UP for employability of youthUP industrial sector

Virendra Singh Rawat

Uttar Pradesh has overhauled the admission process of government and private Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) to enhance the technical qualifications of the state’s youth.ov

The overhaul is expected to facilitate the optimum industrial training of candidates according to their aptitude and preferences, thus ensuring the churning out of employable workforce.

Beginning with the admission for 2024-25 session, the candidates now have the freedom to select their preferences across districts, institutes, and courses within the state.

This amendment by the Yogi Adityanath government allows candidates to prioritize their choices in Group A and B of government and private ITIs voluntarily.

Previously, for government ITIs, the candidates could select options from a maximum of 3 districts, 6 institutes, and 10 trades; while for private ITIs, the limit was up to 25 institutes in 3 districts.

Kapil Dev Agarwal, UP minister of skill development, vocational education, and entrepreneurship, said under the revised admission process, the candidate will have the facility to voluntarily add the option of any district, institute, trade and course.

Similarly, the facility of freeze/float will be available to give the upgraded option of district, institute, trade and course against the vacant seats in the first and second phase in private ITIs.

The process of online seat allocation in all four phases on the basis of merit of educational qualification has also been amended.

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