iti welder course

ITI in Welding

ITI welder is one of the most famous trades among the course provided by ITI ( Industrial Training Institute ) in India under the National Council of Vocational Training ( NCVT ). These vocational courses are provided under the Director-General of Training (DGT) with the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

The course for ITI welder comprises theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the industrial processes such as hacksawing, filling, fitting, Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Brazing, Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, Sheild Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten and Arc Welding and Spot Welding, Plasma Cutting and Arc Gouging. By the end of the course, the candidate is certified with National Trade Certificate (NTC).

ITI Welder Eligibility

The eligibility qualification for a trade-in ITI welder is 10th pass or equivalent. Normally, the minimum qualification for all ITI trade is 10th pass as the course focuses on vocational training regarding the technology used in industrial training.

ITI Welder Course Duration

Course duration for ITI Welding is of one year, where the training is focused on sills related to industrial requirements. 

Course Fees

The fees regarding the course in ITI Welder completely depend on the college selected by the students primarily government ITI colleges fees are comparatively less than private ITI colleges. The fees in a government college are somewhere around 10,000 and whereas in private colleges the fees may range between 15,000 to 30,000 which completely depends upon the popularity of the college.

ITI Welder - Course Syllabus

The course elements or subjects are classified into five major categories
  1. Professional Skills
  2. Professional Knowledge
  3. Workshop Calculation and  Science
  4. Engineering Drawing
  5. Employability Skills
The learning outcome for ITI Welder Course is as follows:-
  • Gas Welding setup and joining of sheets into different positions.
  • Setup of Shield Metal Arc Welding and performing welding on sheet metals for different positions.
  • By using oxy-acetylene cutting performing Straight, Bevel, Circular cutting operations on Sheet Metals.
  • Performing oxy-acetylene gas welding on pipe joints such as Butt, Elbow, T-joint, angle joint, flange joints.
  • Performing different types of pipe joints by setting up a Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
  • Demonstration of arc gouging operation to rectify weld joints.
  • Testing of welded joints usin\g different types of testing methods such as Dye Penetration Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Nick break Test5, Free Band Test, Fillet Fracture test.
  • Performing different types of metal joints by dip mode of metal transfer using Gas Metal Arc Welding.
  • Setting up of  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for performing joints of different pipe joints.
  • Cutting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals using Plasma Arc Cutting Machine.
  • Joining of similar and dissimilar sheets using Brazing operations.
  • Casting and repair of Iron machinery parts using a suitable welding process.
Read More:- Course Curriculum for ITI Welder by Director General of Training ( DGT ).

ITI Welder Apprenticeship

Under the National Apprenticeship program, one can join apprenticeship in one of the leading industries in the respective field which will yield a National Apprenticeship Certificate ( NAC ).
The minimum duration of the apprenticeship is of one year after which depending upon the candidate performance he may be continued or dropped by the industry which completely depends upon the skills of the candidate. But the main advantage is experience certificate of one year which increases the chance of new job opportunities when compared to freshers.

ITI Welder - Job Description

Gas Welder - The normal job of a gas welder is fusing of metal parts together using welder rod and oxy-acetylene flame.
Arc Welder -  The job role of arc welder is to fuse metals using arc welding power sources and electrodes.
Gas Cutting - Welder at the time of gas cutting examines metals, cuts metal to required shape using gas flame either manually or using a machine.
Gas Brazing - The procedure of brazing involves applying flux to the metal pieces which needs to be welded and heating the pieces using a torch to melt the filler rod to make joints.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Examines the metal pieces and using tungsten electrode fit them using gas tungsten arc welding torch.

Career Options - Job opportunities

There are various career opportunities for ITI welder in the automobile and mechanical industries. Starting from the trainee, one can raise to the upper level such as a manager. Few popular options which many ITI students opt are as follows:-
  • As mentioned earlier one can opt for an apprenticeship in many major industries for one year after the completion of the course and further with the skills learnt and with experience can become a permanent employee and further rise to a higher level in the industry.
  • If you wish to build a career in the teaching field then Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) is a perfect option. One can join a crafts instructor training scheme after ITI Welder course by which you can become an instructor at ITI colleges in the respective stream.
  • Government Jobs:- Many government organization recruit ITI candidates as an apprentice and also technicians with group-c and group-d level recruitments. organizations like Indian Railways, Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, SAIL, ONGC, BHEL, DRDO, etc recruit welder technicians.
  • Self Employment - Starting one's own business is also a good option as it will make you an independent and own boss. As welding is the most common work in every field from construction to mechanical industries there is a huge demand for professional welders. One thing that matters in their own business is that one has to have a huge contact or need to do a lot of marketing of their own business. It's better to start a business after gaining proper experience and skillsets, as this will increase the capability to tackle initial hurdles in one's career.


Initial salary offered to a trainee is around 10,000 which may be low in the beginning but as time passes with skills and experience the trainee goes up the hierarchy in the career with increment in the salary. There are people who are earning 40,000 - 50,000 monthly with an experience of 4 to 5 years in the industries.

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