"Welcome to Distirict Vocational Education Pune District, Maharastra State"
Craftsman Training Scheme


The Craftsman Training Scheme was introduce by government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skill workers in different trades for the domestic Industries, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the Industrial production by systematic training , to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable training , to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of younger generation. The scheme, most important in the field of vocational training , has been shaping Craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need , through the vast network of ITIs' in the state the day-to-day administration of ITIs' under the Craftsman Training Scheme was transferred to State Government with effect from the year 1956.

National Council for Vocational Training

The government of India transferred the administration of ITIs' to the State Government concerned, while retaining the functions of co-ordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of Employment and Training is looking after these functions. This decision has further accentuated the need for central agency for assisting or advising the Central Government in the discharge of responsibilities regarding Craftsman Training. It has accordingly been decided in consultation with the State Government to set-up a National Council for Vocational Training . Accordingly with a view to ensure and maintain uniformity in the standards of training all over the country, the National Council for Vocational Training, and advisory body, was set-up by the government of India in the year 1956. The council has been entrusted with responsibilities of prescribing the standards and curricula for Craftsman Training, Advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programme , conducting All India Trade Test and awarding National Trade Certificate. The National Council is chaired by Minister of Labour with members representing Central and State Government departments, employers and workers organisation, professional and learned bodies , AICTE , Schedule Cast and Schedule Tribe , All India Women Organisation etc. It is essential for all ITIs/ITCs to get affiliated to NCVT in each trade / unit before admitting the trainees.

State Council for Vocational Training

The State Council for Vocational Training is a counter part of NCVT at State level and it plays the same role, that is played by NCVT at National level. The SCVT is Chaired by the Secretary for Higher and Technical Education.

Status Of Craftsman Training Scheme In Maharashtra

In Maharashtra State there was the steady growth of ITIs' from 1960 to 1990 and till the the total No. of ITIs' functioning were 131 and the intake capacity for training was 41292

In 1995 Government of Maharasthra has taken a policy decision to establish one ITI at each Taluka. Accordingly from 1995 to 1998 , 181 new ITIs' were introduced, raising the intake capacity of ITIs' to 64268. During 1999-2000 ,35 more ITIs' have comeup raising the total intake capacity to 65704

In Continuation to the decision taken by the Government in 1995 to start one ITI each Taluka Government have taken deciosion to start 32 Government ITIs in newly created 32 Talukas , in 2006.

Accordingly the present Status of the intake in all ITIs as follows : Proposed ITI in 2009- 10
  • ITI Devala Dist Nasik
  • ITI, Yerawada , Dist Pune
  • ITI, Mumbai 1( ETHS, Mumbai )
  • ITI, Mumbai 28 ( ETHS, Dadar )
S.N. Institutes No. of Instt. Intake Capacity
1 General  ITIs 304 62012
2 Tribal ITIs 60 10688
3 Govt. Ashram  ITIs 28 1824
4 Ladies ITIs 15 2792
A Total Govt. ITIs 407 77316

There are all together 89 trades in which training is imparted in the Govt. ITIs.

Engineering Trade T
Non-Engineering Trade T
Total Trade
6 Month 1 Year 2 Year 3  Year 6 Month 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
4 16 32 3 55 9 23 2 0 34 89

