ITI Courses After 10th: Fees, Types, Duration, Streams, Syllabus, List & Admission
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ITI Courses After 10th: Fees, Types, Duration, Streams, Syllabus, List & Admission

17 Dec,2018


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ITI (Industrial Training institutes) are the post-secondary institutes in India that are set up with an aim to inculcate professional skills in the students. These institutes are established under the Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The courses are designed in a way that focuses on providing professional training to the students pursuing this course in order to generate employment for the respective students for both the private and public sectors. 

The students might often get confused about the courses to pursue after their 10th exam. In such cases, going along with the ITI courses can be a good opportunity to give direction to their career. 

  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI ) are post-secondary schools in India constituted under Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Union Government to provide training in various trades.
  • ITIs are basically the government-running training organizations that offer post-school technical training that can land students in vocational training.

The main aim of the ITIs is to provide vocational training and technical training to the Indian students. Such institutions mainly focus on developing a skilled workforce in India. The students can not only seek admission into the ITI courses after 10th, but they can also join the courses after passing class 8th as well as ITI courses after 12th . Here in this article, you will find some information with respect to the ITI courses after the 10th.

Admission Procedure for ITI Courses After 10th Class:-
  • The admission procedure to ITIs in every trade begins in August every year. The sessions under the Craftsperson Training Scheme (CTS) starts from 1st August of every year.
  • The admissions under the National Council on Vocational Training (NCVT) are made on merit-based and written examination whereas the admission to the private ITIs is given directly without any exam.
  • Students from any board like UP, CBSE, ICSE, or other state education boards can apply for the ITI courses.
  • The admission fee for ITI courses is less than the fee of engineering courses in India.

Admission dates for ITI courses after 10th:- 

ITI admission date may begin from April or May every year across the country. Given below are the respective dates for the ITI registration process as per the various states. 

Date (Tentative)

Commencement of online and offline application process for the ITI course

July/August 2021

Deadline to submit  online and offline application for the ITI course

August 2021

Admission process for the ITI course

September 2021

Commencement for the class for ITI course

October 2021

The dates given above are tentative. Therefore, the students are advised to check dates, notification,s and official guidelines in order to stay updated with the vents like submission of ITI application form, admission process, etc. 

Eligibility for ITI Courses After 10th:

There are several points on a student’s eligibility which he/she must keep in the mind before applying for the respective course. Given below are those points on the ITI course eligibility criteria:-

  • The students are required to have passed class 8th, 10th, or 12th from a recognized board or university in order to be eligible for the ITI courses. 
  • The minimum age limit of the students applying for the ITI courses is 14 years and the maximum age limit is 40 years. Therefore, the students who come under this age limit can apply for the respective course. 
  • There is relaxation of the age limit for the age quota. The candidates belonging to the reserved category are advised to check the eligibility criteria of the particular exam they are applying for.  Some of the categories for age relaxation are:- 

(a)- 45 years for servicemen

(b)- 45 years for war widows

(c)- 35 years for separated/ widow women 

(d)- 35 years for physically handicapped

The fee structure for ITI courses after 10th

The ITI fee depends upon the trades or courses chosen by the students. Given below is the fee structure of ITI courses as per the trades chosen.

  • Engineering Trades:- The fee for the students choosing the engineering trades ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 9,000. 
  • Non-engineering Trades:- The fee structure for the non-engineering students ranges from Rs 3,950 to Rs 7,000. 

Various Courses and Course duration for ITI courses after 10th:

  • The course duration for various ITI Courses after 12th, 10th or 8th,  lies in between 6 months to 2 years depending upon the type of courses. 
  • Generally, the ITI courses can be divided into two categories, they are:-
  • Engineering Trades/ Courses:- The engineering courses/trades are technical courses related to the field of engineering studies.  These trades mainly focus on the concepts of engineering, mathematics, science, and technological terms. The engineering courses of  ITI is a better option for those students who want to pursue technical education.
  • Non-Engineering Trades/ Courses:- The Non-engineering courses/trades as the name itself suggests - are non-technical in nature. These trades are mostly related to computers, languages, and soft skills, and specific knowledge.
List of ITI Courses After 10th 
ITI Engineering courses after 10th

