ITI Grading

  • Overview
  • Grading Methodology
  • Grading Parameters
  • Benefits of Grading
  • Fees
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Why ITI Grading?

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) constituted under Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) play a vital role in the Indian economy in terms of providing skilled manpower. At present, there are a total of around 12,000 ITIs in India, imparting 126 trades (73 Engineering + 48 Non- Engineering + 5 exclusively for visually impaired) under the aegis of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). The number of ITIs has doubled over the last 5 years and is proposed to increase further, which has led the DGE&T to introduce a quality assurance system via grading of these institutions. The DGE&T will endorse and recognize the grading awarded by the Grading Agencies to specific ITIs who undergo the grading process voluntarily

ITIs will be graded at the Trade & Institute level. Also, each NCVT trade within an institute will have a separate grading and the combined grading of all the trades in an institute will be calculated by weighted average method.


Weight of the trade is at 70% and that of an institute is at 30%. These weighted grades will then be converted into a 0 to 10 points scale and the grading will be awarded based on the number of points as below:

Total Points Grading
8-10 points 5 Star
6-less than 8 points 4 Star
5- less than 6 points 3 Star
below 5 points no grading

Institute Evaluation Parameters


  1. Qualification of full-time principal
  2. Overall upkeep & hygiene
  3. Availability of safety equipments & adoption of safety norms
  4. Availability of power
  5. Generator/ power backup
  6. Timely record maintenance
  7. No of total girl/ women candidates


Trade Evaluation Parameters


  1. Availability of Space
  2. Availability & working of Tools & Equipment
  3. Availability & working of Machines
  4. Adequacy of staff (with adherence to DGET Norms & CTI training)
  5. No. of practicals conducted/ verifying job done per trade as per DGET norms
  6. Pass-outs v/s intake of the graduation batch
  1. Benefits to DGE&T:

  2. CARE with its large experience in rating/ grading assignments can help in evaluating the quality of various trades based on the standard parameters and the grading outcome will act as an input tool to compare relative strengths and weaknesses across institutes and the trades offered therein thus aiding DGE&T in identifying specific problem areas and designing appropriate policy interventions

    Grading will promote excellence in vocational training, in turn producing quality labour for employment.

  3. Benefits to ITIs:
  4. The grading will offer a motivation to the institute to get recognized, thereby inducing a differentiating factor for the institutes, leading to increased market competition and thereby quality improvement.

    Institutes will gain insights on specific weak areas and the scope for improvement of the same through the grading. Similarly, grading will help ITIs recognize their strengths so that they can capitalize the same

    The DGE&T will endorse and recognize the grading awarded by the Grading Agencies to specific ITIs who undergo the grading process voluntarily

    In the normative fee structure of ITIs, a 20% extra fee is permitted to be charged by ITIs graded 4 and 5 stars.

  5. Benefits to Students:
  6. The grading will provide a benchmark for comparison amongst various institutes and trades offered therein for the students to aid in the selection of trade and institution during enrolment.

  7. Benefits to Corporates:
  8. Grading will help the employers by serving as a formal recognition from the government about a specified level of quality of training and facilities offered to aid in quality placements of the students. Grading will also induce geographic diversification in placements of the students via the recognition received.

The fees charged will be decided based on the no of trades to be graded in each ITI. The maximum fee will be Rs. 1.6 lakh plus service tax.

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