Craftsman Training Scheme
  • Objectives

    The Craftsman Training Scheme was introduce by government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skill workers in different trades for the domestic Industries, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the Industrial production by systematic training , to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable training , to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of younger generation. The scheme, most important in the field of vocational training , has been shaping Craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need , through the vast network of ITIs' in the state the day-to-day administration of ITIs' under the Craftsman Training Scheme was transferred to State Government with effect from the year 1956.

  • National Council for Vocational Training

    The government of India transferred the administration of ITIs' to the State Government concerned, while retaining the functions of co-ordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of Employment and Training is looking after these functions. This decision has further accentuated the need for central agency for assisting or advising the Central Government in the discharge of responsibilities regarding Craftsman Training.  It has accordingly been decided in consultation with the State Government to set-up a National Council for Vocational Training . Accordingly with a view to ensure and maintain uniformity in the standards of training all over the country, the National Council for Vocational Training, and advisory body, was set-up by the government of India in the year 1956. The council has been entrusted with responsibilities of prescribing the standards and curricula for Craftsman Training, Advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programme , conducting All India Trade Test and awarding National Trade Certificate. The National Council is chaired by Minister of Labour with members representing Central and State Government departments, employers and workers organisation, professional and learned bodies , AICTE , Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribe , All India Women Organisation etc. It is essential for all ITIs/ITCs to get affiliated to NCVT in each trade / unit before admitting the trainees.

  • State Council for Vocational Training

    The State Council for Vocational Training is a counter part of NCVT at State level and it plays the same role, that is played by NCVT at National level. The SCVT is Chaired by the Secretary for Higher and Technical Education.

  • Status Of Craftsman Training Scheme In Maharashtra

    In Maharashtra State there was the steady growth of ITIs' from 1960 to 1990 and till date 882 ITIs are  functioning were 822( Govt. ITI - 417 & Pvt. ITI -465) with intake capacity for training of 203295 ( Govt ITI - 137145 & Pvt. ITI - 66150)

    In 1994 Government of Maharasthra has taken a policy decision to establish one ITI at each Taluka. Accordingly from 1995 to 1998 , 181 new ITIs were introduced, raising the intake capacity of ITIs to 64268. During 1999-2000, 35 more ITIs were established raising the total intake capacity to 65704.

    In Continuation to the decision taken by the Government of Maharashtra in 1994 to start one ITI each Taluka level, Government had taken deciosion to start 32 Government ITIs in newly created 32 Talukas , in  year 2006.

    Present Status of the No. Of Institutes & Available Seats (August 2017)

    Type Of Institute No. of Institutes Avilable Seats
      Government Private Government Private
    General 307 404 72978 37818
    Tribal 61 0 11917 0
    Women 15 3 4025 251
    Tribal Ashram ITI 28 0 1331 0
    SCP ITI 4 0 272 0
    Minority 2 38 387 3787
    Defense 0 1 0 209
    TOTAL 417 446 90910 42065
    863 132975
  • Government ITI Directory August 2017

  • Private ITI Directory August 2017

  • Tradewise List of ITI August 2017

  • Tradewise Eligibility Criterion

  • Priority For Women Education

    To promote women for Vocational Education, 15 ITIs are started for women only.  more over, in the ITIs which have been started w.e.f. 1990 with 6 & 8 trades,  in which 2 trades are reserved for women and ITIs with 4 trades are having 1 trade for women. In addition to this, there are 30% seats are reserved for women in General ITI’s.

  • Addmission To ITI

    Online Admission Process is implemented in Maharashtra from Year 2013.  Please visit for further details.

  • Training Fee/Deposite/Concession

    Sr.No. Details Government ITIs Private ITIs
    General Category Reserved Category IMC Seats OMS NRI MS OMS NRI
    Annual Training Fee
    1 Machine Group - Engineering Trades 1200 - 30000 45000 60000 Pls. visite
    Non Machine Group - Engineering Trades 1000 - 25000 37500 50000
    Non Engineering Trades 800 - 20000 20000 40000
    2 Fees For Identity Card 50 50 50 50 50
    3 Fees For Library 100 100 100 100 100
    4 Fees For Internet Facility 100 100 100 100 100
    5 Fees For Cultural Activities 100 100 100 100 100
    6 Fees For Hostel 1200 1200 1200 6000 12000 To be decided by concerned ITI
    Advanced payment to be done at the time of Admission
    7 Training Deposite 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
    8 Library Deposite 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
    9 Hostel Deposite 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
  • Age Limit

    The Candidates seeking admission to ITI should have completed 14 years of age. There is no maximum age limit for admission.

  • Subsitence Allowance

    Under the Tribal Scheme the trainees residing & not residing in Hostels are given subsistence allowance of Rs.600/- & Rs.500/- respectively.

  • Stipend

    50% of student admitted in ITI are paid stipend @ Rs 40 /- per month.Candidates belonging to reserved category are eligible for stipend @ Rs 60 /- per month. Out of this Rs. 60/-,  Rs 20/- per month is contributed by the social welfare department .

  • Scholarship

    Post Matric Scholarship is applicable to Scheduled Caste & Minority trainees.

  • Examination

    The Director of Vocational Education and Training conducts the All India Trade Test and award provisional certificates to the successful candidates. The final certificates are awarded by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, New Delhi.

  • Opportunities For ITI Pass-Outs

    • During ITI training the trainees acquire practical skills of the trades and they are capable of doing production jobs under the supervision of skilled worker.  At this stage they are categorised as semi-skilled worker.
    • Under Apprentice Act-1961, the ITI pass-outs can be engaged in the relevant designated trade by the industry having adequate training facilities. The candidates so engaged will learn the productive / marketable skills and become suitable for employment.
    • After passing the NCVT examination if the candidate, instead of taking job with industry, he is willing to start small business, he can do so with the assistance of government agencies promoting such activity and providing necessary assistance.