Draughtsman (Mechanical) Engineering

2 years

Draughtsman (Civil) Engineering

2 years

Tool & Die Maker Engineering

3 years

Pump Operator

1 year

Diesel Mechanic Engineering

1 year

Fitter Engineering

2 year

Turner Engineering

2 year

Motor Driving-cum-Mechanic Engineering

1 year

Information Technology & E.S.M. Engineering

2 year

Machinist Engineering

1 year

Refrigeration Engineering

2 year

Mech. Instrument Engineering

2 year

Electrician Engineering

2 year

Mechanic Motor Vehicle Engineering

2 year

Mechanic Radio & T.V. Engineering

2 year

Mechanic Electronics Engineering

2 year

Surveyor Engineering

2 year

Foundry Man Engineering

1 year

Sheet Metal Worker Engineering

1 year

ITI Non-Engineering Courses of Streams


Dress Making

1 year

Manufacture Footwear

1 year

Secretarial Practice

1 year

Hair & Skin Care

1 year

Fruit & Vegetable Processing

1 year

Bleaching & Dyeing Calico Print

1 year

LetterPress Machine Minder

1 year

Commercial Art

1 year

Leather Goods Maker

1 year

Hand Compositor

1 year

Career After ITI Courses:

The students pursuing ITI courses after 10th are trained with a  motive to specialize them with field-oriented skills. The syllabus and the courses are designed in a way to equip the students with professional skills and profound knowledge. The primary factor that makes such courses one of the most preferred and viable is its eligibility criteria.

The students can pursue this course even after passing class 8th, 10th, or 12th. Therefore, they induce the chance of building their career significantly from a very young age. Here are some of the factors which implicate the elements consisting of a career after the ITI courses and gives you the respective insight.

  • Further Studies:- Here are some of the points given below for the students to take up with respect to their further studies after the ITI course. 
  • Diploma Courses-> There are various diploma courses that are available for the students after their ITI course. Apart from the technical as well as professional skills already gained by the students, they can pursue diploma courses to enhance their career graph and also adding theoretical profundity to their skillset. 
  • Short Term Courses (Specialized)-> After completing the ITI vocational Course, the students also have a chance of appearing for the All India Trade Test (AITT) conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). 

Job Opportunities:-

The students undergoing the ITI courses induce a considerable chance of having significant career opportunities in both public as well as the private sectors.

  • The public sector or the government agency is the biggest employer for ITI students. The students who have pursued ITI can explore employment in various Public Sector Units such as Railways, Telecom / BSNL, IOCL, ONGC, State-wise PWDs, and others whereas in the government sector they can seek jobs in Indian Armed Forces i.e. Indian Army. Indian Navy, Airforce, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and other paramilitary forces.
  • The Private sector provides jobs to those ITI students who have skilled knowledge about manufacturing and mechanics for trade specific jobs. The main areas under private sectors where ITI students can go for their fruitful career include construction, agriculture, textiles, energy, and some specified job profiles like electronics, welding refrigeration, and air-conditioner mechanic. 
  • Jobs in Foreign Countries provide great career opportunities to ITI students. One can explore foreign countries after the completion of their specified course. There is a shortage of blue-collar professionals, people who can fix things or provide associated services in many developed and developing countries.

Scope of ITI Course After 10th:

  • To learn any vocational skills, ITI courses are best. Not everybody in this world wants to be a doctor or an IIT engineer.
  • The 21st century is the age of knowledge, skill, and technical development. It is not only about doing a course, if it conveys useful and important skills to the students, then it is well worth pursuing this course.
  • If an individual wants to earn early, then ITI courses are the best option after the 10th. The students can go for a diploma in various ITI courses.
  • One can also be a technician or a mechanic after pursuing this course.
  • These courses focus mainly on encouraging students to start-up their own small-scale businesses and explore job options.


Generally, ITIs offers training in two broad categories of its trades. These trades are classified into:

  • Engineering Trades/courses
  • Non-Engineering Trades/courses
  • Engineering Trades/Courses:-  The engineering courses/trades are technical courses related to the field of engineering studies.  These trades mainly focus on the concepts of engineering, mathematics, science and technological terms. The engineering courses of  ITI is a better focus option for those students who want to pursue technical education.
  • Non-Engineering Trades/Courses:- The Non-engineering courses/trades as the name itself suggests - are non-technical in nature. These trades are mostly related to computers, languages and soft skills and specific knowledge.

The engineering courses of  ITI are usually of long-duration than the ITI non-engineering courses.


There are numerous ITI’s all over India which includes both Government and private institutions. These institutions provide vocational training to students as well as aims to develop a skilled workforce in India.

  • The National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) conducts the All India Trade Test (AITT) for the candidates after the completion of their vocational training.
  • After qualifying AITT successfully, candidates are awarded the National Trade Certificate (NTC).
  • Then the National Trade Certificate (NTC) enables the candidates to go for the different courses.

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