ITI stands for Industrial Training Institute  constituted under Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment in the  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Union Government of India. The objective of ITIs is providing technical manpower to industries. so that ITI courses offer training to the students with industrial knowledge.

ITIs in India offer training programs known as ‘trades’. Each trade focuses on a specific industry or set of skills. In this article, we will refer ‘trades’ simply as ‘courses’.

  • ITIs are skill development centers where students can enrich their skill in one of trades or courses.
  • In ITI, Students are called trainee as well the instructors are called trainers. In ITI trainee do more practical work.
  • ITIs have certificate Courses of short term and Vocational Courses.
  • ITI courses span is ranging from 6 months to maximum 2 years.

Students who want to study a technical course at a low cost should opt for ITI course. After completion of one year of ITI course, they can get admissions in polytechnic diploma courses.