15,044 ITIs in India
There are 15044 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) functioning in the country, affiliated with National Council of Vocational Training, according to a recent report by the Government of India. The government is planning to up-grade 1396 Government ITIs through PPP, besides upgrading the existing Government ITIs into Model ITIs. Plans are also in the offing to obtain ISO 29990 Certification for ITIs to raise the overall quality and standards.
The Directorate General of Training under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been making continuous efforts to improve the quality of training being offered by these ITIs functioning in the country.
Vocational Training is a concurrent subject under the Constitution wherein the Central Government is entrusted with the responsibility of formulation of policy, laying down training standards, norms. New ITIs (Govt/Pvt.) are setup under administrative control of concerned State Directorate/Union Territory. DGT has been taking prompt action on receipt of proposal from the State/ UT for opening of new ITIs.