Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) – has decided to grade all the ITIs across the nation on the basis of some key parameters. The grading shall provide a “benchmark for comparison” amongst the institutes. The objective of conducting grading exercise for ITIs is identify the good performing institutes and on the basis of their best practices provide an opportunity to the institutes lagging behind in some of the parameters, to improve upon. The scoring shall be done against each of the defined parameters.
Grading shall enable various stakeholders like ITIs, RDSDEs, State Directorates and DGT to find out the key areas where they can improve further for overall strengthening of Vocational Education and Training Ecosystem.
Further, MSDE aims to identify ITIs to become “World Class” training institutes which shall be recognized for their training standards and practices, not just in India but abroad. These ITIs will act as model institutes for others to emulate and will provide strategic direction to industrial training in India.
Grading of ITIs in Phase-II:-
Grading in Phase-II was launched in 2019. It was mandatory for all ungraded ITIs across the nation. Also, the ITIs graded in Phase-I were encouraged to participate. Total 12352 ITIs were graded in Phase-II. 1128 ITIs were satisfied with their Phase-I grades. Combining both Phase-I and Phase-II grades, total 13480 ITIs in country have been graded.
Grading of ITI has been done on the basis of “Framework and Methodology” document of Grading of ITIs in Phase-II. Grading framework defines the categories and parameters of grading as well as the weightage assigned to these parameters. There are 27 parameters classified into 5 categories. Each parameter has a score of 0 to 5 and have relative weights as per their importance within the category. The Five categories each having weightage of 20% are as following:
DGT awarded contract to a third-party agency (M/s ICRA Analytics) to conduct physical verification/ data collection and assign tentative grades to ITIs after due procedure as per “Framework and Methodology” document.
Grading phase-II is an online process with extensive use of technology. The methodology for grading of ITIs includes the following steps:
Final grades of 12352 ITIs graded in Phase-II have been released on DGT website after addressing all the grievances and appeals raised by ITIs on portal as per “Framework and Methodology” document of Grading of ITIs in Phase-II.
Grading of ITIs in Phase-I:-
As this exercise was launched for the first time therefore it was voluntary exercise for ITIs. It started in November 2017. Total 4811 ITIs participated in this exercise. Final grades were published on DGT/NCVT MIS website in June 2018.