ITI admissions likely to begin on June 1
Last year, the admission process began on June 14, after the SSC results were declared.mumbai Updated: May 24, 2018 00:39 IST
The admissions for vocational courses at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Maharashtra are likely begin on June 1, two weeks ahead of last year’s schedule, and before the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination results will be out.
Last year, the admission process began on June 14, after the SSC results were declared.
According to a tentative timetable prepared by the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), the students will be able to apply online on the admission portal, www.admission.dvet.gov.in, from June 1 onwards.
They can confirm their application at one of the admission reporting centres (ARCs) and then mark their preferences online for institutes and vocational trades.
A DVET official said that they decided to start the centralised admission process (CAP) before SSC results to allow the aspirants more time to comply with the formalities of the admission process.
“As many as 75% aspirants for ITIs pass their Class 10 exams much earlier and seek admission to vocational courses after exhausting other options. Others can enter their Class 10 scores after receiving the results. Meanwhile, can finish other admission formalities,” he said.
The official said that preponing the admission schedule will also reduce burden on the admission portal, as the online traffic will be diffused.
This year, there were no new ITIs set up in the state due to National Council for Vocational Training’s (NCVT’s) freeze on affiliation.
There are 1,33,084 seats across 79 trades up for grabs this year at 417 government and 454 private ITIs in the state.
The enrolments for vocational courses offered at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state saw a little over 7% rise last year. Around 1.17 lakh students were admitted to the ITIs, up from 1.08 lakh students in 2015-16 and 1.06 lakh in 2014-15.