What is ITI ? Different types of ITI courses !

What is iti course

What is ITI ? Different types of ITI courses !

In this article, you will read about ITI courses which are conducted after 10th or 12th.  This article has been prepared keeping in mind the needs of vocational training aspirants.  Here are listed some of the best ITI job oriented courses.

What Is ITI ?

Do you know what is the full form of ITI well, the full form of ITI is Industrial Training Institute.  ITI has been established with the objective of providing vocational training to Indian students.  ITI has been constituted under DGET (Directorate of Employment and Training), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Central Govt.

As I have mentioned earlier, ITIs provide technical training to the students. They concentrate on vocational education and the development of industry-specific skills. The main objective of such institutes is to develop a skilled work force in India.

Presently, there are many  government and private  ITIs across India, which provide vocational training to the students.  On completion of training, candidates appear for AITT (All India Trade Test). And successful candidates are awarded NTC (National Trade Certificate).


The main objective of ITI is to make its students industry-ready, so that they can get good jobs.  To make this possible, ITIs also organize apprenticeship programs.

Know About ITI Trades (Courses):

ITIs in India offer training programs called 'trades' with each trade focused on a specific industry or skill set.  In this article, we will look at 'trades' simply as 'Course'.

Course Duration:

The duration of an ITI course can be anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  The duration of the course depends on the type and nature of the course.

Types Of Courses:

Basically, there are two main types of ITI courses –

  • Engineering courses/trades
  • Non-engineering courses/trades

Engineering courses consist of technical courses.  Where the subjects are focused on the concepts of engineering, mathematics, science and technology.

Non-engineering courses, as the name suggests, are generally not technical.  They focus on soft skills, language, and other area-specific skills and knowledge.  In this article, you will get to know about both engineering and non-engineering trends.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria is different for different courses.  Generally, depending on the course, the eligibility may range from 8th to 12th pass.

Admission Process:

Good institutes (both government and private) rely on a merit based admission process.  These institutes sometimes also conduct a written ITI exam to select the deserving students.  Direct admission can be taken in some private institutes.

ITI Course Fees:

If your admission is done in a government college, then no fee will have to be paid or very less fee will be charged, but if you want to do an ITI course from a private college, then the fee may have to be paid a little more.

 ITI Trades List

  1. Draughtsman Civil
  2. Draughtsman Mechanical
  3. Electrician
  4. Electronics Mechanic
  5. IT and Electronics System Maintenance
  6. Instrument Mechanic
  7. Machinist Grinder
  8. Mechanic Motor Vehicle
  9. Radio and TV Mechanic
  10. Radiology Technician
  11. Insurance Agent
  12. Mechanic Diesel
  13. Marine Engine Fitter
  14. Mechanic Tractor
  15. Interior Decoration and Designing
  16. Mason
  17. Plastic Processing Operator
  18. Plumber
  19. Scooter and Auto Cycle Mechanic
  20. Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Mechanic
  21. Surveyor
  22. Library and Information Science
  23. Tool and Die Maker
  24. Fitter
  25. Machinist
  26. Painter (Domestic)
  27. Painter (Industrial)
  28. Turner
  29. Weaving Technician
  30. Wire man
  31. Foundry man Technician
  32. Automotive Body Repair
  33. Automotive Paint Repair
  34. Cabin or Room Attendant
  35. Spa Therapy
  36. Para Legal Assistant
  37. Leather Goods Maker
  38. Hospital Waste Management
  39. Dairying
  40. Food and Vegetable Processing
  41. Carpenter
  42. Finance Executive
  43. Computer Hardware and Networking
  44. Catering and Hospitality Assistant
  45. Fire Safety and Industrial Safety Management
  46. Counseling Skills
  47. Gold Smith
  48. Drive Cum Mechanic (Light Motor Vehicle)
  49. Preparatory School Management (Assistant)
  50. Surface Ornamentation Techniques
  51. Institution House Keeping
  52. Dent Beating and Spray Painting
  53. Cane Willow and Bamboo Worker
  54. Sheet Metal Worker
  55. Steel Fabricator
  56. Welder (Gas and Electric)
  57. Baker and Confectionery
  58. Commercial Art
  59. Architectural Draughtsmanship
  60. Computer Operator and Programming Assistant
  61. Craftsman Food Production
  62. Cutting and Sewing
  63. Desktop Publishing Operator
  64. Mechanic Communication Equipment Maintenance
  65. Mechanic Lens or Prism Grinding
  66. Digital Photography
  67. Footwear Maker
  68. Dress Making
  69. Resource Person
  70. Dress Designing
  71. Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician
  72. Embroidery and Needle Work
  73. Floriculture and Landscaping
  74. Fashion Technology
  75. Creche Management
  76. Spinning Technician
  77. Architectural Assistant
  78. Auto Electrician
  79. Vessel Navigator
  80. Firemen
  81. Health and Sanitary Inspector
  82. Stone Mining Machine Operator
  83. Hair and Skin Care
  84. Building Maintenance
  85. Hospital House Keeping
  86. Excavator Operator
  87. Litho Offset Machine Minder
  88. Physiotherapy Technician
  89. Lift and Escalator Mechanic
  90. Health Safety and Environment
  91. Agro Processing
  92. Mechanic Mechatronics
  93. Steno English
  94. IT and Communication System Maintenance
  95. Travel and Tour Assistant
  96. Human Resource Executive
  97. Sanitary Hardware Fitter
  98. Mechanic Mining Machinery
  99. Rubber Technician
  100. Steno Hindi
  101. Weaving (Silk and Woollen Fabric)
  102. Laboratory Assistant
  103. Steward
  104. Call Centre Assistant
  105. Horticulture
  106. Old Age Care Assistant
  107. Multimedia Animation and Special Effects
  108. Corporate House Keeping
  109. Data Entry Operator
  110. Medical Transcription
  111. Domestic House Keeping
  112. Plate Maker Cum Expositor
  113. Front Office Assistan
  114. Event Management Assistant
  115. Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics
  116. Marine Fitter
  117. Electroplater
  118. Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator
  119. Food Beverag
  120. Pump Operator Cum Mechanic
  121. Basic Cosmetology
  122. Business Management
  123. Mechanic Agricultural Machinery
  124. Secretarial Practice
  125. Office Machine Operato
  126. Tourist Guid
  127. Marketing Executive

Career Prospects:

There are different types of trades in ITI as I have shown above. ITI provides vocational training and industry-specific skills to the students.  These skills are generally helpful for technical as well as non-technical jobs in the relevant field or industry.  The trade from which you will do ITI course, you will get the job related to the same trade like – if you have done ITI electrician then you will get the job of electrician.

Whether it is a government job or a private job, you will get the work of your trade only, if you are from fitter trade then you will get the work of fitter only.

You can get information about job vacancies from newspapers, job magazines, online job sites etc.

Now the question comes that on what basis will you get the job?


When a company or institution has job vacancies, there are some rules on the basis of which students can apply.

For example, recruiting students of a particular trade, age limit, caste etc. After this the recruitment is done on the basis of selection test and interview.

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How much salary job will be available after ITI?

After ITI, you will easily get a job ranging from ₹ 7000 to ₹ 10,000 in the beginning.

Some companies and government organizations also give from ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 20,000, but for these the educational qualifications of the student should be high and the student should have better knowledge of the trade.

Students with prior job experience also get a good salary.