Are industrial training institutes up to the Job?

Although ITIs are considered ‘legacy vocational training infrastructure’, they were rejuvenated (at least in policy) in the government’s National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 whose core objective was to formulate an overarching framework for all skilling initiatives in the country in order to take on the challenge of skilling at the required scale, pace, sustainability and quality.


Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in India are a major pipeline for skills-based and vocational training. From 59 institutions in 1956, there are now 15,042 ITIs (as of December 2018) with seating capacity of 1,865,620 in 2016 and a further increase of 2,94,196 seats in 2018. This marks a strong conviction among policy makers to continue to advance ITIs for skills training…Read more

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