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Electrician

General Information

Overview

Safety Measures, Fundamentals of Electricity, Introduction to Conductors, Semi-Conductors & Insulators, Types of Wires & Cables, Electrical Accessories, Chemical Effect of Electric Current, etc are some of the important topics of this particular training course.

Course Details

Course Name: Electrician
Level: Under Graduate
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Full Time
Course Type: ITI

Eligibility

Passed 10th class (SSLC) examination under 10+2 system of education with Science as one of the subject or its equivalent.

Admission Process

Age

The candidates of 14 - 40 years of age as on date of start of admission session are eligible for admission in ITIs.

Age Relaxation

(i) There is no objection to the state government/union territory administration making necessary relaxation of upper age limit up to 45 years in case of ex-servicemen.

(ii) Relaxation of upper age limit up to 45 years permissible in case of war widows.

(iii) Widows/separated women would be allowed to join various training programmers under C.T.S. up to the age of 35 years.

(iv) The upper age limit of physically handicapped candidates has been relaxed by 10 years and kept as 35 years on the date of start of admission session.

Selection

Selection of candidates for admission in Industrial Training Institutes start well in advance of the commencement of each session. Admission should as far as possible be completed by the date of starting of the session. Where it may be necessary to continue admission beyond the date of commencement of the session for filling vacant seats it should not in any case go beyond one month of the date in the case of two-year trades and 15 days in case of one-year trades.

Selection of the Candidate

As per the recommendation of NCVT admission in ITIs are to be made purely on merit based on the marks secured by the candidate in the public examination of the minimum qualification prescribed for the individual trade.

Prospectus / Proforma for Admission

Performa for admission may be obtained from the Principal of the concerned Industrial Training Institute.

Start of Session

Session in ITIs starts from 1st February and 1st August every year.

Job Opportunities After the Course

One can pursue higher studies like diploma in engineering after completing the engineering trading course in ITI. Specialized short-term courses for certain trades are also offered in Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) that hone the candidates’ skill. Many industries/ companies accept ITI graduates as apprentices and they train the candidates for a period of 6 months to 1-2 years. However the period of training the admission of the candidates may vary from one company to the other. These candidates may be considered suitable for employment after the training period.


ITI qualified candidates can apply for jobs in either private or public sector depending on the trades they are equipped with. Some of the trades that are much in demand are electronics welder, refrigeration and air-conditioner mechanic. It is worthwhile to mention that electronics is the basis of almost every field. Therefore it has a very good scope. Electronic mechanic trade graduates can find job opportunities in IT companies and in manufacturing units of electronics equipment.


Both welders and air-conditioner mechanics have good scope both in India and abroad. Job openings of A/C mechanics are available in the different sections of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and in railways where they will be employed as technicians instructors, etc. Job opportunities for fitters are enormous in on shore and off shore companies such as oil and gas factories, shipyards, etc. Candidates with electrician trade can find openings in the electricity board / department for which the recruitment is through PSC (Public service Commission) Exams.


Candidates can also find job opportunities in government organizations like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Air force, Railways Telecom and paramilitary forces like BSF (Border Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), etc. Candidates can also be self-employed by setting up their own winding shops, garage, fabrication shops, etc.