The Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) was introduced by the Government of India in year 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the domestic industry, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the industrial production by systematic training, to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable skills, to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of younger generation. The Scheme is the most important in the field of Vocational Training, has been shaping craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need, through the vast network of ITIs spread over various States / Union Territories in the country. The day-to-day administration of ITIs under the Craftsmen Training Scheme was transferred to the State Governments/ Union Territory administrations with effect from the year 1956. From 1st April 1969, the financial control of the Industrial Training Institutes in the States as well as in the Union Territories was transferred to the respective State Governments / Union Territory. The financial assistance was granted to them in the form of bulk grant in consultation with the erstwhile Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance.

Vocational Training is a concurrent subject of both Central and State Governments. The development of training schemes at National level, the evolution of policy, laying of training standard, norms, conducting of examinations, certification, etc. are the responsibilities of the central government, whereas, day to day administration including an admission in ITIs rests with the respective State Governments / UTs.

The following CTS Programmes are being conducted at NSTI(V) currently:

Admission : On merit basis

Reservations of Seats -as per the Government of India Rules

Admissions shall be made on Merit Basis & detailed breakup shall be given in the Merit List(s).

Merit list shall be displayed on the Notice Board of the Institute & DGET website. Further, Wait List shall be displayed on every Friday up to the end of the month of August against availability of seats.

Age limit - Minimum 15 years as on last date of receipt of application & no upper age limit.

D.G.E.& T. reserves the right to discontinue / postpone / or not to start the training programs in any of the trade and increase / decrease the seating capacity, at its discretion, without assigning any reasons.

A Candidate has to secure 60% marks in Theory and practical (in internal examinations) and also an 80 % attendance. On fulfilling these requirements, the candidates will be allowed to appear for final examination conducted by NCVT, New Delhi in Jul every year. On passing the prescribed exam, trainees will be awarded with a Certificate from NCVT.