ITI Students to Get Direct Admission in Engg 2nd Year: Maharashtra Gov

New Delhi, 22 June 2022 – As per the Government of Maharashtra, students who have completed two-years of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) courses can now take direct admission into second year of engineering diploma courses in polytechnic colleges of the state. This will be a choice-based lateral entry, which has been announced by the Director of Technical Education (DTE) in Maharashtra after receiving due approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).Β 

However, the change is only to be followed for the next 2 years, i.e, 2022-23 and 2023-24. This is why candidates are requested to get the benefit of this dictum as soon as possible.Β 

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Course Name Industrial Training Institute (ITI)Β 
Course Conducting Body Respective State Boards of Technical Education Approved by AICTE
Application Fee Rs. 250
Mode of Payment Offline and Online
Age Limit Minimum Age 14

No Upper Age Limit
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ITI Students To Get Direct Admission into Engineering 2nd Year – Details

  • The Maharashtra state technical education department has allowed choice-based lateral entry into 2nd year in polytechnic colleges.Β 
  • This is only for students who have completed two-year Industrial Training Institute (ITI) courses.
  • Earlier, second-year polytechnic admissions in engineering diploma were only allowed if a candidate had completed Class 10 (or Class 12) along with two years of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Biotechnology, Agriculture, and other engineering courses.
  • Now, Class 10 (or Class 12) students who have completed 2 years of ITI courses can take admission in second-year diploma courses in polytechnic colleges.Β 
  • These colleges will offer courses on Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Drawing, and other subjects to make up for the lack of knowledge of these students.Β 
  • The relaxation is granted as students pursuing Minimum Competency and Vocational Courses (MCVC) are often unable to pursue engineering courses.Β 
  • The change is only applicable for the next 2 years, i.e., 2022-23 and 2023-24.Β 

What is ITI?

ITI, also called Industrial Training Institute, is one of the most sought after courses in India to gain practical in-hand training in industrial skills. It enables one to assess, analyze, and solve the problems currently plaguing the industry.Β 

ITI focuses on industrial development skills and the students who graduate from ITI are highly skilled in their specific domains. There are several ITI colleges across India offering specialization courses like Machinist, Computer Operator, Date Entry, among many others. Completing these courses makes one directly eligible for employment, as one is already trained in the skills required to work in these specific roles.

ITI courses mostly range from 6 months to 2 years. Several ITIs offer courses to students across India including ITI Goa ,ITI Bangalore, ITI Nashik, ITI Bhopal, ITI Pusa (Delhi), among many others.Β 


Can I take lateral entry admission in the 2nd year of polytechnic?

Yes! Students who have completed 2 years of ITI training can get direct admission in 2nd year of polytechnic courses.

Is the provision for direct admission into 2nd year valid for all ITI graduates?

Only graduates from Maharashtra will get direct admissions, provided they have completed two years of ITI training. Also, the provision is only valid for the year 2022-23 and 2023-24.

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What will my salary be if I complete polytechnic after ITI?

Salary depends on skill level and experience. On average, a graduate from both ITI and polytechnic can expect to earn between INR 3 LPA to INR 6 LPA in the beginning of their careers. Some freshers with higher skill levels earn even more than that.

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