List Of Engg. And Non-Engg. Courses With Entry Qualification

Trades avaliable in  Craftsman Training Scheme( ITI ) with  entry qualification & Intake Capacity - 89 trades
( Under  National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T.) , New Delhi - 81 Trades & Under  State Council for Vocational Training ( S.C.V.T ) , Mumbai - 8 Trades )
Sr.No Name of Trade Entry Qualification Intake Capacity
6th Months Duration Courses ( Engg.)
1 Sanitairy hardware Fitter 8th Std. Pass 16
2 Driver Cum Mech.( Light Motor Vehicle ) SSC Pass 16
3 Building Maintenance SSC Pass 16
4 Mechanic Auto Electrical & Electronics SSC Pass( with Science & Math Subject) 16
6th Months Duration Courses ( Non Engg.)
5 Data Entry Operator SSC Pass ( With Typing in Eng. Speed 30wpm) 20
6 Insitutional House Keeping SSC Pass 16
7 Creach Management SSC Pass 16
8 Pre Preparatory School Management Assistante S.S.C. Pass 16
9 Computer Aided Embroidary & Needal Work S.S.C Pass 16
10 Front Office Assistance S.S.C. Pass( Essential Eng. Subject) 16
11 Tourist Guide HSC Pass 16
12 Network Technician HSC Pass 16
13 Medical Transcription HSC Pass ( With Biology/ Phigiology subject & Knowledge Of English) 16
 One Year Duration Courses ( Engg.)
14 Carpenter 8th Std. Pass 16
15 Tractor Mechanic 8th Std. Pass 16
16 Foundryman 8th Std. Pass 16
17 Welder 8th Std. Pass 12
18 Plumber 8th Std. Pass 16
19 Mason(Building Construction ) 8th Std. Pass 16
20 Sheet Metal Work 8th Std. Pass 16
21 Gen. Fitter Cum Mechanic (S.C.V.T.) 8th Std. Pass 16
22 Cabinet Furniture Maker (S.C.V.T.) 8th Std. Pass 16
23 Plastic Processing Operator SSC Pass 16
24 Mechanic Diesel SSC Pass 16
25 Pump Operator Cum Mechanic SSC Pass(With Science Subject) 16
26 Architecture Assistant S.S.C Pass (with  40% marks in Science & Math.subject) 16
27 Interior Decoration & Designing SSC Pass 16
28 Mechanic Reparis & Maint. Of LMV SSC Pass 16
29 Mechanic Repairs & Maint. Of H V SSC Pass 16
One Year Duration Courses ( Non Engg.)
30 Cutting & Sweeing 8th Std. Pass 16
31 Emb. & Needle Work 8th Std. Pass 16
32 Leather Foot Wear 8th Std. Pass 16
33 Craftsmen Cane and Bamboo Work (S.C.V.T.) 8th Std. Pass 16
34 Bakery & Confectionery S.S.C. Pass 16
35 Dress Making SSC Pass 16
36 Steward (SCVT) SSC Pass 16
37 Craftsman Food Production (Gen) SSC Pass 16
38 Craftsman Food Production (Veg) SSC Pass 16
39 Fruits  & Vegtable  Processing S.S.C Pass ( With Science subject ) 16
40 Bleaching and Dyeing & Calico Printing S.S.C Pass ( With Science & Math. subject ) 16
41 Hair & Skin Care SSC Pass 16
42 Photography SSC Pass( With Physics & Chemistry subject ) 16
43 Stenography (English) HSC Pass 16
44 Secretarial Practice HSC Pass 16
45 Fashion Technology HSC Pass 16
46 Desk Top Publishing Operator HSC Pass (English Typing speed 30 wpm) 20
47 Computer Operator & Programming Assistant HSC Pass 20
48 Digital Photographer HSC Pass 16
49 Stenography (Marathi) (S.C.V.T.) HSC Pass (Marathi sub. with min 50% marks) 16
50 Physiotherapy Technician H.S.C Pass  (with Physics, Chemistry& Biology subject) 16
51 Health Sanitary Inspector H.S.C Pass  (with Physics, Chemistry& Biology subject) 16
52 Hospital house Keeping H.S.C Pass 16
Two Year Duration Courses ( Engg.)
53 Wireman 8th Std. Pass 16
54 Mechanic Agriculture Machinary 8th Std. Pass 16
55 Painter ( Genral ) 8th Std. Pass 16
56 D' man Civil SSC Pass 16
57 D' man Mech. SSC Pass 16
58 Surveyor S.S.C Pass (with Science & Math.subject 16
59 Mechanic Referigeration & Air Conditioning SSC Pass 161
60 Electronics ( Mechanic ) SSC Pass 16
61 Mechanic Motor Vechicle SSC Pass 16
62 Electroplater SSC Pass 16
63 Electrician SSC Pass 16
64 Instrument Mech. S.S.C Pass ( With Science subject ) 16
65 Mech. Radio & TV SSC Pass 16
66 Machinist ( Grinder) SSC Pass 12
67 Turner SSC Pass 12
68 Fitter SSC Pass 16
69 Machinist SSC Pass 12
70 Instrument Mechanic (Chemical ) S.S.C Pass (with Physics, Chemistry& Math.subject) 16
71 Attendent Operator (Chemical ) SSC Pass 16
72 Maintanance Mech.(Chemical Plant ) SSC Pass 16
73 Information Technology and Electronic System Maintenance S.S.C Pass(with 60% mark in Science & Math subject ) 16
74 Mechanic Consumer Electronics S.S.C Pass (with Science & Math subject) 16
75 Mech. Medical Electronics S.S.C Pass 16
76 Mechanic Cum Operator Electronics Comunication System S.S.C Pass 16
77 Architectural D'men (S.C.V.T.) S.S.C Pass 16
78 Plastic mould Maker (S.C.V.T.) S.S.C Pass 16
79 Rubber Technology (S.C.V.T.) S.S.C Pass 16
80 Lift Mechanic S.S.C Pass (with Science suject) 16
81 Mechanic Computer Hardware H.S.C Pass (with Physics subject) 20
82 Operator Advance Machine Tool H.S.C Pass (with Physics, Chemistry& Math.subject) 16
83 Mechanic Mechatronics H.S.C Pass (with Physics, Chemistry& Math.subject)  
84 Mech. Industrial Electronics H.S.C Pass (with Physics, Chemistry& Math.subject)  
Two Year Duration Courses ( Non Engg.)
85 Dental Laboratory Technician S.S.C Pass 16
86 Marine Fitter S.S.C Pass (with50% mark in Science & Math.subject ) 16
  hree Year Duration Course (  Engg. )
87 Tool & Die Maker ( Jigs & Fixtures ) SSC Pass 16
88 Tool & Die Maker ( Molud & Dies ) S.S.C Pass (with Science subject) 16
89 Mech. Machine Tool Maintanance S.S.C Pass (with Science& Math.subject) 16
  8th Class NCVT-10, SCVT-3 13
  10th Class NCVT-55, SCVT-4 59
  12th Class NCVT-16, SCVT-1 17
  Total 81 8 89

