Industrial Training Institutes operating under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Indian Government offer vocational courses in various engineering and non-engineering trades. Admission to various courses at ITI courses is done on the basis of marks in the qualifying examination or on the basis of written/entrance examination.
As per the recent statistics, there are a total of 12,000 ITIs taken together in all states and Union Territories. 2,400 institutes are under the administration of Central or State government and 9,600 are private. 6 of these institutes offer special training for visually impaired students and 3 institutes train students with special needs. Training is provided for 130 trades – 80 engineering and 50 non-engineering trades.