ITI Trade in Electrician is one of the best and most popular courses for students who are in search of career-oriented courses after 10th, especially under ITI (Industrial Training Institute) courses.

In this article we are going to discuss complete course detail, eligibility criteria,  syllabus, subjects, future scope and job opportunity both in government and private sector for ITI Electrician Trade.

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What is ITI Electrician course?

Director-General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship provides a wide range of vocational courses to train candidates with Industrial Skills for building their dream career in the desired Industry.

Electrician trade under Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) is designed to provide all necessary skills in the electrical field. The skill taught under this course range from fitting electrical equipment to designing or planning circuits for electrical projects.


ITI Electrician Course Details

Here we will discuss complete course details for ITI Electrician course such as course eligibility, duration, fee structure, syllabus, subjects.

ITI Electrician Course - Eligibility & Duration

  • Duration of Training - 2 Years.
  • Minimum eligibility criteria for the course in ITI Electrician is minimum age should be 14 years as on the first day of academics. Minimum education qualification of 10th pass with Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

ITI Electrician Course Syllabus

The course curriculum consists of all necessary topics which are much needed for a professional electrician in the Industries. The highlights of all topics under trade-in electrician are:-
  • Profile preparation with accuracy as per the drawing.
  • Electric wiring, soldering, crimping and insulation of underground cables.
  • Characteristic of Electric and Magnetic Circuits.
  • Installing and Maintainance of Batteries and Solar Equipment.
  • Installation and Testing of Wiring System.
  • Planning of Earthing Installation.
  • Testing of Electrical Illumination System.
  • Measuring using Analog and Digital Instruments.
  • Installation and Repairing of Domestic appliances.
  • Testing and Maintainance of Transformer.
  • Evaluating the performance of DC Machines and Motors.
  • Installing and Maintenance of AC Motor.
  • Alternators and MG set Installation and Maintenance.
  • Organising and Performing Winding of Motors.
  • Assembling of Electrical circuits and Testing.
  • Troubleshooting of UPS, Inverters, Stabilizers and Other electronic equipment.
  • Installation of Solar panels.
  • Outlining Domestic and Various Power Plants.
  • Circuit Breaker Repair and Maintainance.

ITI Electrician Course - Subjects

The Syllabus in ITI Electrician Trade is categorized under five primary subjects which are divided into two groups.
Domain Area - Trade Theory & Practical are two subjects which are designed in such a way to provide all necessary professional skills and knowledge related to the electrician trade.
Core Area - Workshop Calculation and Science, Engineering Drawing and Employability Skills these subjects provide necessary core skill, knowledge and life skills for the trainee.

Courses after ITI Electricians

  • Higher Secondary Education certification from appearing 10+2 examination through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and further can opt for a technical course.
  • One can join Diploma in Engineering in the related stream through lateral entry.
  • Director-General of Training (DGT) also provides Advanced Diploma (Vocational) Courses for ITI Electrician.

Work of ITI Electrician  

  1. Studying the diagram and checking all the components required to assemble the machine or equipment using gauge, merger and other equipment.
  2. Installing and Maintaining of machine parts in factories, Industries, warehouses, domestic and commercial buildings.
  3. Repairing or replacing of burnt wirings, components and circuits in electronics instruments or equipment.
  4. Specialization in repairing or installing of particular equipment manufacturing or machinery products.

ITI Electrician - Job Opportunities

  1. Technicians in Industries and further growth with skill & experience to the greater position as Senior Technicians, Supervisor and even up to Manager level.
  2. Apprenticeship in companies under the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC).
  3. Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) in Electrician Trade can become an instructor in ITIs.
  4. Government Jobs:-  Many PSUs and Government organization recruit ITI Electricians as Technicians or Apprentice. DRDO, BHEL, ISRO, INDIAN ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY, INDIAN RAILWAYS, State PWDs, State Electric Boards, etc. Initial salary offered in these organization will be based on the type of work and skills required for the work. Usually, the ITI candidate is offered a Group-C or Group-D level jobs in government organization.
  5. Self Employment:- One can start his own business based on the skills acquired by him during the ITI Electrician course. Self-employment gives greater exposure to skill and temperament. I personally prefer starting a business only after an industrial experience of 2 to 3 years as it will provide confidence to tackle initial problems in the business.
Hope this has helped you in figuring out all your doubt regarding trade in ITI Electrician. For more details, you can read an official document provided by the Director-General of Training (DGT). Course Curriculum for ITI ELECTRICIAN trade by Director General of Training.