Higher studies and career options after ITI

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There are many students in our country who turn to ITI course after 10th. If you are also one of them or are planning to do an ITI course then surely a question must be revolving in your mind that after doing ITI what kind of job will we get in the job market? What is the career optionS after ITI? What are the chances of getting a job after doing ITI? Or what are the best courses for further studies after ITI?

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Overview of ITI Diploma

ITI means – Industrial Training Institutes like ITI Polytechnic is an institute where you can get diploma related to any subject but there is a lot of difference between ITI and Polytechnic. All the diplomats of polytechnics are completed in about 3 years, while the ITI has diplomas ranging from 6 months to 2 years. So if you want to get diploma related to any subject then you can do diploma from IIT but for this, your educational qualification should be at least till tenth standard.

The ITI course is one of the most popular among students from a mostly rural environment. The main reason for the popularity of this course is to pay special attention to the syllabus and courses related to the skill development designed by it in engineering or non-engineering trades, because after doing ITI you can easily find government and private jobs. But if you want to study further after doing ITI, then you can do polytechnic after ITI and after polytechnic you can study for graduate degree.

How to take admission in ITI

To get admission in ITI courses, a candidate needs to be eligible for the course first, only then they will be able to apply for it. Eligibility criteria vary from one course to another as the qualifications can range from 8th pass to 12th pass.

  • The entry process in ITI for each trade starts in the month of August every year. The Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) [Craftsperson Training Scheme (CTS)] starts from 1 August every year.
  • Admissions under the National Council on Vocational Training (NCVT) are done on the basis of merit list and written examination marks, while admission to private [private] ITI is given directly without any examination.
  • Students of any board like CBSE, ICSE or other state boards of education can apply for ITI courses.

ITI Stream

There are many streams inside this course which are given below. You can select any stream as per your interest.

  • Architectural Assistant
  • Basic Cosmetology
  • Commercial art
  • Computer Hardware & Networking Maintenance
  • Computer Operator And Programming Assistant
  • Desktop publishing operator
  • Digital photographer
  • Dress making
  • Electrician
  • Interior Design & Decoration
  • Mechanist
  • Mechanic auto body painting
  • Mechanic auto body repair
  • Mechanic Auto Electrical & Electronic
  • Mechanic diesel
  • Mechanic motorcycle
  • Electronic mechanic
  • Fashion Design & Technology
  • Fitter
  • Food and Waverage Service Assistant
  • Food production
  • General carpenter
  • Health Sanitary Inspector
  • Information and Communication Technology System Maintenance
  • Instrument mechanic
  • Plumber
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Sewing technology
  • Stenographer and Secretarial Assistant
  • Textile designing
  • Tool and die maker
  • Welder etc.

Types of ITI courses

Generally, ITI provides training in two broad categories of its trades. These trades are classified as:

  1. Engineering Trades / Courses
  2. Non-Engineering Trade / Courses

1. Engineering Trade / Courses: – Engineering courses / trade are technical courses related to the field of engineering studies. These trades mainly focus on the concepts of engineering, mathematics, science and technical terms. ITI’s engineering curriculum is a better focus option for students who want to pursue technical education.

2. Non-engineering trades / courses: – Non-engineering courses / trades as the name itself suggests – are non-technical in nature. These trades are mostly related to computer, language and soft skills and specialized knowledge. ITI’s engineering courses are generally of longer duration than ITI non-engineering courses.

Career options after ITI

After doing ITI diploma, the biggest question is what should we do after ITI? Or what is a better career option after doing ITI? If the ITI diploma holders can make a better career by doing higher studies after doing ITI, then they can also get jobs in government and private sector. If you have recently done ITI diploma and want to get a job, then you will get a job in private company from 8000 to ₹ 10000. And you can get good salary in government job even if you have recently done ITI diploma. It depends on which department and in which position you will get the job.

study after ITI diploma

Students in specified trades of ITI courses can go for several engineering diploma courses, short-term specified courses that help students advance their skills, which are specific to job profiles or industry requirements. ITI students can also take the All India Trade Test (AITT) conducted by NCVT.

Diploma course

Diploma courses There are several engineering diploma courses available for students who have undergone ITI training in technical business or engineering domain. In contrast to the ITI courses, in the diploma engineering curriculum domain, emphasis is given on the description of both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.

All india trade test

AITT or All India Trade Test is a better test exam for ITI students after completion of ITI syllabus which is conducted by All India Trade Test NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training). This exam is virtually a skill test that certifies ITI students. After passing the AITT, students are awarded the National Trade Certificate (NTC) by NCVT in the related trade and its certificate is equivalent to the NTC diploma, degree in a lot of engineering trades.

Apprenticeship after ITI

Apprenticeship is a dual training system in which the trainee acquires both on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom related instruction under industry supervision. Through this, the trainees learn the practical and theoretical aspects of skilled business. Apprenticeship is a skill or qualification training of 1 or 1.5 years, in which the trainee is also given a few rupees. Also, you can get a permanent job in the same organization. Therefore, after doing ITI course from any trade, you should first do apprenticeship related to your trade, which you can do in both government and private sector. After apprentice, you get job opportunities in both government and private sectors.

Specialized Short Term Courses

For some specialized trades or private ITI students, Advanced Training Institute (ATI) offers specialized short-term courses. These courses help the students to enhance their skills further, it can be easily fulfilled in the respective domain to meet their job profile or industry requirements and then get the job.

Avenues of employment- Job opportunities 

There are various job opportunities for ITI students like other vocational and vocational courses. Various government organizations, private companies and even foreign companies on ITI campus also recruit students for jobs through placement selection.

Job in Public Sectors

ITI provides a golden career opportunity for students in public sector or government agency. Students who have undergone ITI training can seek employment in various public sector units like Railways, Telecom / BSNL, IOCL, ONCG, State-wise PWD, whereas in Government sector they can find employment in Indian Armed Forces i.e. Indian Army like Indian Navy, One can search for jobs in Air Force, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and other paramilitary forces etc.

Job in Private Sectors

The private sector employs ITI students who have skilled knowledge about manufacturing and mechanics for business specific jobs. The main sectors under the private sector where ITI students are highly employed include construction, agriculture, textiles, energy and some specified job profiles such as electronics, welding refrigeration and air-conditioner mechanic.


Self-employment is probably the best and most beneficial option for ITI students, as practical training in ITI also trains students to start their own business or have the qualities of self-employment. Self-employment is a state of working for our own self rather than working for other employers. ITI is a great opportunity for students to start their own business.

Jobs in foreign countries

Abroad, ITI students offer excellent career opportunities. One can look for a job abroad after completion of his / her specified course. There is a shortage of blue-collar professionals abroad, people who can fix things or provide related services in many developed and developing countries. There are plenty of job opportunities in international oil and gas factories and shipyards etc. for certain trades fritters etc.

Scope of ITI in India

  • For learning any business skills, ITI courses are the best.
  • The 21st century is an era of knowledge, skills and technological development. It is not just about taking a course, it is worth pursuing this course if it gives useful and important skills to the students.
  • If a student is struggling with financial problems then ITI course is the best option after 10th standard. Students can go for diploma in various ITI courses. After doing this course one can also be a technician or mechanic.
  • These courses mainly focus on encouraging students to start their own small-scale businesses and explore job options.

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