Craftsman Training Scheme


The Craftsman Training Scheme was introduced by government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skill workers in different trades for the domestic Industries, to raise quantitative 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 ITI 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 concerned State Government, while retaining the functions of co-ordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of 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, an 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 Skill Development & Entrepreneurship with members representing Central and State Government departments, employer’s and worker’s organization, professional and learned bodies, AICTE, Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribe, All India Women Organization 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 of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

Status Of Craftsman Training Scheme In Maharashtra

In Maharashtra State there are 417 Government & 466 Private Industrial Training Institutes with Intake Capacity 93,481 & 42,705 respectively.

Training in ITIs is given in 79 different trades. Duration & eligibility criteria for these trades are as follows

Eligibility One Year Duration Courses Two Year Duration Courses Total
Engineering Trades Non-Engineering Trades Engineering Trades Non-Engineering Trades
SSC Pass 19 20 29 01 69
SSC Pass/Fail 05 02 02 00 09
HSC Pass 00 01 00 00 01
Total 24 23 31 01 79

The training skills of these courses are given as per the syllabus prescribed by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, New Delhi.

On successful completion of training the National Council of Vocational Training(NCVT) Certificate is issued by the Directorate General of Training, New Delhi. This certificate is internationally recognized.

The training in ITIs is 70 percent Practical & 30 percent Theory oriented. After completing the training, the candidates seeking higher education along with employment & self-employment are given direct admission in the second year diploma course.

In order to provide vocational education to all, the ITIs are categorized as follows

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

Type Of Institute No. of Institutes Available Seats
Government Private Government Private
General 307 427 75751 38658
Tribal 61 0 11980 0
Women 15 4 3739 251
Tribal Ashram ITI 28 0 1331 0
SCP ITI 4 0 293 0
Minority 2 34 387 3787
Defense 0 1 0 209
TOTAL 417 466 93481 42905
883 136386

For maximum utilization of available basic facilities & to increase number of skilled manpower in it is, training is given in 3 shifts in ITIs which are in Corporation area. In 234 & 142 Government ITIs, training is given in 2 shifts & 1 shift respectively.

Government ITI Directory August 2017

S.No Region
1 Amaravati
2 Aurangabad
3 Mumbai
4 Nagpur
5 Nashik
6 Pune

 Private ITI Directory August 2017

S.No Region
1 Amaravati
2 Aurangabad
3 Mumbai
4 Nagpur
5 Nashik
6 Pune

Tradewise List of ITI August 2017

S.No Region
1 Amaravati
2 Aurangabad
3 Mumbai
4 Nagpur
5 Nashik
6 Pune

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/Deposit/Concession

S.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 Deposit 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
8 Library Deposit 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
9 Hostel Deposit 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.

Subsistence Allowance

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


50% of students 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 which, Rs. 20/- per month is contributed by the Social Welfare Department.


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


The Director of Vocational Education and Training conducts the All India Trade Test and awards Provisional certificates to the successful candidates. The Final Certificates are awarded by the Directorate General of 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.


 Raw Materials Required for Practical

S.No Trade
1 Aeronautical Structure and Equipment Fitter
2 Architectural Draughtsman
3 Attendant Operator (Chemical Plant)
4 Basic Cosmetology
5 Carpenter
6 Computer Hardware and Network Maintenance
7 Computer Operator and Programming Assistant
8 Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician
9 Desktop Publishing Operator
10 Draughtsman Civil
11 Draughtsman Mechanical
12 Dress Making
13 Electrician
14 Electronics Mechanic
15 Electroplater
16 Fashion Design and Technology
17 Fire Technology and Industrial Safety Management
18 Fitter
19 Food and Beverages Services Assistant
20 Food Production (General)
21 Foundryman
22 Front Office Assistant
23 Fruit and Vegetable Processing
24 Health Sanitary Inspector
25 Hospital Housekeeping
26 Housekeeper
27 Information and Communication Technology System Maintenance
28 Instrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
29 Instrument Mechanic
30 Interior Design and Decoration
31 Laboratory Assistant (Chemical Plant)
32 Machinist Grinder
33 Machinist
34 Maintenance Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
35 Mason (Building Constructor)
36 Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics
37 Mechanic Diesel
38 Mechanic Machine Tools Maintenance
39 Mechanic Motor Vehicle
40 Mechanic Tractor
41 Operator Advance Machine Tool
42 Painter (General)
43 Physiotherapy Technician
44 Plastic Processing Operator
45 Plumber
46 Pump Operator cum Mechanic
47 Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Technician
48 Rubber Technician
49 Secretarial Practice (English)
50 Sewing Technology
51 Sheet Metal Worker
52 Stenographer Secretarial Assistant (English)
53 Surface Ornamentation Techniques (Embroidery)
54 Surveyor
55 Tool and Die Maker (Dies and Moulds)
56 Tool and Die Maker (Press Tools, Jigs and Fixtures)
57 Turner
58 Welder
59 Wireman