NCVT To Award Class 10 And 12 Certificates To ITI Students, Says Minister
The central government has proposed to set up a separate board for Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The board will allow them to conduct exams and award certificates at the same level as education boards like CBSE. The proposal was accepted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The move is expected to aide more than 2 million students who graduate from over 13,000 Industrial Training Institutes every year. It will also help students in pursuing regular courses from other schools and colleges.
As per reports in press Trust of India the Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, today informed the Lok Sabha that the proposed ITI Board will be formed on the lines of CBSE and ICSE. He also informed that the certificates awarded by the board will be equivalent to class 10 and class 12 certificates which are issued by regular school education boards in India.
Rudy admitted that recently there has been a decline in the quality of education being provided at various ITIs but he assured that in coming years new ITIs set up in the country will be at par with the quality of central schools such as Kendriya Vidyalayas and other training institutes providing quality education. He said,"23 lakh students used to pass out from ITIs but did not get the equivalent certificate of X or XII standard because no such provision was there earlier".
Senior Officials in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said that once the proposal is fromalised, the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) will have the proper authority to conduct examination and award certificates for class 10 and class 12 enrolled in ITIs.
Following the formalization, UGC, CBSE, AICTE, NCERT, AIU and all State Education Boards will be informed that the class 10 and class 12 certificates awarded by NCVT should be treated as valid by all educational institutes for higher education opportunities.
(With Inputs from Press Trust of India)
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