Skill development ministry to set up separate education board for Industrial Training Institutes

The decision is likely to benefit about 2.3 million students graduating from over 13,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) every year.

Rudy told, 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 formalized, the National Council for Vocational Training will be authorized 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 authorized to conduct academic examinations for ITI pass outs and award X and XII certificates which should be honored by all educational institutions to provide further opportunities for higher studies.

Source: PTI

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