ITI Courses After 10th & 12th: Trades, Eligibility, Admission & Jobs

In this article, you will be reading about ITI courses after 12th. This article has been crafted keeping the needs of vocational training aspirants in mind. Some of the best job oriented courses have been listed here.

ITI Courses after 12th

What is an ITI (Industrial Training Institute)?

ITI stands for Industrial Training Institute. ITIs have been set up with the aim of providing vocational training to Indian students. ITIs are constituted under the DGET (Directorate General of Employment and Training), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Union Government.


As I mentioned before, ITIs impart technical training to students. They focus on providing vocational training and developing industry-specific skills. The main aim of such institutes is to develop a skilled work force in India.


At present, there are numerous ITIs across India, both Government and private, providing vocational training to students. On completion of the training, the candidates appear for the AITT (All India Trade Test). Successful candidates are given the NTC (National Trade Certificate).


The main aim of an ITI is to make its students industry-ready, to make him/her job-ready. To make this possible, ITIs even conduct apprenticeship programs.


Know more about ITI trades (courses)

ITIs in India offer training programs known as ‘trades’. Each trade focuses on a specific industry or set of skills. In this article, we will refer ‘trades’ simply as ‘courses’.


ITI course duration

ITI courses’ duration could be anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. Course duration depends upon the type and nature of the course.


Types of ITI courses

Broadly speaking, there are two main types of ITI courses. They are –

  1. Engineering courses/trades
  2. Non-engineering courses/trades


Engineering courses are technical in nature. They focus on concepts of engineering, mathematics, science and technology.


Non-engineering courses, as the name suggests, are not usually technical in nature. They focus on soft skills, languages, and other sector-specific skills and knowledge. In this article, you will find both engineering and non-engineering trades.


Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria varies from one course to another. Generally, the requirements may range from 8th pass to 12th pass, depending upon the course!


List of ITI courses after 10th & 12th –

  • Draughtsman Civil
  • Draughtsman Mechanical
  • Electrician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • IT and Electronics System Maintenance
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Machinist Grinder
  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle
  • Radio and TV Mechanic
  • Radiology Technician
  • Insurance Agent
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Mechanic
  • Surveyor
  • Library and Information Science
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Fitter
  • Machinist
  • Painter (Domestic)
  • Painter (Industrial)
  • Turner
  • Weaving Technician
  • Wire man
  • Foundry man Technician
  • Creche Management
  • Spinning Technician
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Auto Electrician
  • Vessel Navigator
  • Firemen
  • Automotive Body Repair
  • Automotive Paint Repair
  • Cabin or Room Attendant
  • Spa Therapy
  • Para Legal Assistant
  • Leather Goods Maker
  • Hospital Waste Management
  • Dairying
  • Food and Vegetable Processing
  • Carpenter
  • Finance Executive
  • Computer Hardware and Networking
  • Catering and Hospitality Assistant
  • Fire Safety and Industrial Safety Management
  • Counseling Skills
  • Gold Smith
  • Drive Cum Mechanic (Light Motor Vehicle)
  • Preparatory School Management (Assistant)
  • Surface Ornamentation Techniques
  • Institution House Keeping
  • Dent Beating and Spray Painting
  • Cane Willow and Bamboo Worker
  • Mechanic Diesel
  • Marine Engine Fitter
  • Mechanic Tractor
  • Interior Decoration and Designing
  • Mason
  • Plastic Processing Operator
  • Plumber
  • Scooter and Auto Cycle Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Steel Fabricator
  • Welder (Gas and Electric)
  • Baker and Confectionery
  • Commercial Art
  • Architectural Draughtsmanship
  • Computer Operator and Programming Assistant
  • Craftsman Food Production
  • Cutting and Sewing
  • Desktop Publishing Operator
  • Mechanic Communication Equipment Maintenance
  • Mechanic Lens or Prism Grinding
  • Digital Photography
  • Footwear Maker
  • Dress Making
  • Resource Person
  • Dress Designing
  • Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician
  • Embroidery and Needle Work
  • Floriculture and Landscaping
  • Fashion Technology
  • Health and Sanitary Inspector
  • Stone Mining Machine Operator
  • Hair and Skin Care
  • Building Maintenance
  • Hospital House Keeping
  • Excavator Operator
  • Litho Offset Machine Minder
  • Physiotherapy Technician
  • Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics
  • Marine Fitter
  • Electroplater
  • Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator
  • Food Beverage
  • Pump Operator Cum Mechanic
  • Basic Cosmetology
  • Business Management
  • Mechanic Agricultural Machinery
  • Secretarial Practice
  • Lift and Escalator Mechanic
  • Health Safety and Environment
  • Agro Processing
  • Mechanic Mechatronics
  • Steno English
  • IT and Communication System Maintenance
  • Travel and Tour Assistant
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Sanitary Hardware Fitter
  • Mechanic Mining Machinery
  • Rubber Technician
  • Steno Hindi
  • Weaving (Silk and Woollen Fabric)
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Steward
  • Call Centre Assistant
  • Horticulture
  • Old Age Care Assistant
  • Multimedia Animation and Special Effects
  • Corporate House Keeping
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Medical Transcription
  • Domestic House Keeping
  • Plate Maker Cum Impositor
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Event Management Assistant
  • Office Machine Operator
  • Tourist Guide
  • Marketing Executive


Admission process

Good institutes (both Government and private) rely on merit based admission process. These institutes conduct a written test to select deserving students. Some private institutes are known to have direct admission process.


Also read:

Courses after 12th Science

Courses after 12th Arts

Courses after 12th Commerce

Diploma courses

Online courses

Government jobs after 12th


Career prospects

An ITI provides vocational training and industry-specific skills to students. These skills usually help candidates land technical as well as non-technical jobs in the relevant sector or industry. Job prospects and type of job depends upon the trade or course that one chooses.

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