Skill examination for ITI pass out candidates
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has proposed to Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to authorize National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) to conduct its own examination and award Secondary and Senior Secondary School Certificates to trainees of ITIs. The aim and objective of this initiative is to open pathways for candidates from ITI system who want to attain higher academic qualifications along with vocational qualifications and further vertical mobility.
At present, academic equivalence of 10th and 12th classes are being provided to trainees of ITI through credit transfer model by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) under MHRD. Ministry is also working with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to establish a mechanism to award academic certificates of secondary and senior secondary level to the trainees of ITIs.
Permission is yet to be granted by MHRD to conduct such examination.