Grading of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)

Note:- Grading of ITI is to be Done When ITI Grading Portal is open For All ITI. In present Grading Portal is Not Open But we are accepting Enquiry For Grading

1.1 Skilling has been one of the most focused agenda of Government of India for the last
few years. India is targeting to equip 400 million youth (by 2022)with industry relevant skills
training in multiple trades/sectors through various skill programs/schemes implemented
atskilling institutions such as Skill Development Centers (SDCs), Vocational Training
Providers (VTPs), Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), and Polytechnics/Engineering
Colleges etc. Initiatives like “Make in India”, “Digital India” etc. are creating job opportunities
in key manufacturing and service sectors of the economy thereby, demanding quality skilled

1.2 However, a significant gap exists between the demand for skilled manpower and the
supply of such manpower through skilling institutions such as ITIs. Apart from this, 12
million people enter the workforce every year who not only need to have jobs, but who also
need to have the required skills for different job roles. While this is a large number in itself,
added to this is the complexity that about 93% of workers are in the informal sector which is
transient in nature.

2.1 The Government’s vocational training programs are primarily managed by the ITIs
which cater to about 36% of the 7 million people getting trained in India today. The first ITI
was set up in 1950 and the number today stands at 12,392 (including both government and
private ITIs)1providing vocational training to more than 25 lakhs youth in more than 126
trades. With such a speedy increase in number of ITIs, it is necessary to have a standard
“quality assurance mechanism” in place. To ensure the quality checks of these institutes,
Directorate General of Training (DGT) – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(MSDE)– has decided to grade the ITIs on the basis of some key parameters. The grading
shall provide a “benchmark for comparison” amongst the institutes.

2.2 The National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 also
emphasizes on rating of ITIs. It states that “Performance rating of ITIs will also be promoted
based on outcome linked parameters and trainee/employer feedback”.

2.3 The objective of conducting grading exercise for ITIs is to provide “star rating” to the
performing institutes and give an opportunity to the institutes lagging behind in some of the
parameters, to improve upon. The scoring shall be done against each of the defined
parameters. Composite score of the institute shall determine its current performance level
and shall enable them to find out the key areas where they can improve further, so as to get
higher rating during next grading process.

3.1 A comprehensive “framework” has been designed to detail out the key parameters on
which the performance of each of the institutes shall be evaluated and graded accordingly.
The primary purpose of this framework is to galvanize ITIs towards a competitive
environment so as to improve their current operational performance. Clear definition and
identification of key parameters shall help ITIs to work candidly towards maintaining the
highest level of performance standards and further improving their rating. These parameters
are strong pointers of “quality of training” being imparted at ITIs across the country.

The Grading score of ITIs will be used to provide graded autonomy to them. Additionally, top
graded ITIs will also be suitably incentivized. The incentives based on the grading scores will be
decided from time to time.
Following incentives are envisaged for top graded ITIs based on 10th meeting of NCVT Sub Committee held on 28th August 2018:
1. ITIs with grade ≥ 2.5 (both private and Government) will be self-centres for OMR based
theory examination.
2. Only ITIs with grade 2.5 or more (both private and Government) will be allowed to apply
for addition of new trades/units on the affiliation portal.
3. Only Private ITIs with at least 2.5 grade and Government ITIs with at least 2.0 grade will
be eligible to receive financial support under STRIVE (World Bank Project).
4. Principals and Instructors of ITIs (both private and Government) with 2.5 or more grade
will be eligible for training in NSTIs or abroad, wherever possible
5. Principals of top rated ITIs may be honoured at a National event.
6. Grading of respective ITI as allocated to be displayed on NCVT MIS Portal. Additionally,
states to display grades on their admission portals so that ITI applicants make informed
Note: The incentives envisaged for top graded ITIs may be changed or modified in the future as
per policy and/or decision of the Government of India.


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