Upgradation of  ITIs into Centre of Excellence (CoE)


Vision : To inculcate technological skills amongst youth to empower them for gainful employment through technical & vocational education; and to enhance productivity of formal & non-formal sector of economy by having close interaction with industry.




brief Description of the scheme

  • Union Finance Minister, in the budget speech of 2004-05 had stressed that skills imparted by ITIs must keep pace with the technological demands of the Industry to produce World class workforce and also exhorted Industry Associations / Industry to join hands with the Govt. and create a Public Private Partnership model (PPP) for designing and implementing the scheme.  
  •  Subsequently for upgradation of 500 ITIs in the country, DGE&T, Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment initiated for upgradation of 100 ITIs from domestic resources and 400 ITIs through World Bank Assistance. During the financial year 2005-06, 100 ITIs were upgraded into Centre of Excellence with central assistance financed in the ratio of 75:25 by Govt. of India and the State Govt.
  • The highlights of the Centres of Excellence Schemes:

      Introduction of  multiskilling courses (BBBT- Broad Based Basic Training ) of one year duration for acquisition of generic skills applicable to number of occupations within a given field;

      Followed by Advanced/specialized modular courses  for specialized training for initial employment including self employment by adopting industry wise cluster approach,  multi entry and multi exit provisions;

      and Public-Private-Partnership in the form of Institue Managament Committees (IMCs)  to ensure greater & active involvement of industry in all aspects of training. Trainees of 2nd year would have option to select any employable advanced modules of their choice.

  • What way joint venture will or is expected to be result oriented:

      Experience world wide has shown that Institution based training administered by Govt. have not been very effective in meeting the Labour Market requirements. The costs are very high and external efficiency is rather low. So greater role of users i.e. Industry is being encouraged and therefore Industry has been involved in Centres of Excellence scheme through IMCs (Public Private Partnership model). Provisions have been made to make the Institution based training accountable to users. Further, it is sought to be implemented with on-job-training in the Industry.

      In India, where dominance of the Govt. in the planning and implementation of Vocational Training Programs is overwhelming, a shift of responsibility in terms of financing and management of Vocational Training from Govt. to employers has been envisaged. So far inputs from Industry into ITIs were merely of advisory nature, which were not very effective. Advisory inputs need to be replaced with managerial inputs.  The autonomy of training authority, decentralization and accountability to users (i.e. Industry) is essential. To have effective decentralization, autonomy and to make training accountable to users, IMCs and Societies have been constituted.

       Roles & Responsibilities of IMCs

                  The IMC will have the following roles and responsibilities:

(a)   Generation of revenue through various means such as projects and financial contribution from industry including donation of equipment and using of such funds/ equipment as decided by them;

(b)   Forecasting of new emerging training areas;

(c)   Development of curriculum;

(d)   Selection of trainees;

(e)   Training of faculty;

(f)     Appointment of Contract faculty/Guest faculty;

(g)   Facilitating on the job training to the trainees;

(h)   Testing and certification; and,

 (i)  Facilitating placement of passing out trainees