The government may soon rate Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country on the basis of their voluntary self-assessment validated by a third party, a move that is expected to substantially enhance the quality of skills training imparted in these institutions.
Officials said the star ratings will be used to determine government funding to the ITIs and select the top performing ones.
India has more than 13,000 ITIs, of which 85% are run by the private sector and 15% are government-funded. All ITIs put together have 25 lakh seats per annum, just a fourth of the requirement of training one crore youth a year.
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