Craftsman training at ITIs: Apply online before July 30

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Online applications for admission to the Kerala government-run Industrial Training Institutes could be submitted until 5 pm on 30 July.

The classes will begin on 1 August. Those who successfully complete the training and pass the national-level exam would get E–National Trade Certificate (e–NTC).

A fee of Rs 100 has to be paid at the time of applying. The applicants may refer to the prospectus in the website for details. ( and

The rank list would be published at 3pm on 6 August. 

Craftsman training in various trades are provided by two bodies at the government IITs in Kerala. 

1) The National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), and 

2) The Kerala State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT). 

These bodies provide the trade syllabi. 

NCVT trade courses

Among the 104 government-owned ITIs in the state, 94 institutes give training in trades approved by the NCVT. Only a few trade courses are available in each ITI centre. 

Totally there are 70 trades which are further divided into four sections. 

A) Non–Metric (Engineering): Those who have passed or failed Class 10 can apply. The wireman and painter (general) trade courses are of two years each. Besides, there are one-year courses on eight trades including those of welder and carpenter.

B) Non–Metric (Non-Engineering): Those who have passed or failed Class 10 can apply for this one-year course. Dressmaking is a part of this trade.

C) Metric (Engineering): The applicants should have passed Class 10 with Science and Mathematics as the core subjects. There are two-year trade courses like Instrument Mechanic, Draftsman Civil, Refrigerator and AC Technician and Fitter. Besides, there are one-year courses like Auto–Electric and Electronic Mechanic, Interior Design and Decoration too.

D) Metric (Non–Engineering): This category has 22 one-year trade courses like Tourist Guide, Dairying, Horticulture, Secretarial Practise (English), Multimedia Animation and Special Effects.


The applicants should be over 14 years of age as on 1 August 2022. There is no upper-age limit for application. The selection will be done by converting the marks scored by the candidates in the qualifying exam using unique formula. There is no entrance test. 

Grace marks would be given to those who have additional qualifications. Besides, 10 marks would be given as grace for the students who belong to 24 backward blocks. Moreover, reservation is available as per the government guidelines. A stipend of up to Rs 120 would be granted based on 50% of the income.

SCVT trade courses

The SCVT provides training in 13 trades through 16 ITIs. 

The trade categories and course duration are:

1. Non–Metric (Engineering) of three trades of one-year course duration.

2. Non–Metric (Non–Engineering) of one trade of 6-month course duration.

3. Metric (Engineering) of three trades of one-year course duration.

4. Metric (Engineering) of five trades of two-year course duration.

5. Metric (Non–Engineering) of one trade of one-year course duration.

The working time at the ITIs isn’t like the regular educational or training institutes. There will be classes in two shifts from Monday to Saturday. The first shift begins at 7.50 am and ends at 3 pm, while the second shift is from 10 am to 5.10 pm.

As these training centres are directly run by the  Kerala government, the students would get the State Trade Certificate from the SCVT. Meanwhile, the Public Service Commission accepts the state certificate as equivalent to the National Trade Certificate for appointments to government/quasi-government/public sector enterprises.

The criteria including the last date of application is similar to the NCVT guidelines as given above.

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