Ministry of Labour and Employment has introduced a scheme for rating of ITIs in order to promote excellence in vocational training.
- Presently there are about 12000 ITIs in the country.
- The numbers of ITIs have doubled over the last about five -six years and many more ITIs are proposed to be opened within the next five years.
- With such a vast rate of growth, it was felt necessary to introduce quality assurance system for these institutions.
About the Rating Scheme:
- The rating scheme can provide a benchmark for comparison amongst various institutes and trades offered therein.
- It is also expected to bring a differentiating factor for institutions leading to increased market competition and thereby quality improvement in laggard institutions so that they would remain competitive.
- The rating will also help students and employers by serving as a formal recognition from the Government about a specified level of quality of training and facilities.
- The rating of institute will be valid for a period of 2 years.
- Fee for the rating process will not be regulated. However, the rating agencies will disclose the fees charged to a specific institute.
- In order to ensure quality of vocational training in ITIs, decision of compulsory re-affiliation of ITIs after five years has also been taken by National Council on Vocational Training (NCVT).
- Rating system will serve as a management tool to identify problem areas and design appropriate policy intervention.