Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has accepted skill development ministry’s proposal of setting up a separate education board for the ITI pass-outs to offer them class X and XII certificates, the parliament was informed on Thursday.
The academic certificates issued to the ITI pass-outs would be acknowledged by all the UGC, AICTE, CBSE, NCERT, AIU and state education boards, and former would get admissions in their institutions.
With this, a matriculate ITI pass student having spent two years on a course, would not have to pursue 10+2 and will be able to get admission in the college in the first year of graduate programme.
Likewise, an 8th pass ITI student can get admission in 10th class in any of the recognized schools, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the skill development and entrepreneurship minister said.
National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) that has been authorized to conduct academic examinations for ITI pass-outs.
The decision is likely to benefit about 2.3 million students graduating from over 13,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) every year.
Rudy told HT on Wednesday that the proposal includes adding subjects like English, Hindi, Mathematics into the new ITI curriculum and students would have to clear those subjects as well.
Rudy said that the name of the proposed was yet to be finalized.
A high-level meeting of senior officials of various departments on February 16, it was decided that once the proposal is formalised, the National Council for Vocational Training will be authorised to conduct academic examination and certification for class X and XII for the ITI students.
Consequently, the UGC, CBSE, AICTE, NCERT, AIU (Association of Indian Universities) and state education Boards will be informed that the NCVT has been authorised to conduct academic examinations for ITI pass outs and award X and XII certificates which should be honoured by all educational institutions to provide further opportunities for higher studies.