenticeship.

Eligibility for ITI course

A candidate who has completed standard 8th can apply for some courses. Whereas, Some courses have a minimum requirement of 10th standard.

ITI Courses after 8th

  • Book Binder
  • Carpenter
  • Welder
  • Needle and Embroidery 
  • Plumber
  • Sewing and Cutting
  • Wireman
  • Weaving
  • Painter
  • Mason
  • Drawing
  • Housekeeping
These are some of the ITI Courses offered for 8th pass students. These courses are designed in such a way that it is easier for 8th pass candidate to learn. Normally, the duration of these courses is from 6-month to 1-year.

ITI Courses after 10th

  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Mechanic Repair and Maintainance of two wheeler's
  • Mechanic Auto Electric and Electronic
  • Foundry
  • GoldSmith
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanic Repair and Maintainance (Heavy and Light Vehicle)
  • Mechanic Diesel Engine
  • Draughtsman (Civil and Mechanical)
  • Electrician
  • Fitter
  • Tool and Die Making
  • Network Technician
  • Digital Photography
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Food and Vegetable Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Agro-processing
  • Horticulture
  • Fire Technology
  • Fashion Designing
  • Cosmetology
  • Multimedia Animation
  • Finance Executive
  • Stenography
  • Web Designing
  • Computer Operator
  • Spa Therapy

Which ITI Courses are best for Government Jobs?

Yes, there are chances to apply for government jobs after completion of ITI Courses. Many government organization such as Indian Railways, BHEL, SAIL, ONGC, etc recruit ITI candidates for apprenticeship. 

  • Electrician
  • Fitter
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Plumber
  • Draughtsmen
  • Mechanic
  • Stenographer
  • Firemen
  • Wire Man
The above-mentioned fields are among the most recruited fields by the government organizations. Salary offered is equivalent to group-c or group-d workers in the government jobs, which is basically depends upon the type of job a candidate is offered.

Other than government jobs many other private companies recruit ITI courses candidates as they are familiar with the necessary skills required in the industry. One can also start his/her own business with the skillset learnt during the course.

Can I do Degree after ITI courses? 

Normally, students opt job over further education after completing ITI Courses.
Some would like to study further in such cases you can join AICTE approved Polytechnical Institute which offers Engineering Courses of duration 3 years. After the completion of the course, you will be rewarded with Diploma Certification in respective streams.

If you have completed ITI courses of 2 years with National Training Certification then in such case you can join polytechnic through lateral entry directly to the second year.


ITI Courses are one of the Skill oriented short term course available for 10th pass students. Skills and experience are the two primary factors in today's industrial era which is the main objective behind the ITI course. Nowadays industries prefer ITI candidates over graduates because of the skills and practical experience they have. Another major benefit of opting ITI Course is opportunity arrives at the early stages of life and one can take a risk without any financial pressure to build his/her dream career.