Priority For Women Education

To promote women for Vocational Education, 15 ITIs are started for women only.  more over, in the ITIs which have been started w.e.f. 1990 with 6 & 8 trades,  in which 2 trades are reserved for women and ITIs with 4 trades are having 1 trade for women. In addition to this, there are 25% seats are reserved for women in General ITI’s.

Addmission To ITI

Admission to ITI is given strictly on merit basis.  Government of Maharashtra has framed the Rules of Admission wide G.R. No. ITI-1002/Pra.kra-51/VE-2 Dated 30th April 2002.  As per rules there is a reservation for candidates belonging to SC/ST/NT/and OBC. There is also reservation for physically handicapped, students passing with SSC technical, children / wards of project affected person and ex/in-service defence personnel.  Admission forms are accepted within period of 10 days in respective ITIs after the declaration of SSC results.

Fee/Term Fee

  • Fee: 15/- Rs Per MonthHostel
  • Fees : 20/- Rs Per MonthHostel
  • Deposit : 25/- Rs Security
  • Deposit : 50/- Rs

Age Limit

The Candidates seeking admission to ITI should have age between 14 to 40 years. The higher age limit for candidates belonging to Reserved Category is 40 years, for ex-servicemen 45 years.


50% of student admitted in ITI are paid stipend @ Rs 40 /- per month.Candidates belonging to reserved category are eligible for stipend @ Rs 60 /- per month. Out of this Rs. 60/-,  Rs 20/- per month is contributed by the social welfare department .


The Director of Vocational Education and Training conducts the All India Trade Test and award provisional certificates to the successful candidates. The final certificates are awarded by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, New Delhi.

Opportunities For ITI Pass-Outs

  • During ITI training the trainees acquire practical skills of the trades and they are capable of doing production jobs under the supervision of skilled worker.  At this stage they are categorised as semi-skilled worker.
  • Under Apprentice Act-1961, the ITI pass-outs can be engaged in the relevant designated trade by the industry having adequate training facilities. The candidates so engaged will learn the productive / marketable skills and become suitable for employment.
  • After passing the NCVT examination if the candidate, instead of taking job with industry, he is willing to start small business, he can do so with the assistance of government agencies promoting such activity and providing necessary assistance.