The quality standards of ITIs now to be audited by the IIT and NIT, says Goverment

Since the government is making skill training in India standard and equal and thus have recently taken a decision to conduct quality audits of all industrial training institutes (ITIs) in their respective states by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology – NIT for the quality standards of technical training and other infrastructure.

Based on the audit report given by these institutions the National Council on Vocational Training (NCVT) under the Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship will award recognition to these ITIs.

Before the decision, the recognition was granted on the basis of the report of the quality council of India(QCI). The ministry will have the power to cancel the NCVT recognition for the want of which the ITI might lose its significance in term of employability of its students.


KP Krishnan, secretary, the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship told HT

“The top priority of the ministry is to strengthen the regulatory mechanism in the ITI structure to improve the employability of the trainees. For this, we have decided to change the norms fort the accreditation and recognition of it are,”


What is NCVT ?

The National Council for Vocational Training, an advisory body, was set up by the Government of India in 1956 (the then National Council of Training in Vocational Trades—NCTVT). The Council has been entrusted with the responsibilities of prescribing standards and curricula for craftsmen training, advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programmes, conducting All India Trade Tests and awarding National Trade Certificates.

The Council shall function as a central agency to advise the Government of India in framing the training policy and coordinating vocational training throughout India.


Other Related Facts:

  1. The NCVT had earlier cancelled the license of many under-performing ITIs but they moved courts against it. There are about 700 cases pending in various courts.
  2. In India, there are 11,964 numbers of ITI colleges. Among these, goverment colleges are 2284 in number and total private colleges make up to be 9680.
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