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:-
Currently around 14340 ITIs are being Graded in Phase-II exercise. It is mandatory of all the ITIs across the nation. It is based on 27 parameters divided into 5 categories which have designed based on learnings from Phase-I exercise and after incorporating inputs from various stakeholders like ITIs, RDSDEs, State Directorates, Industry partners and members of Core Grading Committee. It is made more outcome focused. It is free of cost for all the ITIs and entire expenditure is being born by DGT.
Draft grades of first lot of 10765 ITIs have already been published and draft grades of remaining ITIs will be published after due procedure as mentioned in ‘Framework and Methodology’ document. Final grades of ITIs will be published after approval of Appellate Committee.
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.