ITI grads to get class X, XII equivalent certificates: Govt
The government proposes to set up a separate board for ITIs which will help them conduct exams and award certificates at par with those given to students clearing class X and XII examinations from Boards like CBSE.
The proposal which has been accepted by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, is likely to benefit the over 2 million students graduating from over 13,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) every year.
The move will also help students undertaking courses in ITIs to pursue regular courses in other schools and colleges.
Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy informed the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that the proposed ITI Board will be on the lines of CBSE and ICSE.
It will give a certificate which will be equivalent to class X and XII certificates issued by regular boards.
Admitting that "there's been a decline in the standards quality of ITIs", Rudy said that in the coming days, the ITIs opening in the country will be at par with the quality of central schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas and other good quality training institutions.
He pointed out that "23 lakh students used to pass out from ITIs but did not get the equivalent certificate of X or XII standard because no such provision was there earlier".
"Now we have decided that on the lines of CBSE and ICSE... there will be a Board for ITIs in the country which will give them a certificate equivalent with X and XII standard. The HRD Ministry has agreed to this," Rudy said.